Associate Director, CCESL

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning (CCESL) prepares faculty, staff and students to contribute to the University of Denver (DU)s public good vision. CCESLs mission is to activate university and community potential through partnership. CCESL values collaboration for the public good characterized by mutual benefit, fierce optimism, tenacity, rigor, democratic participation, equity, and inclusion. Grounded in best practices for community engagement, CCESL believes that antiracism must be central to community-university collaboration for the public good.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of CCESL is responsible for:

Oversee Student Programs

  • Provide oversight to CCESL student programs and events supporting the infusion of community-engaged work across curricular and co-curricular programs.
  • Supervise CCESL Student Program Coordinator to support the implementation of a range of CCESL programs
  • Supervise Graduate Student Lead(s)
  • Develop new programs as needed (e.g. structure, curriculum, staffing, timelines/calendars, etc.).
  • Work with CCESL Executive Director to pursue external funding for programs and on grant reporting for external student program support.
  • Teaching as appropriate.

Oversee backbone support for key CCESL programs and strategies

  • Develop and manage program materials (e.g. structure, curriculum, staffing, timelines/calendars, trainings, updates, discussion/critical reflections, etc.) for DU Grand Challenges initiatives in consultation with CCESL staff as well as relevant DU staff/faculty and community partners.
  • Manage recruitment processes for DU Grand Challenge programs including processing program applications (e.g., faculty development program applications, student program applications) to evaluate compliance with proposal requirements; coordinate with relevant review committees (e.g., faculty review committee for DU Grand Challenges Scholars).
  • Manage the implementation of all DU Grand Challenge programs serving faculty, staff, students, and community partners, including grant opportunities (e.g. DU Grand Challenge Scholars, ACE grants, class grants), student programs (e.g. DU Grand Challenge Champions, Leadership Fellows), etc.
  • Facilitate relevant groups (e.g., Collective Impact Cohorts) and support development of faculty-staff-student-community networks for DU Grand Challenges.
  • Work with other DU IMPACT 2025 groups and campus entities to advance DU Grand Challenges (e.g., to connect DU Grand
  • Challenges themes to other campus initiatives and events).
  • Disseminate student program successes at local and national conferences.
  • Work with CCESL staff, such as Business Program Coordinator and Scholar Shop Coordinator, on event planning and execution as well as communications.
  • With the Executive Director, support capacity building for community-engaged methods; assist faculty with development and implementation of community engagement opportunities by serving as a consultant and providing technical support.
  • With the Executive Director, organize programs to support faculty/staff using community-engaged methods and co-lead faculty/staff community engagement development opportunities; for example, facilitating faculty workshops or other trainings.
  • Work with CCESL Executive Director to administer community engagement grants.

General Administrative Support 

  • Co-facilitate weekly staff meetings; offer presentations, as needed, to campus departments and units, represent CCESL at DU community events
  • Contribute to program evaluation and assessment in collaboration with other CCESL staff, including data collection, management, and analysis related to monitoring and measuring impact of DU Grand Challenges and other student programs, events, and grants.
  • Working with CCESL Executive Director, co-lead regular reviews of program structures, recruitment processes, etc. to ensure alignment with CCESL values (e.g. anti-oppression review).

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree.
  • 5 years experience:
    • Developing and/or implementing student community-engaged programs.
    • Developing and/or implementing programs to support faculty use of community-engaged methods.
    • Managing or supervising personnel.
  • Providing support to programs that involve collaboration.
  • Applying diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to collaborations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in community-engaged teaching and/or community-engaged research/creative work.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 5th, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $68,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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