Director of the Center for Community Based Learning

Lasell College has a long history of community engagement, with students participating in a variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences. Through curricular-based service-learning, students develop discipline-specific knowledge and skills, as well as cross-cutting competencies such as communication, collaboration, and problem-solving in diverse contexts.

Lasell College seeks a dynamic, collaborative Director of the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) for this 12-month faculty appointment. Reporting to the Dean of Curricular and Faculty Innovation, the Director will work closely with academic leaders, faculty, staff, and students at Lasell to infuse service-learning throughout the Lasell College student experience. Externally, the Director will expand existing community partnerships and seek new opportunities for connections.

In collaboration with the academic leadership, the Director develops and publicizes opportunities for service-learning and civic engagement; encourages student leadership; collects data and develops reports related to learning, participation, and success.

Externally, the Director serves as a representative of the College to identify potential partnerships and develop opportunities that meet student and partner needs; coordinates communication before and during experiences to ensure successful outcomes; and coordinates assessment of experiences.

Responsibilities:

• Collaborates with academic departments, faculty, staff, and students to create service learning and civic engagement opportunities on campus. Coordinates with faculty and academic leadership to build service learning into course curricula.
• Promotes service learning by providing resources to support civic engagement initiatives on and off-campus. Provides information and technical assistance to program participants, staff, faculty, and outside entities regarding program content, policies, and activities
• In collaboration with course faculty, develops appropriate evaluation tools to assess the achievement of course objectives related to service learning and gather needed information.
• Serves as a liaison between community agencies and faculty by establishing and maintaining contact with directors and appropriate staff at these agencies.
• Participates in the establishment and achievement of program outcomes and measures by implementing the college's vision for service learning and identifying and maintaining relationships with various service learning stakeholders. Coordinates and implements a systematic long-term plan for institutionalizing service learning across the curriculum.
• Assists with the logistics of all service learning activities and events in fulfillment of program outcomes, which may include managing grants and generating relevant reports.
• Identifies and seeks opportunities for external grants and funding support.
• Projects expenditures and develop annual budgets for the CCBL.
• Teaches four courses (12 credits) per year in the relevant area of expertise.

The CCBL Directorship is a continuing assignment, and the successful candidate is a full time faculty within one of the College's five Schools. As a full-time faculty member, the individual holding this position is subject to the Faculty Annual Review process as described in the Faculty Handbook. That annual review will be conducted by the Dean of Curricular and Faculty Innovation in consultation with the relevant school Associate Dean.

The Associate Director of the CCBL, who oversees co-curricular community involvement, including the Alternative Spring Break, Work-Study service, and other programs, reports to the CCBL Director.

Qualifications:
Requirements include a terminal degree and teaching experience within one of the College's undergraduate degree programs. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to interact successfully with external and internal stakeholders; demonstrated commitment to intercultural interactions and competencies; experience with coordinating and promoting community service-learning across the curriculum; proficiency with gathering, organizing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data.

Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.

Review of candidates' submitted materials begin immediately; applications are accepted until the position is filled

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.