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This position, through the work in developing service and leadership programs for the Center for Student Involvement (CSL), will provide students with avenues to pursue the mission of UW Tacoma as an urban serving institution in an extra-curricular fashion. The Husky Volunteer and Local Events programs connects students to opportunities on campus and in the community. Leading them through a process of reflection on service, these program meets the strategic goal of the university to document, recognize and support a greater number of students in reflective community service. Similarly, a focus on civic leadership events provides activities that spur our practical action as thoughtful members of society.
UW Tacoma is a member of the national BreakAway organization, and we currently host 2-3 BreakAway programs per year. These opportunities create a deeper connection to service through multi-day service programs which teach students how we can make local impacts through thoughtful community service trips.
This position requires expertise in student leadership development, reflective practices, student administration, volunteer management and administrative services. Specific duties include:
Oversee the coordination, assessment and supervision of Community Service and Leadership programs
Oversee and advise 5 student leaders in the following roles: Local Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, BreakAway Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Program Assistant
Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with student leaders for their development and to ensure programs are being coordinated to follow University policies and guidelines
Create and co-create program curriculum and procedures
Coordinate internal and external/nonprofit partnerships with students
Serve as volunteer engagement adviser at large for Husky Volunteer students looking to build their own partnerships
When possible be present at CSL events
Answer community inquires for partnerships
Maintain the learning management systems (LMS) for the Husky Volunteers program
Request specific website updates from the Office of Student Life
File purchasing receipts with the Office of Student Life
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or related field
Minimum of two years of experience advising student programs and/or organizations
Demonstrated leadership in initiating and implementing educational programming among student groups/organizations
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multi-cultural and diverse environment
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
Proven ability to work independently and in teams
Ability to use sound independent judgment in working with faculty, staff, students, employers, and represent the University appropriately
Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field
Demonstrated effectiveness in supervising employees, to include hiring and training
Knowledge and application of Student Development Theory
Experience building partnerships and collaborating with a variety of university constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents/family members, alumni, community members and other external constituents
Membership in an appropriate professional organizations, which may include ACPA, NASPA, ACUI, NIRSA
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