St. Mary's University, Texas

Coordinator, Community Engagement

United States

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The Coordinator of Community Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing Community engagement, service and immersion programs that advance students' experience and understanding of the Catholic and Marianist mission of St. Mary's University. The Office of Community Engagement develops and promotes programs grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, justice and solidarity that advance the mission and identity of the university and will focus programming on local service and engagement initiatives, national and global justice concerns and will work to implement and expand programming that connects the understanding of faith and justice in light of our Marianist charism and Catholic identity.


  • Promotes awareness in support of community engagement, community service and outreach, Catholic Social Teaching, social justice, and the Common Good.
  • Plans and implements annual Community Engagement Week activities and programs for the campus community.
  • Assists in the planning and hosting of the annual Volunteer and Post Graduate Service Fair; serves as advisor to upper-class students discerning post-graduate service.
  • Serves as the primary service advisor, meeting one-on-one with students and proactively guiding Registered Student Organizations towards potential and best fit service projects.
  • Oversees logistical components of service-learning, including data tracking (using Community engagement software system, GivePulse), classroom presentations, working with students to troubleshoot concerns with placements, and general mentorship as needed for students involved in service-learning courses.
  • Guides Community Engagement student interns in planning and promotion of on-going service events and opportunities through GivePulse.
  • Assists with coordination of the Community Based Work Study (CBWS) Program. This includes selection of and maintaining relationships with non-profit CBWS partners, recruiting for and selection of students for open positions, developing opportunities for reflection with participating students in the program and making regular site visits to non-profit partners.
  • Oversees and develops alternative spring break experiences (both domestic and international), which focus on building global community in solidarity and faith while examining issues of social injustice in light of our Catholic and Marianist identity.
  • Works to grow existing domestic immersion experiences to include opportunities offered at least three times per academic year.
  • Assists department leadership with the planning and preparation of existing summer service opportunities including the Summer of Service program; works with office staff to expand these opportunities moving forward.
  • Works in collaboration with University Ministry and Student Life to offer educational opportunities focused on social concerns and issues of justice. This includes but is not limited to film series and discussions, brown bag lunch discussions, voter registration/faithful citizenship initiatives, hunger and homelessness awareness week events, etc.
  • Attends regular Community Engagement professional staff meetings
  • Participates in university-related student activities, including orientation, new student recruitment activities, commencement, and convocation activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree preferred.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of related experience required; experience in an institution of higher education or the non-profit field preferred.
  • Prior experience working with student and faculty populations in immersion programs, justice and advocacy efforts, community engagement, student organizations or other experiential learning programs, including demonstrated understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, is preferred.
  • Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must be able to work weekend, evening, and late hours are periodically necessary.
  • Must have valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation to conduct business on a daily basis.
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Teams, Zoom, or similar online/virtual meeting platforms.
  • Must have ability to clearly and concisely communicate information graphically, verbally, and in writing to diverse audiences including institutional leadership, faculty and staff, and external constituencies; strong public relations and customer service skills with an ability to implement diplomacy and discretion at all times; ability to work effectively with communities across the university.
  • Must have high ethical standards and a strong sense of confidentiality; ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines; thrive in a complex work environment; display solid problem solving and interpersonal skills; work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have a high attention to detail and be able to organize workflow, coordinate activities, balance simultaneous projects without loss of efficiency in a multi-tasked environment, and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Actively supports the delivery of services and programs within the framework of the Marianist mission: educating for formation of faith; providing an integral, quality education; educating in family spirit; educating for service justice and peace; and educating for adaptation and change.
  • Experience in long-term service program or comparable service experience is preferred.
  • Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish with the ability to understand and to make one's self understood to Spanish speaking individuals).

  • Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day to day business.
  • While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

    St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.

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    Coordinator, Community Engagement


    St. Mary's University, Texas


    United States


    May 27, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

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