The Office of Community Engagement is seeking a full-time community engagement coordinator OR manager with a background in community engagement at a higher education institution and experience working in communities to affect change. Someone who enjoys building and maintaining relationships and is ready to play an integral role in the creating training and partnerships and the outreach needs of the office, University and community at large.
We are also seeking a Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship to focus efforts on strategies to support the development of community-engaged teaching and community-engaged scholarship on our campus. Information for interested faculty is below.
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Community Engagement Coordinator OR Manager

 

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You may be a good fit if you excel at project management, have experience teaching and/or conducting research, and are an effective communicate with diverse populations. In this position you will develop programming, policies and tools to enhance community engagement activities on campus and build community partnerships with organizations locally and across Iowa. Help advance strategic initiatives that bolster community engagement at Iowa, including the Community Engaged Course (CEC) designation, the Graduate Engagement Corps (GEC) program, and the Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI), among others. Collaborate with the Director of Arts Share and the Director of the Grant Wood Art Colony to advance arts and engagement at the University of Iowa. 

About the Office: The University of Iowa is a diverse, destination university where students, faculty, and staff work with community partners across the state of Iowa and beyond every day to make a measurable, enduring, and meaningful difference through community engagement.  We facilitate trainings, workshops and provide informational resources and expertise that empowers faculty, staff, and students to transform their teaching and research to make lasting change and a positive impact in our world. 

*View the full position description at: Provost Career Opportunities or email emily-kleinmeyer@uiowa.edu

What We're Looking For:

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant fields, including higher education administration, public policy, public affairs, nonprofit management, urban and regional planning, 
  • 1-3 years of experience in community engagement in a higher education institution, which may include teaching community-engaged courses, conducting community-based research, and/or working with college and university administration to advance community engagement. 
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Detail oriented and ability to manage several ongoing projects.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation/information sharing. 

Desired

  • Master’s Degree or higher in higher education administration, public policy, public affairs, nonprofit management, urban and regional planning.
  • Experience working in communities to affect change.
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To be eligible for consideration, applicants must upload both of the following and mark them each as a “Relevant File” to the job submission:

  • a resume and a
  • job specific cover letter

Title Guide: Coordinator: generally, 1-3yrs experience; Manager: generally, 3+yrs experience and extensive proficiency in required qualifications

Compensation: This position is anticipated to have a hiring salary range of $45,000–$50,000 for Coordinator; $50,000-$54,000 for Manager. Commensurate with experience and education.

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Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Program Coordinator
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time

Compensation

  • Pay Level: 4A

Contact Information

  • Organization: Provost
  • Contact Name: Emily Kleinmeyer
  • Contact Email: emily-kleinmeyer@uiowa.edu
Career opportunities are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship 

 

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The Office of Community Engagement is excited to announce that applications are now open for a Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement. Applications will be reviewed through August 26. This would be a 20%-time commitment for the academic year 2022. Fellows are eligible for up to $20,000 of salary offset plus fringe from the Office of the Community Engagement. Full time faculty members in the tenure, clinical or instructional track at or above the rank of associate professor are eligible to apply.

The Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship will focus efforts on strategies to support the development of community-engaged teaching and community-engaged scholarship on our campus. This includes, but is not limited to, creating seminars and workshops for faculty and graduate students, building networks and connections between interdisciplinary engaged faculty, and researching and evaluating new policies and programs to further advance community-engaged scholarship at Iowa. Although there is flexibility in the type of work conducted based on the faculty member’s interest and experience in community engagement, the Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship will be expected to contribute to existing Office of Community Engagement faculty programming, including further development of the Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI).

To Apply

To apply for the Faculty Fellow for Engaged Teaching and Scholarship, an applicant should submit the following in a single bookmarked PDF:

  • Cover letter, including a description of the applicant’s contributions and experience with community-engaged teaching and learning and community-engaged scholarship (e.g. community-engaged research/community-based participatory research)
  • Vision statement related to strategies to enhance community-engaged practices for faculty at Iowa, including engaged teaching and engaged research.
  • Summary curriculum vitae
  • Administrative endorsement from applicant’s DEO

Required qualifications

  • Established record in community engagement, with demonstrated experience as a community-engaged teacher, community-engaged researcher, or both
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

Desired qualifications

  • A demonstrated ability to develop and support interdisciplinary project teams
  • Involvement in and development of programmatic content

Materials should be e-mailed to the address below, no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, August 26, 2022. 

Nicholas Benson
Executive Director
Office of Community Engagement

789 Van Allen Hall
ui-engagement@uiowa.edu

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