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VISTA Leader, North Carolina Campus Compact

vista logo_smallNorth Carolina Campus Compact is now accepting applications to fill the position of AmeriCorps VISTA Leader.  The VISTA Leader will work with the VISTA program coordinator to support NC Campus Compact VISTAs who are developing community-based programs that address local needs in one of three areas: education (K-12 success or access to post-secondary education), economic opportunity (housing or financial literacy), or healthy futures (food security).

Application deadline is December 15; applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants must have already completed 1 year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Expected start date for this position is January 15, 2016, though may be flexible. The VISTA Leader will serve a one-year term at NC Campus Compact’s office on the campus of Elon University. Housing assistance may be provided.

To learn more about our program and the application process, visit our position listing.

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Service-Learning Team Leader, NECHAMA (Jewish Disaster Response Corps)

Job Description: Leading service­ learning trips for college-aged student volunteers in San Marcos, Texas during January and March, 2016 to help rebuild disaster-stricken communities. This position reports to the JDRC Program manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a role model and leader for 100+ college students from around the country.
  • Participating in staff training prior to the trips (mandatory, but dates may be flexible).
  • Supporting the daily operations of JDRC volunteer base camp in Wimberley, TX, including meal preparation and clean up, transportation needs, and supervision/safety on work site.
  • Supporting all Program Staff in facilitation of educational curriculum which include: reflections, group discussions, speakers panels, and Jewish experiences such as Shabbat.
  • Working collaboratively and engaging with JDRC program staff, Hillel staff, Program Intern and local partners to provide a safe and meaningful experience for students.
  • Troubleshooting obstacles and last­minute changes in plans with a positive attitude.
  • Supervising students both on and off­site, leading by example and enforcing safety standards.

About Us:

The Jewish Disaster Response Corps (JDRC) is a program of NECHAMA ­ Jewish Response to Disaster. Since its founding, JDRC has mobilized hundreds of Jewish and interfaith college student groups to aid in post­disaster rebuilding efforts across the United States. In 2016, the JDRC will be bringing college student volunteer groups on Alternative Breaks to assist in long term rebuilding efforts in San Marcos, Texas from over 10 Universities nationwide. JDRC service­learning trips include: volunteer field rebuilding work, educational programming, team building exercises, evenings out in the local area, connection to locals in the San Marcos and Austin communities, and a pluralistic Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath) experience.


Valid Driver’s License, ability to drive a 15­-passenger van (age 21+ preferred), positive attitude, excellent problem­solving abilities, outgoing personality, cultural sensitivity & ability to work well with diverse populations, willingness to go outside of your comfort zone, leadership skills. Experience running trips, facilitating Jewish education, and/or working in disaster relief is a plus. You will be required to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check which must be approved by our insurance provider to be eligible for this position.


Room, board, and transportation (to/from, and within Texas) are all provided. The Team Leader will also receive a commensurate stipend at the end of each program.

Start Date & Hours:

Training will begin prior to January 10th, but the training schedule is flexible.

Program Dates:

Winter Break Trips (2016): Jan 10­-17, Jan 17-­24
Spring Break Trips (2016): Feb 28­-Mar 6, Mar 6-13, Mar 13­-20, Mar 20­-27

One­ or two additional days of setup and close down will take place before and after each program period.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: “San Marcos, Service Learning Trip Leader Position”.

Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

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Associate Director, Student Leadership and Engagement, NC State University

Associate Director, Student Leadership and Engagement, NC State University

Full Job Description: 

Reporting to the Director in the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service (CSLEPS), the Associate Director works closely with the Director to provide a shared vision between CSLEPS, its team, and many community partners engaging with students in the world around them to develop as ethical leaders and global citizens. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing partnerships and collaborative relationships with NC State staff and faculty, as well as community agencies. Additionally, the Associate Director will be responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating a campus-wide public service scholars program in order to provide increased opportunities for students to engage in public service while at NC State and beyond.


• Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related area of study
• 3-5 years of related professional experience working with college students in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated proficiency in budget management
• Experience developing and coordinating service/volunteerism/civic engagement and leadership programs at an institution of higher education
• Prior staff or student supervision experience and demonstration of superior management and sound decision-making ability
• 2-3 years supervision experience of undergraduate and/or graduate students
• Experience demonstrating visionary and forward-thinking work
• Experience successfully designing and leading assessment and evaluation initiatives to evaluate and assess learning, programs, and services
• Established track record of sound evidence-based decision making
• Experience integrating knowledge of social justice, inclusion, power, privilege, and power into one’s work
• Experience working and communicating with diverse populations
• Demonstrated culturally-inclusive advising, supporting, and coaching strategies
• Demonstrated experience assessing the developmental needs of students and organizational needs and advising student leaders
• Experience forging strategic partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders that have created opportunities for learning and service

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Grants Officer, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC is bringing on a new staff position: A full-time Grants Officer at our Raleigh Branch.

Please visit for more information on how to apply. Alternatively, here’s a direct link to the job posting online:

Job Title:                                GRANTS OFFICER
Location:                                Raleigh, North Carolina
Department:                          Development
Supervisor:                            Manager of Foundation Giving


The position of Grants Officer researches and writes grant proposals to private foundation, corporate foundation and government and religious grant makers, and prepares progress reports and all supporting documents to create professional, comprehensive and responsive proposals to funding entities. This position coordinates with members of various Food Bank departments as required to complete compelling grant proposals and thorough follow-up reports to grant makers.

SCHEDULE: Full time; Office hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm

TRAVEL: Occasional travel within FBCENC’s 34 county service area or to professional development opportunities, very rarely overnight.

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Director, Program Implementation & Community Engagement, East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI)

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) is excited to announce a job opening for a Director of Program Implementation and Community Engagement!

EDCI is committed to improving outcomes for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. Our long-term vision is to have all youth in the EDCI Zone successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or a career. We work to achieve this vision by providing a continuum of high-quality services for children and families extending from birth through high school. EDCI partners with over 20 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to East Durham children and families.

EDCI is seeking to fill the position of Director of Program Implementation and Community Engagement. This full-time, benefits eligible position is responsible for leading the creation, coordination and implementation of key community based interventions and functions for the East Durham Children’s Initiative. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position serves as a member of EDCI’s Leadership Team and works closely with other senior leadership to carryout community engagement efforts, increase community awareness of EDCI, implementation of community based interventions and recruitment of community based participants into EDCI programs and services.

For the complete job description and how to apply, please visit

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Program Manager, Citizen Schools (Durham)

Citizen Schools – Program Manager, Durham – AppEx

As Citizen Schools marks its 20th anniversary, we are a launching a new program focused on our key program element, Apprenticeships. After years of successful implementation, and a continued desire for more 21st century skilled focus learning opportunities, we are proud to introduce our Apprenticeship Exclusive Model. In this model, we will partner with middle schools in under resourced communities to provide two days of high quality apprenticeship programming a week. Focused on developing college and career readiness and 21st century learning skills, these hands on learning experiences will connect students to professionals from all walks of life while igniting their imaginations to their potential.

As a Program Manager of the AppEx program, you will supervise a team of Teaching Fellows to implement high quality apprenticeships through effective instruction and partnership with volunteers. You will support in the recruitment and retention of high quality community professionals to serve as Citizen Teachers, while building effective and productive relationships with school faculty and administration. This is an exciting opportunity to pilot a new program, while joining our movement to help every child discover and achieve their dreams.


  • At least two years of experience leading a K-12 classroom.
  • At least four years of professional, post-undergraduate experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant subject preferred.
  • Spanish language skills preferred.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and two short essay responses through our online application.  PDF format strongly preferred.


What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to work closely with smart, driven leaders focused on student impact.
  • Participate and actively engage in regional and national retreats, trainings, and meetings with colleagues in the the greater Citizen Schools network.
  • A proven program model to make immediate and long-term impact on the lives of middle school students.
  • Competitive salary and full benefits: health care, 403(b), and three weeks of paid vacation and respite.
  • Organization perks include a month-long sabbatical awarded after five years of employment.
  • Professional development funds available after six months of employment.
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Engaged Cornell Liaison (2 positions), Cornell University

Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Liaison (Ithaca)29925
Engaged Cornell NYC Liaison29926
Position Summary

Engaged Cornell (EC) is a new and evolving university initiative that is establishing community engagement in teaching, learning, and research as a hallmark of the Cornell experience. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 55 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City.

The Engaged Cornell Cooperative Extension Liaison (Ithaca), is charged with supporting Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Engaged Cornell in facilitating access to statewide community-engaged research, learning and service experiences for students, faculty, and staff. 

This position is full-time and will be based in Ithaca, New York, working under the supervision of Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension Director and the Executive Director of Engaged Cornell. Occasional travel (approximately 5 – 10%) will be required throughout New York State.

The Engaged Cornell NYC Liaison is charged with supporting Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Engaged Cornell in facilitating access to NYC-based community-engaged research, learning and service experiences for students, faculty, and staff.

This position is full-time and will be based in New York City, working under the supervision of CUCE-NYC’s Executive Director and the Executive Director of Engaged Cornell. Occasional travel to Ithaca, NY will be required.

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