The following positions are currently open at Southern College of Optometry:

POSITION TITLE: Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator.

The Coordinator provides support to the Director of Grants & Community Engagement related to grant writing and data management, facilitation and coordination of SCO’s service projects, and development of community partnerships.


Education/Skills/Qualifications:

  • Creates and maintains project management tools for each community engagement project and its funder, including developing comprehensive workflow processes.
  • Provides grant research and writing support as assigned by Director of GCE.
  • Gathers and manages project data required by grant funders and/or faculty who lead community projects; writes required grant reports as directed.
  • Strategizes with Director to meet grants and community engagement program goals and metrics.
  • Works with SCO students/employees/volunteers and community partners to coordinate respective roles for community engagement projects.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent direct project management experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of related nonprofit service work experience or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently to collaborate effectively, and maintain flexibility and prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and high level of organization.
  • Passion for public service and education.
  • Proactive and positive work style.

This position is funded for a period of 1 year. The successful candidate will be employed by SCO pursuant to a 1 year commitment with agreed upon benchmarks that must be met as a condition of continued employment.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: hrd@sco.edu with GCE Coordinator in the subject line. Internal candidates should submit the SCO internal application, and resume to hrd@sco.edu.

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

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