The Assistant Director for Community Partnerships in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life provides leadership for campus-community partnerships and for supporting faculty in incorporating community engagement into academic classes in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. This staff member is responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools that serve as host locations for community-based learning courses and student volunteer experiences. The Assistant Director is also responsible for working directly with faculty members to assist with including experiential learning opportunities in their academic courses. In this role, the staff member both facilitates individual consultations and coordinates an infrastructure to connect faculty with community partners.
A bachelor's degree is required, and a master's degree is preferred.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, project management, budget management, and computer skills are required.
Must enjoy working in a collaborative environment with undergraduate students, community partners, staff and faculty members.
A valid driver's license with a driving record insurable by the university is also required.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
Preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years of relevant experience working with campus and community partnerships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain effective relationships and partnerships with community leaders and organizations
Assist with coordinating community-based learning academic classes involving 50+ courses per year
Develop, maintain, and manage partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools that serve as host locations for community-based learning courses and student volunteer experiences
Monitor and track campus-community partnerships involving faculty, staff, and students
Provide individual consultations with staff of nonprofit organizations and government agencies on hosting learning opportunities for students and building capacity for student engagement
Identify and cultivate potential new community partnership opportunities
Educate community partners about opportunities and university resources
Conduct site visits to monitor partnerships in order to maintain quality experiences
Serve as a liaison between the Kernodle Center and community organizations, representing the department at relevant community meetings, committees, boards, projects, or work groups
Manage departmental technology designed to connect faculty with community partners
Lead the Preparing for Partnership and similar workshops to assist new and seasoned community partners with hosting students and faculty
Assist the Student Professional Development Center with coordinating the summer internship program
Work directly with individual faculty members to assist with incorporating community-based learning into their classes
Create an infrastructure to foster collaborations between faculty members and community partners such as nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools
Monitor and track community-based courses
Coordinate networking events and programs designed to connect faculty members with community leaders
Develop plans and initiatives to strengthen community-based learning opportunities in collaboration with the Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning and Community Engagement and the Assistant Dean/Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life
Support the facilitation of annual communities of practice for faculty and staff
Serve on the Academic Service Learning Advisory Committee Additional Responsibilities
Assist the Director/Assistant Dean 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
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
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About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes 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, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.