The Institute for Humane Studies seeks two Network Liaisons. Reporting to the Director of Academic Relations, the Academic Network Liaison is the scholar-facing member of the Relationship Management Capability (RMC). The vision of the Relationship Management Capability (RMC) is that classical liberal scholars in the IHS network have the material support and intellectual connections they need to thrive in their career and advance the principles and practices of a free and open society.
With support from the Director of Academic Network Relations, the Network Liaison is responsible for developing trusted relationships with a portfolio of aspiring and current faculty, and connecting them to the right professional development opportunities at the right moment in their career. Network Liaisons are responsible for developing a deep knowledge of IHS programs, and familiarity with professional development opportunities beyond IHS. The Network Liaison is responsible for internalizing, practicing, and improving relationship management protocols and engaging in regular practices of knowledge sharing within and beyond the RMC team. The Network Liaison is also responsible for collaborating with programs teams to ensure that IHS is developing programs that serve the scholars in the IHS academic network.
The Network Liaison must be internally driven to develop deep knowledge of the scholars in their portfolio, eager to identify the appropriate opportunities that will help them to advance ideas in the classical liberal tradition. The Academic Liaison must have excellent communication skills and a familiarity with the professional expectations and culture of higher education. The person holding this position must also be someone who proactively builds cross-team relationships inside IHS.
Founded in 1961, IHS is a nonprofit educational organization that works with college students and professors around the country to advance understanding of the principles of a free and open society. IHS offers educational programs, scholarships, mentoring, and faculty-development support that help college students and professors contribute to a freer, more prosperous, and more humane world.
Develop deep knowledge about and trusted relationship with a portfolio of network scholars.
Develop deep knowledge of IHS programs, and familiarity with professional development opportunities beyond IHS.
Internalize, practice, and proactively recommend ways to improve relationship management protocols
Engage in regular practices of knowledge sharing within and beyond the RMC team
Communicate and collaborate with program teams to develop appropriate opportunities for network scholars
Deliver on measurable goals as established by the Senior Director of Faculty Relations and the Director of Academic Relations
The ideal candidate will have:
A demonstrated record of success in developing productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Deep familiarity with and communications experience within an academic environment
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to proactively improve work processes for optimal performance
Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated record of following through on commitments
All IHS employees receive:
A competitive salary that reflects your experience
Metro-accessible location in the heart of Clarendon
Great medical and dental benefits
403(b), FSAs, long-term disability, and other valuable benefits
Free parking or transportation offset
One free course per semester at George Mason University (GMU)
The opportunity to do meaningful work for an awesome mission
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