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Coordinator of Civic Engagement

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
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Date: July 28, 2021

Title: Coordinator of Civic Engagement

Description: The Coordinator of Civic Engagement, supervised by and collaborating with the Director of Student and Community Engagement, is responsible for the overall implementation of civic engagement and community-engaged learning. This includes the promotion of meaningful group and individual volunteer efforts on campus and in the greater Oneonta community. These efforts will enhance learning opportunities while meeting identified community goals, promoting civic responsibility, working with community partners to develop mutually beneficial projects and relationships, overseeing community outreach, alternative break programs, and advising student staff.  The Coordinator will work closely with faculty and support staff to integrate civic engagement within the curriculum.  This position is responsible for cultivating support for community engaged learning among various constituents, promoting opportunities for civic engagement and overseeing the daily operations of the Office of Student and Community Engagement.  The coordinator is part of a collaborative team of professionals supporting student engagement across a wide range of areas that also include fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, leadership, and campus programming.


    Serve as the primary resource for all community agencies and student organizations when it relates to civic engagement and volunteerismMaintain accurate records for civic engagement and volunteer opportunities both on and off campus, including logistical and historical data of campus partners, events and programsAct as a consultant to faculty to help identify potential community partners that meet academic learning objectives for their studentsServe as a liaison with community agencies and organizations to educate them about potential partnerships available through group and individual projectsCreate marketing material and promote opportunities in order to encourage maximum attendance by all studentsWork with various college offices and other stakeholders to increase the visibility of civic engagement projectsPlan and coordinate programs and events such as one-time service projects, alternative spring break trips, ongoing volunteer placements, donation drives, voter registration and volunteer fairsEffectively recruit, train, lead, motivate and supervise volunteersCreate and execute a volunteer training program and expectations for all student volunteersMaintain and expand community partnerships in support of student volunteer service programmingServe as a student conduct officer, and oversee community service sanctioning processParticipate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement WeekendExpected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulationsAs a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campusOther duties as assigned
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, university with one to three years of experience.  Master’s degree is preferred.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

    Understanding of the principles of service-learning and quality volunteer efforts and ability to educate stakeholders about issues related to meaningful civic engagementProfessional demeanor and ability to interact well with the campus constituents as well as public community representative and organization requesting information and serviceA valid and current drivers licenseDesire to work in a dynamic work settingExcellent organizational, attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skillsProficiency in computer software applications including Microsoft Office, GoogleDocs, Colleague, Presence/Campus Labs, and social media.Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously.Position often requires standing and walking for long periods of time when running events in a variety of weather conditions.   
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

    A cover letter;A resume; A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; andThe names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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