The Assistant Director will create programming, offer support to students in all THRIVE programs, and they will oversee the Chamberlain Scholars program. The Assistant Director will play a critical role in running the Geoffrey Canada Scholars program—the initiative’s flagship program—a four-year cohort experience that includes a Summer Institute for incoming first years. The Assistant Director will have a significant part in the continued development of THRIVE, as it leads the way in long-term transformational change at Bowdoin.
Day-to-day tasks associated with the outlined responsibilities include: serving as an advisor to students, creating and supervising year-round educational and recreational programming (workshops and coursework on campus and off-site activities), supporting the growth of the THRIVE initiative, and promoting, reviewing, and documenting funding opportunities for students. The AD will regularly collaborate in these efforts with faculty and staff across the institution, especially those in Student Affairs.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. • Ability to create and design programming based on the goals of THRIVE. • Knowledge of the needs of these student populations, especially men of color and first-gen men. • Familiarity with an asset-based framework for responsive and creative problem-solving. • Exceptional public speaking and writing skills. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Fluency in the Microsoft 365 suite and willingness to quickly learn new applications and software. • Multilingual skills preferred; fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
• 2+ years of full-time work experience. • Experience in college access, college persistence, and/or higher education strongly preferred. • Experience supervising student leaders or student employees.
Internal Number: S00707JP
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Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
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We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.