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Coordinator for Community Engagement
Coordinator for Community Engagement – (220000PA)
Job Summary Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Coordinator for Community Engagement is responsible for the implementation of community engagement programs and initiatives on campus and beyond, including training student leaders and developing and maintaining relationships with TU departments, local nonprofit organizations, and community leaders. The Coordinator for Community Engagement works closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Civic Engagement to develop short-term and long-term applied learning opportunities connected to the following thematic areas: environmental health and well-being, nutrition security, gender equality, immigrant rights, and racial equity. The Coordinator for Community Engagement supervises two graduate assistants and reports to the Assistant Director for Civic Engagement.
Responsibilities and Duties
Coordinate community engagement programs and initiatives connected to environmental health and well-being, nutrition security, gender equality, immigrant rights, and racial equity on campus and beyond. Recruit, train, and mentor student leaders to support these programs and initiatives. Work with the Director and Assistant Director to develop short-term and long-term applied learning opportunities connected to the thematic areas listed above. Work with campus partners to support applied learning opportunities in their areas. Campus partners include, but are not limited to, BTU, the Career Center, Housing and Residence Life, International Initiatives Office, New Student and Family Programs, Student Activities, Student Conduct and Civility Education, Student Success Programs, and Sustainability.
Connect students and student organizations who are seeking community engagement opportunities to local nonprofit organizations. Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with local nonprofit organizations and community leaders whose work aligns with the five core areas.
Supervise two Graduate Assistants and undergraduate Community Engagement Leaders. Support the Director in assessment efforts, including collecting program evaluation and completing annual surveys (e.g., President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Campus Compact Annual Survey). Serve on divisional and university committees, task forces, workgroups, standing committees, and, if applicable, advise student organizations. Participate fully in major University programming and programming sponsored by Student Affairs including, but not limited to, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, and Commencement. Assist with other duties within the Division of Student Affairs as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree
- Two years of experience with program planning and implementation or experience working with non-profit organizations
- Experience with civic engagement and community engagement programs and initiatives
- Experience working with diverse student populations
- Committed to continuous learning, development, and research on current trends and best practices
- Ability to work with a wide range of students, staff, and faculty in a diverse college setting
- Strong communication skills
- Understanding of and passion for social issues
- Knowledge of best practices for community engagement
- Understanding of best practices for university-community partnerships
- Demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously and with limited supervision
- Driver’s license with no more than 5 points
- Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Global Studies, History, Modern Languages, Political Sciences, Sociology, or a closely related field.
- Master’s degree
- Proficiency in Spanish or other languages, in addition to English.
- Experience in training student leaders and program facilitation.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
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Job posted: 2022-09-11