Asst Dir for Community Service Programs
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Rochester, NY

February 24

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 9,300 students - approximately half of whom are women.

Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 9:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Office of the Dean of Students



Position Summary:
As a vital member of the staff of the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, the Assistant Director for Community Service will have direct responsibility for community service programs, including the Peer Mentoring program and UReading. The Assistant Director will advise students as needed to facilitate these programs, seeking to empower students to take leadership roles whenever possible. The Assistant Director will also advise selected student organizations whose missions focus on community service. In addition, the Assistant Director will be expected to advise and consult with the Director on issues related to the mission of RCCL, and will serve as a vital member of the RCCL team. The position will be expected to assist with office-wide initiatives when necessary, such as Wilson Day and the Rochester Urban Fellows program. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the RCCL, and will be expected to coordinate closely with the Associate Director for Leadership Programs to ensure that community service programs complement students' leadership development.

Specific Responsibilities:
Coordinate Peer Mentoring Program (part of the Transitional Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, which is in collaboration with Monroe 1 BOCES).

Oversee the co-curricular integration of students with intellectual disabilities at the University, through the coordination of a peer mentoring program involving undergraduate students.

Serve as a liaison (when necessary) between TPSID students and campus related experiences in an effort to support TPSID student involvement and engagement.

Recruit, hire, and train peer mentors/coaches to support students in the program in their academic, internship, and social experiences.

Coordinate UR campus tours for students and families with BOCES staff.

Negotiate the logistics and create a student guide of access to campus activities:

Advance the curricular integration of students with intellectual disabilities at the University of Rochester.

Lead the effort to recruit UR faculty to facilitate students auditing their classes.

Work with partners to establish policies and processes for admittance into the pending UR certificate program and enrollment (audits) of courses.

Create a list of possible courses for students to audit in fall 2012 and future semester (with the consent of the instructional faculty)

Collaborate with the Institute for Innovative Transition and UR Center for Teaching and Learning on Universal Course Design training for faculty.

Organize and promote ongoing student and faculty professional development (if needed).

Participate in administrative meetings essential to the successful operation of the TPSID program at the University of Rochester.

Visit all of the TPSID program sites (Roberts Wesleyan, Keuka College, Monroe Community College) to learn about the operation of other campus based initiatives.

Participate in all professional development opportunities offered by the regional TPSID group and as requested by the College.

Work with the Institute for Innovative Transition (Kristen Love and Martha Mock) on aspects of grant related to faculty involvement and professional development.

Attend all meetings (both monthly and quarterly) for the grant project including off-site meetings.

Locate possible internship sites and social opportunities on UR campus for students in the TPSID program.

Create a map of available resources, courses, internships and social activities on campus for students.

Organize and maintain all records for this grant project. Track and report data as requested.

Follow all policies, procedures, and regulations of the grantor and the college.

Assist with student selection for the TPSID partnership as a participating partner.

Coordinate UReading Literacy Outreach Program

Work closely with RCCL director to maintain successful, sustainable partnership with RCSD school #29 and other community organizations.

Recruit undergraduate students to serve as tutors for the program.

Work with RCSD teachers to match tutors with school students.

Provide support to student volunteers, including arranging transportation to schools.

Coordinate and deliver program-specific training.

Identify, train and support student leaders.

Maintain documentation and reports on the program for future use.

Coordinate and Advise Students About Service Trips and Days of Service

Advise student groups on issues including fundraising and finances, transportation, lodging, liability and safety, group dynamics, reflection and assessment.

Coordinate fundraising efforts among the various groups planning service trips.

Manage publicity about service trips, including website and press coverage through University Communications.

Coordinate and publicize additional opportunities for students to undertake service trips

Oversee Wilson Day, a day of service for incoming students that takes place during new student orientation.

Recruit, train and supervise student coordinator of Wilson Day.

Coordinate logistics and advise students for other days of service, including 9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and United Way Day of Caring.

Advise Community Service Student Organizations

Advise Partners in Reading, UR Rotaract, UR Habitat for Humanity, Circle K, and Refugee Student Alliance,plus other student organizations as assigned.

Attend membership meetings at least once per semester.

Meet as needed with executive board members to resolve problems and ensure effective programming; at least once per month.

Ensure timely and thorough completion of mid-year reports.

Work with RCCL director to develop strategic planning process and leadership development specifically for service groups.

Supervise Graduate Assistant for Community Service

Ensure smooth operation of UReading literacy tutoring program

Provide guidance for trouble-shooting, in consultation with RCCL Director

Ensure proper advisement of student organizations that have community service as their focus

Support professional development of GA

Other Duties

Other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and one to two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to interface sensitively and effectively with diverse populations both on campus and in the Rochester community.

Excellent organizational, planning, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with design, print, and web applications for marketing purposes.

The ability to work autonomously within a team of skilled professionals, in a fast-paced work environment.

Some evening and weekend hours required.

Master's degree in education

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in education administration, K-12 education, social work, or a related discipline.

Knowledge of and experience with K-12 education, curriculum design, and universal course design.

Experience in or a strong familiarity with higher education, the University of Rochester, and greater Rochester community is highly desirable.

Ability to communicate effectively with University faculty members to engage them in support of community service projects.

Prior supervisory experience.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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