Assistant Director, Community Engagement (SA25001)
Minnesota State University Mankato
Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Internal Number: 2594
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Assistant Director of Community Engagement will administer, develop, and maintain service-learning relationships across the University's campus and community, and serve as a member of the Student Activities team. The employee will train their student staff and volunteers to moderate presentations and lead Community Engagement efforts. The position will present leadership workshops and training sessions that address character formation and will offer relevant subject matter in collaboration with faculty and academic departments to support the general curriculum and University mission. The Assistant Director is responsible for raising funds to assist in sustaining the program through development activities, fundraising, and grant writing.
Bachelor's degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Able to demonstrate a theoretical foundation in the principles and practices of leadership and student development theory and practice.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Supervisory and management experience.
Expertise in programming and event planning.
Experience with managing budgets.
3 years of experience, may include graduate work experience.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Fundraising through development activities and grant-writing
Master's degree: preference given to College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Experiential Education, Educational Leadership
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
Exclusively on Campus: A position that requires the employee to perform all their work at their campus work location.
This position requires a valid, applicable driver's license, as well as DVS records check with an acceptable rating. Personal vehicle may need to be utilized for work-related duties. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.
This position requires a passing background check under Minnesota Statutes 299C.66 to 299C.71 – Kari Koskinen Manager Background Check Act. It is expected that the employee maintains the ability to pass applicable background check throughout employment. It is the employee's responsibility to notify the supervisor no later than the beginning of your next shift of any charges, allegations, convictions that may impact their standing under the applicable background check.
This position requires occasional evening and weekend work. Employee may be required to travel overnight occasionally for work-related activities.
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
CONTACTINFORMATION: Michelle Harvey, Assistant Director for RSOs, Leadership and Non-Traditional Students Student Activities Department Phone: 507-389-6076 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:email@example.com
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.