HCCP: Community Engaged Learning Teaching Associate (S99994)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships seeks applications for a new student position, the Community-Engaged Learning Teaching Associate (CELTA). The CELTA will contribute to the college’s nationally-distinctive community-engaged learning program by working in consultation with participating faculty and Harward Center staff to assist students doing community work as a required component of their coursework. Specific responsibilities of the position include: arranging initial meetings and orientations for community-engaged learning (CEL) students at their community sites (involves coordinating student and community partner schedules with Doodle or other online scheduling software, and connecting students to transportation options as needed); working with Harward Center staff to troubleshoot and constructively address problems that may arise during the semester (e.g., communication, scheduling, or transportation challenges); conducting periodic check-ins and site visits to ensure student accountability and maintain positive college-community relations; monitoring the timely delivery to community partners of any promised student deliverables (e.g., research reports, curricula or other materials from student-designed programs); sharing feedback from community partners with Harward Center staff; keeping accurate records of work undertaken and of associated questions, challenges, successes, learnings, and ideas for improvement; and other tasks as assigned.

The Basics

Department: Harward Center Community Partnerships
Supervisor: Sam Boss
Office Location: 161 Wood Street, Office #225
Email: aboss@bates.edu
Pay Grade:
Hours: 4-10
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


The successful applicant will have experience working in the Lewiston/Auburn community, ideally through community-engaged learning coursework or research. Those with experience working in the community as volunteers or through leadership, internship, or fellowship programs are also encouraged to apply. Applications from those with well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills are particularly welcome.


Reports to Sam Boss, Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Research, at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Works closely with other Harward Center staff and with relevant faculty members and off-campus community partners.


The Harward Center offers a supportive work environment, with an emphasis on achieving excellence through teamwork and innovation. Travel to and from off-campus community-engaged learning sites is required; the college's community-engaged learning shuttle is a resource for such travel.