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Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Salem State University

Salem State University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inspiring leader to serve as founding director of its Center for Civic Engagement. The director will be an advocate within the university and across the region for an expanded commitment to civic engagement. The director will articulate a cohesive and compelling vision for the center and work to engrain civic engagement into the institutional identity and culture. S/he will build collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations, coordinate academic and co-curricular programs pertaining to civic engagement across the university, and work to co-integrate the community with the university.

Job Requirements
• Develop and implement a systematic long-term plan for institutionalizing civic engagement
• Manage the daily operations of the Center for Civic Engagement
• Partner with faculty members to develop and implement service-learning and other experiential learning opportunities
• Provide leadership and expertise in establishing and sharing best practices for service-learning and co-curricular service with faculty members, students, staff and community partners
• Cultivate and sustain multi-layered, reciprocal community partnerships that give the campus community opportunities to participate in a wide range of civic engagement activities
• Initiate and maintain collaboration with other offices and centers involved with community service activities
• Develop programs and projects that allow students to learn about social and public issues as engaged citizens
• Collaborate with grants office and institutional advancement to support civic engagement
• Provide programs and resources to support civic engagement initiatives on and off-campus
• Create and implement tracking and evaluation procedures for recording the impact of civic engagement on students, faculty, staff and the greater community
• Conducts ongoing and regular evaluation and assessment of civic engagement efforts at the university
• Raise awareness about local issues and needs that can be actively and effectively addressed by campus community members
• Serve as liaison with community partners, including site visits, memoranda of understanding, agency orientations, safety assurances, etc.
• Develop functioning Advisory Council for Civic Engagement
• Oversee Hall of Fame event honoring student, staff and faculty involvement with civic engagement

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree
• Minimum of three years of demonstrable experience with community-based learning and civic engagement in a college environment
• Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and constituency groups including administrators, faculty, students, staff, community partners, and external constituents
• Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and manage detailed work

Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD with experience embedding service-learning in credit-bearing courses
• Experience partnering with faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses
• Experience working with offices and groups within student life on coordinated service efforts and co-curricular service requirements
• Experience developing and writing reports/grants for various constituencies
• Experience managing academic budgets
• Three or more years supervisory experience in a higher-education environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mhk5f4q

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Service-Learning Coordinator, Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Position #: S13054

Grade: I

Bargaining

Non-Exempt

Location: Germantown

Salary: $24.73 – $33.45 per hour

Online applications must be received by October 31, 2014.

The Service Learning Coordinator is responsible for initiating, planning, and coordinating relevant co-curricular and curricular service learning opportunities through the Office of Student Life. The Coordinator for Service Learning collaborates with community partners and provides training/orienting of faculty and students to develop mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular service learning programs. The coordinator must demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to discuss and negotiate sensitive issues.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit and train faculty to integrate Service Learning into course curriculum
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with community organizations
  • Design and facilitate faculty training sessions on various service learning topics
  • Provide service learning orientation to inform students of service learning policies and procedures each academic semester
  • Gather data on all service learning students per academic semester
  • Plan and coordinate Alternative Break trip(s) including securing a site, recruiting advisors and students, and arranging travel and accommodations
  • Plan and coordinate co-curricular service projects for student programs, organizations and clubs
  • Maintain the Germantown Service Learning webpage
  • Advocate for service as a valuable learning tool; promotes a culture of service-learning on campus

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of experience in curriculum development, training, coordinating service learning and community service projects
  • Thorough knowledge of adult and service learning theory and curriculum development
  • Working knowledge of computer use including proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of service learning integration strategies
  • Experience working with community and county agencies/institutions
  • Verbal and written communications, interpersonal relationships, presenting information, multi-tasking, and leadership
  • Ability to develop collaborative partnerships between and among diverse groups of people in multicultural environments
  • Ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and training experiences.
  • Ability to work independently, plan and organize

Application Process

  • Online applications must be received by October 31, 2014.
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
  • Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
  • Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4);
  • e-sign your application (Step 9)

See posting online at https://mccollege.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=006A1&lang=en&sns_id=addthis-service-code

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Associate Director, Engaged Learning and Research, Cornell University

Engaged Learning + Research (EL+R) is a university-wide center committed to service-learning, community-based research and public scholarship. EL+R is part of Engaged Cornell, a new large-scale endeavor that will bring high-impact practices and community-engaged learning to students and faculty while increasing opportunities for partnerships in the local, national, and global arenas.

Please see a detailed description of the job posting here.

 

 

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Senior Associate for Service-Learning Program, Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice

Transformative service-learning programs are the centerpiece of the newly formed UU College of Social Justice, a collaboration of the UUA and UUSC to build the capacity of Unitarian Universalists and other allies to catalyze justice.  Reporting to the Director of the College, this position has primary responsibility for planning, developing, implementing and helping lead an expanded portfolio of service-learning programs featuring social justice programs of the UUA and UUSC as well as those of partner organizations focused on justice work of interest to UU congregations that is outside the scope of current UUA or UUSC programs.

The successful candidate will evidence significant direct experience in developing and leading service-learning programs, will possess knowledge of experiential pedagogies, and will demonstrate the leadership skills required to build an exceptional program.  Those skills will include the ability to research and adapt best practices, formulate related program policies, screen, select and develop programs with service-learning partners, and to set and achieve consistent standards for excellence in implementation.  In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of human rights and social justice– the systemic roots of injustice including the dynamics of racism, sexism, classism and privilege; strategies for overcoming them; and successful grass roots change models.  Finally, this position is responsible for developing a practice of continuous evaluation, learning and adaptation for improved program impact.

Full description here: http://www.uusc.org/jobs/senior-associate-for-service-learning-programs

 

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Executive Director, Illinois Campus Compact

The Board of Illinois Campus Compact (www.illinoiscampuscompact.org) announces the search for the replacement of its current long-term Executive Director who be retiring in June 2015. The new Executive Director is expected to begin work in that same month.

The Executive Director of Illinois Campus Compact reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors, which is comprised of presidents of Illinois higher education institutions. The organization, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit housed at DePaul University in Chicago, is affiliated with the national Campus Compact network, including 30+ similar organizations. Our membership unites over 40 public, private, two- and four-year institutions across the spectrum of higher education in Illinois.

Our mission is to support Presidents and their institutional leadership, to actively promote the civic mission of higher education and to engage students, faculty and campuses in collaborative partnerships that promote civic engagement.

It is an exciting time in campus engagement and civic learning and this is an opportunity to become a local and national leader. The Board seeks an individual who will continue the growth and diversity of the organization through innovative programming and revenue generation. The Executive Director oversees a part-time staff and volunteers. Primary responsibilities for this position include fund development and grants administration; conference/program development and management; participating and leading campus, state and regional collaborations; and consulting with individual campus leaders.

A Master’s degree, 5-10 years of experience in a leadership role, and prior training and experience with service-learning/civic engagement are required. A Ph.D. or terminal degree and a professional background in higher education or the nonprofit sector are preferred.Qualifications include:

  • Proven ability and willingness to effectively work with a wide and diverse network of administrators, faculty, students and community leaders.
  • Must be organized, efficient and energetic.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to build consensus and to demonstrate creativity in achieving the goals of the organization.
  • Prior experience with voluntary board governance and management would be helpful.

Illinois Campus Compact is prepared to offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Applicants should provide a cover letter summarizing reason for interest and evidence of ability, a curriculum vita or resume, and three professional references. The confidentiality of applicants for the position will be respected throughout the search process.

Application materials should be sent to McLennan Partners, 1017 59th Street, Lisle, IL 60532 or emailed to mclennan.partners@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

 

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Assistant Director, Center for Involvement, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacificʼs Center for Community Involvement invites applications for the position of CCI Assistant Director. This position is responsible for advising and supporting Pacific students who run educational, tutoring, and mentoring programs. In this role, the Assistant Director has oversight of programs that make a significant and positive impact on our local Stockton community while working alongside a world-class student life team. The Assistant Director works directly with undergraduate students mentoring and advising them and provides training and programming that incorporates social justice concepts.

The Center for Community Involvement is a student-centered learning environment that supports both co-curricular community service and tutoring programs within University of the Pacificʼs division of student life.

Please find the full position description attached. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, as well as a university application to jobs@pacific.edu

If you have questions about the position or would like more information abut the program see: www.pacific.edu/cci or contact the current director, Erin Rausch at erausch@pacific.edu

 

 

 

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Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one new fellowship each year to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, the nonprofit sector and/or community service. The fellow acts as a junior program officer and works with Foundation staff in evaluating grant proposals and visiting with grant applicants.  Through the grant process, the fellow gains experience with nonprofit organizations, Foundation trustees, public policy advocates, and other leaders across North Carolina.

Each fellow also has the opportunity to assist in furthering projects related to the five focus areas of the Foundation: Community Economic Development, Strengthening Democracy, the Environment, Pre-Collegiate Education, and Social Justice and Equity.  In addition, the fellow may pursue subjects of personal interest, attend philanthropic and policy conferences and meetings, and shadow staff members to gain greater insight into Foundation-related initiatives.

The fellowship begins July 1 and lasts for two years. This position is salaried and includes benefits such as life insurance, medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, professional development funds, and reimbursement of expenses incurred through Foundation business.

For more information, visit http://zsr.org/grants-programs/zsr-fellowship

Residents or natives of North Carolina and/or recent graduates of institutions of higher education in the state are eligible to apply.

Further qualifications include strong communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to multi-task; the desire to contribute to an ever-changing work environment; a sense of responsibility and personal initiative; confidence and poise; willingness to work as a team player; and respect for diverse communities and leadership.

Preference is given to applicants in the early stage of their careers.

How to Apply / Contact

To apply, please email your updated resume and application to Keren Salim at kerens@zsr.org with the subject “Fellowship Application.”

Applications are due January 5, 2015.

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