Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Environmental Studies Department in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Danforth Campus.
3 years of experience with at least 2 years of experience managing, or contributing in a significant manner, to community-based initiatives
Critical skills and expertise include:
Highly self-directed and independent worker
Strong writing and oral communication skills
Must be comfortable facilitating group processes such as meetings, workshops, planning sessions; facilitation training strongly preferred
Ability to choose the best organizational process or work flow for a given context and application
Expertise and interest in ongoing training in racial equity and cultural competency
Ability to engage with local communities in culturally competent ways
Excellent interpersonal skills
Scientific literacy skills, including ability to interpret and communicate environmental science to community partners
Passion to build, strength, and leverage WU-community partnerships and faculty-led environmental initiatives in the St. Louis area
Master’s degree in Social Work, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Environmental Studies or related field
Experience working with community organizations and/or local government agencies and/or nonprofit institutions and/or and academic institutions
Strong understanding of systems thinking, theory of change models, coalition and community building
Strong understanding of environmental issues
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will support community-engaged research, teaching, and practice within the Environmental Studies Program and its affiliated faculty and students. The coordinator will support program efforts by working closely with internal and external partners on interdisciplinary environmental initiatives that emphasize equity, justice and holistic change. The coordinator will serve as a central hub for community engagement by connecting faculty with people and projects, building and managing external partnerships, and facilitating interdisciplinary, community engaged work.
The position will directly contribute to the advancement of community-engaged work and the development of strong university-community partnerships. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for establishing key relationships with partner organizations and representing EnSt to the community; in that capacity she/he will make decisions about how to represent university goals and interests to community, as well as how to engage the university in community-based initiatives. The position will participate in developing the organizational strategy for community-based initiatives and will support faculty participation in community-engaged efforts. Overall, the coordinator will improve our ability as a program to engage meaningfully with the community.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will supervise and coordinate interns in Environmental Studies whose work supports community engagement goals and the coordinator responsibilities. The Coordinator will develop and write grant proposals, manage budgets of small grants supporting interdisciplinary program work, maintain relationships with Alumni and Development and Foundation Relations, and identify potential grant opportunities.
Coordinate environmental initiatives on campus and with local partners, including serving as a point of contact, identifying new partnerships with key organizations, attending and facilitating meetings, and developing and supporting implementation of actionable program opportunities. This can include promoting community and capacity building activities for program opportunities
Support community-engaged learning for the Environmental Studies Program and partner groups on campus, including connecting and facilitating work between instructors and community partners, developing modules on community engagement for a range of university courses, and providing logistical support for community-engaged teaching
Support planning and implementation of interdisciplinary research by connecting faculty with literature, projects, and partners, facilitating interdisciplinary meetings, managing project work flows, and establishing protocols for internal and external communication
Identify funding opportunities and assist with grant proposals and grant budget management, maintain relationships with alumni, development and foundation relations
Supervise and coordinate environmental studies interns whose work supports community engagement goals and the coordinator responsibilities. This will include connecting interns to on- and off-campus mentors and projects, facilitating meaningful internship experiences, and direct supervision of up to several interns, who may be high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate level students
Advance and share program work, including attending conferences to learn and network, and presenting at conferences to share initiatives
Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor
The hiring range for this position is $18.44 - $23.52 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.