Coordinator of Community Engagement

Moorhead, Minnesota
Apr 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, seeks a relationship-builder to lead the college’s new Office of Community Engagement. Established in 2018 by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coordinator will support Concordia College faculty, staff, and students in creating and sustaining authentic, mutually beneficial community partnerships, as well as collaborative ventures that connect students with opportunities to learn and serve outside the traditional classroom.

1. Establish the Office of Community Engagement as a campus hub for community engagement activities. Coordinate with internal campus offices, programs, and players with a stake in community engagement, outreach, and partnerships.

2. Develop tools, methods, and strategies for faculty, staff, and students to use in imagining, planning, and implementing community partnerships for integrative learning and PEAKs (Pivotal Experiences in Applied Knowledge), especially in the arts and humanities.

3. Create programming for members of the campus community relating to the ethics, theory, and practice of community engagement. Facilitate events, workshops, and discussions around community engagement ideas, methods, and practices. Coordinate planning, scheduling, and publicizing fall and spring interim break learning opportunities.

4. Provide a “front door” presence for community partners seeking information and possible collaboration with the college. Assist in seeking, initiating, and sustaining community partnerships of mutual benefit to the college’s integrative learning educational goals and the needs of community partners.

5. Contribute to the web presence and marketing strategies related to community engagement and integrative learning.

6. Oversee the tracking and reporting of community engagement activities.

7. Assess the effectiveness of the Office’s programming.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of experience in a related field.

Skills and Abilities:
• Personable
• Creative
• Problem solving ability
• Excellent communicator
• Strong organizational skills
• Empathy for and understanding of arts and humanities fields
• Willingness to engage with many constituents on and off campus
• Ability to work with diverse partners including faculty, staff, students, and community members

For more information and to apply, please visit Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check required.