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 Subject : Director, Moreau Center for Service & Justice.. 01/23/2023 04:22:49 PM 
Rev. John J. Donato C.S.C.
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This leadership position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Moreau Center for Service & Justice (MCSJ), part of the Student Affairs division. The MCSJ works to seamlessly and intentionally expand and articulate the ways in which our Holy Cross mission and Catholic identity anchor the University in the community while translating our faith-filled mission into student opportunities in community engagement within Portland, across the state and around the world. The Director guides a team of staff in developing partnerships and innovative programming that ensures students have a variety of opportunities to make meaningful connections and engage with justice issues through community engagement and fostering a deepened understanding of the needs of the world and its human family.

The University of Portland is a thriving community of more than 4,000 students who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. The University is located on a bluff in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River and the beautiful, dynamic City of Portland. Since its inception in 1901, the University has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Catholic religious congregation of priests and brothers. Through its mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership, UP prepares people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family.

The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. The University expressly reserves its rights and obligations to maintain its commitment to its Catholic identity and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.


Duties Related to Supervisory and Oversight of Program Operations

• Advance the mission and vision of the University through Moreau Center leadership, programs and operations while serving as an active collaborator with the Office of Campus Ministry and other departmental leaders across campus.
• Supervise and support the Moreau Center Program Managers and others, such as volunteers and students, in providing expert assistance in program development, community partner relations, and creating shared opportunities for professional
development for staff and student leaders.
• Develop external community partnerships and actively seek opportunities for academic collaboration to meet real community needs.
• Ensure and expand successful programs around community engagement, service, and justice for faculty, staff and student formation that aligns with Catholic values, the
principles of Catholic Social Teaching and is grounded in an anti-oppression framework.
• Serve as lead accompanier for at least 1 immersion experience annually, including participation in seminars, planning meetings, debriefs, and leader formation. Immersions can range from 3 days to 3 weeks.
• Direct and supervise all promotional and communications materials for the Center, including, but not limited to; the department's website, brochures, social media, and Moreau Center entries in various other campus publications (e.g., via Admissions, Student
Activities, Marketing and Communications).
• Oversee budget process, tracking, and reporting of the MCSJ.
• Facilitate the implementation of Give Pulse throughout the campus to include students, staff and faculty and greater community.
• Manage fundraising efforts and donor relations that support the MCSJ programs and offerings.
• Analyze program effectiveness and assess outcomes, making strategic recommendations as needed with the intent to expand opportunities for high impact community engagement experience for students.

Duties Related to Leadership and University Mission

• Support the University's strategic plan on expanding ways in which the Catholic mission and identity of the University can animate students to make a meaningful impact on the world by facilitating engagement and building partnerships with local non-profits, governmental agencies and other entities that support the challenges facing local community.
• Identify, prioritize, and pursue collaborative, mutual relationships with local, state, regional, national, and global communities to advance the mission and vision of the University of Portland.
• Serve as internal and external point of entry and resource for University community engagement and service activities.
• Lead the University's Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement application and certification effort.
• Serve as the University's primary point of contact with Oregon (and national) Campus Compact, the Place-Based Justice Network, and other appropriate collaborations or professional networks.
• Represent the department in various University programs and collaborations as directed. Serve on University Committees and as an advisor of appropriate student clubs.

Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position's purview and responsibility.


Education and Experience

• Required: Master's degree or equivalent experience.
• Required: Minimum 3 years' experience in higher education administration and/or non­ profit management.
• Or a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.

Certifications and Licenses

• Preferred: None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated history of successful academic and administrative program development and management.
• Demonstrated experience in budgeting, financial management and revenue development, including grant writing and administration.
• Ability to create new and ongoing partnerships with external entities and colleagues across a variety of divisions, departments and disciplines.
• Knowledge of local, state and national trends, issues, organizations, opportunities and resources pertaining to community-based learning (CBL) and place-based community engagement.
• Alignment with the Catholic mission of the University of Portland and the ability to articulate this mission to others.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct workshops and programming presentations at the local, state, and national level.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to present information to colleagues and administrators in an informative and compelling manner.
• Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.
• Effective ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at level of sophistication required for the duties of the position, including, without limitation, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the internet, and computerized maintenance management systems.1


• Frequently: sit, perform desk-based computer tasks; use fine manipulation and grasp; use a telephone; write by hand; sort and file paperwork.
• Occasionally: stand and walk; twist; lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
• Occasionally: ability to attend events and activities on or off campus.
• Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.

We offer our employees a competitive benefits package which includes:

- Comprehensive, affordable medical and dental insurance plans for you and your dependents which include vision and alternative care options
403(b) retirement plan which includes employer contribution after two years of full-time service
- Tuition Remission for employees after 90 days of full-time service; spouses and dependents eligible after two years of full-time service
- 13 Paid Holidays in 2022 calendar year along with a 10-day vacation accrual upon hire
- Home Loan Benefit Program
- Access to Beauchamp Recreational & Wellness Fitness Center and Clark - Library at no cost
- Discounts across University of Portland campus including Bookstore, Athletics events, Outdoor Pursuits/Bike Shop and Performing & Fine Art productions

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Link to the full job description is available here:
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