Assistant Vice President for University Outreach & Public Service

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Assistant Vice President for University Outreach & Public Service

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Job Description Summary

This position will assist the Vice President in formulating, implementing, and monitoring university-wide plans, strategies, policies, programs, and budgets to foster comprehensive outreach and public service programs. Serve as an advocate for the Outreach mission and work with central administrators, deans, faculty, directors of outreach units and others to ensure effective, high quality outreach and public service programming throughout Auburn University.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide supervision and guidance to the reporting unit directors regarding program administration, budget development and fiscal oversight of their departments and/or programs.
• Oversee the production and implementation of special reports and projects, make recommendations, and systematically evaluate outreach program delivery capacity across the university.
• Identify outreach and public service opportunities in the State of Alabama, regionally, nationally, and internationally; serve as a point person to advance institutional and community relationships; and promote “service-learning” and community engaged programs.
• Conduct development-related research and fundraising strategies with respect to corporate, federal, foundation and other sources to support on-going and emerging outreach and public service projects at Auburn University. This will entail cultivating contacts, keeping the outreach community informed of funding opportunities and stimulating the outreach community to pursue opportunities.
• Direct the strategic planning process with the Vice President’s Office, work with units reporting to the Vice President to monitor progress in achieving their strategic planning goals, and produce an annual report for the Vice President on major university-wide outreach accomplishments toward strategic priorities.
• Keep abreast of national developments in the “engaged university” movement and work closely with the Vice President to maintain and expand upon Auburn University’s status as a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement institution.
• Represent the Vice President and the Outreach Division in numerous events, activities, and committee meetings.
• Perform other duties related to the Division of University Outreach as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, EdD or professional terminal degree by date of employment, a record of successful administrative experience, involvement in professional associations related to outreach, engagement and service learning, an understanding of the outreach function in a comprehensive land grant university, proven skills in planning and administration and excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures (particularly Carnegie and SACS related guidelines for outreach/engagement), university operations, strategic planning, and program evaluation are also required. An ability to work both independently and with a diverse population, and to analyze critical elements of departmental operations is essential.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply at the following link:

Include the following:
• Letter of interest.
• Current curriculum vitae.
• Names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three current professional references.
Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020.

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