Program Coordinator, Center for Intercultural & Civic Engagement

Program Coordinator, Center for Intercultural & Civic Engagement

University of Puget Sound

Job ID: 4246

Location: Office Of The Dean Of Students

Full/Part Time: Part-Time


Position Description:
This part-time, 0.4FTE, temporary, 10.5-month position (19 hours per week,July 16-May 31) works with the senior staff of the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE) in assisting with identity-based student organization support; staffing and supporting programs; and, helping to lead small groups, courses, and workshops related to intercultural and interfaith content at the university. They would also be available on a limited basis for some evenings and weekends to assist with CICE's mission of supporting student involvement in off-campus intercultural and social justice work in Tacoma and the surrounding areas.

  • Develop, implement, and complete an annual project (to be chosen in consultation with the permanent staff) meant to further the integration of CICE-related programs and resources into the on-campus residential experience. Serve as a mentor to select student leaders as coordinated through CICE leadership. Work with other staff to provide need-based advocacy related to students' social identities. Co-supervise student staff working on the intersections of intercultural work and civic engagement. Serve as CICE liaison with several CICE-related student organizations. Provide additional evening and weekend support and programming with both specific CICE-related communities and in supporting CICE student-led workshops for other or general residential communities. Develop professional skills for interdisciplinary work in Student Affairs. Prepare and facilitate the lecture and course discussion for Civic Engagement Pathway course once every 3 weeks. Attend weekly 1-1 meetings with the Director for Intercultural Engagement and Assistant Director for Civic Engagement & Spiritual Life; weekly 1-1 meetings with Office of Intercultural Engagement team; bimonthly meetings with CICE professional staff; monthly Division of Student Affairs (DSA) meetings. Other duties as needed.
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe Program Coordinator will co-supervise hourly student staff from the CICE. Budget ResponsibilitiesThe Program Coordinator will not have direct management of budgetary resources. Support will be provided through the various CICE operating budgets.
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Experience as a student leader in student affairs required. Demonstrate knowledge and capacity to engage intercultural issues and social justice, including awareness of their own identities and how they interface with the populations they work with. Experience working with social justice, diversity and inclusion, interfaith programs, and/or civic engagement efforts and community organizations strongly preferred. Experience creating and facilitating programs and educational conversations required. Experience leading students required. High level of comfort and openness to work with students, campus, and community partners of a fully inclusive range of identities, especially including race, ethnicity, disability, nationality, documentation status, religious/spiritual identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity. A strong commitment to collaboration. Interest in personal and professional growth through student affairs within a social justice framework. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Skill in creating publicity and event communication highly desirable. May require the use/operation of personal, rented, or university vehicle to conduct university business.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Diversity Statement:
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This position is not eligible for benefits.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than June 3, 2018 to ensure consideration.
Required Documents:
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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