Director of Leadership & Community Engagement

Center for Student Development

University Mission Statement

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.

Position Summary

The Director of Leadership and Community Engagement will serve as a member of the Student Life team within the Center for Student Development. The director will be responsible for designing and administering holistic student leadership programs and internal & external service opportunities, including expanding these offerings to be more representative of the entire undergraduate student population. The director will also be responsible for tasks associated with chapel engagement initiatives. The purpose of this position is to provide traditional undergraduate students with resources, support, and connection to community both in and outside of the university. This position will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Life.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote well-rounded leadership programming for all members of the student body based on a holistic servant leader approach to student leadership development
  • Lead CSD professionals in executing student leadership development initiatives
  • Provide oversight for existing university leadership programming (including but not limited to LEAD Week, Leadership Summit, NSLS, and monthly LEAD programming)
  • Create further leadership curriculum and programming to expand leadership initiatives provided for traditional undergraduate students
  • Expand student leadership and service opportunities to be more representative of the entire traditional undergraduate student population
  • Give vision & direction for community service opportunities, including growing community partnerships, consolidating university service opportunities, and recruiting students to participate in service opportunities
  • Serve as a liaison with campus partners for the coordination of community service programming
  • Establish a CSD committee for coordination of internal & external community service initiatives for the university
  • Supervise an AmeriCorps Vista
  • Oversee student chapel engagement including recruitment, hiring, and supervision of student chapel ushers, assisting in the maintenance of a worshipful chapel atmosphere, and counseling students regarding attendance issues
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Student Life and Associate Provost for Mission Excellence and Reconciliation, provide support for inclusion and belonging initiatives for traditional undergraduate students
  • Represent the Center Student Development in attendance at leadership & service activities in the evenings or on weekends along with student life team
  • Serve as a member of student life team under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Student Life to promote holistic student life programming in the areas of campus events, leadership & service, inclusion & belonging, and new student programming
  • Submit an annual report and prepare other reports as requested by the Assistant Dean of Student Life and the Vice President and Dean of Student Development
  • Assist in retention efforts by meeting and referring students to university resources when necessary
  • Serve as a member of various university committees as assigned
  • Perform budget, administrative, and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain professional growth and development through current research and literature, membership in professional associations, and attendance at seminars and conferences related to student development

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, leadership, organizational leadership, business, or another related field
  • Three to five years of experience in a higher education setting, preferably in the field of campus activities, student leadership development, service learning, volunteer management, or residence life
  • Previous experience in campus activities, student involvement, or student engagement, with proven success of implementing educational programming models on a campus
  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and practice related to college student development, academic support, student wellness, and training and advising student leaders
  • Understanding of student affairs organizational technologies and practices
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems, issues, and assignments
  • Ability to set priorities and/or sequence of tasks to achieve objectives with some oversight
  • Ability to work non-traditional, flexible hours on nights and weekends
  • Experience with involvement software (Presence)

Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter and resume to

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