Davidson College has an opening for the position of Program Coordinator. This is a salaried staff position in the Division of Student Life. The position is funded through June 30, 2018.
The Coordinator is a professional staff member within the Center for Civic Engagement. The coordinator coordinates and implements various major programs and events within the Center for Civic Engagement and advises service related student organizations including maintaining sustained partnerships with nonprofit partners. Still further, this person coordinates the Centers semi-annual granting processes including hosting regular grant-writing workshops and cultivating relationships with Center donors. This person assists with the development and delivery of Bonner Scholars workshops and events that happen on a weekly basis. Furthermore, the Fellow is the primary point person for Center publicity, communication and social media.
Plan and implement the center’s annual campus-wide events including: the Orientation Community Project (communicate with incoming students, recruit and train community volunteers, develop facts and presentation, event logistics), Celebration of Service (collect nominations, develop award citations, event logistics), Coordinate the Service Saturday program (monthly local service projects).
Coordinate the Summer Service Odyssey pre-orientation program including the recruitment, hiring and training of student trip leaders; recruitment and registration of participants and program assessment. Support and advise trip leaders on logistics, service projects, and reflection activities
Support the Center Director with the office’s semi-annual granting process from start to finish including publicity, information session, and award deliberation. Manage annual Projects for Peace Granting process. Coordinate annual donor dinner and develop annual reflection publication related to the event.
Maintain consistent messaging for the Center for Civic Engagement across social media, as well as some program publicity. Update social media feeds (e.g., Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) multiple times each week to cover a broad range of issue and programmatic areas. Research related topics to be shared and initiative conversations with CCE staff about how to highlight their programs. Take and archive program photographs. Compile and distribute a weekly e-newsletter or service opportunities. Help to update the CCE website
Advise service-based student organizations within the Civic Engagement Council (CEC) and sustain relationships with related nonprofit organizations. Collect data from student groups for Center for Civic Engagement annual report. Develop and deliver workshops for the annual Service Leaders Institute.
Assist the Director of Bonner Scholars with program and curriculum development as needed. Facilitate Bonner class meetings as needed. May participate on the first year service trip during Spring Break
In and out of office environment. Some evening and weekend commitments required
Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or similar field preferred.
1-3 years’ experience in a higher education or related setting that focuses on civic engagement and/or leadership programming.
Successful candidates must possess an appreciation for the liberal arts, the ability to work independently, and excellent communication skills. Candidates should also be detail-oriented, problem solvers, and creative.
Strong computer skills required, especially in the areas of word processing, publishing, and database management. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign appreciated.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 10, 2017. All applicants interested in being considered should submit an application at http://employment.davidson.edu Please attach a resume and cover letter to the application.
Compensation includes a competitive salary with full benefits.
POSITION START DATE:
Mid-end of August
Director of Community Service & Bonner Scholars
Founded by Presbyterians in 1837, Davidson College is ranked among America’s strongest and most highly selective private, coeducational, liberal arts colleges. The campus is 665 acres with 124 buildings (18 residence halls), plus 110 acres on Lake Norman offering water sports. Currently, there are 1950 students working towards a Davidson degree. About 21% of students are from North Carolina and an additional 26% are from the Southeast. 25% are students of color and 6% are international. Davidson College features a traditional liberal arts curriculum with 26 majors. The average SAT score of about 1350, and the four year graduation rate is 90%, and first-year retention rate is approximately 95%. Davidson offers nearly 200 student organizations on campus providing opportunities, needs, and outlets for a variety of issues, topics, and initiatives. About 45% of Davidson students are affiliated with a fraternity or a woman’s eating house and approximately 75% of students study abroad during their time at Davidson. The Davidson College athletic program supports 21 NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and an extensive intramural and club program. Approximately 26% of students are varsity athletes. Other identifying characteristics of the College are the strong freshman year residence hall experience program, the extensive Junior Year Abroad program, campus-wide commitment to civic engagement, need-blind admission policy where all demonstrated need is met by grants rather than loans, and the pervasive Honor Code.
THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA:
Davidson College is located 19 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina (nation’s second largest financial center) on Lake Norman. The town has a small-town atmosphere with large town/city access just a few minutes’ drive. The area is very accessible to nearby attractions including the Blue Ridge Mountains (3 hour drive) and the Atlantic Ocean (4-hour drive).
Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.
Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage.