Assistant Director for Civic Engagement

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Vermont is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director for Civic Engagement.


Posting Summary

Create a vibrant and engaging culture that enhances the student experience at the University of Vermont. Oversee and implement service and civic engagement programs that further the University’s commitment to diversity and social justice. Directly advise Volunteers in Action (VIA) associated student clubs including Alternative Spring Break, especially in the areas of risk and financial management. Direct the Community Service TREK program. Assist in the development, implementation, and promotion of a comprehensive student leadership development program through a civic engagement framework. Provide supervision for a graduate student and undergraduate interns. Oversee outreach and facilitation of civic engagement opportunities within and around the UVM community; serve as a direct liaison with local, state, national, and international community service agencies. Envision, plan and implement long-range Community Service program strategies. Serve as an actively engaged campus partner and representative of Student Life. Responsible for supporting the mission and philosophy of the Department of Student Life, the Division of Student Affairs and the University of Vermont. Reports to the Associate Director of Student Life.


Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education, Divinity, or Social Work or related field and one to three years of experience including post-master’s experience in student or youth leadership/service program design and training development and delivery required. Financial management and staff supervision skills required. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and fostering a collaborative multicultural environment required.


Desirable Qualifications

Ability to oversee and monitor large events as well as the student coordination of large campus programs desirable. Ability to articulate a philosophy of education based in experiential education and co-curricular learning desirable. Personal commitment to social justice work, community involvement and the ability to articulate leadership development and civic engagement principles and practices desirable. Ability to mediate conflict desirable. Ability to represent the university in public forums on and off campus desirable.


Special Conditions

Non-standard work hours required. A probationary period may be required, a probationary period may be required for current UVM employees.


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The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.


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