Director of Civic Engagement

Shenandoah University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Shenandoah University’s Center for Civic Engagement is accepting applications for a Director of Civic Engagement. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

The Director of Civic Engagement reports directly to the AVP for Student Leadership and Development. This staff member is responsible for supervising a team of students, including a graduate assistant. The Director of Civic Engagement works directly with the Office of Student Leadership and Development and the SGA to enhance civic engagement opportunities. The Director will coordinate activities that align with the Shenandoah University Academy (SULA).


1.Build relationships in the Winchester & Northern VA communities with organizations that can provide students with educational opportunities to learn and serve. Create and provide opportunities for the Shenandoah University community to engage in volunteer service at all campuses.

2. Work with faculty across different disciplines to embed service-learning in the curricular offerings of the university.

3. Create a voter engagement plan that educates and inspires students to vote in local, state, and national elections each year.

4. Organize, publicize, and implement civic dialogue opportunities across difference that include people with differing opinions. Exemplify the "Be Understood, Be Understanding" theme for Shenandoah

5. University. Develop leaders who have empathy and a commitment to service to others (ie, through service, dialogue, and civic engagement, etc).

6. Organize opportunities for students to engage with public leaders that educate students about getting involved in issues facing their communities. * The Director will create and develop civic engagement programming that supports the Shenandoah University Leadership Academy.

Required Skills


Required Level: Bachelor's Degree Field of Study: Civic Engagement, Political Science, or related field.

Preferred Level: Master's Degree Field of Study: Civic Engagement, Political Science, or related field.

Required Minimum of two years related work experience in Civic Engagement, Student Affairs, or a related field.

Preferred Minimum of five years in the related fields

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment. If you are interested in joining a dynamic and rising institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion along with civic engagement and community partnerships, Shenandoah University, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley is the place to be. (1 Hour from D.C.)

**Note: A pre-employment background check, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption, as well as a satisfactory driving record will be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

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