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Assistant Director, Center for Community Engagement

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Anticipated start date July 6, 2018.

Requisition Information

Position Information

Posted with Limited Access No
Limited Access Period Ending Date
Title Assistant Director, Center for Community Engagement
Posting Number S01034
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-time
Typical Hours Per Week 38.75
Regular, Temporary or Term Regular
If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Hourly/Salaried Salaried
Band/Level SP3
Hiring Minimum $46,305
Department Center for Community Engagement
Location Middlebury, VT Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening Criminal Background Check

Position Summary

Position Summary

With a focus on the development of ethical citizenship and fulfilling the civic mission of the College, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Assistant Director supports CCE’s multi-faceted efforts to design and implement opportunities that engage students locally, nationally, and internationally. The Assistant Director will provide specific leadership to oversee and administer Middlebury’s mentoring and youth programs with special focus on building capacity in programs that improve college aspirations for children from low-income and minority backgrounds in Addison County. The Assistant Director will also coordinate CCE’s communications, marketing, and outreach by designing and implementing communications tools online and in print that promote the Center for Community Engagement’s initiatives, resources, and success stories. This coordination may be in collaboration with CCE colleagues, student staff, and/or the College Communications and Marketing Office; the target audiences are to on- and off-campus constituents and stakeholders.


Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Anticipated start date July 6, 2018.

  • Design and implement policies, protocols, and training for youth and mentoring programs that reflect best practices in higher education student development and related risk management
  • Identify and initiate opportunities to promote the Center for Community Engagement’s overarching work to promote and engage issues of social justice, develop cultural competency, and promote inclusion of all Middlebury students across CCE programming.
  • Oversee and Advise Mentoring and Youth Programs. Serve as lead facilitator and liaison regarding needs and opportunities between community and campus.
  • Oversee and administer all aspects of the Community Friends mentoring program, including its subsidiary Manos Unidas. There are currently nearly 100 active matches.
  • Serve as liaison with the Counseling Service of Addison County, determining when mentoring issues require professional expertise.
  • Monitor, advise, and support all mentoring and youth-related student service organizations and initiatives (e.g., Community Friends, DREAM, Page One Literacy, Middlebury College Access Mentors (MiddCAM), Middlebury Refugee Outreach Club (MiddROC), and more).
  • Identify and develop community service opportunities and initiatives in collaboration with Addison County’s youth programs and service providers (e.g., Counseling Service of Addison County, teen centers, MUHS Learning Lab, and other after-school programs, etc.) to maximize assets and address gaps, as needed and able. When representing Center for Community Engagement at community meetings, respond to needs through the lens of service, academic connections, and/or internships.
  • Proactively develop and explore ways to promote access and success among the county’s underserved student population in connection with CCE programs.
  • Design and execute assessment and tracking tools in Youth and Mentoring programs. Participate in student, faculty, and community partner tracking systems as part of Center for Community Engagement database management.
  • Identify and provide follow through to connect work responsibilities with corresponding faculty members, creating opportunities both within and outside of the classroom (e.g., a child development faculty member might be asked to provide training to mentors or a research topic on youth at risk in Addison County might become a project-based learning opportunity in a sociology class).
  • Work with CCE staff to develop and effectively manage a consistent CCE brand across internal and external information distribution channels, including email, print, web, and select social media. Work with Communications, College Advancement, Admissions, SCEC, and other campus partners in developing, producing, and managing materials for different external audiences.
  • Serve as a conduit among students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and community partners to communicate broadly Center for Community Engagement initiatives, resources, and success stories of individuals and groups on- and off-campus—through print, social media, web, audio, and visual means to inspire and support student, faculty, and community involvement.
General Responsibilities
  • Become familiar with and apply national “best practice” community/civic engagement and academic service-learning standards and appropriate student development theory to individual work efforts.
  • Approach youth and mentoring work with intentional collaboration under the Addison Central Middlebury Partnership (ACMP).
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, recruit, hire, and supervise 6-10 student staff and leaders related to program areas; provide corresponding guidance, direction, training, and mentoring.
  • Requires some night and weekend programming responsibilities.
  • Work independently to complete assignments.
  • Work closely with Director and Program Director on additional selected projects as needed. Support Center for Community Engagement’s programs as an active and engaged team member overall as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities, as needed.



Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and marketing skills.
  • Candidate must be a well-organized and self-directed individual who is highly motivated, a quick learner and a team player who can work effectively with students, faculty, staff, community partners, families, and children with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Required skills include:
  • Proven leadership and organization skills with experience in oversight and planning.
  • Ability to think creatively and logically about a wide range of practical issues.
  • Ability to produce clear written documentation and speak persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Facility with multiple forms of media platforms (e.g., Mailchimp, Drupal, WordPress, Facebook, Instragram, Canva) as well as strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suires. Familiarity with InDesign and other web-based design software is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, ability to set priorities; ability to solve problems quickly and creatively.
  • Ability and experience to design and implement CCE workshops and trainings for students and student leaders.
  • Experience and understanding of risk management needs.
  • Valid driver’s license, required; own transportation preferred.
  • Experience in the field of community engagement, with issues of social justice, and understanding of cultural competency.
  • Ability to train and troubleshoot issues with students around concepts of positive youth development, mentoring relationships, and appropriate communication and boundary setting.
  • Candidates who are familiar with both the College and Addison County, most desirable.
  • 3-7 years related community engagement, non-profit, and/or higher education experience.
Physical Demands

Basic office physical demands. Note: Office is currently on the second floor of 20 Old Chapel Road.

Posting Information

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Anticipated start date July 6, 2018.


Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter Requirements

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a B.A.?
    • yes
    • no
  2. Why do you want to work in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please include the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three references.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have any previous job experience that might be relevant to this position? If yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Middlebury web site
    • Email Job Alert
    • LinkedIn
    • Employee Referral
    • Newspaper advertisement
    • Other

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
Optional Documents