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Job Openings: Director of Quaker Affairs
The Director of Quaker Affairs provides support for Quaker students and activities on campus, builds bridges between Haverford and the wider Religious Society of Friends, serves as the administrative liaison for the Corporation of the College, and coordinates campus religious and spiritual life.
Originally posted on: 05/23/12
Supports Quaker students and activities on campus
a. Provides visioning and organizational support for the full range of Quaker-related programming on campus (includes a student leadership program, the Friend in Residence program, spiritual retreats, distinguished visitors, and other programs);
b. Works with the Quaker Community student group (QuaC) and with students living in Quaker House to develop opportunities on and off campus, including internships, workshops, spiritual mentorship and pastoral care, leadership development, gatherings, speakers and social events;
c. Identifies students interested in Quakerism who are not part of QuaC and identifies ways to reach out to them;
d. Facilitates communication between the Corporation and students, and works to develop and implement programming that connects Corporation members and Quaker community on campus.
Conducts outreach to the Religious Society of Friends by developing relationships with a wide network of Quakers and by maintaining current information about Quaker organizations, local Quaker Meetings, Quaker gatherings/conferences, Quaker service and leadership development opportunities, Quaker publications and Quaker colleges, and ensuring that students can access these opportunities and resources.
Works with the Faculty Director of Quaker Affairs to support the Corporation by advancing its mission, and serves as the administrative liaison for this governance body
a) Encourages conversations that engage the entire community in discussing broad, conceptual issues related to Haverford’s Quaker roots and Quaker influences today;
b) Provides administrative assistance for the Corporation and its committees, which include the Advisory Committee, Standing Nominating Committee, Naming Committee, Campus Connections Working Group, Fundraising Working Group and Quaker Academics Working Group;
c) Assists with organizing the annual Corporation meeting, maintains records for the Corporation, and works with Institutional Advancement to support fundraising efforts for various Quaker initiatives.
Serves as a College coordinator for religious and spiritual life
a) Directs students of faith and religious clubs to the relevant on or off campus religious advisors, on or off campus financial resource opportunities, the Dean’s Office or Office of Multicultural Affairs as appropriate, etc.;
b) Serves as the College contact person and coordinator for the religious advisors on campus, managing their annual contracts with the College;
c) Organizes the annual Religion and Spirituality on Campus week each year, as well as the Interfaith Alternative Spring Break program;
d) Advises and serves as the administrative support office for the interfaith activities of the student religious clubs;
e) Provides visioning and programmatic support to faculty, staff and students interested in religious life activities on campus.
Recruits and supervises Quaker Affairs Office administrative student assistants.
Performs other coordination, logistical support, and administrative liaison functions as assigned by the Faculty Director of Quaker Affairs.
· B.A. or B.S. degree;
· 3-5 years professional experience in some or all of the following areas: creating and running young adult programs, higher education administration, and office management.
· Grounded in the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends, including experience with Quaker process;
· Experience supervising administrative support staff;
· Capacity to independently manage budgeting and fundraising processes;
· Proven ability to work productively with young adults;
· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
· Relevant programming experience in an academic or not-for-profit setting;
· Ability to work as a creative and responsible member of a collaborative team;
· Recent experience with and in-depth knowledge of Haverford College is desirable.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Joan Wankmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 13, 2012. Application materials may also be sent by mail to Joan Wankmiller at 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford PA, 19041.