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Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Service

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Other

The Assistant Director Community Engagement and Service exists to support the Director of Community Engagement and Service in providing programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in vibrant, consistent experiences of community engagement and service.

This position provides leadership with programming and goals relating to service and community engagement. In collaboration with the director of community engagement this position is responsible for executing the director’s strategic vision for service that engages the Pepperdine community with the University’s priority of loving God and loving neighbor with purpose, service, and leadership. They work to develop, create, and maintain a meaningful environment that fosters students’ awareness of service, stewardship, justice and sustainable change.

They will collaborate on Hub of Spiritual Life programs such as retreats, student training programs, leadership development, and crisis response. This person serves as a Christian role model and is an active member of a local church.


  • Plan and implement service programs that foster students' awareness of stewardship, justice, community engagement, and sustainable change. This will include collaboration with campus partners, including Student Affairs, resiliency education, graduate schools, the Seaver College Dean's Office, and faculty. Provide assessment and evaluation plans, as well as develop strategic goals and objectives based on routine assessment practices and outcomes.
  • In collaboration with the director, execute the strategic vision for service engaging the Pepperdine community with the University's priority of loving God and loving neighbor with purpose, service, and leadership.
  • Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate student workers. Mentor student leaders to engage their peers in service.
  • Record and prepare data for annual program reviews, promote student and volunteer morale, and participate in event planning.
  • Participate in department-wide team meetings, programs, retreats, and leadership training, as directed by the director.
  • Support the director on the service advisory board in the preparation of presentations to university boards and donors, represent spiritual life and service to community partners and agencies.
  • Provide and prepare data for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Support the director in the management of the departmental budget.
  • Participate in professional staff development, attend/make presentations at professional conferences, and University events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed. In the event of crises, serve as an Emergency Response Team member. Willingness to work on weekends and evenings and travel locally using personal vehicle when necessary to attend spiritual life programming events.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree in non-profit management or social entrepreneurship, college student development, education, ministry, or related field. Experience in college student development, ministry, service-learning, or volunteer project management. Professional experience in a university, non-profit organization, or education field. Demonstrated leadership. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community service. Understanding of Christian faith and how it can be integrated with student development theories and practices. Understanding of and ability to articulate the importance of service within a university education. Ability to articulate a theology of service, justice, and asset-based community development. Ease and ability in working professionally with students, staff, faculty, and community members. Ability to manage and supervise professional staff and students. Excellent interpersonal, public relations, written communication, and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Strong problem-solving and conflict-management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Google Suite (Docs, Drive, Sheets, Forms, etc.)

Preferred: Master's degree. 2+ years of experience working with service-learning, volunteers, or college student development.
2+ years of experience in strategic planning and fiscal management, along with supervision of professional and/or student staff. Familiarity with OU Campus, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Canva, and Survey Monkey.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hours per week, 11 months per year position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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