The Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement at University of Puget Sound invites applications for a Program Coordinator to join the team! This 0.4 FTE, temporary, 10.5-month, paraprofessional position (19 hours per week, July 16-May 31) works with the senior staff of the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE) in assisting with identity-based student organization support; staffing and supporting programs; and, helping to lead small groups, courses, and workshops related to intercultural and interfaith content at the university. They would also be available on a limited basis for some evenings and weekends to assist with CICE's mission of supporting student involvement in off-campus intercultural and social justice work in Tacoma and the surrounding areas. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Course Development and Co-Facilitation
Co-facilitate CICE fall semester workshop team with Asst. Dir. for Civic Engagement, Director of Intercultural Engagement, and Workshop Team student staff coordinator to help students learn about and develop peer-to-peer educational workshops engaging social justice topics.
Prepare and facilitate the lecture and course discussion for Civic Engagement Pathway course once every 3 weeks.
Develop, implement, and complete an annual project (to be chosen in consultation with the permanent staff) meant to further the integration of CICE-related programs and resources into the on-campus residential experience.
Provide additional evening and weekend support and programming with both specific CICE-related communities and in supporting CICE student-led workshops for general residential or other communities.
Other duties as needed.
Professional Staff Meetings
Attend biweekly 1-1 and joint meetings with the Director for Intercultural Engagement and Assistant Director for Civic Engagement & Spiritual Life; weekly 1-1 meetings with Office of Intercultural Engagement team; bimonthly meetings with CICE professional staff; monthly Division of Student Affairs (DSA) meetings.
This is a 19 hrs/week position. The anticipated breakdown of hours are as follows:
5 hours of co-facilitation for weekly fall semester CICE workshop team (weekly, 1.5 hrs) meetings and Civic Engagement Pathway Course (twice a week, 1.5 hrs); 10 hours of course preparation; 4 hours of meetings
Schedule of in-office presence is Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm (15 hrs) with 4 floating hours for programs, events, and/or remote work
Serve as a mentor to select student leaders as coordinated through CICE leadership.
Co-supervise student staff (e.g. Civic Engagement Pathway Course TA and CICE Workshop Team Coordinator) working on the intersections of intercultural work and civic engagement.
Work with other staff to provide need-based advocacy related to students' social identities.
Budget Responsibilities The Program Coordinator will not have direct management of budgetary resources. Support will be provided through the various CICE operating budgets. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree required.
Experience as a student leader in student affairs preferred.
Demonstrate foundational knowledge and capacity to engage intercultural issues and social justice, including awareness of their own identities and how they interface with the populations they work with.
Experience working with social justice, diversity and inclusion, interfaith programs, and/or civic engagement efforts and community organizations.
Experience creating and facilitating programs and educational conversations required.
Experience leading students required.
High level of comfort and openness to work with students, campus, and community partners of a fully inclusive range of identities, especially including race, ethnicity, disability, nationality, documentation status, religious/spiritual identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity/expression.
A strong commitment to collaboration; ability to work on a team and independently.
Interest in personal and professional growth through student affairs within a social justice framework.
Skill in creating publicity and event communication highly desirable.
A positive attitude and willingness to perform assigned duties with excellence and enthusiasm.
Dependable, punctual, and committed to timely communication and follow-through related to job duties.
Attention to detail.
Self-motivated work ethic & a desire to proactively engage students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
Creative, innovative, and organized.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (via telephone, email, and/or in-person). Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively in a timely and considerate manner, and be comfortable building professional relationships.
May require the use/operation of personal, rented, or university vehicle to conduct university business.
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position is not eligible for benefits. Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than May 10, 2019 to ensure consideration. Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. Diversity Statement:
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/ The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
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