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Assistant Director, Community Relationships and Community-Engaged Learning - 501532


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Under general supervision,the Assistant Director, Community Relationships and Community-Engaged Learning helps to develop and implement the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement’s strategy for community relationships and links this strategy to faculty’s teaching and scholarship. The assistant director cultivates and stewards organizational relationships in response to faculty, student, and regional needs and in alignment with the CCE’s mission. The assistant director operates with significant independence and with a high community and campus profile, serving as primary point of contact for and collaborating with University faculty and community organizations in order to identify and develop high-quality and mutually beneficial educational opportunities. Provides professional and programmatic guidance, consultation, and support to constituencies as appropriate.

Rooted in reciprocal partnerships and liberal education, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) ( connects student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders in social change efforts that value the knowledge and potential in our communities. 


Community-engaged learning and scholarship

  • Recruit, collaborate with, and support faculty in developing and managing course-based community relationships that link course needs with community organizations and regional need
  • Consult with faculty and community organizations to support scholarship emerging from community-engaged teaching and to align scholarship with community-identified research questions
  • Lead and facilitate educational activities and lectures that support community-based learning faculty and classes, including developing and delivering educational content for classes
  • Plan, develop, and facilitate new offerings and programs that serve faculty and students associated with community-engaged learning and scholarship and in alignment with overall strategic vision of the CCE
  • Develop, deliver, administer, and evaluate the CCE’s academically grounded internship programs; including developing internship opportunities with community organizations, recruiting and selecting students and faculty mentors, providing advising for students on links between internships and academic course of study, evaluating the program; representing the program on and off campus; stewarding donor relationships related to the program
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop and provide support for academically grounded capstone projects and signature work across the disciplines
  • May teach for-credit community-based classes to students

Community Relationships

  • Provide key input into the CCE’s approach to developing, implementing, and sustaining strategic community relationships in response to campus and community-identified needs
  • Initiate, develop, and steward select organizational partnerships, determining and developing long- and short-term goals, strategic planning, and program development, and serving as a key community relationship liaison for the CCE, identifying opportunities for faculty connectivity and for student civic engagement and leadership
  • Align and coordinate CCE’s efforts with other efforts in the region by representing the University in select regional partnerships and initiatives
  • Train and mentor CCE staff in design, development, and delivery of community relationships that enhance and build the CCE’s curricular and co-curricular programs

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 


  • Knowledge of social issues
  • Knowledge of non-profit management
  • Knowledge of higher education
  • Understanding of faculty development
  • Understanding of student development
  • Understanding of community-based learning and community-based research
  • Ability to assess and evaluate programs
  • Experience working with students
  • Experience working with faculty
  • Experience working with the non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing multiple projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 3 years plus of higher education experience required; additional non-profit experience preferred


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

**The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement is committed to the full participation of all stakeholders; we seek out and consider diverse perspectives and experiences, recognize participants as whole people, and work to eradicate barriers to participation in order to ensure that individuals of all backgrounds can contribute meaningfully to the University of Richmond community and the Richmond region. We are committed to the elimination of structural inequality and we are especially interested in candidates who have a proven track record of contributing to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts.** 

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE