Position Purpose and Summary
The Assistant Director of Global Outreach will develop and manage the off-campus service-learning opportunities that are offered through the Global Engagement Office. They will give primary oversight to the administrative and financial management of Global Outreach teams as well as supervising and mentoring the student leaders in those areas. In partnership with the Director of Global Engagement, they will work to provide quality orientation, reflection and reorientation programming for service-learning teams. They will also work with the whole Global Engagement team to plan and oversee events that will assist in helping the whole campus develop cross-cultural understanding and a heart for the World.
Key Areas of Accountability
· Develop and manage partner sites for annual spring and summer service-learning teams (GO Teams).
· Organize and coordinate all logistics involved for sending out GO teams.
· Ensure budgets in Global Outreach are well managed.
· Manage all accounting, receipting, and reporting aspects of fundraising efforts to ensure appropriate standards both within and outside the university.
· Develop and maintain risk assessment policies and protocols for programs.
· Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of student leaders, team leaders and team members.
· Mentor Intern and Global Engagement Assistants.
· Provide oversight for all students leading in the Global Outreach area.
· Oversee promotional efforts for service-learning programs as well as larger campus special events such as Missions Week.
· Work with the Director of Global Engagement to provide orientation, reflection and reorientation for all team leaders and participants.
· Coordinate details and provide leadership for several training retreats.
· Communicate with and supervise GO teams while abroad and respond to emergencies as needed.
· Assess the effectiveness of service-learning experiences offered.
· Provide measurable reports to the Director of Global Engagement to enable goal planning and objective setting.
Skills and Abilities
· Demonstrated skill in administrative planning, budgeting, prioritizing, and fundraising.
· Ability to manage lots of details simultaneously and to organize work under schedule, time and budget pressures.
· Skilled in improving systems and organizational flow.
· Ability to supervise people and develop cross-cultural relationships.
· Tactful communication, both written and oral.
· Working knowledge of mission and non-profit organizations.
· Excellent global and cross-cultural understanding.
· Being multilingual is a significant asset.
Driven and inspired by the idea of positively impacting the various marketplaces of life through the development of godly Christian leaders by serving the Trinity Western University community.
Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere.
Servant-Leader Way of Life: Act in a manner that exemplifies Jesus Christ in all on and off campus contacts thereby living out the servant leadership mission of the university and contributing effectively towards achieving the institutional and Kingdom goals of the organization.
Key Internal Interactions
Reports: Global Engagement Intern, GO student leaders, all team leaders for GO teams.
Reports to: Director of Global Engagement
Standards & Requirements
· BA degree required.
· MA degree preferred.
· Specific training in cross-cultural communications, global mission, and international studies preferred.
· 3-5 years of leadership experience working in a related field is preferred.
· Specific experience working in a cross-cultural environment, academic setting, and engaging with international students and TCKs an asset.
· Clear track record of successful administration and management.
· Multiple years living and working outside North America is an asset.
Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.
Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We do not discriminate, contrary to law, on the basis of any applicable prohibited ground of discrimination. We particularly invite applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and indigenous people. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Trinity Western University is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people.