The Coordinator, Service and Student Engagement has primary responsibility for developing, implementing, assessing, and sustaining campus initiatives related to service and civic engagement as well as co-curricular programming for the Stevenson Scholars programs. As a member of the Academic Affairs team, the Coordinator works directly with students, colleagues, and the greater community to integrate academics, advising, and engagement in support of an excellent holistic educational experience that promotes involvement and a sense of belonging for students in alignment with the University's mission and values. The Coordinator serves as a collaborative team member and will be asked to build relationships across the University and with external partners; should have the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives independently; and experience with event planning, risk management, and contract negotiation. Teaching responsibilities will include up to two courses (up to 6-8 credits) of experiential learning or related courses per academic year.
Master's degree plus one year of relevant experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. College or University teaching experience preferred.
Direct knowledge of service and experiential learning best practices.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with college students, faculty, and staff.
Experience building and sustaining community partnerships.
Excellent computer proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal and cultural competency skills and demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with diverse constituencies.
Self-motivated, flexible, and strong work ethic.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.
Demonstrated ability to use good judgement and work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment, to perform effectively with fluctuating workload, and to meet established deadlines.
Ability to travel.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Coordinate the co-curricular elements of the University Service and Leadership Scholars Programs, including: o connecting students to nonprofit partners otracking student participation and volunteer hours o planning and implementing related programming, such as reflection sessions, orientations, and seminars o conducting program assessment o collaborating with faculty to support Service-Learning and Leadership courses o collaborating with the University Honors programs
Plan service events and activities for the Stevenson University population.
Teach experiential learning or related courses as assigned and in accordance with all relevant faculty policies and expectations.
Initiate, track, and process payments for Scholars Program events; manage relevant budgets.
Implement and manage the GivePulse system for the Stevenson community.
Serve as a resource for and liaison between Stevenson University students, faculty, and staff and the greater community.
Create and maintain collaborative partnerships between the University and local nonprofit organizations.
Serve as the University representative to Campus Compact Mid Atlantic (CCMA), participate in related events, and oversee the Newman Civic Fellow.
Pursue and administer grants, as appropriate.
Identify and develop services, resources, and activities to promote student success, as appropriate.
Serve on campus committees as assigned, including the University's Commencement Committee and the Student Services Committee of the Faculty Council.
Coordinate student commencement speaker process in consultation with the appropriate committees and stakeholders.
Serve as advisor to the Alternative Spring Break program, Mission I'm Home.
Maintain confidential records, collect data, and prepare reports and assessment as directed.
Ensure adherence to institutional policies, procedures, and regulations.
Participate in university events related to recruiting, alumni relations, and orientation (e.g. Open Houses, Stevenson Scholars Days, Homecoming, Mustang Days, etc.).
Keep current with relevant developments in the field and attend relevant professional development activities and programming.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.