Assistant Director, Center for Service Learning - 12272BR

Assistant Director, Center for Service Learning

Center for Service Learning
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Assistant Director is a professional staff position in the Center for Service Learning. CSL fosters mutually beneficial campus-community engagement and promotes service learning as a teaching pedagogy such that community-defined and educational outcomes are met. The primary purpose of this position is to support student engagement in the Center’s programming. The position reports to the Associate Director of the Center for Service Learning.

Job Description

Program Coordination (50%)
  • Act as liaison with KU student organizations that work in the area of community engagement, service learning and social responsibility
  • Provide appropriate student programming to facilitate service learning engagement at the University of Kansas including on topics such as orientation to service learning and ethical service
  • Manage assigned events such as student recognition and awards, Pathways to Service, etc.
  • Lead efforts to increase KU student participation in service learning programs and activities
  • Advise individual students and student groups
  • Work with Career and Experiential Learning team members to promote and highlight relevant students and service learning projects to internal and external partners
Academic Programs (40%)
  • Instruct multiple sections of the service learning course UNIV 492, including recruitment, coordination of student scholarships, and oversight of student service learning agreements with community partners.
  • Promote and assist in the facilitation of the service learning certificate
Other Duties As Assigned (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree. Degree requirements completed by time of appointment
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to present clearly to small and large groups as evidenced through work history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experiences working in service learning and community engagement
  • Experience moderating/facilitating group conversations
  • Experience working with students and student groups, preferable in higher education
  • Experience working effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and constituency groups as evidenced by previous employment and/or time in academic settings

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ellen Lind,

Advertised Salary Range

$41,299 - $44,000

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Center for Service Learning
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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