Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) Position Descriptions

The DCS plays an integral role at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement by coordinating activities between the Lindy Center and our community partners across Philadelphia. DCS have both direct service and administrative responsibilities and is a position best filled by students who want to enhance their classroom learning and put their skills to work making an impact in the public life of the community. In particular, the DCS will support the work and mission of the Lindy Center through the following duties:

DCS*Site Leaders

  • Directly serve the community partner they are placed with on a regular daily or weekly basis.
  • Act as a liaison between the community partner and the Lindy Center by being the “eyes and ears” for Lindy Center staff in order to strengthen the quality of the service activities.
  • Actively communicate any program changes or concerns between Lindy Center staff, the community partner(s) and student volunteers to make for a smooth flowing civic engagement activity.
  • Support community partner in recruiting and orienting Drexel student volunteers as to specific requirements and expectations of service activities.
  • Keep records of student volunteer activity and share the information with Lindy Center staff as requested.
  • Support student retention by facilitating reflection opportunities for students that serve at the DCS site
  • Hold an end-of-year reflection activity open to all volunteers from site
  • Participate in the DCS on-going leadership training & development series (PSLI).

The DCS position is open to all Drexel University students and is filled competitively based on experience as well as the interest and the need of the Lindy Center and our community partners. Preference will go to students who have experience serving with current DCS. Eligible students can use Federal Work Study funds as a DCS and may also qualify to receive an education award of $1,132 through the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA) program funded by the Corporation for National Service. For students who do not qualify for either of these programs there is limited remuneration available from the CCE to support students in this position.