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Assistant Director of the Agape Center for Global and Local Engagement
The Agape Center at Messiah University currently has a full-time opening for an Assistant Director for Global and Local Engagement.
Responsibilities: This is a full-time, 11-month position that supports the mission of advancing service, leadership and reconciliation, as informed by the University’s mission, through the work of local and global engagement. Responsibilities include: providing oversight of local outreach service experiences; advising student leaders; advising students on local and global opportunities; coordinating the campus-wide Service Day and Special Olympics; organizing short-term service trips for students; co-teaching the EXPR 010 course; collaborating with the Director in delivering office-wide initiatives.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required in higher education, community development or a related field required. 2-3 years of experience in service learning or other applicable areas of higher education is required.
Skills and Characteristics: Strong understanding of Messiah’s commitment to service, experiential learning and off-campus study; knowledge of service-learning theory and pedagogy, including understanding of issues of power and privilege; ability to effectively supervise students; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to collaborate with diverse constituents, including community partners, students and faculty; strong administrative, organizational and attention-to-detail skills; knowledge of best practices related to the field of international education and service learning.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18363
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.