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Team Advisor - Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE)

Colgate University
Job Location:
Hamilton, 13346
Volunteer Programs and Service Learning

Division: Dean of the College

Department: COVE

Hiring Wage/Salary Range



When extending an offer, Colgate University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations.


Current Benefits
Colgate University is proud to offer in-depth, competitive benefits that support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their family. The majority of benefits are effective on the date of hire.
We pride ourselves on the scope and quality of the benefits offered to our employees. We invite candidates to visit our Benefits page to learn more about our generous benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

Health and Wellness:
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, behavioral health benefits, disability and life insurance, 403 B Retirement with employer core and matching contributions.

Paid Time Off:
Vacation time (varies based on position classification), sick time, 13.5 holidays including a Winter Recess between Christmas and New Year's and 3 floating holidays.

Paid Family Leave:
After six months of employment, employees become eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off up to 67% of salary to a state maximum for bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition or to help after a family member has been deployed to active military duty abroad.

Continuing Education and Professional Development:
Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may take up to 2 courses per semester at Colgate, tuition free with a $20 per course registration fee.
Funding for work related courses to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree related to your current position.
After 7 years of service in an eligible position an employee's eligible children may be awarded up to half of Colgate's tuition to attend an accredited college, university or trade school of their choice.

Along with a generous benefits package, additional perks unique to Colgate University include but are not limited to free on campus parking, free gym membership with discounts for family members, reduced Seven Oaks Golf Course memberships, University Bookstore discount, free library access, 3 free tickets for any regular season athletic home event, access to Colgate owned Bewkes Center and Glendening Boathouse, free access to all cultural events.

Department Statement

The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) fosters a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement among the Colgate community through mutually beneficial, community-centered partnerships. The Upstate Institute engages in these same partnerships from a community-based research perspective, and provides opportunities for the Colgate community to participate in a reciprocal transfer of knowledge with the region. The COVE supports campus-wide student volunteerism and outreach through student-led teams, and the Upstate Institute supports scholarly collaboration through faculty and student research. Together, these offices build and nurture engagement between the community and region in and out of the classroom.


As a Team Advisor in the Max. A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education, this position is primarily responsible for the oversight of a portfolio of student volunteer teams, events, and trainings on campus, as well as communication with various community partners and organizations.

Areas of focus include responsibility for:
  • accountable for ensuring that all student leaders and members within assigned areas receive sufficient training to meet their obligations;
  • high quality development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned volunteer teams;
  • ensuring that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community;
  • encouraging students to achieve a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success;
  • effective outreach to students and proactively ensuring students engage in campus life area through personal interactions, and various media;
  • applying knowledge of campus life area to the development and execution of programs that align with and foster the development of students within program areas. Ensures effective and responsible execution of these programs;
  • developing and sharing knowledge about campus life area and University policies and procedures;
  • effective management of logistics for event and programs including accurate capture and maintenance of records and program data;
  • generating ideas for program execution;
  • assessing and making appropriate judgements in cases of emergencies;
  • managing assigned budgets;
  • as required, effectively supervising students; and
  • other duties as assigned.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience working in civic and/or community engagement settings or comparable experience required; college/university setting preferred
  • Ability to be detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of student development theory, student and organization advising models
  • Experience working with not-for-profit and community organizations
  • Experience developing student leaders, student organizations, and advisor trainings/resources
  • Experience with student learning outcomes, assessment, and data-driven decision making


A Bachelor's or Master's degree is preferred; if a Master's, a related field such as higher education administration, education, social work, or counseling is preferred.

Other Information

Diversity Statement Requirement:
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

Requisition Number: 2024S047Posting

Temporary: No

Work Schedule: 27.5 hours a week, August 1st - June 30th. Month of July off.

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