SL Assistant Director I - 512895

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Apply nowJob no: 512895
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Director/Executive, Student

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 40206.36 Midpoint - $ 58302.36

Department/Organization: 860101 - Blackburn Institute

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; occasional nights and weekends

Job Summary: The Student Life Assistant Director I provides oversight and planning for the development, implementation, and delivery of one or more programs, services, or activities within a department. May supervise professional staff. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.

Additional Department Summary: The Assistant Director, Blackburn Institute assists in guiding the vision and direction of the Blackburn Institute. The Blackburn Institute is recognized as one of the most unique and dynamic leadership development programs in the country. The Assistant Director is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs/events related to the Institute's yearly curriculum. This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with a host of constituents that impact the Institute and the University of Alabama, including students, alumni, potential donors, advisory board members, state politicians, and community leaders. General areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, outreach activities, budget oversight, website development and maintenance, coordination of community service initiatives, potential donor cultivation, and the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Institute's annual programming for students and Fellows (alumni).

The Assistant director will represent the division and The University of Alabama on task forces, community and state agencies, community initiatives, and external councils. Sustain productive partnerships with a broad variety of University constituents including Blackburn Fellows, Advisory Board Members, Alumni Relations, Community Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs departments. The Assistant Director will supervise a Program Assistant, and assist with day-to-day operations of the office and provide leadership in the absence of the director.
They will also serve the Division of Student Life through participation in division-wide initiatives and tasks and will participate in other duties as assigned by the director and/or Student Life leadership.

The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama. Through its work with students, alumni (Fellows), and Advisory Board members, the institute develops a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the state's challenges. Selected students participate in a one-year curriculum of activities and events, after which they continue their involvement for their remaining time at The Capstone. Upon graduation, participants earn recognition as Blackburn Fellows and begin their work through professional and civic involvement in their home communities and throughout the state, both individually and through the Fellows Involvement Network (FIN). Supported by an Advisory Board of established leaders committed to the state of Alabama, the Blackburn Institute promotes change through an intergenerational network that learns from the past, takes action in the present, and plans for the future.

Responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace.
Responsible for holding staff accountable for completion of required training.
Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of experience.

Skills and Knowledge: This position requires specific skills in program and event planning, excellent organizational skills, and strong public relations skills. The problem-solving environment of this position involves appropriate planning and the inclusion of students and staff in all stages of program and event planning. The incumbent requires creative problem-solving skills to serve the many varies needs of student fellows, alumni fellows, and advisory board members. The problem-solving environment of this position involves appropriate planning and the inclusion of students and staff in the identification and resolution stages. Must be able to conduct presentations and training workshops, be an effective communicator, and have organizational strength. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Related experience to include leadership development, civic engagement, student programming, and advising student organizations.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 May 2021 Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time