Summary: This position will manage the professional development and training programs offered by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Johnson Center). The position will serve as a member of the Senior Coordinating and Accountability Team for the Center.
The Johnson Center is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications and Education:
Master’s degree in relevant field (such as nonprofit leadership or adult education) and 8+ years of experience or PhD in relevant field and 3 years of experience
Experience in a nonprofit or foundation; 8 years minimum with a Master's degree and 3 years minimum with PhD
3+ years of experience in training or adult education
Evidence of strong problem solving and analytical skills
Evidence of ability to work independently as well as with others
Strong cultural competence, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated high standards of work quality and integrity
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Experience in a higher education environment
Broad knowledge of the philanthropic field
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Ensure the design and implementation of engaging, cutting-edge learning experiences for philanthropic sector practitioners (funders, donors, nonprofits) through The Grantmaking School, LearnPhilanthropy Academy, and other workshops and programs
Hire, manage, and develop staff
Supervise 3 – 5 professional staff
Develop tools and resources to support learning
Work closely within the Johnson Center and with external partners to conceptualize program offerings, insuring client voice is heard in program development
Develop the structure and content for the annual calendar, adjusting offerings as needed as the year proceeds to focus on emerging issues or take advantage of opportunities
Keep up with best practices in philanthropy, adult learning and instructional design
In collaboration with other GVSU departments, develop and launch credentialing (“badging”) programs for foundation and nonprofit staff
Ensure a sustainable business model is further developed and implemented
Contribute to the success of the Center as a member of the Senior Coordinating and Accountability Team
Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
Instruct for The Grantmaking School, depending on skill set
Teach courses for other GVSU departments
Salary: A full benefits package is offered. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Department/Division: Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy/College of Community and Public Service
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 9, 2019 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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