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CCE Dell Thrift Student Assistant

University of Lynchburg
University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA, 25401

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Position Type: Student

Job Shift: Day

Description Department: Center for Community Engagement (Drysdale 218)

Title: CCE Dell Thrift Student Assistant

Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator

Term: One-year appointment for Academic Year 2024-2025 with opportunity for re-application and re-hire.

Hours/Week: 10 hours per week, with flexible scheduling and working location options.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage Dell Thrift Spaces: Oversee the organization and upkeep of the clothing closet and food pantry.

  • Keep a consistent schedule for community partner visits, with flexibility for project needs.

  • Partner with the Coordinator to define daily tasks and responsibilities.

  • Alternate between physical tasks (moving items, cart rolling) and data management, with a mix of scheduled and flexible work times.

  • Dedicate one morning weekly for food bank pickups and schedule regular check-ins with the Coordinator.

  • Plan, manage, and execute one Dell Thrift outreach event per semester (pop-up shop, presence at Sustainability Fair, et cetera) as designed with supervisor.

  • Learning Outcomes (NACE Core Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce):

  • Critical Thinking: Identify and respond to needs based on an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

  • Communications: Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside an organization.

  • Teamwork: Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.

  • Technology: Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

  • Leadership: Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.

  • Professionalism: Knowing work environments differ greatly, understanding and demonstrating effective work habits, and acting in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

  • Career & Self-Development: Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.

  • Equity & Inclusion: Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to engage equitably and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.

  • Qualifications

    Candidate Profile:

    • A full-time undergraduate student at the University of Lynchburg.

    • Highly organized and efficient.

    • Able to lift up to 40 pounds.

    • Adaptable to flexible working needs and scheduling.

    • Able to communicate effectively with staff and community members.

    • Ability to work with a diverse student population, as well as faculty, staff, and parents.

    Professional Outcomes:

    • Develop skills in community service, service learning, event management, and communications.

    • Build leadership skills and enhance organizational abilities.

    • Collaborate with students and faculty to plan and coordinate programs and events.

    • Attend professional development opportunities to expand your knowledge and network.

    • Ideal for students interested in non-profit management.


    The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

    Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

    The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

    Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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