Service Learning Leader

Reports To: Ann Schwartz

Department: Service Learning

Location: Main campus

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

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POSITION SUMMARY 

The Service-Learning Leaders Program is an important component of the Service-Learning Program at Concordia University-Texas.  Students have a vital leadership role in encouraging Concordia students to be engaged in serving their community and reflecting on those service activities.  The Service-Learning Leaders play a key role in promoting a more service-oriented and justice-focused campus culture.  They work closely with students, faculty, staff, and community organizations.

Community Service Leaders:

These leaders connect the Concordia community with service opportunities in the larger community.  They encourage students, faculty, and staff to look outward and respond to needs beyond the campus, and serve and be served by others from varied backgrounds.  Community Service Leaders are responsible for:

  • Coordinating a weekly or bi-weekly service opportunity for members of the CTX community. The Community Service Leader will set up the opportunity, publicize it through a variety of means, recruit volunteers, coordinate transportation, meet with student volunteers at time of event, and engage volunteers in regular reflection exercises throughout the semester.
  • Connecting with student organizations, units of the university, and faculty to encourage involvement of groups with service opportunities. The Leader will also work with faculty who are interested in having students be involved with Academically-Based Service-Learning through their classes.
  • Documenting service opportunities properly through maintaining liability forms for all volunteers, recording volunteer attendance, completing event documentation forms, and taking pictures.
  • Participating in volunteer (unpaid) service opportunities coordinated by other leaders per semester and working with other projects of the Service-Learning Program as needed.
  • Using the GivePulse web system to promote and document service opportunities.

 On-Campus Liaison and Service Leader:

This leader connects with departments, clubs, and other groups that are part of the campus community to increase awareness of and recruit volunteer for service opportunities led by other leaders.  In addition, this leader provides ways for members of our campus community to serve through programs and activities available right here on campus.  The leader also plans a few special service events, on and off campus.  The On-Campus Service Leader is responsible for:

  • Coordinating weekly or bi-weekly service opportunity with the on-campus SELF 2 Independence Program.
  • Organizing smaller, one-time or periodic service projects (e.g., letter writing campaign, food drive, invite a representative of a service organization to set up a booth on campus)
  • Connecting with student organizations, units of the university, and faculty to encourage involvement of groups with service opportunities. The Leader will also work with faculty who are interested in having students be involved with Academically-Based Service-Learning through their classes.
  • Organizing Concordia’s participation in the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.
  • Planning the annual Christmas Giving Campaign.
  • Overseeing the CTX Food Pantry, which is housed in the Service-Learning Center.
  • Documenting service opportunities properly through maintaining liability forms for all volunteers, recording volunteer attendance, completing event documentation forms, and taking pictures.
  • Participating in volunteer (unpaid) service opportunities coordinated by other leaders per semester and working with other projects of the Service-Learning Program as needed.
  • Using the GivePulse web system to promote and document service opportunities.

Justice Focus Leader: 

Each fall, the common reading, fall drama production, and annual Service-Learning Week focus on a specific justice issue.  For fall 2017, the issue was technology and justice.  The Justice Focus leader will work closely with others who are promoting awareness and response in light of the selected justice issue.  The Justice Focus Leader is responsible for:

  • Coordinating annual Service-Learning Week with help of the leadership team which includes bringing in a speaker for the Robert C. Greene Lecture in Service-Learning
  • Mobilizing students to get involved in social change around the justice focus
  • Planning events to raise awareness about social issues (e.g., movies, speakers, petitions)
  • Gathering information about justice issues and making that information available through social media, posters, art, displays, putting resources in the Service-Learning Center
  • Coordinating service opportunities related to the justice focus
  • Coordinating fundraising events and supervising the intake and distribution of funds
  • Documenting service opportunities properly through maintaining liability forms for all volunteers, recording volunteer attendance, completing event documentation forms, and taking pictures.
  • Participating in volunteer (unpaid) service opportunities coordinated by other leaders per semester and working with other projects of the Service-Learning Program as needed.
  • Using the GivePulse web system to promote and document service opportunities.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform this job.

 

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