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Program Coordinator, Office for Community Partnerships

Apply now Job no: 492776
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is conducting a search to fill the position of Program Coordinator for the Office for Community Partnerships. The Program Coordinator will have special responsibility for developing and overseeing co-curricular civic engagement and leadership opportunities for students. The Program Coordinator will also work closely with the Director and other staff to accomplish the strategic goals of the Office for Community Partnerships and provide some administrative support for the Office. Opportunities for developing new programmatic areas are also possible. 

Primary Focus Areas

  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Programming: Developing and overseeing student volunteering and leadership opportunities including building and maintaining relationships with community partners, working with students and student groups seeking volunteer experiences, and developing student leadership training.
  • Supervise student workers.  This includes participating in hiring students, training, coordinating their schedules, approving timecards, and managing the on-going activities and projects for the students.  
  • Act as a representative of Kenyon College through participation in community events, meetings, and service on some community committees and boards as well as local, regional and national conferences.
  • Administrative support for the Office including some office management, updating webpages, tracking budgets, marketing programs, and other program support duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Associate Degree with relevant experience. Familiarity with small towns and rural communities. Experience volunteering or working with community organizations or evidence of participation in community-based activities. Computer literacy with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suites, and social media. Aptitude/competency with multiple forms of media platforms (e.g. Canva, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress). Strong organizational and detail skills necessary.  Ability to handle and balance a wide variety of tasks; communicate and deal effectively with people; take initiative and work with minimal supervision are essential. Ability to work collaboratively on a small team is also essential. Must have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience in higher education, community development, volunteer management, and/or student leadership is preferred. Knowledge of Knox County and/or Kenyon College is a strong asset.

Working Conditions

The Program Coordinator will work primarily at the Wright Center, in an open office environment.  The job requires some travel to and from Kenyon College in Gambier and other community meetings and events. Periodically the job involves lifting and moving up to 25 pounds (tables, chairs, boxes, etc.). 

 It is expected that the Program Coordinator will attend some evening and weekend functions.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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