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Center for Community-Engaged Learning is hiring!

View open positions below for more information and to apply. Positions are open to all undergraduate students, first and second year students are especially encouraged to apply. Work study is required of applicants. We are looking to hire students who are passionate about Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Learning, whether or not they have all of the stated experiences or skills specific to each position. Please read each description carefully. We will hire on a rolling basis and are looking for best-fit candidates.

Questions? contact our CELS Program Manager, Basanti Miller (she/hers), at [email protected].

 

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Community Outreach Coordinator/Peer Advisor

Position: Community Outreach Coordinator/Peer Advisor
Openings: 1
Weekly hours: 10, self-scheduled between 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM *nights and weekends may apply*
Starting hourly rate: $15.00 (with opportunities for increased pay over time)
Position start date: Flexible
Work Study Required: Yes
Background Check Required: No

 

Workplace Summary:
CCEL coordinates campus-wide resources for curricular and co-curricular community-engagement and domestic off-campus study programs. We have a project-oriented and team-oriented approach to accomplishing our work.

Center for Community-Engaged Learning 

  1. Supports UMN Twin-Cities faculty and academic departments through teaching and providing community-engagement learning components
  2. Cultivates and maintains local and national community organization partnerships 
  3. Facilitates the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP) a program for students who make serious commitments to community engagement and offers official University recognition, along with opportunities to make connections with like-minded students 
  4. Advises students on community-based learning opportunities
  5. Designs and implements orientations and training curriculum for students involved in community-engaged learning courses (CEL) and in co-curricular programs
  6. Administers National Student Exchange (NSE), a study-away  program for undergraduate students
     

Job Summary:
The Community Outreach Coordinator role is a dual role alongside the role of Peer Advisor. The duties of the Community Outreach Coordinator are to organize and facilitate outreach between staff in the CCEL and community partner organizations. In order to build strong, sustained and meaningful partnerships, it is vital we engage in ongoing communication with our community organizations. This role is pivotal in helping to manage outreach and contact. 

In addition, Peer Advisors hold a critical role in the CCEL. They support student engagement through one-on-one advising. This includes talking about local community engagement opportunities, office programs, and the social ramifications of volunteering. Peer Advisors also take on various tasks including, but not limited to: general office support, front desk management, tabling at fairs, creating content for the CCEL website, leading information sessions about specific CCEL programs, and preparing for / facilitating workshops. Students selected for this position will gain valuable program implementation experience, interpersonal communication skills, coordination experience, and contacts across an array of community organizations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Community Outreach Coordinator Duties - 40%
    1. Outreach and liaise with new and existing community partner organizations
    2. Organize and update Google Sheets with community partner information
    3. Support outreach to community partners by delegating tasks to CCEL staff
       
  2. Peer Advisor Duties - 60%
    1. Advise students and faculty with personalized volunteer recommendations
    2. Recruit student participants through on-campus tabling, class visits, and presentations
    3. Participate in weekly staff meetings, yearly retreats, and training sessions
    4. Enhance understanding of community partnerships through site visits and other communications
    5. Facilitate info. sessions/workshops for staff, students, faculty, and CESP scholars
    6. Assist CCEL staff with project support and other assigned duties
       

Qualifications and Experience:

Required:

  • Work Study eligible 
  • Enrolled at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative
  • Time management skills and capable of scheduling work between classes 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Experience working with diverse populations on and off campus
  • Ability and comfort working with a variety of people of varying experience levels
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Preferred:

  • Ability to stay in position long-term (2+ years)
  • Experience delegating tasks to peers
  • Highly organized, task-oriented, and deadline driven
  • Experience advising, recruiting, and conducting peer-to-peer workshops
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of Twin Cities community organizations, schools, and nonprofits
  • Prior community engagement experience(s)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Interest in developing and fostering professional relationships with community organizations
  • Some prior experience building and sustaining professional partnerships

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and members of other historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
We are hiring on a rolling basis. 

Please submit the following three items via email or through the application portal:

  • A one-page, single-spaced written response addressing the following:
    1. Why are you interested in this dual position? What strengths, skills, and prior experiences can you contribute? How do you hope to develop within these roles?
    2. What social issues are important to you right now? Please explain why.
    3. How do you define community engagement? How do you engage meaningfully?
    4. What experiences do you have advising and/or facilitating groups of your peers?
  • Resume
  • Three references including name, title, relationship to you, email address, and phone number (personal and/or professional reference are acceptable)

We will not be able to move your application forward until all three documents have been submitted.

Questions? Please contact / send application materials to:

 Basanti Miller (she/hers)  - CELS Program Manager -  [email protected]

 

Office Coordinator/Peer Advisor

Position: Office Coordinator/Peer Advisor
Openings: 1
Weekly hours: 10, self-scheduled between 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM *nights and weekends may apply*
Starting hourly rate: $15.00 (with opportunities for increased pay over time)
Position start date: Flexible
Work Study Required: Yes
Background Check Required: No

Workplace Summary:
CCEL coordinates campus-wide resources for curricular and co-curricular community-engagement and domestic off-campus study programs. We have a project-oriented and team-oriented approach to accomplishing our work.

Center for Community-Engaged Learning 

  1. Supports UMN Twin-Cities faculty and academic departments through teaching and providing community-engagement learning components
  2. Cultivates and maintains local and national community organization partnerships 
  3. Facilitates the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP) a program for students who make serious commitments to community engagement and offers official University recognition, along with opportunities to make connections with like-minded students 
  4. Advises students on community-based learning opportunities
  5. Designs and implements orientations and training curriculum for students involved in community-engaged learning courses (CEL) and in co-curricular programs
  6. Administers National Student Exchange (NSE), a study-away  program for undergraduate students

Job Summary:
The Office Coordinator is a dual role alongside the role of Peer Advisor. The Office Coordinator takes charge of office-wide events, offers administrative support to fellow Peer Advisors, and supports staff with facilities management. In particular, this role will manage the decoration and upkeep of community spaces (i.e. Peer Advisor office, Student Resource Center/Library, various bulletin boards, and display cases). The Office Coordinator will also support full-time staff with the planning and execution of internal office events (i.e. staff retreats, end of year celebrations, and other convenings). An ideal candidate will be eager to reimagine and redesign physical office spaces that foster a more collaborative work culture.

In addition, Peer Advisors hold a critical role in the CCEL. They support student engagement through one-on-one advising. This includes talking about local community engagement opportunities, office programs, and the social ramifications of volunteering. Peer Advisors also take on various tasks including, but not limited to: general office support, front desk management, tabling at fairs, creating content for the CCEL website, leading information sessions about specific CCEL programs, and preparing for / facilitating workshops. Students selected for this position will gain valuable program implementation experience, interpersonal communication skills, coordination experience, and contacts across an array of community organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Office Coordinator Duties - 40%
    1. Lead administrative tasks for the Peer Advising team (i.e. develop a rotating cleaning schedule for shared office spaces; consolidate and share student staff schedules with the rest of the team; manage an ongoing meeting facilitation schedule; organize weekly meeting minutes and send out follow up emails to peers with action items)
    2. Support full-time staff with internal all staff events (i.e. birthdays, staff retreats, etc.)
    3. Co-design shared office spaces that foster a collaborative work environment
  2. Peer Advisor Duties - 60%
    1. Advise students and faculty with personalized volunteer recommendations
    2. Recruit student participants through on-campus tabling, class visits, and presentations
    3. Participate in weekly staff meetings, yearly retreats, and training sessions
    4. Enhance understanding of community partnerships through site visits and other communications
    5. Facilitate info. sessions/workshops for staff, students, faculty, and CESP scholars
    6. Assist CCEL staff with project support and other assigned duties

Qualifications and Experience:
Required:

  • Work Study eligible 
  • Enrolled at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative
  • Time management skills and capable of scheduling work between classes 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Experience working with diverse populations on and off campus
  • Ability and comfort working with a variety of people of varying experience levels
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Preferred:

  • Ability to stay in position long-term (2+ years)
  • Highly organized, task-oriented, and deadline driven
  • Experience advising, recruiting, and conducting peer-to-peer workshops
  • Basic knowledge of Twin Cities community organizations, schools, and nonprofits
  • Experience delegating tasks to peers
  • Prior community engagement experience(s)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Interest in interior design and/or other forms of visual art
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest in taking on a leadership role that fosters and promotes a positive work culture

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and members of other historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
We are hiring on a rolling basis. 

Please submit the following three items via email or through the application portal:

  • A one-page, single-spaced written response addressing the following:
    1. Why are you interested in this dual position? What strengths, skills, and prior experiences can you contribute? How do you hope to develop within these roles?
    2. What social issues are important to you right now? Please explain why.
    3. How do you define community engagement? How do you engage meaningfully?
    4. What experiences do you have advising and/or facilitating groups of your peers?
  • Resume
  • Three references including name, title, relationship to you, email address, and phone number (personal and/or professional reference are acceptable)

We will not be able to move your application forward until all three documents have been submitted.

Questions? Please contact / send application materials to:

 Basanti Miller (she/hers)  - CELS Program Manager -  [email protected]

 

CESP Events Facilitator/Peer Advisor

Position: CESP Events Facilitator/Peer Advisor
Openings: 1
Weekly hours: 10, self-scheduled between 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM *nights and weekends may apply*
Starting hourly rate: $15.00 (with opportunities for increased pay over time)
Position start date: Flexible
Work Study Required: Yes
Background Check Required: No

Workplace Summary:
CCEL coordinates campus-wide resources for curricular and co-curricular community-engagement and domestic off-campus study programs. We have a project-oriented and team-oriented approach to accomplishing our work.

Center for Community-Engaged Learning 

  1. Supports UMN Twin-Cities faculty and academic departments through teaching and providing community-engagement learning components
  2. Cultivates and maintains local and national community organization partnerships 
  3. Facilitates the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP) a program for students who make serious commitments to community engagement and offers official University recognition, along with opportunities to make connections with like-minded students 
  4. Advises students on community-based learning opportunities
  5. Designs and implements orientations and training curriculum for students involved in community-engaged learning courses (CEL) and in co-curricular programs
  6. Administers National Student Exchange (NSE), a study-away  program for undergraduate students
     

Job Summary:
The CESP Events Facilitator is a dual role alongside the role of Peer Advisor. The CESP Events Facilitator takes charge of organizing and implementing small-scale and large-scale events for the Community Engagement Scholars Program within the CCEL. This role includes, but is not limited to: organizing and facilitating CESP Info. Sessions, Workshops for New Scholars, and RAP Sessions. This role will also support the CESP Leaders Board, a University of Minnesota - TC student group that is affiliated with CESP. The Leaders Board is responsible for organizing recruitment events, social events, mini-conferences, and more.

In addition, Peer Advisors hold a critical role in the CCEL. They support student engagement through one-on-one advising. This includes talking about local community engagement opportunities, office programs, and the social ramifications of volunteering. Peer Advisors also take on various tasks including, but not limited to: general office support, front desk management, tabling at fairs, creating content for the CCEL website, leading information sessions about specific CCEL programs, and preparing for / facilitating workshops. Students selected for this position will gain valuable program implementation experience, interpersonal communication skills, coordination experience, and contacts across an array of community organizations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. CESP Events Facilitator Duties - 40%
    1. Organize and facilitate CESP Information Sessions, Workshops, and RAP Sessions
    2. Support the CESP Leaders Board with small-scale and large-scale events
    3. Implement new systems and processes in support of high quality CESP events
  2. Peer Advisor Duties - 60%
    1. Advise students and faculty with personalized volunteer recommendations
    2. Recruit student participants through on-campus tabling, class visits, and presentations
    3. Participate in weekly staff meetings, yearly retreats, and training sessions
    4. Enhance understanding of community partnerships through site visits and other communications
    5. Facilitate info. sessions/workshops for staff, students, faculty, and CESP scholars
    6. Assist CCEL staff with project support and other assigned duties

Qualifications and Experience:

Required:

  • Work Study eligible 
  • Enrolled at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative
  • Time management skills and capable of scheduling work between classes 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Experience working with diverse populations on and off campus
  • Ability and comfort working with a variety of people of varying experience levels
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Preferred:

  • Ability to stay in position long-term (2+ years)
  • Highly organized, task-oriented, and deadline driven
  • Experience advising, recruiting, and conducting peer-to-peer workshops
  • Basic knowledge of Twin Cities community organizations, schools, and nonprofits
  • Experience with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Prior community engagement experience(s)
  • Experience developing and managing small-scale and large-scale events
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience with CESP and/or community-engaged learning course(s)

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and members of other historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
We are hiring on a rolling basis. 

Please submit the following three items via email or through the application portal:

  • A one-page, single-spaced written response addressing the following:
    1. Why are you interested in this dual position? What strengths, skills, and prior experiences can you contribute? How do you hope to develop within these roles?
    2. What social issues are important to you right now? Please explain why.
    3. How do you define community engagement? How do you engage meaningfully?
    4. What experiences do you have advising and/or facilitating groups of your peers?
  • Resume
  • Three references including name, title, relationship to you, email address, and phone number (personal and/or professional reference are acceptable)

We will not be able to move your application forward until all three documents have been submitted.

Questions? Please contact / send application materials to:

 Basanti Miller (she/hers)  - CELS Program Manager -  [email protected]