Scholar Shop Project Coordinator - Center for Community Engage
The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning (CCESL) prepares faculty, staff and students to contribute to the University of Denver (DU)'s public good vision. CCESL's mission is to activate university and community potential through partnership. CCESL values collaboration for the public good characterized by mutual benefit, fierce optimism, tenacity, rigor, democratic participation, and inclusion. This position will coordinate CCESL's Scholar Shop program. Grounded in best practices for community engagement, the Scholar Shop connects university and community change-makers to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways to advance discovery while addressing community-identified problems. The Scholar Shop serves as a conduit to connect communities with DU expertise by providing:
- A virtual entry point for communities seeking out academic expertise for research and creative work projects where knowledgeable DU team members can then help community members navigate the University.
- Information to communities seeking to learn more about working with the University, in terms of both potential and constraints (e.g., working within a 10-week quarter system).
- Consultation for communities as they develop and refine ideas for collaboration.
- Consultation for faculty and students as they pursue community-engaged methods in their scholarship and/or teaching.
- A referral process that ensures communities are connected to faculty and/or faculty-student teams who have the expertise and interest in exploring a collaboration.
- A way for faculty and students to find community partners.
The Scholar Shop Project Coordinator will play a key role in advancing goals outlined in the University's strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, including to expand and strengthen the integration of community-engaged learning and research into the curriculum and scholarship of the University in an effort to direct the creation and learning of knowledge toward issues of public relevance, investing higher education in the public good. This position will provide key administrative, communication, and coordination functions, working with campus and community stakeholders to expand the Scholar Shop program.
- Bachelor's degree
- 1-3 years of program coordinating experience.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Experience with Asana or other project management systems.
- Community-engaged scholarship experience.
- Collaboration/project management experience.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) August 24, 2018.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered.