Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of the Davies & Fahrner Assistant Director for Community-Based Projects. This is an externally grant funded full-time, exempt, year-to-year administrative position reporting to the Director of Civic Engagement. This administrative unit supports students as they explore their interests, turn those interests into experience, and then apply what they’ve learned to opportunities both in their careers and in their communities.
The Assistant Director for Community-Based Projects is responsible for directing the Civic Impact Scholars cohort. This includes recruitment and selection of each incoming 10 member cohort, teaching the academic components of the program, and facilitating impactful engagement in the local community. In addition, the Assistant Director for Community-Based projects will partner with the Gateway Network and other civic engagement efforts at Allegheny College.
A master’s degree and minimum of three years of experience in civic engagement, national service, or a related field is preferred. Viable candidates will demonstrate cultural competencies in working with students, faculty and community partners from diverse backgrounds.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.