Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College is hiring Assistant Director!

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May 13th, 2014

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking an Assistant Director for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program, a national project that equips and inspires new generations of leaders through campus-based education, real-world advocacy practice, and the skills to build a stronger, more diverse movement for reproductive freedom and social change.

Reporting to the CLPP Director, the assistant director advances CLPP’s mission through oversight of three major projects:  CLPP’s summer internship program (Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps); national activist network (New Leadership Networking Initiative); and intensive Summer Leadership Institute.  The assistant director will manage outreach, participation and programming for these projects that meets project goals and advances CLPP’s mission of supporting new leadership. In addition, the assistant director will run the summer internship program which supports 25-30 students from campuses across the country, and launch a major expansion to extend eligibility beyond Western Massachusetts. This position will be responsible for managing and working collaboratively with staff, faculty, and college departments, supporting fundraising efforts, and evaluating the projects. The assistant director will be able to stand in for the CLPP directors as needed and represent CLPP at the College and externally in national venues. This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full time grant funded position with continuation pending future funding.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience are required.  Qualified candidate should have program development and implementation experience; familiarity with reproductive rights and social justice issues; experience working with diverse communities, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, and people of different genders.  Previous supervisory experience, as well as practice working as a mentor to emerging activists or students is preferred.  Candidates must have technology skills; be computer proficient (Word, Excel, and web-based software); and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The assistant director will be expected to work collaboratively; prioritize multiple, competing demands, and problem-solve independently with minimal supervision. Training, facilitation, and/or public speaking experience is a plus. This position requires ability to handle high volumes of work and multiple projects running concurrently; have excellent problem solving skills; and possess the ability to relay information and respond to correspondence in a timely manner. A commitment to CLPP’s mission and working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.   This position requires occasional travel, evenings, and weekends.


This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

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Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment