The Social Sector Ethics Program of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics explores the ethical dilemmas confronting people in the social sector, including nonprofits, donors, foundation executives, fundraisers. This position has primary responsibility for planning, preparing, delivering and marketing a licensed training program. The person in this role will report to and work with the Senior Director of Leadership Ethics to create and help direct research, budget, educational, and communications efforts regarding the ethical issues that arise in the Social Sector.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Program Management 25%
Responsible for designing a program of research, education, and communication for the Center on social sector ethics, leveraging the unique perspective the university has as the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley. Programs will include both open programming and those developed for the Center's social sector learning community. 20%
Identify key ethical issues that arise in the nonprofit sector and provide commentary. 5%
Responsible for creating opportunities for learning about nonprofit ethics to engage Santa Clara university students. 5%
2. Execute Annual Licensed Training Program and Learning Community Membership 45%
Advertise annual calendar of training and associated marketing and operational plans. 15%
Recruit nonprofit organizations and donors to participate in the Center's programs and liaise with organizations active in these programs. 15%
Deliver training or identify guest faculty and associated resources to deliver training 10% o Screen applicants. Set pricing, ensure content for members. Handle requests from applicants about special accommodations in receiving programs and pricing. 5%
3. Content Development 25%
Prepare cases and collect resources for the center's social sector website pages and also a member portal for training participants who join our learning community. 15%
Prepare reports for presentation on the Center's website. 5%
Develop additional content for the center's social sector ethics website 5%
4. Other duties 5%
Participate actively in the cross-disciplinary work of the Center in other applied ethics fields.
Represent the Center when appropriate at events and conferences.
Other duties as assigned.
1. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices. 2. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives, including preparation and administration of program budget. 3. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. 4. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions. 5. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.
Provides Work Direction
Provides direction to student workers, after coordinating with the Center's Director of Operations.
Coordinates efforts, prepares materials for, and insures preparation of people involved in delivering training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environmentshared office
Extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector and corporate governance in the sector
Demonstrated understanding of ethical analysis
Demonstrated ability to build relationships
Ability to write for a general audience
Active user of social media
Experience designing and/or managing a website, blog or other social media outlet
PowerPoint and current presentation software
Experience in conducting research or reporting on the nonprofit sector
Demonstrated writing and spreadsheet skills
Background in ethics or ethical analysis
General management and administration
Ability to interview people and synthesize findings, design research
Ability to write and speak in public forums
Ability to summarize events and programs
Ability to translate ethical discussion into accessible language
Ability to post to a website
Ability to work with staff and faculty on writing and editing articles
Ability to work in a team and coordinate with the Center's editorial calendar
Ability to take direction
Ability to prioritize
Openness to learning
Strong personal ethics
Education and/or Experience
Education: Bachelor's degree
Years of Experience: At least 5 years experience in the nonprofit sector or in scholarship about the sector
Hiring range: $2668.83 - 3137.67 semi-monthly, commensurates with experience
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.