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Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Apply now Job no: 492399
Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Other

Job Title: Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Reporting Relationship: Director of Community Engagement

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Global Engagement

Campus Location: Barnes Student Center

Summary of Position:    The Assistant Director of Community Engagement is responsible for developing, maintaining, and assessing community engagement initiatives and overseeing outreach programs.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and support for community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs, including but not limited to: community volunteerism; service learning, job shadowing and internship. In this context, “community engagement initiatives and outreach programs” are defined as off-campus learning experiences that students, faculty, and staff participate in (not including School of Nursing education abroad programs).
  • Collaborate with offices, departments, and academic divisions in developing, maintaining, and assessing community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs.
  • Serve as the primary resource person and advisor for students, faculty, and staff interested or engaged in community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs.
  • Serve as an advisory member of the General Education Committee (as it relates to matters concerning the IES and the IE requirements and serve on other university committees/councils as designated.
  • Facilitate workshops, seminars, courses and other training events associated with community engagement initiatives and community service programs.
  • Maintain intellectual vitality by way of scholarly output and professional presentations at conferences and other venues.
  • Communicate and maintain institutional policies, systems, and procedures associated with community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Intercultural & Global Office and other stakeholders involved with community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in dealing with local and national, crisis management situations pertaining to community engagement initiatives and community outreach programs.
  • Coordination of Federal work study and community service; working with the Financial Aid offices.
  • Promoting and maintaining strong community relationships that endorse and build local student engagement.
  • Manage program budgets and ensure that all related financial policies and procedures are being implemented.
  • Supervise student workers, (community coordinators) and graduate assistants.
  • Collaborate with offices and divisions in developing marketing materials and student recruitment strategies.
  • Positively represent IWU and the Intercultural & Global Office at events on and off campus, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Travel locally and nationally, to current (and future) locations for the purpose of program leadership, program assessment, and site review.
  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned.
  • Potential to teach as an adjunct faculty member, depending upon qualifications. The Asst. Director for Community Engagement may teach from 3-6 credit hours per semester. Opportunity is dependent upon need in the specific academic unit and must be approved by the Division Chair and School Dean.

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.

Education

• Bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies, education administration, counseling, or related field required. Master’s preferred.

Experience

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple administrative tasks effectively and efficiently, and able to delegate responsibilities to others.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
• Minimum of 3 years working in higher education.

Required Skills

• Knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of community engagement
• Well organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks at on time.
• Personable, hospitable, and strong people skills.
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
• Experienced in working with collegians and or in a university culture.
• Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and date management skills.
• Works well as part of a team and values collaboration and consensus.
• Maintains a strong work ethic and is able to set and accomplish personal and professional goals.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

 

 

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