Assistant Director of Equity and Community-Engaged Learning

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Assistant Director of Equity and Community-Engaged Learning

Job Description:

Community Engagement

Develop and coordinate immersive community-engaged projects such as alternative spring breaks, alternative fall breaks, and May Experience programming.

Collaborate with University stakeholders to develop pre- and post-immersion education, which explores historical influences on partner communities and raises awareness of current issues impacting constituents within the community, while fostering an appreciation of cultural differences to cultivate successful community partnerships.

Coordinate and conduct assessments related to community-engaged projects.

Develop and oversee a student advisory committee to assist with alternative break programming, as well as other community-engaged learning projects. Participate in community-engaged learning meetings and activities as appropriate to develop a full knowledge of programs and collaborators.

Develop and refine strategies for managing project documents, communications, community relationships, and community impact. Prepare project reports, grant proposals, and other communications to facilitate the sharing of information and progress with campus and community partners.

Program and Workshop Coordination

Administer all aspects of the Dins Dialogue program, an interactive peer-facilitated diversity workshop series.

Develop and update workshop curriculum for the Dins Dialogue program.

Select, train, and supervise Dins Dialogue student facilitators. Collaborate with CIC staff and campus partners to expand student training in the areas of empathy building, identity and privilege, implicit bias, reciprocal community partnerships, and microaggressions and triggers. Continue to identify additional training/workshop opportunities and develop programs as needed.

Assist with the administration of the CIC's Safe Zone workshops.

Assist in the planning and implementation of Furman's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

As opportunity allows, may co-teach seven-week, two-credit curricular dialogue courses led by Furman faculty; including course preparation, co-facilitation of class discussion, and assessment.

General Administrative

Manage an annual budget of approximately $20,000.

Serve as a primary advisor for OSII/CIC supported student organization.

Assist in developing and evaluating assessment planning, strategic thinking and planning, learning outcomes, and goals and objectives coordinated with the mission and vision statements of the University, the Division of Student Life and the Office of Student Involvement and Inclusion.

Work closely with the Student Involvement and Inclusion staff in the implementation of strategic initiatives and departmental programs.

Serve as a Level One On-Call Crisis Responder for the Division of Student Life (24-hour on-call rotation).

Serve on the Student Conduct Board.

Serve on other campus committees as assigned.

Conduct professional development activities, with approval by the Associate Director, and maintain volunteer activities with a chosen professional association as appropriate.

Complete performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and University goals.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director in support of the goals and objectives of the department and the Division of Student Life. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.


Daily contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, students, and student workers to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.

Frequent contact with other departments to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.

Routinely handles confidential information.

Routine contact with parents and the general public to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Reviews work to ensure compliance with procedures and deadlines.

Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps.Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.

Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.

Reports To:
Associate Director of Diversity Engagement & Manager of the Center for Inclusive Communities

Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field required.

1-3 years of professional experience in the development and implementation of social justice and community engagement programming in higher education.

Understanding of student development and identity development theories and practical applications is essential. Understanding of service-learning and social justice theories and practical applications is strongly preferred. Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and intercultural intelligence/cultural humility work is required.

Experience with student organization advising is preferred.

Must have excellent organizational skills and strong communication skills.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

Customer service oriented.

Ability to interact with a diverse population and maintain a positive attitude in time of crisis.

Understanding of the importance of student learning outcomes and

Education Requirements:
Masters (Required)

Certification Requirements:

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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Posted: 3/7/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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