Director for the Center of Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE)
July 14, 2018
Hamilton, New York
Director of the Center of Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE)
The Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) fosters a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement among the Colgate community through mutually beneficial, community-centered partnerships. The director of the COVE has primary responsibility for the effective advocacy and management of campus-wide student volunteerism and outreach, and the development and maintenance of productive relationships with relevant community organizations. The director provides development and oversight for service-learning and volunteer opportunities as part of the student experience at Colgate. Integral to this work is also identifying, building and nurturing partnerships across campus and with local, regional, national and international non-profit organizations that provides mutually beneficial opportunities for both students and these community partners. Additionally, partnering with Colgate's career services provides students with opportunities for career exploration in the common good in addition to networking with alumni. This is a highly visible role within the University and an exciting leadership opportunity to help to build and nurture engagement in service with and for student, faculty, staff, alumni, and community-based organizations.
supporting faculty in service-learning initiatives;
overseeing local, domestic, and international volunteer experiences;
supporting efforts to guide students in common good career exploration;
effectively stewarding relationships with donors;
developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality programs related to the partnership between the student experience and community partners;
ensuring that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community; and
ensuring that all student leaders and members within assigned areas receive sufficient training to meet their obligations.
working closely with the Upstate Institute in developing and deepening relationships with various types of community organizations;
engaging deeply and meaningfully with community partners by serving on local boards or committees, attending town halls, and by 'modeling the way' of service and community engagement.
As part of this role, the incumbent is responsible for the following: ●effective management of all department facilities; ●effective financial management of department funds and budgets; ●effective contribution to University policy related to assigned areas within campus life; ●investments in programs achieve positive, measurable outcomes; ●providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees; ●job evaluation, development and continued professional growth of all direct reports; and ●effective supervision of staff as assigned including: selection and hiring of high quality employees; appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; fair, accurate and timely performance development reviews and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development, and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed; ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); and for the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.
- 5-7 Years of direct or related experience is required.
- Experience working with community-based organizations, nonprofit, foundation, or NGO’s is helpful for success in this role. - Familiarity and/or direct experience with higher education setting is preferred, although not required.
- Bachelor’s Degree is required. - Master’s Degree is preferred.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1780
About Colgate University
Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.