Manager of Civic Learning Initiatives

Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement

About the organization

We build mutually beneficial partnerships with the St. Louis community, create civic engagement opportunities for students, and prepare them to lead change wherever they live and work.

Our mission is to foster a vibrant culture of civic engagement throughout Washington University by catalyzing student learning, participation, and impact in civic life.

The Gephardt Institute works with students across all eight academic schools—at both the graduate and undergraduate levels—to ensure robust and high-quality civic engagement opportunities on campus and in St. Louis.

We work closely with community organizations in the St. Louis region to facilitate effective partnerships with WashU departments and organizations to address community needs and priorities.

We also support alumni-led efforts to foster a lifetime of civic engagement.

Duties

Program Instruction
Serves as lead instructor and program manager for the Civic Scholars Program, with curriculum guidance and oversight of the Associate Director for Civic Engagement. The Civic Scholars Program provides a rigorous, in-depth curriculum for undergraduate students with an interest & passion for civic leadership. The program supports up to forty students at a time (twenty juniors and twenty seniors), and includes four semesters of coursework, a Civic Summer stipend, mentorship, retreats, and multi-day immersion trips.

Experiential Learning
Designs, plans, and leads experiential learning initiatives & place-based immersions in St. Louis, with strategic guidance and oversight of the Associate Director for Community Engagement & in collaboration with the Community Engagement Manager, including Engage STL, St. Louis Fellows neighborhood immersions other immersive experiences.

Program Management
Manages civic learning and dialogue events such as Civic Café, The Longest Table, & emergent strategies as part of the Engage Democracy Initiative, a university-wide effort to equip all undergraduate & graduate students with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to actively participate in the process of democracy.

Facilitation
Serves as one of the Co-Facilitators for the St. Louis Fellows Program to foster student civic learning through cohort-based discussions and mentorship, in support of the Community Engagement Manager.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Urban Studies/Planning, Social Work, Non-Profit Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field.

-Three or more years of full-time professional experience that includes civic education or civic engagement work as well as educational initiatives with adolescents or young adults.

-Substantive knowledge & passion for civic engagement, community engagement, civic learning, civic dialogue, community development, community partnerships, social change, and/or related areas.

-Teaching, training, and/or intergroup dialogue facilitation experience with adolescents, college students, or recent college graduates and demonstrated ability to facilitate deep learning & dialogue within a highly diverse, intellectual, and passionate student body.

-Demonstrated experience with educational program design & program/project management.

-Commitment to maintaining a non-partisan & inclusive approach to all educational, programming, outreach, and communication strategies.

-Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, and project management, & event planning skills.

-Strong relationship management skills, with capacity to handle challenging internal and external dilemmas.

-Ability to function both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment.

-Commitment to the Gephardt Institute’s values of Inquiry, Empathy, Collaboration, Integrity, Equity, and Action.

Salary

$48,700.00 - $80,500.00 / Annually

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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