Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs for Civic Engagement, Bryn Mawr College

Posted by Bryn Mawr College on September 22, 2014

Bryn Mawr College’s Leadership Innovation and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) is seeking an Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs for Civic Engagement. The mission of LILAC is to prepare Bryn Mawr students to be effective, self-aware leaders in their chosen life pursuits. As part of LILAC, Civic Engagement collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare students to be socially responsible leaders and citizens through purposeful action, reflection, and learning. The Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs supports students’ involvement in Civic Engagement by supervising and coordinating volunteer and community service programs for undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr College.
Civic Engagement currently offers between 8 – 10 coordinated community service programs for students that generally take place off campus. The Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs will work with our community partners to maintain and develop existing partnerships that support these programs and assist the office in developing new relationships and programs. The Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs
will supervise a team of undergraduate Student Coordinators and, in partnership with them, develop training and reflection activities to support their service work and insure that student engagement through these programs is meaningful, purposeful, and meets the needs of those involved. The Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs will also assist in the coordination and facilitation of various annual programs related to civic engagement.

This is a full-time, 12 month position.

Program Coordination and Development
• Provide oversight to the Civic Engagement Office’s co-curricular service programs by supervising a team of Student Coordinators and providing guidance and support to their work to publicize ongoing volunteer programs, recruit new volunteers, coordinate information session, maintain ongoing communication with both student volunteers and community partner organizations.
• Meet regularly with student coordinators and will select and train new Student Coordinators as needed.
• Develop and implement structured reflection sessions to assist volunteers with the challenges of service work and discuss the meaning of their work in a larger context.
• Assist in the planning and facilitation of the Summer of Service program. Duties include publicizing the opportunity to students, recruiting, interviewing and selecting participants, planning and facilitating weekly reflection meetings during the 10-week program, and conducting site visits for each student’s placement.
• Advise individual students interested in independent volunteer work or internships about available opportunities and support provided by the Civic Engagement Office.

Relationship Management
• Conduct site visits at community partner agencies and service sites where students engage in civic engagement activities.
• Respond to community requests for volunteers for both ongoing and one-time service activities and help facilitate student involvement where appropriate.
• Maintain active involvement in regional service-learning organizations (i.e. PHENND, PA Campus Compact) by attending meetings and workshops.

Data Management
• Provide documentation of each co-curricular program on the shared Civic Engagement server and provide participation data (number of students, school year, etc) for each program

Departmental and Interdepartmental Program Planning
• Participate in LILAC and Civic Engagement staff meetings and planning committees.

Other Duties as Assigned:
• Assist in the planning and facilitation of annual civic engagement programming including but not limited to: Constitution Day, Election Day/voter registration, Red Cross Blood Drives, etc.
• Represent LILAC and Civic Engagement at campus events and programs. !!SKILLS, ABILITIES, EXPERIENCE, AND EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Two to three years volunteer management/training, program development/coordination experience—preference given to those with experience working with schools and/or youth-based programs
• Familiarity with the field of service-learning
• Excellent supervisory, management and leadership skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
• Team oriented, comfortable balancing multiple projects at once, and experienced in working with diverse populations
• Proficiency with MS Office, social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) platforms
• An interest in working with students, both one-on-one and in groups

Start date: January 2015

Please send resume, cover letter and three references (list) to by October 17, 2014.

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