Assistant Director of the Centers for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Social Justice
September 30, 2019
Earlham College seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director for the Centers for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and Social Justice (CSJ). These Centers are two of five interdisciplinary centers that serve as the hub of Earlham’s EPIC: the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum. EPIC is an intentional approach to the four-year liberal arts journey that integrates the academic major with transformative learning experiences – including research, off-campus study, internships, and leadership development – to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.
The mission of the CEI is for the Center to be a high impact and high visibility program that helps students move their passions, ideas, and ideals from theory to practice through the lens of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Collaborative learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom provide a cohesive and coherent educational experience to help students prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career. The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) embodies one of the enduring elements of Earlham’s history and purpose: linking our passions for social justice to deep learning, engagement, and purposeful futures. The CSJ helps equip students for lifelong engagement on social justice issues through initiatives that build skills and knowledge across the disciplines in and out of the classroom.
The Assistant Director will have a primary focus on student retention and recruitment. In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for internal and external publicity of the Centers’ programming and events and for planning and administering targeted events and programs during the academic year. The position exists at the crossroads of programming (student engagement) and student recruitment and retention at the College. This Assistant Director will work closely with and report to the Directors of the CEI and CSJ.
This is a 12-month, full-time Administrative Faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Develop and coordinate recruitment, tracking and retention efforts for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Center for Social Justice in partnership with Earlham College’s Admissions office and in consultation with the Center Directors. This will include occasional travel to regional high schools, community colleges and other off-campus sites.
- Expand and retain the CEI and CSJ recruitment pool using data analytics and student tracking.
- Coordinate the development of a CEI and CSJ tracking and communication process for prospective students, current students, and alumni.
- Partner with the Admission office to develop consistent and effective messaging to prospective students and their families and to campus guests.
- Champion and manage current CEI and CSJ programming well suited for student recruitment and retention efforts.
- Partner with the Assistant Director(s) from the other EPIC Centers to streamline many of the responsibilities listed above.
- Work with and supervise student workers in collaboration with the CoLab Administrative Assistant and CoLab Project Manager.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience & Qualifications
- a master’s degree in a relevant field; OR
- a bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience.
- 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 Centers’ Directors, including receiving direction and feedback as well as the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.
- Strong 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.
- Robust affinity with the purposes and value of a liberal arts education.
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, CV/resume, a brief statement (300-500 words) on potential contributions to creating a diverse and inclusive space 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
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).