Service-Learning Leader

Reports To: Ann Schwartz

Department: Service Learning

Location: Main campus

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

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The Service-Learning Leaders Program is an important component of the Service-Learning Program at Concordia University-Texas. Students selected for this program 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.


ALL Service-Learning Leaders will be involved in the following activities:

  • Working a commitment of on average 6-8 hours per week. Hours may vary from week to week. Work activities will differ depending on the leadership role.
  •  Attending orientation/training sessions in both Spring 2021 and several time during the Summer of 2021.
  • Assisting with the Service-Learning Week at Concordia held the first week of November. Students will help with planning, organizing, publicizing, and engaging students in the week’s activities.
  •  Attending a weekly team meeting with the Coordinator of the Service-Learning Program and other leaders.
  • Helping with Week of Welcome orientation events at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Justice Focus Leader (1 Leader Role) - Open for Fall 2021

The Justice Focus leader will work to promote justice-focused service-learning through coordinating educational opportunities, planning advocacy opportunities, and working with others on campus who want to promote social justice. The Justice Focus Leader is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the 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 through coordinating and planning events for the CTX Advocacy Network
  • 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 a 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.
  • Assisting other Service-Learning Leaders with their service projects and tasks, as needed.
  • Using the GivePulse web system to promote and document service opportunities. Leaders will be trained in how to use GivePulse before the fall semester.


FILLED for Fall 2021 - Community Service Leaders (2 Leader Roles):
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:

Role 1: Work with our service partner Reveal Resource Center in Cedar Park. This organization operates a food pantry and clothing closet for area residents. The service opportunity would be on Monday evenings.

Role 2: Work with a service partner Foundation Communities and in particular, the Cardinal Point Apartment complex at Four Points. In the past, we have participated in the after school program and Supper Club events with Cardinal Point.

  • 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.
  • Assisting other Service-Learning Leaders with their service projects and tasks, as needed.
  • Using the GivePulse web system to promote and document service opportunities. Leaders will be trained in how to use GivePulse before the fall semester.