The Community Programs Coordinator serves a vital role in facilitating and coordinating transformational student learning experiences in the local community. This position has primary responsibility for developing, implementing, and managing community service projects and community-based programs for WSU Health Sciences student engagement in Spokane & Yakima. In partnership with local community organizations, the coordinator will develop and schedule service projects, coordinate student engagement and assess program outcomes.
The position reports to, and partners with, the Director for Student Equity, Leadership, and Community to coordinate the Office of Community Engagement & Service to ensure an inclusive co-curricular learning environment. In addition, the position will work collaboratively with the Student ELC staff, campus community, and local communities for efforts around community engagement, and in helping develop initiatives that address issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized, and/or underserved students and communities.
Spokane-Yakima Community Programs Coordination - 40%
Develop and schedule service projects in partnership with community organizations and consistent with CESL/WSU policies and practices for RSOs, ELC Student Programs, and WSU Health Sciences programs (e.g., community health fairs, RSO initiatives, etc.)
Coordinate and facilitate student community engagement in monthly (including evening and weekend) community-based service projects.
Engage in regular site visits and communication with local community organizations to maintain partnerships and familiarity with project tasks and risks for RSO partnerships.
Develop and oversee appropriate orientation and reflection sessions for community engagement projects, incorporating civic leadership and global learning outcomes.
Implement sound risk management policies and procedures associated with projects.
Organize and track program outcomes and statistics; produce report.
Maintains a directory of partnering volunteer agencies with RSOs up to date.
Collaborates with Leadership Coordinator to communicate to RSOs development opportunities for community engagement funding and recognition (e.g., Students Serving WA Awards, Campus Compact Civic Engagement Fellowships, etc.)
Promotes and coordinates with the student leaders of the Cougs in the Community Program to award mini-grants and the spotlight for RSOs.
Develop the awards for students around community engagement in collaboration with the Chancellor's Office.
Supervision & Spokane-Yakima Student Leadership Development - 30%
Recruit and hire student staff annually for the Community Engagement Fellowship Program (4), and if applicable, Campus Compact Civic Engagement Fellows (2).
Recruit and onboard students for programs such as the Community Engagement, Action, and Leadership Program.
Ensures all student leader position descriptions are updated annually, and work with HRS to onboard new student hires.
Schedules individual appointments with student leaders throughout the year to discuss and evaluate work. Provides opportunities for students to reflect on past work and to do goal setting for future work.
Recognize value of and promotes diverse workforce; value and encourage diverse perspectives, creativity, and teamwork.
Provide intensive training and ongoing development of project leaders and other ELC student staff on areas such as group facilitation, reflection/debriefing, and risk management.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Student Equity, Leadership, and Community to develop the Student Staff beginning of the year leadership training alongside ELC staff.
Further develop the RSO training alongside the Student Involvement Coordinator around and leadership development opportunities for RSO related to involvement & community engagement.
Serves on a liaison in initiatives developed by the Partners in Campus and Community Engagement, including the Spokane community engagement symposium, and Spokane AmeriCorps, and engages students in such opportunities.
Collaborate with the Student Diversity & International Student Life Coordinator to develop student leaders in Yakima connected to the Student Diversity Center and the Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning.
GivePulse- Community Service Management System - 15%
Administers Give Pulse software to include development and maintenance of tracking systems for the Student Equity, Leadership, and Community area and Student Affairs office and the Budget and Finance office to collectively organize and monitor event management, and attendance rates.
First point of contact for Spokane and Yakima registered student organizations (RSOs) and students with questions about Give Pulse.
Collaborates with the Student Involvement Coordinator to answers questions about Presence, the involvement platform, and Give Pulse for other campus groups.
Manage campus and community engagement event approval process for student groups, students, and campus entities using the Give Pulse software.
Tracks, maintains, and updates student and community partner involvement in community service through Give Pulse.
Follows data-collection and reporting schedules, where established, and develop schedules as needed.
Student Equity, Leadership, and Community Support - 10%
Provides support for events and programming put on by Student Equity, Leadership, and Community such as New Student Orientation, Open Houses, and Campus Outreach events, as time allows.
Serves as a co-chair for New Student Orientation.
Creates documents (correspondence, operating procedures, training material) and reports (monthly and annual).
Other - 5%
Other duties as assigned.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
Program Specialty: Two (2) years' experience working with students in a higher education setting, such as providing and/or overseeing activities in advising, career counseling, financial aid, outreach, recruitment and/or retention.
Experience with MS Office Suite, including Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook.
Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of experience directly related to student services.
Experience with FileMaker Pro
Previous experience with Washington State University, or in higher education working with policies and procedures.
Experience with student activities in higher education.
Experience with event planning/programs for student organizations.
Monthly Salary: $2,999.00 FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary/Project:Permanent Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by 8/1/2021 at 11:59 p.m. Screening Begin Date: 8/02/2021 Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
1) Resume 2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.