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Assistant Director Center for Service and Leadership - 522651

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $56,600 - Midpoint: $73,600 (Salaried E9)

Department/Organization: 850701 - Voluntary Services

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; some nights, weekends, & university holidays.

Job Summary: The Assistant Director of the Center for Service and Leadership develops and maintains community partnerships to promote transformational, community engagement. Designs and develops volunteer initiatives and trains students for ethical, sustainable, and community empowering service. Assists the Director in overseeing the functions of the Center for Service and Leadership and provides leadership in the absence of the Director.

Additional Department Summary: Develops and maintains community partnerships to promote transformational community engagement and in cultivating civic leadership in our students. Oversees domestic and international volunteer initiatives and aid in the strategic planning of our volunteer efforts holistically. Trains and educates students on ethical, sustainable, and community empowering service. Assists the Director in overseeing the functions of the Center for Service and Leadership and will provide this leadership in the absence of the Director. Assists with facilitation of meaningful and innovative programming that is built to be foundational and mutually beneficial through community action teams, large scale service days, Serving Bama, and our civic leadership teams. Serves as the lead for Beyond Bama Alternative Breaks. Supervises the Coordinator of Outreach. Assists with the day-to-day responsibilities of the Center. Completes required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. Holds 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 University policies and procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of student life/student affairs experience; OR master's degree and two (2) years of student life/student affairs experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work some nights, weekends, spring breaks and holidays.

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members/partners. Leadership, human relations, public speaking, financial and budget planning, and marketing and organizational skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Conflict resolution and mediation skills. Knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications.

Demonstrated commitment to expanding multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field. One (1) years of full time work experience in higher education or related field. Experience in training and group facilitation. Volunteer experience.

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


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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