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Director, Service Learning and Community Engagement (Administrator II), Community Engagement

Employer
California State University, San Bernardino
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

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Director, Service Learning and Community Engagement (Administrator II), Community Engagement
California State University, San Bernardino



Job No: 532185
Work type: Management (MPP)
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time Job Summary:

Develops and implements all Office of Community Engagement (OCE) goals and objectives including but not limited to fiscal, reporting and personnel administration. Creates a vision, develops and executes strategic initiatives for OCE that involve campus members across divisions, are inclusive of Inland Empire community members, including the Palm Desert region, and serve to enhance the overall quality of life and health in the University's geographic region.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Develops, implements, and assesses innovative approaches for the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) that are aligned with the university's vision, mission, and strategic plan and involve the Inland Empire community, including those located in the Palm Desert and broader Coachella Valley.
  • Ensures that planning and implementation processes include input from diverse audiences/representatives from the communities served.
  • Advances relationships between the university and the community through: 1) identifying innovative community engagement and service learning opportunities, 2) brokering engagement requests between the community and the university, and 3) research and assessment to continuously improve upon the partnerships and quality of life in the region. A significant part of the Director's role involves understanding community partners' needs and defining projects in mutually valuable terms, with student success as the centerpiece.
  • Through ongoing assessment and research activities, the Director works with campus and community members to contribute to a growing body of knowledge about the effects of community-university partnerships on engaged campuses, student learning, and community-identified areas of opportunity and concern. OCE collaborates with and supports faculty to ensure these activities are integral to their scholarly and teaching agendas.
  • Manages the staff and daily operations in the Office of Community Engagement and develops, implements, and revises relevant policies and procedures.
  • Serves on relevant Academic Affairs leadership committees and other university-wide committees with a community focus.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Chancellor's Office for community engagement initiatives and reporting.
  • Ensures the university secures and sustains local, state, and national recognition for community-engaged work, including retaining the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
  • Responsible for achieving the goals and objectives critical to the program or department by collaborating with campus leadership and faculty members to ensure experiential learning, including but not limited to robust community- based service-learning opportunities, traditional and “micro” internships, apprenticeships, and co-op programs, is embedded throughout the curriculum and across majors.
  • An ability to pursue external funding to support this work.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Orientation & Transition Programs and Enrollment Management leadership team to develop community engagement opportunities and involvement pathways supporting the institution's First Year Experience & Transfer Student Success programs.
  • Collaborates with the Division of Advancement on alumni-facing activities involving local communities and philanthropic activities showcasing CSUSB as a community-engaged campus.
  • Collaborates with the Division of Student Affairs, including the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and Career Center, on co-curricular activities with community engagement and career-readiness emphases.
  • Serves as a liaison and collaborates with other university divisions and offices as appropriate (e.g., Administration and Finance/Office of Sustainability) to collaborate on initiatives relating to community engagement.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-8 years of professional and supervisory experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen to diverse stakeholders and cultivate an organizational climate based upon respect, kindness, open communication, and teamwork;
  • Evidence of engagement with a diverse student population, many of whom are first-generation and/or come from underrepresented groups; commitment to enhancing the cultural competency and diversity of faculty and staff;
  • Ability to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce;
  • Understanding of transformational practices that empower students, staff, and faculty to address contemporary community needs;
  • Evidence of collaborative efforts that engage a variety of stakeholders;
  • Commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment;
  • Familiarity with budget and management operations, including strategic planning and assessment;
  • The ability to use evidence (data, research, etc.) to inform decision-making;
  • An innovative and results-oriented approach.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university in a field related to community engagement.
  • A master's degree from an accredited university in a field that is related to community engagement.
  • At least 10 years of successful leadership in community-university partnerships, program assessment, and budgeting, and a demonstrated ability to use that work for improving the community and university.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen to diverse stakeholders and cultivate an organizational climate based upon respect, kindness, open communication, and teamwork.
  • Evidence of engagement with a diverse student population, many of whom are first-generation and/or come from underrepresented groups; commitment to enhancing the cultural competency and diversity of faculty and staff.
  • Ability to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Understanding of transformational practices that empower students, staff, and faculty to address contemporary community needs.
  • Evidence of collaborative efforts that engage a variety of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Familiarity with budget and management operations, including strategic planning and assessment.
  • The ability to use evidence (data, research, etc.) to inform decision-making;
    An innovative and results-oriented approach.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,583 - $9,496 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-will

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by February 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.

I-9

CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at Nora.Fernandez@csusb.edu

Smoking

CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/.

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act


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