GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI), in collaboration with the International Churchill Society (ICS), are seeking nominations and applications for the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) Program Director and Executive Director of the ICS. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, highly-collaborative leader to work with faculty, students, staff and the broader community to establish programs and opportunities to engage in discussions, research, and educational opportunities around leadership and global citizenry. The NCLC is the result of a philanthropic partnership between the George Washington University and The ICS, an international organization dedicated to preserving Churchill’s life and legacy. Located within the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, GW’s main campus library, the NCLC is ideally situated to develop robust partnerships both inside and outside of the university. The program director will support the activities of the NCLC as well as the ICS. Reporting to the Dean of GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, this individual will develop and execute a plan for activities that foster a deeper understanding of leadership and international issues in today’s world, drawing on statesmanship exemplified by 20th and 21st century leaders, especially Sir Winston Churchill. The successful candidate will work with GW faculty, students, and GWLAI staff to ensure that the NCLC activities integrate with the academic mission of the university. The program director will collaborate with GW faculty and other leaders in Washington, DC to identify speakers to bring to campus to engage with the community through discussions, debates, master classes, and workshops. The program director will also be responsible for fundraising to support the NCLC’s growth and continued operations, identifying new funding opportunities and working with donors to enable them to share in the NCLC’s success.
The NCLC program director will also serve as the executive director of the ICS, having primary responsibility for ongoing fundraising and membership development. With fundraising as an essential component of both the NCLC and ICS positions, the successful candidate will show sensitivity to donors for both organizations. This will require working with both GWLAI’s development team and ICS leadership to properly steward donors to best meet their philanthropic intentions. The position will manage the ongoing activities of the ICS in collaboration with other ICS staff.
The program director will plan and execute the activities of the National Churchill Library and Center in collaboration with GWLAI staff, including:
Cultivating and soliciting individual and foundation donors – in partnership with the GWLAI Development Office – to support the activities and operations of the NCLC;
Developing and executing a plan of activities that engage both internal and external partnerships to align the NCLC with the academic mission of the university, as well as with other educational institutions around the world;
Collaborating with GWLAI staff to market and promote the activities of the NCLC and build relationships with the university community;
Enhancing understanding by a variety of audiences of leadership and global citizenry values exemplified by Winston Churchill and its relevance to today’s political world. This will include engagement with leaders in the nation’s capital and senior leaders across the globe;
Maintaining working relationships with school/university faculty, administrators, and students to encourage good public and community relations;
Managing the NCLC program director’s budget;
Collaborating with other educational institutions around the globe that share similar goals.
The program director will spend no less than 60% of his or her time on these endeavors for the NCLC.
The program director of the NCLC may, at the discretion of the Dean of GWLAI, work on activities of the ICS, spending no more than 40% of his or her time on this work. This is a 12-month, limited term position, renewable depending on availability of funding.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AND ACADEMIC INNOVATION AND GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The George Washington University is the largest research university in the nation’s capital, located blocks from the White House, the State Department, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. GW currently enrolls approximately 25,000 students, including 10,000 undergraduates, in ten colleges and schools at three campuses in the District of Columbia and Virginia. Over the past twenty years, the university has made remarkable strides, including consolidation of the main campus at Foggy Bottom; the establishment of a wide variety of new degree programs, both on-campus and off; the construction of a Northern Virginia campus devoted to graduate study and research in science and technology; and the acquisition of the beautiful Mount Vernon Campus in Georgetown with a focus on specialized undergraduate programs. Thanks to these developments, GW has attracted an increasingly high caliber of faculty and students. With faculty at the top of their fields, and partnerships with organizations locally and around the globe, GW remains a first-choice among students of political science, public policy, international relations, public health, and other disciplines. Under its current leadership, the university has magnified its support for science and engineering, including the construction of a new research facility and the recruitment of nationally recognized research faculty.
As the largest research university in the District of Columbia and a rising institution of higher education in this country, GWU has two obligations: to collect and create knowledge and make it available to the world, and to produce a steady stream of critical thinkers who know how to utilize knowledge to become leaders in whatever field they enter. These two obligations merge in the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation.
GW Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and spurs innovation at GW. Our resources and services advance research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival sources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. GWLAI fosters deeper collaboration between previously separate areas to forward the strategic goal of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
Visit http://lai.gwu.edu for more information about the GW Libraries & Academic Innovation and the George Washington University.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered, please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65360 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 7 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
Desired Qualifications include: Expertise in international relations, political science, political communication, or public affairs, with knowledge about Sir Winston Churchill highly preferred.
Demonstrated record of successful fundraising experience.
Experience with organizing events in collaboration with other organizations
Record of strong collaboration with colleagues.
Experience in supporting a membership organization.
Familiarity with digital technology.
A demonstrated understanding of the workings of non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
Internal Number: R000725
About The George Washington University
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. It includes ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
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