Fahrner Community Education Coordinator – Maytum Center for Student Success

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Fahrner Community Education Coordinator. This full-time exempt position is made possible through the generosity of the Gail Howe Fahrner Endowment Fund. This position will report to the Associate Dean and Director of Community Engagement. The Maytum Center for Student Success is dedicated to holistic student support and inclusive excellence in accordance with Allegheny College’s Renaissance Vision. We seek candidates who will support the core values of Allegheny College: always strive for success; be flexible; be a problem solver; take a creative approach; and collaborate with positive energy.

The primary responsibility of the Fahrner Community Education Coordinator is to support educationally-focused programming, student employment, and volunteer opportunities. The Coordinator will serve as a member of College/community collaborative committees to build reciprocal relationships devoted to youth education and development. The Coordinator will be a conduit providing the opportunities and infrastructure for Allegheny students to engage meaningfully with youth through employment, internships, sustained service, and volunteerism. The Coordinator will work alongside Community Engagement administrators to assist in facilitating college-wide volunteer experiences and when appropriate provide opportunities for area youth to volunteer side-by-side with college students in those same experiences. 

The Education Coordinator is an entry-level position requiring a Bachelor’s degree in Community Justice Studies, Education, Psychology, or a related field. Qualified candidates must have experience working with youth and a knowledge of academic support/education programming in a public school setting. Experience giving direction, providing guidance, and supporting college students in a leadership role is preferred. 

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu


posted 02/27/2023