In support of its vision to foster a culture of social responsibility that inspires students to create systemic change in order to build an equitable and just world, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement is looking for a thoughtful, focused and creative individual to lead its Alternative Break Programs. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and operations of Breakout Princeton, a signature program of the Center that provides service and learning community immersion opportunities for students during the fall, January, and spring breaks. The coordinator designs and delivers trainings to ensure students are well-prepared to engage in meaningful service with a positive community impact, focusing on learning specific skills through advocacy and activism. The coordinator advises and mentors individual students, student groups and student board members on best practices of effective student leadership and community engagement and teaches the skills of team-building and project management. The coordinator is responsible for forging connections with campus and community partners to create new pathways and resources for volunteer and civic engagement opportunities, with intentional outreach and support of graduate students and student athletes. The coordinator has oversight for Month of Service programming which supports staff, faculty and students on campus in meaningful direct service and supports the University's annual recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. and his life of service. The Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of the Pace Center.
Breakout Princeton Program: The coordinator has oversight for all programming and operational aspects of the Breakout Princeton program. S/he serves as staff advisor to the Breakout Princeton student board and is the program's liaise to campus and community partners. The coordinator will enhance and implement policies, procedures and best practices for all components of the program. They will manage the student application, selection, trip development, training, pre- and post- trip debrief and reflection, as well as ongoing data collection and program evaluation. The coordinator will develop and coordinate the Breakout Local model which connects students who remain on campus during the fall, January and spring breaks with local organizations to serve and learn about dynamic community needs.
Student Development and Learning: The coordinator is an integral member of the Center team that develops and facilitates workshops and trainings to prepare students with the skills, knowledge and perspectives to ensure purposeful and meaningful engagement in service and with communities and will facilitate the Center's signature trainings, such as Volunteer 101 and Allyship through Service, and will develop and deliver training modules reflecting the Center’s core competencies of learning around service. The coordinator will lead small learning cohorts of students with emphasis on advocacy, activism and social innovation. The coordinator will support logistics and operations for cross-center workshops and trainings and collaborate with campus and community partners to enhance and expand trainings.
Pathways to Service: The coordinator increases student participation in civic engagement by showcasing pathways and resources for engagement in service and developing innovative programming to connect the student's learning to service. The coordinator will identify and respond to diverse student interests, making connections to existing programs and projects, and will promote the inclusivity of service by developing new one-time service opportunities for the campus at large. They will coordinate the University's annual Month of Service programming, connecting campus and community engagement in service. The coordinator will develop and facilitate workshops tailored for students participating in one-time service, and advise Pace Center student leaders participating in the newly-formed Residential College Leadership Team (RCLT).
Graduate Students and Student Athletes: The coordinator explores and identifies pathways of meaningful engagement in service for graduate students and student athletes by highlighting and supporting opportunities that meet their unique needs. They will serve as the Center's liaison to the Student-Athlete Service Council (SASC), Princeton Varsity Club (PVC) and Campus Recreation. The coordinator will participate in relevant Graduate School activities and events to showcase service and civic engagement and coordinate and support Graduate School Community Fellows in their service opportunities.
- Bachelors Degree and 1 - 3 years of related experience.
- Proven success in program coordination and administration
- Proven success in advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including student athletes
- Experience with alternative break programs and student leader development
- Exceptional communication abilities with excellent interpersonal, oral, written and listening skills
- Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task
- Agile workshop facilitator and trainer
- High degree of self motivation, creativity and enthusiasm
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as necessary
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