SJP (Social Justice Practicum) Coordinator

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC V6B3J5, CAN
  • Oct 07, 2021
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Under the general guidance of the Manager, Community Action & Engagement, the SJP Coordinator executes key lifecycle functioning in alignment with strategic objectives of the Vancouver campus Social Justice Practicum (SJP). The role collaborates with key internal and external stakeholders toward ensuring the effective coordination of all SJP activities.

The SJP Coordinator leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the Community Action & Engagement department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.



  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Minimum four (4) years of professional experience overseeing student-focused programs and/or demonstrated work experience in the nonprofit, community engagement, and social justice environments is required. Higher-education experience preferred.



  • N/A



  • Knowledge of student-success theory and practice.
  • Ability to effectively function as part of a team.
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations.
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen.
  • Proficient and functionals knowledge of databases and database management.
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objectives and employ assistance in addressing these.
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities.
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity.
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Strong research acumen and abilities.
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to provide clear guidance and direction to students.


Supervision (if applicable):  Not Applicable


 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates SJP orientation and additional workshops that prepare and train students for the Social Justice Practicum during the first and second terms.
  • Coordinates the SJP workshops for the Fall and Spring Terms.
  • Assists in the placement of students with the community partner (sites) where they will complete their SJP.
  • Collaborates with Manager, Community Action & Engagement, and Site Supervisors to create SJP projects that meet the Department of Community Action & Engagement's standards, learning objectives, and exit competencies to maximize the experiential learning experience.
  • Monitors student progress to complete the SJP.
  • Maintains tracking of student progress within internal data management systems and Time2Track and workshop attendance.
  • Collaborates with the Manager, Community Action & Engagement to resolve student issues with their sites, as well as student issues unrelated to site placement.
  • Assists with evaluating student learning and distribution of grades at completion of the SJP.
  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of the SJP Presentation
  • Assists with SJP Website updates
  • Other duties as assigned and/or required


Work Environment (Physical Demands):  The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.


Universal Core Behaviors:


  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect, and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School's Vision, Mission, Values, and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts the success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships

 Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate, and informed independent judgment when needed.

 Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions, and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in a professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining the highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).

 Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School's Values of social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism, and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal, and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School's strategic plan and key strategies.


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

 As part of Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.


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