Coordinator for SUSI Administration & Volunteerism - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  2545

Filling this position is contingent upon grant approval/funding.

Duration of Employment: 

  • 11-month appointment (off contract mid Dec to mid Jan) May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017; 
  • LIVE-IN (On Oxford Campus) requirement between June 27, 2016 –July 30, 2016 (duration of 2016 Institute). In August, will travel with students on their Educational Study Tours and see them off at the airport as they depart. 
  • Starting Sept. 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017 work in the office of Center for Civic Engagement


The SUSI Coordinator will provide logistical and planning support for the entire institute, serving as administrative oversight. During the academic year, the Coordinator will work on reporting, an active SUSI Alumni group, and serve the Center for Civic Engagement by coordinating volunteer activities (Days of Service, STAYcation, etc.). A detailed job description is provided upon selection for interview. 

From 2013-2015, the MUH Center for Civic Engagement received $719,000 in grant funding to host the Study of the United States Institute on Civic Engagement, one of only two programs on SUSI Civic Engagement in the nation. Funded by the United States Department of State, Miami Hamilton hosted over 50 student leaders from various colleges in Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia (2013); Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Palestinian Territories (2014), and Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan & Syria (2015) for a 5- week residential institute on participatory democracy and civic engagement in the United States. Our Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) on Civic Engagement were so successful, our Center has applied to host another cohort of 22 international students from Europe for Summer 2016 (contingent upon grant approval). 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in international studies, political science, humanities, liberal studies, civic & regional development, education, or other related field.

Must be able to LIVE-IN the Miami residence hall with both international, regional fellows during Institute Dates (finalized Spring 2016). Overnights are required for this position.

Ability to drive University vehicles, can pass the test in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Rental Policy at Miami University

Must have the ability to multi-task, and work in close collaboration with staff from all facets of the Institute.

Must be organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills

Subject to background check for Institute service placements

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in humanities, student development, education, higher education or other related field; professional interest in civic engagement, service, and international experiences, some experience supervising undergraduate students; some experience in residence life.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Hamilton Campus Regional Dean
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Student Activities
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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