The Assistant Director assists with overall leadership for the co-curricular programs in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. This position will coordinate the Alternative Breaks, Campus Kitchen, Service Living and Learning Community programs, and oversee areas such as first-year service initiatives, student-athlete community engagement, communications and public relations, and Habitat for Humanity. Coordination with community partners and student affairs and academic affairs departments across campus is an essential part of the work. The Assistant Director supervises numerous student staff positions.
Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Demonstrated experience with community and civic engagement initiatives on a college or university campus
Demonstrated experience coordinating and advising co-curricular programs
Demonstrated program management skills
Intercultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, and community partners
Demonstrated experience with student supervision and development
Strong skills in administrative writing, interpersonal communication, and presenting
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Degree/Major: Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field
Length Of Experience:
At least 2-4 years of experience in community and civic engagement, or a related functional area in higher education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with directing co-curricular student community and civic engagement programs involving 80+ student leaders who work collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and local schools to connect students with experiential learning opportunities
Coordinate departmental communications and public relations efforts, website, and social media
Maintain effective relationships and partnerships with campus and community leaders
Coordinate the Alternative Breaks fall and spring programs
Coordinate the Campus Kitchen program with Elon Dining and community partners
Coordinate the Service Living and Learning Community
Advise the Habitat for Humanity campus chapter
Coordinate service initiatives for first-year students
Coordinate the week-long summer Engage program for incoming first-year students
Coordinate community engagement programs for student-athletes with Elon University Athletics
Manage the annual Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event
Manage the Alternative Breaks, Campus Kitchen, and Habitat for Humanity operating budgets
Advise the following Elon Volunteers! clusters: Housing and Food Security
Assist the Director/Assistant Dean and Associate Director with other projects as assigned
Serve as departmental representative to divisional, university, and community committees, work groups, and task forces
Serve as an Administrator On-Call as part of the Student Life emergency response system
Other duties as required
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that
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About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.