JOB TITLE: Lunch Buddies Program Coordinator                 OFFICE: Civic Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Student Life                                                            DIVISION: Student Affairs

REPORTS TO: Director of Civic Engagement                                   TERM: Academic year

WAGE: $8.25 per hour


  1. Serve as a service liaison between Cornell College and Washington Elementary School
  2. Coordinate the Lunch Buddies Program
    1. Generate publicity materials for the program
    2. Recruit Cornell and Washington Elementary students to be involved
    3. Train Cornell students on college and Elementary School policies and procedures as well as techniques for appropriate and effective mentoring
    4. Match college buddies with elementary students
    5. Prepare and lead regular Lunch Buddy group activities
    6. Serve as a liaison between Lunch Buddies, elementary students and their parents, the elementary school, and the Civic Engagement Office
  3. Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  4. Meet with the Director of Civic Engagement one-on-one 1-2 times each block
  5. Assist in the marketing and promotion of the Civic Engagement Office
  6. Coordinate activities with other members of the staff and work as a team to achieve the goals of the Civic Engagement Office
  7. Assist with other projects and duties as assigned


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


You will have $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 for the first three weeks of the block. The Coordinator is encouraged to check in at the office regularly and is expected to work at least two to three 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.