Director of Community Engagement

Maryville College
September 22, 2023
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Job Details

Job Location

Maryville College - Maryville, TN

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Graduate Degree

Job Category



Job Title: Director of Community Engagement

Department: Center for Community Engagement

Reports To: Dean of Students

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Code: E-2

Summary: The Director of Community Engagement will lead the college's outreach to community agencies for the purposes of preparing students for lives of service through community engagement, and supporting faculty to adopt community engaged learning in the curriculum . The Director will coordinate programs and activities that enhance the connection between learning and service at the college through the Community-Engaged Scholarship programs, Community Work Study, and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following.

  • Cultivate relationships with and serve as point of contact between not- for-profit agencies and the college
  • Collaborate with the VP for Student Affairs and designated stakeholders on a strategic plan for campus community engagement initiatives
  • Facilitate a culture of service and engagement for students, faculty, and staff on campus
  • Direct the Community Engaged Scholarship Programs, including Bonner, Bradford, Brahams, and the Kyle Family scholarships
  • Ensure completion of scholar program reporting, fiscal management, student selection, program management, and placement coordination of Scholars at service sites.
  • Direct Federal Work Study Community Shares program, including coordination of student placements at community work study sites and partnership with the Financial Aid office on MC community work study allocations
  • Raise awareness on campus about community partner needs for academic programs, student groups, and individuals, as appropriate
  • Support faculty interested in community-engaged learning, and serve as liaison between faculty and community agencies
  • Track and assess the community engagement activities across campus
  • Maintain retention and persistence data for Community-Engaged Scholars
  • Serve as campus administrator of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate Program and advise the NLA student organization
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises Community Engaged Scholarship Coordinator, community-based work-study students and a work-study student related to NLA.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals employed in this position must be able to work well with others and regularly attend work.

  • Ability to leverage existing community partnership and / or cultivate new partnership to build productive community engagement opportunities with a variety of organizations, demonstrating cultural competence and expertise
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with community members and community groups
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement special events
  • Innovative and independent work skills
  • Experience with budget management and reporting
  • Supervisory experience in directing and coordinating work of others
  • Knowledge of current needs and trends in diverse student populations
  • Strong technology skills in MS Office applications
  • Education and/or Experience:

    Master's Degree (M.S.) in relevant field is required; equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredAG1. Minimum of 3 years of experience in external relations, partnership development, fundraising, special events and volunteer management

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Valid Tennessee Driver's license required, along with driver certification through the College.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk and hear.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.,

    Required: All applicants must apply through the Maryville College Careers portal website on the page of the desired position.

    Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a dditional information about working at Maryville College, please visit ourCareers at MC webpage.

    AG1With the increased job responsibilities, this should be Masters required, with equivalent education and experience considered.

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