On Campus Education Coordinator/Director
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) seeks a self-starting, detail-oriented individual to support the Institute’s programs that teach young people about classical liberal ideas. This is a mid-level position and the person will work primarily with the “On-Campus Education” program, delivering classical liberal educational programming to students on college campuses throughout the school year. The person in this role will be an integral part of developing and executing the ambitious growth in student programming that IHS has planned for the next few years.
Key responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
- Directing on-site programming at college campuses throughout the school year
- Consulting with faculty to create curriculum for on-campus programming
- Creating and distributing materials to campus groups (books, flyers, activity kits, etc.)
- Maintaining cost effectiveness by tracking expense and budget information for the program
- Collecting and measuring effectiveness for on-going programs
- Engaging intellectually with participants and curriculum at the conferences
- Directing on-site programming at several weekend conferences and summer seminars
Candidates must have excellent project management skills, the ability to drive timelines to meet deadlines, and an unwavering attention to detail. In addition, candidates should possess a strong understanding of and passion for classical liberal principles (individual rights, free markets, limited government, voluntarism, and peace). Experience with student club leadership and on-campus event coordination and promotion is strongly preferred.
This is a mid-level position. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. IHS provides exceptional benefits to all individual employees, including health and dental insurance coverage (which includes paying 100 percent of the health insurance premium and tax-free reimbursement of all deductible expenses, and paying 100 percent of the dental insurance premium). IHS also provides all employees with flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and one free course per semester at George Mason University (GMU).
The Institute for Humane Studies, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. Each year IHS awards more than $600,000 in scholarships to students from universities around the world. IHS also sponsors free summer seminars, awards public policy and journalism internships, and provides various forms of career assistance. Through these programs, IHS promotes open inquiry, critical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem solving.
The Institute for Humane Studies is located in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., two blocks from the Virginia Square metro stop (on the Orange Line). IHS is a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth.