Student Volunteer Program Administrator, Temporary
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR14032
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The University Community Service Center is focused on creating opportunities for Student Civic Education that advance the Universityâ™s Civic Engagement framework while developing mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations, institutions, and individuals.
The primary responsibility of the Student Volunteer Programs Administrator is working with students and staff to encourage student involvement and leadership in community service and civic engagement on- and off-campus. Reporting to the Interim Director of Universityâ™s Community Service Center, the Student Leadership Administrator will take a leadership role in supporting the implementation of volunteer programs during MLK Week, Earth Day, and various programming in conjunction with the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program. Additional programming will be to create placements for internships in the Summer Links program. Â This role also supports the development of student staff, student leaders of community service focused student organizations, and partners with initiatives across campus and within the community. Â
This role is a part-time, temporary position through June 30, 2022.
Coach, advise, and mentor student staff and graduate assistants.
Works closely with the Universityâ™s Federal Work-Study Office, Residential Life, and Center for Leadership and Involvement to provide advising and support to student volunteer programs (MLK Week, Earth Day, etc) as well as Internship placements (Summer Links, Federal Work-Study), and UCSC programming more broadly.
Engage external partners of the University for participation in volunteer and internship programs.
Facilitate sessions with diverse audience that encourage critical dialogue and reflection of their civic engagement and leadership development.
Support the training of student leaders in the UCSC peer advising program to serve as resources and civic connectors for their fellow classmates.
Support partnerships with the Collegeâ™s House System.
Perform other related work as needed.
Work effectively across an institution of higher education â“ including students, faculty, and staff â“ and with the broader community, including schools, community and civic organizations.
Prioritize and multitask to meet key tasks as scheduled.
Communicates effectively one to one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Build and maintain strong relationships with University staff, high school staff, and the general community.
Effective organizational and time management skills with a high degree of attention to detail.
Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Demonstrated ability to contribute as a colleague and team player.
Energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including for executive-level audiences required.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse populations of students and families.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Minimum of two years of background or working knowledge in higher education, education, or youth development.
Experience working or serving youth or communities on the South Side of Chicago.
Demonstrated experience managing administrative projects or supporting program operations.
Developing partnerships with other organizations/entities on the South Side.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, and Forms) required
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Part-time, temporary position through June 30, 2022.
Position is contingent on continued or future funding.
Occasional evenings and weekends required.
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