Assistant Director, Academic Engagement

Tallahassee, FL
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41821

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 06/28/2017


Florida Campus Compact (Center for Leadership & Social Change)


Responsible for advancing the expertise and productivity of Florida's higher education academic leaders (CAOs, deans, department chairs and faculty) in the field of community engaged scholarship (CES) by facilitating statewide data collection and strategic dialogues that inform a new action agenda leading to measurable improvements and outcomes for Florida, achieved through higher quality knowledge engagement between the academic institutions and their communities. Provides guidance and direction to staff in building synergy to further the scholarship of engagement on campuses and in communities around the state, increase the visibility of Florida Campus Compact while building and maintaining a network of support in the broader community through the engagement of stakeholders, partners and supporters. Participates in strategic planning and assists in leading the overall mission of FLCC. Assumes delegated authority/responsibility to recommend and implement policies within area of responsibility. Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships throughout the state in order to attain Florida Campus Compact goals and objectives. Conducts and/or directs research as appropriate for projects or initiatives within the assigned section.
- Support the FLCC Director with the leadership and direction of FLCC programs. This includes working with internal and external stakeholders across Florida and in the field nationally, to promote and advance the scholarship of engagement in Florida's higher education network (both curricular and co-curricular).
- Ensure participating colleges/universities receive training/resources and disseminate the most current and best practices of engaged scholarship. This may include site visits, conference planning, consultative services, etc.
- Work with stakeholders to assess, support and report the quantitative and qualitative impact of engaged scholarship across Florida.
- Act as a liaison with higher education and community partners to sustain and further develop a network of collegiate administrators, faculty, staff, and student/business/community leaders who are interested in, and capable, of advancing the field of community engaged scholarship.
- Coordinate special events, meetings, program related materials.
- Coordinate and implement student conferences, statewide institutes and training sessions, and/or other related programming.
- Provide support to our participating collegiate campuses, assisting with specific programming, managing special projects, and assembling proposals for partnerships/grants.


- A Bachelor's degree and four years of experience related to academic and/or student services or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.
- Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.
- Experience understanding and interpreting educational needs and developing instructional training materials.
- Experience in conference/curriculum development designed to professionally develop faculty in the area of engaged scholarship.
- Experience developing community partner and higher education institutional relationships.
- Experience interpreting and applying related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
- A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain.


A PhD (or other terminal degree) with at least four years of relevant academic experience (CES through teaching, research, administration) including community outreach, preferably with a combination of capacity building and program management experience.
A working knowledge of Florida Campus Compact's mission and higher education goals. A proactive, independent worker who is not only self-directed but one who also takes the initiative to offer creative ideas, solutions, and problem solving for the benefit of the entire organization. A person motivated to provide only the highest level of customer service to all stakeholders, including but not limited to university faculty/staff, business/community partners, and government agencies. Experience in training, public speaking, academic research, assessment, and event/grant/program management.

Other Information

This position is located off-campus in the Children's Home Society offices on Miccosukee Commons Drive in Tallahassee, Florida. Travel will be required. Some overtime will be necessary during conferences or to meet project deadlines

Anticipated Salary Range

Mid to upper $40s.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

FLCC is a statewide organization, based in Tallahassee, FL and administratively housed by Florida State University. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to read the job description carefully and then become familiar with the mission and vision of our organization by visiting us on the web at If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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