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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Program Coordinator, Center for Applied Learning
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Job Description

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. People from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

General Summary: The CAL Program Coordinator will provide direct service to students and administrative and programmatic support to the Center for Applied Learning (CAL) in the School of Business, Government and Economics. The CAL Program Coordinator will have significant responsibility for one of CAL's signature programs, the SPU Mentor Program, including taking the lead on marketing and promotion efforts and being a primary point of contact for participating students and community partners. The CAL Program Coordinator will interview and provide vocational counsel to students in the Mentor Program and place them with community partners for mentoring and job shadowing opportunities. Additionally, the CAL Program Coordinator will provide various types of administrative support for the SPU Mentor Program as well as other existing and new CAL initiatives, including (but not limited to) the annual Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC), SBGE Dean's Speaker Series, and more. In each of these functions, the Program Coordinator will act as a liaison between SPU faculty, staff and students and community partners in government, small businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations and elsewhere.

Job Description:

Mentor Program Counseling:

* Meets one-on-one with students to ascertain career and vocational interests. Orients students to Mentor Program expectations.
* Coaches students on how to maximize the use of mentoring and job shadowing opportunities.

Student Relations, Advising and Coaching:

* Serves as a primary point of contact for students who need advice and feedback on their Mentor Program experiences.
* Serves as advisor to students on the various Mentor Program options and their appropriateness for each student's needs.
* Troubleshoots ineffective mentorships and recommend fixes to students or mentors.
* Represents CAL in classrooms through guest speaking on CAL programs and related topics (e.g. professionalism, entrepreneurship, etc.).
* Answers questions relevant to the Mentor Program, SVPC and other CAL services and programs.

Marketing and Promotion of Mentor Program, SVPC and Other CAL Initiatives:

* Under the guidance of the Director, develops and implements a strategic plan for communication and marketing of the Mentor Program and SVPC to students, members of the SPU community and the community at large.
* Promotes the Mentor Program and SVPC directly to SPU students both within SBGE and across campus via classroom visits, attendance at events, etc.
* Responsible for development, production and distribution of promotional materials for all audiences. Channels may include posters, flyers, bulletin boards and other printed materials as well as maintenance of CAL web pages, currency of social media presence, etc.
* Serves as a liaison with University Communications on development and coordination of both printed and digital materials. Promotes and publicizes other CAL programs, activities and events.

CAL Administrative Support and Event Planning:

* Provides administrative support for CAL programs with special emphasis on the annual SVPC.
* Schedules meetings, initiate reporting, feedback and clean-up processes and communicate with a variety of stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors/sponsors and other community partners).
* Takes leadership on the planning of major CAL events (e.g. SBGE Dean's Speaker series, SVPC Showcase, etc.)

Networking and Community Relations:

* Recruits community volunteers (businesspersons and other professionals) for the SPU Mentor Program based on specific student requests.
* Liaises with a wide variety of business and professional contacts to assist SPU students with personal, academic and professional development. Establishes new contacts as necessary.
* Maintains cooperative relationships with business and professional contacts and respond to concerns from community partners who are serving as volunteers.
* Secondary responsibilities may include assisting efforts by SBGE professors to coordinate service learning, entrepreneurial and other applied learning curricula as well as in locating guest speakers or research opportunities through community engagement.

Reporting, Evaluation and Analysis:

* Collects, collates and reports on activity levels in the Mentor Program and other CAL programs.
* Initiates and supervises distribution of longitudinal Mentor Program evaluations.
* Analyzes current and longitudinal data to predict future needs and make recommendations on program improvements or enhancements.

Supervision of Student Labor:

* Provides direction and delegation of tasks to student workers as appropriate.


Bachelor's degree required, Master's in counseling or student development area preferred.

3 years in student services, customer service, sales, or business development role, 5 years preferred.

Must be comfortable with speaking in public and making cold calls.

Proficient with Microsoft Office products and LinkedIn.

Proficiency with social media, a bonus.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary: $46,000 - $50,000 DOE

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.

About Seattle Pacific University

Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian institution of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving more than 4,000 students. SPU is fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church, SPU offers 61 undergraduate majors, 15 master's degree specializations, and five doctoral programs.