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CEA Program: Project Manager for Community Schools Engagement

DUE is home to IEL which is sponsoring these types of positions across campus. This specific position is part of the Community Engagement Associates program in which students work in a specific department on campus to support campus and community engagement initiatives. You will see more information on the specific job and department below.

Overview of department:
Family, School, and Neighborhood Engagement in the Office of Community Engagement organizes campus/community partnerships to support quality of life within Indianapolis and beyond. As such, the FSNE team works with Community Schools throughout the city and state and facilitates communication, networking, advocacy, and professional development with interested stakeholders.

Project summary:
CEA partners with FSNE to serve community building capacity through networking communication, exercising collaboration, facilitation, evaluation, and servant leadership; participate in a local project with Marion County Commission on Youth and Daniel Webster School 46 to address student and family disengagement.

Specific tasks that the community engagement associate will complete: 
Duties of the position typically include the following:
  • Manage networking communications with Community Schools Networks facilitated by FSNE including a monthly statewide electronic newsletter and ongoing Twitter feed
  • Help to build capacity to better engage individuals and communities in Community Schools
  • Help to identify and plan professional development opportunities
  • Help to collect and analyze data specific to Community Schools engagement

Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the project coordinator to have:
The ability to use word processing software and excellent communication skills; experience with Mail Chimp for newsletter production and distribution lists helpful but not required, as is ability to follow direction, work independently and in a team setting. Must be an undergraduate student at IUPUI.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives

  1. The CEA values collaborating with others, especially those individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
  2. The CEA demonstrates empathy, openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity when working with diverse others.
  3. The CEA analyzes diverse perspectives and evaluates how these perspectives influence their own norms and biases.
  4. The CEA feels a sense of responsibility and commitment to use the knowledge gained in their higher education experiences to serve others.