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Coordinator of Community-Based Learning
DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana
Date Posted 04/07/2021
Admin-Academic Advising
Philanthropy-Human Resources
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DePauw University is a nationally recognized liberal arts university set on a beautiful campus of 695 acres in west-central Indiana. This 4-1-4 institution including one of the nation’s oldest schools of music is dedicated to academically challenging and socially engaging students from across the country and around the globe. The Coordinator of Community-based Learning in the Hartman House contributes to the development and implementation of purposeful service learning opportunities in support of the mission and goals of the University. The Coordinator Community-based Learning helps in providing advising, and delivering program components of the Bonner Scholars program.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Student Programming

  • Recruit, supervise, advise, and develop student leaders who manage the volunteer recruitment, training, and placement of the DePauw Service program.[1]
  • Recruit, advise, and develop first year students in the Jane and David Stone Civic Leadership Program.
  • Develop and lead trainings and workshops on community based work and critical service-learning for student leaders across campus.

Community Engagement

  • Foster and maintain effective communication and relationships with community agencies and chair annual Community Partner Luncheon planning.
  • Assist the Bonner Coordinator in the maintenance of relationships with community partners, especially in regards to entry level volunteerism and one-time service projects.
  • Create content and support management of on-line communications including website and social media.
  • Support outreach to and partner with faculty members to develop and implement community-based research or projects. With Director of Hartman Center, create and implement a plan for letting faculty know how community based research can enhance their pedagogical goals.
  • Provide logistical assistance for community based education and research.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients’ needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works together to achieve a goal.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.



Benefit Type

Benefit Eligible

Required Supporting Documents

Cover Letter

Closing Date

May 11, 2021


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: One year of recent work-related experience with community-based learning and civic engagement in a college environment required.

Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: Experience with databases and spreadsheets; proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher or equivalents.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations: Valid US Driver's License and ability to obtain certification to drive University vehicles required.

Other Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will understand and have experience with experiential learning programs like off-campus study, internships, career shadowing, service learning that help students explore and connect with the professions.

  • Demonstrated leadership in collaborative settings.

  • Familiarity with the liberal arts college.

  • Experience developing and writing reports and grants.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide array of constituents, including faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with college-age students, preferably in a residential, liberal arts college environment is necessary.

  • Experience with DePauw University and/or Greencastle, IN communities is preferred.

  • Experience with the Bonner Scholars program is preferred.

  • Respect for student leadership and ability to develop and work with students as leaders.

  • Ability to design, implement and assess training and programming curricula.

  • Experience with nonprofit management, volunteer supervision or program administration.

  • Availability for frequent evening and weekend work.
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