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- Coordinator, Service Learning
Job SummaryThe Coordinator, Service-Learning will assist with the design,development, oversight, implementation, and assessment ofservice-based programs associated with the Office ofService-Learning & Civic Engagement (SLCE).Job DescriptionTypical duties may include but are not limited to:•Supervises students and student leaders participating inService-Learning activities and mentors them through the process ofachieving their Service-Learning goals utilizing the Active CitizenContinuum.•Leads and coordinates team efforts toward the planning, execution,and assessment of on-going programs and events.•Coordinates and assists with presentations to classes,departments, and student organizations regarding SLCE frameworks,the service-learning graduation requirement, finding anddocumenting service-learning experiences, and more.•Facilitates holistic student development essential to studentsuccess and retention through service-learning experiences.•Works collaboratively with SLCE team to provide, coordinate, andassess service-learning based academic support services designed toincrease retention and graduation rates of undergraduatestudents.•Works collaboratively with the Director to develop, maintain, andassess mutually beneficial service-learning and civic engagementpartnerships with community partners by creating and facilitatingtrainings and workshops.•Works in partnership with the Director to identify and evaluateopportunities across campus and in the community to increase andrefine the work of the Office of SLCE.•Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in thedevelopment, promotion, and implementation of service-basedprograms.•Maintains files and compiles documentation for post-experienceevaluation of all SLCE student events, workshops, etc.Other Duties:•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Additional Job DescriptionRequired Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in CommunityService, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs,Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.Two years of professional full-time experience in service-learning,community engagement, higher education administration, studentdevelopment, educational program development, event planning,teaching, or assessment.Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience,and/or certifications may be considered.Experience working with and supervising undergraduatestudents.Experience operating a personal computer and proficient inMicrosoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree from an accredited institution in CommunityService, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs,Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.Three or more years of professional full-time experience inservice-learning, community engagement, higher educationadministration, student development, educational programdevelopment, event planning, teaching, and assessment.Experience creating and implementing student developmentprogramming through virtual formats.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of higher education administration, student developmenttheory, and service-learning pedagogy.Knowledge of, or ability to learn and implement programming fromthe frameworks of the Active Citizen Continuum, the Social ChangeModel, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and NACE CareerReadiness Skills.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communicationskills.Skill in public speaking through developing and deliveringpresentations to individuals and groups both internal and externalto the university.Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize andcomplete simultaneous projects within deadlines toward long-termand short-term goals.Ability to effectively supervise and manage the work of others byproviding information, guidance, motivation, andaccountability.Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned andtimely decisions.Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse groupof staff, faculty, students, and community partner agencies.Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, andprocedures consistently.Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, coworkers, andcommunity partners while assisting director in building strategicrelationships.Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate developmental objectives,outcomes, and assessment practices for programs andinitiatives.Ability to interpret and apply data to inform and improve programsand initiatives.Ability to travel to off-site locations as needed.Relevant experience may also include time spent in a graduateassistantship.Required:Cover LetterResumeSalary Range:$39,000 – $42,000Initial Review of Applications :April 9, 2021FGCU is unique in being one of the only public universities inthe country to require service-learning as a graduation requirementfor all undergraduate students.FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
- Hungarian court jails smugglers for deaths of 71 migrants inside truck
When Austrian police found the vehicle, they discovered the bodies piled on top of each other. Investigators determined that the victims had been dead for two days, and therefore died while they were still in Hungary.News of the deaths at the time sent shockwaves through Europe. The discovery came at the height of the refugee crisis in August 2015, the same month when German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the controversial decision to open her country’s doors to refugees.The alleged leader of the smuggling ring, a 31-year-old Afghan man named Samsoor Lahoo, told the court that he “had not wanted anyone’s death.” But phone calls intercepted by police showed that Lahoo told truck drivers to “let them die instead. That’s an order.”Lahoo argued that these were simply “thoughtless remarks.”State prosecutor Gabor Schmidt said Lahoo showed “endless greed” and “frightening indifference.”The Budapest-based smuggling ring was a professional network with more than 15 vehicles, according to Hungarian officials, and it charged up to €1,500 per person for passage into Austria. It was responsible for smuggling more than 1,100 people into the country. A Hungarian court sentenced four main suspects behind a people-smuggling ring to 25 years in prison on Thursday over the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated inside a truck in 2015.The four men were charged with “aggravated murder with particular cruelty,” according to AFP, while 10 others received sentences of between three to 12 years for their role in the people-smuggling network.The migrants died of suffocation inside of a truck along the drive between Hungary and Austria after their calls for air were ignored, according to investigators. When the driver discovered they had died, he abandoned the truck on the side of the road in Austria. The victims — 59 men, eight women and four children, including a baby — came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.