Director of Community Relations

University of Dayton - Dayton, OH (30+ days ago)4.4

Under the general supervision of the Director of the ETHOS Center, the SoE Director of Community Relations supports the integration of community engaged learning and scholarship by faculty, staff, and students, with community and domestic partners, and is primarily responsible for the planning and implementation of ETHOS Center programs. This includes: (i) developing engineering curriculum and supporting KEEN Fellows and other School of Engineering faculty integrating social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) modules with School of Engineering courses and programs; (ii) developing and directing leadership training; community engaged learning and scholarship; reflective practices; social justice, diversity and inclusion training, (iii) recruiting, placing, monitoring, mentoring, and orienting student participants and (iv) evaluating and assessing program outcomes.
The SoE Director of Community Relations will supervise graduate and undergraduate assistants; will collaborate university-wide and particularly with the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, for co-curricular programming on leadership in civic engagement, community building, and social change; and will develop and sustain reciprocal community partner relationships critical to the development, retention, and funding of the ETHOS Domestic Immersion and Semester of Service programs; and other community engaged learning and scholarship initiatives.
The Director of Community Relations will assist the Director of the ETHOS Center in:
• Engineering curriculum development and support for KEEN Fellows, students, and partners
• Promoting and supporting effective community engaged learning and scholarship with civic engagement initiatives
• Assisting with evaluation and review of ETHOS Center programs
The Director of Community Relations will assist the ETHOS Center team in:
• Directing engineering internships and community based engineering research
• Supporting engineering faculty, staff and students to sustain community partnerships
• Strengthening diversity and inclusion within the ETHOS Center team and programs
• Participating in national and university-related activities and presentations to raise awareness of the overall mission of the ETHOS Center and the Institutional Learning Goals of the University of Dayton
• Developing and disseminating information to raise awareness of civic and community engagement opportunities

Position Summary Information
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in engineering or applied science with 2 years of related experience in industry, higher education, or community development
• Experience in working with higher education personnel, especially in support of engineering and science programs and community engaged learning or civic engagement
• Experience with advising or mentoring
• Experience with project management
• Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
• Articulated ability to work collaboratively, within and across organizational boundaries
• Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing or implementing trainings, orientations, classes, or workshops
• Effective written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• More than 2 years of sustained, professional experience in industry, engineering or an applied science field
• Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and/or advising students in a higher education environment
• Demonstrated familiarity with the School of Engineering and ETHOS Center programs
• Articulated commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to work with a diverse group of constituents
• Knowledge of and value for Catholic and Marianist educational values
• Experience with and knowledge of current trends and practices in community based experiential education
• Commitment to and knowledge of the common good, social justice and civic engagement
• Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated abilities in conflict resolution, cultural humility, and/or emotional intelligence
• Demonstrated critical thinking and resourcefulness for creative and effective problem solving and decision making
• Demonstrated successful experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a university setting
• Demonstrated experience in handling multiple projects, setting priorities and meeting deadlines while maintaining a high level of performance
• Proven oral communication skills
• Excellent group facilitation skills and personal and group reflection skills;

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