Academic Civic Engagement & Scholarship Coordinator

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Department: Community and Civic Engagement
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Community and Civic Engagement

Pay Classification: Non-Exempt (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year: 10 Months
Hours per week: 40
Position FTE: 0.83
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt - Grade 8
Start Date: 08/16/2021

The Academic Civic Engagement & Scholarship (ACES) Coordinator is part of the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE). The coordinator supports Carleton faculty and community partners who are collaborating to address social issues through classes and research. 

The Coordinator will work with the Associate Director to handle the day-to-day operations of Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) classes and research projects and develop new tools to support them. This position is focused on coordinating communication with faculty and community partners, guiding a cohort of student staff, keeping projects organized, creating new educational resources, and telling stories about how these collaborations make a difference.  

Application review will be taking place the week of June 1, 2021. Applications received prior to this date will receive priority consideration. 

About the Center for Community and Civic Engagement: 

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE — pronounced “trip-see-ee”)  is a hub for real-world learning and action that contributes to more just, thriving, and sustainable communities. We support reciprocal community-campus collaborations that address community priorities and are attentive to equity, power, and positionality.

Our work includes Academic Civic Engagement courses, student-led community initiatives, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, community-based work study jobs, and more. Our student-led focal issue areas include Food and Environmental Justice, Educational Equity, Health and Belonging, and Peace, Conflict & Democracy.

Civic learning and community engagement are a key part of the Carleton experience. 63% of seniors say they’ve applied their academic learning through an assignment in the community. Outside of the classroom, 59% have volunteered in the community and 30% participate in politics beyond voting (Enrolled Student Survey, 2019).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with two years of relevant experience. (Experience can be paid work, volunteer work, full-time, part-time, or a combination of these.)

  • Experience managing and organizing projects in an office environment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A commitment to the CCCE mission 

  • A commitment to fostering welcoming, affirming spaces inclusive of people with a wide range of identities and experiences. 

  • Familiarity with college and university work environments 

  • Knowledge of community engagement, civic engagement, equity work

  • Professional writing and communications experience

  • Experience or willingness to learn new software including google products: Gmail and google calendar, Google Docs

Competencies that will be helpful in this position:

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task with many interruptions, complete tasks on schedule, and adapt to changing work situations. 

  • Ability to work independently as well as in close collaboration with a team.

A full job description for the Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship Coordinator role can be viewed by clicking here:  Academic Civic Engagement 2021-2022

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an non-exempt level position.  The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, paid parental leave, a generous paid time off, as well as access too many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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