Director, The Edward Ginsberg Center

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Director, The Edward Ginsberg Center, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan seeks a strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader as the next director of the Edward Ginsberg Center (“Ginsberg”) to create significant social change and exhibit national leadership in the areas of student civic engagement, service learning, and community-engaged scholarship. 

The Ginsberg Center is a community and civic engagement center with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan. The center advances social change for the public good through service, democratic participation, and community-engaged learning. Ginsberg is a leading unit within Student Life, a division committed to facilitating student learning and the development of the whole student, while cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community.  Ginsberg also works in close partnership with the Office of the Provost.

The new director will provide overall vision and strategic leadership to the Ginsberg Center and ensure the organization fulfills its mission. Among the director’s core responsibilities will be promoting faculty and student engagement with community partners, integrating community-engaged learning into co-curricular and curricular offerings; and promoting community-engaged scholarship for faculty. The director will serve as a leader internally and externally and create university-community partnerships, informed by community priorities, reciprocity, and equity.

The director is expected to have a record of distinguished leadership that demonstrates the ability to further build upon Ginsberg’s strong foundation and a commitment to equity and social justice, service, and fostering long-term community partnerships. The candidate will bring creativity, energy, and credibility to the center and have experience with social justice education and civic engagement initiatives, as well as with developing and executing strategy and leading a diverse and complex organization.

The University of Michigan, Division of Student Life has retained the services of Korn Ferry to coordinate this search. Only applicants who apply through Korn Ferry will be considered for this position. Nominations and confidential inquiries for this position may be emailed to Lila Wojnarowicz at Lila.Wojnarowicz@KornFerry.com

Nominations and expressions of interest will be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications and nominations should be submitted directly to Korn Ferry. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest, addressing the responsibilities above, electronically to Ginsberg-Director@KornFerry.com

Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director and Senior Client Partner
Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.