The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) seeks a Director of Open Inquiry Network Relations, a key leadership position within the Free Speech and Open Inquiry (FSOI) initiative.
The vision for the FSOI initiative is that the college campus is a place where faculty and students eagerly engage in a fearless search for truth through the open and civil exchange of ideas. IHS offers faculty, student organizations, and academic leaders the program support and thought leadership they need to advance the free and open exchange of ideas on their campuses. Reporting to the Senior Director of Faculty Relations, the Director of Open Inquiry Network Relations is responsible for developing and executing IHS's network strategy related to the FSOI initiative. Core to this responsibility is the development of productive collaborative relationships with faculty, academic leaders, and allied organizations in the IHS academic network that will effect positive change within the academy.
The Director works closely with the Director of the Open Inquiry Project, to ensure that faculty and administrative leaders in the IHS network have access to empirical research, thought leadership, and best practices pertaining to campus speech issues. The Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining productive cross-team relationships, particularly with the Director of Relationship Management Operations, and Directors of Educational and Academic Talent Development Programs, to ensure that IHS is offering faculty and administrative leaders the programs and support they need to advance the FSOI vision.
The Director must be a strategic, innovative leader with excellent communication and project management skills and a demonstrated ability to proactively identify and seize opportunities for programmatic growth and improvement.
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.
The ideal candidate will have:
All IHS employees receive: