The Social Change Director provides strategic leadership for a comprehensive program for community engaged learning focused on volunteer service and civic engagement for leadership development. This includes advising and training student cohort groups, advising OSU Votes civic engagement initiatives, indirect advising of major campus service programming, building relationships with campus and community partners, program evaluation and assessment, and budgetary oversight and reporting. As a member of the Student Activities team, the Director will form strong relationships with students, colleagues, alumni, donors, and community partners. The foundation of success in this position begins with meaningful relationships, intentional student advising, strong skills in program planning, facilitation and follow-through.
Additional responsibilities include:
Identifies and executes department presentations internally and externally for recruitment, partnership, and/or knowledge sharing
Leads all marketing and media execution for the department
Develops and allocates annual budget for department
Researches, identifies, and executes proposal and grant writing, award distribution, and workshop development
Discovers ways to enhance efficiency to be fiscally responsible and compliant
Monitors dining services partnership and budget for healthy snacks for weekly programming
Provides direct supervision to Community Relations Coordinator of day to day operations with students, community partners, and recruitment through feedback, input, and direction; Field Task Instructor for BSSW students
Develops training materials, topics, and ideas for professional development opportunities for staff, student staff, and volunteers
Oversees PACT and HSA partnership with Columbus City Schools
Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
Leads assessment and data collection and analytics in department for program impact on students, community recruitment, and employment experience in collaboration with SL assessment and SL HR
Chairs partnership with Kirwan Institute to provide assistance in research collection for Civic Engagement
Develops and executes international affairs partnership with Washington Mandela Fellows (summer term)
Required: Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Community Development, Humanities, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Desired: 3 years in sustained civic engagement, social justice, student and leadership development; experience working with juvenile detention centers or the prison system; 2 years supervisory experience of full-time staff; experience supervising student employees and volunteer management; experience with grant writing and strategic plan execution; experience in program assessment and evaluation.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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