The Senior Director of Career and Community Education (SD) will work directly with students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, donors, and community partners to oversee and continually improve the career education experience and the community engagement experience of Earlham students throughout the student cycle (from prospective students through alumni status). The SD will also oversee the Career Education (CEd) and Community Engagement (CEn) areas and supervise other employees in these units. The SD will also have other duties related to CEd and CEn involving some combination of: committee work, faculty/staff training or workshops, projects to improve campus climate for CEd and CEn through a campus-wide approach, implementing and/or managing technological solutions for the administration of CEd and CEn, and related tasks.
Programmatic areas include: Bonner Scholars Program, Career Coaching, Career Education, Community Engagement, Community Engagement Leadership Scholars Program, Constituent Relations, Internship Programs, Richmond Residencies, and Student Employment.
Questions about the position: Contact Roger Adkins Executive Director of Global and Career Education
Master’s degree and significant (3-5 years) experience in college-level career education, community engagement, experiential education, or a related field
At least 3 years’ experience directly supervising professional staff
Experience in program creation, planning, implementation, and assessment
Experience managing a complex budget encompassing multiple projects and accounts, with funds held in both operating budgets and gift or endowed accounts
Demonstrated interpersonal relationship-building skills and experience working with a wide range of constituents including employers, grad school reps, community partners, faculty, students, and alumni
Experience communicating with and supporting people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement and its Principles and Practices
Clear understanding of and affinity with the purposes and values of a private, residential liberal arts college and a demonstrated ability to work with teaching faculty
Experience with constituent relations (employers, grad school, CEn partners) and the ability to network and build strategic partnerships
Experience and comfort with digital tools and technology including social media
Commitment to high visibility on campus and in the community
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced office
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, particularly in translating the value of the liberal arts into graduate outcomes
Commitment to and experience fostering long-term, positive, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial relationships with external constituents
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience beyond the minimum amounts cited above
Significant experience in work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Knowledge of current professional practices and challenges in CEd and CEn programming
Experience in alumni and/or donor relations
Knowledge of or experience in liberal-arts settings in higher education
Familiarity with best practices in risk management for individually arranged internships
Familiarity with as many of these platforms as possible: Handshake, uConnect, GoinGlobal, Terra Dotta, Big Interview, Give Pulse, PathwayU, Tallo, Trello, Slack, and People Grove
Familiarity with and certification to administer workshops based on Strengths Finder
Prior teaching experience and knowledge of current pedagogical approaches to experiential learning, career-discernment education, and/or community engagement
About Earlham College
Earlham is a national liberal arts college with a reputation for excellent teaching and preparing students to make a profound positive difference in the world. Earlham comprises Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion, located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning.
Approximately 1000 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.
The Earlham School of Religion, established in 1960 and administered by its own Dean, offers the Master of Arts degree in religion and the Master of Ministry degree. A total of 141 students are enrolled in these graduate programs.
Among the nation's academically strongest liberal arts colleges, Earlham is organized around four academic divisions (Fine Ar...ts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences). Additionally, seven interdisciplinary majors and 12 interdisciplinary minors are offered.
The EPIC Advantage is Earlham's signature promise of one funded career-discerning experience for every undergraduate student. Students may apply the award funding toward the costs of an unpaid or underpaid internship, the costs of a field study or practicum opportunity, participation in a faculty-led off-campus research or community-engagement program, or the costs of a certification or training program.
Earlham's international and domestic off-campus programs are popular enhancements for the College's curriculum, attracting participation from 70% of the student body. In addition, students may engage in summer research programs. Earlham students enjoy an advantageous 12:1 student to faculty ratio with 93 full-time faculty in 2010-11. The student body, 55% of which are female, and 45% male, represent 42 states and 81 countries.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Earlham College. Earlham's Graduate Programs in Education are accredited by the Indiana Professional Standards Board, and the Earlham School of Religion is accredited through the Association of Theological Schools.