Director, Campus Compact for Virginia
Website Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and state and regional Campus Compacts. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.
Reporting to Campus Compact’s Vice President for Network Leadership and based at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, the Director of Campus Compact for Virginia (CCVA) provides leadership for the engagement efforts of member institutions throughout the Commonwealth. The Director is a point person for members in the state, serving as a place-based facilitator of network gatherings, opportunities for local partnership, professional development offerings, and institution-specific technical assistance. The Director is also a resource for connecting Virginia work to national efforts and opportunities.
• Works with CCVA Advisory Board to develop and implement place-based goals and initiatives
• Establishes collaborative and effective working relationships with a broad and diverse group of leaders across higher education, all levels of government, and community agencies
• Provides regular communications informing member campuses of resources and opportunities
• Provides technical and programmatic support to strengthen community-based learning and scholarship, education for democracy, and institutional engagement at member campuses, including onsite and virtual consultations with member campuses
• Oversees the planning and implementation of member convenings (virtual and in-person)
• Builds the network among member institutions by collecting and distributing best practice information among members and connecting institutions by issue area, affinity group, and other structures for in depth learning
• Recruits new member colleges and universities to the CCVA network
• Provides support to the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Strategy and Operations in budget development and oversight
• Represents Virginia as part of the national Campus Compact network, including attendance at national meetings, service in network advisory processes, etc.
• Contributes to the achievement of Campus Compact’s national mission.
• Master’s degree required
• Significant relevant professional experience
• Experience working with diverse populations and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
•Exceptional oral and written communication skills, public speaking experience
• Highly skilled in building partnerships and relating with diverse constituents – presidents, faculty, students, and heads of governmental and community-based organizations
• Direct experience with higher education engagement (service-learning, community-based research, community partnerships) or closely related mission-based organizations
• Administrative skills in program organization and implementation, grant writing and fundraising
• Ability to contribute to budget development and reporting and to manage budgeted resources effectively
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently
• Computer skills, including web applications and the use of social networking in marketing
• Flexibility to travel; Virginia travel will include driving to campuses across the state on a semi-regular basis , with occasional travel to the Campus Compact national office in Boston and to national meetings
• Place-based knowledge and relationships are a plus
• College teaching experience and/or faculty curricular and research training is a plus
Salary to be determined based on experience and qualifications. Campus Compact provides a competitive benefits package including a generous vacation policy and a retirement contribution match.
Campus Compact strives to attract and retain a diverse and talented staff who will contribute to the organization’s goals, mission, and vision. We encourage individuals of all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply. Campus Compact is committed to increasing the diversity of our national team consistent with the values of our network.
Campus Compact is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), or any other basis prohibited by law.
Please note that Campus Compact is a proud Employer of National Service. We encourage alumni of AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs to apply.
To apply, please submit:
• Letter of interest linking your qualifications and experience to the responsibilities of the position.
• Current resume or curriculum vitae
• Brief statement (roughly 150-200 words) summarizing the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your own personal or professional life
• Names and contact information for three professional references
Materials should be saved as one file (with your last name in the filename) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by May 20 will receive priority consideration.