Faculty & Staff


10th Anniversary


Assistant Director of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs, West Chester University

Reporting to the   Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Director works   under the general direction of the Director of Service-Learning and Volunteer   Programs, to promote and support service-learning and community engagement   opportunities for students. Responsibilities include:

• Coordinates the Federal   Work Study “America Reads” program, in collaboration with the Office of   Financial Aid. Oversees meetings, reflections, trainings, and recognition   events with student leaders and volunteers.
• Assists the Director with overseeing a Graduate Assistant and possibly an   Internship/ Practicum student from the MA Counselor Higher Education program.
• Promotes the engagement of students in service projects on campus and in   the community. Advises individual students and student leaders on connecting   with community service agencies.
• Primary contact person for WCU student clubs and organizations related to   community engagement. Assists student groups with developing and managing   volunteer/service projects/programs, fundraising activities, tracking   volunteer hours, and volunteer recruitment.
• Coordinates meetings with the Presidents and Service Chairs from student   clubs and organizations and advises the Student Volunteer Council.
• Facilitates large scale service projects sponsored by the office such as   the Volunteer Fair, Bear Fair, MLK Day of Service, Annual Maggie Trip Day of   Service, and Annual Volunteer Reception.
• Builds, develops, and maintains relationships with community and non-profit   agencies that provide community service opportunities for students.
• Advises student leaders (and Faculty/Staff Advisors to student clubs and   organizations) on organizing and coordinating off-campus Alternative Break   service trips.
• Assists the Director with student leader selection, orientation, and   training.
• Oversees the Outstanding Volunteer/Project of the Month awards program and   serves as the chair of the university-wide selection committee of faculty and   staff.
• Assists the Director with advising and overseeing the Scholars in Service   enrollment efforts and volunteer program.
• Contributes to the ongoing evaluation and assessment of programs and   services, including student learning outcomes.
• Assists the Director with the compilation of student organization and   faculty service-learning hours, service reports, and office assessment   efforts.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:   Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling education,   or closely-related discipline. Two or three years of professional experience   in coordinating community service opportunities or co-curricular   service-learning in a university and/or college setting. Established record   of assisting student leaders, clubs and organizations in planning and implementing   complex and detailed oriented activities and events.

Preferred Qualifications:   Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and ability to   apply that to practice. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work   collaboratively to maintain effective working relationships with diverse   groups of students, faculty, staff and community partners. Background working   with K-12 partnerships. Experience in assessing programs, services, and   learning outcomes. Excellent communication, organization, and project   management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,   Outlook, and social media tools.

Starting salary is   $44,362. Excellent benefits package including undergraduate tuition fee   waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete   interview process to be considered as a finalist. Anticipated start date for   this position is late spring/early summer.

Apply by online   application at   Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both   required). References with contact information will be required prior to   interview. Review of applications will begin November 18, 2013 and continue   until the position is filled. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and   staff advances WCU’s Educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence.   West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans,   and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this   position is contingent upon available funding.

All offers of employment   are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all   pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

This entry was posted in Civic Engagement Jobs. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.