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Assistant Director Position Summary
The Center for Civic Leadership fosters community-university collaborations that analyze the complexity of social issues and take actions to promote equitable and inclusive communities. Reporting to and under the supervision of an associate director, the assistant director will support staff in the development, implementation, and management of undergraduate civic leadership programs and fellowships grounded in principles of community engaged learning, ethical frameworks, civic professionalism, and critical reflection. They will have primary responsibility for design, implementation, and evaluation of student-led programs and advise students pursuing community-engaged learning and applying for fellowships. The assistant director will support the center's work in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community. They will assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs. The assistant director will also develop and lead workshops and/or organize special events.
Administers program operations, ensuring efficient, effective and productive operations
Creates and implements plans to achieve program objectives and mission
Interprets, implements, and ensures compliance with policies and regulations and recommends changes to procedures and processes
Analyzes data, identifies trends, develops reports and recommends and implements changes to improve alignment with institutional mission and goals
Creates and implements outreach plans that may include relationship development, communications, event and conference management
Provides support in developing relationships with internal and external entities
May assist with fundraising activities
Creates budget plans, monitors and approves expenditures, develops reports, conducts analyses and manages and maintains financial records
For academic programs, may be responsible for graduate student recruitment and admissions, student records, curriculum support, coordinating the accreditation process, managing scholarships and fellowships, and monitoring student progress
May supervise staff (up to three full-time staff)
Performs all other duties as assigned
Three years of related professional experience in undergraduate civic engagement at a college or university, in government, or in non-profit organization
Experience working with diverse student populations, including first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented populations
Experience teaching (in person and virtually)
Experience in critical service, advocacy, or public policy
Knowledge of theories, including community engaged learning, student development, learning and identity development and experience applying those frameworks professionally
Strong rapport building skills and experience collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and community partners
Ability to develop and initiate new strategies
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
Adept at problem solving. creational contingency plans and handling issues when necessary
Strong client service orientation and attention to detail
Ability to oversee and direct staff
Knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans
Must possess (or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license with no more than three moving violations and/or at fault accidents within the past 36 months, and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Master's degree in community engaged learning, social justice, public policy or related fields
Educational background in STEM
Building direct partnerships with government and community organizations and/or faculty
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve program goals
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