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 Student Programs will serve as the Founding Director of the Bonner Program at UM, including offering a one-hour credit bearing class for all training and enrichment for Bonner students. This person will also have the opportunity to play a leadership role, including the possibility of teaching, in the Community Engaged Leadership Minor program at UM which will launch during the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Additionally, our AD for Student Programs will direct our Voting Engagement Roundtable, which includes faculty, staff, and community partners as well as a team of voting ambassadors and two fellows from the Andrew Goodman foundation. The AD for Student Programs will also oversee our University’s volunteer center, which is built around GivePulse. Finally, the AD for Student Programs will be responsible for working collaboratively with other units across campus such as Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership and Engagement to build a culture of engagement at UM, including offering routine opportunities for students to volunteer as well as to join entry level community engagement programs like the Mississippi Engaged Scholars.

Essential Functions

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