Community Engagement Coordinator

Tallahassee, FL
Jun 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 43679

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Center for Leadership & Social Change

Mission: Transforming lives through leadership education, identity development, and community engagement.

Vision: The Center envisions a future where…students and alumni are responsible citizens and effective leaders. They are aware of their values and multiple identities, including ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith structure, gender identity expression, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. They recognize the intersection of these identities and acknowledge that multiculturalism enhances the quality of life. From this understanding, students belong to and create intercultural communities that benefit from the value of difference. Students are aware of and engaged in the world around them and use their talents and means to create a more just and humane society. In their personal, professional, and creative communities, they readily seek and accept opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful influence, and positions of trust in order to create positive sustainable change.

The Center for Leadership & Social Change is a department with the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create welcoming, supportive and challenging environments that maximize opportunities for student learning and success. Through high quality programs and services, the Division staff facilitates student development, celebrates differences, and promotes civic and global responsibility. We envision a Florida State University where students, faculty, and staff embrace an inclusive learning community with respect, responsibility, and acceptance for all cultures. Graduates will make meaningful contributions to a global society through character, competence, and integrity. They will make ethical decisions and be committed to a life of service and leadership.


Florida State University's Center for Leadership & Social Change seeks a collaborative and creative student development educator to lead initiatives at the intersection of service, diversity, and leadership. The Student Program Coordinator will work with colleagues to transform the lives of students, faculty, and staff through community engagement, leadership education, and identity development.

The successful candidate will possess experience in the realm of community engagement/service, with an emphasis on leadership and diversity. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Program Coordinator engages in administrative, programming, and educator roles, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

Coordination and management of student development programs, including, but not limited to PeaceJam Southeast, an international education program that inspires youth to create positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world, through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Prize winners. Coordination and management includes supervising a team of graduate student and undergraduate interns in the creation of program learning outcomes, budgets, curriculum, facilitation, and evaluation

Specific to the coordination of PeaceJam is the development of large educational gatherings, programs, and workshops for local and regional constituents. Target audience includes college, K-12 students and teachers from across the Southeast who offer PeaceJam programming in school and community settings. Program development includes training FSU students in the facilitation of curriculum related to leadership, identity, and service.

Recruiting, training, and supporting collegiate, educational, and community partners integral to FSU students community engagement and learning. This includes students, faculty, teachers, and advisors who serve as co-educators in school and community settings throughout the Southeast.

Serving on department, division, and campus-wide committees as assigned. Initiating and supporting creative ideas to move the Center for Leadership & Social Change forward in its mission and vision, with other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and two years' experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 6 years. Note: Higher education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.

Candidate must possess experience in student development through community engagement, and be prepared to utilize the lenses of leadership, diversity, and identity development in this work.

Additional qualifications include:

- Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

- Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions.

- Experience advising and/or supervising college students.

- A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.


Master's degree preferred.

Preferred qualifications include experience with the local non-profit community and Leon County Schools, as well as academic service-learning.

Contact Info

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Steve Mills ([email protected]) for additional information regarding the position, or if any assistance is needed with the application process.

Dr. Steve Mills, Associate Director
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Florida State University
[email protected]

University Information

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction. Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores - Strength, Skill and Character.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's Mission: The Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The University strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.

Anticipated Salary Range

Mid- to upper- $30,000s

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

A complete application will include: Resume, Cover Letter, and three (3) professional references. The cover letter must be specific to this position.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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