Coordinator, Service Learning

Employer
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Summary

The Coordinator, Service-Learning will assist with the design, development, oversight, implementation, and assessment of service-based programs associated with the Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement (SLCE).

FGCU is unique in being one of the only public universities in the country to require service-learning as a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Supervises students and student leaders participating in Service-Learning activities and mentors them through the process of achieving their Service-Learning goals utilizing the Active Citizen Continuum.
  • Leads and coordinates team efforts toward the planning, execution, and assessment of on-going programs and events.
  • Coordinates and assists with presentations to classes, departments, and student organizations regarding SLCE frameworks, the service-learning graduation requirement, finding and documenting service-learning experiences, and more.
  • Facilitates holistic student development essential to student success and retention through service-learning experiences.
  • Works collaboratively with SLCE team to provide, coordinate, and assess service-learning based academic support services designed to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director to develop, maintain, and assess mutually beneficial service-learning and civic engagement partnerships with community partners by creating and facilitating trainings and workshops.
  • Works in partnership with the Director to identify and evaluate opportunities across campus and in the community to increase and refine the work of the Office of SLCE.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in the development, promotion, and implementation of service-based programs.
  • Maintains files and compiles documentation for post-experience evaluation of all SLCE student events, workshops, etc.
Other Duties:
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Community Service, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs, Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.
  • Two years of professional full-time experience in service-learning, community engagement, higher education administration, student development, educational program development, event planning, teaching, or assessment.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience working with and supervising undergraduate students.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Relevant experience may also include time spent in a graduate assistantship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Community Service, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs, Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.
  • Three or more years of professional full-time experience in service-learning, community engagement, higher education administration, student development, educational program development, event planning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Experience creating and implementing student development programming through virtual formats.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of higher education administration, student development theory, and service-learning pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and implement programming from the frameworks of the Active Citizen Continuum, the Social Change Model, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and NACE Career Readiness Skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Skill in public speaking through developing and delivering presentations to individuals and groups both internal and external to the university.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines toward long-term and short-term goals.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, motivation, and accountability.
  • Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and community partner agencies.
  • Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures consistently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, coworkers, and community partners while assisting director in building strategic relationships.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate developmental objectives, outcomes, and assessment practices for programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to interpret and apply data to inform and improve programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations as needed.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
Salary Range: $33,100 to $42,200

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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