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Program Coordinator, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, University of Michigan

The LSA Center of Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL) was established in 2013 to coordinate, enhance and generate initiatives that bridge academic and community-centered learning. It supports academically grounded, place-based learning that leverages both campus and community knowledge to address an array of local and global issues, including those related to literacy, youth empowerment, criminal justice, civic freedoms, public health and food access. In addition to strengthening existing partnerships, CEAL brings faculty, students and community members together to promote new collaborations. The Program Coordinator will help further CEAL’s mission, provide effective program coordination, and work closely with the Director to develop and implement curricular initiatives.

 

Interested candidates will find additional information and application instructions at the University of Michigan’s Careers at the U site.

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/99695/program_coordinator_center_for_engaged_learning

Posting Title: CEAL Program Coordinator; Job Opening ID 99695.

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Community Partner Coordinator, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Weber State University

The Center for Community Engaged Learning engages students, faculty and staff members in service, democratic engagement and community research to promote civic participation, build community capacity and enhance the educational process. The Community Partner Coordinator position assists the CCEL Assistant Director in managing the Center’s community partnerships and programs. 

 

Please see the link below to view the details of and apply for our Community Partner Coordinator position.  

 

https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58831

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Assistant Director, The Center for Social Concern, Johns Hopkins University

The Center for Social Concern (CSC) is home to more than 1,500 student volunteers and 65 community service groups and consortiums sites and also houses an Alternative Break Program, the summer Community Impact Internships Program, the on-campus JHU Tutorial Project, the Community Based Learning Advisory Board, and a Community Service Federal Work Study (FWS) Program.

The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Director of the CSC and serve as a member of the Center’s team-oriented programmatic staff. Upholding CSC’s core values of leadership, diversity, collaboration, programmatic sustainability, and applied learning, the Assistant Director’s work will be centered in four key areas 1) student leadership development and programmatic assessment 2) campus-wide service programming and promotions 3) oversight of the Alternative Break Program and 4) advising the 20 member Student Advocacy Board (SAB) and their student group management, public relations, and special event activities. The Assistant Director will also play a supporting role in the programmatic initiatives of the Civic Engagement Pathways Initiative and other programs that support institutional civic engagement priorities.

The Assistant Director will recruit and supervise four student employees, 1–2 graduate student interns, and one part-time casual employee to support their work.  They will monitor program budgets for the Alternative Break Program, the JHU President’s Day of Service and Spring Into Service Day.

Strategic Planning and Program Development 

Alternative Breaks Program (Includes Pre-Orientation Programs)

  • Oversee the program by setting goals and laying out a vision and strategy for the Alternative Break Program’s week-long and weekend Baltimore-based trips.
  • Ensure that trips integrate concepts of social change and public policy.
  • Support CSC program staff that serve as content advisors for select trips.
  • Manage the recruitment and selection, training and reflection activities of Alternative Break student participants, volunteer trip leaders, and faculty/staff mentors.
  • Integrate faculty into break programming as speakers and/or trip advisers.
  • Organize a Public Service Leadership Institute for highly engaged incoming students.
  • Provide direction to the Graduate Student Intern for Alternative Breaks.

Student Advocacy Board

  • Advise the board, which houses nine thematic groups to allow for student group and consortium networking and leadership development.
  • Connect SAB thematic group coordinators with CSC staff advisors in supporting CSC student groups and consortiums.
  • Attend evening Student Advocacy Board sub-committee meetings (public relations, programming, group/consortium management) semi-monthly.
  • Meet with SAB committee chairs weekly.
  • Manage the recruitment and selection, training, and reflection activities of the group, including two strategic planning and reflection retreats per academic year.

Campus-Wide Service Programming and Promotions

  • Advise the annual President’s Day of Service, a large-scale event with over 800 participants, by recruiting and supervising a seasonal part-time casual employee and 4 paid student staff that coordinate the program.
  • Assist JHU students in planning promotional events showcasing civic engagement and volunteerism.
  • Assist JHU students and staff in planning spring days of service.
  • Coordinate and co-program with other Homewood Student Affairs programming offices, including Greek Life and Campus Ministries.
  • Represent the office on student program-related committees such as the Student Life Program Grants committee.

Student Leadership Development and Program Assessment

  • Play a leading role in supporting the Associate Director in overseeing 55 high-risk student organizations and consortium sites serving Baltimore City, including advising community service sites and/or groups and monitoring systems of accountability and incentives.
  • Develop leadership curricula for CSC student leaders in all programs and provide student leadership development support to CSC program staff.
  • Serve as the office liaison to the Dean of Student Life Office’s leadership programs, co-programming in the curricular and co-curricular areas of leadership in civic engagement and social change.
  • Manage the distribution, collection and assessment of CSC student organizations’ reports (End of Semester Reports, Site Visit Reports, Community Partner Evaluation Reports, and Rosters).
  • Support the Director of the CSC in collecting campus-wide community engagement data and developing reports each semester.
  • Work with CSC program staff in developing assessment metrics and maintaining a cohesive assessment and evaluation plan.

Community and External Relations

  • Represent the CSC at community partnership meetings sponsored by area community associations and coalitions.
  • Perform site visits to area community agencies to establish new partnerships and programs.
  • Meet with area stakeholders interested in forming new program collaborations with the CSC.
  • Represent the office at regional civic engagement events, such as the MD-DC Campus Compact as needed.
  • Represent the office at national civic engagement professional development conferences.

Qualifications and Experience

This staff role requires a master’s degree, and a minimum of 3–5 years of experience in higher education, human services, or non-profit work; background in counseling, student development and programming, or other related field.

The Assistant Director must have: 

  • Excellent judgement in the realms of program management
  • Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated enthusiasm for civic engagement, community outreach, and/or volunteerism
  • A demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitivity in student life and in the community
  • Strong logistics management skills
  • Experience in student leadership development and/or assessment
  • The ability to synthesize complex data and translate information to a wide variety of audiences
  • A willingness to maintain a working knowledge of best practices in civic engagement and leadership development as it relates to her/his areas of focus.

The Assistant Director’s duties will require evening and/or weekend hours.  It may require in-and-out of state travel.  It is a full 12-month position. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Please apply via the JHU Jobs site:  https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/  requisition #62779.

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Director of the Public Service Center, UC Berkeley

The UC Berkeley Public Service Center (formerly Cal Corps) provides essential programs, services and resources for the student experience at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to connect people through shared learning and collaborative action for social justice. The Center partners with the community, student leaders, and faculty to engage nearly 5000 students each year as volunteers and through jobs, internships, and courses.  Key values that drive our work are community wisdom; student agency; experiential and reflective learning; collaboration and commitment; and social justice and equity.

The Director of the Public Service Center serves as a member of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC & DOS) team, reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students. The AVC & DOS team is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs, services, resources, activities, experiential learning opportunities and processes for students in their co-curricular life at the university, including student advocacy, wellness programs, new students services, career center, student legal services, student union auxiliary, public service, student conduct, leadership development, student organization advising, and crisis management.

You can view and apply for this job on UC Berkeley’s Jobs page: http://bit.ly/ucbpscdir

Title: Director, Public Service Center
Job #18441
The first application review date is September 9, 2014.

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Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University

This exciting position works closely with the members of the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago to foster the university mission to “expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” Important new initiatives include community-based research and the social justice research fellowship. More information about Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning may be found at: www.luc.edu/experiential.

An overview of the position is below:

Reporting to the Director of Experiential Learning, the Undergraduate Research Coordinator will provide quality student service by coordinating the undergraduate research initiatives at Loyola University Chicago through Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP).  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  – Supports students currently engaged with LUROP with enhanced programs and resources.  – Creates a community of scholars with Loyola students engaged in LUROP programs by fostering workshops, gatherings, and scholarly programs.  – Develops and implements an advertisement and promotion campaign to market undergraduate research to Loyola students (both summer and academic year opportunities).  – Supports students seeking undergraduate research opportunities, including conducting informational meetings, distributing promotional materials, facilitating open houses, and providing workshops with students, faculty, and staff on LUROP-related issues.  – Facilitates student and faculty mentor connections.  – Advises potential student applicants and faculty mentors.  – Serves as a resource for faculty and students regarding undergraduate research questions which might include assisting with new faculty orientation and hosting workshops.  – Forwards information to students and faculty about additional undergraduate research opportunities, including conferences, essay contests, scholarships/fellowships, and internships relevant to their fields of research.  – Coordinates undergraduate research programs in LUROP with program directors.  – Facilitates LUROP Directors Meetings and facilitates regular communication with LUROP program directors.  – Works with Director to create and implement LUROP assessment measures as well as gather and analyze assessment data.  – Prepares annual report on undergraduate research with assessment statistics on undergraduate research at Loyola.  – Manages Provost Fellowship application and Social Justice Fellowship application review process (in coordination with Director), including review of applications, facilitation of faculty review committee, communication of outcome to applicants, award decisions and paperwork, and collection of follow-up report from successful candidates.  – Plans and oversees all research budget expenditures from the LUROP account including working with Accounts Payable regarding reimbursements, expenditures, and dispersal of funds.  – Facilitates LUROP award announcements for all undergraduate research programs.  – Maintains LUROP website to develop and distribute publicity, informational materials, program deadlines, and applications.  – Plans, coordinates and implements the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium.  – Promotes the development of new undergraduate research efforts and programs at Loyola.  – Creates innovative undergraduate research programs possibly supported by extramural funding to the undergraduate research program to create new fellowships.  – Oversees the planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating of all LUROP activities to promote undergraduate research at Loyola in order to strengthen and expand the current undergraduate research program.

 

To apply for this position, please go directly to the Loyola Human Resources webpage and apply online. This position is now posted at  www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57368 .

 

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Assistant Director, Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, College of the Holy Cross

The Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning (CBL) at the College of the Holy Cross exists to engage faculty, staff, students, and community partners in a process of integrating theory and practice. In the Jesuit tradition and through service and research, we promote experiential learning opportunities that foster the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources, as we strive to make a substantial contribution to our local community.

The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to support the student and community-based programming of the Donelan Office. Responsibilities of the Assistant Director include, but are not limited to: developing and maintaining relationships with community partners; acting as a liaison between community partners, students, and faculty to ensure that all logistical aspects of the placement process run smoothly; resolving problems as they arise throughout the semester; overseeing the Donelan Office’s student leadership program planning and facilitating of orientation and reflection sessions for CBL students. Additionally, coordinating the annual Non-Profit Careers Conference, representing the Donelan Office at off and on campus events as necessary, and updating the office website.

Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

-3-5 years of experience in higher education, experiential education, or a community-based organization. (Student leadership experiences may be applicable).

-Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Jesuit higher education and the role of community-based learning in contributing to that mission.

-An ability to remain organized and follow through with numerous logistical details.

-Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

-An ability to work collaboratively with people from a variety of backgrounds including community partners, undergraduates, professors, and staff.

-Sound judgment and decision making ability.

-Extensive professional or volunteer experience with community-based organizations.

-A sense of curiosity and interest in learning about a wide variety of academic disciplines and social service agencies.

-A commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and service in the Ignatian tradition.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check, verification of educational credentials, and professional references.

This is a full time, 11 month exempt position.

To apply, please visit: http://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51107

 

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Student Support Specialist, Compliance Officer, and Success Coach, Marygrove College

The Success Center’s mission is to develop competent and effective urban leaders by providing services that direct, inspire, and inform students to optimize their experience at Marygrove, assist students to excel academically, and prepare students for meaningful and impactful careers through success coaching, experiential learning, and skills development.

The Student Support Specialist and Compliance Officer will report to the Director of the Success Center and will be responsible for developing, implementing, integrating, and monitoring academic-support service programs beginning with student’s first contact with the college and following through degree completion. In addition the Student Support Specialist and Compliance Officer will serve as a Success Coach. Using specialized knowledge, skills, and training, the position develops and implements and participates in or assists with academic outreach, persistence, assessment, guidance, and related initiatives. Applicants must have a broad understanding of best practices in promoting and sustaining a culture of academic engagement and student success. Applicants should have experience addressing challenges and opportunities related to student persistence and timely graduation of a variety of student populations.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Support the Director in overseeing various working committees * Provide on-going training to the team in the area of advising, persistence, and student success * Assists in developing and preparing program offerings, curricula, guidelines, and related communications * Ensure effective onboarding of new students in order to drive student persistence and success through effective transition to the education environment * Manage and communicate effectively on academic probation, academic suspension, and satisfactory academic progress policies * Coordinates efforts of faculty, staff, and other service providers to monitor and assess utilization, student progress, and program effectiveness * Investigate and troubleshoot problems and barriers that prevent student success and participate in annual program evaluation process and collaborate in future program modifications * Leverage skills and knowledge to help underperforming students in their courses, especially “gateway courses,” by teaching strategies that promote learning and mastery and making appropriate referrals * Work collaboratively with other departments to identify goals and develop comprehensive plans, programs and services for achieving retention goals aligned with Marygrove’s overall strategic plan * Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the students * Maintain expertise in professional field * Perform other appropriate duties as assigned

Compliance Officer Responsibilities:

* With support from senior management, will ensure that Marygrove College is in compliance with federal, state, and local government accountability policies, requirements, and regulations regarding student success and student learning environments * Act as the Disability liaison among faculty, staff and students * Review documentation and determine eligibility for accommodations and services as defined by the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act * Understand, Systematize, and Communicate Compliance Requirements * Research, interpret, and communicate changing compliance requirements * Develop and deliver user-friendly systems, tools, and trainings for school-based operations and instructional staff to execute against compliance requirements * Lead and help school staff develop and revise school handbooks to ensure they contain required content related to federal, state, and local policies, requirements, and regulations * Keep current regarding emerging issues in disability services * Maintain student records, documentation, and data in accordance with grant, federal and state requirements

Success Coaching Responsibilities:

* Proactive and intrusive academic advising * Develop college success plans structured around individual needs * Recognize needs and refer student to academic specialists * Teach college success courses * Provide appropriate referrals within Marygrove College and/or to community agencies when appropriate * Provide students with assistance in understanding the wide variety of opportunities available to them at Marygrove, meeting expectations and responsibilities, and making use of resources and services available to them

Requirements:

A master’s degree in higher education/student affairs, counseling, social work, or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a college or university providing educational support, mentoring, academic coaching, retention, learning assistance, advising, tutoring, or related services to students and prior experience working with first-generation, low-income, historically-underrepresented, or “at risk” individuals is required. Additional customer service experience is desired. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and administrative skills with the ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, as well as sensitivity to student, parent, academic, and campus life issues.

* Demonstrated analytical abilities, including the ability to utilize data to inform decision-making. * Successful experience in addressing challenges and opportunities related to retention and timely graduation. * Broad understanding of academic advising, learning center, testing, and career services functions. * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across units and build collaborative teams and organizational structures to advance the strategic objectives of the university. * Experience developing and managing student academic support programs such as tutoring, advising, mentoring, and/or accessibility services * Experience with program/project design, implementation, and management * Innovative, creative, and dynamic professional who is passionate about student development * Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively * Knowledge of student development theory * Respect for deadlines and details, especially accountable for reports * Understanding of and commitment to Marygrove’s Vision, Mission and Values

Preferred Qualifications:

The following qualifications are desired: experience working with students with disabilities in post-secondary education; competence with complex data analysis, managing large data sets, and identifying data trends; fluency working in a collaborative environment and ability to work across departments; skilled in developing reports and communicating to senior leaders; ability to coach and mentor diverse student groups; and experience developing and leading training programs for students and staff.

Technology Skills Required:

Must have strong computer skills including experience with database management (including Datatel, Banner or similar system), experience with assistive technology, knowledge of project management programs like Microsoft Project; experience with social media platforms and marketing; in-depth understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and ability to learn additional software programs as needed.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three employment references to careers {at} marygrove(.)edu (state title of position on subject line). The screening process will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. For information on the College, see www.marygrove.edu

Marygrove College is committed to achieving a faculty and staff that is reflective of its diverse student body, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of communities historically underrepresented in higher education. EOE

Contact Us: careers {at} marygrove(.)edu

 

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