Center for Civic Engagement

Now Hiring: Faculty Consultant

Applications Accepted June 8 – 29, 2017

The Faculty Consultant collaborates with faculty and instructors to design, implement, and assess service learning courses in keeping with national standards and best practices. The Consultant provides consultation, technological support, and community connections to support curriculum development, student-faculty-community engagement, and development of service learning opportunities appropriate for academic learning outcomes. For more information, view the sections below.

  • Position Information

    Working Title: Faculty Consultant

    University Title & Code: Learning Design Consultant, 1145

    Position Number: 96034

    Open Date: June 8, 2017

    Close Date: June 29, 2017

    Open Until Filled: No

    College/Area: Student Affairs

    Department: Center for Civic Engagement

    Hiring Unity: Center for Civic Engagement

    Work Location: Pullman, WA

    Zip Code: 99163

    This Position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

    Employee Type: AP - Administrative Professional

    Appointment Status: Permanent

    Job Appointment (FTE%): 100

    Position Term in Months: 12

    Reports to: Associate Director

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Graduate & undergraduate staff

    Benefits: View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Will This Position Require a Background Check? This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

  • Duties & Responsibilities

    45% Collaborate with faculty, instructors, and community organizations to design and facilitate academic service learning across multiple campuses, including:

    • Provide one-on-one and small group consulting to faculty/instructors re: curriculum design, development, implementation, and assessment of academic service learning courses
    • Provide in-class orientation and reflection, advise students regarding opportunities for community engagement, and act as a campus resource and community liaison for student participants and faculty/instructors
    • Pursue partnerships and opportunities with local and regional community organizations to support service learning projects appropriate to specified academic outcomes
    • Provide outreach and presentations to various stakeholder groups related to developing and promoting service learning opportunities and environments

    20% Employ technological and other resources to advance the pedagogy of service learning and the scholarship of engagement at WSU, including:

    • Contribute to design & development of assessment tools and the analysis & dissemination of assessment outcomes, locally and nationally
    • Create and manage course portals in the web-based Service Management System for data collection and assessment purposes
    • Record and track all activity related to academic service learning at WSU (Pullman, Global, Vancouver), both quality and quantity
    • Manage the ‘C’ (community engagement) designation in the WSU course schedule
    • Create and manage content for web site and educational materials

    15% Recruit, hire, train and provide daily supervision, including performance evaluation, to graduate and undergraduate student staff assistants. Oversee their efforts to facilitate the engagement of students in service learning courses, including mentoring, troubleshooting, etc.

    10% Participate as an active member of the CCE Administrative Team, contributing to:

    • development of CCE policies and procedures, especially as they relate to student involvement and risk management
    • planning and coordination of CCE events such as Campus Community Forum, an annual event to bring faculty, staff, and community partners together for discussion of community engagement;
    • program development, staff training, strategic planning, public relations and outreach
    • communicate regularly and effectively with the Associate Director

    5% Stay current with local/national developments and trends in service learning and community engagement, actively engaging in professional development and representing the CCE and WSU as appropriate

    5% Other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Theory and practice of service learning and engagement in a higher education context
    • Leadership, supervisory, and teaching skills
    • Anticipate programmatic and operational needs around the academic and seasonal calendars
    • Organization and attention to detail
    • Prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
    • Software applications including database and portal management to generate reports
    • Effectively collaborate with a wide range of campus and community partners
    • Broad working knowledge of policies and procedures in a complex organization
    • University strategic plan, mission, structure, resources, policies and procedures
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Essential Work Competencies

    Mental Requirements

    • Discretionary decision making
    • Enforce performance standards, procedures, and policies
    • Identify and initiate work projects and function independently
    • Think analytically and problem solve, independently and as part of a team
    • Prioritize and arrange job assignments

    Work Conditions

    • Dynamic environment of continual change and program development
    • Stress caused by volume, interruption and unanticipated requests
    • Multiple tasks required simultaneously

    Physical Conditions

    • Frequent sitting, standing, walking
    • Light lifting may be necessary on an occasional basis
    • Local/regional travel for community site visits and meetings

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree
    • Two years of professional experience that has included:
      • designing and facilitating learning opportunities for diverse groups,
      • educational assessment,
      • maintaining learning environments and communities (may or may not be technology enhanced), and
      • best practices in teaching and learning
    • Direct experience with community engagement in higher education

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Four years professional experience in higher education
    • Direct experience coordinating a service learning or community-based program
    • Knowledge of community organizations and issues
    • Teaching/training and supervisory experience

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.


  •  Application Instructions

    Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

    Applications will be accepted June 8 – 29, 2017. Click here to complete the online application.