Casual Office Support; Office of Civic Engagement

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Clerical / Support, Academic Affairs

Bucknell Univeristy's Office of Civic Engagement seeks a Student Leadership and Training Assistant and a Community Impact Assistant. Both positions will support operations on a temporary casual basis through May 31, 2023, working 20 hours per week.

Job Duties:
Student Leadership and Training Assistant
Oversee and supervise the Office of Civic Engagement Engaged Scholar Program including the developing, planning and executing of peer leadership training of 20+ scholars in multiple cohorts in conjunction with the Interim Director and upper level scholars. This would include:
- Creating developmentally appropriate community engaged curriculum for each cohort based upon best practices in the community engagement and equity inclusion field(s).
- Oversee scholar meetings that align with community priorities and the curriculum.
- Collaborating with community partners and the Director of Civic Engagement for learning sites for each scholar in the local area
- Collecting evaluation data and other assessment and learning agreements from each learning site.

Create community engagement learning modules in Moodle or other accessible software for student leaders to complete outside of in person trainings
- Work with interim Director of Civic Engagement and other OCE staff to compile a list of topics
- Research best practices about these topics and other resources to use for learning opportunities

Community Impact Assistant
Support the implementation of GivePulse software to collect data on community based learning and volunteer efforts at Bucknell to document and assess the impact of our work and inform us about campus and community priorities. This would specifically include:
- Scheduling and giving trainings to community partners, students, staff and faculty
- Meeting with campus stakeholders on collaborations with the software and their engaged work.
- Outreach events or partner visits assist in their implementation of the software and understanding their community priorities.
- Collaborating with L and IT staff on completing the implementation of the software with the Bucknell systems.
Work in collaboration with the Faculty Director of Academic Civic Engagement and the interim Director of Civic Engagement to collect assessment data to support future Carnegie Classification process.

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of computers and proficiency of software including Microsoft Office Word and Excel, email and calendaring applications
Written, verbal communication and organizational skills with attention to detail
Proactive approach to projects, problem solving, communication needs, and planning

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to positively interact with a wide range of individuals and commit to diversity and inclusiveness

Work Type: 
These are temporary, non-benefits eligible, casual positions through May 31, 2023, working 20 hours per week.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a casual staff Non-exempt position with a hiring rate of 18.50. 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here!

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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