Program Coordinator, Ware Institute for Civic Engagement

Franklin & Marshall College

About Franklin & Marshall College:

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator of the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement will coordinate all aspects of the F&M Squash ACES program, and collaborate with Ware Institute staff on the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Ware Institute programming.

  • Successfully coordinate, implement and evaluate all aspects of the F&M Squash ACES program while working in partnership with key members of the F&M Athletic Department and the School District of Lancaster, including but not limited to, parental engagement and individual student support, strategic planning, budget management, and annual reporting to donors and other key stakeholders.
  • During the academic year, responsible for all facets of programming, including but not limited to, coordination of court time, management of academic component, supervision of student worker staff, day-to-day logistics, scheduling, development of mentor training curriculum, mentor recruitment/selection/training, and coordination of social, educational and squash-related events.
  • Build, foster and maintain collaborative and positive professional relationships with internal colleagues/departments and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Ware Institute on the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Ware Institute programming while also serving as a positive representative of the department, the Student Affairs division and Franklin & Marshall College in all interactions with existing and prospective external and internal partners.

Learn more about the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 1-3 year professional work experience
  • Valid Driver’s License (must complete large van certification within 90 days of hire)
  • Proficient in Google Suite Apps and MS Office products
  • Proven ability to effectively coordinate and administer programs and projects
  • The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.


  • Experience working with databases and graphics software
  • Past experience with managing enrichment programming for adolescents and young adults
  • Familiarity with public education systems within diverse communities

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors.  This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors. Click HERE.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.  Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

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