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Director of Community Engagement

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time, Temporary
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Student Development/Residence Life

Job Title: Director of Community Engagement

Reporting Relationship: Campus Pastor & Dean of Spiritual Formation

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Chapel Services - IWU-Marion

Campus Location: Chapel Auditorium

Summary of Position:    The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for mobilizing students to engage in various outreach programs and initiatives.

This is a temporary position funded by a Lilly grant through September 30, 2025.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the Charting the Future Lilly Endowment grant (2020-2025) with particular emphasis on the community engagement strategic priority of the grant
  • Manage the Charting the Future grant budget and ensure all financial policies and procedures are implemented appropriately 
  • Explore ways to sustain the objectives of the Charting the Future project after the grant period ends 
  • Collect data and assist with the Charting the Future grant reporting process 
  • Lead the evaluation and assessment process for the Charting the future grant project 
  • Provide administrative oversight and support for community engagement outreach programs and initiatives, including but not limited to: community volunteerism, service learning, job shadowing, internships, etc. In this context, "community engagement" is defined as off-campus learning experiences in Grant County that students participate in 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal/external constituents in developing, implementing, and assessing community engagement outreach programs and initiatives 
  • Strategize with and support the work of the President's Office and other IWU offices as it pertains to various community engagement efforts 
  • Collaborate with the Financial Aid Office to ensure the use of Federal Work Study funding for eligible student works who participate in community engagement initiatives 
  • Serve as the primary resource person for students who are interested in, or actively participating in, community engagement outreach programs and initiatives 
  • Supervise student workers and Graduate Assistant 
  • Facilitate workshops, seminars, courses, and other training events associated with community engagement
  • Communicate and maintain institutional policies, systems, and procedures associated with community engagement 
  • Serve as a liaison between the Spiritual Formation Office and other internal/external stakeholders involved with community engagement efforts 
  • Travel locally to current and future locations for the purpose of program development, implementation, assessment and site review (some events may occur in the evenings and during summer months) 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing department to develop internal/external communication strategies related to community engagements 
  • Positively represent IWU and the Spiritual Formation Office at events on/off campus 
  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned 

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Community Development, Intercultural Studies, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, or a related field of study (required); Master's Degree (preferred)


  • Demonstrated ability to work 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 in a team environment
  • Experience working with college students and/or in higher education

Required Skills

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the area of community engagement
  • Personable, hospitable, and strong people skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Works well as a part of a team and values collaboration and team development
  • Well-organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Able to set and accomplish goals
  • Able to manage a budget
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and data management skills

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


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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