This is a one-year renewable position.
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Its mission is to engage students in meaningful community building, public service experiences and transformational learning.
Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won eleven NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last eight years, including a program-best 3rd place finish in 2016-17. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center which opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community, and the world around us.
Under limited supervision, The Civic Life Coordinator will promote, plan, implement, and evaluate current service learning projects in the Athletics Department at Tufts. They will help train student-athletes on best practices in community engagement, how to cultivating relationships with community partners, and work with Advancement and Alumni Relations. They will solicit funding to support various programming.
The Program Coordinator will serve as a source of information and problem solving for students, staff, and other constituents. They will provide general guidance and explanation of departmental policies and procedures and may communicate on behalf of manager(s) to explain or disseminate information.
They will be the connection between student-athletes and Tisch College to help promote programs such as the Honos Civicus Society and the Tisch Summer Fellows; collaborate productively with other departments at the school and university, focusing on community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion work. They will assist with development of materials and brochures, updating web information and assisting with content and design on projects and programs.
The position reflects a partnership between Tisch College of Civic Life and the Athletics Department. The direct supervisor will be the Associate Director of Programs at Tisch College; however, the position will work closely with the Athletics Department and be in regular communication with the Athletics Administrative Team and the Varsity Head Coaches.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate cultural awareness and agility, collaborate, and act as a resource to a vibrant and diverse community. The Program Coordinator will attend bi-weekly staff meetings and weekly Tisch College Programs Team meetings.