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Associate Director of Programs, Maryland-DC Campus Compact

Organization Description

The Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC) is a non-profit membership association of 34 colleges and universities, public and private, 2- and 4-year. As the region’s largest higher education consortium, MDCCC provides leadership to member institutions in building a culture of civic engagement. Founded in 2008, MDCCC strengthens the capacity of member institutions to enhance student engagement and improve community life. MDCCC’s vision is to develop global citizens and create just communities. MDCCC holds “Standards of Excellence” accreditation through the Maryland Association for Non-Profit Organizations as a 501(c)3. MDCCC is supported through a combination of institutional dues, federal and private grants, individual gifts, and in-kind contributions. MDCCC combines a fast-paced, professional work environment with a small, family-friendly organizational office culture. MDCCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Position Description

The MDCCC Associate Director of Programs (ADP) will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) and the MDCCC team in providing the highest level of service to all stakeholders – including but not limited to administrators and faculty, students, corporate and community partners, donors, and government agencies. By coordinating conferences, retreats, workshops and grant administration, the ADP will be a key player in implementing the strategic plan. The ADP will assist in fulfilling the mission of MDCCC, deepening campus-community partnerships throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Applications may be sent to Madeline Yates ( and be copied/cc’d to Pat Bassett ( through December 18, 2014.



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Academic Specialist in Diversity and Civic Engagement, Michigan State University

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (, Michigan State University (MSU), seeks applicants for academic specialist position in diversity and civic engagement. Successful applicant will establish strong collaborative programs with diverse community, faculty, and student partners inside and outside MSU to enhance our groundbreaking civic engagement curriculum and commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse student body. This involves designing, implementing, and improving programs that increase the diversity of our student body, teaching courses in our civic engagement curriculum, and supporting continued college-wide enthusiasm for engaged citizenship and pedagogy. Application review begins 1/15/2015 until position filled. Position starts 8/16/2015. Master’s degree, demonstrated experience with historically marginalized populations and ability to develop/implement programs supporting networks of these populations required. Desired: 1) familiarity with retention and mentoring initiatives; 2) understanding of research on recruitment and retention of historically marginalized students; 3) past implementation of successful relationships, projects, and initiatives with diverse community/university partners; 4) working knowledge of democratic and generative engagement, civic identity, and agency; power and privilege; and structural inequity; 5) five years experience; and 6) excellent project management skills. Salary commensurate with training and experience.

More information/apply at Click on Search Postings at left, enter 0302 in Posting Number field, click Search and follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal.

Candidates must submit 1) letter of intent detailing career goals/interests, 2) curriculum vitae, (3) portfolio documenting leadership in community partnerships, teaching experiences, and programs; and (4) full names/contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of three individuals to submit confidential reference letters (letters solicited automatically).


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Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE Initiatives, NASPA

The Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE Initiatives coordinates NASPA’s Knowledge Communities (KC) program by liaising with KC volunteer leaders, managing communication and annual volunteer leader training, and coordinating all KC processes such as those connected with the NASPA Annual Conference and the election of new KC leaders. Working collaboratively with NASPA staff and volunteers, the Assistant Director also plans and implements various activities as part of NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (Lead Initiative) that involves a network of nearly 100 NASPA member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education. Reporting to and collaborating with the Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, the Assistant Director serves on a team of professional development staff at the NASPA office in Washington, D.C.


  • Serve as the primary contact for the NASPA Knowledge Communities;
  • Collaborate with National KC Director, National KC Chairs, and Regional KC Coordinators on professional development offerings and other knowledge creation and sharing efforts;
  • Partner with NASPA staff and KC leaders to coordinate and implement robust online professional development offerings related to KC foci and interests;
  • Lead the development and implementation of KC volunteer leader trainings during the NASPA Annual Conference and additional trainings offered online throughout the year;
  • Manage the presence and participation of KCs during NASPA’s Annual Conference;
  • Collaborate with NASPA staff to coordinate the annual election of KC Chairs;
  • Serve as the primary contact for NASPA’s Lead Initiative;
  • Coordinate the network of NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Lead Institutions;
  • Serve as the NASPA staff liaison with the identified Lead Institutions in order to assist them with their institutional goals and programmatic initiatives;
  • Partner with NASPA staff and Lead Institutions to promote activities and successes of Lead Institutions through blogs, social media, and other communications channels;
  • Highlight and include Lead Institution projects for solving community problems in NASPA’s annual awards program;
  • Partner with NASPA staff to develop and implement civic learning and democratic engagement programming for conferences and workshops sponsored by NASPA;
  • Support research projects and writing on the civic learning, democratic engagement and leadership topics through the NASPA Research and Policy Institute;
  • Coordinate and assist with planning and development of additional NASPA sponsored programs, workshops, institutes, and online programs;
  • Serve as a resource for member and public inquiries; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree required. Educational background in student development, higher education administration or leadership development preferred.
  • Employment experience in a professional association and/or in student affairs administration preferred.
  • Experience with civic learning and democratic engagement initiatives on campus preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technologies/computing applications easily.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and creative self-starter who can also work independently. This person should be able to expand upon existing programs and relationships, as well as produce new ones that increase membership and programmatic offerings.

How to apply

To apply for the Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE Initiatives position, please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

James Stascavage, Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education,
(Please use the subject line “NASPA Assistant Director Application” in your email.)

The priority deadline for this position is December 15, 2014, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This is a full-time, 12-month position based in Washington, D.C. Competitive salary based on education and experience, with generous benefits package.

NASPA is an equal opportunity employer. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.

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Director of Community Engaged Learning in Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Stanford University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) seeks a Director of Community Engaged Learning (DCEL) – Engineering to expand and strengthen community engaged learning opportunities for Stanford undergraduate students within the School of Engineering. The DCEL initiative is a pilot program that stems from the 2012 Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford, which asserted that community engaged learning “not only advances the fundamental aims of a Stanford education, it also exemplifies the fundamental character of the institution.”

For the purposes of this initiative, community engaged learning (i.e., service-learning) is defined as a course, internship, or program that includes:
•an engagement with a community to address societal needs
•intentional integration of learning objectives and experience
•student preparation, ongoing reflection, and critical analysis
•reciprocal benefits for students, faculty, and community partners
•opportunities to critically examine public issues and/or explore one’s civic identity

The Director of Community Engaged Learning (DCEL) – Engineering position represents a partnership between the School of Engineering, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Haas Center for Public Service. As part of the community engaged learning team, the DCEL-Engineering will work with an interdisciplinary team of four other DCELs, three of whom are located within VPUE and one within the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. While each of the DCELs has a distinct thematic focus (education, environmental sustainability, health, and identity), they share the goal of expanding the number and quality of credit bearing and/or required community engaged learning experiences in courses and internships, and will integrate these experiences with other university initiatives as they evolve. Each DCEL is expected to support a distinct portfolio of new courses and internships; however, their success is also gauged on their ability to work collaboratively – with each other, and with campus and community partners.

The DCELs collectively manage a small program budget, and collaborate with a broad community of practice that includes academic staff from a variety of units and centers across campus. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in engineering and demonstrated experience working with faculty, students, and community organizations. Some student staff supervision may be required.

To apply, visit:



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Program Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement and Center for Community Based Learning, Occidental College

Community engagement at Occidental College strives for collaborative, long-term and community driven partnerships between faculty, students, staff and community partners.  We define community to be local, national and global, and engage through curricular and co-curricular research, projects and activities.  Our approach develops students who will commit to lifelong learning and engagement for the sake of positive social change and the enactment of social justice.  Community engagement efforts are coordinated by the Center for Community Based Learning, the Office for Community Engagement, and the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute.

Scope of Work:

Occidental College is committed to educating its students to be global citizens who are committed to engagement and social justice.  Community engagement is central to the way the College realizes its mission.  The Program Coordinator supports co-curricular activities of the Office of Community Engagement (OCE), the curriculum-connected projects with the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL), and the research and program based activities of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI).  This position requires a passion for and dedication to social justice issues.  A desire to support responsible engagement of Occidental students and faculty with local community organization and a deep understanding of how the intersections between institutions, students, faculty, staff and community members contribute to that endeavor.

Position Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator will work with CCBL, OCE and UEPI to perform the following duties:

  • Facilitate communications between CCBL, OCE and UEPI with other offices including Communications, Career Development Center, Undergraduate Research Center, International Programs Office, Center for Digital Learning and Research, Institutional Research, Institutional Advancement, etc.
  • Provide administrative support for the three offices including the coordination of meetings and events, coordination of transportation arrangements, submission of weekly check requests, tracking of expenses, and other necessary tasks.
  • Develop and maintain the College’s community engagement website designed to inform and highlights activities, projects and events by students, staff, faculty and community partners.
  • Collect and sort community engagement data and maintain a database of community partners, students, and faculty interested and involved in community engagement.
  • Support partnerships with community based organizations, as needed and assigned, including acquiring feedback on curricular and co-curricular collaborations and activities, to maintaining ongoing communications.
  • Research best practices and models at other schools, and work with the three offices to strategically link community engagement efforts on and off campus.
  • Assist with supervision of undergraduate and graduate staff, and provide as needed support for student service clubs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required with 1-2 years’ experience working with diverse community groups on social justice issues.
  • Must be organized and self-starting with outstanding written, oral, research and analytical skills, and a willingness to learn quickly.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and collaborative as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the non-profit community and educational institutions in Los Angeles is strongly preferred.
  • Experience administering civic/community engagement programming and university/community collaborations within a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
  • Must have a commitment to the mission of the liberal arts college, and commitment to community engagement and social justice issues.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to use word processing, data management and web software.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving 7-8 passenger van.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:



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Associate Director, Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University

Reporting to and under the general direction of the Director of Programs and Partnerships, the Associate Director will develop, implement, and manage experiential civic leadership programs focused on civic based research and design and directly relevant to the Certificate in Civic Leadership. The Associate Director will hold primary responsibility for the Houston Action Research Team (HART) program in which small, interdisciplinary teams of Rice undergraduate students conduct engaged research in collaboration with city offices and community organizations to address issues and challenges facing Houston and its citizens. (

This work will be completed as part of a cross-geographic and/or cross-program team of other CCL staff colleagues. S/he will assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs. S/he will work directly with faculty to develop academically grounded research and design projects that benefit the community. The Associate Director may lead special projects or initiatives, serve as the team’s direct report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships, develop and lead workshops, and advise graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. S/he may also have the opportunity to teach courses and/or serve as the CCL undergraduate advisor.

Education Required:

Master’s degree (MPP/MA) – Ph.D. preferred

Experience Required (2 years):

– Professional experience in undergraduate education at a college or university, in government, or in a community- or service-oriented non-profit organization.

– Experience designing and implementing academic research or design projects.

– Experience fostering leadership through community-based research, service learning, social entrepreneurship, and/or professional development.

– Experience working collaboratively with faculty on academic research.

– Experience in teaching and/or facilitation.


Skills Required:

– Training in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

– Excellent skills in advising students, collaborating, communicating with diverse audiences, and managing projects.

– Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with internal and external partners.

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

– Demonstrated leadership skills.

– Must be able to demonstrate professionalism at all times.

– Must be creative, service oriented and organized.

– Must be able to work independently and as part of a team – both as a team member and in a leadership capacity.

– Must be able to work in a self-directed, autonomous manner.


Salary: $50,000-52,000


Position open until filled, with review of candidates to begin on November 21, 2014.


For more information and to apply, please visit:



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Duke Endowment Fellows

The Duke Endowment is currently accepting applications for the 2015–2017 Fellowship. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 5, 2015, at noon EST.

The Endowment is looking for applicants who have demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional lives.


  • Past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina, or
  • Graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
  • Have one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree, and/or have a graduate degree
  • Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector

For more information about the program and the application process, please visit us online.

An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The webinar will include an overview of the program and offer an opportunity for questions. Registration for the webinar will begin on Friday, October 24, 2014, on The Duke Endowment Fellowship page.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our current Fellows: Philip Freeman ( or Christina Strader (


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