Associate Director, Community Engagement
Company: University of Delaware
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Associate Director, Community Engagement Apply now Job no:
College / VP Area: Office of the Provost
Work type: Staff
Categories: Academic Administration, Full Time
PAY GRADE: 31ECONTEXT OF THE JOB:The Community Engagement
Initiative (CEI) is a unit of the Provost's Office. As a
land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution the University
of Delaware has a long tradition of applying knowledge, creativity
and civic commitment to the critical challenges facing communities
in Delaware, across the nation, and around the world. The Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated UD as a
community engaged university. The Community Engagement Initiative
is responsible for strengthening UD's identity as an engaged
research university and for implementing the university's strategic
civic action plan through knowledge- and place-based partnerships,
support for faculty engaged scholarship, and undergraduate and
graduate student programming.The incumbent is responsible for the
development and implementation of university-wide community
engagement programs for students, and support for faculty
participation in support of student programs. The incumbent serves
as a member of the Community Engagement Initiative leadership team
in carrying out the University's Civic Action Plan and in support
of local, regional and national partnerships. The incumbent reports
to the Director and Deputy Director of the Community Engagement
Initiative but operates independently in carrying out the major
responsibilities designated below.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides strategic leadership in development, implementation
and assessment of significant and innovative university-wide
curriculum-based service-learning and community engagement
- Directs the Community Engagement Scholars course of study, the
only university-wide approved course of study for students in all
majors and minors. Recruits, selects, and advises potential
students, applicants, and current students. Works with the Faculty
Review Board to design programming that facilitates successful
student completion. Teach Introductory course SPPA 100:
Introduction to Civic Engagement.
- Provides substantive technical assistance university-wide to
faculty and senior professionals to advance academic and
co-curricular community engagement programming through workshops
and individual advisement. Designs and develops educational
- Serves as key member of CEI leadership team, responsible for
research, writing and implementation of university-wide Civic
- Establishes collaborative relationships with community
organizations, facilitating connections with both academic and
student life programs, including state and local governments,
non-profit community agencies and Delaware institutions of higher
- Manages budget and external funds to support programming,
student awards, and faculty development grants.
- Designs and develops undergraduate courses and seminars.
- Provides guest lecturing and formal classroom instruction.
- Authors proposals, reports and marketing materials. Develops
and maintains informational websites.
- Convenes, develops, and plans programming for national,
regional, and state professional and scholarly meetings. Makes
- Serves on university-wide work groups, developing new
procedures or projects to enhance UD/community partnerships.
- Serves in leadership positions on university and department
- Serves on special committees or panel appointments by the
- Mentors other professional staff or students.
- Holds memberships in professional organizations at the state,
regional, or national level.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as
- Master's degree and five years related experience in academic
program administration and supervision, or equivalent combination
of education and experience.
- Experience and/or education in the scholarship of engagement
and community partnerships preferred.
- Ability to develop and implement curriculum, recruitment, and
- Expertise in developing programming for faculty and
- Experience with program planning, implementation, organizing
resources, and establishing priorities.
- Ability to work closely with diverse set of communities,
including administrators, faculty, students and off-campus
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively in both independent and team
- Ability to create effective, sustainable, university/community
- Skill in financial planning and fiscal management.
- Knowledge of university budgeting and funding procedures,
standards, and project management principles and practices.
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the
differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying
identities, cultures and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where
diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.Notice of
Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
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on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
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