Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, Kernodle Center for Civic Life

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Elon University is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, Kernodle Center for Civic Life. The Assistant Director 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. Preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years of relevant experience working with campus and community partnerships. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, project management, budget management, and computer skills. 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. Position will remain open until filled. Apply at University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. 

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 447 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 6,291 undergraduate and 826 graduate students come from 46 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories and 49 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 #10 for innovation. For the sixth straight year, Elon is the leader in the “Focus on Student Success” feature – the only college or university ranked in the top-20 in all eight categories of high-impact academic programs. Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences, senior capstone 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.