Central Michigan University ASST DIR/ALTERNATIVE BREAKS in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Position Information

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will work collaboratively with the Director and other professional staff and student members of the Volunteer Center to develop, support, and promote service opportunities to engage students with the mission and values of Central Michigan University. The Assistant Director will serve as the university advisor to the Alternative Breaks program and provide oversight and direction to the VC and AB graduate and undergraduate student staff. The Assistant Director will direct leadership training of the Alternative Break student advisory board, the student site leaders, and provide oversight of participant development of 700 students. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for providing support to Volunteer Center and AB program assessment. The Assistant Director will provide oversight of the AB budget and scholarship development as well as board and site leader retreats, service development with university community partners, and develop recruitment strategies for the program.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. One year professional experience with student organizations and/or campus programming. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to plan, establish priorities and handle multiple tasks and projects. Demonstrated experience as a team member who is highly motivated, a self-starter, and a dedicated professional.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, leadership, or related field. Three years direct student service and leadership experience. Experience working with Alternative Breaks programming. Experience in a higher education environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as the university advisor to the CMU Alternative Breaks program, including the Alternative Breaks Student Advisory Board. Manages Alternative Breaks data and information via social media oversight, Engage Central (Rosters, Online Forms, Events) and website maintenance. Provides training sessions to the Alternative Breaks Board, site leaders and participants and assist administrative staff, programs and other CMU departments with volunteer trainings. Disseminates and enforces University policies and procedures pertaining to Alternative Breaks service projects, risk management, fundraising, office management, student employment, accounting and payroll, etc. Develops, supports, and provides programming and leadership development for Alternative Breaks staff and student leaders. Serves as an advisor to Volunteer Center staff and other program leaders. Develops promotional materials for Alternative Breaks to encourage student involvement in the program and other Volunteer Center programs. Develops and implements evaluation and assessment of the Alternative Break program in conjunction with the Volunteer Center. Assists with the management of fiscal resources of the Alternative Breaks program and Volunteer Center. Represents the Volunteer Center at university events on campus and in the global community. Assists with the planning and coordination of Volunteer Center programs. Attends appropriate campus events to maintain visibility/approachability. Assists with the management of fiscal resources of the Volunteer Center. Represents the Volunteer Center at university promotional events. Attends appropriate campus events to maintain visibility/approachability. Other duties as assigned.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Position Number: 71615

Type of Recruitment: External


Supervision Exercised: None.

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary

Pay Range: $35,000 - $50,000

Division: Enrollment and Student Services

Department: Volunteer Center

Position Status: Regular

Employment Status: Full-Time

FTE: 1.00

Position Type: 12 month

Weekly Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F; evenings and weekends as necessary

At Will?: No

Location: Mount Pleasant, MI

Posting Begins: 02/10/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes