Associate Director of Programs (CILSA)

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Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
Published 28 days ago

Associate Director of Programs (CILSA)
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1602771
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Provost
Closing: 4/11/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Reporting to the Director of the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA), and in service of CILSA's equity-based community engagement and student leadership initiatives, the Associate Director for Programs supervises professional staff, conceptualizes and directs programs, builds internal and external partnerships, manages and grows program funds, and executes CILSA's communication strategies. These duties are in the context of the Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts traditions of the College, and informed by Catholic Social Thought.


Supervise staff and student leaders in designing and implementation of community engagement programs with a focus on racial equity, community voice, and combating white supremacy culture. Ensure high quality student leadership opportunities, support, training, and development across CILSA's programs. Direct the assessment and improvement of programs and services in response to changing needs. Lead the budget management, student and community partner problem-solving, training for new tasks, and personal/professional support and development.
  • Jumpstart Site Manager, 1.0 FTE, who manages ~40 students and a pre-school engagement program that serves 150 children.
  • Assistant Director for Civic Leadership, 1.0 FTE, who manages and teaches ~25 students in the BAY Initiative, Public Service Internship, and MICAH Summer Fellowship.
  • 2 MICAH Fellows Leadership Facilitators@ .25 FTE, AND 2 MICAH Alumni Mentors @ .25 FTE who teach and facilitate 12 students in the MICAH Summer Fellowship.
  • MICAH Summer Fellows, 12 @ 1.0 FTE in summer, who participate in the summer living-learning program
  • Communication Assistant, .25FTE student


Design and direct the Mulvaney Immersion Communities for Action & Humility (MICAH), a collaboration with the University of San Diego that takes place in Alameda, CA and Tijuana, MX. In this eight-week living-learning immersion, students examine the theory and practice of leadership, social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity while interning full-time with community partner organizations.
  • Collaborate with USD-SMC team on all program logistics.
  • Create, manage, and build an annual budget of approximately $100K.
  • Support and guide students in all aspects of the Fellowship experience.
  • Recruit, hire, and support additional PT professional staff for the program.

  • Provide budgetary oversight and planning for the areas under direct supervision; these complex budgets include federal and private grants, College funds, internal grants, and federal work-study.
  • Lead student payroll and federal work-study processes for all of CILSA (approx 65 students with an annual payroll of $250K).

  • Lead annual giving campaigns and events to generate at least $10K from alumni and friends of CILSA.
  • Cultivate alumni and donor engagement for the purpose of generating financial gifts for CILSA.
  • Administer finances, reporting, and relationships with foundations and funders.
  • Facilitate the annual renewal of the Jumpstart grant ($300K).
  • Lead and contribute to additional grant opportunities.

  • Conceptualize and direct CILSA's marketing and communication strategies. Introduce expanded branding for CILSA, website development, social media outreach, etc., for both internal and external audiences. Supervise student leader in this work.

  • Respond to emergent possibilities and solve emergent challenges.
  • Manage and develop CILSA-wide systems.
  • Analyze possibilities related to the College's long-term community engagement.
  • Initiate and maintain CILSA staff development and support.
  • Make strategic future decisions about CILSA.
  • Lead CILSA-wide events, such as speakers.


Contribute to campus-wide committees that advance CILSA's connection to the College's mission. Support academic and co-curricular racial justice education and institutional transformation. Network with regional higher education partners. Participate in national dialogue and leadership about equity-based practices, dismantling white supremacy culture, and decolonizing community engagement. Offer professional expertise through presentations and consulting.

Experience and Qualifications

Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience): 5 to 7 years

Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical)
Progressive experience in service-learning, community partnerships, community engagement curriculum development, and program management, preferably in a higher education environment. Demonstrated skills in supervision/coaching of students and professionals, college teaching, critical reflection, and grant writing and/or grant management. Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching is preferred.

Licenses & Certifications (e.g. CPA, RN, etc.): REQUIRED: Driver's license with driving record enabling person to be insured by the College.


Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work) Occasional weekend and evening work, site visits

Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  1. A resume and cover letter.
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Please apply online at


Associate Director of Programs (CILSA)
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1602771
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Provost
Closing: 4/11/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Moraga, CA, United States

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