The Campus and Community Partnerships Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between the Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership, and Community Engagement and community partners including nonprofit and governmental organizations. In proactively developing these partnerships, the coordinator will work to support efforts to make reciprocal community engagement a cultural norm across the institution. The Coordinator will serve as the first point of contact for organizations seeking to partner with Thayne Center programs and volunteers. They will also be responsible for partner training events and outreach/recruitment connecting partners with students, faculty, and staff, specifically taking action to initiate partnerships with community organizations led by and for minoritized and BIPOC community members. Additionally, the Coordinator will assess partnership effectiveness using frameworks based in practices of equity and justice. The Coordinator will also serve as a resource to the SLCC campus community at an individual and department level to promote reciprocally based immersive service experiences through the Community Engagement Leave Benefit and #SLCCServes, as well as providing foundational information about partnerships directly to students and Thayne Center staff who coordinate student programming. This will include organizing one-time service projects, connecting students and employees to one-time and ongoing community partner opportunities.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Initiates and negotiates partnerships with nonprofit organizations using the Community Partnership Agreement (CPA). Maintains and promotes reciprocal partnerships with established partners. Modifies and improves the CPA document and procedure as needed. Track engagement data and work to assess the community impact of SLCC volunteers. Synthesize data and create assessment reports that improve community partner programming and outreach. Represent interests of the partnership program and community partners on campus in committees, presentations, and other settings. Work to connect students with community partners and understand reciprocity in collaboration with other Thayne Center staff members.
Oversee strategic increase in use of SLCC’s Community Engagement Leave Benefit for all full-time employees including supporting supervisors to encourage use of CEB in departments, supporting employees with selecting Community Partner and submitting documentation. Further, the CCP Coordinator will work enhance the culture of reciprocal community engagement at SLCC.
CCP Coordinator will support campus-wide #SLCCServes annual day of service event for approximately 300 SLCC employees and organize bi-monthly service projects for 20 members of the SLCC community.
Create training curriculum and outreach events that engage nonprofit organizations with the Thayne Center, SLCC faculty, and student volunteers. Work in partnership with other institutions of higher education to explore collaborative training and outreach efforts.
Partner with other Thayne Center professional staff to establish community partnerships that support the department’s service- learning and student leadership programs. Co-facilitate workshops teaching student volunteers how to establish reciprocal, collaborative partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Promote the work of the Thayne Center to students and faculty.
Other duties as assigned may include: Assist with Thayne Center projects when applicable, such as the Annual Celebration of Service & Learning and large-scale service projects. Help with general Thayne Center tasks, such as assisting walk-in students, providing information and referral services, and answering phone calls when necessary. Attend conferences, workshops, and training seminars to refine knowledge and skills in support of the program. Present at conferences to disseminate SLCC program models. Represent the Thayne Center at SLCC events and serve on applicable committees.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Master’s Degree in a related field, such as education, social sciences, or humanities.
Experience with student programming in higher education
Direct experience with employee engagement programming
Direct experience working in nonprofit, government and/or community organizations or social change organizing
Direct experience with collegiate community engagement
Grant writing skills and other experience soliciting funds preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as education, social science, or humanities.
Two years of directly related full-time paid experience in the nonprofit field, community organizing, and/or volunteer management.
Trade off 2:1 in experience/education requirement.
Part-time experience may be substituted for full-time experience on a pro-rated basis.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of college-community partnership practices and research.
In-depth knowledge of the landscape of Salt Lake Valley community organizations, non-profit agencies, and social change stakeholders.
Self-motivated and capable of working with minimal direct supervision.
Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and accurately in a team setting, meeting multiple deadlines.
Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize
Strong skills in program coordination, including project management, needs assessment, strategic planning, institutionalization, evaluation, critical thinking, and budgeting.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent writing skills required, with a demonstrated ability for technical writing.
Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and collaborative partnership skills.
Strong computer skills; proficient in at least Microsoft Office Suite programs, Zoom, and other telecommunication platforms.
Ability to facilitate meetings, form committees, and work well as an inclusive leader in a collaborative team environment.
Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly.
Ability to strategically build relationships, connect and communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with differing abilities and capacities.
Able to create systems for students to connect with community organizations.
Able to think critically about power, privilege, and oppression in the context of the nonprofit sector and in campus-community partnerships.
Ability to speak language(s) other than English, Spanish preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
May occasionally be required to work evenings and/or Saturdays as determined by student programming needs.
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/benefitsinformation.aspx
Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full time or part time.
Successful completion of a criminal background check may be required for this position.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.