Join our team: Service Leadership Program Coordinator

The Center for Leadership & Social change seeks a collaborative, creative, student development educator to lead initiatives at the intersection of culture, leadership, and service. The Service Leadership Program Coordinator will work with colleagues to transform the lives of students, faculty, and staff through leadership education, identity development, and community engagement.


The position

The program coordinator is responsible for planning and managing student development programs that focus on the incorporation of service education, leadership development, and social justice. There is a special emphasis in this position on leadership and service education via co-curricular programming. The coordinator will also be expected to research, organize, and deliver classes, workshops, trainings, and presentations which address the gaps in knowledge and performance related to leadership, service, and social justice.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the program coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist and serve as a resource within the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Division of Student Affairs, and FSU Campus
  • Engage in a programming portfolio that includes programs and workshops which focus on the following areas of emphasis:
    • Service Scholar Program
    • Florida State Alternative Breaks
    • Service Leadership Seminar
    • Leadership & Service areas of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
    • President’s Humanitarian of the Year
  • Supervise a graduate assistant, undergraduate staff and interns, as well as advise, assist, and guide students on a variety of issues and topics.
  • Serve on department, division, and campus-wide committees as assigned. Initiates and supports creative ideas to move the Center forward in its mission and vision, along with other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing research and literature review on campus practices related to the development of students and the interaction between leadership skills, identity development and service learning.



The successful candidate will possess experience in managing and facilitating student programming - specifically in the areas of leadership and service learning education. Candidates should desire to work in a diverse learning environment; lead through change and transition; and create collaborative, transformative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and community members. Philosophically and practically, they should look forward to wrestling with the opportunities, challenges, power, and privilege that exist for a Center that sits at the intersection of identity, change, and community. Candidate must possess experience in student development and leadership development work, engagement, and training on a college campus. Preferred qualifications include strong understanding of service learning theory and facilitation focused on student development in the areas of leadership development, identity, and inclusion.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A bachelor's degree and two years of related experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 6 years
  • Experience in leadership and/or service learning education
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions
  • Experience mentoring, advising, and supervising students and/or student groups in a college/university setting
  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices related to student program planning, development, and evaluation

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree
  • Strong understanding of leadership development and service learning theories
  • Facilitation focused on student development in the areas of leadership and service learning


The salary for this position is in the high 30’s with a competitive benefits and professional development package.


FSU accepts only online applications. To access this job opening please visit and advanced search for job opening ID #45463. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. A complete application should include:

  • Cover Letter (Please address interest in the position as well as personal / professional experiences that align with the position)
  • Resume / CV
  • Contact information for three professional references, including most recent direct supervisor

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 21, 2019.


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CONTACT INformation

Erin Sylvester Philpot
Assistant Director
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Division of Student Affairs