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Coordinator of Community Engagement

Job Details

Main Campus - Edmond, OK
$20.30 - $20.30 Hourly
OTRS Classified


Position Overview & Job Duties:

Develops, implements, and manages activities, programs, and services related to student organizations, student leadership programs and other campus activities and events. Responsible for the development and execution of short and long-term plans, goal and objectives for programs to ensure alignment with university goals. Develops and provides information and resources for students, parents, and University staff related to campus programs and service opportunities. Participate in program development and make recommendations for improvement. Develops, implements, and authorizes the expenditures of department and fee-funded group budgets and requires the ability to exercise judgement in making decisions of significance while utilizing discretion. Oversee student employees and volunteers. Oversee safety and compliance in activities.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Manages all aspects and decision making (including logistics, publicity, development, and recruitment) for Community Engagement service events including, but not limited to: Oklahoma Standard Days of Service Programming (includes: 9/11 Day of Service, Indigenous Peoples' Day of Service, Veterans Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, Random Acts of Kindness Day of Service, Women's History Month Day of Service, and Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Service Efforts), Volunteer Fairs, Becoming Broncho, Civic and Voter Engagement Initiatives, and other events/programs as assigned.
  • Advises UCO Alternative Breaks including student trip leader selection, training student and staff leaders, attending meetings, managing budgets, serving as a staff trip leader, assisting in coordination of all aspects of the Weekend, Fall, and Spring Break experiences, and serving as a contact for Breakaway.
  • Advises President's Club Children's Community Party by guiding the coordination of all aspects of the event, overseeing the recruitment, selection, and development of executive team members, attending meetings, managing the budgets, and serving as a liaison with Edmond Public Schools.
  • Manages the Central Pantry (on-campus food pantry) through supervision of the Central Pantry student interns, co-advising the Central Pantry Executive Team facilitating volunteer recruitment and maintenance, client services, and inventory control.
  • Supports the mission of the office through:
    • Building connections with community agencies.
    • Recruiting student and campus volunteers to serve with community partners, with campus service events, and other office programs through presentations and campus marketing.
    • Maintaining consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, and campus and community constituents about service opportunities and community needs.
    • Promoting and guiding students through the use of the UCORE service system used for finding and logging service hours.
    • Executing service hour tracking processes for individuals, student organizations, service reporting, and award application needs.
  • Participates in the forward motion of the office and its goals through participation in office strategic and budget planning and conducting on-going research and learning to stay in tune with current trends and best practices of volunteer centers at peer institutions and Oklahoma universities.
  • Reports to the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The general schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with some evenings and weekends required.
Flexible work arrangements of one day/week work from home may be available after the first ninety days (based on supervisor approval and in compliance with university policy).

Qualifications/Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in job related field plus 3+ years of work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and be able to operate a typical motor vehicle.


Experience Preferred:

Master's degree preferred with related experience in a higher education setting. Demonstrated experience in leading, developing, implementing, and evaluating service-based programs. Ability to collaborate by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and community partners. Budget experience.


Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Customer service and event management skills. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact professionally with all segments of the University community. Must be detail-oriented and a team player. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.