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Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Central Florida

Please apply NOW!  Posting closes Thursday, February 23rd.

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Job Description:
Community Engagement

Assists the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) in the initiation, planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive co-curricular community engagement program in coordination with Volunteer UCF. Also will include but not be limited to: develop partnerships with non-profit, civic, and volunteer organizations in coordinating volunteer opportunities for students including an alternative break program, special events, and a continuing volunteer series. In addition, the coordinator will explore grant and other funding sources for community engagement projects and immersions.

This position will teach two sections of a course that run in the summer, fall and spring terms. This “Focused Volunteer Community Service” course serves as the weekly training time for Volunteer UCF/Alternative Break Program student leaders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Previous experience with program planning, advising student leaders and organizations, leadership training, partnership development, supervision and budget management preferred.

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Assistant Director, Center for Community Action and Service Learning, Gonzaga University

The Assistant Director supports the Director and Associate Director of the Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) in the management of a multi-disciplinary, multi-program community engagement department. The Assistant Director provides leadership and supervision of the Center’s Community Engaged Learning Program. This position provides support to faculty, students and community partners engaged in the development, practice and scholarship of community engaged learning. In addition, this position supports the Center’s strategic initiatives, key partnerships and contributes to the development of socially responsible student volunteers and leaders. The position works closely with the CCASL management team, as well as Student Development and Academic Affairs professionals. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of CCASL and is full-time (40 hrs/wk, 12 months).

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Student Engagement Coordinator, VT Engage, Virginia Tech

Seeking applications for a Student Engagement Coordinator at VT Engage! Application review begins March 12th. Apply here or copy the following url in your browser bar:

Position Summary
The Student Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing co-curricular student engagement programming that advances the objectives of VT Engage. The position:
  • manages student leadership programming focused on community engagement and social justice;
  • oversees the coordination of opportunities for sustainable, purposeful student learning, action, and reflection;
  • serves as the primary point of contact for the STEP UP service leadership program, Get on the Bus, semester-long service commitments, and domestic weekend and week-long service immersion trips;
  • manages the budget and expenses related to co-curricular programs and VT Engage’s domestic scholarship program;
  • coordinates efforts with curricular programs to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with community partners;
  • actively manages assigned university-community partnerships; and,
  • consults with stakeholders to identify mutually beneficial service- learning opportunities.
The Student Engagement Coordinator is a key member of the VT Engage management team and reports to the Assistant Director for Student Engagement.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated commitment to public or community service. Experience coordinating student leadership programs and organizing service-learning events based on community needs. Experience facilitating group discussions and written and oral reflection to promote learning. Demonstrated commitment to issues and initiatives related to social justice. Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. Evening and weekend work is required.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Knowledge of the New River Valley’s nonprofit and social service sectors. Experience developing partnerships with academic departments, student affairs areas, and community-based organizations. Knowledge of assessment of student learning and/or community impact.
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Assistant Director of Student Community Engagement Programs, Elon University

The Assistant Director will assist with providing leadership for co-curricular programs in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. These programs are designed to develop the next generation of engaged citizens and scholars dedicated to partnering with communities to create innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. This position will oversee the following functional areas: alternative breaks (domestic and international), first-year service initiatives, validation, Habitat for Humanity, outreach and collaboration, and public relations. Coordination with community partners and university departments in student affairs and academic affairs departments across campus is an essential part of the work.

Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related discipline required with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in a higher education setting. Experience with supervising students is desired. A valid driver’s license with a driving record insurable by the university is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with advising, developing, and implementing student community service programs, coordinating alternative breaks experiences, and teaching. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, advising, project management, budget management, and computer skills are required. The individual must enjoy working in a collaborative environment with undergraduate students, community agencies, and staff/faculty members

The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, in partnership with local and global communities, advances student learning, leadership, and citizenship to prepare students for lives of active community engagement within a complex and changing world. This preparation is grounded in an ethic of service that appreciates multiple perspectives, creates opportunities that are affirming and empowering to all, and responds to the needs of our diverse communities. The Kernodle Center houses the Academic Service Learning program and Elon Volunteers!, the university’s student-run and student-led umbrella organization for service. The Kernodle Center staff consists of the Director/Assistant Dean, Associate Director, Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, Assistant Director of Student Community Engagement Programs, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, Program Assistant, 3 student Executive Directors, and 140+ student leaders who work in partnership with community agencies.

The position will remain open until filled, but application review will begin in late February. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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Assistant Director for Community Service, Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is seeking a dynamic, creative, and organized professional to join an experienced team in working with a group of committed and talented student leaders to coordinate community service programs at one of the nation’s premier comprehensive universities.  The position reports to the Associate Director for Student Engagement and Leadership and affords the unique opportunity of working with caring, experienced professionals to meet local community needs through community service & service-learning. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the coordination of ACT’s large-scale programming and outreach efforts, as well as oversight and advising of two leadership teams. The position description and more information about the Department of Engagement & Leadership, ACT, and Appalachian State University is available at and

General Description:

The ACT Assistant Director for Community Service has the primary responsibility of providing opportunities for students to develop as leaders and citizens through the planning, coordination, and implementation of ACT programs and initiatives. At the core of this position is the expectation of developing and maintaining a strong student team through intentional advising, ongoing trainings, and committee work with students. The ACT Assistant Director for Community Service will serve as an educator on and advocate for the social issues ACT strives to address through its programs and initiatives. This staff member will work to build and maintain relationships with students as well as campus and community partners, to create high quality and positive service experiences for all key stakeholders.

Qualifications:  The ACT Assistant Director is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the ACT Associate Director within the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership, housed in the Division of Student Development. This is a masters-level position, with a degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field with 3 years of experience.

Compensation Package: Salary range is $45,000 to $47,500. The Assistant Director receives departmental support for professional involvement and travel. The Assistant Director position is a full­ time administrative EHRA position. State of North Carolina benefits apply, for more information visit the Human Resources website:­staff/benefits

To apply:   A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and three references including their name, address, email address, and telephone number. Candidates should apply and submit their materials electronically through the Human Resources website:

Deadline to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.   Proposed starting date for this position is July 1, 2017.

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Coordinator for Volunteerism and Service Learning, Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Position Summary:

This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Vice President for Mission and Ministry.


Is a member of the Mission & Ministry Team with special duties to develop and facilitate local and distance co-curricular service experiences for members of the Mount Mercy University community, which involves students in their planning and implementation.  Accompany and/or arrange with Mount Mercy University faculty/staff to go with students on service learning trips which provide a deeper understanding to the Mercy Critical Concerns, time for cultural immersion and a process for the students to reflect on their service activities.  Serve as a resource for and coordinates with campus constituencies seeking service opportunities.  Meet with campus groups and act as a liaison between Mount Mercy University and local non-profit service agencies.  Work with faculty to develop curricular service learning opportunities across the disciplines, both within existing courses and in new courses.  Consult with faculty and students regarding service placements and other issues for service learning courses.  Collect and summarize information and data on the curricular and co-curricular community service of the Mount Mercy campus community. Coordinate and lead volunteer and service learning programs with other civic organizations for the Mount Mercy Community.  Cooperate with the Campus Minister & GA for Social Justice to develop, with student leaders and Peer Ministers, ways to respond to local, national and global needs.  Create and maintain a pastoral presence through participation in Sunday liturgy and fellowship, attendance at other University events, availability to students and staff, and a lifestyle of witness to the Gospel and the Mercy charism and identity of the University.  Works with Marketing & Communications to maintain Service Opportunities webpage.  Assists with other programs of the Division of Mission and Ministry as appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology, student services, social work or related fields.  Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Commitment to diversity and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • A demonstrated appreciation for and ability to articulate the unique values of diversity to the University, to the local community, and to society at large.
  • Ability to work effectively with traditional and adult students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience with community organizing, social services and/or volunteerism.
  • Leadership skills, and ability to develop consensus within organizations and between individuals.
  • Excellent written, speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Strong organizational/program management skills with experience maintaining both paper and electronic files. (competent in MSWord, MSExcel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Professionalism, flexibility and dependability.
  • Familiarity with current literature and relevant issues in service learning.
  • Personal commitment to service and available for participating in service trips.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission, which is a Catholic university providing student-focused baccalaureate and graduate education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

Please email a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and contact information for three professional references as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Coordinator for Volunteerism and Service Learning”. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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Coordinator for Civic Engagement, Cornell College (Iowa)

Applications are being accepted for the full-time, year-round position of coordinator for civic engagement. This position is responsible for coordinating a civic engagement program that offers educational and developmental opportunities for students through direct service, community advocacy, social activism, and public scholarship. The staff member also collaborates with faculty members and with community agencies to implement a wide variety of civic engagement activities in and out of the classroom environment. This position reports directly to the dean of students.

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About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.


Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Experience with service, advocacy, programming events, leadership or non-profit organization leadership preferred. Some evening and weekend hours will be required and successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive to various agencies and transport students as needed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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