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Job Summary

Provide leadership for civic and democratic engagement programs, services and activities that integrate the University’s Metropolitan Vision and recent Carnegie Foundation Classification for Civic Engagement into practice, utilizing a social change framework. The ideal candidate will expand campus and community partnerships to create a campus ethos for civic engagement, enhance civic engagement initiatives, increase community impact and build programming to support and credential students interested in non-profit careers as well as develop competencies for the workplace. The Coordinator for Civic Engagement will also empower a team of student leaders to develop, implement and evaluate a portfolio of robust and fresh civic engagement opportunities and offerings.

Responsibilities*

  • Develop, coordinate, and promote co-curricular and out-of-class programming to increase the number and quality  of civic engagement and service-learning opportunities that students have both on and off the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.
  • Empanel and support a board of student leaders to develop the offerings that help students understand their civic identity and skills for and in a democracy.
  • Manage with a collaborative team all direct service programs including, but not limited to:
    • First Saturdays Days of Service
    • Annual Service Days
    • Community Commitment Day
  • Develop, coordinate, and promote Alternative Break programs (ASB).
  • Work individually as well as in conjunction with the Office of Metropolitan Impact to expand community partnerships that enhance community engagement and implement programs that increase the impact that students have on the Metropolitan Detroit area.
  • Conduct outreach and partner with staff and faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses and departments/colleges such as Poverty Simulations, OxFam Dinners, SOUP Dearborn, and SEED.
  • Collaborate and provide support to faculty engaged in Academic Service Learning courses
  • Develop and implement an ongoing two-year leadership program for students interested in civic engagement, service-learning, and non-profit careers.
  • Manage and support the student team to deliver day to day operations, policies and procedures of the Student Food Pantry, leadership programs, and civic engagement programs.
  • Partner closely with external agencies for service/community-related endeavors.
  • Manage UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry, including attending conferences related to college student food pantries.
  • Manage budgets for student food pantry and civic engagement programs.
  • Establish and develop fundraising opportunities for the Student Food Pantry and for students participating in Alternative Break Programs, among others.
  • Collaborate and partner within OSE, academic units and student organizations in event programming. Also collaborate with state, regional and national organizations which share this mission such as the Campus Compact.
  • Contribute actively and collaboratively towards the OSE mission, goals and priorities as a member of the OSE team.
  • Represent OSE at various community and/or university committees and task forces, promoting existing and new opportunities and/or policies. Seek out opportunities for collaboration and maintain working partnerships, both within and outside of the university.
  • Continuously expand knowledge of higher education programs, trends and issues through research.
  • Create and establish learning outcomes for programs and initiatives based on CAS Standards and in alignment with EMSL Assessment protocols. Utilize reflection and other strategies for student learning.
  • Develop effective assessment measures to create and evaluate learning outcomes, community impact, and other desired metrics for engagement.
  • Supervise OSE student employees, student leaders and volunteers.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Contribute to an inclusive campus and community environment.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree is required, or combination of education and experience, as well as experience working in a non-profit organization or in civic engagement programs in higher education. Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Leadership, or other related field is preferred. Qualified candidates will have a strong student development/learning orientation and will be able to create a warm and welcoming collegiate environment. A highly qualified candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrated cultural competencies and ability to work within and contribute to a diverse campus community.

Additional Information

For more information please contact Gregory Peoples (gregpeop@umich.edu) or Glenna Frank Miller (glennafm@umich.edu), Interim Co-Directors of the Office for Student Engagement, 313-593-5390.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed Office of Institutional Equity, 4901 Evergreen Road, Suite 1020, Administrative Services Building, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1491, (313) 593-5190. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.