Student Hourly- Executive Director, Center for Community Outreach - 10974BR

Student Hourly- Executive Director, Center for Community Outreach

Student Senate
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Position Overview

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 6 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:
  1. Hiring CCO Staff, including the Development, Communications, and Creative Directors.
  2. Organizing and leading weekly meetings with the Executive Staff.
  3. Organizing the selection of the CCO Program Coordinators.
  4. Acting as a liaison between the CCO in the University of Kansas and greater Lawrence community.
  5. Conducting regular contact with community partners including surveys to ensure positive programming.
  6. Maintaining contact with the Roger Hill Volunteer Center (United Way), the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and others to understand current service needs in Lawrence and on campus.
  7. Coordinating collaborative events with outside organizations and student groups.
  8. Attending CCO Advisory Board meetings.
  9. Acting as the chair of the CCO Advisory Board, planning and leading Board meetings.
  10. Attending Hawk Week planning committee, Student Senate meetings, KU Fights Hunger meetings, among others.
  11. Act as the primary planner of the CCO Hawk Week activities (Super Service Saturday).
  12. Assisting in organizing year-end CCO celebration.
  13. Work with the CCO Advisor on long-term CCO goals and their implementation.
  14. Assisting in peer advising by advising up to 6 CCO programs, as well as the Development Director.
  15. Assisting Managing Director with events as needed.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous experience working with the Center for Community Outreach.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants must submit at Resume and complete the following application questions.

In lieu of a cover letter, please write a response to these two 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.
Please note, this position will be at an hourly rate of $8.25 through the summer. Beginning in the fall, will switch to a salaried rate of $478.50 biweekly.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mary Klayder

Advertised Salary Range

$8.25 per hour

Anticipated Start Date


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