Scholar Shop Program Coordinator

Job description

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, equity, and inclusion. Grounded in best practices for community engagement, CCESL believes that antiracism must be central to community-university collaboration for the public good.

Position Summary

This Scholar Shop Program Coordinator will coordinate communication and marketing efforts to support community-university partnerships through CCESLs Scholar Shop program. 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 connects communities with DU 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.

Essential Functions

Implement processes to support reciprocal and mutually beneficial community partnerships for scholarship (40%), including:

  • Continuous improvement of electronic and phone entry points for community organizations.
  • Conduct initial reviews of interest forms and work with community partners to support better understand their interests to ensure a productive match.
  • Oversee a timely and effective referral process to advance university-community collaboration.
  • Track pertinent information about all projects, no matter their stage (pending, in progress, nearing completion).
  • Contribute to CCESLs ongoing program evaluation, such as by collecting program data metrics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and collaboration skills; and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to collaborations.
  • Data management skills for tracking program data.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1 year of marketing and/or communications experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or 3 years related experience.
  • Experience of successful collaboration.
  • Experience applying diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to collaborations.
  • Experience developing and executing successful communications/marketing strategies and plans.
  • Experience connecting day-to-day operations (such as specific marketing plans for a single event) to larger organization vision and goals.
  • Functional knowledge of software to support graphic design and data visualization.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms as marketing tools.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $42,000 - $51,000.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493527
Posted: 3/11/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable