Service and Leadership Coordinator


The Service and Leadership Coordinator serves as a member of the Dominican Life staff, contributing to its mission by engaging students in study, reflection and action that facilitates personal and spiritual growth, community engagement and ethical leadership development.  As a member of Dominican Life and Mission, this staff position integrates the College’s Dominican Catholic identity and Dominican tradition in programming and services.

The Coordinator must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values – truth, compassion, justice, partnership and community and demonstrate commitment to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion by promoting and integrating diversity, inclusion and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.

This position is Full Time with benefits, 10 months (August through May), including some evening and weekend work.


Facilitating Student Personal and Spiritual Growth

  • Work with Dominican Life staff to develop, implement, recruit and connect students to Dominican Life programming, with an emphasis on meeting and engaging first year and transfer students.
  • Provide leadership for weekly opportunities for student-led Chapel prayer
  • Partner with student organizations and Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) to support and prepare programming opportunities that promote community engagement and increase multicultural awareness.
  • Develop orientation, reflection and evaluation processes with student leaders, and partner with students to integrate these into students’ community service and immersion experiences.
  • Participate in College Worship community
  • Partner with faculty to provide co-curricular experiences, e.g. visits to other faith traditions, interfaith community service.

Leadership for Community Service 

  • Recruit, train and supervise student liturgical ministers
  • Serve as Dominican life staff resource for service/community engagement component of OSII programming that includes
    • Civic Action projects within New Student Orientations
    • Festival of Lights
    • Dream Week
  • Partner with Civic Engagement Coordinator to provide Bonner scholarship students ethical leadership training rooted in Catholic Social Tradition.
  • Mentor Community Scholars’ discernment regarding service and leadership experiences, and oversee record keeping
  • Develop and chaperone community service extended experiences for Community Scholars
  • Serve as resource and support for students exploring local, ongoing and post-graduation volunteer opportunities, including Dominican Volunteers USA
  • Serve as College liaison to designated community organizations and non-profits as needed.

Division and College Service

  • Identify outcomes and utilize assessment methods to ensure ongoing program development
  • Participate in Dominican Life staff meetings and Division of Dominican Life and Mission meetings and initiatives
  • Participate in and serve as needed for special College events, including Orientation, Heritage, Commencement, Memorials, Liturgies, Assemblies and Seminars
  • Coordinate campus committee’s oversight of on-campus food pantry and partner with Res Life for campus food collection and distribution
  • Participate in College meetings, committees and professional development as requested
  • Assist with Life Happens loan program and crisis intervention as needed


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Degree in Education, Service Learning or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three years post-undergraduate work/volunteer experience
  • Previous experience working with young adults
  • Experience with community-based partnerships, program planning and assessment

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Engaged Catholic able to promote the Dominican Catholic identity and mission of the College
  • Understanding of and creative ability to engage young adult spiritual exploration and development
  • Multicultural Competence: awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant and productive ways
  • Strong written, verbal and technological communication skills
  • Comfortability speaking to large or small groups
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in partnerships
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license, which meets Edgewood College motor vehicle record criteria, is required; availability for some weekend and weeklong travel with student groups for engaged learning experiences.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – SRLC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer