Associate Director of Special Projects and Strategic Outreach - Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
CL:Civic & Comm Engagement
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • The Associate Director of Special Projects and Strategic Outreach is a dedicated, passionate, and motivational leader, who inspires and works well with students, colleagues, alumni, and community partners to embrace the mission of Emory University and Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) by collaborating to better the world through our service-learning and community engagement programs.
  • The Associate Director plays an instrumental role in the daily management and execution of programs and services, including, but not limited to logistics and communications.
  • Works full-time in the CCE office, but will also spend significant time, as needed, across campus and in the community.
  • This position reports to the Sr. Director of Civic and Community Engagement.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Serves as a member of the CCE professional staff asked to assist in developing strategies and initiatives to accomplish identified outcomes with colleagues and senior leadership.
    • Serves to inform the CCE's strategic visioning and programming which supports the achievement of the CCE's mission.
    • Works with the team to develop measurable objectives to achieve goals.
    • Develops and maintains systems to effectively deliver programs and services, while considering and leading innovations and improvements in programming.
    • Maintains and develops strong relationships and open communications with all stakeholders (students, staff, alumni, faculty, and community partners); supports stakeholders through in-person visits, meetings, email, phone, texts, and other communications.
    • Assists with developing and circulating online resources and materials.
    • Keeps apprised of best practices in the field (e.g. student affairs, student-development, civic and community engagement, assessment, online platforms, and leadership development) and technological innovations as related to the position, and makes recommendations on process improvements.
    • Assists and leads efforts to produce annual program benchmarks and reports.
    • Attends 1:1, staff, ECL, and other University related meetings and events related to the position and approved by the Sr. Director.
    • Assists and leads special projects that help advance the mission of the CCE and Emory in communities we serve, as assigned.
    • Develops and assists with systems and processes for service advisement, internship placements, advisory groups, workshops, and trainings.
    • Assists with community partner and alumni outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts.
    • Collects, organizes, manages, and maintains program-related information and data; maintains assessment systems to measure program work in all areas (e.g., Emory Open).
    • Develops systems and maintains the CCE website and social media presence.
    • Produces a regular newsletter and completes monthly program highlights.
    • Assists with creating promotional materials and impact/program reports, as needed.
    • Develops and maintains all CCE podcasts, webinars, photos, and online programming.
    • Develops and implements programming for the Civic Engagement and Digital Argumentation Lab (CEDA).
    • Assists in identifying, onboarding, training, and supervising staff and students, as necessary.
    • Assists with grant, development, and alumni outreach opportunities, as needed.
    • Represents Emory, Campus Life, and CCE in various campus, community, state, and national settings, when needed and approved by supervisor.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree (or higher degree), and three years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Excellent Communicator -- both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a diverse and fluid work environment.
  • Meaningful experience doing community engagement work, particularly in under-resourced communities.
  • Fluency in computer skills, including Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, and other internet-based programs.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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