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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.


-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.

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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


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

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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Training and Support Manager, Volunteer Tennessee

Basic Function:

To advance the mission of Volunteer Tennessee by managing trainings and supporting programs.

Philosophy of the position:
The position works to strengthen Volunteer Tennessee’s sub-grantees and communities through program development and management, event planning, training and support.

Essential functions:

Event Planning and Management
1. Manage the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning (TCVSL) and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA) including:
a. Develop strategic partners and conference sponsors;
b. Recruit and manage statewide conference planning groups;
c. Manage TCVSL and GVSA budgets;
d. Manage logistics for approximately 60 workshops, keynote speakers and other conference events;
e. Oversee communication, logistics, and registration for approximately 300 conference participants and 300 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards participants; and
f. Manage contracting process between the State and conference location.

Marketing and Development
1. Manage Volunteer Tennessee’s general marketing, including social media and newsletter;
2. Develop and manage marketing plans for TCVSL and GVSA;
3. Recruit and manage GVSA County Coordinators;
4. Grant development and administration including: grant writing, reporting, and budgeting; and
5. Manage Lions Clubs International Grant and Lions Quest trainings throughout Tennessee.

Other Responsibilities
1. Support service-learning initiatives;
2. Strategic visioning with board to build service and service-learning in Tennessee;
3. Supervise Volunteer Tennessee interns; and
4. Support AmeriCorps team as needed.

Work Requirements/Qualifications:
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience event planning or marketing.
2. Understanding of principles of leadership, public and nonprofit financial and program management, and grants administration.
3. Ability to develop and maintain high-level professional coaching, monitoring and collaborative relationships and commitment to team work.
4. Ability to express oneself clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to problem-solve, prioritize and get things done calmly in a fast-moving environment.
6. Ability to prepare and maintain detailed, accurate reports and files.
7. Computer competency (working ability in Photoshop or other design software a plus.)

Work Environment:
Non-smoking, active office in Nashville, TN; frequent interruptions, frequent telephone work. For more information on Volunteer Tennessee, see Position is state Executive Service employee with salary and benefits commensurate with experience. First step in the position annual salary range is $38,000. Subject to federal funding availability.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Jim Snell at by August 29, 2014.


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Immersion Service Coordinator, George Washington University


  • Develop and implement student service leadership training and programs designed to encourage students to maintain and grow service and civic engagement participation in collaboration with the community, other Center for Civic Engagement and GW programs. Service programs address issues of poverty, veterans and military families, the environment, education, and health.
  • Responsible for all logistics, media, marketing, student supervision, risk management, collaborative partnership development, VIP management, program, budget, and fundraising for Signature Service events and activities, including Freshman Day of Service with more than 2200 participants, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with more than 500 participants, and approximately 10 additional large-scale events annually. Coordinate large and responsible University-wide committees for Freshman Day of Service and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
  • Prepare impact evaluation and reports; write grants; participate in strategic planning and documentation.
  • Oversee Alternative Breaks – more than 15 student-led service trips domestic and international. Work with student organization; train and program; travel and logistics; risk management, fundraising; promotions; budget.
  • Recruit and supervise multiple student staff and volunteers (graduate, undergraduate, and AmeriCorps). May supervise staff.
  • Participate in Center for Civic Engagement and other GW internal and external projects, committees, and activities as appropriate and assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2 years of significant professional experience in creating and overseeing service or service-learning leadership programs.
  • Should demonstrate effective management of collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experience leading action-oriented committees, with attention to collaboration and member accountability.
  • Experience working with community organizations and/or schools.
  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising, volunteer management, student development, community partnerships development, events management, marketing, public relations and database management.
  • Should have proven ability to manage details and logistics at a high level.
  • Ability to coordinate, implement and facilitate events.
  • Knowledge of national service and seasons of service; experience working with DC community and government entities to conduct service and create events.


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Director of Service Learning, Walsh University

Director of Service Learning Walsh University seeks Director of Service Learning. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Innovation, the Director of Service Learning is responsible for connecting students, faculty, and community partners through the high-impact practice of service learning. This is a Specialty Faculty position (non-tenure track).

Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University.


Primary duties include: 1.Assist faculty in understanding the place of service to the community within an educational setting. 2.Assist faculty in using service learning tools to introduce students to experiential-based learning with community partners. 3. Assist deans and chairs in identifying and using community resources as learning tools in an academic setting. 4.Manage a budget for internal and external learning experiences. 5.Identify and call into play university resources for program development. 6.Work with regional and national organizations supporting service learning advancement and development. 7. Identify appropriate community partners for service learning courses and serve as liaison to the community agencies 8. Work as part of an Academic Innovation team which includes Global Learning, e-Learning, Faculty Development and Grants and Research

Requirements Successful candidates will possess a Masters Degree in a related area.

Candidate will also have experience: 1. Working with community organizations 2. Working in the non-profit sector 3. Successful application of management skills 4. Assessment of student learning outcomes and student development theories 5. Integration of work skills and academic activities

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Community-Based Learning Coordinator, Portland Community College

The Community-Based Learning Coordinator provides leadership in the development, marketing and implementation of a Community-Based Learning (CBL, formerly known as Service-Learning) Program district-wide.

Performs the full range of functions associated with administering the program including developing a strategic plan, supporting faculty implementing CBL in instruction, building and maintaining partnerships with community non-profit organizations and public agencies, budget and grant management, and programmatic assessment.

The CBL Coordinator interacts with a diverse group of people both inside and outside of the College to establish the program strategic plan and objectives and develop partnerships with educational institutions, non-profit organizations and the community.

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Program Associate, Bonner Foundation

This two-year fellowship opportunity serves as a key member of the Foundation Staff in supporting campuses and student leadership throughout the Bonner Network.

The listing and instruction to apply can be found via this link:

This position is offered in partnership with The College of New Jersey, but the position works out of the Bonner Foundation in located in Princeton, NJ.

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