Community-Based Engaged Learning Director
Job Summary/Basic Function The Community Based Engaged Learning Director is a full-time 12-month position that reports directly to the Associate Provost. This position will serve as the primary operational steward of the university's upcoming Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) - "Building a Culture of Engaged Learning," and will be responsible for the day-to-day effectiveness of the QEP project. Georgia College recently submitted its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) Reaffirmation Report and will have an onsite visit in April 2014. This position will also be responsible for the facilitation of community-based learning projects across campus and throughout the community, as well as other engaged learning projects within the university. The successful candidate can be eligible for faculty rank and/or status. Knowledge/Skills and Abilities The successful candidate will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for the university's upcoming QEP with the following responsibilities: 1. Chair the steering committee of the QEP Task Force 2. Coordinate on-campus QEP implementation a. Manage and track mini-grants process b. Hold Q&A sessions on grants and reporting c. Identify potential campus collaborations d. Coordinate and work with Center Engaged Learning, Teaching & Scholarship (CELTS) to leverage resources e. Work with GIVE Center to help with logistics and community partnerships 3. Coordinate QEP-related faculty/staff development a. Identify areas of needed faculty/staff training b. Find appropriate trainers and facilitate professional development workshops c. Support faculty travel to off-campus workshops and conferences 4. Coordinate QEP-related assessment a. Act as a liaison with the University Assessment Team b. Work with department assessment coordinators where applicable c. Manage Compliance Assist reporting 5. Oversee and organize the American Democracy project 6. Teach a minimum of one course per year 7. Supervise professional staff and undergraduate and/or graduate students Required Qualifications: - Successful record of experience with engaged learning strategies and pedagogies at the undergraduate level, preferably with an emphasis in community-based engaged learning - Significant knowledge of and contributions to the scholarship of engaged learning at the undergraduate level, preferably with an emphasis on community-based engaged learning - Evidence of skill in collaboration and leadership, including experience developing relationships with community stakeholders - Demonstrated success in the integration of diversity into curricula, creative learning and/or scholarly activities - Demonstrated care, concern and sense of responsibility for student success and student learning - Demonstrated commitment to the university's public liberal arts mission - Skill to perform effectively in interpersonal situations - Skill to effectively plan work activities, schedules, priorities and utilization of resources - Broad educational background and experience which demonstrates knowledge of principles of teaching, learning and assessment - Effective oral and written communication skill and competence for conducting meetings and presentations to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members - Ability to meet deadlines for reports and assignments - Project management skills, including budgetary skills Minimum Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate or terminal degree 2. At least five years of higher education experience at the undergraduate level Preferred Qualifications - Experience with SACS COC accreditation and/or managing and implementing a QEP GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.