Civic Engagement Job Posting: Director of Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, University of Illinois, Springfield
Occasionally I am sent job postings for civic engagement opportunities within the AASCU network. Below you will find a recent job listing. Please pass this along to anyone you know of who is looking for an exciting opportunity to do civic work within an AASCU school. – Cecilia M. Orphan
Director of the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center
The University of Illinois Springfield seeks experienced and energetic candidates for the position of Director of the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center. The successful candidate will work closely with community leaders, campus administration, faculty and students to facilitate volunteer experiences and to promote opportunities to develop civic engagement and student leadership skills aligned with the campus’ vision to enrich individual lives and make a difference in the world.
Primary functions include development of volunteer opportunities within both the campus and local community, motivating student involvement; oversight and development of grant funded programs (AmeriCorps), providing direction to a residential living–learning community and administrative responsibilities including supervision and budget management. Evening and weekend availability and commitment are required.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree, three years of experience coordinating community service activities and recruiting volunteers, and successful experiences in fundraising, grant writing, and grant management.
Additional desired qualifications include: exceptional organizational skills; ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and agencies; experience recruiting for and managing government and private grant funded programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge and experience working with volunteerism, not-for-profit agencies and higher education.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Chair, Search Committee
Director of the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center
University of Illinois at Springfield SAB 23
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Review of applications began June 24, 2011