The Assistant Director for Community Programs will provide programmatic and technical support to the Director of Community Programs on collaborative projects across the department, with a special focus on incubating community and student initiatives and connecting University and community programming. This individual will coordinate the project-based nonprofit capacity building work of the Community Programs Accelerator under the direction of the Director of Community Programs, including new program development with internal and external audiences; draft correspondence and reports of activity related to the program; coordinate related projects with community and university stakeholders; prepare and coordinate meeting materials; coordinate the student focused initiatives of the Community Programs Accelerator and serve as a liaison to internal and external audiences that collaborate with the University. The AD will assist the Director and the Associate Director in managing a wide array of community development activities and moving projects forward to facilitate and implement the Accelerator's nonprofit capacity building strategy. The AD's responsibilities will include database management, tracking progress on programmatic and funding milestones, technical assistance to grantees and partners, grant administration, compliance and disbursements, assistance with preparing and monitoring the annual budget, fund development and have the ability to provide technical assistance in other areas as needed including communications, events and community engagement. The exact mix of duties will be determined by the Director of Community Programs and will take into account the interests and expertise of the incumbent. Additional Responsibilities include:Assist with program development, implementation strategies, and operations. Write concept papers, funding proposals and track progress on various work plans. Assist in provision of programmatic technical assistance to grantees and partners, connecting to national best practices. Track progress on programmatic and funding milestones. Conduct research, and gather and analyze data that supports programmatic outcomes. Provide programmatic support to develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders in the community development sector. Help staff meet internal and external deadlines and track project/program performance.Build and sustain productive working relationships with other offices and areas throughout the University and surrounding community, ensuring effective partnerships, optimal utilization of shared resources, and awareness of common interests. Perform other special projects and duties as assigned.In order to be considered please submit a resume and cover letter. If a candidate reaches the final stages of the search, several writing samples will be required.
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