Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College, a national liberal arts college with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, is seeking a dynamic, creative and results-driven individual for the role of Co-Lab Project Manager.

The Co-Lab is the central hub for four of Earlham’s Epic Centers: the Center for Global Health, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, the Center for Social Justice, and the Center for Environmental Leadership. These interdisciplinary academic centers are designed to build bridges between the traditional liberal arts classroom, co-curricular activities, and vocational and professional career trajectories.

Job Description

The Co-Lab Project Manager will work in collaboration with and under the direction of the four Co-Lab Center directors to initiate, plan and implement projects and programming throughout the academic year as well as some during the summer.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide project management and logistical support for the co-curricular work of the four interdisciplinary academic centers.
  • Serve as a contact with key external constituencies involved with externships, internships and post-graduation opportunities, among others.
  • Serve as key data manager for all student engagement with the Co-Lab Centers.
  • Administer the application processes and maintain databases for various programs, including externships, internships, student travel grants, social entrepreneurship and other competitions, off-campus student trips and other initiatives.
  • Organize outreach events for the campus and community that are directly connected to the work of the Co-Lab Centers.
  • Coordinate and assist with activities offered through the various student groups associated with each Center and manage student employees as requested.
  • Provide oversight of transportation for students involved in local programming through the Co-Lab Centers and other designated programs.
  • Play a key role in implementing and maintaining marketing and publicity for the Co-Lab Centers’ programming in digital, print and online formats.
  • Provide training to students and faculty on relevant software programs, e.g., Qualtrics, Handshake and others.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • One to three years of experience managing programs and projects required.
  • Ability to communicate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further Earlham's Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement.
  • Capacity to communicate clearly with the Center directors, including receiving direction and feedback as well as the ability to take initiative and push projects along.
  • Manifest digital literacy skills, including familiarity with social media, spreadsheets and word processing programs. Experience tracking data to assess progress toward goals is a plus.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Strong listening, verbal, presentation and time-management skills.
  • Appreciation of the principles and practices of Earlham College.

To Apply

Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal:
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
This position will remain open until filled.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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