DDCE Seeks Undergraduate Student Staff for Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative

October 4, 2013

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) is seeking to employ eight undergraduate students to support the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative (CPSCI). Students will represent the DDCE as part of the UT – CPSCI Public Engagement team.

Under the supervision of UT – CPSCI full-time staff, students will work with the City of Austin and the Colony Park Neighborhood Association to promote community participation in the CPSCI Master Planning Process, while gathering community input for the Community Needs Assessment Survey. The CPSCI is housed off-campus at the DDCE Community Engagement Center, located at 1009 E. 11th Street.


  • Attend student/staff training(s) in preparation for public engagement planned activities.
  • Assist with public engagement planned activities to promote community engagement and involvement including community forums, events or initiatives.
  • Assist with data collection and analysis including administering survey to residents and stakeholders of the Colony Park Lakeside area of Austin to determine community needs, challenges, desires and other factors deemed critical to Colony Park/Lakeside and surrounding neighborhoods.


Appointment Terms:
10 hours per week at a rate of $10.00 per hour for 10 weeks thru end of Fall 2013 semester. Extension of the appointment through Spring 2014 is probable.
Required: Students must be in Good academic standing and making progress toward completion of bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in, and remain registered for, course work during the academic term. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Attendance at evening or weekend events as needed.
Preferred: Experience working with low income, underserved and diverse communities (i.e. senior citizens, at-risk youth, African American and Latinos in economically depressed environments, etc.). Knowledge of, and/or experience with survey research methods and community engagement principles. Students with strong interests or skills in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Speak fluent Spanish; Public Planning; Community/Urban Development; Sustainability; Social Justice; or related areas.
For consideration, a resume and three references should be sent to Ms. Carrie Elliott at CarrieDElliott@austin.utexas.edu and include “Application for Colony Park” in the subject line.

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