STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (50% FTE)

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Temporary
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
  • Apply easily
If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email and we will be happy to assist you.

STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (50% FTE)

STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (50% FTE)
Req #: 184648
Department: UW TACOMA STUDENT LIFE
Job Location: UW Tacoma
Posting Date: 11/16/2020
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position,

The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found

This position, through the work in developing service and leadership programs for the Center for Student Involvement (CSL), will provide students with avenues to pursue the mission of UW Tacoma as an urban serving institution in an extra-curricular fashion. The Husky Volunteer and Local Events programs connects students to opportunities on campus and in the community. Leading them through a process of reflection on service, these program meets the strategic goal of the university to document, recognize and support a greater number of students in reflective community service. Similarly, a focus on civic leadership events provides activities that spur our practical action as thoughtful members of society.

UW Tacoma is a member of the national BreakAway organization, and we currently host 2-3 BreakAway programs per year. These opportunities create a deeper connection to service through multi-day service programs which teach students how we can make local impacts through thoughtful community service trips.

This position requires expertise in student leadership development, reflective practices, student administration, volunteer management and administrative services. Specific duties include:
  • Oversee the coordination, assessment and supervision of Community Service and Leadership programs
  • Oversee and advise 5 student leaders in the following roles: Local Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, BreakAway Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Program Assistant
  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with student leaders for their development and to ensure programs are being coordinated to follow University policies and guidelines
  • Create and co-create program curriculum and procedures
  • Coordinate internal and external/nonprofit partnerships with students
  • Serve as volunteer engagement adviser at large for Husky Volunteer students looking to build their own partnerships
  • When possible be present at CSL events
Administrative support
  • Answer community inquires for partnerships
  • Maintain the learning management systems (LMS) for the Husky Volunteers program
  • Request specific website updates from the Office of Student Life
  • File purchasing receipts with the Office of Student Life
  • Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience advising student programs and/or organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership in initiating and implementing educational programming among student groups/organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multi-cultural and diverse environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to use sound independent judgment in working with faculty, staff, students, employers, and represent the University appropriately
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in supervising employees, to include hiring and training
  • Knowledge and application of Student Development Theory
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating with a variety of university constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents/family members, alumni, community members and other external constituents
  • Membership in an appropriate professional organizations, which may include ACPA, NASPA, ACUI, NIRSA
Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

University of Washington