Department: Engaged Pluralism Initiative Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Position Type: Administrator Posting Date: Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled Posting Number: 1001860
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesA key task for Vassar College today is to move beyond an emphasis on diversity and access to a focus on inclusion, belonging, and community transformation. A recent development in this collective effort is the Engaged Pluralism Initiative (EPI), a $1.6M project supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant ($800K) and matching Vassar College resources. The project aims to support a vibrant and meaningful educational experience for all students, and its approach to this goal is to center the experiences of students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. To assist the EPI Director and EPI Administrator with this effort, Vassar seeks an EPI Program Associate. Reporting to the EPI Director, the EPI Program Associate works closely with the Director, the EPI Research and Program Administrator, and also with students, to provide support for the conceptual development and practice of engaged pluralism, where engagement across difference builds a stronger community and fuller sense of humanity. This is a limited term, one-year position.
Program and support the execution of events (including scheduling, arranging logistics, event support),
Assist the EPI Research and Program Administrator with documentation of program and events,
Support student student projects,
Provide support for working group recruitment & retention,
Support communications (e.g., help maintain the web, newsletter design, create social media presence, photograph events, etc.),
Provide general support for the EPI Director and EPI Research and Program Administrator.
Other duties may include:
Support for Summer Immersions planning (e.g., support for campus partner outreach, student interns, program logistics, etc.),
Help maintain an up-to-date calendar of events and deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
Excellent interpersonal skills,
Excellent written and oral communication skills,
Experience in inter-group training and/or facilitation workshops is a plus,
Experience working in higher education, preferably with historically underrepresented and marginalized groups,
Ability to interact with, and act as a liaison between students and employees,
Fluent in social and digital media communications,
Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Office, and simple scheduling and project management software solutions.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Anticipated Start Date: Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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