Position Announcement, Associate Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Associate Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement.  The Associate Director is the senior staff member who directs, plans, implements and coordinates student leadership development, community service, volunteerism, commuter resource and intergroup dialogue programs and processes.

Establish the strategic direction by conducting student need assessments, researching and analyzing trends and external benchmarks, and developing new or modified programs and services to address students’ leadership development, community service and commuter needs.

Develop educational programs and workshops on personal and organizational leadership development and present to student groups. Identify and develop community partnerships with non-profit agencies and develop volunteer and service opportunities for students. Coordinate and implement volunteer fairs and special events. Develop and maintain on-line database of internship and volunteer opportunities. Develop and present diversity and civic engagement education programs and activities. Oversee the development and implementation of commuter services including off-campus housing fair, commuter-related seminars (safety, sustainability) and transportation resources.

Prepare and monitor departmental budgets, authorize and monitor expenditures, process and approve purchase orders and invoices.

Accountable for the development of campus wide policies and/or strategies affecting student development services, programs and processes.

Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

The position is full time and available December 16, 2018.  Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies, college student personnel or a related field. Certifications in personality assessment and leadership development programs preferred. Working knowledge of student and leadership development theory, civic engagement theory and social justice education theory.  A minimum 5-years professional experience in Student Affairs or educational program planning. Supervisory experience with budget responsibility required. Strong organizational, leadership and project management skills.  Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

For fullest consideration, submit cover letter, resume and application along with contact information of 3 references by October 1, 2018, via the university online application system only, through the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=96284


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

For more information, please contact:
Diana Jones


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