Assistant Director for Community Engaged Learning

Saint Mary's College of California
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$68,000
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Assistant Director for Community Engaged Learning


$68,000.00 - $72,000.00 Annually


CA 94556, CA

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6/11/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


BACKGROUND: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian heritage and Liberal Arts education, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 3,100 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College that they founded. Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education rooted in inclusive excellence and community. Ranked in the Top 5 Best Colleges: Western Region by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Mary's reputation for exceptional academic quality and unparalleled heart stems from its vibrant heritage as a Lasallian, Catholic, Liberal Arts institution. World-class faculty and exceptional staff join together with students to form a close-knit community that provides innovative education through hands-on, real world experience. The College is also deeply committed to the educational benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


1. Direct the BAY Collaborative The BAY Collaborative is an academic-year program in which CILSA student leaders collaborate in teams to develop and deliver academic and personal enrichment with the Teen Center at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) 2-3 days/week. Recruit and supervise 2-3 team leaders and 6-8 corps members who commit to 6-8 hrs/week. Establish and deepen relationships with APC personnel to determine mutually-beneficial objectives and provide ongoing feedback and course correction; reestablish partnerships each time there is a staff transition. Create curriculum and program elements in collaboration with APC staff and BAY Collaborative student leaders both at the College and APC. Develop and deliver initial and ongoing training related to teens and their learning, trauma-informed care and education, restorative justice, anti- racism, and the historical and cultural contexts of the APC community. Facilitate college students' reflection on how their service connects to their undergraduate education and their growing sense of purpose. Provide ongoing training and coaching of students regarding program implementation. Connect with other organizations and schools who also serve APC teens to develop collaborative and/or networked initiatives. Maintain at least bi-weekly presence at the school site. Devise and implement program evaluation and assessment.

2. Direct Community Based Internship (CBI) CBI is a credit-bearing semester course for 8-12 students. Establish and nourish partnerships with nonprofits, schools, and public entities to craft job descriptions and host CBI students at their internships. Recruit, interview, and match 8-12 students who commit to 8-10 hrs/week plus time for the CBI seminar. When needed, recruit and direct faculty sponsors; hold them accountable to their portion of the PSI program: serving as instructor of record; meeting with students, assigning readings, reviewing a final paper. Create and update the CBI syllabus to include learning objectives consonant with core curriculum Community Engagement learning outcomes. Teach the bi-weekly 90-minute seminar. Critique and grade student work. Provide ongoing individualized problem-solving and advising to students regarding professional and academic concerns. Collaborate with host supervisors and faculty to evaluate students. Devise and implement program evaluation and assessment.

3. Co-Direct MICAH Summer Fellowship Co-design and co-direct the Mulvaney Immersion Communities for Action & Humility (MICAH) A collaboration with the University of San Diego and takes place in Alameda (CA) and Tijuana (MX). Program elements include: community housing, credit bearing course, leadership facilitation, supervision, and community partnership development. 12-18 students per summer. Establish and manage relationships related to the fellowship positions in the Bay Area: recruit non-profit partners, establish intern job descriptions, facilitate the matching process, maintain communication throughout the 8 weeks. Co-teach the credit bearing course: develop curriculum, lead class, respond and evaluate student work; assign grades. Design and implement student training and development throughout the program. Supervise alumni and leadership facilitators during the program: weekly 1:1s, ongoing support and problem-solving. Recruit, select, and match student leaders. Co-develop the budget. Contribute to all planning and implementation with SMC and University of San Diego colleagues. Build positive relationships with program benefactors. Contribute to grant-writing to support MICAH. Compose reports to funders.

4. Lead CILSA Staff in Student Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Development Provide leadership to CILSA staff in determining CILSA-wide student learning outcomes and their implementation and assessment across the arc of the academic year. Facilitate a process for CILSA staff to identify student learning outcomes that cut across all of CILSA's programs. Lead staff in mapping those learning outcomes across all common CILSA training and development; establish a scaffolding approach for student learning and development. Develop (with staff) mid-year and end-of-year common training and development opportunities. Manage August training for CILSA student leaders: lead staff planning conversations, keep track of overall schedule, identify staff to serve as liaison to residence life, collaborate with admin coordinator regarding food/facilities/etc. Devise evaluation and assessment of this initiative.

5 . Program Financial Management and Marketing All members of the CILSA staff are responsible for the oversight of their budget areas, and tracking partnerships and marketing programs germane to their responsibilities • Allocate funds and monitor budgets related to programs within this purview. • Coordinate Financial Aid contracts and payroll for student employees. • Utilize databases to manage participation data, community partner outreach and development, etc. • Track deliverables and create reports, often tailored for programs funded by external sources. Marketing and outreach for programs (social media and website) Assist in grant writing and conception, as needed.

6. Campus Wide Service & Partnerships Working in consultation with their supervisors, all CILSA staff are expected to participate in the campus community in ways that match the position's responsibilities, as well as ways that expand CILSA's connection with campus colleagues and the mission of the institution. This may include the Engaged Learning Democracy. For example, staff members have served on the Staff Council, the FYE Committee, and the CARE Line, SURJ, and ALLIPAS.

7. Other Duties as Assigned - Professional Development & Outreach All CILSA staff are encouraged to develop professionally and personally. The Assistant Director may participate in regional and national conversations and conference planning teams, make presentations, and attend conferences (such as AACU, ACPA, Campus Compact, etc.) where one can deepen the skills and capacities necessary for doing the work of engagement and student development, particularly in the Catholic context. For example, prior staff have invested deeply in learning about restorative justice and place-based justice, and equity-based community engagement and bringing that knowledge back to their practice and the entire CILSA team.

Experience and Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: REQUIRED: Masters' degree in education, counseling, leadership, or related field; or BA/BS with equivalent professional experience and knowledge. PREFERRED: Experience (years required and applicable field of experience): 3 years of experience working in higher education, community engagement, student development, or related experience working in non-profit, social service or similar settings. Experience and knowledge of equity-based practices and Catholic Social Teaching are an asset. Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical) strong written and oral communication attention to detail; multi-tasking ability to work independently and in teams teaching and facilitation curriculum development partnership development student leadership theory and practice community engagement theory and practice experience with Google applications agility with web-based programs Licenses & Certifications (e.g. CPA, RN, etc.):

REQUIRED: Valid driver's license with ability to be insured by the College

PREFERRED: Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work) This staff person works approximately one weekend day per month, and one night per week. This person may travel approximately twice per year for professional development and program-related travel.

Supplemental Information


Application Instructions: Please apply online at https:// jobs.stmarys- Your application is considered complete if you include the following: 1. Resume 2. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the Mission of the College 3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references 4. Consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third-party background check Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws. Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, see the website here: https: // www. transportation/clery-reports-and-alerts. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Saint Mary's College provides excellent medical, dental, vision coverage for you and your family, time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan, disability coverage – and much more.

Who is eligible for our insurance under our current policy :

Full Time Benefits : Staff employees who work a minimum of 1,560 hours per year (80% of full time non-exempt and 75% for exempt) and faculty teaching 6 or more courses per academic year.

Eligible Dependents: Legally married spouses / Domestic partnerships registered by the state and Qualifying children (up to age 26)

Participation in the benefit programs begins the first of the month following your date of hire.

Saint Mary's College provides resources to help you balance work & life and encourages healthy living through on campus classes such as yoga, provides faculty and staff access to exercise areas, and provides discounts through our benefits plans. As a member of the SMC faculty and staff you have access to the library, Hearst Art Gallery, as well as discounts to our bookstore, food services, Cultural events and activities on campus and businesses in the Lamorinda Area.

For more information on the Benefits of Saint Mary's College, send your questions to [email protected].


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Moraga, California, 94575





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