Assistant Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life

  • Elon University
  • Elon University, Campus Drive, Elon, NC, USA
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

The Assistant Director assists with overall leadership for the co-curricular student community and civic engagement programs in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. This position coordinates community engagement opportunities and campus civil discourse experiences; advises the Kernodle Center Student Ambassadors program and an Elon Volunteers! cluster; manages campus partnerships to expand community engagement opportunities; co-advises Elon Votes! and the Change Makers Scholars program; and assists with providing leadership for departmental diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Coordination with community partners, and student affairs and academic affairs departments is an essential part of the work. The Assistant Director supervises numerous student staff positions.  The Kernodle Center for Civic Life inspires, educates, and prepares students and campus to partner with diverse communities to address local and global challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of their responsibility to actively contribute to civic life. The center serves as the convener of community-based engaged and experiential student learning opportunities in collaboration with faculty, staff, and community partners to address the common good.   The Kernodle Center for Civic Life coordinates and convenes curricular and co-curricular community and civic engagement programs involving the university and local communities. Kernodle Center staff consists of the Assistant Dean/Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, two Assistant Directors, Program Assistant, Graduate Apprentice, and 60+ student leaders.  The start date for this position is June 1. 

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years required.  Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related discipline and 1-2 years of experience (including graduate assistantships/apprenticeships) in community and civic engagement or a related functional area in higher education is strongly preferred.

• 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

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