Cornell University invites applications for the Director of the Cornell Public Service Center (PSC) position. Established in 1991, the PSC promotes the mission that the Cornell University experience confirms service as essential to active citizenship. To fulfill this mission, the PSC has chosen service-learning as the educational philosophy to guide its programs. Comprised of over 30 student run organizations, three college readiness outreach grant programs, signature programs and events as well as other projects and initiatives, the PSC works in partnership with communities and campus partners to provide high quality services and influential learning experiences for our students.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Campus and Community Engagement the Director of the PSC will provide inclusive leadership and strategic oversight of programs for students, faculty, alumni, and community partners. As chief administrator, you are responsible for management of Center programs and operations, the quality of service to students, faculty and community organizations and the program planning function and budget. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, evaluating and supervising all exempt program staff. In partnership with the Executive Director of Campus and Community Engagement and the professional staff team, develop long-range planning, center-wide policy and strategies to ensure consistent achievement of the Center's goals and mission. Develop and sustain meaningful community partnerships, promote ongoing service opportunities, secure funding, support faculty initiatives, and create a culture of engagement across the institution.
The PSC is an integral part of the broader university mission of Engaged Cornell, a university-wide initiative to increase high-impact and community-engaged practices by and for students and faculty while multiplying opportunities for partnerships in the local, national, and global arenas. In addition to the exciting and impactful work you will do as the PSC Director you will work alongside many other university staff, faculty and students committed to public engagement within the Engaged Cornell, Engagement Hub. To learn more about the Engagement Hub,click here.
Masters' degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, Social Sciences, Community / Non Profit Development or related area with 3-5 years' experience in the field.
Solid supervisory and leadership experience with the proven ability to develop and lead dynamic and productive teams of staff.
Demonstrated understanding of the higher education landscape and the trends related to best practices in co-curricular, civic / community engagement student centered initiatives.
Strong knowledge of current events; including issues and opportunities present in local and regional communities.
Demonstrated intercultural competence and understanding of social justice issues.
Proven experience with managing budgets and developing long range funding plans.
Grant writing and grant oversight experience.
Visionary administrator with a collaborative open management style that fosters participation and contribution by others.
Knowledge of the theory and practice of service learning and student development and additional relevant theories and best practices in community engagement and partnerships with a demonstrated ability to apply theories in the appropriate contexts.
Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with students, staff, alumni, community leaders and other key stakeholders.
Strong organizational and project planning skills and experience.
Experience in creating and facilitating assessments and evaluations.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal human relations, public speaking skills and technology literacy.
Demonstrated success in building educational partnerships between community non-profit agencies and school districts and higher education.
More than five years' of supervisor experience in a similar role.
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