Assistant Director for Community Programs & Partnerships

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Position Summary:

Assist the Director in retaining, establishing and developing working relationships with community partners; support and engage faculty and students in developing and implementing Community Based Learning (CBL) courses and research. Coordinate JCCC operations and development efforts. Work closely with the Director to ensure that the programs of the JCCC achieve maximum impact in the College and wider communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Innovation: Work with the Director to develop and implement collaborative strategies for increasing partnering pathways in the JCCC for faculty, students and community partners through CBL courses, research and JCCC initiatives; expand synergies among existing programs within the JCCC and across Smith centers; develop and sustain relationships with community partners; seek opportunities and partnerships leading to JCCC catalytic projects.

Development and Fundraising: Conduct research on funding for JCCC programs and work with the Director and Development Office on fundraising, grant-writing and grant maintenance.

Systems development and maintenance: Oversee and continuously upgrade communication and administrative systems of the JCCC, including web and social media presence and both internal and external communications, internal CBL grant management, budget tracking, Community Engagement/Social Change concentration applications, JCCC logistics and transportation administration. Upgrade and maintain data collection strategies.



Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 – 5 years of coordination experience; familiarity with or experience in in a higher education setting or community-based nonprofit organization is preferred or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Master’s degree preferred.  

Skills: Highly motivated with a strong commitment to liberal arts education for women; experience with and commitment to outreach and college/community partnerships as means of fostering diverse and enriched learning opportunities; excellent administrative, writing and speaking skills; ability to work effectively as a member of a high functioning/flexible team; demonstrably excellent working relationships; ability to work with all levels of college departments and partner organizations: successful grant writing and management experience. Knowledge of MS Office is essential; familiarity with social media and/or web-based tools.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, academic year position 35 hours per week for 43 weeks per year.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer




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Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 6/11/2018
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