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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.
- Purple Hatter’s Ball Initial Lineup Released!
The Purple Hatter’s Ball, held from May 9-11, 2014 at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, has just announced a stellar lineup for their seventh annual musical event. With Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, The Heavy Pets, and The Nth Power topping the bill, this is one festival that you won’t want to miss.The lineup (show below) is particularly eclectic, promoting a wide array of musical styles all in one venue. And, with three day tickets priced at only $65, The Purple Hatter’s Ball gives you quite the bang for your buck. Yes, you did read that right… only sixty-five dollars to see over 40 bands on three stages over three magical, musical nights… and camping is included with the price! W0w!Additionally, this year’s festival will offer scheduled activities for the first time, including yoga, painting, massages, arts workshops, and many more.Sounds like a great time to me. That Emancipator Ensemble show should be a very intriguing orchestration of Emancipator’s trip-hop beats, and definitely worth checking out. Not to mention all the other fantastic bands playing at the Purple Hatter’s Ball. Is it May yet?Here’s the full lineup announcement:Beats AntiqueEmancipator EnsembleThe New MastersoundsThe Heavy PetsThe Nth PowerDubConsciousSpace CaponeRising AppalachiaGreenhouse LoungeCatfish AllianceLocos Por JuanaGrandpa’s Cough MedicineApplebutter ExpressSir CharlesVlad the InhalerZak tha BlakTrial By StoneKetchy ShubyStillwoodCherry RoyaleShoes and LacesSPOREHerd of WattsParker Urban BandSqueedlepussJason Lamar & the RigJacksonvegasLove ChunkMorning FattyStereo VuduFlat LandHail Cassius NeptuneBells and RobesDJ RubyMSNRAParker RobinsonTrillucinationLeGingeEllofunkCombustibleSethEdemikBit DeffMason MastersMatthew Connor-David Melamed (@DMelamz)