Williams College — Assistant Director, The Davis Center

Assistant Director
The Davis Center

Williams College seeks an innovative, dynamic individual to be an Assistant Director of the Davis Center. Named for scholar-activists W. Allison Davis ’24 and John A. Davis ’33, the Center catalyzes broad campus engagement with complex issues of race, gender, culture, ethnicity, history and identity as they affect intellectual, creative, and social life. Collaborating with all sectors of the college community—students, staff, academic departments and programs, and alumni—and with off-campus partners, the Center initiates and supports a rich variety of programs that seek to foster dialogue about access, equity, and inclusion at Williams and elsewhere. Its work is central to the core academic and institutional values of the college.

Reporting to the Director of the Davis Center, the Assistant Director plans and executes the Center’s programming. The successful candidate will provide administrative, programmatic, and educational leadership for individuals from historically underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. Further, the preferred candidate will be prepared to engage students in their development, assist with the pursuit of equity on campus, and collaborate with partners in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas.

It is an exciting time to join the Davis Center and the Williams community as we continue to amplify our vision centered on cutting-edge social justice and inclusion work. To learn more about the Davis Center visit http://davis-center.williams.edu/.

The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fostering educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in discourse around issues of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, nationality, religion, and spirituality;
  • Establishing and coordinating outreach and education within the Williams community;
  • Developing and facilitating leadership training for Minority Coalition (MinCo) and other student leaders;
  • Serving as an advisor to student groups;
  • Serving on campus-wide and internal committees;
  • Advising and mentoring students regarding their holistic needs;
  • Supporting students, staff, and faculty in activism efforts on and off campus;
  • Coordinating educational programming that focuses on a range of topics, including race, ethnicity, nationality, class, size, age, religion, spirituality, as well as the intersections within.

Regular evening, night, and weekend hours are required.

This position is a full-time, year-round appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A master’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred, though candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered. Candidates should highlight experience working with students from historically marginalized or underserved groups, student development, advising, workshop facilitation, and program implementation.

A review of resumes will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration please submit materials by June 1, 2017. Job Group 3-B.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). 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.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant (education and past employment) and the completion of a criminal record check.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.


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