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Coord Community Engagmnt-VLTRO - 991155

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Four-Year Institution

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Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Staff

Salary Range: $41,000.00 - $41,000.00 Salary/year

Job Category: OTRS Classified


Position Overview:
Develops, implements, and manages activities, programs, and services related to student organizations, student leadership programs and other campus activities and events. Responsible for the development and execution of short and long-term plans, goal and objectives for programs to ensure alignment with university goals. Develops and provides information and resources for students, parents, and University staff related to campus programs and service opportunities. Participate in program development and make recommendations for improvement. Develops, implements, and authorizes the expenditures of department and fee-funded group budgets and requires the ability to exercise judgement in making decisions of significance while utilizing discretion. Oversee student employees and volunteers. Oversee safety and compliance in activities. The general schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with some nights and weekends for events. Flexible work arrangements of one day/week work from home available after first ninety days and supervisor approval.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Manages all aspects and decision making (including logistics, publicity, development, and recruitment) for Community Engagement service events including, but not limited to: Oklahoma Standard Day of Service Programming (includes: 9/11 Day of Service, Indigenous Peoples' Day of Service, Veterans Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, Random Acts of Kindness Day of Service, Women's History Month Day of Service, and Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Service Efforts), Volunteer Fairs, Becoming Broncho, Civic and Voter Engagement Initiatives, and other events/programs as assigned.
  • Advises UCO Alternative Breaks including student trip leader selection, training student and staff leaders, attending meetings, managing budgets, serving as a staff trip leader, assisting in coordination of all aspects of the Weekend, Fall, and Spring Break experiences, and serving as a contact for Breakaway.
  • Advises Presidents Club Children's Community Party by guiding the coordination of all aspects of the event, overseeing the recruitment, selection, and development of executive team members, attending meetings, managing the budgets, and serving as a liaison with Edmond Public Schools.
  • Manages the Central Pantry (on-campus food pantry) through supervision of the Central Pantry student interns, co-advising the Central Pantry Executive Team facilitating volunteer recruitment and maintenance, client services, and inventory control.
  • Supports the mission of the office through:
    • Building connections with community agencies.
    • Recruiting student and campus volunteers to serve with community partners, with campus service events, and other office programs through presentations and campus marketing.
    • Maintaining consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, and campus and community constituents about service opportunities and community needs.
    • Promoting and guiding students through the use of the UCORE service system used for finding and logging service hours.
    • Executing service hour tracking processes for individuals, student organizations, service reporting, and award application needs.
  • Participates in the forward motion of the office and its goals through participation in office strategic and budget planning and conducting on-going research and learning to stay in tune with current trends and best practices of volunteer centers at peer institutions and Oklahoma universities.
  • Reports to the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Will work some evenings and weekend activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required:
Requires a bachelor's degree in field plus 3+ years of relevant experience in the chosen field or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Experience Preferred:
Master's degree preferred with related experience in a higher education setting. Demonstrated experience in leading, developing, implementing, and evaluating service-based programs. Ability to collaborate by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and community partners. Budget experience.

Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Customer service and event management skills. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact professionally with all segments of the University community. Must be detail-oriented and a team player. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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