Director of Community Conversations

York College of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
About York College of Pennsylvania:

York College of Pennsylvania, , is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master's programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Description:

The Center for Community Engagement at York College, with the generous support of the Powder Mill Foundation, is accepting applications for a 3-year, grant-funded position as Director of Community Conversations. The role of this individual will be to gather, aggregate, and present reliable and valid information about the needs of York's citizens, focusing upon those who have traditionally been excluded from key conversations about community and economic development. This individual will be given the opportunity to learn techniques of Design Thinking (Human Centered Design) and to work with community members to prototype creative outcomes. They will also help to identify potential leaders from among the wider population, and support entryways into community action.

The successful candidate will have the ability to exercise active and empathic listening, and to work evenings and weekends so as to be present at key community gatherings and events. With the support of the Center for Community Engagement, this individual will open pathways to sincere dialogue and collective action. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrable experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations, strong listening, communication, and analytical skills, and the ability to engender trust among a wide range of community members. Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.


The candidate should possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required.
  • Demonstrable experience working with underserved populations.
  • Strong listening, oral, and written communication skills.
  • The ability to relate to others and to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • The ability to organize and analyze qualitative data collected from community conversations and correlate with other available data.
  • The willingness to work night and weekend hours as needed.

Additional Information:

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be received by December 5, 2020.


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