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Associate Director
Fordham University in New York, New York
 
 
 
Date Posted 05/17/2022
Category
Executive-Other Executive
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Director

Center for Community Engaged Learning

Division of Mission Integration and Planning

Rose Hill and Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Director for Administration and Academic Development provides strategic, programmatic, and operational support and leadership for a set of CCEL initiatives, with focus on three main areas. The Associate Director: 1) assists the Executive Director in planning, executing, and following up on faculty and curricular development geared toward the creation, execution, and assessment of community engaged courses and research opportunities; 2) cultivates a given portfolio of community partners, as determined by the Director of Campus and Community Engagement; 3) provides strategic support for center operations, administration, and communications. The Associate Director will support the Executive Director in applying innovative practices, developing systems, structures, methods, and efficiencies, so that more Fordham students may benefit from CEL as part of their academic program. The Associate Director will advance these objectives while deepening relationships with partners in the pursuit of mutually beneficial engagement with the University. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the Executive Director in the development of CEL courses and other academic or faculty-related initiatives.
  • Assists the Executive Director in the management of fiscal and logistical operations of the center.
  • Cultivates a given portfolio of community partners and building place-based initiatives.
  • Coordinates the communications of the Center.
  • Provides logistical support in linking CEL courses with relevant partners.
  • Contributes to the general work and success of the Department and Division.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum five to seven years working in higher education, with experience in faculty affairs, academic development, and student success preferred.
  • Strong understanding of best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Strong understanding and personal commitment to Jesuit educational mission & Ignatian spirituality.
  • Deep commitment to anti-racist principles and ability to transmit these values through workshops/trainings for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Progressive experience in leading/facilitating projects according to best practices of community engaged learning.
  • Prior experience teaching or implementing student programs, especially at the college level preferred.
  • Fluency in a language other than English that is commonly spoken in New York City preferred.
  • Must be cooperative, honest, flexible, and respectful of staff, students, visitors, and community partners, and interact with all constituents in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Must be able to respond quickly to time-sensitive needs and follow projects through from start to finish.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of social media, and full understanding of Microsoft Office and Google applications.
  • Must be willing to work some nights and weekends.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally between campuses, and additionally on local, domestic, and/or international site visits to community partners.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

START DATE: ASAP

SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO: jgafney@fordham.edu

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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