Director of Public Purpose at SPP - #495487

Albion College

Date: 10/14/2021 16:01 PM

City: Albion, Michigan

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Albion College: Academic Affairs: School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement
Albion College
Open Date

Oct 12, 2021


Albion College invites applications for the Director of Public Purpose position. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and belonging. The School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement (SPP) is the administrative home to Albion College’s experiential learning institutes and centers. Our co-curricular pedagogy emphasizes restorative community engagement and context-responsive professional development. We equip campus stakeholders and civic leaders with the tools necessary to name and pursue their purpose: our moral response to the world, its challenges and its possibilities.

The Director of Public Purpose is responsible for initiating, sustaining and assessing community partnerships, outreach, service and volunteer opportunities, civic engagement initiatives and activist involvements that meaningfully contribute to the development of Albion College students as critical, constructive participants in a multicultural democracy. This position also coordinates/evaluates the public-facing and philanthropic efforts of student organizations across campus. The DPP actively solicits grants and other external funding sources to build special programs that help manifest the vision of Albion College as a future-oriented leader in preparing students to anticipate, solve, and prevent problems in order to improve the human and global condition. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Albion College is an anti-racist institution. This position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to various students, faculty and staff (e.g., historically under-represented, first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, LGBTQ students).

This position is eligible for full benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and campus amenities including free on-site fitness facility, free parking, and access to campus events/performances.

FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Administrative

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Position Duration: 12 months per year


Bachelor’s degree in education, human resource management, behavioral science or another field that supports expertise nourishing cultural community wealth in undergraduate student populations.

One to three years of demonstrated leadership experience in non-profit, grassroots or activist organizations.

Prior experience with an anti-racist strategic plan or working within anti-racist insitution(s)

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit an online application including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio at:

Please contact Dr. Ashley Woodson (, Dean of the School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement, for questions about the position or search.

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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