Director of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program

Location
Greensboro, North Carolina
Salary
Starting at $34,571-$44,942+ Annually, Depending on Qualifications (Grade 6) (CUPA #325000)
Posted
Mar 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Basic Function:

Responsible for directing the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship program of 40-50 Quaker students representing the broad and global diversity of Friends. QLSP was created 25 years ago as a means of nurturing Quaker leaders developing the skills to lead a growing diverse Quaker community. Subsequent focus of the program is support strong retention of QLSP students, attract Quaker students to Guilford College, and sustain a one of a kind program. The mission of QLSP is to apprentice participants to the Quaker tradition, for the purpose of living spiritually-rooted, racially just, theologically robust, and experientially prepared lives as leaders within and outside of the Religious Society of Friends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for directing the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship program of 40-50 Quaker students representing the broad and global diversity of Friends. QLSP was created 25 years ago as a means of nurturing Quaker leaders developing the skills to lead a growing diverse Quaker community. Subsequent focus of the program is support strong retention of QLSP students, attract Quaker students to Guilford College, and sustain a one of a kind program. The mission of QLSP is to apprentice participants to the Quaker tradition, for the purpose of living spiritually-rooted, racially just, theologically robust, and experientially prepared lives as leaders within and outside of the Religious Society of Friends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, Masters of Arts in Theology or a Masters of Divinity preferred

Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of leadership development, conflict management, mediation, diversity work and program coordination

Demonstrated broad and deep experience amongst the Religious Society of Friends. Demonstrated experiential knowledge of Friends’ faith and practice, and a familiarity with historical and living Quakerism.

Service among Friends, i.e., taught or led workshops/retreats, held leadership and/or administration positions within the Religious Society of Friends, service within local, regional (yearly), national and international gatherings of Friends

Demonstrate cultural competence in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, national origin, and other areas of diversity

Experience in ministry, leading spiritually-based programs; preference for experience working with students in higher education

Experience working with young adults in leadership formation capacity

Willingness to participation in ongoing work around anti-racism and other types of diversity trainings and commitment to uphold the mission of Friends Center to “Decenter Whiteness.” Preference for experience in bringing an anti-racist and intersectional analysis and approach to student leadership development

Ability to work long hours, often including weeknight and weekend hours

Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by a background in preparing reports, speaking and teaching experience, and leading small groups

Demonstrated ability to train and supervise student personnel

Program development, organization, implementation and evaluation skills

Understanding of the needs and interests of community college students

Leadership, mentoring, modeling and communication skills

Demonstrated computer competency, knowledge and skill with social media, and preferably knowledgeable of google drive, docs, sheets, etc

Physical Requirements:

Ability to transport and travel with students locally, nationally and internationally.

Able to keep late nights when necessary and be available on weekends as needed.

 

 

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