CoLab Project Manager
April 30, 2018
Earlham College seeks applicants for the position of CoLab Project Manager. This is a full-time, 10-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.
The CoLab Project Manager will work closely with the Directors of the three interdisciplinary academic centers housed in the CoLab space — the Center for Global Health, the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Center for Social Justice. These centers are designed to build bridges between the traditional liberal arts classroom, co-curricular activities, and vocational and professional career trajectories.
In the CoLab, students have access to state-of-the-art media and collaboration tools that facilitate learning and help them to bridge from theoretical inquiry to having a real-time impact on the world.
In service of our mission, each Center designs and executes projects and programming throughout the academic year. The Project Manager helps plan, execute and initiate these projects in collaboration with and under the direction of the Center Directors.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide professional and reliable phone and email contact with external constituencies involved with externships, internships, post-graduation and other opportunities.
- Organize the application processes and maintain databases for various programs, including externships, internships, student travel grants, social entrepreneurship and other competitions, off-campus student trips and so on.
- Oversee the tracking of the Integrated Pathways associated with the Centers, in collaboration with faculty.
- Organize outreach events for the campus and community that are directly connected to the work of the Centers and the CoLab.
- Coordinate, advertise and assist with activities offered through the various student groups associated with the Centers.
- Implement and keep up-to-date the webpage, digital and print marketing materials, and social media presence for the Centers and CoLab.
- Coordinate with staff in the Center for Career and Community Engagement to offer preparatory and follow-up workshops for students.
- Provide support and training to students and faculty on relevant software programs, e.g., Handshake, AdviseStream, and additional software programs. Training will be provided.
- Oversee instruction for students and faculty pertaining to best practices for the development of new intellectual property.
- Work with and supervise student workers in collaboration with the CoLab Administrative Assistant and Center.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience & Qualifications
- A bachelor's degree is required.
- Robust affinity with the purposes and value of a liberal arts education.
- Experience managing programs a plus.
- Ability to communicate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further Earlham's Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement.
- Capacity to communicate clearly with the Center Directors, including receiving direction and feedback as well as the ability to take initiative and push projects along.
- Manifest digital literacy skills including familiarity with social media, spreadsheets and word processing programs. Experience tracking data to assess progress toward goals a plus.
- Extraordinary attention to detail and strong listening, verbal, presentation and time-management skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to professionalism in demeanor and work habits.
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 application review begins on May 21, 2018; the search will remain open 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).