Assistant Director of the Newlin Quaker Center
January 24, 2018
Earlham College seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director of the Newlin Quaker Center. This is a 10-month, administrative faculty position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position has primary responsibility for the Quaker Fellows scholarship program as well as working closely with the Chaplain and Director of Quaker Life to support the programs, events and activities of the Newlin Quaker Center.
The Newlin Quaker Center has a focal role in nourishing and embodying Earlham’s groundedness in Quakerism. Its mission is to provide encounters with Quaker thought and practice for the students, faculty and staff of Earlham College as well as a significant point of engagement between Earlham and the wider Quaker world.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The central responsibility of this position is to provide leadership to the Quaker Fellows scholarship program which includes the following duties: marketing and recruitment, curriculum development, planning and co-facilitation of weekly meetings and retreats, student support, supervision of student interns, and program administration.
Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with the Chaplain and Director of Quaker Life to implement programming for a vital Quaker presence at Earlham. Duties may include updating the Newlin Quaker Center website, serving as adviser to Quaker House and Earlham Young Friends, and assisting with a variety of Quaker-related events on campus.
Experience & Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
The successful candidate should possess the following skills or qualities:
- Deep understanding and appreciation of Quakerism in its various expressions.
- Passion for working with young adult Quakers, especially in regard to matters of faith.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a team.
- Creativity in imagining new initiatives and/or new ways or pursuing existing goals.
- Experience providing successful leadership and pastoral care in group settings.
- Substantial skills in organization and time management.
- Proficiency with computers, technology and social media.
- Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
- A valid driver’s license.
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).