Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism, and Service

Geneseo, New York
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SUNY Geneseo seeks a full-time, 12-month per year, Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism, and Service.

The Coordinator will serve under the general supervision of the Dean of Students, and the Associate Dean of Leadership and Service. The Coordinator will serve as part of a highly successful, multifaceted experiential-learning based student affairs team, known as the Center for Community, who support the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum emphasizing learning outside the classroom.

The primary responsibilities of the position are to:
—serve as a resource for individuals and student organizations interested in volunteering, engagement and community service;
—serve as a resource for community agencies and organizations needing volunteers;
—develop and manage volunteer programs for the campus community including, but not limited to: Knights First Day of Service for new students, in September; Geneseo CARES Days of Service, in October; Adopt-A-Family, in November/December; Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service, in January; Livingston CARES; Geneseo Goes to Town Service Day, in April; Geneseo Gives Back, in April; and three College-wide blood drives;
—sponsor and host Volunteer and Engagement Fairs each semester;
—serve as a member and secretary of the Livingston CARES Board of Directors, and assist in the management of Livingston CARES records, programs, and service trips;
—supervise student community Service Assistants who serve as liaisons for student organizations; market service programs via social media; work with external community agencies; maintain the volunteer and service website; promote service trips, and assist with outreach programs for youth, veterans and senior citizens;
—assist in the management of the Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD Program) including selection, training, and supervision of the Volunteer GOLD Leader Mentor staff; 
—develop and teach GOLD workshops on volunteerism, service, civic engagement and social justice; supervise the Caryn Camiolo Social Justice Summer Internships;
—supervise and manage the America Reads/America Counts Program;
—assist in the collection of data and preparation of reports for Campus Compact surveys, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and applications for other local, state and national awards;
—develop service components for the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP);
—coordinate the Advisory Committee on Volunteer and Service Programs and the annual recognition and awards for service;
—serve as a resource for faculty developing service learning courses, including publications and other resources, and assisting instructors with community volunteer agency sites.


Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree
- Skills related to volunteer management, group and project facilitation
- Experience in college/community collaborations

The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of and ability to use social media to promote the Center for Community’s programs and services, the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, evidence of a collegial /collaborative leadership style, a strong commitment to student learning both inside and outside the classroom, experience promoting unity through diversity, and an understanding of and commitment to the mission of a residential liberal arts college.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education/student personnel, public administration, social work, or related field and at least two years professional experience working with civic and community engagement programs in higher education.


Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to review the College’s website,, and to submit an application at and attach a detailed letter of interest, a resume or vita, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017. For guaranteed consideration applications must be received no later than May 19, 2017.


SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.


SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:


All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at


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