Claremont McKenna College seeks an energetic and visionary candidate to fill the position of the Assistant Director for Kravis Lab (K-Lab). CMC’s Kravis Lab has been tasked with building the premier Social Innovation Program in the world, including introducing the groundbreaking CORE Skills for Success Certification Program to develop student capacities in Courage, Creativity and Collaboration.
Reporting to the Executive Director, this dynamic position is responsible for developing and managing co-curricular events and assessment activities that enhance and track impact of the K-Lab unique experiential learning programs focused on social innovation, community impact and CORE Skills for Success initiatives. The Assistant Director will work closely with student employees, coordinators and support staff as well as with college and community partners.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops, plans and manages experiential programs for CMC students and community partners;
Supervises and manages program assessment activities to measure student and stakeholder satisfaction and development;
Analyzes data to provide recommendations for improving and amplifying programs;
Supervises, trains and conducts personnel evaluations of subordinate staff, and participates in the recruitment and hiring of new staff as appropriate;
Counsels students and community partners in professional and organizational development;
Contributes to the development of budgets and manages the budget to ensure fiscal responsibility in keeping with the College’s financial regulations and practices;
Develops and manages efficient communication systems and platforms to manage student staff and coordinate with appropriate administrators (e.g. asana, slack, etc) and other stakeholders;
Captures relevant info and stories to creates financial and impact reports for college leadership, donors, and other stakeholders;
Supervises and manages program publicity and promotions including website and social media outlets;
Develops efficient program documentation systems and supervises the maintenance of all systems;
Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.
OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Ability to take and follow directions.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
Ability to display a positive attitude.
Ability to multitask.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development or related field or combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to build a premiere Social Innovation Program is required. Advanced degree in relevant field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 or more years of related experience in organizational development or higher education is preferred.
LICENSES: A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.
Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, editing and leadership skills to supervise, facilitate, motivate and inspire a highly diverse group of employees, student employees, temporary workers, parents, students, alumni, volunteers, community partners and stakeholders.
Operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and associated professional software (such as Salesforce, Asana and Slack). Demonstrate understanding of the use of technology in assessing and improving department systems and processes to achieve annual goals.
Prioritize and perform multiple projects, meet deadlines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the College with a high standard of integrity and ethics, in support of the College’s strategic vision and the department’s annual goals.
Use exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
HOURS: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Extensive travel will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the Social Innovation Program.
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is an exempt position.
This is a regular, full-time position.
This is a benefits-eligible position.
IPEDS Category Job Code: 25-9000 Education, Training and Library Occupations
Physical Requirements: Light (up to 20 lbs.)
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Yes. K-Lab Administrative Staff and Student Employees.
GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.
BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.
ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.