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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).
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty and community partners.
Manage communications such as the CCCE faculty newsletter.
Supervise and coach a cohort of student staff in collaboration with the Associate Director.
Support the development of educational resources such as discussion prompts about social change.
Manage data collection processes.
Develop and manage funding request processes.
Assist the staff in arranging collaborative meetings and implementing workshop logistics.
Plan and coordinate travel.
Work collaboratively with CCCE staff to implement other center programming and operations.
Describe Supervision Received and Exercised:
Is supervised by the Associate Director for Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship
Supervises approximately 3-5 academic civic engagement student fellows with support from Associate Director
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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.
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.
The starting wage for this role is $20.00/hr. 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.
What else Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a Health Savings Account with college contribution, paid parental leave, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, a generous paid time off as well as access too 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.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.