190237 - Assistant Director Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) and A new Earth conversatio

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Clark University

Assistant Director

Job Code 190237

Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) and A new Earth conversation (NEC)

Part time, 30 hours per week, 11 months

General Summary

Clark University’s Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) and A new Earth conversation (NEC) seek to fill the position of Assistant Director. The successful candidate will report to and work closely with CUHF Founding Convener and NEC Lead Convener to sustain and further all aspects of these growing programs. Both initiatives receive funding from the Christopher Reynolds Foundation.

The Council on the Uncertain Human Future is an international network of deep conversations on the climate challenge. It invites reckoning, collective insight and creative possibility for the climate realities ahead. Learn more of its history and current activities at: https://councilontheuncertainhumanfuture.org

A new Earth conversation is a transformative campus-wide climate initiative at Clark, which through innovative curricular activities (Collaboratives and affiliated courses), CUHF Councils, the Listening in Nature initiative and public programs, aims to inspire new ways of responding to the unprecedented conditions and questions raised by environmental degradation and climate disruption.  Learn more at: https://newearthconversation.org

Duties and Responsibilities include:

For the CUHF (20 hours / week)

  • Support the ongoing network of eleven Councils and assists with the development of new ones; substantial expansion of the network is envisioned over the next year. 
  • Support the fellowship of new Conveners.
  • Assists in coordinating Council schedule and gatherings in collaboration with Founding Convener and local conveners (outreach, logistics, transport, hospitality, financial oversight). 
  • Attend and support Founding Convener with actual Council gatherings as needed
  • Budget oversight in coordination with IDCE staff.
  • Special projects may include film promotion, support of publications, review and archiving of recordings from past Councils, etc.
  • Maintenance of website content and blog in coordination with continuing website designer.
  • General assistance to the Founding Convener and Core Team members as needs arise

For the NEC (10 hours/ week)

  • Works closely with and assists the NEC Lead Convener and core advisory team in development and administration of all aspects of the A new Earth conversation initiative.
  • Responsibilities include administrative support for NEC meetings, initiatives (Collaboratives, Councils and the Listening in Nature program), and campus events (perhaps to include a Teach-in day); publicity; cultivation of NEC faculty and student networks, and other responsibilities as the project grows.
  • Budget oversight in coordination with IDCE staff.
  • Maintenance of website content in coordination with continuing website designer.
  • Collaboration with and supervision of a grad assistant.
  • Additional duties as assigned; general assistance to the Lead Convener as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required; relevant advanced degrees preferred.
  • Background and experience in environmental and climate change-related study and / or activism is desirable.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills are vital, as is a commitment to the goals of the CUHF and NEC initiatives; detail orientated.
  • Presence on Clark’s campus at least two days a week during term time is a requirement of the position.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an integrated team.
  • Skills in basic website maintenance is necessary; additional design skills welcomed; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, required.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven time management skills.

This is a part-time, 30 hours per week, 11 month, and benefit eligible position. Benefits include participation in health, dental, retirement plans, and accrual of vacation.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  The rate for this position will range between $19.00-$21.00 per hour, commensurate with skills and experience. 

Please email résumé and cover letter to [email protected]. Applicants must reference Job code 190237 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.




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Posted: 1/17/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2019
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