Position Summary: This position supports the Center's goal of purposeful community partnerships. The incumbent will work with the Pace Center to strengthen the intersection of campus and community. Specifically, this position will:- Identify strategic relationships with community members who have expertise in a specific social issue or population and a connection to the overall goals of the community. Community encompasses governmental, non-profit, religious and a diverse community of individual experiences and backgrounds. - Identify and develop resources for community partners to provide substantive ways for students to contribute to the mission of the organization and the students' learning goals.This is a .75, 3-month position with preference for August, September, October 2017.
Essential Qualifications: Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will develop programs, projects and resources to build the capacity of community partners to support student learning from service. The expectation is for deliverables in the form of tools and/or processes that reflect best practices in building community partner capacity across all Pace programs. Specifically: - In August: Develop a section and/or modules based on the current Field Guide to Service that community partners can use with students to support their learning. - In September: Present and facilitate feedback on any product deliverables to Pace Center students in leadership positions. The incumbent will identify and cultivate relationships with the goal of defining a purposeful and meaningful community partnership. Specifically, the incumbent will:-Convene community stakeholders to understand community goals, needs, opportunities and challenges.-Identify and connect with relevant campus resources who can support community goals.-Meet with student leaders to convey the value and characteristics of a robust community partnership.The incumbent will support the Center's broad definition of service. Specifically, the incumbent will:- Participate in the Center's staff working groups focused on community, inclusivity, learning and training.- Identify connections between direct service and advocacy, activism and organizing. - Propose approaches for how community partners can support diversity and inclusion.Essential Qualifications- 4 to 6 years of relevant experience- Bachelor's degree- Experience working with community-focused programs with students involved- Experience working with diverse groups to ensure access and inclusivity - Ability to develop and maintain relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time- Ability to work independently- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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