Created in 1972, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington is a professional school with nearly 100 full-time faculty members and 80 full-time staff members serving 2,100 undergraduate students. O’Neill’s mission is to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. O’Neill promotes sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. O’Neill gives students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.
The Assistant Director is an integral member of a small team that facilitates a Residential Learning Program at the Civic Leaders Center (CLC). The CLC is a high energy living-learning center (LLC) located on the Bloomington campus in Briscoe Residence Center that seeks to provide curricular and co-curricular opportunities for first-year students from across the IUB campus who are interested in leadership, public policy, and making the world a better place. The focus of the LLC is to create a deeper connection with the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in all facets of a students collegiate experience through experiential programs, value added educational programming, and social activities that exemplify the ideals of leadership, service, and civic engagement.
The Assistant Director performs a full range of professional level work, ranging from direct student contact through advising and mentoring to leading the program efforts regarding data collection and reporting to show program effectiveness and impact on students. The Assistant Director will assist with student recruitment and application review; student programming focused on academic, professional, and personal development; connecting with program alumni and developing continued opportunities for engagement; and collaborating with campus partners for continued program success. Working closely with the CLC Director and Associate Director, the Assistant Director helps implement a strategic vision for the LLC.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in education, public affairs, nonprofit sector, communications, business, or related field and two years experience working with undergraduate college students.
Possess a valid drivers license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Ability to work a flexible schedule. The CLC is led by a small team and student programming occurs throughout the day, 7 days a week. Regular work will include evening programs, and occasional out-of-town (domestic and/or international) travel that may be overnight. Frequent student email and telephone contact outside of regular hours should be expected.
Demonstrated problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills in 1:1, small group, classroom, and larger venue settings. Strong organizational skills, and the ability to create an environment of collegiality with all constituencies. Effective interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor when dealing with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Possess a capacity to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-performing, relationship-oriented team environment.
Master’s degree in higher education, educational leadership, public affairs, nonprofit management, law, communication, business administration, or relevant field. Prior experience with public affairs, leadership development, civic engagement, public policy, nonprofit sector, communication, business, higher education, or other related fields. Knowledge of IU and/or O’Neill procedures (or comparable higher education experience). Skills and experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress, etc).
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to work weekends and evenings. Occasional travel that may be overnight.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2SA
Department: THE O'NEILL SCHOOL (BL-SPEA-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 73982
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.