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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR COMMUNITY ENGAGED LEARNING

Employer
University of Washington Bothell
Location
Bothell, Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR COMMUNITY ENGAGED LEARNING

Req #:231076
Department:UW BOTHELL
Job Location: Bothell Campus
Posting Date:02/23/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary:$6,700 - $7,300 per month
Other Compensation:
Shift:First Shift
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


*Priority will be given to those who apply by 3/15/24*

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Connected Learning refers to the high impact relationships that contribute to innovative and influential teaching, learning, and research. It recognizes that our ideas, discoveries, research, and institutional successes result from the relationships and human ecosystems that feed them. The Connected Learning team is guided by an equity-driven approach to engage students by developing and providing pathways beginning in the pre-major years that progressively deepen student engagement.

As a key member of the Connected Learning leadership team, the Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) will provide strategic leadership and administrative oversight to community engaged learning at the University of Washington Bothell. The AD will work closely with the CEL Program Manager to support a large existing caseload of CEL courses while working to grow CEL opportunities across the six schools. The ideal candidate will have experience building relationships with external partners as well as collaborating with faculty to develop academic programming. To support the complexity and collaborative nature of our work at the University of Washington Bothell, the Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning should refer to both the role’s job description as well as the position’s responsibility matrix which details the decision-making domains for the role, and includes the dimensions of governance and expectations for working and consulting with leadership and peers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The assistant director will equitably provide curricular opportunities for students to engage with connected learning experiences that enhance learning, civic leadership, career aspirations, and equity competencies. The team has an assessment plan by which they measure and communicate impact. Specific responsibilities include:

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Course and Program Support
  • Supervise and support the CEL Program Manager in the quarterly course-matching process by reviewing course schedules to identify potential CEL courses, conducting outreach to faculty and partners, and recruiting student placements.
  • Provide administrative support for CEL courses, including coordinating partner-faculty meetings, tracking required student paperwork, and facilitating orientations.
  • Develop and consistently track metrics for CEL engagement, assessing distribution of courses and enrollment numbers to identify curricular or demographic gaps.
  • Coordinate with campus units to uniformly implement and/or develop risk management policies.
  • Promptly address disciplinary or safety concerns that arise in CEL placements.
  • Continuously assess and improve internal course support processes and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with Connected Learning team members to support student programs involving a CEL component (e.g., Latino
  • Leadership Initiative, Digital Scholars). Support may include curricular development, securing individual placements, and assisting with recruitment efforts.
  • In partnership with the Connected Learning assessment lead, collect, analyze and report a variety of information about CEL to internal and external constituencies.
  • Manage CEL budget and contribute to annual budget planning process.

    Faculty Engagement and Support
  • Serve as a thought partner and resource for faculty in developing CEL courses and assignments.
  • Identify and counsel faculty on how to mitigate barriers to CEL participation, especially among student demographics historically underrepresented in higher education and/or majors with lower CEL participation.
  • Promote faculty development and disseminate resources through workshops, communities of practice, and a centralized SharePoint site.
  • Conduct outreach to faculty and school leadership to better understand institutional needs and practical barriers to implementing course-based CEL.
  • Collaborate and coordinate efforts with counterpart offices and community engagement working groups across the tri-campus system.
  • Explore internal and external funding avenues to support curricular/co-curricular CEL opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of current practices and new developments in the field of community engagement.

    Community Partnership Development
  • Maintain regular communication with partners via the monthly newsletter, summer site visits, and by attending major partner-sponsored events or networking meetings as appropriate.
  • Cultivate new partnerships on and off campus to fill curricular gaps and serve key demographics.
  • Provide coaching and resources to help partners effectively co-educate students.
  • Develop practices for expressing gratitude to partners for their contributions to UW Bothell (e.g., an annual community partner breakfast, holiday card, UW media stories featuring partners’ work, etc.).
  • Represent CEL on campus and in the community by attending events, conducting site visits, and acting as a point of contact for CEL faculty, partners, and students.

    Student-Focused, Career-Connected Support
  • Coordinate with CEL Program Manager and campus partners (e.g., Career Services) to develop info sessions, orientations, workshops, and other career-connected programming for students participating in CEL courses or programs.
  • Advise CEL students as part of the Connected Learning advising team, guiding students through their engagement in CEL experiences from pre-major through graduation.
  • Work with the Connected Learning Advisor to publicize and support students in applying for merit scholarships and fellowships relevant to CEL students.
  • Regularly update the Connected Huskies experiential learning opportunities database with CEL programs and co-curricular opportunities.

    Building Team Capacity
  • Supervise the CEL Program Manager.
  • Work within a team of professional staff who are responsible for advancing community engaged learning, including global initiatives and undergraduate research and creative projects.
  • Work collaboratively with the director of global engagement and assessment to measure the team’s progress towards key performance indicators.
  • Work with the CEL Program Manager to hire, train, and support CEL student staff.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Community Development, Social Sciences, American Ethnic Studies, Science and Technology, Health Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities, or a related field.
  • Minimum four years’ experience in education, research, industry, community engagement, or related field.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience successfully mentoring students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to racism and other systems of oppression and ability to translate this knowledge to higher education context.
  • Awareness of how actions and words influence people and how situations can perceive as inclusive (or not).
  • Success working in a collaborative environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, and cooperation are essential.
  • Ability to appreciate and synthesize information from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Strong management, organization, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), and web-based forms.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Masters preferred. Knowledge of or experience with any of the following desired:
  • Program and student learning assessment.
  • Faculty and curriculum development.
  • Experience or interest in fundraising, grant writing and seeking external support for the work.
  • Community partnership development.
  • Interdisciplinary studies.

    Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are access ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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