Director, Community Assessment
Director, Community Assessment
Research framework, guidelines, and application process to apply for the Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement (CCCE) and determine our readiness for application.
Define the institutional requirements and benefits of CCCE for Furman.
Understand and prepare the University for the 5 year cycle for Classification and Reclassification.
Classify institutional commitment to community engagement activities across campus, and in the community, that embody the characteristics of engagement and directly impact the educational experiences of students and the scholarly work of faculty.
Ensure integration of the three major parts of CCCE, when documenting our first time application and assessing readiness for submission, by addressing:
- Foundational Indicators- including institutional commitment (infrastructure, budget, assessment, professional development, community voice, etc.) and institutional identity and culture (vision, mission, assessment, data, leadership priority etc.)
- Curricular Engagement- teaching, learning and scholarship that engages faculty, students and the community in mutually beneficial collaboration by addressing community identified needs which deepens students' civic and academic learning, enhances community well-being, and enriches the scholarship of the institution.
- Outreach and Partnerships-programs and institutional resources provided for the community.
Examine existing research and best practices for community.
Utilize a “retrospective” evaluation process by looking back at prior efforts in community engagement at Furman.
Assess and inventory our engagement portfolio by evaluating where we've been, where we are currently, and where we are headed as an institution under the Furman Advantage.
Collect data on current state of community engagement at Furman and evaluation gaps between current state and desired state, including reciprocal partnerships, faculty rewards, and alignment and integration with larger institutional initiatives.
Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders based on reciprocity, mutual respect, shared authority, and co-creation of goals and outcomes.
Develop new set of practices, create new structures, and revise policies to support Community Engaged Learning and TFA.
Participates in professional development opportunities, on- and off campus.
Develop and deliver internal and external training to support community-engaged learning and assessment.
Initiates and manages special projects and assignments as directed by the Executive Director of Community Engaged Learning.
Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Attributes:
Skills and Personal Attributes
- Reports to Executive Director of Community-Engaged Learning
- Frequent contact with members of academic and administrative departments, students, and community partners and stakeholders.
- Collaboration with members of own work unit and immediate supervisor to exchange ideas, information and best practices and functions.
- Frequent contact with students and colleagues from other institutions to exchange information and best practices.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
- Reviews work to ensure compliance with procedures and deadlines.
- Spends time planning, scheduling, and assigning priorities of several ongoing assignments.
- Tasks require the development of techniques, formulation of concepts and procedures, direction and /or planning operations, and developing solutions to unique issues.
- Work involves developing, implementing and interpreting policy.
- Problem resolution requires experimentation, innovation and/or theory development.
- Errors may cause inaccuracies in reports, records or data resulting in dissemination of inaccurate or incomplete information.
- Work is performed independently and employee assumes direct accountability for work and independently resolves all associated problems except where final approval is required.
Resume and Cover Letter
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Thu, August 16, 2018
To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Director--Community-Assessment_R000198
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