The Associate Director will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation and advancement of Community-Based Learning (CBL) programs in the Center for Service and Action (CSA). As LMU works to more deeply commit to the needs of the Black community on and off campus, the Associate Director of Community-Based Learning will work in consultation with the Director of CSA to strengthen existing relationships and develop new relationships with community partners that are Black-led and justice-oriented in promoting the liberation of Black communities in Los Angeles. This position works with the Director of Community-Based Learning to provide a bridge between the goals and resources of the Academic and Student Affairs Divisions to increase students' engagement with the community beyond LMU.
Typically, Master's Degree in social work, public administration, non-profit leadership, urban planning, higher education administration or another related field or equivalent experience.
Minimum four years of administrative and leadership experience focused on community-based learning. Familiarity with diverse communities in and around Los Angeles County.
Proven experience working with non-profit agencies, college-aged students, and faculty. Experience and knowledge of community partners that are Black led or justice-oriented in promoting the liberation of Black communities in and around Los Angeles.
Demonstrated knowledge of and capacity to articulate the value of students and faculty engaging in service and justice work with nonprofit community organizations in and around Los Angeles.
Knowledge of the theoretical and practical dimensions of service-learning pedagogies appropriate across a wide variety of academic disciplines.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with LMU administrators, faculty, students, staff, and community partners.
Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with diverse populations in a multicultural environment.
Strong problem-solving skills in the context of interpersonal and group relations required.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them in a timely fashion required.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, on-line survey software, and web page publisher systems.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.