Director of Center for Community Research & Engagement
Job no: 493212
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) assists the Executive Director in managing the direction, planning, and advancement of the programs of the Center. The Director is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with local communities and nonprofit agencies and serves as a community service liaison between Essex County community partners and Seton Hall University. The Director works to increase awareness and improve challenged neighborhoods and cities by promoting and teaching an atmosphere of community service and service-learning with both the Seton Hall University family and the community as whole. The Director will lead and implement all of CCRE's service outreach programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Program Management and Evaluation/Assessment: Responsible for program implementation, including coordination with partner sites on logistical details of program implementation, recruiting student tutors/mentors, presenting to faculty and students on programs, reviewing and sharing student service applications with sites, managing tutor training, visiting service sites regularly throughout the semester to ensure smooth program implementation, communicating with sites, troubleshooting issues, and overseeing student work. Responsible for leading program evaluation, disseminating, collecting and analyzing student surveys, communicating ongoing feedback from service sites and faculty to Executive Director, and preparing program reports.
- Program Development: Responsible for leading all aspects of program planning and development including: identifying service sites, developing/modifying program structure in partnership with sites, with feedback from faculty and staff, coordination with sites for preparation of program resources, researching resources for tutor training, manuals, curricula and other program materials, and designing/modifying tutor training curriculum/structure.
- Faculty Development and Coordination: Responsible for presenting/communicating information and soliciting feedback from faculty on program structure/policies; managing recruiting of new faculty to participate in service learning/coordinating with faculty for class visits; communicating regularly with faculty throughout semester on program details and student issues; providing feedback to faculty on student performance and providing feedback to CCRE from faculty communication.
- Student Coordination and Training: Responsible for managing and supervising Seton Hall student tutors/mentors; planning student services schedules; communicating attendance and service policies to students; working with site representatives to ensure daily tracking of tutor attendance and communicating with Seton Hall students and faculty as necessary around issues of attendance, performance and policies.
- Community Outreach: Responsible for developing new partner sites and programs; communicating with and coordinating program plans with partner sites; attending regular meetings with sites and sharing feedback from partners with CCRE staff, faculty and students. Responsible for publicizing CCRE's efforts internally and externally through written communication, presentations, requests for proposals, newsletters, and other marketing materials.
- Financial Management and Fund Development: Responsible for managing and tracking budgets; preparing and reviewing financial statements; and directing the development and implementation of CCRE's fund development program. Responsible for the assessment and analysis of long-term fund-raising needs, including development of a long-term strategic plan for fund development of case statement of support, preparing print materials and mailing, drafting proposals and correspondence for prospective funders, developing and coordinating special events and activities related to fund development. Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities. Manage and oversee other activities to support fundraising.
- Master's Degree in Public Administration or Nonprofit Management
- General office environment
- Occasional travel required for off-site meetings.
- Some weekend, late night, and holiday hours required due to programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
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