Student Affairs Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Service Learning

Location
Florida
Posted
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title: Student Affairs Program Coordinator Job Description:

Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Service Learning
University of Florida, The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service
 
The University of Florida Center for Leadership and Service
The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service (BCLS) provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change and learning. The BCLS was founded on basic concepts of integration between leadership education and programs; community service and service learning; and community engagement. The BCLS provides educational programs, workshops and conferences; coordinates community service, leadership, and service learning opportunities for students; develops reciprocal relationships with the community in order to best serve all parties; and will serve as a resource and trainer for faculty and staff on these topics.

The Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Service Learning within the Division of Student Affairs provides programs and services for students on community engagement and academic service-learning (including community involvement, service learning, social issue programming and retreats, and additional programs as needed). This position primarily coordinates community engagement and service-learning programs, and advises student organizations.   The Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Service Learning is a staff member of the University of Florida Student Affairs Division and reports to the Director of the BCLS. The BCLS Office is open from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours necessary to accomplish BCLS, Divisional, and University goals.


The position described herein serves as the Assistant Director to the Center for Leadership and Service area in the Department of Student Activities and Involvement with the Division of Student Affairs. He/She provides programs and services for students on community engagement and academic service-learning (including community involvement, service learning, social issue programming and retreats, and additional programs, as needed). Primarily, the incumbent coordinates community engagement and service-learning programs, and advises student organizations.


WORKING TITLE: Assistant Director of Community Engagement & Service Learning

 

45% - Coordinate education, trainings, and programs and services for the campus community on community engagement and academic service-learning (including community involvement, service learning, social issue programming and retreats, and additional programs, as needed.)

15% - Advise student organizations and committees

13% - Assist with oversight of and leadership for the David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service, including strategic planning

10% - Facilitate collaborative partnerships with a variety of campus offices including academic affairs, administrative affairs, student affairs, and the Alachua County community

05% - Manage budget with multiple accounts of approximately $60,000

05% - Assist with assessment projects and evaluating programs that address the needs of students at the University of Florida (UF)

04% - Assist in selection, training, and supervision of one graduate assistant and one AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service To America (VISTA) member

03% - Serve on department, division, other university-wide committees, and perform other duties (as assigned)

Advertised Salary: $42,000 - $45,000, commensurate with education and experience. Minimum Requirements:  Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, nonprofit management or related field. Qualified applicants should have graduate or professional experience in student affairs, with significant experience in a program or service area. Possess a theoretical foundation in the principles and practices of service learning and/or community-university partnerships. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required: No