The Institute for Engaged Learning's (IEL) Executive Director of Student Engagement will support the equitable access to high impact practices and engaged learning opportunities for all undergraduate students at IUPUI. The Executive Director of Student Engagement will be responsible for working with students from across campus to ensure that they are aware of the importance of engaged learning in their curricular and co-curricular experiences. This position will have full operational oversight for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes, that will provide all students with the opportunity to identify, apply for, prepare for, and participate in meaningful engaged learning experiences at IUPUI. The Executive Director will meet with more than 3,500 students each year in a variety of settings (e.g. student organizations/clubs, housing and residence life, student affairs programming, student support units, within schools and individual courses) to discuss the importance of engaged learning as part of the IUPUI student experience. This will especially include regular meetings with a wide variety of student groups and organizations that serve traditionally underrepresented student populations. This position will collaborate with staff in IEL (e.g. First Year Experience, Center for Service & Learning, and Center for Research & Learning), the other units of the Division of Undergraduate Education (UC, Honors College) and develop, nurture and maintain strong relationships with the Schools and academic departments, coordinators of engaged learning programs across campus (e.g., Study Abroad, Internships, Capstone Experiences), potential host sites for engaged learning programs, career and advising partners, and those working within curricular engaged learning activities to ensure that all students have access to engaged learning experiences and engaged learning pathways at IUPUI. The Executive Director of Student Engagement will collaborate with these units to develop policies and procedures that ensure all students have access to appropriate scaffolding of and preparation for engaged learning opportunities. The Executive Director of Student Engagement will have budget oversight for this work, will direct and guide a cross-functional workgroup composed of IEL staff who focus their work on student engagement, and will supervise a cadre of student ambassadors to support the core mission of the IEL: to ensure all IUPUI students have equitable access to four scaffolded high-impact, engaged learning experiences during their undergraduate career.
Student Engagement and Outreach: Maintains broad understanding of high quality engaged learning opportunities to help students navigate to the appropriate opportunities for their needs and can speak knowledgeably about the experiences on the Record. Meets with students and student groups across campus to showcase the importance of engaged learning in curricular and co-curricular experiences and raise awareness of high quality opportunities and expectations. Develop, implement, and execute policies and procedures that will allow students to identify, apply for, prepare for, and participate in meaningful engaged learning experiences. Designs applicant preparation activities for all interested students and on-boarding programming for students interested in engaged learning opportunities at IUPUI. Maintains a broad understanding of engaged learning and how to apply it within structured programs with an eye toward equitable access and inclusive activities. Broadly promotes and maintains a central interest form and database for approved engaged learning activities/programs and shares lists of interested students with the appropriate engaged learning programs for customized assistance and outreach.
Liaison to Schools – Serves as resource and referral point for engaged learning programs on campus (e.g. within IEL, in other units that support engaged learning, and within the schools). Work with Schools, academic departments, and unit to start new programs or refine existing ones to ensure fidelity to engaged learning model. Develops and maintains a campus list of engaged learning programs to connect students to faculty with programs that best suit their needs and help students find and prepare for the best program fit for their needs and development. Works to map known high-quality engaged learning programming to a general pathway that can be used by Schools to customize academically-relevant pathway options for students.
Supervision – Oversees student ambassadors in marketing, recruiting, and participant support efforts. Facilitates the Student Engagement cross-functional workgroup comprised of student engagement staff in CSL, CRL and FYE to ensure IEL programs, processes, and programming are equitable and student-centered. This position will have full operational oversight of full-time staff and student ambassadors in Student Engagement.
Administrative – Works to include engaged learning experiences on the Record and maintain quality standards. Works with IEL assessment and data manager to collect and record student outcomes for both data-driven decision-making and reporting/presenting purposes. Works with the financial/administrative coordinator on hiring and timesheet maintenance, scholarship posting, and other awarded funding processing. Works with DUE communications to ensure engaged learning recruitment and marketing messaging is up-to-date and appropriate for student audiences.
REQUIRED: Master's degree and five years of experience working in the field of engaged learning (e.g. high impact practices). Five years of experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Five years of experience with project management and cross-campus collaborative work.
Have a philosophy that is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Institute for Engaged Learning. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence, especially in the realm of high-impact practices, engaged learning, and equity and inclusion within those areas. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, including cross-functional, interdisciplinary, and cross-campus work teams. Excellence in organization, problem-solving, translating big picture ideas into detail-oriented action, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Bilingual in Spanish.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: INSTITUTE FOR ENGAGED LEARNING (IN-IEL-IUINA)
Internal Number: 74881
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.