Community Scholar Coordinator


The Coordinator for Community Scholars is a student focused role that works to carry out the vision of the Community Scholar Program at Edgewood College. Under the leadership of the Director of Academic Success, this role is primarily responsible for the success of Community Scholars program.
The purpose of the Coordinator for Community Scholars position is to work in partnership with the Academic Success and Career Develop Center, to provide academic coaching and advocacy for Scholars.
The vision for Community Scholars is to embody the Edgewood College promise by connecting their learning, beliefs and action. Community Scholars are called to action in a community that is connected to their vocation. They will develop their scholarship both as an individual and a cohort. The coordinator makes a dedicated commitment to helping this come to fruition.
Community Scholars are Dane County residents who demonstrate a commitment to giving back to their communities through service and civic engagement. Community Scholars demonstrate financial need through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the DREAMer/DACA Financial Aid Application. Edgewood College commits to Community Scholars by providing a full tuition scholarship for four years, providing necessary tools for academic success including a laptop, textbooks and supplies and dedicating staff resources focused on Community Scholar and Community Scholar Alumni programming.
This is a 10-month position (August-May), 20 hours per week; evening and weekend hours are required, depending on programs and events.

Academic Coaching and Advocacy

  • Provide academic coaching, and advocacy for Scholars. This includes assessment of academic needs, monitoring of academic growth, and appropriate referrals to additional services. Regularly facilitate programming designed to strengthen Community Scholars' academic success.

Community Service Oversight

  • Oversee community services hours for Scholars. Facilitate meaningful service opportunities related to individual scholar’s vocational development.

Educational experiences

  • Provide valuable educational, cultural, and social experiences for Community Scholars.

Administrative duties

  • Assist the Director of Academic Success with administrative operations related to Community Scholars, including strategic planning, outreach, selection of participants, and reporting.

 Scholarships and Programs

  • Disseminate up-to-date information about new opportunities, internships, scholarships, programs, and conferences to Community Scholars.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and related combination of experience in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or other related fields focused on college student development.
  • Two-year professional experience, graduate work included, in college student affairs or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented students, specifically students of color, first generation, low-income, undocumented, and LGBTQ+ students.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong organizational ability, interpersonal skills, and high aptitude in oral and written communications.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic environment and a proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Proactive and creative approach to problem solving and experience providing crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
  • Ability to gather, track and interpret data as it relates to programming to better assess the impact on students served and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Familiarity with and ability to uphold FERPA regulations when working with students and confidential records.

Other Qualifications/Requirements:

The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.  


Review of applications will begin September 27th, 2019. Anticipated start date is November 1, 2019.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – CSCO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer