Community Engagement and Inclusion Director

About the Position

The Community Engagement and Inclusion Director is primarily responsible for all activities related to building relationships with underserved communities across East Central Indiana, with a specific focus on growing our network within Delaware County. The Community Engagement and Inclusion Director will serve as a brand ambassador, working to connect underrepresented populations with the inclusive leadership development opportunities provided by Shafer Leadership Academy, with a specific focus on increasing program attendance, non-profit board service, candidates for local elected office and neighborhood association involvement.

As a result, the Community Engagement and Inclusion Director will spend much of their time traveling East Central Indiana, operating within the spaces and places best recognized by vulnerable populations. In addition, the Community Engagement and Inclusion Director will also be expected to provide insight and expertise into Shafer Leadership Academy’s public programs and internal operations related inclusion and diversity.

Full Job Description


This posted posted on November 12, 2021 and closed on December 3, 2021. 

We will invite our top 2 – 3 candidates for in person interviews. Interviews will be conducted at the Innovation Connector (1208 W White River Blvd). We may conduct Zoom interviews to pre-screen candidates depending on the size, and quality, of the applicant pool.

The in-person interview process will have three components and last approximately two hours.

Interview with colleagues: 30 minutes

Break: 15 Minutes

Public presentation: 30 minutes

15-minute presentation (with visual aids) on a topic related to community engagement and inclusion.

10-minute Q & A from the audience. Audience members will include SLA Member organizations, SLA Board
Members, and other SLA stakeholders.

Interview with Mitch Isaacs, Executive Director: 45 minutes

Our goal is to interview candidates in December and make an offer before the end of 2021, with the position starting in January of 2022.

The posting will close December 3, 2021.

– Contact Mitch Isaacs with Questions –

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive; they represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the duties of the job.



This position is now closed.