Community Engagement Program Specialist
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Work Unit:
- Professional and Community Education
- Full/Part Time:
The Penn State Center Philadelphia is looking for a part-time Community Engagement Program Specialist. This position works under the direction of the Director of Urban Engagement to organize and guide the implementation of the Penn State Center - Philadelphia’s strategy that facilitates faculty and student engagement from the foundation of community-based programming. The primary duties are to organize and guide the implementation of student engagement projects; assist in non-credit training and facilitation of community-based adult education; support engaged scholarship and community engagement in neighborhood place making; produce community educational materials; and represent Penn State Center Philadelphia in community planning forums and networks. This position also provides office support for outreach, presentations and educational events. The ideal candidate has knowledge about Philadelphia and the Philadelphia-based non-profit sector serving low-income, marginalized communities. This person can also maintain effective relationships with peers, vendors, and others in a diverse environment; support team decisions and follow through with team responsibilities; interpret information, ideas and instructions and communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing including materials intended for distribution; determine causes of unusual occurrences and apply standard principles and practices to determine and implement solutions; ensure safe practices and environmental consciousness are exhibited in decisions; typically work under general supervision, while performing assignments that are varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character. Typical Work Duties: Identify, develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate a wide variety of engagement programs and related materials; research potential opportunities, as well as university collaborators/community partners, and collaborate with them to determine programming needs; may be involved in planning and coordinating marketing for educational programs and services; provide logistical support to faculty/presenters in delivery of programs; facilitate critical reflection sessions for students in Philadelphia-based engagement activities; serve as unit liaison between students and Philadelphia-based organizations; attend meetings for community outreach and networking purposes; interface with students/prospective participants to discuss educational options; develop and monitor program budgets; prepare and submit various reports. May supervise staff and serve on interview, training, and unit teams.
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