University of Rochester Program Coordinator, Community Engaged Learning in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Office of the Dean of Students




General Purpose:

With considerable latitude for independent judgement, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for contributing to the growth and continued success of community-engaged learning initiatives in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. With direction from the Assistant Director and in coordination with the Center team, the position provides critical support for the Citation in Community-Engaged Scholarship, faculty and community partner development, and Washington Semester. This position contributes as a core team member to the Center as well as the Office of the Dean of Students in the College.

The successful candidate for this position will have a high-level of professionalism, good judgement, excellent organizational skills, and can clearly express written and verbal ideas. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, independently, and with a variety of constituencies in both formal and informal settings.


  • Resource Development & Coordination:
  • In consultation with Assistant Director, support the implementation of faculty and community partner development initiatives.
  • Coordinate outreach and post-award management of community-engaged learning course grants.
  • Develop resource materials and tools to guide community engagement best practices for faculty, students, and community partners.
  • In coordination with office support staff, coordinate logistics associated with community-engaged learning course grants, including transportation, ticketing, and disbursement of funds.
  • Citation in Community-Engaged Scholarship Support:
  • Serve as an adviser to students interested in and pursuing the citation in Community-Engaged Scholarship through individual meetings with students and group informational sessions.
  • Conduct targeted and broad outreach to recruit AS&E; undergraduates for the program, utilizing University publications, social media, email marketing, and group presentations.
  • Manage inventory of community-engaged learning courses, and conduct regular audits to determine the relevance and scope of courses and projects.
  • Assist with research and curricular design innovations to facilitate students’ pursuit of the citation.
  • Design and implement assessment mechanisms for citation components.
  • Washington Semester Program Coordination:
  • Serve as Campus Liaison for students and The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Programs, managing routine communications and coordination with TWC staff and information systems management.
  • Promote the Washington Semester through informational meetings and other promotion to students.
  • Coordinate mechanisms for students to earn academic credit through departments by establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with sponsoring faculty.
  • Liaise with other relevant College offices, including Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Advising Services, to ensure smooth administrative transition for students who participate in the program.
  • Other duties as assigned:
  • Attend staff and team meetings for the Center and for the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Serve on ad-hoc and standing committees.


Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and one year of related experience (two years’ experience preferred), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in, or a strong familiarity with, higher education and the University of Rochester is highly desirable. Ability to interface effectively and appropriately with various stakeholders, including faculty, students, staff, and community partner organizations. Familiarity with community-based teaching and learning, and/or other experiential learning strategies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing and editing copy for print and electronic publications. Experience with program evaluation, assessment, and data analysis. Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Proficiency with Microsoft applications and familiarity with design, print, and web applications for marketing purposes. The ability to work autonomously within a team of skilled professionals. Demonstrated commitment to the College’s Communal Principles. Some evening and weekend hours required.

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Job Title: Program Coordinator, Community Engaged Learning

Location: The College

Job ID: 202104

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time