Community Engagement and Project Coordinator-Grant-funded

Search: S19-052E
Job Posted: February 24, 2020
Rank: Administrator III

Southern CT State University seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to serve as the Community Engagement and Project Coordinator.   Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks a Community Engagement and Project Coordinator to support the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the SCSU School of Health and Human Services. The Community Engagement and Project Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with New Haven residents, community partner organizations, neighborhood organizations, and municipal departments for the purpose of executing projects and research initiatives to address health in New Haven, including coordinating specific projects. The Coordinator assist in organizing with residents to develop health-related agendas and initiatives.

This position is responsible for the development of health initiatives with community residents and community partners. It also supports CARE’s Health Leaders programs, identifying and training leaders on health and the social determinants of health and contributes to curriculum for trainings and helps to lead training sessions. This position conducts outreach and engages a broad range of partners in CARE-related projects. The position works with various community-based organizations to plan, facilitate and participate in community-level work, which includes assisting with the execution and coordination of program and policy level interventions.

Bachelor’s degree required and three years experience with community-based research, community organizing and/or community development.  Experience with diverse populations. Strong community organizing and community development skills. Ability to build strong and lasting connections with community partners, including individuals and organizations. Knowledge of community-level public health interventions and research. Knowledge and familiarity of the New Haven community, particularly those with which CARE works most closely. Experience with supervision of interns and volunteers. Ability to work in an urban environment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Well organized and able to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Experience working in a research setting. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. High attention to detail.

Preferred: Master’s in Public Health, Social Work, or related discipline. New Haven resident.

For full consideration, submit application materials by March 10, 2020. Position will be open until filled. Applicants should submit their resume, a letter of application, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references electronically to: Alisa St. George:


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.