General DescriptionThe Center for Social Concern (CSC) is home to more than 1,500 student volunteers and over 50 community service groups and also houses an Alternative Break Program, the summer Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP), the on-campus JHU Tutorial Project, the Community Based Learning (CBL) Advisory Board, and a Community Service Federal Work Study (FWS) Program.
The Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs will report to the Senior Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs of the CSC and serve as a member of the Center's team-oriented programmatic staff. Upholding CSC's core values of leadership, diversity, collaboration, programmatic sustainability, and applied learning, the Assistant Director will support strategy in the areas of student development and community partner collaboration and whose work will be centered in four key areas 1.) oversight of the summer CIIP 2.) coordination of the Public Service Speaker Series and related civic engagement programming 3.) oversight of community partner open houses and other special events of the Neighborhood and Community Programs area and 4.) advising of community service student groups.
Strategic Planning and Program Development
Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP)
- Oversee the 9-week summer program, including the recruitment, selection, and training of 42 new paid student interns and 8 returning interns serving as Peer Mentors.
- Supervise an undergraduate student assistant.
- Work with CSC's Administrative Coordinator on hiring paperwork and payroll.
- Raise the visibility of the program, utilizing various external communication strategies and networking with CIIP alumni.
- Establish and uphold risk management policies and procedures.
- Convene a CIIP working group consisting of CIIP alumni, Homewood Student Affairs staff, and other university representatives to assist with program coordination tasks and promotions.
- Lead and direct a comprehensive orientation program that encompasses concepts of diversity, inclusion, anti-oppression, Baltimore neighborhood development, community engagement best practices, and non-profit management.
- Coordinate evening reflection sessions four times a week that allow students to reflect on internship experiences, to learn about the history and culture of Baltimore, to network with other student interns, and to deepen their knowledge about pressing social issues in the city.
- Work with community based organizations and local government agencies to identify and to tailor mutually beneficial student projects.
- Perform site visits to host community agencies during the program period.
- Support the Senior Assistant Director of the CSC in CIIP donor and alumni relations.
- Assist the Senior Assistant Director in CIIP Extension activities and other academic year programming.
Special Event Programming for Neighborhood and Community Programs
- Coordinate and co-program with other Homewood Student Affairs offices, including the Career Center, Office of Pre-Professional Advising and the National Fellowships Program Office on special events for students related to public service.
- Coordinate with area community leaders to offer themed neighborhood tours for students and other Baltimore-focused exploration activities.
Student Leadership Development and Training
- Support the Senior Assistant Director in advising a sub-set of student organizations.
- Develop and implement a leadership curriculum for CIIP Peer Mentors. Assist in developing student leadership opportunities and trainings in the areas of public service, community impact, social justice, Baltimore, and the nonprofit sector.
Community and External Relations
- Organize two Community Partner Open House events annually.
- Represent the CSC at community partnership meetings sponsored by area community associations and coalitions.
- Represent the office at local, regional and national civic engagement professional development conferences.
- Work to elevate the CIIP as an exemplar program model within the experimental education and service-learning fields.
- Support the Senior Assistant Director in scholarly product creation and dissemination (articles, conference presentations) for the CIIP and the Neighborhood and Community Programs area.
Evaluation and Assessment
- Regularly assess and evaluate the CIIP.
- Assist the Senior Assistant Director in undergoing an IRB process and preparing past evaluation data for dissemination.
- Support the Assistant Director of Operations in the evaluation of community partner impact across the Center for Social Concerns programs.