Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Service Learning Fellow Job Description

Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Job Title:
Service-Learning Fellow
 

Supervisor / Contact person: 

Lorinda Anderson
(509) 963-1643
Location: 
SURC, Room 256B
 
Number of Students Needed: 1
 
Hourly Pay Rate: $9.04 per hour
 
Hours Per Week: 19
 
Scheduling Notes: 
Wage $9.04-$13.00 DOE *
*Work-Study preferred, but not necessary for a well-qualified candidate.
Hiring now for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
 
Available to: All students
 
Background Check: No Background check
 
Essential Functions: 
The Don and Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center is now accepting applications for the position of Service-Learning Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Center is a student-directed program that supports the development and involvement of civic leaders capable of making a contribution throughout our local and global communities. As a Center, we are committed to providing our student employees with an avenue for developing professional skills while they encourage their peers to address social justice, civic,and environmental challenges. As one of the highest paid student employees on campus, you will be given a lot responsibility plus the necessary support to accomplish high-quality results. This employment is not based upon financial aid status and all qualified students are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Desired Competencies:
 
Self-Management Punctuality and regular work attendance; efficient, effective use of work time; working effectively in a diverse, fast-paced, and dynamic work environment Work Processes & Results Using appropriate problem solving methods to improve processes; setting and adhering to project priorities; meeting productivity standards and deadlines; producing accurate and timely work with minimal supervision; managing several simultaneous objectives; multitasking; achieving results Teamwork Supporting and focusing on the vision, mission, and goals of the organization and team; cooperating with and offering assistance to others; recognizing the contributions of others; viewing the success of the organization and team as more important than individual achievements; supporting teamwork and cooperation through open and honest communication Innovation and Change Being creative and innovative when contributing to organizational and individual objectives; being receptive to new ideas and adaptable to new situations; seeking and acting on opportunities to improve and streamline work processes Communication Orally communicating effectively on a one-on-one basis and in small groups; making effective oral presentations before groups; writing clearly and succinctly; being responsive and timely to e-mails, phone messages, and mail Constituent Service Answer, refer and/or respond to constituent inquiries and complaints promptly and courteously; when possible, going the extra mile to satisfy student/staff/faculty needs and expectations Technical/Fiscal Skills Being fiscally responsible by staying within budget and utilizing funds efficiently; word processing utilizing basic programs; marketing and
 
Anticipated Benefits:
Provides opportunities to develop competencies sought by employers: Flexibility, adaptability, and the capacity to manage change Self-motivation Work collaboratively with others in a team to accomplish results Analytical and decision making skills Communication and interpersonal/intrapersonal skills Team work skills Organization, planning and prioritization abilities Customer service strategies Accountability Ability to innovate Leadership abilities Scholarship opportunities (based on work experience) Travel and professional development opportunities Community and campus networking Merit-based raises
 
Application Process:
If you believe that you meet or exceed these qualifications and desired skills, please pick up, complete, and return a Civic Engagement Application for Employment at the Don and Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center. SURC, Room 256B Office Hours; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm except noted CWU or national holidays. Questions, please contact: (509) 963-1643 takeactioncwu.com, RE: SLF Application All applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified if an interview will be extended within two weeks of original application submission. If extended an interview, please thoroughly prepare a brief (no longer than 5 minutes) presentation to be delivered during your interview that best demonstrates your quality of work, level of professionalism, and public speaking abilities. Please complete the Application Checklist to detail the particulars of your presentation. Your presentation is not limited by content, type, or style but should reflect your strongest skills and abilities. Please contact the Center for further descriptions and requirements if needed.
 
Expected outcomes and outputs:
Demonstrate the necessary leadership abilities to influence others to achieve common actions and results. Ability to critically examine social justice and/or environmental issues. Demonstrate the proficiency to serve as an effective member of a dynamic team Coordinate or co-coordinate at least one large-scale volunteer or service-orientated activity per quarter Directly serve large groups of CWU students through programming activities (Total Relief Week, Fair Trade, Yakima River Clean Up, Holiday Extravaganza)