Service Learning Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Service Learning Coordinator
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170097
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Service Learning Coordinator is an advocate for high quality service learning practices across all disciplines represented at Virginia Tech. The position serves as the primary liaison between VT Engage, the university’s faculty, and community partner organizations. The Service Learning Coordinator will recruit and support new service learning partners; assist faculty and partners in the design of innovative, high impact practices; and, collaborate in the development of programs that connect the curriculum and co-curriculum. The position will provide logistical support to faculty in the implementation of service learning and will manage data and assessment related to curricular endeavors.
The Service Learning Coordinator will also serve as the primary operations manager for the Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech, a growing program of VT Engage focused on creating exemplar service learning experiences and dynamic community partnerships.
This position is part of the VT Engage management team and reports to the Associate Director of Global Engagement.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public administration, higher education, food systems, or a closely related field. Demonstrated success in working with academic faculty, especially in support of curricular service learning. Evidence of effective partnership development and management. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, within and across organizational boundaries. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to work with a diverse group of constituents. Evening and weekend work is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice. Knowledge of food waste recovery and diversion, collective impact, and/or volunteer management. Experience mentoring and training students in higher education environment. Experience with assessment of student learning and/or community outcomes.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Application Process: Interested candidates must apply online at, and include with the application a cover letter, resume and the name of three professional references with current contact information. Individuals with questions should contact Gary Kirk at

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin
April 17, 2017

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Continuous
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5; occasional evening and weekends
Job Posting Date: 03/24/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/24/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
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