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Coordinator of Service and Justice, Xavier University

Xavier University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, seeks a full-time Coordinator of Service & Justice with demonstrated experience planning and coordinating community engagement initiatives and experiential learning. This position facilitates engagement and learning around complex social issues toward the end of fostering students’ commitment to solidarity and justice. The position is a part of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice; the Center challenges students to deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising and maturing Xavier’s co-curricular community-engagement and justice programming; collaborating with other staff on student leader development initiatives; assisting with the creation and facilitation of immersion learning experiences; and coordinating programs aimed at first year students. This position requires regular work in the evenings and on weekends.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree; at least two years of professional or para-professional experience planning and coordinating community engagement and service programs; experience linking education and advocacy to service and community engagement; proven experience working in a team-oriented setting; proven capacity to collaborate with students and community organizations; administrative proficiency; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: master’s degree; demonstrated experience educating college students on justice topics such as racial justice, privilege, or inequality; and familiarity with Catholic social teaching and/or Ignatian spirituality.

To ensure consideration, interested/qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references via Xavier University’s website (https://xavier-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=525) by April 2, 2015.

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Civic Engagement Fellow, Duke University

http://civic.duke.edu

Duke University’s Civic Engagement Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate with an interest in civic engagement in higher education. The Duke Office of Civic Engagement (DOCE) is a small office with a pan-university mission, and the Civic Engagement Fellow will work closely with the director to build new initiatives and develop existing ones.

The Civic Engagement Fellow will play a key role in developing university civic engagement initiatives. The Fellow will participate in university-wide, national and international conversations about civic engagement in higher education. The Fellow will have ample opportunities for formal and informal professional development, and will gain experience in communications, event planning and program development. The position may involve occasional travel to conferences.

Interested applicants should apply online to position requisition number 400933264 through Duke HR (http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/). Please also mail a copy of your cover letter and resume to Hiring Manager, Duke Office of Civic Engagement, Campus Box 90591, Durham, NC, 27708. No emails, drop-ins, or calls.

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Civic Engagement Scholar, University of Minnesota Rochester

The University of Minnesota Rochester (r.umn.edu) invites applications for an open-rank, tenure/tenure-track faculty position with expertise in the Scholarship of Civic Engagement for its degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The successful candidate will take a leading role in coordinating and collaboratively teaching the primary civic engagement and capstone experience courses. This faculty member will also measure student learning outcomes for civic engagement embedded in the curriculum and the culminating student experience. The candidate will facilitate involvement of faculty, students, and community in respectful, reciprocal collaborations enhancing the well-being of the community and deepening the student experience. The successful candidate will assist in developing the student learning experience into the local community in a way that adds value to the community and creates transformational learning experiences for students, while providing a mechanism for long-term engagement specifically in underrepresented communities and the organizations serving those communities. This engagement will be embedded in scholarly tradition and the core values of the University.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate has a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate field with a deep interest in developing expertise in the scholarship of student learning and a demonstrated passion for civic engagement embedded within the curriculum. The successful candidate has experience in the design of new curricula, assessment, and technology-enhanced education at the undergraduate level, works well in interdisciplinary teams, is enthusiastic about shaping a new university, and exhibits creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The successful candidate has knowledge and experience working with underrepresented communities and organizations serving those communities. Demonstrated experience in, and an ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and/or first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience teaching, coordinating and/or assessing civic engagement courses and/or curricular-related programs; demonstrated commitment to the scholarship of engagement; familiarity with undergraduate health care education and/or expertise in a related discipline; successful experience with team teaching.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ROCHESTER VISION

The University of Minnesota Rochester will be nationally recognized for inspiring and empowering undergraduates to solve the health care challenges of the 21st-century.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ROCHESTER CORE VALUES

UMR core values are embedded in our Vision and emanate from our collective belief in the transformative power of higher education, a belief evident in the ambitious work of our Rochester founders. Accomplishing this Vision requires mutual respect, as we contribute to this endeavor with unique strengths, perspectives, roles, and responsibilities. Given that foundation of respect for our purpose and for one another, we are committed to the value of community, among faculty, staff, students, and our many partners in this innovative educational enterprise. To build and sustain collaborative communities that move us toward our Vision while creating a culture of trust, accountability and belonging, we necessarily place high value on diversity and inclusiveness. As a diverse and purpose-driven community, we value human potential and the significance of every person, compelling us to make evidence-based decisions that will empower individual learning and development so that students, staff, faculty, and community partners will flourish.

Respect: We value habits of interaction that demonstrate the worth and dignity of each person.
Human Potential: We value every person’s capacity to learn, develop, imagine, create, and contribute.
Community: We value collective work and a culture of trust that promotes collaboration, problem-solving, and partnerships while creating belonging, accountability, and courageous action.
Diversity & Inclusiveness: We value the range of human differences and the active pursuit and involvement of varied perspectives.
Evidence-Based Decision Making: We value strategic collection and careful assessment of data to inform our choices in all matters, including student learning and development.
UMR 2.0: OPTIMIZING DISTINCTIVENESS – A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

As we move from a start-up university into our next season of growth, we seek to build on our values and strengths in pursuit of our purpose. From this optimization, we expect to generate meaningful contributions to the national higher education conversation.

Current Arenas of Distinctiveness:

Customized undergraduate healthcare education
Individualized care, attention, and guidance
Connected curricular experiences
Collaborative culture
Learner-centered core shaped by ongoing learning research
Community immersion and engagement
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.umn.edu. For application instructions and links, click on “Search Postings” for Job Requistion #197085.

In addition to the Faculty/Academic Application for Employment form, applicants must attach to the online application:

  • description of teaching experience and philosophy
  • summary of research interest
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references

For more information contact Andrea Wilson, University of Minnesota, Rochester, 111 South Broadway, Suite 300, Rochester, MN 55904; fax 507-258-8004, phone 507-258-8010, email umrhr@r.umn.edu.

 

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Assistant Director, Center for Community Involvement, University of the Pacific

Applications accepted until March 31, 2015

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 here: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/4825

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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Director for Outreach and Specialty Student Programs, Washington University in St. Louis

The Washington University in St. Louis “Campus Y” presents an extraordinary opportunity for an exceptional candidate to transform the lives of college students through civic leadership. The Director for Outreach and Specialty Student Programs is a career track position is with the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, within a close and historic partnership with Washington University in St. Louis.

This position is responsible for the design, creation and delivery of programs that reach out to the larger St. Louis community, as well as pre-orientation, employment and other specialty programs of the Washington University Campus Y.

The Director will work with a small, close-knit team in an entrepreneurial environment that celebrates creative thinking and a student member-centered approach. The Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with Washington University student services staff, as well as YMCA staff throughout our Association.

Major programs of focus include: pre-orientation programs for incoming freshmen, Youth University, student employment programs, student institutional service hours, Youth of the Year award, Annual Campaign administration, and management of Book Fair volunteers.

About the Washington University Campus YMCA:
The “Campus Y” is a student-centered organization dedicated to developing ethical leaders of exemplary character by applying the principles of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. 500 Students or more participate in our programs each year. The Campus Y is committed to creating a rich and vibrant membership experience for our Student Members through participation in world-class programs. In addition to the outreach and specialty programs listed here, the Campus Y put hundreds of student volunteers in the field each year through more than 20 individual service programs. The Campus Y branch will be 105 years old this fall, and is the oldest branch in the Association at its current location.

About the YMCA:
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis is among the largest Associations in the United States, and is the largest charity in the St. Louis metro area. Y-St. Louis is committed to creating an engaging and fulfilling, membership-based experience for our employees. Y-St. Louis focuses on training and retaining excellent staff with a significant emphasis on career advancement.

About Washington University in St. Louis:
Washington University is a top-tier research university consistently ranked in the top 20 Universities in the United States. Student life programming, especially service, is an integral part of the student experience at Washington University.

Key Deliverables:
1. Student Member Experience: the Program Director will achieve yearly member experience evaluation goals, and create proactive plans for improvement pursuant to the collected data.
2. Program Quality: the Program Director will achieve yearly program evaluation targets and create proactive plans for improvement pursuant to the collected data.
3. Program Enrollment: the Program Director will achieve yearly enrollment goals for LAUNCH participants, co-directors and program leaders, Youth University and C-MSA programs.
4. Financial Management: the Program Director will achieve yearly budget goals in programs for which they are responsible.
5. Fundraising: the Program Director will achieve yearly fundraising goals related to Book Fair and any other program-centered fundraiser, as assigned by the Executive Director

Requirements:
• Bachelor Degree required; coursework or degree in higher education/student affairs, or nonprofit/business administration preferred.
• Strong background in successful program design, creation, and delivery with college students, school-age children, children from underserved populations, and adult volunteers.
• Strong background in direct leadership of college students. Residential life, student affairs, community service, or student service experience preferred.
• Prior demonstration of inventive and entrepreneurial mindset.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions and apply new knowledge.
• Successful experience in a decision-making role.
• Budgeting experience preferred.
• Demonstrable excellence in clerical and administrative skills, including Google apps, MS Office suite and database utilization and management. Very high level of adaptation to new technology.
• Outstanding written communication skills.

Compensation:
This is a 12-month, full time position. Salary, health benefits and generous retirement. Family YMCA membership with significant program discounts. On-campus parking and business mileage paid by the YMCA. Significant training and advancement opportunities available.

To Apply:

Complete job description available upon request. Email resume, references and cover letter to akeener {at} ymcastlouis(.)org Go to www.ymcastlouis.org to complete an online application go to http://tinyurl.com/WashUCampusYJob. No phone calls, please.

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Director of rise3, Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, rise3, an initiative that deepens the College’s commitment to experiential learning, will be ready for full implementation in fall, 2015. To this point, the initiative has been led by an interim director and has functioned largely as a pilot program. Ready now for full launch in fall 2015, rise3 and BSC need an overall leader as the initiative formally rolls out. It is critical that this person have the credentials and credibility to work with faculty, the energy to corral multiple activities simultaneously, the ability to interact with both staff and students effectively, the persistence to follow through on projects, and the vision to build the rise3 initiative over time.

The rise3 Director will lead and facilitate the work of the rise3 initiative with the goal of enhancing BSC students’ experiential learning in three primary areas: service-learning, internships, and faculty-student research. The Director is also charged with ensuring ongoing faculty and staff development in support of the critical reflection component of rise3. This is a twelve-month appointment (faculty rank is possible if desired and the candidate qualifies); salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The internship portion of rise3 is managed by an internship coordinator and service learning is coordinated within the College’s Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action. The rise3 leader will serve as the champion for the student-faculty research piece of the initiative in addition to his/her work as overall leader of the initiative.

The rise3 Director will report to the Provost and will sit as a member of the Provost’s Cabinet. The Director will develop collaborative relationships with other program and academic areas of the College in order to ensure that rise3 is fully integrated into students’ experiences and the College’s culture.

Essential duties of the position:
• Monitor and promote student participation in rise3 initiatives, including maintenance of accurate records of participation
• Assume primary responsibility for professional development opportunities for faculty and staff involved in rise3,
• Serve as a champion and facilitator for student-faculty research collaborations
• Manage the day to day activities of the rise3 initiative, including supervision of budget and staff
• Sponsor at least one rise3 experience each academic year (possibilities for offering other academic courses also exist)
• Work with other offices on campus to maintain a presence and distinctive identity for rise3 on the College website, admission office, and other campus recruitment venues for both prospective and current students
• Work collaboratively with faculty collectively and individually
• Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to analyze the impact of rise3 on student learning and other institutional measures; collaborate on the preparation of progress and evaluation reports required by SACSCOC

Required qualifications:
• Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills
• Terminal degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution
• Effective project management skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines
• Strong writing, analytical, organizational, and research skills
• Knowledge of critical reflection pedagogies

Desired qualifications:
• Experience with experiential learning
• Experience with the assessment of student learning
• Experience implementing faculty and/or staff development initiatives
• Experience with undergraduate research initiatives

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College currently enrolls approximately 1,200 undergraduate students, is included in Pope’s 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

The College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is leading hub for banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts, entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute, a symphony, a ballet, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.

 

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Office of Civic Engagement, Bucknell University

Bucknell University seeks an energetic individual to join our busy civic engagement office as an Assistant Director for Service Learning to develop and implement service-learning initiatives, consult with faculty, serve as a liaison with community partners, and guide students at private university in central PA. The Office of Civic Engagement promotes life-long learning through service & civic participation by connecting campus and community to meet identified needs and promote social change. Staff strive to develop actively engaged members of society by cultivating critical judgment, empathy, creative problem-solving and ethical decision-making through service.Visit www.bucknell.edu/CivicEngagement to learn more about our office.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Service-Learning include working with faculty, students and community partners to facilitate community-based educational experiences that meet identified needs and academic learning objectives; coordinating alternative break trips with a service-learning component; and overseeing the operation of a community garden that provides learning opportunities and addresses local food security. Additional duties include training and supervising student interns; grant-writing; assisting with research and assessment efforts; overseeing social media and web pages; and representing the office of civic engagement at public programs, as well as event planning.

This full-time 12-month benefits eligible position acts as a resource and a liaison for campus and community members. The job reports to the Director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree

At least two years experience in higher education OR at least 4 years work in non-profit social service agency

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Comprehensive administrative, supervisory, and organizational skills, including the ability to multitask efficiently and work independently

Understanding of the principles of service-learning and ability to educate clients, including students, staff, and faculty, as well as community partners about issues related to quality service-learning projects that are beneficial to all involved

Professional demeanor and ability to interact well with the campus constituents as well as public, community representatives, and organizations requesting information and service

Ability to handle confidential information on a routine basis

Ability to learn and quickly navigate the operational structure of the university’s offices and resources, ability to make appropriate referrals

Ability to design publicity materials and correspondence appropriate for different audiences, and ability to work with others on web design

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and a net browser, and working knowledge of social media such as FaceBook, blogs, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with gardening, volunteer management

Experience with alternative break programs

Physical Demands

Ability to lift at least 25 pounds

Apply To:

www.bucknell.edu/jobs

 

 

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