Event and Community Partnership Program Coordinator

Boulder, CO
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Who we are:

The Division of Student Affairs values the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive towards inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate where all people can succeed. Our challenge is to create a campus in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.

As a part of Student Affairs, the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) fosters a culture of service by connecting CU Boulder to engagement opportunities that positively impact our communities. Through an educational framework of equity and inclusion, we develop socially responsible student leaders who understand, advocate for, and provide services to meet campus and community needs.

The Event and Community Partnership Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Volunteer Resource Center events, service programming, and community partnerships. They will ensure quality student leadership and experiential learning for all participants. Responsibilities include event planning, recruitment, supervision of VRC student staff and relationship management with campus and community organizations that wish to utilize service as a student engagement tool. This position requires tenacity, energy, and a commitment to social justice and civic engagement work. The Event and Community Partnership Program Coordinator is part of a dynamic and interconnected team of staff and students, and reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Volunteer Resource Center.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Oversees all VRC events -
  • Oversee all logistics, planning and execution of VRC events; determine appropriate program review methods and implement and use this information to improve and further develop existing events
  • Supervise and mentor student staff who will assist in the planning and implementation of a diverse set of service learning events
  • Engage appropriate stakeholders in event review processes and research best practices from other universities and related programs
  • Participate in professional development workshops, conferences and reading and will construct learning objectives and assessment measures for events

Outreach and recruitment -
  • Engage in outreach to on campus constituents, specifically students, student groups, classes, and underrepresented groups that wish to engage in service work
  • Assist the VRC's assessment goals by tracking participation in VRC programs
  • Work to create ongoing relationships as well as ongoing service trainings focused on the VRC service philosophy, diversity, equity and inclusion, power and privilege, identity and social justice issues in relation to service work

Partnerships -
  • Cultivate existing and new community partners for days of service, monthly service days, group service projects, as well as identify ongoing and one-time volunteering opportunities to promote online and in person
  • Cultivate campus-wide partnerships to gain support for the VRC events and programs in collaboration with the Director and Assistant Director

Supervises student staff -
  • Supervise student event staff in addition to other areas
  • Organize and facilitate one on one and group meetings, build strong working relationships, advise students in programmatic decisions and ensure compliance with state and university policies
  • Provide a mid-year and end of the year position evaluation with students and will work with the Director to develop an understanding of leadership within a student coordinator position
  • Advise students and mentor student leaders using leadership and development theories, supports students, interns and volunteers one on one and in group settings through mentorship, active listening, good communication skills and making appropriate referrals, oversees work schedules, reviews work and approves student staff hours

Budgeting and Expenditures for events and trainings-
  • Oversee the event budget and supervise allocation of financial resources for this program; works with the Director in developing the annual budget and reviews midyear

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position is $38,000.00-42,000.00 depending on experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least 1 year previous experience in event planning.

What you will need:
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting and with diverse groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to accomplish multiple tasks autonomously and efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills including strong writing, facilitation and interpersonal skills.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Previous experience in social justice education and facilitation.
  • At least 1 year previous experience planning and implementing co-curricular service-learning programs or service-based travel events in a higher education setting or related field, or coordinating service learning experiences and/or volunteer management.
  • Previous related experience working in student development, student advising and leadership development, or volunteer management.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining a program budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and exercise sound decision making on relevant issues.
  • Previous experience with multiple technology platforms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Previous experience supervising or advising students, professionals, or groups.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by August 13, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10463.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10458 - Volunteer Resource Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 3, 2017

Closing Date: Aug 13, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00736316