Civic Engagement Programs Coordinator @ The Center for Leadership and Social Change

The program coordinator is responsible for planning and managing student development programs that focus on the incorporation of service education, civic engagement, campus voting, and community engagement. There is a special emphasis in this position on civic education, leadership development and leadership programming. The coordinator will also be expected to research, organize, and deliver courses, workshops, trainings, and presentations which address the gaps in knowledge and engagement with civic issues.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include the following:
• Assist and serve as a resource within the Office of Community-Rooted Engagement (CoRE), the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Division of Student Affairs, and FSU campus community;
o Engage in a programming portfolio that includes programs and workshops with emphasis in: FSUVotes Coalition, Service Leadership Seminar (SLS), Florida State Alternative Breaks (FSAB), and CommUNITY Dialogue.
• Supervise a graduate assistant, undergraduate staff and interns as well as advise, assist, and guide students on a variety of issues and topics related to leadership, service, and academic success;
• Serve on department, division, and campus-wide committees as assigned. Initiates and supports creative ideas to move CoRE and the Center forward in its mission and vision, along with other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess experience in managing and facilitating student programming – specifically in the areas of civic engagement. Candidates should desire to work in a diverse learning environment; lead through change and transition; and create collaborative, transformative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and community members. Philosophically and practically, they should look forward to wrestling with the opportunities and challenges that exist with helping college students to engage with leadership from a non-positional perspective that is rooted in values and is mobilized to create positive change in communities. Candidate must possess experience in student development and the work of community education, engagement, and training.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 6 years.
  • Experience in civic engagement and/or service learning education
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions
  • Experience mentoring, advising, and supervising students and/or student groups in a college/university setting
  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices related to student program planning, development, and evaluation

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree
  • Strong understanding of student development and service-learning theories
  • Facilitation focused on student development in the areas of civic engagement and service learning

The approved maximum salary for this position is $42,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience. Additionally, it comes with a competitive benefits and professional development package.

FSU accepts only online applications. To access this job opening please go to and advanced search for job opening ID #52444. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. A complete application should include:
• Cover Letter: Please address interest in position, as well as personal/professional experiences that connect
• Resume/CV
• Contact information for three (3) professional references, including most recent direct supervisor
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 13, 2023.

Erin Sylvester Philpot, Ed.D.
Assistant Director for Leadership & Identity
Office of Community-Rooted Engagement
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Division of Student Affairs
(850) 644-3342