Coordinator of Social Action

Job Type

Full Time




4513 Manhattan College Parkway
New York
United States


Section I: Scope

Department: Campus Ministry & Social Action (CMSA), Student Life Division                                                                                                                   

Overview: CMSA inspires the values of faith, service and community across the Manhattan College campus through spiritual programs, community service, action and reflection on social justice, and the promotion of the College’s Catholic Lasallian heritage. The Coordinator will be responsible for creating and sustaining transformative service-immersion experiences for the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) program. Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with appropriate organizations and agencies at regional, national, and global level to promote a commitment to social justice, global awareness, and engagement with our Lasallian mission by all members of the College community. The coordinator will be responsible for creating opportunities for the Manhattan College community to engage in dialogue on pressing matters in the world that directly impact our relationships and lives, integrating the service-immersion experience with undergraduate learning, and promoting leadership skills


Section II: Responsibilities

Reports to: Director of Campus Ministry & Social Action

Supervises: Supervises Graduate Assistant and Student Workers


  • Support program development for the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) program.
  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships with partner organizations, including the vetting of service opportunities offered by affiliated partner programs, with special attention to the global Lasallian Network and Catholic Relief Services where applicable.
  • Run student leader selection and orientations, participant recruitment, and facilitate integration of L.O.V.E. Leader curriculum into team preparation; including the Religious Studies 204 Course designed for student leaders.
  • Collaborate closely with the Assistant Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships to develop and facilitate ongoing student development workshops, reflections, and trainings for participants and student leaders that integrate the service-immersion experience with undergraduate learning.
  • Prepare and facilitate ongoing trainings for student leaders to help promote leadership and a culture of inclusivity; including student workshops on social justice issues.
  • Connect service-immersion program to the Lasallian heritage and wider spiritual life of the college community.
  • Assist in planning and facilitating reflections on faith and spirituality.
  • Build relationships with faculty and administrators, encourage their engagement in social action programming.
  • Maintain L.O.V.E. program website facilitating communication between the office of CMSA, students and faculty.
  • Maintain database of past L.O.V.E. participants.
  • Set annual budget requisitions and goals for service-immersion programming and submit through Taskstream.
  • Develop and manage data collection and assessment of service-immersion programming through Qualtrics.
  • Manage a budget of approximately $30,000 dollars annually.
  • Manage donations of up to $100,000 annually.
  • Coordinate administrative processes and risk management related to service-immersion experiences.
  • Help facilitate large-scale service and social justice projects sponsored by the department, such as Slice of Social Justice, Mission Month Day of Service, advocacy actions, and post-graduate volunteer events.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of CMSA’s Social Justice Training & Retreat for student leaders focusing on identity, privilege, power, and systemic oppression, as well as group facilitation training.
  • Participate in professional development to foster knowledge of social justice education, and a commitment to our Lasallian Catholic heritage.
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Help to manage, train and develop a team of 2 graduate assistants, student leaders and 10+ work-study students.
  • Counsel/advise students on post-­graduate volunteer/service opportunities.
  • Collaborate across the Division of Student Life to support college-wide events including, Open House, Orientation, Accepted Students Day and Graduation; while promoting CMSA and service-immersion programming.
  • Utilize appropriate Campus Ministry & Social Action social media and relevant college platforms.
  • Participate in regular CMSA meetings; perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of CMSA; support the mission of the department and the Strategic plan of the College in all daily activities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities; and respect and consideration for all identities, perspectives, and differences.
  • Experience with event planning, group facilitation, reflection and team building.
  • Ability and willingness to build relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to absorb detail and anticipate needs.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; self-motivated.
  • Effective communication (oral and written), and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability with google apps and Microsoft Office.
  • Hold a valid drivers license.

Section III: Qualifications



  • The successful candidate will have a commitment to collaborative ministry with the CMSA staff, students, faculty, and administration in order to foster a culture of service and social justice across the campus community     
  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of professional experience in coordinating service-immersion, community service/civic engagement and/or service-learning opportunities in a university and/or college setting and/or post-graduate service programs (or equivalent) OR a Master's Degree and 2-3 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and a commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and exercise mature judgment; flexibility / willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary


Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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