Open Date 06/04/2021
Requisition Number PRN26411B
Job Title Assoc Dir, Education
Working Title Assoc Dir, Education
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Weekdays 8-5 some evenings and weekends
VP Area President
Department 00305 - Bennion Community Center
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $60,000 to $65,000
Close Date 06/17/2021
Open Until Filled No
The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of
Utah is an international leader in community engagement and public
service. The Bennion Center inspires and mobilizes people to
strengthen communities through learning, scholarship, and advocacy.
Our curricular and co-curricular programs, initiatives, and events
bring students, faculty, staff, and community partners together to
work on issues and projects that improve the quality of life and
foster justice in the community. Through these diverse offerings,
we educate students about their civic and social responsibilities
and support faculty in the public purpose of their work. In 2020,
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and
Learning classified the University of Utah as a Community Engaged
Institution. The Bennion Center is a critical part of the
University's experiential education strategy and serves as a hub
for campus-wide community engagement efforts. We are committed to
equity and justice in all we do- educationally and
The Bennion Center seeks an outstanding higher education
professional to champion community engaged learning and scholarship
( CELS ) opportunities for faculty and students within all colleges
and schools of the University. CELS advances each of the goals of
the University and enhances teaching, learning, and research
experiences. For the appropriate candidate, this position may be
considered for a dual appointment wherein a percentage of time is
devoted to their faculty responsibilities and a percentage of time
devoted to administrative responsibilities with the Bennion
The associate director for curriculum and scholarship (AD) will
forge partnerships among the sixteen colleges of the University of
Utah and the Bennion Center and lead an interdisciplinary team of
embedded faculty colleagues across campus. The team's primary goal
is to improve the quality and increase the number of credit-bearing
and/or required community engaged learning courses, community-based
scholarship, and deeply engaged learning experiences across campus.
The AD will integrate these experiences with other undergraduate
and graduate student learning initiatives. The AD oversees and
assesses the Bennion Center curricular team's performance based on
faculty engagement, student learning outcomes in CEL courses,
community partner satisfaction, and indicators of
institutionalization of community engaged learning.
The AD will manage a CELS budget, which supports collaborative
work with a diverse community of CELS practitioners including
faculty, advisors, and academic staff from colleges, departments,
and centers across campus, as well as myriad community partners.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with
faculty, students, and community organizations. Supervising staff
is also a requirement of this position.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University
policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel
policies and other policies found in the University. This position
comes with a competitive compensation package including salary,
benefits, retirement, and paid leave.
Community Engaged Learning Facilitation and Support
- Develop and maintain a diverse group of faculty who teach
community engaged learning courses across all University of Utah
colleges. These courses must adhere to existing principles of
ethical and effective pedagogy and foster civic competencies
through sound teaching, research, and service practices.
- Conduct and/or oversee outreach to colleges, schools,
departments, and programs to encourage CEL course development,
particularly among units and faculty not currently offering CEL
- Assist university faculty peers in the development of course
syllabi and workshop materials, emphasizing the expansion of
community engaged learning across campus and within core required
- Oversee the preparation of teaching assistants and students to
engage in a community setting and help them reflect on their
- Assist in the development of community-based research
- Assist faculty in establishing, monitoring, and assessing
student learning and community outcomes.
- Develop and deliver workshops, seminars, and one-on-one
consultations to faculty and instructional staff.
- Provide individual consultation to community partners as
- Recruit and sustain a CEL committee composed of faculty, staff,
and students across disciplines, charged with institutionalizing
CEL at the University of Utah by making it a part of every
student's college experience.
Bennion Center Community Engagement Certificate
- Recruit and advise students for participation in the
- Recruit, support, and sustain a robust certificate faculty
- Update certificate policies, procedures, documents including
Qualified Interdisciplinary Teaching Program ( QITP ) documents as
- Develop and teach Bennion Center courses or CEL courses in
- Develop and assess annual goals for certificate participation
- Conduct regular outreach to colleges and department advisors
and faculty to educate them on the certificate.
- Provide individual consultation to advisors, faculty, and
instructional staff regarding the certificate.
- Work with the communications team to explore external marketing
of the certificate to nonprofit professionals, high school
students, government employees, and other potential
Bennion Center Administration
- Active participation on the Bennion Center Leadership Team.
Direct and/or represent the Bennion Center in the Executive
Director's absence or as necessary.
- Develop and implement a cohesive and consistent framework for
community engaged learning at the University.
- Represent the Bennion Center on University committees to
support University goals, expand visibility of the Bennion Center,
and collaborate with other units on campus.
- Contribute to the maintenance of the Bennion Center coordinated
student, community partner, and faculty databases.
- Manage CEL budget and distribution of funds.
- Work with development team to support grant efforts to expand
curricular community engaged learning and scholarship
- Work with communications team to market community engaged
learning and scholarship opportunities.
- Actively participate in the development of strategies,
policies, operational and risk management procedures, and
assessment strategies designed to enhance the number and quality of
CEL experiences available at University of Utah.
- Actively solicit quality applications for the Annual
Distinguished Faculty Service Award and Public Service
Professorship; Lead the effort to evaluate, select, and recognize
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, a
related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of
progressively more responsible management experience; and
demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective
communication skills also required. Master's degree in Business
Administration or related area preferred. This position is not
responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate
the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job
as outlined in the position description.
Skills & Abilities:
- Strong team-building and organizational skills, with experience
developing, implementing, assessing, and evaluating programs, as
well as implementing processes.
- Personable demeanor with excellent verbal and written
- Ability to produce quality written materials and engage in
public speaking with a range of constituencies including faculty,
staff, students, administrators, community partners, and
- Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and experience working
with diverse populations.
- Ability to influence without authority and work effectively
with decision-makers across many levels of the campus
- Competent in the use of necessary technology and software,
including presentation and database management programs.
- Ability to manage time, staff, and multiple
projects/assignments, and meet deadlines with frequent
- Demonstrated capacity to be entrepreneurial, strategic,
persistent, and creative to overcome obstacles and achieve
Education and Experience:
- Advanced/Terminal degree (e.g., MA, MS, MFA , JD, MD, PhD,
- Experience in college course facilitation and/or teaching
- Experience working as or with college faculty.
- Excellent communication skills: written, interpersonal, and
- Experience in program administration including budget
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a
team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Demonstrated experience fostering equity and diversity within
groups, and a firm understanding of how intersectionality and
multiculturalism can help build community in university and
- Knowledge: *
- Understanding the goals, structure, and content of university
undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- Broad familiarity with ongoing university research.
- Knowledge of key trends within academic pedagogical
- Strong assessment and evaluation skills and ability to relate
results to budget priorities.
- Ability to assess community assets and needs to cultivate,
support, and sustain quality community partnerships.
- Demonstrated interest and understanding of principles and
practices of ethical and effective public service and experiential
education, including community engaged learning, particularly in
ways that effectively engage students, faculty and community
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and
possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education
for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as
minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is
extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with
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accommodations in the application process will be provided to
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