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Rollins College
  • Position Number: 3868730
  • Location: Winter Park, FL
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Assistant Director

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Excellence Philosophy:

At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience. Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College.

Benefits & Perks:
  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

The salary for this postion is low $40s annually, dependent on experience. Rollins also offers a generous full-time benefits package - click here to review our full benefits package.

Job Summary:

The Rollins College Center for Leadership & Community Engagement (CLCE) is seeking an Assistant Director to join their team! CLCE provides learning opportunities that educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership. The Assistant Director supports and advances the mission of CLCE and Rollins, inspiring action and cultivating positive social change through leadership development and community engagement. The Assistant Director will aid in the strategic planning and administration within the CLCE and provide creative vision and leadership for programs and initiatives for the campus community while promoting an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, student well-being, and leadership development. The Assistant Director reports to the Director for the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement and supervises a Graduate Assistant. This is a professional position with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Create, support, and enhance student development and growth as it relates specifically to community engagement and leadership development with a strong emphasis on community engagement, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Serve as an advocate for students and support the overall planning and development of a seamless curricular and co-curricular experience of students, with particular emphasis on high impact practices, student development, wellbeing, citizenship, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and community involvement through leadership education, experiential learning opportunities, student organization involvement and campus programming.
  • Advise, coordinate, and facilitate the Rollins Immersion Program: Citizens Take Action, which exposes students to critical, cultural, social, political, and structural issues in the community through weekend and weeklong civic and community engagement experiences throughout the academic year.
  • Create, plan, implement, collaborate, and assess annual programming and traditions that are CLCE-led and community-centered including some shared responsibilities with other colleagues. These may include SPARC Day of Community, Student Achievement Awards, SummerSERVE, and Service Days.
  • Advise registered student organizations that focus on service or leadership (i.e. Immersion Planning Team, Emerging Leadership Institute, etc.), and provide guidance in all relevant programming and events.
    Direct oversight and management of campus-wide leadership development and implementation of programming, facilitations, and trainings partnering to prepare our students for meaningful lives and productive careers.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty and staff in creating, organizing, and executing events that serve the needs of all Rollins constituents and the community.
  • Support and supervise para-professional and student staff that facilitate campus-wide leadership development initiatives including but not limited to:
    • Rhoda Newberry Reed Leadership Education grant
    • Leadership Conferences and trainings
    • Annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet
    • Emerging Leadership Institute
    • The Rita Bornstein Leadership Speaker Series
  • Research, utilize, and facilitate experiences focused on leadership development models/frameworks and trends.
  • Assist in the management of appropriate budgets, grant supervision, and grant writing.
  • Execute, support, and inspire both day and evening programs including, but not limited to attending events/projects, student meetings, functions, programs, and courses across the curriculum.
  • Establish and maintain connections with key stakeholders to advance the mission and goals of the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement.
  • Represent CLCE on campus committees and at campus and community functions.
  • Assess learning outcomes and program evaluation.
  • Provide support and guidance to community agencies/partners in Central Florida.
  • Coordinate, train, supervise, and evaluate one Graduate Assistant in providing direction on projects related to office management, community events, and leadership training.
& Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Requires 1-2 years of related experience in alternative break programming, leadership development, program management, and community engagement specifically through the context of college student development in higher education.
  • Knowledge, skills and values related to leadership development, service-learning and community engagement specifically through the context of college student development in higher education.
  • Knowledge, skill and advanced proficiency in web development and use of computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, database programs, Illustrator, Photo Editing, etc.
  • Possess a valid driver's license, or ability to obtain an Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and acceptable MVR are required.
Key Competencies:
  • Ability to analyze information and make judgment decisions.
  • Ability to supervise and collaborate with others in a team-driven environment.
  • Knowledge and practice of multi-tasking, organization, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to inclusively and proactively develop and sustain positive, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively mentor students and advise student groups.
  • Effective facilitation, communication, supervision, and program development skills.
  • Strong self-motivated program development and event planning skills.
  • A Master's Degree in student personnel, educational leadership, higher education, counseling, or a related field completed by June 30, 2023.
  • Understanding of small, private, residential liberal arts college.
Work Environment:
  • Campus-based position working in an office and field environment.
  • Work requires visual strain and use of computer.
  • Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until job is filled.

When completing the application, please be prepared to answer the following two questions:
  1. Rollins is an engaged campus where community engagement, service, and social responsibility are integrated into all aspects of campus life. Discuss how you can contribute to these efforts through your role at the institution.
  2. Rollins is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming learning community. Please discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.

**Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2023, and continue until position is filled.**

About the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement:
Welcome to our engaged campus. The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement works to prepare and transform you to effect real change in the world. To learn more about our events, programs, and opportunities for on- and off-campus engagement, click here.
About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences-from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives-as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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