Cornell College
  • 20-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Cornell College is accepting applications for a full-time Campus Compact AmeriCorps Member. This one-year, 11-month position is responsible for promoting and developing social justice and civic engagement opportunities for students through direct service, community advocacy, social activism, and public scholarship. The AmeriCorps member works closely with students, faculty, and staff to increase a culture of civic engagement and promote education around community and social justice concerns. There may be an opportunity to extend the contract for a second year. Anticipated start date mid to late August.

Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. A successful candidate will understand and have a familiarity with the needs of a college campus. Having a valid driver's license is preferable for this position; owning or having access to a car would be ideal. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Preferred Skills

Interest in service and in the coordination of service programs; positive attitude; willingness to be flexible and to adapt to change quickly; experience in program management; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at one time; basic computer skills.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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