Recognized nationally for its work, the Office of Civic Engagement connects Rutgers University–Camden to communities beyond the campus. Working with community partners, the office supports efforts to meet the challenges facing our host city, county, and region through engaged civic learning, volunteerism and service, community-based research, and integrated efforts and partnerships. The Office's K-12 work is a hallmark of its service. Through it, Rutgers' students provide nearly a half million hours of service, and the University delivers high quality, out-of-school time programming and college preparatory support to K-12 students in the city of Camden.
The incumbent will provide leadership and oversight to this key initiative of the Rutgers University–Camden Office of Civic Engagement. S/he will supervise the staffs responsible for the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, the Hill Family Center for College Access, the Rutgers North Camden School Partnership, the Camden City College Access Network. The incumbent will build, maintain, and strengthen partnerships between the University and K-12 schools and youth serving organizations in and around Camden city to support the Office of Civic Engagement programming. S/he will manage existing and seek additional funding for K-12 initiatives and will advance the University's civic engagement work through participation in professional networks and at conferences locally, regionally, and nationally. This position reports to the Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience in coordination or administration. Effective written and verbal communication skills required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong leadership base in planning and implementing educational programming. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience in supervision of others in project implementation. Experience in K-12 education. Experience in higher education administration. Knowledge of Camden.
Master's degree in a related field with experience in community education programming Ability to speak and write in Spanish is preferred.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
Posting Number: 19ST2518
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 91480
About Rutgers University
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