Manager of Student Development Programs

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

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE: 1.0
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 10

Position Overview:

The Carleton College Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)’s Manager of Student Development Programs develops and facilitates co-curricular student preparation, support, and critical reflection related to its community and civic engagement programs. This position manages the Community-Based Work Study program; student fellows recruitment, hiring, training, and development; program director training; the alternative spring break program; and supervision of issue-focused CCCE-fellows cohorts. The manager currently supervises the Education Equity cohort and the Peace, Conflict, and Democracy cohort. The manager is responsible for effective collaboration with a wide range of community partners and on-campus departments.

The Manager of Student Development Programs works as part of the 6-person CCCE professional staff team under the leadership of the director. This position supervises the 5th Year Education Associate and a subset of student fellows. The CCCE is committed to building civic agency across our programs and operations, and the manager looks to all collaborators, including faculty, students, and community partners, as active agents in shaping the CCCE’s work.

Department Overview:

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is a hub for:

  • Experiential learning that contributes to more just, thriving, and sustainable communities;
  • Reciprocal community-campus partnerships that advance shared priorities; and
  • Building civic agency and practicing collaboration that is attentive to racial equity, power, and positionality.

What We Do: 

We support Academic Civic Engagement courses, student-led community initiatives, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, community-based work study jobs, faculty public scholarship, and more. Our focal issue areas include food and environmental justice, educational equity, health & belonging, and peace, conflict & democracy.

More about Carleton's Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities: 

  • Direct CCCE student development programs including fellows, alternative breaks, community-based programs led by student program directors, and community-based work study with support from staff team and 5th Year Program Associate.
  • Serve as team lead for student-facing programs, serving in a project management role that will involve convening and organizing professional staff and student workers. For example, community-based work study responsibilities include coordination with 5th Year Program Associate and CCCE Operations Coordinator.
  • Develop & facilitate student community engagement preparation, reflection, and experience integration programming.
  • Make operational decisions regarding student leadership programs and lead a team of peer colleagues to implement student-facing programs.
  • Apply student development theory and civic learning models to build student civic agency through CCCE programs.
  • Develop and cultivate student leadership structures within the CCCE.
  • Provide coaching for fellows, break fellows, alternative break participants, program directors, motivating students and gaining their cooperation across a range of center programs. This work requires independent ethical decision making and discretion with significant implications for students and community partners.
  • Facilitate CCCE internal community building. Foster trusting relationships, humility, curiosity, and civic action with and among student program participants related to complex social issues.
  • Manage risk associated with student community engagement through a focus on ethical practice and creation of policies that support the safety, well-being and positive impact of our programs on Carleton students and community partner organizations.
  • In partnership with CCCE Director, develop strategies to assess student civic agency development through CCCE programs. Analyze data, weigh options, and execute complex decisions including multiple stakeholders.
  • Liaise to student-facing campus partners.
  • Collaborate with CCCE Director on relevant program budgets and grants.
  • Collaborate with CCCE staff team to help implement center-wide operations and programs as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree (bachelor's degree) and more than 5 years of related experience.
  • Experience supervising students and a demonstrated commitment to social change work via community and civic engagement and a commitment to student success, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, including sensitivity to interpersonal dynamics and capacity to build trust among students engaged in sensitive and complex social issues.
  • Skills in student development program design and implementation, including experience creating goals, developing, and assessing programs in which significant discretion is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree and/or additional experience preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the end of day Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

A strong internal candidate has been identified. 

Salary and Benefits:

This is an 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, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is a 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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