Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
CEC Program Coordinator, COMPASS The Center for Community Engagement at Whittier College seeks a CEC Program Coordinator, COMPASS.
Founded on the principle of reciprocity, the Whittier College - Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC) is dedicated to deepening the practice of service and the pursuit of programs and activities based on the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, information and resources. Our various initiatives develop and strengthen partnerships with individuals and institutions that benefit community-based organizations and enhance student academic learning. Together, faculty, students and community partners identify and address important needs, encouraging a culture of civic engagement that promotes healthier and more educated local communities.
COMPASS is a program piloted in 2017-2018 to encourage 8th grade students in the Whittier School District to start thinking about college and what they will need to do in high school to get ready for college. We are currently in all three middle schools in the Whittier School District (Dexter, Edwards and Andrews) as well as working with 9th graders at Pioneer High School. There is also a parallel program for parents. The workshops for the students are conducted at the school site while those for the parents are held on Saturday mornings at Whittier College.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10-12 hours/week; Note that the work week will be irregular with some weeks requiring more hours and others fewer.) Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Part-time Salary Range: $13.00; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Director, CEC
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/CEC
Responsibilities: 1. Plan, lead and coordinate the activities of the COMPASS program in consultation with CEC Associate Director and in partnership with partner school Guidance Counselors and teachers; these responsibilities include:
Facilitating communication and supporting partnerships between the CEC and partner schools;
Facilitating college-readiness workshops at each of the school sites and for their parents at Whittier College;
Monitoring students' progress over the course of the academic year;
Helping with data collection and data analysis and research for the students in the program
Provide administrative support involved in coordinating all aspects of the COMPASS Program.
Work with the other Mentor Program Coordinators to ensure that all programs are moving forward in parallel.
2. Assist with managing and supervising of undergraduate CEC student coordinators and mentors;
3. Develop and maintain the program social media and communication designed to inform and highlights activities, projects and events for students, mentors and community partners.
4. Collect and sort program data and assist with data analysis.
5. Lead in a style and spirit that deepens and cultivates ties with the community, including individuals, public organizations and non-profit and community-based organizations.
6. Assist with the coordination of CEC events on campus that further community partnerships and the mission of the CEC.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: 1. Bachelor's degree is required. 2. Must be organized and self-starting with outstanding written, oral, research and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn quickly. 3. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and collaborative as part of a team. 4. Interest in learning to administer service learning/community engagement programs and university/community partnerships within a higher education setting. 5. Must have a commitment to the mission of the liberal arts college, and commitment to community engagement. 6. Excellent computer skills and ability to use word processing, data management and social media. 7. Have a valid driver's license, vehicle and valid auto insurance. (We will reimburse for mileage to and from the school sites.)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608, with a subject line that reads: CEC COMPASS Program Coordinator
Cover letter answering the following questions:
What is it about our mission that resonates with your experience and/or interests?
What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
How would you describe your commitment to educational equity? Resume Names and contact information of two references
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on funding which is reassessed on an annual basis. Start date ASAP
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.
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