The School of Arts and Letters at the College of St. Scholastica invites applications for the position of Program Director, Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) at the rank of Assistant Professor with the possibility of tenure track. MNPL is a new program; the inaugural director will have responsibility for its establishment, development, and success. The program will prepare graduates for leadership roles in nonprofit organizations working in the arts, culture, racial and economic justice, sustainability, education, violence prevention, immigration, housing, and other health and human services. The director will need to be conversant across these areas. In addition, they should have experience in coalition building, community organizing, and conflict resolution; in grant writing and fundraising; in technology, media, and marketing; and in nonprofit board governance and mobilizing volunteer networks. The MNPL program, in close alignment with the College’s Benedictine values, seeks to advance equity and justice by preparing professionals who can put skills and theory into practice in diverse community settings. The program’s mission is to graduate creative, values-oriented, culturally knowledgeable, and justice-minded leaders who can serve their communities through building respectful relationships. We seek a director who can help us to realize this mission.
At the College of St. Scholastica, we believe that equity and inclusion are key ingredients of academic excellence and the success of all our students. Our Catholic Benedictine heritage, grounded in Catholic social teaching, informs this vision of Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of cultural competence and be committed to working closely with diverse populations.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Promote the growth of the program, faculty, and curriculum creatively, practically, and holistically. Review and assess program performance - Act as the public face of the program in the nonprofit community, recruiting dynamic and diverse adjunct faculty and creating meaningful internship and fellowship opportunities for graduate students - Create a supportive environment and foster a sense of community among graduate students Cultivate a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse graduate student body by working with enrollment management and marketing to recruit current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and community professionals to the program - Explore fundraising opportunities (scholarships and fellowships) to make the program accessible to the broadest range of students possible - Design in-residence workshops and mentoring programs, drawing on community resources for student professional development - Teach at least one course per semester in the program - Steward the program budget and resources
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Doctorate in Nonprofit Leadership or related field - Nonprofit leadership experience - Relevant teaching and curriculum development experience - Demonstrated record of strengthening equity, diversity, and inclusion at their organization(s)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - College teaching experience, scholarship, and service - Nonprofit leadership experience at director level
APPLY For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. Applications will be reviewed by a search committee chaired by Bret Amundson, Dean of the School of Arts and Letters. Review of applications begins immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 10, 2021.
The College of St. Scholastica is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
About College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
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