Iowa Campus Compact program coordinator

Job Title: Iowa Campus Compact Program Coordinator
Organization: Iowa Campus Compact
Location: Iowa Higher Education Resource Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Job-Type: Full-Time
Compensation: $28,000 annually
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits through Iowa Western Community College (host institution)
Reports To: Executive Director
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled
Desired Start Date: August 15, 2016

The Program Coordinator will assist the Assistant Director in coordinating the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP), which includes 150 part-time and 4 full-time members serving through 10 college campus sites with a variety of community organizations providing volunteer management and capacity building services. Related duties include:

  • Supervising and training AmeriCorps members
  • Training and communicating with local site supervisors
  • Designing assessment systems and reporting models and compiling reports
  • Ensuring compliance with grant requirements and policies
  • Designing promotional materials and recruiting sites and members
  • Evaluating program results and implementing program improvements
  • Coordinating trainings and site visits with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader as needed
  • This position requires significant travel across the state of Iowa in order to support program needs at AmeriCorps host sites.

Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) is a statewide association of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education by educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities. This is accomplished by integrating community service, service learning and community engagement opportunities into student’s academic and co-curricular activities.

IACC is a small staff of an Executive Director, Assistant Director, VISTA Leader in Des Moines, Iowa and a wider network of civic engagement and service-learning faculty and staff around the state. IACC administers two statewide AmeriCorps programs, the MLK Day of Service grant, other student and faculty programming, member conferences and professional development opportunities and other support for civic engagement and service-learning on our member campuses.

Successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience. Experience may include a combination of employment, internship and/or significant community service in a community-based learning environment, higher education, or a non-profit setting. Other desired qualifications:

  • Experience with and knowledge of higher education in general and service-learning in particular
  • Experience in program and grant management, preferably AmeriCorps programming
  • Experience with and knowledge of volunteer recruitment, retention, and training, and community organization capacity building
  • Strong writing ability
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative with proven organizational and time-management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with necessary technology including Microsoft Office, web site management, webinar platforms and social networking
  • This position also requires successful completion of criminal history background checks

Light lifting (up to 30 lbs) may be required. Occasional long days around retreats and conferences. Ability to travel cross-state by car. Some days working primarily on computer in office.

To apply, provide a resume and cover letter to Justin Ellis at