Executive Director - Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP)
The United Methodist College Washington Consortium (UMCWC) seeks to fill the position of Executive Director of the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) to replace its current retiring director. The position begins in August 2022. The UMCWC is made up of representatives from nine liberal arts colleges that send students to Washington, D.C. to live and intern in the nation’s capital as participants in CHIP. The program is open to students from all majors and academic disciplines. Students live in the CHIP house at 510 C Street NE in Washington and are responsible for finding their own internships with the assistance of the director.
Job Description: The director teaches an internship seminar, coordinates the teaching of additional courses, leads Friday field trips around Washington, manages student housing, manages the program’s finances, updates the CHIP website, coordinates with the CHIP board or directors, and coordinates the program for each participating student.
The director works full time Monday through Friday and remains on call evenings and weekends from late-August until mid-May, with summers off. The director manages between 10-25 students during the fall and spring semesters, and another group during the January term. The director lives off-site and is responsible for his or her own housing expenses.
Compensation: Salary range is $90,000-$100,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. Retirement benefits are included; the director receives an annual $7,000 stipend for health coverage.
Qualifications/Characteristics include the following:
- Teaching experience at the college level. A thorough knowledge of Washington DC. Well-connected in the Washington DC community. Experience working with a diverse student body. A high energy level. Cool under pressure, with a proven ability to handle a crisis. Excellent communication skills.
Preferred but not required:
- PhD in Political Science, History, or related field. Student Life Experience. Organizational/administrative experience. Knowledge of Title IX.
Please send cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references to Dr. Graham Ramsden at firstname.lastname@example.org. The selection committee will begin reading applications May 15, 2022 conclude when the position has been filled.
Finalists will be subject to professional background checks. UMCWC is an EEO/AA employer, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information about CHIP visit https://chipdc.org/