O&E is Hiring: Community Engagement Assistant

Community Engagement Assistant (Graduate or Advanced Undergraduate Student) 


The Office of Outreach & Engagement seeks a community engagement assistant to document and support engagement efforts between NC State faculty, staff, students and external partners. The community engagement assistant will work closely with the Office of Outreach & Engagement to enter faculty and staff activities into Collaboratory, a web-based tool designed to build connections and help universities understand the landscape of their engagement. 

This position provides an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience and exposure to the many ways that NC State faculty, staff and students are engaging with the community to achieve mutually-beneficial goals.This position is ideal for a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student who has a passion for community-engaged scholarship, community organizing or development, social justice, complex social issues or the role of higher education in society. 


  • Gather information about faculty and staff engagement from existing sources including faculty profiles, websites, publications and CVs
  • Interview faculty and staff to learn more about their engagement activities
  • Enter faculty and staff engagement activities into Collaboratory
  • Communicate with faculty and staff regarding the status of their activities in Collaboratory and ensure activities are accurate, verified and submitted for public viewing 

Skills / Competencies:

  • Current NC State graduate or advanced undergraduate student
  • Passion for and experience with community engagement (e.g. teaching assistant or instructor for a community engaged course, member of an engaged research project, coursework focused on engaged scholarship, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with qualitative interviewing techniques 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and experience engaging multiple stakeholders (e.g. faculty and staff, community partners and students)
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, databases and web browsers 

Location: Flexible 

Hours and Compensation: 

  • 9-29 hours per week at $18/hour 
  • Start Fall Semester 2022 
  • Strong preference for a minimum one academic year commitment

Interested students should send a resume, cover letter and hours of availability to: 

Stacy Bluth 
Collaboratory Program Manager 
Office of Outreach & Engagement