Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning
Job Details
Saint Anselm College - Manchester, NH
Full Time

Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking an Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning. Reporting to the Meelia Center Director, the Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning will assist in the management and oversight of Saint Anselms Community Engaged Learning programs. The successful candidate will contribute to the training, preparation and support of participating students, faculty and community partners; Provide training and on-going support to the student leadership team supporting the community engaged learning programs, which focuses on the complexity community problems and issues of social justice; Plan and facilitate community engaged learning orientations, trainings, and reflections; and manage the collection of data and assist with assessment and reporting for the community engaged learning programs.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Director to plan and support ongoing community engage learning programs and efforts.
  • Support established community engaged learning courses by facilitating communication between the Meelia Center, faculty, and the student coordinators who support service-learners in the community.
  • Support new community engaged learning courses through faculty outreach and preparation, development of new community engaged learning sites, and the preparation of facilitating student coordinators who support community engaged learners in the community.
  • Work with new and existing community partners to ensure the effective utilization of the student coordinators, community engaged learners, and volunteers.
  • Work with student leaders, faculty, community partners, and the Director to ensure effective preparation of students participating in community engaged learning, including providing training on equity and inclusion.
  • Assist students as they develop a community engagement plan that enhances their academic, personal, and career goals.
  • Work with student leaders, faculty, community partners and the Meelia Director to ensure effective reflection of the community experiences on the academic, civic, and spiritual development of engaged students.
  • Facilitate dialogues about community experiences and community issues to encourage understanding and learning of engaged students.
  • Help to train and support the Meelia Center student staff in their responsibilities. These responsibilities include: the support of community engage learning, including academic integration of course concepts into the community engaged learning opportunity, ongoing education and support of students, and partnership development.
  • Help to resolve problems associated with community engaged learning placements.
  • Contribute to the acknowledgement of and celebration with those engaged in the community, and those students, faculty, and community partners who support that engagement.
  • Assist in the assessment and evaluation of community engaged learning programs and experiences.
  • Contribute the development of effective systems for the management and reporting of engagement data.
  • Help manage all data systems and flow of communication to recruit, place, and support the community engaged learners.
  • Help train and support student leaders in the Meelia Centers data management systems, application and placement process, and evaluation in order to support community engaged learning.
  • Manage system to inform community engaged learning faculty of student progress throughout the semester.
  • Manage and support communication with community for the efficient evaluation of all engaged students, and work with faculty, Meelia professional staff, and student leaders to resolve any evaluation problems or concerns.
  • Contribute to the development of annual budgets and reports.
  • Represent the Meelia Center on various campus committees as appropriate.
  • Contribute to new program development.
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day operations in the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Masters degree in Social Work, Education, or a related field preferred and at least 1-3 years of experience administering community engagement at the postsecondary level.
  • Must possess knowledge of service-learning principles and assessment of student learning outcomes, and experience with student leadership development and support.
  • Requires experience with developing and maintaining partnerships with the local community agencies and non-profit organizations to support service learning.
  • Requires strong communication skills, ability to have difficult conversations and give supportive feedback, and the ability to facilitate dialogues about challenging community topics.
  • A strong understanding of community issues and social justice is crucial to the role.
  • Strong writing, organizational, planning, administrative, and public speaking skills needed.
  • Also requires a solid understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of a small Catholic, liberal arts college along with the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of college administrators, faculty, staff and students, and to represent the College to a variety of outside constituents.

 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Job Location
Manchester, NH

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