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Associate Director Community Engagement

Miami University (Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio
$56,000 to $59,000
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Associate Director Community Engagement Salary/Grade:

 $56,000 - $59,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Associate Director is a member of the Center for Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership team. The Center is a part of the Division of Student life and includes the Office of Student Activities; The Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service; and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Center and works with colleagues and stakeholders in the enhancement of student engagement and leadership at Miami University. The Associate Director is responsible for supervising at least one Assistant Director and provides supplementary support to two additional Assistant Directors. The Associate Director works collaboratively with students, advisors, community leaders, and departments to provide students with the opportunity to engage with communities of interest and develop a sense of belonging. The Associate Director works with the entire Center and other colleagues to develop and implement opportunities for students to understand their leadership skills and how they can use them to positively impact the community.
The Associate Director represents the Center through multiple campus committees that support the leadership and civic engagement mission of the Institute while also managing strategic communications (web/social media). The Associate Director also fosters close working relationships across the Division of Student Life and with community-based organizations.


Duties/Physical Demands:

● Exercise collaborative leadership within the Center and the Institute to ensure the coordination and execution of signature programs, activities and events, especially those tied to the leadership, service, and civic engagement priorities of the Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service. Examples include: Miami Strengths and associated workshops/retreats; The Leadership and Service Certificate; structured days of service; and The Scholar Leader Living Learning Community. This includes serving as the primary community outreach point of contact for students.
● Manage all aspects of the ComMUnity Connect platform designed to connect students and student groups with community service and volunteer opportunities.
● Manage all aspects of the Division of Student Life Manage CliftonStrengths facilitation, including the development and maintenance of content for facilitation guides. Coordinate the Gallup CliftonStrengths Premium Platform and website maintenance.
● Advise the Associated Student Government Student Senate.
● Assist with website and social media accounts and communications and marketing efforts in collaboration with all areas of the Center.
● Teach EDL 290, Nature of Group Leadership (Scholar Leader LLC) or similar course on a rotating basis (typically every other year).
● Supervise a minimum of 1 Assistant Director, 1 Graduate Assistant, Graduate Practicum students and up to 10 undergraduate student employees (Fellows). Provide additional collaborative supervision for up to two Assistant Directors within the Center.
● Actively participate in Student Life and University Committees. Represent the Center on several campus committees that are aligned with the civic engagement, community engagement, leadership, and service initiatives of the Center.
● Create and advise a student organization designed to expose students to leadership development and education. Members will serve as ambassadors for Gallup CliftonStrengths and other signature leadership programs.
● Manage event/program processes for large scale events and work collaboratively with campus partners and off-campus partners/vendors to ensure the success of events.
● Some weekend and evening work required.


Minimum Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree or 8 years of professional experience in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Leadership Education, or related fields.


Desired Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree in Leadership/Management, Student Affairs/Higher Education, Social Work, Education or related field.
● Knowledge of or certifications in personal assessment instruments (Gallup Clifton Strengths, MBTI, Emotional Intelligence, etc.).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Knowledge and effective application of collegiate leadership development theories.
● Knowledge and effective application of service and community engagement theories.
● Proven ability to work with diverse populations.
● Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
● Demonstrated experience in supervision of professional and/or graduate assistants and student staff.
● Familiarity with proven assessment practices.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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