Director, Generous Listening and Dialogue (GLAD) Center - Tisch College - (21001339)
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning. It conducts and supports groundbreaking research on civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education's role in civic engagement.
The Generous Listening and Dialogue (GLAD) Center's mission is to contribute to and serve as a catalyst for a culture of generous listening and authentic dialogue at Tufts University. The newly launched GLAD Center will combine periodic events, including dialogues on especially timely and vital issues, with a decentralized strategy of educating faculty, staff, and students in the practices of generous listening and deep dialogue, which they can apply in their courses and other programs. The decentralized strategy of working through courses and programs in all of Tufts schools will allow GLAD to reach a wide subset of people at Tufts and address a wide range of issues. The GLAD Center's goals are to:
Create, connect, and bolster a strong culture of productive dialogue across difference;
Serve as a central resource and hub for new and existing programs whose goals are consistent with the Center's mission;
Support Tufts mission of civic engagement and the ability of Tufts students to find solutions to complex global problems that require dialogical skills;
Cultivate collaborative relationships between students, faculty, and staff to create innovative new programs, workshops, and trainings;
Emphasize contributions from the arts and environmental science for creative approaches to what it means to listen to the self, others and to nature.
The mission and goals of the GLAD Center will be further developed and delineated during its pilot year through Aug. 2022 under the leadership of the Center Director in consultation with the Advisory Group and Tisch College senior administrators. The model will take into account existing research and expertise at Tufts as well as insights from the Vuslat Foundation's model of generous listening with its integrated approach of listening to the self, to others and to nature.
Responsible for all aspects of work related to establishing and growing the Generous Listening and Dialogue (GLAD) Center at Tisch College and directing its daily operations. The Center Director will shape and lead implementation of a strategic plan. The Center Director is responsible for developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders. The Center Director will convene an advisory group, identify collaborators, and develop brand identity. The Center Director is responsible for coordinating agendas and logistics for meetings, seminars, lectures and other special events, coordinating marketing and advertising efforts for programs and projects, guiding program evaluations and reports to stakeholders, monitoring budgets, and executing financial transactions. The Center Director is responsible for supervising all Center staff including a Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator, a Program Coordinator, a Research Fellow and any student workers.
Master's degree in a related field with 5-7 years of related experience. Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of the Master's program.
Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills to interact with individuals at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries to lead collaborations
Experience with administration.
Excellent writing skills including the ability to draft and present program materials.
Outstanding attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to anticipate programmatic needs.
Ability to lead and direct others by setting priorities for completing multiple tasks.
Demonstrated ability to develop dialogue programs.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Academic Programs
Organization: Tisch College
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 14, 2021, 5:44:11 PM
Internal Number: 21001339
About Tufts University
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