Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Service

Job description

Position Title:Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Service Job Category:Staff Department:Student Activities/Leadership - 6510910 Division:Student Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:

Reporting to the Director of Student Involvement, the Assistant Director provides leadership and supervision for the volunteerism and service-learning unit within the Office of Student Involvement and Student Center. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and leading co-curricular programs and services that engage the Georgia Gwinnett College student body in community service and volunteer activities. Additionally, the Assistant Director will create and support curricular and cocurricular opportunities that utilize service as a means for student learning and development, to advance our integrated academic experience model.


  • Oversee the development, execution, and evaluation of volunteer programs, to include local, national, and international service experiences. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating on- and off-site educational programs in support of departmental goals and outcomes. Programs include a special emphasis on residential and commuter students. Responsible for maintaining a standard of excellence for all programming initiatives • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and community to integrate service and social justice in co-curricular and curricular experiences • Assist with development, implementation, and evaluation of leadership, diversity, and civic engagement programs • Collect data on service-learning and volunteer efforts at GGC to document and assess the impact of our work and inform us about campus and community needs, collaborating with Institutional Research as appropriate • Track, approve, and report students’ volunteer hours • Train and supervise student workers who assist with volunteer programs, projects, and initiatives • Serve as primary liaison between Georgia Gwinnett College and its nonprofit community partners • Prepare, process and monitor volunteer/service program budget and administrative including creation of purchase orders, processing of invoices, expense reports, supply orders, meeting facilities, event planning, reimbursement requests, travel accommodations, transportation reservations, etc. • Coordinate administrative items including scheduling meetings, assisting with event planning, travel accommodations and transportation reservations. • Provide on-site supervision of events and activities, as required. • Serve on campus committees, as requested. • Performs other duties, as assigned. • Prepare, process and monitor items in support of program budget including creation of purchase orders, processing of invoices, expense reports, supply orders, reimbursement requests, etc.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications
  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years experience planning, developing and evaluating volunteer programs (preferably within a higher education setting)
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive administrative, supervisory, and organizations skills, including the ability to multitask efficiently and work independently
  • Understanding of the principles of service-learning, volunteerism, and civic engagement
  • Competency in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact well with the campus constituents as well as public community representatives, and organizations requesting information and service
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in a college/university Student Affairs-related setting
  • Grant-writing experience

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College-issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt




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Posted: 1/16/2019
Application Due: 5/16/2019
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