Executive Director, Center for Community Outreach Student Hourly - 24613BR

Executive Director, Center for Community Outreach Student Hourly

Student Senate
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The Center of Community Outreach overseas 13 programs that provide meaningful service opportunities for students, address various needs through collaborative partnerships, and empower our community through education and advocacy.

This position coordinates and oversees the general operations of the Center for Community Outreach to develop positive relationships and effective programming with community partners and the KU community. In particular, the Executive Director is tasked with intensively communicating with KU administration, Lawrence community leaders, KU students, and members of various groups, organizations, and committees. The Executive
Director also oversees the CCO staff and serves as Chair of the CCO Advisory Board. Additional responsibilities include advising 7 CCO programs, sitting on various boards and committees, and planning large CCO events. In doing this, the Executive Director must also work closely with the Managing Director to ensure that internal programs, development, and publicity match the community needs while fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Job Description

Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Hiring Executive CCO Staff.
  • Organizing and leading weekly meetings with the Executive Staff.
  • Organizing the selection of the CCO Program Coordinators.
  • Acting as a liaison between the CCO in the University of Kansas and greater Lawrence community.
  • Conducting regular contact with community partners including surveys to ensure positive programming.
  • Maintaining contact with the United Way, the Center for Service Learning and others to understand current service needs in Lawrence and on campus.
  • Coordinating collaborative events with outside organizations and student groups.
  • Attending CCO Advisory Board meetings.
  • Acting as the chair of the CCO Advisory Board, planning and leading Board meetings.
  • Abide by the codes of conduct outlined for the Managing Director in the Student Senate Rules and Regulations Article II Section 14. Responsibilities of the Center for Community Outreach Managing Director, Article VI Section I. Renumeration, and Appendix B Article B.6 Section 4. Center for Community Outreach Advisory Board.
  • Act as the primary planner of the CCO Hawk Week activities (Super Service Saturday).
  • Assisting in organizing year-end CCO celebration.
  • Work with the CCO Advisor on long-term CCO goals and their implementation.
  • Assisting in peer advising by advising up to 6 CCO programs, as well as the Development and Events Directors.
  • Assisting Managing Director with events as needed.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at KU.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous experience working with the Center for Community Outreach.
  2. Evidenced commitment to community outreach and service.
  3. Ability to lead and work with teams as evidenced in application material.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with others as evidenced in application material.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants must submit a Resume and complete the following application questions. In lieu
of a cover letter, please write a response to these questions:

1. A large part of the Executive Director position involves outreach to KU and the Lawrence/Douglas County communities. Please describe how you will carry out these duties and what your outreach goals are for these communities.
2. The summer is an important time to plan and set goals for the upcoming academic year. What other time commitments (positions, jobs, obligations) will you have during the upcoming summer? Also, please mention other time commitments you will have during the academic year. Please be specific.

CCO leadership will contact you if they decide to move forward with an interview. Interviews for this position will be place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, submitting your general availability along with your application materials will make the scheduling process more efficient. Please provide your availability from 7AM - 7PM CST Monday - Friday.

Please note, this position will be at an hourly rate through the summer. Beginning in the
fall, this will switch to a salaried rate.

Application review begins March 20 ,2023 and will remain open until a qualified pool of applicants has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Emily Rountree

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