Assistant Director for Outreach & Advocacy

Baltimore, Maryland
Dec 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Loyola University Maryland seeks an Assistant Director for Outreach and Advocacy in its 28 year-old Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ), a key institutional link to connect and leverage campus and community resources for a more just and equitable world. This position is a unique opportunity for a relational, organized, strategic and innovative professional with a passion to align university and community aims for mutual benefit and reciprocity, and excited to implement Loyola's educational mission to develop "people for and with others." This position works very closely with dozens of internal and external colleagues, including area resident leaders from the York Road Partnership, to advance community partnerships for impact.The Assistant Director for Outreach and Advocacy will work collaboratively to:1. Develop, evaluate, oversee, and maintain mutually beneficial and collaborative partnerships between the university and public and nonprofit agencies, organizations, churches, and coalitions in Baltimore2. Oversee outreach efforts in policy and advocacy to address income inequality, economic mobility, hunger, homelessness, education, housing, etc. and develop, oversee, and implement innovative strategies with community partners for engagement in these issues by students, faculty, staff and alumni 3. Work cross-campus to develop collaborations and programming with Loyola partners, especially Campus Ministry, to recruit, engage, and facilitate student participation in advocacy and Ignatian Citizenship building4. Work with the CCSJ Director and Associate Directors to identify and secure funding to assist mutually beneficial partnerships5. Support CCSJ's Student Intern Team Supervision and DevelopmentQualified candidates with 3-5 years of experience and with a Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) are encouraged to apply by 1-4-21 online at Preference given to Baltimore City residents. Please visit the to review CCSJ values and anti-racism commitment.• Bachelor's degree
• 3-5 years experience with community-based organizations, coalitions, advocacy, service-learning, or social justice education.
• Knowledge of and ability to implement experiential learning experiences, reflection, training, evaluation and facilitation.
• Experience working through partnership, via coalition building, organizing and/or project planning and responding to diverse and changing field conditions.
• Experience or demonstrated interest in anti-racism or racial justice work. Please see CCSJ's anti-racism commitment on our website.
• Ability to develop collaborative relationships within and between university and community partners.
• Excellent analytical, judgment and problem solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with ability to make presentations.
• Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
• Excellent planning and project management skills.
• Ability to work autonomously and on teams.
• Ability to interact with people at all levels, good interpersonal skills along with conflict resolution skills.
• Resourceful, creative thinker, with confidence to achieve impactful results.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office and databases.
• Ability to work with diverse populations, with strong sensitivity to racial, cultural and economic diversity.
• Ability to support and implement the mission and values of a Catholic Jesuit education, as well as University goals for institutional diversity.
• Flexibility to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required.