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CoLab Project Manager

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 is seeking a CoLab Project Manager to join our team!

Summary: The Co-Lab is the central hub for Earlham’s four thematic 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 thematic Epic centers are designed to build bridges between the traditional liberal arts classroom, co-curricular activities, and vocational and professional career trajectories.

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

Essential Functions:
  • Project Management:
    • Provide project management and logistical support for the co-curricular work of the four interdisciplinary thematic Epic Centers.
    • Serve as a contact with community partners involved with externships, internships and post-graduation opportunities, among others.
    • Provide oversight of transportation for students involved in local programming through the Centers and other designated programs.
    • Provide training to students and faculty on relevant software programs, e.g., Qualtrics, Handshake and others.
  • Data Management
    • Serve as key data manager for all student engagement with the 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.
  • Campus Outreach
    • Organize outreach events for the campus and community that are directly connected to the work of the thematic Epic Centers.
    • Coordinate and assist with activities offered through the various student groups associated with each Center and manage student employees as requested.
    • Play a key role in helping publicize the Centers’ programming and events in digital, print and online platforms (such as My Epic Journey).
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Ability to communicate and work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong communication skills (listening & verbal)
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Commitment to upholding Earlham's Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement, and Principles and Practices.
  • Ability to take initiative and push projects along, as well as receive direction and feedback
  • Previous leadership experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet and word processing programs is a plus
  • Experience using data to assess progress toward goals is a plus.
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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
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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