FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING
TEN (10) MONTH POSITION
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Campus Ministry
REPORTS TO: Shoval Center Director
JOB FUNCTION: The Community Outreach and Social Justice Programs Coordinator collaborates to foster community service experiences and promote awareness of social justice issues.
I. Special Events
a. Coordinate CitySERVE orientation service project for all first-year students.
b. Develop and implement a Volunteer Fair for all students at beginning of fall semester (September).
c. Organize King’s “Hunger for Justice Week” as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November).
1. Arrange week-long series of educational and volunteer events to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness. (Past events have included presentations and discussions led by outside agencies; hunger banquets; voluntary student fasts to raise money for charity; “Weigh the Waste” event to monitor and reduce waste in the dining hall; the “60-Hour Homeless Solidarity Experience”; voluntary opportunities with area nonprofits; educational displays, and films and other media presentations.)
2. Advertise and recruit student volunteers through King’s outlets and social media; host sign-up tables on campus prior to event.
d. One-Day Volunteer Opportunities
II. Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities and Placements
a. Campus-Wide Service Opportunities
b. Individual Student Volunteering
c. Community Relations and Volunteering
d. Student Clubs, Organizations, and Residence Life
e. Shuttle Driver
III. Social Justice Programs
a. Develop and implement programs and events for students to become further aware of social, economic and political issues of justice (e.g. poverty, immigration, the environment, etc.).
1. Coordinate on-campus discussion groups/roundtables in response to pressing social issues and events.
2. Facilitate education/awareness events and presentations such as movies/documentaries, campus displays, and/or webinars, etc.
3. Arrange for periodic speakers from regional nonprofits, government agencies, or universities on current social justice issues.
b. Coordinate volunteer events for student engagement in social justice issues
1. Develop King’s service opportunities for students to work directly with those affected by specific social justice issues.
2. Help promote similar volunteer events coordinated by outside agencies and/or other universities.
c. Facilitate student advocacy as demonstrated by student interest
1. Advise and assist students when interested in civic engagement practices such as petitioning, calling or e-mailing elected representatives.
2. Advise and assist students when interested in holding events to raise campus or public awareness of social justice issues.
d. Assist in existing programming surrounding immigration and interfaith dialogue, including:
1. Interfaith Fast-a-Thon and Dinner
2. “Refugees Seeking Safety” Simulation Event
e. Promote campus awareness and engagement in the Catholic Social Tradition, either as part or separate from programming above.
1. Promote campus awareness of the Catholic Social Tradition (CST), including church teaching and the positions of present-day organizations/movements inspired by CST.
2. Engage students with Catholic and interreligious groups involved in campaigns to aid victims of social injustice, either through direct action or advocacy.
3. Foster involvement in CST through other means such as theological reflections and writings; social media and websites; movies and documentaries; art and literature.
IV. Shared Shoval Center Activities
a. Participate as able in the following activities with the rest of the Shoval staff:
1. SERVE alternative break service trips
2. Hospitality events such as Midnight Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate & Cookies Night, Shoval Center Cookout
3. Student Interest Fair and Wellness Fair
4. Speaking to FYE classes about opportunities to volunteer in the community
5. Assisting Shoval director with placement of individuals and groups in FYE service opportunities
6. Maintenance of Shoval website, social media outlets, and brochures
7. Advertising of Shoval events and programs
8. Weekly staff meetings
1. Accepts other duties as the Shoval Center continues to evolve.
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
1. B.A.; Master’s Degree in related field preferable but not required.
2. Minimum of 2 years-experience in a higher education or related setting with student development.
3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate within an academic setting and development of community service programs and/or non-profit leadership.
4. Working familiarity with local nonprofits and agencies; conversant with social justice issues and the Catholic Social Tradition.
5. Budget management and grant writing experience.
6. Excellent communications and public relations skills.
7. Driver’s License
WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical office working conditions. Some evening and weekends required.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION.