Williams College is pleased to announce the search for our next
Deputy Director of Williams-Mystic: The Coastal and Ocean Studies
Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport Museum. Reporting to
the Executive Director (ED), the Deputy Director has extensive
internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from daily
student support (social, emotional, and financial) to overseeing
the operational relationship between the Mystic Seaport Museum,
Williams-Mystic, and Williams College.
award-winning study away program offered by Williams College for
undergraduates from around the country, inviting students from any
accredited institution to join on an interdisciplinary adventure; a
semester-long academic investigation of our coasts and oceans
accompanied by original research opportunities and travel
throughout the United States. Located on the beautiful seaside
grounds of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT, Williams-Mystic
is the coastal and ocean studies campus of Williams College. The
College is committed to building and supporting a diverse
population of up to 24 students per semester, and to fostering an
inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams-Mystic has built
its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the
academic excellence of its students. In its combination of hands-on
learning, emphasis on applied research, and close faculty-student
engagement, Williams-Mystic embodies the kind of liberal arts
education that has defined Williams College since its founding.
Williams-Mystic is engaged with some of the most urgent issues of
our time, including climate change, environmental justice, and
international trade. In February 2021, Williams-Mystic, Williams
College, Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and
Justice, and Mystic Seaport Museum were selected to partner on a
three-year Andrew W. Mellon “Just Futures” grant that uses the sea
as a lens to interrogate historical injustices and generate new
insights into the relationship between European colonization in
North America, the dispossession of Native American land and racial
slavery in New England.
The Williams-Mystic Program is committed to building a diverse and
inclusive community and strongly encourages candidates from
underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a
broadly diverse student population to apply.
The Deputy Director communicates with national and local partners
necessary for the successful program delivery in Mystic and field
seminar travel-based operations, arranges at least three field
seminar travel and logistics each semester, manages and oversees
direct deposit funds for student food and employment, manages and
administers the monthly operational budget and purchase card
expense reporting for faculty and staff, oversees vehicle and boat
maintenance, and creates and communicates the semester and weekly
calendar to all WM stakeholders. The Deputy Director also
prioritizes communication with key alumni donors and oversees all
aspects of the Williams-Mystic Annual Fund campaign in addition to
assisting the Executive Director in relationship management with
donors for the endowment. The Deputy Director participates in event
planning and manages communications needed for in-person alumni
reunion preparation in collaboration with the Williams-Mystic
Alumni Council. The Deputy Director partners closely with the ED to
chart Williams-Mystic’s future development and strategic
positioning in an ever-increasing demand for high-quality study
away experiences. When the Executive Director is off-campus, the
Deputy Director steps in as the acting director.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Enthusiasm and interest in working in a higher education
environment where close interaction with students, staff, and
faculty occurs daily.
- Enthusiasm for working in a position that presents many
competing demands at the same time.
- Successful experience supervising, coaching, and evaluating
colleagues that report to you.
- Knowledge of non-profit budget tracking and reporting and/or
willingness to learn.
- Proficiency in working with Google Suite, databases,
spreadsheets, creation of reports.
- Excellence in verbal and written communication/presentation
skills with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and to
cultivate strong relationships with students, faculty staff
colleagues and program alumni; as well as work independently.
- Ability to interpret and apply evaluative tools
- Professional experience in undergraduate
study-away/study-abroad, financial aid or registrar’s office, or in
higher education or a parallel non-profit industry.
- Ability to understand and maintain complete
Application review will begin on May 10, 2022, and will continue
until the position is filled. The pay range will be between $70,000
to $90,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-D. Please
visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply.
Conditions of Employment
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of
background information submitted by the applicant, including the
completion of a criminal record check, and education when
applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption
and participation in our testing program is required as a condition
of employment at Williams.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,
Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive
community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and
thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons
with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If
reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job
application or interview process please feel free to contact us via
phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.