Director of Service & Community Engagement

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Librarians & Library Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Service & Community Engagement is responsible for the design, development, oversight, and implementation of the Universitys volunteer and academic service learning programs. In addition, they identify and facilitate the community service opportunities for the service learning courses/programs. Working collaboratively with community partners, Deans, faculty, and students, the Director is responsible for developing mutually beneficial campus and community partnerships to provide meaningful volunteer and service learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the director is an active participant in local and national networks, helping to position the college as a leader in civic engagement and social justice.

Essential functions will include:

  1. Create and sustain new community-campus partnerships that are mutually beneficial and that enhance student learning through community engagement; expand partnerships with community-based organizations.
  2. Collaborate with faculty, and academic administration in the development, implementation, and assessment of service learning embedded into the curriculum.
  3. Oversee and administer the Universitys Bonner Leaders program, the Presidential Scholars program, and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority.
  4. Oversees and supervise the service team, including performance and assessment, short and long-term strategic planning and objectives, budget administration, and personnel management.
  5. Provides leadership in developing partnerships with internal and external groups to advance our SSND-based service mission, including but not limited to, all current grants.
  6. Serves as central campus resource for service opportunities, including maintaining databases and website, tracking service, and developing and coordinating sites.
  7. Establishes and maintains a system for the regular reporting of service experiences (volunteer, practicum, placements, etc.) in terms of inputs, outputs, and outcomes, in consultation with the various academic deans and other stakeholders. Communicate such information to internal and external sources as appropriate, such as the Presidents Honor Roll, to assist in the marketing of the Universitys mission and brand identity.
  8. Assists Associate Dean, SASB with the service requirements for NDMU 100 (first-year seminar) and leads the first-year service initiative for new students.
  9. Seeks out and supports various city, state, federal, non-profit, and association related grants for service related activities. Works to maintain and manage grants received by the office. Serve as the director for the AmeriCorps Vista grant program for the duration of the grants

Job Qualifications
  • Knowledge: Bachelor degree in a related field from an accredited college or university. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of three years of related professional experience, including successfully managing a service program and recruiting volunteers. Experience in a higher education setting and working with college-age adults is preferred.
  • Skills/Aptitude: Energetic, self-starter, visionary, creative individual who is able to establish relationships and programs designed to support the co-curricular development of students. Successful candidates must possess a strong service orientation and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations, as well as have an understanding and commitment to Catholic social teachings and a liberal arts education. Successful candidates must also have demonstrated success in creating and maintaining collaborative community partnerships, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, problem solving abilities, staff supervision, team building, budget management and report writing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) required. Experience with Mobile Serve or other service tracking software preferred.
  • Working Conditions: Normal office environment (walking, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, etc.). Some occasional light physical demands such as bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, and pushing may be required. Some evening and weekend hours may be required
All applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references

Additional Information:
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.
For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

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