Job Description

Assistant Director of Civic & Community Engagement and the Bonner Program (Student Life)
Danville, KY, United States of America


Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.

Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.

Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

For information concerning the College, visit our web site at

Job Skills / Requirements

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement works to cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations, and to connect them with numerous student organizations and individual students. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director of Civic & Community Engagement and the Bonner Program is to assist the Director in providing volunteer and educational opportunities for students that prepare them for lives of active citizenship while meeting community-identified needs. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director in the administration of the 60-student Bonner Program, a service based scholarship program for low-income, diverse students. They are a member of the Student Life staff reporting to the Director of Civic & Community Engagement and the Bonner Program.


Essential Job Functions:

· Work closely with the Director on the completion and implementation of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement’s new strategic plan and the assessment and evaluation of existing and new programming.

· Oversee the implementation and management of Give Pulse on campus and in the community, including development of marketing, facilitation of trainings, supervising student ambassadors, and posting opportunities.

· Coordinate the programmatic aspects of the Centre Bonner Program, including supervision of student leaders, development of calendar, planning of trainings, retreats and cornerstone events, and tracking and reporting of hours.

· Provide success coaching and support to Bonner students to help them reach their academic and personal goals through regular one-on-one meetings, connecting them to relevant campus and community resources;

· Assist with recruitment and selection of prospective Bonner students in partnership with Admissions and Financial Aid;

· Maintain a strong working relationship with the Bonner Foundation, including attending the Bonner Foundation’s annual directors/coordinators meetings and participating in other Bonner Foundation special initiatives.

· Provide support and guidance for campus-wide service initiatives, including the Centre Service Council, Poverty & Homelessness Week, Blood Drives, the After School Program, Food Recovery Network, and Fall/Spring Break Service Trips;

· Assist with civic engagement programming including voter registration and education, and the Voter Friendly Campus initiative;

· Meet with community partners and represent the Civic & Community Engagement Office at community events;

· Manage social media accounts and oversee publicity for programs and events;

· Participate in special projects and initiatives as a member of the division of Student Life;

· Demonstrates an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation.

Marginal Job Functions:

· Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Civic & Community Engagement and/or Dean of Students.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Education and Experience

· Bachelor's degree

· One (1) year of programming, volunteer coordination, or related experience is required.

· An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Preferred Education and Experience

· Master's degree

· Experience working with Bonner Program

Knowledge and Skills

· Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people

· Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills

· Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion

· This position is responsible for driving vehicles, specifically 15-passenger vans, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required.

Physical Requirements:

· Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 40 lbs.

· Mobility on campus and in community necessary.


Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at Employment at Centre | Centre College (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by June 29th, 2023.



Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor's Degree required.

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement

This job reports to the Director of Civic & Community Engagement

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, Weekends.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 1