Coordinator of Civic Engagement
Applications are being accepted for the position of Coordinator of Civic Engagement. This 10-month, full-time position is responsible for coordinating a civic engagement program that offers educational and developmental opportunities for students through direct service, community advocacy, social activism, and public scholarship. This position will supervise seven part-time student employees and the Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program. In addition, this position will oversee all marketing-related materials and activities, provide leadership to the Civic Engagement Committee, assist with recruitment and placement of students with internships and Cornell Fellowships related to civic engagement, and provide guidance to civic engagement themed student projects and organizations. This position will manage budgets, including reconciliation of income and expenses. There is a potential opportunity to participate in the Student Affairs on-call duty rotation in exchange for an on-campus apartment. Some evening and weekend hours required; must locate in the Mt. Vernon area. The coordinator will report directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,200 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time (OCAAT) curriculum. OCAAT offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in Colleges That Change Lives, was identified by The New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.”
Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s required. Three years of experience with service, advocacy, programming events, leadership or non-profit organization leadership preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to:
Vickie Farmer, Director of Human Resources
Email (preferred): email@example.com
Mail: Cornell College
Attn: Human Resources
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.