The Student Leadership Specialist will report to an Associate Director and serve as a critical member of the Center’s team-oriented staff. The Student Leadership Specialist will support the CSC core values:
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Culture of Care
Innovation & Impact
The ideal candidate for this role will possess a deep passion for volunteerism and a love of student advising and student affairs programming. This role will work collaboratively with other staff to ensure successful implementation of recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and revision processes for CSC volunteer programming, including the CSC’s network of over 50 community service student initiatives, the Baltimore First individualized direct service program, the France-Merrick Civic Fellows, immersion experiences (including Alternative Breaks and pre-orientation programming), and additional student service programming throughout the year.
The CSC has a team-based structure, and the Student Leadership Specialist will serve as a member of several office teams, including training and assessment. They will also lead the office’s student organization team.
Job Duties: Program Development and Management The Student Leadership Specialist will provide programmatic direction for the suite of CSC programs relating to volunteerism, ensuring high quality experiences that incorporate high-touch training and reflection. Specifically, they will:
Provide oversight to the CSC’s student organization network, including the implementation of training plans for staff and faculty advisors as well as student leaders and volunteers. This position will also serve as a direct service Category Coordinator liaison to the Student Leadership and Involvement Office who supports all Homewood Student Affairs student organizations.
Co-advise the Baltimore First individualized direct service program, with a particular emphasis on oversight of the cohort’s volunteer workshops and trainings.
Oversee the implementation of immersion experiences, including student leader recruitment, venue selection, transportation management, and the identification of volunteer and community exploration opportunities.
With the support of the office’s Events Team, oversee implementation of student volunteer events, including student service fairs and expositions.
Co-develop and implement the emerging France-Merrick Civic Fellows program, an intensive, self-guided volunteer and issue-based advocacy program of six student service leaders.
Work in collaboration with the CSC’s Compliance Specialist (risk management), Community Partnership Specialist, and the Assistant Director of Communications to implement volunteer programming.
The Student Leadership Specialist will be responsible for direct student organization advising as well as the mentorship for student interns and leadership boards. Specifically, they will:
Supervise internal interns supporting curriculum development and volunteer intake.
Advise the Civic Engagement Allocations and Recognition Committee for student organizations.
Advise 5-8 student service organizations a year.
Support the Baltimore First student Executive Board collaboratively with other CSC staff members.
Qualifications and Experience:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit sector, or human services; background in student development and programming, experiential education, service-learning facilitation, nonprofit program management or other related field is ideal.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent judgement in the realms of program and project management.
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
A demonstrated understanding and enthusiasm for civic engagement, community outreach, public service and/or volunteerism.
A demonstrated capacity to work effectively using a racial equity lens with persons of diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitivity in student life and in the community.
A strong interest in relationship building with varied and diverse stakeholders.
Strong logistics management skills.
A willingness to maintain a working knowledge of best practices in civic engagement and leadership development as it relates to their areas of focus.
This position’s duties will require routine evening and/or weekend work. They will be expected to periodically represent the office on various internal and external committees. Duties may also require in-and-out of state travel or other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Community Programs Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001405-Center for Social Concern Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
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