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Leadership and Service Coordinator–Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development

Position: Full-time
Date posted: May 14, 2020

The Leadership and Service Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development will report to the Director of Community Engagement & Leadership Development. The coordinator will work closely with faculty, community partners, students, and other interested individuals to develop and maintain community engagement and leadership opportunities on campus and in the community. The coordinator will be primarily responsible for the WE LEAD peer leadership council; logistics and event coordination; and support of the Wesleyan Service Scholars program.  In addition, the position will actively provide opportunities for the Wesleyan community to be involved in leadership programming and service opportunities. A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position with one-three years relevant work experience preferred.  The Coordinator’s hours must be flexible with some evening and weekend hours expected in order to perform the duties of the position.

Duties include:

  • Managing and expanding more than 20 community partner relationships by communicating regularly about community needs, organization capacity needs, and student needs
  • Developing new community partner site placements through outreach and network expansion
  • Supporting the Wesleyan Service Scholars (WSS) program by advising students, placing students in the community, ensuring students meet scholarship requirements, organizing first-year spring semester student meetings, and interviewing potential students for the program
  • Reinforcing recruitment efforts to affinity groups in the region in cooperation with Admissions for the Wesleyan Service Scholars program
  • Overseeing and coordinating the WE LEAD peer leadership council teams through team consultations, logistics support, facilitating team evaluations, advising students through individual check-in meetings, recruitment, orientations/retreats, and programming
  • Engaging with athletic teams and student athletes through the Reach Out and Respond (ROAR) program by coordinating community engagement opportunities
  • Advertising positions, communicating with community partners, collecting time records, and placing students in community-based work study positions
  • Supporting assessment procedures for CCE programs through data entry and program analysis
  • Coordinating and supporting annual service events on campus, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Social Justice Week, Upshur County Children’s Festival, Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods, and others as needed
  • Offering workshops and training sessions relevant to community engagement and leadership development to other campus departments
  • Managing service and community engagement opportunities through calendar and marketing support
  • Writing stories for monthly CCE newsletters and other communications for dissemination to a broad audience of alumni & friends

 

It is imperative that the candidate possesses:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, experience with diverse audiences preferred
  • Commitment to self-improvement and producing quality work
  • Time management and task prioritization
  • Initiative and internal motivation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic social media platforms

 

Preferred candidate qualities and skills include:

  • Analytical and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Leadership development knowledge and programming experience
  • Project management experience
  • Program evaluation and assessment experience
  • Coaching with an emphasis on holistic student wellness

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three references to wvwcjobapp@wvwc.edu.  On the subject of the email, please enter:  ##5## – Leadership and Service Coordinator.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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