DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Job Title Assistant Director, Egan Office Job ID 3720 Location Lincoln Park Campus Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.
In collaboration with the Director of the Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships, the Assistant Director helps to guide the work of the Egan Office in supporting community-driven efforts to achieve equity and justice. The Assistant Director identifies and nurtures the development of sustainable and successful partnerships within communities, among diverse communities and between communities and the University. The Assistant Director is immersed in communities building knowledge about a community’s history, culture(s), priorities and plans for the future. They should show evidence of using exemplary standards of practice in leading social justice strategies with demonstrable impact in communities of color and/or historically disadvantaged communities and in developing college student/youth leadership and identity. The ideal candidate is a progressive leader, both creative and strategic, a strong manager and a critical thinker experienced in asset-based community engagement, community organizing, restorative practices and the sustainable community school model. They should demonstrate the ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders fully inclusive of a range of identities including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, language differences, sexual/gender identity, orientation and expression, disability, documentation status, and religious/spiritual identity.
Responsibilities & Duties
Promoting Community Partnerships:
Identify and develop relationships with community organizations, individuals and schools with the goal of supporting community-driven efforts to address inequities in education and community life.
Ensure that diverse community voices are heard and that all community stakeholders, especially those that are usually under-represented, participate in decision-making, planning, assessment and knowledge production.
Facilitate dialogue and coalition-building across communities and across lines of separation.
Support the development and implementation of new initiatives and programs in collaboration with and directed by our school and community partners.
Ensure that Egan’s work adds value to community-driven efforts through asset-mapping, authentic and respectful partnership development and reciprocal learning.
Monitor and assess the outcomes and impact of these efforts.
Team Development and Staff Supervision:
Provide guidance and supervision to Egan Office staff and student employees in developing and sustaining partnerships with community organizations, schools and community residents.
Help to organize and facilitate team meetings and staff development opportunities for all staff.
Work closely with the Director to cultivate a sense of community among our staff members, high levels of professionalism and opportunities for dialogue and knowledge production about our work and the communities we work in.
Oversee recruitment, hiring, onboarding and supervision of staff including guiding and monitoring performance assessment and implementing progressive discipline as needed.
Coordinate University-wide Collaboration:
Maintain relationships with and knowledge of various University resources, departments and resource people.
Effectively communicate with and coordinate with intersecting units such as Fiscal and Grant Management units, University Counsel and Compliance units, Payroll, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Student Employment and Human Resources.
Serve as a member of the management teams of both the Egan Office and the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning.
Collaborate with other University faculty, staff and student partners on joint University and community projects.
Work with the Director, staff and community and University partners to develop grant proposals and assist in monitoring grant implementation to ensure outcomes are met and deliverables are submitted in a timely manner.
Plan and monitor budgets to ensure accountability.
Ensure compliance with University, government and other policies and procedures including human resources, fiscal accountability, child protection and other legal requirements.
Ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained and reports submitted and other requirements are met.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Master’s degree in Education, social sciences or related field.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
Proficiency in Spanish.
Minimum of five years of successful management level work in the public sector, in nonprofit organizations, in education especially sustainable community schools, or in other institutions supporting community efforts.
Evidence of strong skills as a collaborative manager.
Evidence of ability to learn from and develop positive relationships with and among people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Experience with fiscal management, grant-writing and team management and supervision.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
Ability to use Advanced technical skills in MS Office, Learning Management systems, and web-based delivery tools, i.e. Zoom or WebEx. and familiarity with Internet research and social media.
Clear evidence of successfully supporting community efforts to achieve equity and justice.
Experience with community planning, organizing, advocacy, coalition-building, program development, research and evaluation, and/or capacity-building.
Evidence of excellent written/verbal communication skills including the ability to write for publication; group presentation and facilitation skills; problem-solving skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience in mobilizing and sustaining engagement within virtual learning communities or communities of practice.Customer focused and collaborative; strategic thinker.
Committed to community based learning as an essential component of professional development.
Able to establish networks and encourage engagement and exchange.
Able to manage multiple projects and design materials within limited time constraints
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Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Salary & Benefits Package: DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages: Full Benefits Part-Time Benefits
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About DePaul University
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.