Service and First Year Experience Coordinator

Simpson College, a selective liberal arts college affiliated with The United Methodist Church, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of Service and First Year Experience.  This is a 12 month, full-time position which reports to the Director of the Center for Vocation and Integrative Learning (CVIL).

In regard to service, the principal duties and responsibilities will include:  developing service-learning programs, coordinating and tracking student service-learning participation through such programs as Americorps and Wesley Service Scholars, and assisting with the planning of such large campus events such as First-Year Service Day, Campus Day and MLK Day.

In regard to first-year programming, the principal duties and responsibilities will include: working with the Director of CVIL to coordinate summer, fall, and mid-year orientation activities, hiring and supervising orientation (SC) leaders, and facilitating first-year appointments and events geared toward vocational exploration.

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 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; strong organizational 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, curriculum vitae or 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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Preference will be given to materials submitted by April 3, 2015.  The preferred start date is summer 2015.  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, and persons with disabilities. More information about CVIL is available at .

Posting Date: 3/12/15