Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college seeks a self-starting individual to serve as Program Coordinator of the Center for Political Participation (CPP) and its related programs.  This is a part-time non-exempt position reporting to the Director of the CPP. The Center for Political Participation partners Allegheny College students and faculty with local, state, national, and international communities to undertake interdisciplinary approaches to both learning about and addressing political, economic, and social challenges. The Program Coordinator will provide support to projects that advance CPP’s missions of civic education, community programming, and scholarly development.

The Program Coordinator supervises and mentors the student Fellows, assists in organizing public forums and represents the CPP at those events, manages on-going initiatives including grant-writing and publicity for programs, and provides basic administrative support (i.e., answering phones, maintain budgets, and filing).  In addition, the position provides support for other programs as necessary, including—but not limited to—the Law and Policy Program and other programs of the Allegheny Gateway.

This position requires a high level of written and oral communication skills, including proofreading, formatting, and computing skills; organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, alumni, and college administrators. A bachelor’s degree is required.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.  In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

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  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.

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Posted 9/4/2019