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Executive Director of Partnerships

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023

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Executive Director of Partnerships
San Diego State University

Location: San Diego, CA
Open Date: Jan 31, 2023

SDSU's Office of Academic Community Engagement (ACE) is seeking to recruit a compensated “Executive Director of Partnerships” for its Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI).

The CEI seeks to strengthen academic relationships with public agencies, non-profits, and other civic entities to elevate civic matters of highest priority for San Diego residents within the SDSU academic community and support faculty research and undergraduate student field placements / internships.

The incumbent fosters shared academic engagement between SDSU students, faculty, and staff and community partners to advance the goals of the CEI, including securing field placement opportunities, cultivating community-based research relationships, and arranging for campus visits and events that can put students in connection with regional leaders. On-campus time commitment is 10 - 15 hours per week, with additional remote work of up to 20 hours per week.

A graduate degree is required for temporary faculty appointment; applicants without a graduate degree may be considered for a non-faculty contract.

Anticipated salary: $4,100 - $5,500 / month.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The salary schedule information for the Lecturer - 12 month Classification is available based on the following ranges:

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Required qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated success in communicating effectively with diverse constituencies.

  • Demonstrated understanding and lived experience of priority civic issues impacting the San Diego region.

  • A strong record of building relationships with community partners, including governmental agencies, non-profits, civic groups, and private enterprises.

  • Experience as a community or field organizer.

  • Established relationships both with SDSU and civic entities.

  • We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria.

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The Civic Engagement Initiative is anticipated to launch in Fall 2023, with possibility of a Summer 2023 pilot. Work has already commenced with our faculty, staff, and volunteer community partners; we encourage applicants for this compensated position to submit their credentials (c.v., letter of intent) as soon as possible but no later than February 15, with work to begin by March 1.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.


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