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Assistant Director for Applied Learning & Community Engagement

Apply now Job no: 494065
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Service Learning


The Shriver Center

The mission of The Shriver Center is to bridge campus and community to address critical social challenges through engaged scholarship and applied learning. The Shriver Center has developed highly regarded and effective applied learning programs that meet the needs of numerous stakeholders, including UMBC students, staff, faculty and community partners. Partners include P-14 schools, non-profits and government agencies.

The Service-Learning & Community Engagement (SLCE) team instructs the 096 Community Service & Learning Practicum as a strategy to strengthen UMBC’s community engagement capacity. SLCE staff secure, coordinate and monitor approximately 800+ placements for UMBC undergraduate and graduate students each year. These experiences will deepen their personal, professional and academic development through teamwork, critical thinking, leadership, communication and social responsibility. 

Position Overview:

The Assistant Director for Applied Learning & Community Engagement, who will focus on leadership, social justice and community building, leads the SLCE staff in the day-to-day operations of the SLCE program and works with stakeholders to promote this work in both the UMBC community and region.  

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $60,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

What is it like to work at UMBC? Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2021 Great College to Work for…. In every category.


A hybrid telework schedule may be available. 


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily operations and administration of The Shriver Center’s Service-Learning & Community Engagement (SLCE) initiatives to support the 096 Community Service & Learning Practicum.
  • Supervise and support staff, student Coordinators and interns. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and setting objectives, organization and work allocation, staffing, leadership and motivation and performance management reviews and development.
  • Serve as primary liaison for the SLCE team and on behalf of The Shriver Center to campus partners (e.g. Registrar’s Office, Student Life, Residential Life, Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Athletics, Admissions) to ensure strong working relationships that maximize the UMBC student experience. Collaborate with other Shriver Center initiatives to further the Center's mission. Connect with stakeholders to promote opportunities and share successes, which deepen UMBC’s recruitment and retention efforts and broaden future collaborations.
  • Demonstrate values, principles and practices that align with The Shriver Center’s Partnership Guide, which assists in decision-making and actions to develop true partnerships with authenticity and reciprocity. Engage in UMBC's work as a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center.
  • Oversee enrollment and learning management systems and work with stakeholders to identify, create and utilize evaluation tools Applied Learning experiences.  
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three years of experience in a related field
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master's Degree 
  • Five years of experience in a related field
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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