Community Engagement Director - University of Washington Bothell

Dear SCRA Community,
Please see the listing and link below for a director of community engagement position at UW Bothell. This would be a great fit for a master's level community psychologist. Also, I'd love to see another community psychologist at my institution!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.


The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students.  A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.  

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Our UW Bothell, Integrated Learning, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Community Engagement.This individual will, under general supervision of Director of Integrated Learning, lead implementation of strategies to be identified by the Community Engagement Council which could include activities such as pursuit of key partnerships with other educational institutions within or external to the University of Washington system or working with faculty governance around development of engagement criteria for promotion and tenure.

1.  Leverage the resources of the community engagement office to enhance and support the capacity of students, staff, and faculty related to service initiatives and work collaboratively with community partners in achieving mutually beneficial outcomes to address challenges facing communities. Work with faculty in the formation and/or delivery of service-learning designated courses.

2.  Leads the university's efforts to achieve the national Carnegie designation as a leader in community engagement.

      •     Develop resource analysis and budget proposals to support achievement of Carnegie designation.
      •     Manage, track and report budgets and personnel allocated to Carnegie activities.
      •     Develops assessment practices for Community Engagement activities in partnership with the UW Bothell Office of Institutional Research.  Responsible for identifying data needs, coordinating internal organizational support, and

3.  Collaborate with local communities to develop and support sustainable opportunities for enhanced student learning through community engagement such as building our K12, community college, and University pipeline efforts.

      •     Seek to foster a campus culture that guides student’s effectively through community-based experiences and encourages all who serve in the local communities to think critically, understand diverse contexts, reflect and then take purposeful action.

4.  Leads the process of expanding Community Engagement into core partner units (e.g. Research, Diversity, Advancement, etc.) based on strategic vision and priorities set by Community Engagement Council under leadership of the Director of Integrated Learning.

5.  Collaborates with directors of Community Based Learning and Research and Global Initiatives to assure alignment and efficiency among all three units.

6.  Tracks national best practices to inform Community Engagement Council's strategic partnership portfolio.

7.  Partners with Advancement and Office of Research Support on grant development and Community Engagement financial stewardship.

8.  Facilitate the development of a risk management plan for community engagement activities at UW Bothell, in partnership with the Contracts and Risk Management Director.

9.  Partners with the Director of Diversity to communicate and build relationships with diverse communities.
Master's degree in non-profit leadership, higher education administration, social work, community health, or related field.
•  Minimum 3 years progressively responsible experience working in campus-based Community Engagement program
•  Demonstrated experience working with a diverse community with a focus on equity and inclusion
•  Experience building effective collaborations and partnerships in a fast-paced environment
•  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•  Organizational leadership and systems design to facilitate clarity of purpose and identity
•  Well-developed skills in listening to and responding to people from diverse backgrounds across the institutional spectrum that includes faculty, staff, students and community partners
•  Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
•  Ability to present to large and small audiences with a wide variety of backgrounds
•  Successful experience providing effective staff supervision and performance management, creating a positive working environment which emphasizes professional development
•  Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to analyze data as part of planning and process evaluation and improvement  
•  Experience with social media communication in a professional setting     
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

•  8 or more years of professional experience in college student services, higher education administration, education, community engagement, or non-profit/public administration
•  Experience in grant development and fundraising    
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


Charlie R. Collins Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
phone: 1-425-352-3594
office: UW1-353

Box 358530
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

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