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Executive DirectorWorking Title:
Director/Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning - #001690Department:
Center for Community Engagement & Service LearningAnticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience.Position Summary:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Minimum Qualifications:
The Director/Executive Director leads community engagement and development functions including: articulating the community engaged mission of WCU; strategic planning and implementation; co-curricular program planning and marketing; measuring, monitoring, and tracking data associated with both curricular and co-curricular spaces; community/regional partnership cultivation, communication, and management; faculty development program planning, marketing, and facilitating; relevant work-study and non-work-study student worker development and management. The Director/Executive Director engages the University community (faculty, administration, staff, and students) in community engagement, service, and scholarship.
CCESL is housed within Undergraduate Studies (an integral component of the university’s focus on the holistic student experience), and the office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Undergraduate Studies seeks to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in the region, state, and nation through engaged learning opportunities. The Director/Executive Director reports to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs.
Master’s degree required. Degree(s) from many academic disciplines will be considered. Degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution. The following are also required:Preferred Qualifications:
- A minimum of five years of administrative work experience in higher education, community engagement/service/development, faculty development, and/or non-profit participation or management.
- Supervisory experience.
- A demonstrated and comprehensive awareness of community engagement trends.
- Excellent interpersonal skills given the broad, diverse base of constituents and clientele served (community, faculty, staff, and students).
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Proven leadership and supervisory skills focused on both professional staff and student employee development and empowerment of staff.
- A clear understanding of how to establish and manage multiple partnerships (both internal and external to campus).
Doctoral degree in higher education, experiential education, or a related field. Also:Position Type:
- A demonstrated capacity for using various technological tools for community engagement and a familiarity with the Community Engagement Professionals Competency Model; application of best practices in the field of community engagement.
- Ability to develop and implement a research agenda, engage with faculty, obtain external funding through grants and partnerships, develop and navigate campus, state, and federal policy, and facilitate strategic planning processes.- Experience in student learning, strategic planning, and operational assessment.
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week:
40Number of Months Per Year:
06/28/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Cover letter, vita, and reference list with contact information for at least three references must accompany application. Address to Dr. Wes Milner, Director, Office of Global Engagement.Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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