Associate Director of Community Engagement

Bellarmine University  |  Louisville, KY

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Posted March 12, 2021 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Onsite Event Position ID: 2809
Job Type: Leadership Development/Programs Service Learning/Volunteerism
Location: Louisville, KY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 27026

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided

This employer is collecting resumes only and will NOT conduct interviews at the TPE Virtual event.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

The Center for Community Engagement welcomes applicants for our new Associate Director of Community Engagement position. This position will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community agencies to forge a pathway to enhanced community and civic engagement work across the university. The primary focus of the position will center on building robust opportunities for curricular community engagement accessible to students across disciplines, integrating community engagement into the faculty experience, and ensuring community engagement is grounded in qualities of reciprocity, mutual respect, shared authority, and co-creation of goals and outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership for the Center for Community Engagement to develop, create, grow, and expand partnerships and opportunities for community engagement
  • Develop and grow relationships with community partners ensuring the co-creation of projects, reciprocal partnerships and consistent community voice
  • Work with the Vice Provost for Faculty Development to provide workshops and consultations for faculty around best practices in community-based learning and community-engaged scholarship
  • Consult with faculty to incorporate community-based learning into courses including providing connections to relevant community partners and resources for experiential learning design
  • Provide leadership and administrative support for the President's Taskforce for Community Engagement to institutionalize community engagement across the university
  • Write grants and funding proposals to advance community engagement initiatives. Provide needed tracking and reporting for funders.
  • Facilitate "experiential evaluations" for students and "impact evaluations" of community-based sites that are connected to community engagement experiential objectives/impact
  • Promote universal adoption of MobileServe, Bellarmine's community engagement tracking platform, and work with academic affairs and student affairs to execute the assessment and annual reporting for all community engagement efforts across the university (curricular and co-curricular)
  • Provide leadership and support for community engagement initiatives including, but not limited to, RISE Tutoring program, Bellarmine Pathways College Mentoring program, Live.Work.Lead.Serve. internship program, Serve and Learn Semester, Bonner Leaders Student Employment Initiative, BU250 Community-based Practicum, Alternative Spring Break, etc.
  • Develop and execute a robust communication plan reaching students, staff/faculty, and community partners with relevant and helpful opportunities and resources to advance community engagement
  • Supervise the coordination of Day of Service opportunities for Bellarmine employees, at least once per semester
  • Manage budget including annual budget request/proposal, ongoing tracking, and end of year reporting
  • Supervise 1-2 Americorps VISTA team members delegating responsibilities to accomplish goals for the department    
  • Represent the Center for Community Engagement and Bellarmine University on community councils and advisory groups as needed

Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree required
  • 5-7 years of experience in partnership development, experiential learning, and assessment and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills required.
  • Experience within higher education strongly preferred.

Application Information

Submit a resume and cover letter along with three professional references. The search committee is being chaired by Dr. Lilly Massa-McKinley, Assistant Vice President for Career Development and Strategic Partnerships. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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