Muncie Nonprofit Shafer Leadership Academy is seeking a Community Engagement and Inclusion Director to build relationships with underserved communities across East Central Indiana, with a specific focus on growing its 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.
We are looking for someone to help us build meaningful relationships
“Our goal is to create connections in marginalized communities, so we better connect underserved populations to our programs, along with crucial community leadership opportunities such as nonprofit board service, local elected office, and neighborhood association involvement,” said SLA Executive Director Mitch Isaacs.
“Ideally, we’re looking for someone who already has established relationships with underrepresented communities / groups across Delaware County. More broadly, we need someone who has a strong grasp on inclusion best practices and can build relationships with various underrepresented populations. Most importantly, we’re seeking candidates who can build trusting, meaningful relationships, on behalf of Shafer Leadership Academy.” said Isaacs, who has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2015.
This is SLA’s third new hire in as many years, Isaacs said. “Shafer Leadership Academy is a growing organization. Two years ago, we added Jeff Robinson as our Development Director. Last year we added Eilis Wasserman as our Virtual Programs Manager. Our organization has grown through the pandemic by staying nimble and focusing on what the community needs. This position is continuing that focus.”
a flexible, adaptable, and innovative culture
Shafer Leadership Academy prides itself on providing excellent employee culture. Tisha Gierhart, Program Director and single longest tenured employee explains: “I am proud to work with an organization that demonstrates the work that we do. We are an innovative team, and each of us brings a unique perspective. Teamwork is the heart of Shafer Leadership Academy, and we build relationships through listening, understanding and communication. Our focus is to add value to people so that communities thrive and are led by good leaders.” Jeff Robinson, Development Director offers, “I’m grateful to work for an organization which always strives to meet its mission by intentionally seeking new opportunities to ensure we’re helping to develop stronger leaders in every corner of our community. This is important work, and I’m excited to be a part of it and thrilled to welcome a new member to our team.” Eilis Wasserman, Virtual Programs Manager, and newest addition to the team, believes SLA is a great place to work. “Trust is the foundation of our team- we live out our values, share our gratitude, and empower each other to succeed. We have a flexible, adaptable, and innovative culture where you can contribute the best of yourself to the organization.”
Shafer Leadership Academy is reviewing applicants on a rolling basis with a goal to conduct in-person interviews in December, with the position launching in January.
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Questions? Email Mitch Isaacs, Executive Director for Shafer Leadership Academy or call the office at 765-748-0403.
Shafer Leadership Academy is a Muncie nonprofit that provides people of all ages, backgrounds and interests access to the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Go to www.shaferleadership.com for a full overview of its programs, scholarships, and impact on the community.