Program Coordinator- Steans Center

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Job Title Program Coordinator- Steans Center
Job ID 3752
Location Lincoln Park Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director for Academic Service Learning (ASL), the Student Development Program Coordinator is charged with developing Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) courses and relationship building with campus and community partners and colleagues on the ASL team. Additionally, the Program Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of ASL’s student development and engagement efforts and serves as the point person for the coordination of the Service Learning Coordinators (SLC).

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Course Development/Support – Recruit new faculty and develop new community-based courses. Work in a collaborative fashion with the Academic Service Learning (ASL) team and current/potential community partners to develop service learning projects and placements in community organizations each academic quarter. Support faculty teaching courses with projects that integrate community-based service learning pedagogy, serving all academic colleges and departments on all DePaul campuses and troubleshoot issues that arise between Community-based Service Learning courses and community organizations hosting service learners. Supervise graduate assistant supporting courses. Advise and support students through their service experiences.

  • Community Partner Relationship Building – Manage and develop relationships with community partners city wide and in surrounding suburban areas. Provide development and capacity activities for community partners by accessing university curricular resources. Develop new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships, by conducting site visits, attending community events and meetings. Assist in the development and maintenance of resources and programs that increase the capacity of community partners to work effectively with DePaul University.

  • Student Development Coordination – Develop, implement, and evaluate student development for undergraduate and graduate students. Develop and support presentations, workshops, and on-line training around issues including service learning, social justice, and community development. Lead the ASL team in recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and supervising Service Learning Coordinators. Support team by assisting with logistics, planning, marketing, and evaluation of programs.

  • Other – Assist with and collaborate on center-wide initiatives, events, and functions.

  • Peforms other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • At least three years relevant service-learning experience.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Per #3 in Principal Duties & Responsibilities, supervision of 6 Service Learning Coordinators.

Certifications & Licenses

  • Valid drivers license

Other Skills & Abilities Reqd

  • Familiarity of Chicago communities and social issues.
  • Familiarity with service-learning, community-university partnerships, and community service in higher education.
  • Familiarity with student development theory and practice.

  • Excellent verbal/written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project development and managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated organizational research, outreach, and recruitment.

  • Highly organized self-starter.
  • Highly developed logical-thinker with problem-solving skills.

Additional Information

  • This position requires some evenings/weekends, as well as travel to and from off-campus community partner sites.

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 11/13/2019
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