Message from Jodi Vandenberg-Daves/Hiring Details from GLADC Board of Directors
This summer I will complete three years in my role as Executive Director of the Diversity Council. It has been such a privilege to do this work! Because of increased responsibilities at UW-La Crosse, I will be stepping down at the end of August. I am pleased to be leaving the Council in a strong position, as we continue to grow from our beginnings in 2007.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together in my time as director, including not only our high quality programs (with increased attendance over time) but also our service to the community in producing an updated Multicultural Resource Guide, developing a Community Calendar and a Speakers Bureau, and contributing to multiple community conversations and initiatives. It is exciting to see how the Council’s membership has grown in the last three years. Increasing support in the form of new organizational members and higher levels of membership will make it possible for the Council to hire a director who expand our work!
The new director will be fortunate to work with a talented and passionately committed board of directors, whose energy and ideas drive our mission forward. I appreciate all they have taught me in my time working with them, and I know our connections will continue.
The Council is currently searching for a new director to replace me at the end of the summer. Who in your networks might be interested in applying? GLADC President-elect Shane Gesler is chairing the search committee. Here is the job posting with details about how to apply.
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