Part-time Service Coordinator

The Simpson College Division of Student Development seeks applicants for the position of Service Coordinator. This is a half-time, 10-month (August 1 – May 31) position, which reports to the Director of Career Development and Civic Engagement. For more information about the Division of Student Development and department of Career Development and Civic Engagement go to http://simpson.edu/student-life/.

The Service Coordinator principal duties and responsibilities will include developing service-learning programs; coordinate, track, and report on student service participation, including Americorps and institutional service scholarship programs; supervise student staff. The position also plays an integral role in the planning of large campus events such as 1st year service day Campus Day and MLK Day.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelors’ degree in a related field; a Master’s degree in higher education or related field is preferred. Other helpful or necessary experiences and skills include: knowledge of civic engagement and service-learning; demonstrable effectiveness in managing like higher education programs; excellent human relations skills which include the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff; effective oral and written communication skills; basic technology skills including Microsoft Office and social media experience; and a commitment to helping students find their place and life’s calling.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, including addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses to:  Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA  50125, or by e-mail to employment@simpson.edu.

For guaranteed consideration applications should be received by Monday, February 8, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. The preferred start date is March 2016; however, candidates who are unavailable to begin until August 1, 2016 are encouraged to apply and note their preferred start date within their cover letter.

Simpson College is an independent, selective, church-related, comprehensive college grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Simpson is dedicated to excellence in higher education, promoting integrative learning, engaged citizenship, and service among its diverse student body. Simpson is located in Indianola, Iowa, just south of the state capital of Des Moines.

It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish). The entire Simpson College Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/

Posting Date: 1/18/16