Assistant Director of the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education
Location: Hamilton, New York
Internal Number: 3643
The Assistant Director of the COVE is primarily accountable for supporting the effective advocacy and management of campus-wide student volunteerism and outreach, and fostering productive relationships with relevant community organizations.
Specific accountabilities and responsibilities include:
Development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned campus life programs.
Ensure that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership, and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community.
Ensure that student leaders and members within assigned areas receive sufficient training to meet their obligations.
Ensure that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community.
Encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success.
Conduct effective outreach to students and proactively ensure students engage in campus life through personal interactions and engagement with various media.
Apply knowledge of the campus life area to the development and execution of programs that align with and foster the development of students within program areas. Ensure effective and responsible execution of these programs.
Be knowledgeable about the campus life area, and University policies and procedures.
Effectively manage the logistics for events and programs, including collecting and maintaining accurate records and program data.
Utilizing effective judgement and decision-making in managing emergency situations.
Effectively supervise students during program participation and work settings.
Achieve positive, measurable outcomes.
Participate in department, Division, and University meetings, committees and projects.
Other duties as assigned.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Three to five years of experience working with civic engagement or comparable experience required; college/university setting preferred
Ability to be detail-oriented
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Strong oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of student development theory, student and student organization advising models, and curriculum design
Experience working with not-for-profit and community organizations
Experience developing student leaders, student organizations, and adviser trainings and resources
Experience with using social media platforms
Experience with student learning outcomes, assessment, and data-driven decision-making
A Bachelor's degree is required.
A Master's degree in a related field such as higher education administration, education, social work, or counseling is preferred.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.