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Center for Civic Engagement Coordinator Team

Application and Selection Process Timeline for the 2014-2015 Academic Year 

Apply online by reviewing the information below or Download Civic Engagment Coordinator Application Packet Here

  • Monday, March 17: Applications available online or in SLI information desk (149 Snell Hall)
  • Friday, April 18 : Completed applications due by 5:00 PM
  • April 21-May 2: Interviews
  • Monday, May 5: Position offer letters sent out through e-mail
  • Monday, May 12: Acceptance/Decline deadline
  • Monday, June 2: Deadline to sign-up for payroll

 

Center for Civic Engagement Overview:

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is part of Student Leadership & Involvement. The mission of the CCE is to facilitate students' connection to the community via meaningful service experiences that inspire positive change in local and global issues. In partnership with community-based organizations, the CCE is committed to providing service, advocacy, and philanthropy based learning opportunities and programs that allow students, faculty, and staff to meet diverse community needs and learn and reflect about their roles as active citizens. By fostering a campus culture that inspires community engagement, civic leadership, and social responsibility, the CCE aspires for all OSU students and alumni to serve as catalysts for creating more livable, just, and sustainable communities.

Center for Civic Engagement Student Staff:

We are looking to hire and fill four of our seven student staff positions for 2014–2015 academic year. The CCE student staff work closely with the Civic Engagement Graduate Assistants and the Assistant Director of SLI for Civic Engagement & Sustainability to offer meaningful community engagement opportunities to the campus community. Our student staff positions include positions with responsibilities focusing on community partnership development, campus programming, service project coordination, student volunteer recruitment, liaising with student organizations, the Greek community, and other campus offices and departments, and communications and marketing. The CCE is looking for responsible, open-minded, and motivated students who want to enrich the diverse campus community through support and mentoring of other students and outreach to the local community.  Compensation for CCE student staff positions starts at $9.60/hour. The Center for Civic Engagement Student Coordinator positions are available for the 2014–2015 academic year (September 11, 2014 to June 12, 2015). See Coordinator position descriptions for more information.

Application Process:

To apply for a Center for Civic Engagement student staff position, submit the following online or to the SLI Information Desk in Snell 149 by the application deadline, 5pm on April18, 2014:

  • Resume addressing your related work, service, volunteer, and/or leadership experience
  • Cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing your interest and fit for a student staff position with CCE
  • An essay (no more than 2 pages) addressing the following topics:
    • Describe why community service and/or civic engagement are important to you and why you think college students should engage in this type of work.
    • Describe your previous leadership, civic engagement, and/or community service experiences.
    • What are your strengths, and how do you believe these qualities will help you to successfully contribute to Student Leadership & Involvement/Center for Civic Engagement and students on the OSU campus? Give examples that illustrate your strengths.

Questions, contact Emily Bowling, Assistant Director, SLI - Civic Engagement & Sustainability
E-mail: emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu, telephone: 541.737.7673, office: Snell Hall #154
Or Center for Civic Engagement office, telephone: 541.737.3041, email: cce@oregonstate.edu, office: Snell Hall #158

 

Position Descriptions - Center for Civic Engagement 2014-15

Oregon State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.  We encourage those who are from traditionally underrepresented groups, including students who are of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Positions Overview

The CCE student staff are paraprofessionals who, individually and as a team, work closely with the Civic Engagement Graduate Assistants and the Assistant Director of SLI for Civic Engagement & Sustainability to offer meaningful community engagement opportunities to the campus community. Our student staff positions include positions with responsibilities focusing on community partnership development, campus programming, service project coordination, student volunteer recruitment, communications and marketing, liaising with student organizations, the Greek community, and other campus offices and departments. The CCE is looking for responsible, open-minded, and motivated students who want to enrich the diverse campus community through support and mentoring of other students and outreach to the local community. 

CCE Background

The CCE was recently renamed in September 2011 from the formerly student-run Community Service Center. The CCE is an emerging and growing program that is looking for student staff members who are excited about being part of building a new office and part of a movement to create a stronger culture of service on OSU’s campus.

Responsibilities Overview

The CCE student staff run many of the daily operations of the CCE program, which include but are not limited to recruitment of student volunteers and participants in CCE programming, meeting with students and conducting intake surveys with interested student volunteers, outreach and general promotion of CCE services and programs, coordinating and planning CCE programs and events, managing personal and office email accounts,  coordinating information, and scheduling meetings with student organization representatives, Greek chapter representatives, Residence Life representatives, and other interested campus constituencies, collecting needs and service opportunities via ongoing communication and meetings with community organizations, ordering supplies and managing office resources, and maintaining program records and website.

The CCE student staff will also help the Graduate Assistants and Assistant Director of SLI for Civic Engagement & Sustainability with program development, increasing campus awareness of CCE and its services, expanding CCE services and programs, and visioning for the future of CCE.

Positions Available

CCE student staff positions will be organized into community partnership coordinators (external, 2 positions), project and program coordinators (internal, 4 positions), and marketing and communications (1 position). Each external and internal coordinator will have a focus area or area of specialization that will be determined upon student staff interest and campus and community need.

 

Internal Coordinator

External Coordinator

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

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Internal Coordinator General Responsibilities

Partnership Development (Each Internal Coordinator will serve as a liaison to a specific set of campus partners)

  • Develop strong relationships with, do outreach, share information and resources, and make presentations to service-oriented and focused student organizations  
  • Develop relationships with, do outreach, share information and resources, and make presentations to service and philanthropy chairs within Greek chapters, InterFraternity Council, PanHellenic Council, Unified Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Develop strong connection with Resident Assistants, Resident Directors, and Residence Hall Association
  • Complete interest assessments with students and student organizations
  • Assist with maintaining existing and cultivate new campus partnerships with offices offering volunteer opportunities and civic education programming including but not limited to the cultural centers, resource centers, Healthy Campus Initiative, Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Human Services Resource Center, Student Sustainability Initiative, Campus Recycling, Pre-College Programs, etc.

Program/Event Planning and Management

  • Plan and execute service projects and educational programs based on community need and student interest
    • Coordinate room reservations, transportation, catering, marketing, and other  event planning elements as needed
    • Assist with creation of evaluation and assessment plans for major events
    • Events include but are not limited to Make A Difference Day, National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, MLK Day of Service, Civic Engagement Week, Earth Day, Wellness Week, Day of Caring, Alternative Break Trips, Craft N’ Care/Service-On-The –Go programs, and DOT (Do One Thing initiative)
  • Serve as project leads for service events
  • Plan and implement outreach events, information fairs, and recognition for student volunteers and groups

Campus Involvement

  • Contribute to the environment of care for the community by providing and creating opportunity for community dialogues, education about community need, and awareness of what it means to contribute positively to community
  • Assist new and returning students interested in increasing their involvement, specifically in service opportunities
  • Facilitate involvement and leadership development information to classes, residence halls, etc.
  • Support CCE through campus-wide involvement and leadership initiatives
  • Represent CCE through participation in \ campus information fairs and events and Connect Week events (Beaver Community day, Earth Day Community Fair, International Fair, INTO OSU Enrichment Days, etc.)
  • Represent SLI/CCE on campus-wide committees such as the MLK, Jr. Celebration Planning committee, MU Board, etc.

 

Information, Referral, and Administrative Tasks

  • Maintain and post weekly office hours
  • Serve as first point of contact for office walk-ins, phone calls, and inquiries to provide information and referrals regarding service opportunities
  • Maintain records of meetings with individual students and student groups
  • Assist with updating CCE website for upcoming programs and events
  • Maintain office databases of campus offices, student organizations, and individual student volunteers
  • Assist with program assessment and evaluation including tracking of office outcomes and impacts, services provided, and volunteer hours
  • Maintain individual and CCE office email account
  • Help promote CCE via posts on social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Perform other administrative and organizational tasks for CCE as needed

 

External Coordinator General Responsibilities

Partnership Development

  • Maintain existing and cultivate new community partnerships to identify current volunteer and philanthropic needs in areas including but not limited to environmental, hunger and poverty, youth development, health and wellness, equity and inclusion, art, and animal welfare
    • Communicate and meet with agencies regularly (phone and email based on community partner’s preference) to create up to date list of events, needs, and one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities appropriate for OSU students
    • Compile volunteer requirements and training information
    • Compile community resources and brochures to share with OSU community
    • Learn and gather information about pressing community issues locally and regionally
  • Complete needs assessments with community organizations
  • Maintain an average of meeting with one community organization per week

 Program/Event Planning and Management

  • Recruit service sites and manage service site logistics for CCE service events
  • Serve as project leads for service events
  • Support outreach events, information fairs, and recognition for student volunteers and groups

Campus Involvement

  • Contribute to the environment of care for the community by providing and creating opportunity for community dialogues, education about community need, and awareness of what it means to contribute positively to community
  • Assist new and returning students interested in increasing their involvement, specifically in service opportunities
  • Support CCE through campus-wide involvement and leadership initiatives
  • Represent CCE through participation in \ campus information fairs and events and Connect Week events (Beaver Community day, Earth Day Community Fair, International Fair, INTO OSU Enrichment Days, etc.)

Information, Referral, and Administrative Tasks

  • Maintain and post weekly office hours
  • Serve as first point of contact for office walk-ins, phone calls, and inquiries to provide information and referrals regarding service opportunities
  • Update service binder and service, philanthropy, activism activities weekly on CCE website
  • Compile new service opportunities into a reader friendly format for weekly distribution  in the CCE newsletter in collaboration with the Communications & Marketing Coordinator
  • Maintain records of meetings with individual students and community organizations
  • Maintain office database of information about community agencies and partnerships
  • Assist with program assessment and evaluation including tracking of office outcomes and impacts, services provided, and volunteer hours
  • Maintain individual and CCE office email account
  • Help promote CCE via posts on social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Perform other administrative and organizational tasks for CCE as needed

Communications & Marketing Coordinator General Responsibilities

Partnership Development

  • Communicate and collaborate with all CCE coordinators to collect marketing and outreach information
  • Collaborate with Kent Sumner and MU Marketing for graphic design work for large CCE events

Program/Event Planning and Management

  • Serve as project leads for service events
  • Plan and implement outreach events, information fairs, and recognition for student volunteers and groups
  • Manage and update the DOT (Do One Thing) CCE visibility campaign through campus promotion, reminders to participants, and collecting DOT updates

Campus Involvement

  • Contribute to the environment of care for the community by providing and creating opportunity for community dialogues, education about community need, and awareness of what it means to contribute positively to community
  • Assist new and returning students interested in increasing their involvement, specifically in service opportunities
  • Support CCE through campus-wide involvement and leadership initiatives
  • Represent CCE through participation in campus information fairs and events and Connect Week events (Beaver Community day, Earth Day Community Fair, International Fair, INTO OSU Enrichment Days, etc.)
  • Represent SLI/CCE on committees such as the MLK, Jr. Celebration Planning committee, MU Board, SLI Storytelling Committee, etc.

Information, Referral, and Administrative Tasks

  • Maintain and post weekly office hours
  • Coordinate and maintain communications and marketing outlets for CCE to reflect current and up to date information on CCE events and opportunities, including but not limited to:
    • Weekly newsletter
      • About 30% of weekly hours will involve the creation of the weekly newsletter with a menu of updated service opportunities, community events, job/internships etc.
      • Update CCE website weekly with current version of CCE newsletter
    • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
    • Website
    • CCE calendar
    • Listserve
    • CCE presentations/Powerpoints for use in class chats
    • Tabling activity planning and execution (with support from all CCE coordinators)
  • Create and update a general marketing outreach plan for CCE including exploring new avenues and methods for advertising CCE events and services and increasing CCE visibility on campus and in the local community
  • Serve as a liaison with MU Design Studio for poster and other design work as needed for CCE post cards, swag, banners, event posters, and other marketing materials
  • Lead in creating in-house designs for CCE events using InDesign, Illustrator, or Publisher
  • Create and update the social media protocol and plan for the CCE
  • Promote CCE via posts on social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Lead development of YouTube videos highlighting service reflections by OSU students, impacts of service in the community, and community needs, as time permits
  • Update CCE event and program pages with photographs and updated information annually
  • Serve as first point of contact for office walk-ins, phone calls, and inquiries to provide information and referrals regarding service opportunities
  • Assist with program assessment and evaluation including tracking of office outcomes and impacts, services provided, and volunteer hours
  • Maintain individual and CCE office email account
  • Perform other administrative and organizational tasks for CCE as needed

 

CCE Student Staff Commitments:

  • Hired for 2014–2015 academic year with the expectation of employment during fall, winter, and spring terms. Some summer employment may be available.
  • Term of employment is September 11, 2014 through June 12, 2015
  • Expected to work an average of 10-12 hours each week with some scheduled office hours and some flexible program hours. Hours may exceed 12 hours/week during weeks with large-scale programs
  • Work evening and weekend hours, as required, to implement effective programming and outreach (service projects typically take place in the evening and on Saturdays)
  • Required to attend weekly team staff meetings, staff retreats, staff professional development sessions, individual supervisory meetings
  • Required to fully participate in SLI Student Staff Fall Training (September 11-26, 2014, a total of about 80 hours of training)
  • Strongly encouraged to attend other leadership and social justice training opportunities when possible

 

 

Qualifications for all CCE Student Staff Positions:

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for community service, community betterment, and social justice
  • Demonstration of a strong customer service orientation with an approachable and friendly demeanor
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to traditionally underrepresented students (including, but not limited to, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American, African, African-American, Chican@, Hispanic, Latin@, Native American, Alaskan Native,  LGBTQ+ students, differently-abled students, students with various spiritual/religious beliefs and political affiliations, et cetera)
  • Demonstrated ability to shift one’s approach when working with a variety of organizations and people form diverse cultures, communication styles, histories, and team structures
  • Demonstrated ability in effective verbal, written communication, and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication, relationship building, collaboration, and people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work with attention to detail, manage time, and follow through on tasks in a self-directed environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills and ability to find answers to problems creatively and resourcefully
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to balance professional and personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, adaptable, and provide feedback in program implementation and evolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard PC (personal computer) programs, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), desktop publishing, and/or website maintenance
  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits
  • Must be in good academic standing for the term prior to selection and during entire period of employment
  • Must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduates) and be in good academic standing


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with community service programs and/or working with or managing volunteers
  • Experience in social justice or diversity work and/or working with diverse populations
  • Experience working with community agencies and non-profit organizations as a volunteer or paid staff
  • Experience with facilitating reflection or discussion
  • Experience with tabling and student recruitment/outreach
  • Experience with partnership development and collaborations
  • Knowledge of or experience with event and program planning
  • Prior involvement in leadership activities, student organizations, event planning, community service and/or outreach activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of campus cultures, departments, and other resources relevant to service-learning and civic engagement
  • Experience with advertising, marketing, or outreach for projects or organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with graphic design, photography, video, social media, website management, or multimedia
  • Willingness and ability to drive a college-owned 12-passenger van

 

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Student Leadership & Involvement
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Corvallis Oregon 97331
541.737.2101
sli@oregonstate.edu

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