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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Program Administration, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
4 Year Degree
Program Coordinator for Immersive and Global Engagement
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: Advises students, plans and coordinates John Perkins Center programs, encouraging student leadership and involvement in local, domestic and international service and community learning experiences. In collaboration with other members of the Center staff and student leadership, directs students in community engagement, service-learning, and leadership development. In collaboration with JPC Executive Director and University Chaplain, ensures financial viability (budget and fundraising management), student safety (risk and liability) of programs, partnership with church and organizational sites, and administrates Center events and operations. Supports other aspects of John Perkins Center planning, programming, and visioning as necessary.
Directs and advises Perkins Center student and event programming, including student training programs: Supervises and mentors student leaders; guiding programming and events; coordinating training and debriefing of participants; oversees hiring and recruiting for student programs; and leads the communication and financial management of said programs.
Directs processes around student involvement and university partnership, including host site and organizational partner selection, risk management, volunteer management, and partnership evaluation. Potential student programs may include: SPRINT (Seattle Pacific Reachout International - international service immersion program), Urban Plunge(homelessness immersion program) - and with support to other Center programs CityQuest, Latreia, In Context, Urban Involvement,Urban Roots.
Advises local engagement programs through supervising, empowering and working alongside student leaders. Coordinates selection, training, and debriefing of student core teams and general student participants.
Oversees fundraising, budget management, partner relationships, publicity, program administration, event coordination, and student, faculty and staff relationship building.
Leads in academic service learning with other JPC staff, including partnership development, faculty support and academic integration. Promotes campus awareness of urban and global issues and community engagement best practices through educational programming, teaching and training.
Contributes to the coordination of Center budget, planning and implementation of events and programs - potential duties such as budget and office management, forums/lectures/special events, JPC Community Dinners, and the Annual Perkins Lecture Series. Manages budget, logistics, accommodations and facilities management, marketing strategy, and assignments.
Serves as a part of the umbrella department of University Ministries and operates in a capacity of campus pastor with students.
Supports the JPC Executive Director with supervision and training of graduate assistants/interns and student staff.
Represents the goals, values, and vision of the Center and University Ministries and contributes to plans and initiatives.
Evening and weekend work will be required at varying points throughout the year. Events and student programs may take place both on campus and off-campus; and may take place on some evenings and weekends.Q
Bachelors degree or commensurate experience.
1-2 years minimum experience with urban/global programs in a university setting or community or non-profit organization, with demonstrated experience in program development, event planning and student organization advising.
1-2 years minimum experience living in a cross-cultural setting. Missiological understanding of cross-cultural and international engagement. Experience leading domestic or international teams.
Previous experience with college-age students and/or in a professional student affairs role, with outstanding ability to relate to students individually and corporately.
Exposure and knowledge of urban culture.
Ability to engage and communicate sensitively with very diverse clientele including the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion of individuals, students, staff, faculty and parents.
Understanding of and ability to articulate self-reflexivity and awareness of one's social location.
Christian commitment and appreciation for the broad range of Christian traditions and theological perspectives.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), Google docs.
Familiarity with and affirmation of the Wesleyan tradition.
Administrative, organization and budget management experience and expertise.
Effectiveness in team leadership.
Outstanding written and oral communication abilities.
Strong self-management skills and problem-solving skills; calm in conflict situations.
Ability of navigating systems, competence with multi-tasking and flexibility with multiple projects.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel. Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent.
Experience leading urban ministries.
Familiarity with and ability to teach Christian Community Development principles and philosophy.
Experience in training and debriefing participants and leaders for urban/global exposure and service, including socio-cultural identity development.
2 years minimum experience living in an urban or international setting.
Valid drivers license with good driving record and ability to become Motorpool trained with the University.
Additional Information: Position will remain open until filled.
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. With the cover letter, please provide answers to the following questions as an uploaded attachment to your application. (2 page maximum for a combined response to the 3 questions.)
How does your own social location impact your work in diverse urban communities? How is it similar or different in predominantly white spaces?
What is your missiological understanding of international and/or cross-cultural engagement?
What has been your experience with issues of justice, reconciliation and community development? What have you learned from this, or how has it impacted your life?
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a 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 who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.