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Elon University Assistant Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life in United States

Summary Of Position:

The Assistant Director assists with overall leadership for the co-curricular programs in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. This position will coordinate the Alternative Breaks, Campus Kitchen, Service Living and Learning Community programs, and oversee areas such as first-year service initiatives, student-athlete community engagement, communications and public relations, and Habitat for Humanity. Coordination with community partners and student affairs and academic affairs departments across campus is an essential part of the work. The Assistant Director supervises numerous student staff positions.

Education Requirements:

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field.

Special Skills Or Experience:

• Demonstrated experience with community and civic engagement initiatives on a college or university campus

• Demonstrated experience coordinating and advising co-curricular programs

• Demonstrated program management skills

• Intercultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, and community partners

• Demonstrated experience with student supervision and development

• Strong skills in administrative writing, interpersonal communication, and presenting

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular

Degree/Major: Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field

Length Of Experience:

At least 2-4 years of experience in community and civic engagement, or a related functional area in higher education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Department Leadership

• Assist with directing co-curricular student community and civic engagement programs involving 80+ student leaders who work collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and local schools to connect students with experiential learning opportunities

• Coordinate departmental communications and public relations efforts, website, and social media

• Maintain effective relationships and partnerships with campus and community leaders

Program Management

• Coordinate the Alternative Breaks fall and spring programs

• Coordinate the Campus Kitchen program with Elon Dining and community partners

• Coordinate the Service Living and Learning Community

• Advise the Habitat for Humanity campus chapter

• Coordinate service initiatives for first-year students

• Coordinate the week-long summer Engage program for incoming first-year students

• Coordinate community engagement programs for student-athletes with Elon University Athletics

• Manage the annual Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event

• Manage the Alternative Breaks, Campus Kitchen, and Habitat for Humanity operating budgets

• Advise the following Elon Volunteers! clusters: Housing and Food Security

Additional Responsibilities

• Assist the Director/Assistant Dean and Associate Director with other projects as assigned

• Serve as departmental representative to divisional, university, and community committees, work groups, and task forces

• Serve as an Administrator On-Call as part of the Student Life emergency response system

• Other duties as required

Additional Information:

Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

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