Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.

Job Title: Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement

Department: Center for Community Engagement

Reports To: Director of Center for Community Engagement

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Exempt

Time Requirements: Variable hours a week, some nights and weekends

Summary Description: The Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement oversees all aspects of the Carson-Newman Community Connections, Service Corps, and Eagles Engage Programs, including recruitment, selection, orientation, training, placement, reflection, enrichment, and evaluation. The Assistant Director also serves as the primary point of contact between community site partners and the Center for Community Engagement.

Functional Description:

  1. As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  2. Communicates program rules (and all challenges when they occur) to all relevant administrators on campus, as well to the students in Carson-Newman Community Connections, Service Corps, and Eagles Engage Programs.
  3. Regularly communicate with and visit local community site partners, assessing ways for the CCE to improve relationships with its partners and determine pathways for deeper and more sustained community impact, including new partnerships.
  4. Maintain GivePulse for service learning and community engagement programming.
  5. Serve on Operation InAsMuch planning team.
  6. Track and manage community service Federal Work Study paperwork in an organized and timely manner.
  7. Serve on pertinent college committees and other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Community Engagement.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Help oversee team of student interns and federal work study students assigned to the Center for Community Engagement.

Education: Must possess a four-year college, Master’s strongly preferred.

Experience: Previous experience with training, development, and evaluation, event planning and leading student groups, working within the nonprofit sector, and managing online or technological data tracking resources.

Required Skills:

  1. Ability to articulate strong connections between Christian faith and community development
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of community agencies and nonprofits
  3. Strong organizational & communication skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to work well within racially and ethnically diverse groups.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Assistant Director often participates in service with community partners, including tasks such as sorting donations, preparing food, gardening, yard work, and/or construction. It is helpful for the Assistant Director to help lift boxes and load/unload luggage on trips with students.

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations: The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.