Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Development

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Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Development
Center for Community, Service, and Justice
Loyola University Maryland

Salary Range: 

Low-mid 50’s; Maximum offer of $54,500

Position Description: 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs, the Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Development is CCSJ’s lead on leadership development, assessment, and evaluation support for the co-curricular programs of the office. The role oversees training for approximately 25 student interns a year, oversees the Racial Justice Formation Program, and advises select student leadership committees/student ambassadors. The role will also provide support for CCSJ co-curricular student program outcome development, evaluation, and assessment that aligns with the university’s learning aims and student development learning outcomes.

Position Responsibilities: 

Oversight of CCSJ/YRI Undergraduate Interns and Weekly Volunteer Opportunities (30%) 
Plays a leading role in designing trainings for CCSJ/YRI undergraduates, (including CCSJ/YRI’s 25 student interns who coordinate weekly volunteer opportunities in Baltimore City). Responsible for spring intern recruitment cycle and all intern hiring processes. Oversees intern onboarding, assessment, and ongoing training activities. Specifically, the role coordinates the annual Pre-Fall intern training in the fall, a Spring semester all-day training, senior intern appreciation activities in the spring, and Open Houses for introducing students on campus to CCSJ leadership opportunities. Checks in regularly with CCSJ staff serving as intern supervisors and coordinates meetings of CCSJ staff that supervise student interns to review student intern progress, decide policies and coordinate programming. Ensures the use of student career development and leadership best practices and policies through partnerships with the Career Center, Student Engagement, and others. Ensures that student leaders incorporate Ignatian Pedagogy, experiential educational principles, community development theories, Catholic social teaching and social justice concepts into training and education of volunteers.

Manages The Bridge student engagement platform for administering mandatory community engagement trainings for over 350 CCSJ/YRI student volunteers and service-learners annually.

Monitor progress and program administration of weekly volunteer service programs, including oversight of student work-study placement.

Oversees the Racial Justice Formation Program Implementation (20%) 
The Assistant Director will administer and assess the effectiveness of the multi-semester, multi-unit, weekly Racial Justice Formation Program for CCSJ/YRI student employees and leaders. The Assistant Director will ensure that program goals are met, including supervising a Graduate Assistant who will be responsible for day-to-day program management, organizing team members in facilitating Racial Justice Formation sessions, and supervising student employees as it relates to their racial justice roles and responsibilities. The Assistant Director will review and approve discussion content for racial justice affinity group sessions developed by student leadership.  In partnership with the Associate Director of Programs, the Assistant Director will engage campus partners to collaborate across departments to develop and support broader racial justice leadership development opportunities for students.

Implement Leadership Development Framework and Evaluation and Assessment Plans

Works with the Associate Director of Programs to design and to implement a comprehensive student leadership model for CCSJ that has assessment and evaluation plans integrated in its design. Develops and implements student co-curricular program evaluation/assessment processes and provides the Assistant Director of Administration and Communication with results to disseminate internally and externally. Provides student outcome data to the Associate Director of Programs and the Executive Director for the development of peer-reviewed journal publications.

Student Leader Trainings for Social Justice Leaders and Special Civic Leadership Fellows (15%)  
The Assistant Director will advise select student leadership committees of the office, including Loyola Votes Student Ambassadors. Supports the Executive Director and Associate Director of Programs in selecting 3 France Merrick Scholars, 1 Newman Civic Fellow, annually and integrates them into ongoing training and development opportunities.

May lead a Racial Justice biweekly reflection group for student interns. Supervises 3-5 interns a year. May serve as a Messina Mentor. (15%) 

Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role. (5%) 


Bachelor’s (required) / Master’s (preferred); College Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Theology/Religious Studies, Counseling, Social Science, Human Services or related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Experience: 

Minimum 3 years working with college students: training, mentoring, and spiritual/faith development. Knowledge of the structural causes of injustice, inequality and marginalization and experience working or volunteering with people who are marginalized. 3+ years supervising full-time staff. Knowledge of student development principles and practice. Knowledge of and ability to implement experiential learning experiences, reflection, training and facilitation. Commitment to communicating and to sharing the Jesuit, Catholic mission, ideals and values, especially as they relate to service, issues of justice and spirituality. Experience and desire to work with persons from diverse religious, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Skills in planning, implementing and assessing/evaluation large scale initiatives, specifically community service programs. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Computer skills in Microsoft Office. Experience with community-based service, service-learning, social justice education and/or advocacy. Experience working or volunteering with/in community or non-profit organizations and/or with people who are marginalized. Experience as a participant or facilitator of racial justice (anti-racism) training. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team. Ability to develop collaborative relationships within and between university and community partners. Desire and ability to work effectively within the framework of a Jesuit, Catholic, institution of higher education. Flexibility to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in an active office. Ability to support the mission and values of a Catholic Jesuit education, as well as University goals for institutional diversity.

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