Program Coordinator, Community Engagement Initiative

University of Delaware - Newark, DE4.3

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) was established in February 2016 to further strengthen UD’s identity as an engaged research university. The Initiative focuses on what makes every community strong: improving public education, community health, and environmental quality; encouraging economic development and social equity; and expanding arts and cultural programs that enrich quality of life.

Working as a member of CEI involves supporting the priorities of the UD Civic Action Plan, including partnerships, student programs, faculty development, capacity building, and promoting civic engagement at all levels, local to global. Members of the CEI team work collaboratively on programs that cut across these priorities. The incumbent will support projects for CEI, including the Partnership for Arts and Culture and the Council of Community Engagement and Public Service Centers. The incumbent will also coordinate CEI communications and serve as the primary liaison on communications with the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM).

Reporting to the Director and Deputy Director of CEI, the Program Coordinator responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Serve as a member of the core CEI team.
Work with the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) to support implementation of the overall CEI communications strategy.
Coordinate communications for CEI and its partnerships, including website and print material support as well as photography and video production.
Attend CEI and OCM meetings and programs related to communications.
Provide organizational support for the Partnership for Arts and Culture and other partnerships as designated by the Director and Deputy Director.
Provide organizational support for the Council of Community Engagement and Public Service Centers, including scheduling meeting spaces and attending planning meetings with co-chairs.
Support the development and execution of events hosted by CEI.
Assist the CEI team with the overall coordination of CEI programs and the implementation of the University’s Civic Action Plan.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree with three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Project management experience preferred
Interest in community engagement
Experience with: WordPress, Google Drive, Microsoft Office.
Must be pro-active, energetic, adaptive, a team player, efficient, and willing to learn new skills.