Program Director for the Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE)
Seton Hall University
Location: South Orange, New Jersey
Internal Number: 495997
The Program Director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement assists the Director of DOVE (the Division of Volunteer Efforts) in managing the direction, planning and advancement of the programs of the Center. The Program Director develops and maintains partnerships with local communities and nonprofit agencies and serves as a liaison between community partners and university constituents: faculty, students and staff. The Program Director provides guidance to faculty and students on curricular development and research activities in the area of community-based coursework/studies and supervises and evaluates student department staff. The Program Director will work with the Director of DOVE regarding the fiscal management of the Center, and for overseeing all administrative and daily operational activities of the Center. Responsibilities include strategic planning; program planning, implementation and evaluation; financial management and fundraising; marketing and public relations; and training and supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Program Management and Evaluation/Assessment for CCRE service labs and DOVE programming: Responsible for program implementation, including coordination with partner sites on logistical details of program implementation, recruiting student tutors/mentors, presenting to faculty and students on programs, reviewing and sharing student service applications with sites, managing tutor training, visiting service sites regularly throughout the semester to ensure smooth program implementation, communicating with sites, troubleshooting issues, and overseeing student work. Responsible for leading program evaluation, disseminating, collecting and analyzing student surveys, communicating ongoing feedback from service sites and faculty to Director of DOVE, and preparing program reports.
2. Student Coordination and Training: Responsible for managing and supervising Seton Hall student staff members (work/studies) and service participants; planning student services schedules; communicating attendance and service policies to students; working with site representatives to ensure daily tracking of tutor attendance and communicating with Seton Hall students and faculty as necessary around issues of attendance, performance and policies.
3. Program Development: Responsible for leading all aspects of program planning and development including: identifying service sites, developing/modifying program structure in partnership with sites, with feedback from faculty and staff, coordination with sites for preparation of program resources, researching resources for tutor training, manuals, curricula and other program materials, and designing/modifying tutor training curriculum/structure.
4. Financial Management: Responsible for managing the budgets for service learning labs and service programs.
5. Community Outreach: Responsible for developing new partner sites and programs; communicating with and coordinating program plans with partner sites; attending regular meetings with sites and sharing feedback from partners with CCRE and DOVE staff, faculty and students. Responsible for publicizing CCRE's efforts internally and externally through written communication, presentations, requests for proposals, newsletters, and other marketing materials.
6. Faculty Development and Coordination: Responsible for presenting/communicating information and soliciting feedback from faculty on program structure/policies; managing recruiting of new faculty to participate in service learning/coordinating with faculty for class visits; communicating regularly with faculty throughout semester on program details and student issues; providing feedback to faculty on student performance and providing feedback to CCRE from faculty communication.
Licenses and Certificates:
AD170 - Administrative
Physical Demands: General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.