The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities. SDCN, a program of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, supports a network of campuses and a growing number of workplaces using Sustained Dialogue as a tool for creating dialogue spaces to address divisive issues. The goal is to transform relationships to design change on campus, and to equip the next generation of students, faculty, and staff with tools to apply in their workplaces and communities. Rooted in the powerful five-stage process developed by former Assistant Secretary of State Hal Saunders, students at Princeton adapted SD for college campuses in 1999, and the process has only grown since. This position is ideal for anyone interested in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, conflict transformation, and building movements for social change in higher education.
SDCN is now accepting applications for the role of a full-time SDCN Program Director. As a PD, you will enjoy responsibility, travel, career networking, and skill-building. You will also benefit from the exciting environment of a unique non-profit. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to have a real hand in shaping the future of a dynamic and passionate team. This position reports to the Managing Director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network.
The PD will work closely as part of SDCN team in developing Sustained Dialogue initiatives on new campuses, maintaining and strengthening current programs, and further developing SDCN infrastructure. The position will report to the Managing Director toward:
1. Progressing current work by directly supporting a portfolio of campuses:
2. Coordinating in-person conferences, summits, and other events:
3. Developing new programs through outreach to new campuses:
4. Designing and conducting training workshops at colleges and universities and in other settings (requires travel):
5. Presenting at national conferences or other key gatherings.
6. Providing trainings, consultation, and mentorship to non-profit organizations, corporations, and other workplaces as needed.
7. Developing new offerings and materials for relevance and impact for varied campus audiences.
8. Overseeing the creation and implementation of Sustained Dialogue Retreats on new and existing campuses.
9. Overseeing, creating, and executing research contracts with the Kettering Foundation as needed.
10. Managing opportunities for monthly virtual engagement for advisors, students, and faculty.
11. Strengthening evaluation processes, and compiling and reporting on strengths and challenges of programs to inform activity:
12. Maintaining strong relationships with network alumni and coordinating opportunities for program engagement.
13. While in office, supervising interns and Program Assistants.
14. Budgeting and invoice tracking:
The ideal candidate must have experience leading Sustained Dialogue or similar dialogues across difference on a college campus, and experience facilitating trainings and workshops in higher education settings is also a must. Position is ideal for individuals with topical interests in leadership, conflict transformation, international relations, civil society, non-profit development and management, and higher education. The position also includes contact and interaction with leaders in academia, non-profits, private foundations, and international development.
We are looking for a Program Director who can execute a variety of projects and who is committed to a high standard of excellence in serving campuses as a resource. This person must also be able to thrive in a small organization with an ambitious agenda and a vigorous travel schedule. The ideal candidate will have and further develop these key assets and attributes:
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