Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Mon Sep 20 2021 Job Description:
The CUHF is a practice of deep intentional conversation and reckoning around the climate crisis which began in 2014 among a circle of twelve women: and has now grown into an international network. To learn more its mission, practice and Council membership, please explore our website at http://councilontheuncertainhumanfuture.org
The CUHF Senior Associate Director works in partnership with the Founding Convener / Director to support new and existing CUHF groups, and the development of the CUHF network; they also support the Practice Stream and other new initiatives emerging from the work. The person in this role must have an interest in and commitment to the concerns, vision, intentions, mission and process of the CUHF; an understanding of the creative and collaborative potential of the network and Steady Councils; the ability to connect and work well with people; and a willingness to hold and take responsibility for a range of details in regard to both people and logistics. It requires a person who takes initiative, writes well, and has a systems perspective.
The primary responsibilities of the CUHF Senior Associate Director are administrative and thinking partner to the Founding Convener, collaboration with the Communications Consultant, and support of the CUHF Core Team, National Conveners, network and activities as a whole.
Thinking and administrative partner with Lead Convener/Director.
Partnership with Core Advisory Team and Convener Team as needed.
Key role in overall initiative growth and special events.
Creative and administrative oversight and support for new and ongoing Councils.
Oversight and support of the work of the Practice Stream (Steady Councils, International Zoom events, Root practice, Resource Hub, etc.)
Initially the work will continue online; we hope it can move toward a hybrid form later in 2021.
Collaborate with Communications Consultant on website, bi-monthly newsletter,
international event advertising, etc. (CC is responsible for website maintenance and other design needs).
Work with Accounting staff at Clark University as required.
A minimum of a BA is required, and a graduate degree preferred.
A range of related experience in terms of content (climate, environment, intersectional cultural and social issues, human psychology) and process (dialogue, listening, cultural transformation, community-building, the arts) will be considered.
Requires initiative, strong writing skills, and a systems perspective.
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Initially this will be a thirty hour / week position for ten months / year (hours could expand). As of July 2021, the location is open, as the work may be conducted entirely online at this point; however, the need for hybrid work (with some in-person presence in Massachusetts / New England) may be needed, to be determined in the future.
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.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.
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