Schedule: 8 am - 6:30 pm Mon - Fri; current schedule is hybrid, subject to change (3 days employee will work remotely, 2 days in-person)
POSITION SUMMARY The Specialist for Civic Engagement in Student Engagement & Inclusion (SEI) will assist in developing and implementing a new Civic Engagement Plan. The Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion and contributes to an office culture that prioritizes student learning, engagement, recruitment, and retention at Columbus State.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Civic Engagement Works closely with office leadership to develop and implement a civic engagement plan that provides opportunities for students to learn about and get engaged in their local community. Responsibilities include strategic planning, developing partnerships, facilitating training, providing virtual & in-person communication, recruiting, marketing, and assessment. Supports and empowers students to engage in community service, political processes, co-curricular pathways, & inclusive leadership opportunities. Connects students to appropriate resources and engagement opportunities in the office, college, or community.
Student Employee Mentorship Serves as a mentor to student employees. Assists SEI leadership in assigning and delegating tasks, provides guidance and support, and works with departmental leadership to resolve conflicts, and contributes to the professional development of student employees. Develops relationships with campus and community partners to expand student access to new opportunities, resources, and support networks.
Clerical Various clerical tasks, including maintaining proper program records updating spreadsheets, forms, event flyers, etc. Assists in updating communication through internal systems and collaboration with Marketing. Ensures compliance with institutional policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of student records and other confidential information.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and community members.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity while engaging student employees and assisting in their development, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners. Attends all required meetings and training.
Knowledge of: student development and learning outcomes; student support programs and services; community college student needs; basic marketing principles; student code of conduct and employment expectations
Skill in: problem-solving; public speaking; program and event planning; evaluation and assessment; verbal and written communications; establishing priorities; outstanding interpersonal and community and human relations skills; communicating effectively within a diverse community
Ability to: support and work with diverse identities; coordinate multiple activities and projects at the same time; communicate effectively; demonstrate flexibility; be proactive, plan and evaluate; react calmly and effectively in emergency situations; exercise sound judgment in appraising difficult situations and in making appropriate decisions and judgment; develop and maintain good working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts, and the general public; analytical and student-centered; understand and implement detailed standards and requirements; facilitate meetings; maintain confidential and sensitive information
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into a computer. The employee will regularly sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person, by telephone, and utilizing virtual tools such as Microsoft Teams. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts or exerts a force of up to 25 pounds when moving boxes, literature, and other materials.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Associate degree with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of college or relatable professional experience with a preferred focus on or understanding of student affairs. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). *An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.