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POSITION: Assistant Director Student Community Service
DEPARTMENT: Student Community Service
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review begins October 22, 2012 and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.
APPLY TO: Jocelyn Tipton


Are you ready to help others see their full potential in service and volunteering?  Do you wake up with a desire to help your community?  Do you have passion as you connect students to local causes?  Do you enjoy event

planning?  EIU needs you!  With an energized team of students, an office manager and a full-time director, our office is ready to expand.  This office works on local, regional and national volunteer efforts and movements.  SCS is currently searching for the go-getter, attention to detail motivator who wants to help engage fully our student population and further investigate and enhance our local communities!  Are you ready to be the difference?  Come join us as we begin to expand and increase our service and care to all!


Position Description

The incumbent will have primary organizational, supervisory and program development responsibilities for civic engagement.  The Assistant Director will assist in strategic planning, staffing, budgeting and overall management developing key partnerships with campus office and community organizations.  The incumbent will coordinate service learning and volunteer activities.  The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the overall operation of the Office of Student Community Service including event planning, records management, web page development, marketing, training and development and assessment and evaluation.  The successful Assistant Director will be a creative, resourceful, self-starter professional and responsive in the ability to develop and execute plans of action.  This position requires evenings and weekend commitments.  The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Student community Service. 


Required Qualifications: Masterís degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Communications, Public Service, or related area. Significant amount of relevant higher education or nonprofit leadership/volunteer coordination experience.  Highly competitive candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills required.  Ability to effectively interpret administrative policies, make sound decisions and manage risks in complex environments.  Highly competitive candidates will possess the ability to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks.  Must possess a Valid Driverís License.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working across multiple programs.  Supervisory experience.  Advance computer skills to include website development.  Experience developing publications and marketing materials.


Appointment Term and Application Process

This twelve-month position is available approximately December 1, 2012.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Application review begins October 22, 2012 and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.


Application materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to

Ms. Jocelyn Tipton, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o   A complete application file consists of:

         a cover letter that addresses how the candidate meets the qualifications and experience requirements,


         names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references

College transcripts will be required of individuals invited for on-campus interviews.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding staff, faculty and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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