Assistant Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Internal Number: 8245
Summary Of Position:
The Assistant Director assists with overall leadership for the co-curricular student community and civic engagement programs in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. This position coordinates community engagement opportunities and campus civil discourse experiences; advises the Kernodle Center Student Ambassadors program and an Elon Volunteers! cluster; manages campus partnerships to expand community engagement opportunities; co-advises Elon Votes! and the Change Makers Scholars program; and assists with providing leadership for departmental diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Coordination with community partners, and student affairs and academic affairs departments is an essential part of the work. The Assistant Director supervises numerous student staff positions.
The Kernodle Center for Civic Life inspires, educates, and prepares students and campus to partner with diverse communities to address local and global challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of their responsibility to actively contribute to civic life. The center serves as the convener of community-based engaged and experiential student learning opportunities in collaboration with faculty, staff, and community partners to address the common good.
The Kernodle Center for Civic Life coordinates and convenes curricular and co-curricular community and civic engagement programs involving the university and local communities. Kernodle Center staff consists of the Assistant Dean/Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, two Assistant Directors, Program Assistant, Graduate Apprentice, and 60+ student leaders.
The start date for this position is June 1.
Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years required. Master's degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related discipline and 1-2 years of experience (including graduate assistantships/apprenticeships) in community and civic engagement or a related functional area in higher education is strongly preferred.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Demonstrated experience with community and civic engagement initiatives on a college or university campus
Demonstrated experience coordinating and advising co-curricular programs
Demonstrated program management skills
Intercultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, and community partners
Demonstrated experience with student supervision and development
Strong skills in administrative writing, interpersonal communication, and presenting
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with directing co-curricular student community and civic engagement programs involving 60+ student leaders who work collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and local schools to connect students with experiential learning opportunities
Maintain effective relationships and partnerships with campus and community leaders
Manage introductory student community engagement opportunities at local nonprofit organizations and schools
Advise the Elon Volunteers! Human Rights and Advocacy cluster
Co-advise the Elon Votes! civic engagement program
Provide leadership for the expansion of campus civil discourse opportunities
Assist with providing leadership for departmental diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Supervise the Kernodle Center Student Ambassador program
Co-advise the Change Makers Scholars program
Collaborate with Fraternity and Sorority staff on deepening community engagement opportunities within the fraternity and sorority community
Manage partnerships with student organizations and campus departments to expand participation in civic and community engagement
Oversee transportation efforts to increase student access to the community
Assist the Director/Assistant Dean and Associate Director 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 a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon's experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.
In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.
In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.