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Community-Engaged Learning Coordinator

St. Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023

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Community-Engaged Learning Coordinator

Division: Academic Affairs
Department/Office: Community Work & Learning

St. Catherine University invites applications for the Community Engaged Learning Coordinator position with the Community Work & Learning Department.

The Community Engaged Learning Coordinator will live out the mission of the university, strategic priorities and to advance the Academic Master Plan by providing opportunities for students to engage in the High Impact Practice (HIP) of community-engaged learning. It is crucial this position maintains, strengthens community-engaged learning across courses in collaboration, partnership with community organizations. This position manages pre-semester collaborative work between community partners and faculty to support course community-engaged learning development, and then implements community-engaged learning in courses including intro, reflection and debriefing. This work will ensure best course engagement for mutual benefit.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Work with faculty and community partners to develop mutually beneficial community-engaged learning experiences
  • Provide logistical support and troubleshooting for CEL courses
  • Design and deliver CEL orientation and reflection activities
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities
  • Lead CWL team in developing and maintaining community partnerships that support our social justice and racial equity goals
  • Serve as first contact for community organizations, developing strategies for organizing and sharing information across our team
  • Supervise CWL student staff
  • Work with Associate Director to highlight CEL courses through marketing and communications
  • Participate in broader community engagement field

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years experience in community engagement, higher education, and/or program coordination OR minimum of 6 years relevant experience
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with diverse populations
  • Skills/ experience managing multiple projects with frequent interruptions
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in technology and relevant software, including but not limited to: Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms), Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel)
  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice, community/civic engagement, and the mission of St. Catherine University

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of community-engaged learning field
  • Experience with diverse communities or organizations in the Twin Cities that provide services to diverse communities
  • Experience in higher education working with faculty, courses, or students

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220470-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 05/31/2023
Application Deadline: 6/14/2023

To apply, visit

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.


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