Community Service Leadership Coordinator


The Community Service Leadership Coordinator, a member of the Dominican Life staff in the Division of Dominican Life and Mission, contributes to its mission by organizing community service opportunities through which students participate in study, reflection and action and develop as ethical leaders for the common good. Rooted in the College’s Dominican tradition, the Coordinator integrates Catholic Social Teaching in programming and services with students.

The Coordinator 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 and demonstrate commitment to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion by promoting and integrating diversity, inclusion and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.

This position is 37.5 hours/week with benefits, 10 months (August through May), including some evening and weekend work.


Facilitating Ethical Leadership Development 

  • Work with Dominican Life staff to develop, implement and connect students to Dominican Life programming, with an emphasis on community service programming that promotes personal, spiritual and ethical leadership development
  • Develop preparation, reflection and evaluation processes for student participants in community service experiences
  • Develop training process and recruit student leaders for community service experiences
  • Partner with Civic Engagement Coordinator to provide program leadership, training and supervision for Bonner scholarship students, and as College liaison to designated community organizations and non-profits
  • Advise and oversee Community Scholars’ record keeping re volunteer hours

Coordinating Community Service 

  • Provide vision, direction, marketing, preparation and coordination for community service experiences using the Dominican study-reflection-action process
    • through one time and ongoing local volunteer opportunities
    • during New Student Orientation
    • within the Bonner and Community Scholar programs
    • for Alternative Break service programming
  • Partner with Offices of Student Involvement, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Residence Life, student organizations, faculty and staff to provide local service/volunteer opportunities and events, e.g. a day of service for the campus community
  • Provide direction for and coordinate Alternative Break programming: select sites, recruit student participants; recruit and train faculty/staff co-advisors and student leaders; pre and post trip educational components; budgeting, fundraising, record-keeping; chaperoning.
  • Serve as resource and support for students exploring local, ongoing and post-graduation volunteer opportunities, including Dominican Volunteers USA
  • Coordinate campus involvement in Volunteer Your

Division and College Service

  • Identify outcomes and utilize assessment methods to ensure ongoing program development
  • Participate in Dominican Life staff meetings and initiatives and Division of Dominican Life and Mission meetings and initiatives
  • Participate in College worship community
  • Participate in and serve as needed for special College events, including Orientation, Heritage, Commencement, Memorials, Liturgies, Assemblies and Seminars
  • Coordinate on-campus Blue Dot food pantry
  • Participate in College meetings, committees and professional development as requested
  • Assist with crisis intervention as needed


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Degree in Service Learning, Religious Education or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three years post-undergraduate work/volunteer experience
  • Previous experience working with young adults
  • Experience with community-based partnerships, program planning and assessment

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Engaged Catholic able to promote the Dominican Catholic identity of the College
  •  Understanding of and creative ability to engage young adult spiritual exploration and development
  • Multicultural Competence: awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant and productive ways
  • Strong written, verbal and technological communication skills
  • Comfortability speaking to large or small groups
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in partnerships
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license, which meets Edgewood College motor vehicle record criteria, is required; availability for some travel with student groups for Alternative Breaks, Retreats and other engaged learning experiences.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Send a letter of application, resume, and references to:

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