Coordinator, Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership

Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on March 28, 2016

The Coordinator, Community Engagement and Civic Leadership Initiatives provides a broad range of services in support of initiatives for the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership. This position participates in the development and implementation of services and activities that foster community engagement, learning and development of civic leadership skills. The Coordinator serves as the liaison for students, faculty and community agencies to promote and facilitate service learning, volunteer initiatives and other civic engagement initiatives.

• Collaborate with College faculty to incorporate service learning into new and existing courses.
• Assist the Executive Director with strategic planning for the Institute, program assessment and evaluation.
• Administer, coordinate, and execute Community Engagement and Civic Leadership initiatives and events based on department goals and objectives.
• Research, compile and interpret program related information, as requested by the Executive Director.
• Establish partnerships and affiliations with community partners to promote and facilitate service learning, volunteer and other civic engagement initiatives.
• Serve as liaison for coordination of community engagement initiatives college-wide.
• Serve as resource for faculty in support of service learning and civic engagement.
• Develop civic leadership opportunities for internal and external partners and affiliates.
• Assist in the collection and reporting of program data; ensuring all required and requested Institute reporting needs are met. Maintain, monitor and update Institute files to include memoranda of understanding, contracts and other documents.Develop and maintain databases for projects and programs.Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.
• Collaborate with the College’s Marketing department to maintain updated content for the Institute’s web page and social media communications.
• Provide assistance in managing the Institute’s budget; process budget documents and purchase orders, while monitoring contracted agreements.
• Develop and coordinate Institute events.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
• Two (2) years of related work experience in community engagement activities that demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to perform duties of the position.
• Previous experience working in higher education is preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.
• Strong organization skills and attention to detail required.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others required.
• Ability to take the initiative and prioritize effectively is required.
• Experience updating website content and knowledge of website design is preferred.
• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

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