Definition of Class

This position promotes campus and community outreach and cultivates partnerships with external entities that support student community engagement. The incumbent assists in the development and direction of programs and activities that engage community and campus efforts; designs, implements, and assesses partner programming, while enhancing the experiences of students, faculty and staff; manages assigned budgets; and serves as a liaison with campus and community partners.

Assistant Director (AD) for Community Partnerships will manage a portfolio of more than 60 community agencies based in the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community.  These partnerships have been established through our Issue Area Roundtables, twice monthly Community-University Collaborative Calls, our Community Chats series, and trainings for partners like our Community University Partnership Series (CUPS) launched last summer.  Our office has hired 7 undergraduate issue area coordinators to work with our local community agencies, particularly as we implement GivePulse on our campus, and the AD for Community Partnerships will manage this diverse team of students for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Additionally, the AD for Community Partnerships will manage and oversee a graduate assistant for community partnerships. In the Fall of 2021, we will establish a Bonner Program at UM as well a Community Engaged Leadership Minor Program. These two programs will provide excellent opportunity to sustain and deepen meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations with students at the center of this work.

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Develops and sustains community partnerships that support student engagement.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates programming to support and promote community engagement.
  • Serves as a liaison with campus and community partners.
  • Manages and maintains assigned budgets.

Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.


Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Preferred Qualifications:
College level teaching experience or college level workshop facilitation.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click HERE to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

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Date Posted: April 15, 2021