CORNELL COLLEGE

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Social Justice Program Community Coordinator            OFFICE: Civic Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Student Life                                                         DIVISION: Student Affairs

REPORTS TO: Director of Civic Engagement                               TERM: Academic year

WAGE: $8.25 per hour

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work with local community partners, such as Waypoint and Willis Dady, to navigate social justice issues on campus and in the local community.
  2. Coordinate Willis Dady overnight shift volunteers every Wednesday night; committed to staying overnight on occasion if need be. 
  3. Coordinate attendees for Justice for our Neighbors, a monthly immigration clinic in Cedar Rapids.
  4. Serve as the CEO Representative for social justice initiatives involving community partners and campus groups. 
  5. Coordinate service opportunities for students interested in addressing issues of poverty and social justice.
  6. Serve as a liaison between the Civic Engagement Office, local non-profits, community programs, and local government officials addressing issues of poverty and social justice.  
  7. Attend blockly staff meetings
  8. Meet with the Director of Civic Engagement and/or the full-time ICAP member one-on-one 1-2 times each block
  9. Coordinate activities with other members of the staff and work as a team to achieve the goals of the Office of Civic Engagement
  10. Assist with other projects and duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Interest in service and in coordination of service programs; positive attitude; willingness to be flexible and to adapt to change quickly; strong written and oral communication skills; basic computer skills. 

EXPECTATIONS:

You will have a $1000/year college work-study award with the Civic Engagement Office. This position requires a federal work study award. This will allow for 5-6 work hours each week of the block. The Coordinator is encouraged to check in at the office regularly and is expected to work at least two hours in the office each week during the first three weeks of the block. A professional attitude, appearance and demeanor must be maintained when in the office. Confidentiality is expected in all matters containing sensitive information.

Beyond the specifically detailed description of duties, the coordinator is asked to work on basic office tasks, including running errands, copying, typing, and cleaning areas.