Site Director and Volunteer Manager (Goucher Prison Education Partnership)
About the organization
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP), is a division of Goucher College. GPEP offers individuals incarcerated in Maryland state prisons the opportunity to pursue a Goucher College education. Goucher College's mission is to provide a liberal arts education that prepares students within a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry, creativity, and critical and analytical thinking.
Through GPEP, we offer this transformative liberal arts education to students who might not otherwise have access to it. We offer college courses on site and also provide college preparatory courses for prospective Goucher students at the prisons who need additional support to be ready for college coursework. In classes at the prisons, students are held to the rigorous academic standards for which Goucher is known. Courses are taught by Goucher College faculty as well as by outstanding professors from nearby colleges and universities.
This position ensures the successful operation of the college for all students at one state prison and is responsible for projects supporting all GPEP students, including organizing volunteer engagement while providing academic advising for a group of GPEP undergraduates. This is an exciting opportunity to join a national leader in higher education in prison, and work with a high performing team offering an excellent liberal arts education to more than 130 men and women in prison.
We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done, even in the face of persistent obstacles. The ideal candidate has meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills to aid them in coordinating logistics; resilience and persistence to develop strong relationships and maintain effective communication and collaboration with partners; a strategic approach to planning that ensures smooth implementation of complex projects; and a foundation in pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising. The candidate gets results in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment while balancing a significant workload.
Most of this position's responsibilities are operational, however a foundation in pedagogy is necessary for successful implementation as well as for effective tutor training and academic advising.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree (advanced degrees welcome) and have at least three years of professional experience. Strong project management, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and pedagogy to provide excellent academic advising are musts. This is not a teaching position, though candidates with experience with academic advising and college-level teaching are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have proficiency using the Microsoft suite, Google Drive and Google Forms, at least two years of experience on a state-issued driver's license, reliable access to transportation, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check and driving records check as a condition of employment. The ability to obtain and maintain clearance at the prisons is a necessary condition of employment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The following application materials are required for consideration and must be submitted online:
-Cover letter, with salary requirement
-Contact information for three professional references
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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