Job Opening - Program Coordinator at the Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University

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The Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University is accepting applications for a full-time Center for Public Deliberation program coordinator. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2017. Click here for more details and links to submit an application.

The following is excerpted from the job posting:

The Center for Public Deliberation Program Coordinator (CPDPC) within the Department of Communication Studies is a full-time, twelve-month Administrative Professional position.

The CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) was established in the Fall of 2006 and is, “Dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem solving.” It serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado community to assist in community problem-solving. The CPD analyzes issues, designs public participation events, hosts forums that students facilitate, and writes reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of local institutions, including city, county, and state government, school districts, and campus and community organizations.

Deliberation requires safe places for citizens to come together, good and fair information to help structure the conversation, and skilled facilitators to guide the process, and the CPD is dedicated to providing these three key ingredients to Northern Colorado. Primarily supported by the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Liberal Arts, the CPD is also supported by grants from foundations and other organizations. As it enters its second decade, the CPD is poised to expand its teaching, research, and community service reach. The CPDPC is central to helping the CPD grow.

In support of this growth The CPDPC will have responsibility 1) for grant-writing and support for CPD oriented grants and other departmental grants as needed, 2) providing logistical support for university and community CPD events, 3) mentoring and teaching CPD student associates, and 4) engaging in long-range program planning including exploration of professional graduate curricula in deliberation, 5) clearly articulating the CPD story to internal and external constituents.