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The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning cultivates and stewards mutually beneficial partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change through service, democratic participation, and community engaged learning.
The person in this role will function as a community engagement and social justice educator assisting in developing partnerships with student organizations to foster student learning and development. They will, through training and programmatic consultation, support student organizations in advancing programs to meet community-identified priorities and organizational objectives.
Responsibilities are related to a variety of civic engagement and social justice issues utilizing knowledge of relevant theory, current research and best practices in the domains of: student development, community engaged learning, civic engagement, social identity development, leadership, reflective practice, community partnership, and group facilitation.
Student Outreach and Engagement – 48%
Engage and support student organization leadership & advisors toward amplified service impact
Contribute to student education and training efforts
Advise student organizations involved in community engagement and social change
Coordinate Ginsberg Center student leader orientation, recognition, and community building efforts
Cultivate relationships with key student organizations and programs
Collaborate with other units and departments on projects and initiatives that target students (So Cool, So Just social justice fair, Leadership Connection, etc).
Contribute to Ginsberg Center’s presence at outreach events and efforts for students (i.e. Festifall, transfer student events, connectED)
Contribute to student organization outreach (newsletter info, emails, other)
Provide administrative support to Ginsberg Center student programs, including Davis Projects for Peace, Community Fellowships, and co-curricular workshops
Supervise and train student interns and student employees
Alternative Breaks Support – 40%
Provide advising/coaching for leaders of the Michigan Active Citizens – Alternative Spring Break (MAC-ASB) sponsored student organization
Provide advising, coaching, and resources for leaders of other UM units and student organizations that utilize an alternative break model
Assist with liability and transportation needs for the students to ensure compliance of University policies and procedures by student programs
Coordinate the Alternative Break Grant process (selection; administration; advising; documentation)
Ginsberg Infrastructure & Support – 10%
Collaborate, as part of a team, to execute all functions of SERVE (Ginsberg Center’s co-curricular engagement office)
Build connections, and strengthen a network of other community engagement and social change organizations and campus partners; serve as a resource to the campus
Participate and contribute to regular information sharing/case consultation meetings
Collect and utilize data to drive decisions
Share student, University and community stories for weekly e-newsletter and other publications
Participate in Ginsberg Center committees to further the collective work of the unit (e.g. evaluation, student learning, and staff development)
Contribute to regular Ginsberg Center staff meetings
Contribute to creating a workplace environment of trust and shared responsibility that reflects the Ginsberg Center’s social justice values
Promote the highest standards of the profession in accordance with the principles, ethics, and standards of ACPA, NASPA, Campus Compact, and CAS, as well as established good practice in Student Life
Other duties as assigned
Contributions to Student Life, the University, and the Field – 2%
Participate in selected Student Life collaborative efforts, programs, and events as approved by supervisor
Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field or at least two years of professional experience
Previous related experience working in student development, student advising and leadership development
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, social work, or related field
Previous experience in social justice education and facilitation
Previous experience supervising student staff
Previous experience with co-curricular service-learning/community engagement models
Experience in establishing and maintaining a program budget
The ability to identify ways in which technology may be integrated into service delivery to increase efficiencies and meet current student expectations
These are the criteria that the hiring team will be evaluating the candidate for
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, the internet, and strong computer aptitude
Strong time management skills; ability to multi-task and stay organized
Competencies, (including UM Organizational competencies):
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Building Relationships/Interpersonal Skills
Drive for Results
Creative Problem Solving/Strategic Thinking
Development of Self and Others
Adjustment to change
Provide input and guidance into administration of student organization program budget up to $100,000.
Expected to work evening hours or weekends as needed to support community engagement activities, recruiting events, and/or educational programs
Supervision of student assistants and graduate interns
Starting salary may vary depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Relocation will not be offered for this position.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 200992
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