Director of Professional Learning

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About the position

The Director of Professional Learning will increase the impact of higher education engagement for students, communities, and democracy through professional learning opportunities and resources. A central component of this work includes completing the development of and launching Campus Compact’s new professional credentialing program for community engagement professionals—the first of its kind. The Director of Professional Learning will also guide the Compact’s partnership with Stylus Publishing to provide leading-edge publications for the field, support the creation and maintenance of web-based knowledge resources, and oversee a redesign of our member survey. These efforts are part of Campus Compact’s strategy for impact through a diverse set of accessible, high quality resources.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the launch and implementation of a new credentialing program for community engagement professionals. This role includes achieving a sustainable revenue plan and systems for information management, marketing, and registration. Responsibilities also include coordinating governing committees responsible for program content and operations for the credentialing program and managing relationships with a network of content providers.
  • Overseeing Campus Compact’s contribution to a publishing partnership with Stylus Publishing. This role includes communicating with authors, facilitating an editorial board, and serving as Campus Compact’s liaison to Stylus.
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of web resources connected to professional learning. This role includes maintaining and updating our syllabus database; maintaining and updating online program models; maintaining our resources on Civic Action Planning, including our library of knowledge hubs on key engagement topics; and developing additional resources as appropriate.
  • Overseeing the redesign and implementation of Campus Compact’s survey of member institutions. This role includes collaborating with external researchers on the development and distribution of the survey and the dissemination of the results.

These responsibilities represent an integrated whole as publications, web resources, and survey results will all be organically connected to Campus Compact’s professional learning offerings.

The Director of Professional Learning will participate as a member of the Campus Compact team in the development of content for conferences and network gatherings. The position will report to the Vice President for Strategy and Operations. We expect this position to be based in Boston, though we are open to the possibility of the successful applicant being based in another location that contributes to Campus Compact’s goals.

Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise in professional credentialing or aptitude for developing expertise
  • Expertise in higher education community engagement or aptitude for developing expertise
  • Expertise in adult learning or aptitude for developing expertise
  • Doctoral or master’s degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated strength in program management (development, implementation, evaluation)
  • Strong facilitation skills; ability to advance work through committees comprised of individuals with diverse perspectives
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects on deadlines
  • Experience working with diverse populations and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Personal qualities of integrity and commitment to Campus Compact’s mission

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:

  • a resume or CV
  • a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you are qualified for it
  • a 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 Applications received by April 1 will receive priority consideration.

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