Faith McClellan

Director of Field Work Term and Career Development

faithmcclellan.jpgFaith directs operations, strategic planning, new employer partnerships, and academic integration for Field Work Term and work-engaged learning initiatives. Faith works closely with SEPC and other student leadership groups around issues of diversity and access over Field Work Term, such as FWT grant expansion, target programs for 1st generation and international students, and career education on workplace equity issues. Faith also manages FWT registration and assessment, and coordinates student and employer communication to ensure student and employer satisfaction. Faith oversees a developmental model for career education based on strategies of early engagement, curricular-integrated solutions, and fostering career advising communities for students and alumni.

Faith holds a Masters in Public and Nonprofit Administration from the NYU Wagner School and a BA in education and gender studies from Brown University. Faith has 15 years of nonprofit management and partnership building experience, including co-founding a workforce development program in Brooklyn, NY, managing a social change leadership project for the Ford Foundation, and co-directing a bilingual public health research project in Latin America. In higher education prior to Bennington, Faith helped launch a college-credit leadership development program and taught experiential education coursework at Lesley University.