Director of Community Engagement
Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

Posted in Education and Training

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Director of Community Engagement

About Us

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College. Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Job Summary

The Director of Community Engagement oversees the overall organization and administration of a comprehensive community service/volunteer program that provides programs and services for both the Georgia College community and the community at-large. The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for the supervision, management, and direction of The GIVE Center, including volunteer management, volunteer opportunities, service hour tracking, and community partner relations. The Director oversees the supervision, training and evaluation of all GIVE Center professional staff, graduate assistants, and student employees. In collaboration with other units within the university, the Director develops, implements and evaluates service programs that support the liberal arts mission of the university and the personal development of students who engage in service.


Administration - 30
Develop and manage an operating budget, plus grants when received. Coordinate, plan, develop, and manage service programs on behalf of the university, including risk assessments and confidentiality protection. Develop long-term and short-term goals and learning objectives for the Center. Secure support for the Center through grants and donations. Generate reports and statistics utilizing service-related data. Coordinate the President's Volunteer Service Award annually.

Program Development - 25
Develop, plan, execute, and assess programming related to community service and engagement, including GC GIVES Day, Service Saturdays, Potato Drop, MLK Day of Service, and service recognition programs.

Collaboration - 20
Collaborate with other university departments in the development of programs and services for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Represent the department on various divisional and university committees and task forces. Serve on the Student Life Leadership Team. Manage relationships with community partners to offer high-impact service opportunities in the community.

Advising - 10
Serve as an advisor to service-related student organizations. Develop service leadership opportunities for student volunteers. Assist student organizations with major events, including Dance Marathon, Night to Shine, GA Miss Amazing Pageant, blood drives, and others.

Supervision - 10
Oversee the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of professional staff, graduate assistants, and student employees within the Center.

Other - 5
Performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to serving on division or campus committees, develop initiatives for the department and division, and implementing special projects. The Director is responsible for sound decision making and accountability for areas of oversight.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in related field

Required Experience
3 years experience in community engagement

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
3-5 years professional experience in community engagement, student activities, or related field

Experience with non-profit and volunteer management

Grant-writing experience

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Considerable experience in developing and implementing community service/volunteer activities, programs and services for a diverse population
Must have a conceptual framework for the design and implementation of student learning experiences beyond the formal classroom
Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing the institution and functional areas under their control
Experience in campus programming, supervision, budgeting, goal setting, student advising and community relations

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong supervisory skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

  • Position of Trust + Credit

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