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Assistant Director for Service-Learning, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Assistant Director for Service-Learning, who reports to the director of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, provides leadership in the development and implementation of academic service-learning/community-based opportunities, services, advocacy, and research. Responsibilities include providing overall administrative support for academic service-learning and integrating community service opportunities with the academic mission of UNCG; facilitating faculty development workshops; seeking external funding to support creative endeavors; developing student leadership in service-learning initiatives; coordinating risk management and evaluation activities related to service-learning; furthering institutionalization of processes and infrastructure for civic engagement and community-based learning at UNCG and the Piedmont Triad.

Qualifications:
Masters required, Ph.D. preferred. Three years of experience required in higher education, higher education administration, community-based learning, community agency administration, student leadership development, or related field. Knowledge and experience of service-learning in higher education required. The ideal candidate will have experience in course development, integrating in and out of classroom learning, and college teaching experience connected to community-based learning. Experience in leading critical reflection activities to generate, document and deepen learning to connect service and academic content as well as experience working with students as collaborators in engaged learning. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with community agencies, students, and faculty. Respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Proven oral, written, and project management skills. Ability to choose priorities among competing demands. Proficiency with desktop computing and use of the Web for information gathering and program administration are essential.

Conditions and Application:
Salary commensurate with experience. Expected start date September 1, 2015. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to applications received by July 31, 2015 at 12:00 midnight ET, and continue until an appointment is made. EEO/AA

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and reference position 13471.

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Program Director, Public Achievement

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/102578: 1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current resume 3) Curriculum Vitae (optional) 4) A list of 5 professional references Please Note: Degree verification will be required for final applicants if a completed degree was used to fulfill a minimum requirement for this position. Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. If you have difficulties submitting application information, please contact the jobsatcu help desk at: 1-855-216-7740 option 5.

The School of Education is currently accepting applications for a Public Achievement Program Director. The Program Director will direct the day-to-day operations of the program as well as oversee the program’s curriculum and teach relevant courses. This position also co-directs the Puksta Scholars Program.

Who We Are

An international civic engagement initiative, Public Achievement (PA) seeks to promote K-12 student retention, academic excellence, and access to post-secondary education through year-long, service-learning programs. CU-Boulder undergraduates serve as PA coaches and thereby work alongside underserved K-12 students in Boulder County schools.

Be involved. Be engaged. Be successful. Be Boulder.

Key Responsibilities

DIRECT THE PUBLIC ACHIEVEMENT (PA) PROGRAM
Percentage of time 45

•Coordinate and facilitate multifaceted civic engagement program for CU Boulder undergraduates and K-12 students;
•Supervise program staff, college coaches, and teaching assistants;
•Serve as a liaison between CU Engage and more than three dozen community partners, including the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, the Boulder Valley School District, and the City of Boulder and City of Lafayette, and identify opportunities for sustained collaboration with local and national partners;
•Oversee weekly program at four BVSD schools during the academic year;
•Provide support for limited, college access summer service-learning programing for IHAD participants (and possibly in conjunction with EDUC 4112);
•Oversee the design and implementation of 24-30 student-initiated PA projects;
•Coordinate at least two national service events (MLK Day and Cesar Chavez Day), and at least one campus visit for participating high school students (and contingent upon funding, campus visits for participating elementary and secondary students, residing in Boulder);
•Coordinate professional development and networking opportunities for PA coaches and students, including the annual Colorado Coach Conference with Colorado College, Colorado State University, and the University of Denver;
•Collect, organize, and analyze evaluation date for four program sites (develop/modify evaluation tools; synthesize data collected from student evaluations, attendance records, teacher observations, and grades (if accessible); and share synthesized data with local, regional, and national partners), consistent with CU Engage assessment framework;
•Develop and implement annual fundraising plan (develop grant proposals and reports; identify and pursue funding opportunities with support from CU Foundation; establish/strengthen relationships with the Boulder County business community; and co-coordinate student-sponsored fundraisers) in coordination with CU Engage;
•Develop and implement comprehensive outreach plan (create brochures, flyers, and web-based tools; maintain PA website; pitch news stories and develop media releases);
•Track all revenue and expenditures (procure supplies and submit Pcard receipts and invoices);
•Promote information sharing and resource building among PA coaches, students, and community partners; and
•Advise national and international PA program coordinators; develop curriculum for national partners, including World Link, Inc., and establish opportunities for future collaboration; and
•Troubleshoot problems should they emerge

OVERSEE ACADEMIC COURSES ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLIC ACHIEVEMENT
Percentage of time 30

•Teach two sections of three-credit, practicum course EDUC/INVS 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools (one section during the fall semester and one section during the spring semester) ;
•Teach four sections of INVS4999, one-credit undergraduate teaching assistantship (two sections in the fall and two sections in the spring);
•Modify curriculum to better support student needs and reflect current theory, research, and practice, and ensure sustainability for instructors and GPTIs;
•Identify, invite, and secure guest speakers and co-facilitators;
•Evaluate and track student performance; and
•Meet with students and other EDUC/INVS 2919 instructors as needed/scheduled.

CO-DIRECT PUKSTA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Percentage of time 15

•Develop comprehensive speaker and training program for Puksta Scholars (CU Boulder undergraduates);
•Serve as a primary advisor for up to four Scholars (hold bi-monthly meetings, facilitate potential partnerships, support project development/implementation, etc.) and as a secondary advisor for others;
•Oversee CU Boulder Puksta advisory team, comprising five advisors;
•Oversee recruitment and selection process for 2014-2015 Scholars (modify and post application materials; post announcements to student portal and relevant listservs; review and score applications, overseeing multi-tier review process; and maintain correspondence with applicants);
•Co-coordinate CU Boulder retreat (fall 2014), opening dinner (fall 2014), new Scholar’s training (fall 2014), intercollegiate retreat (spring 2015), and closing dinner (spring 2015), and attend Scholar-sponsored events (time permitting);
•Review and file Scholars’ initial and final project plans, providing feedback as needed;
•Develop and implement outreach strategies (maintain program updates on IECE/CU Engage/Puksta Foundation websites; pitch stories to CU Boulder Outreach Committee and Office of Communications; develop media releases, etc.);
•Modify, conduct, and synthesize Scholar evaluations, including pre and post-assessments and an intercollegiate, online survey (consistent with CU Engage assessment framework);
•Oversee program financials (track revenue and expenditures; complete financial aid forms for each Scholar; allocate funding for honorarium and special events, provide and track Puksta Assistance Funds and Conference funds);
•Track Scholars’ GPAs and monitor Scholars placed on probation;
•Support administrative tasks (scheduling, catering, and transportation);
•Co-develop and disseminate annual report;
•Communicate regularly with Scholars, advisors, and intercollegiate Puksta team; and
•Support intercollegiate team and Puksta Foundation as needed.
The aforementioned responsibilities will be modified pending the hire of the Associate Director for CU Engage. The Associate Director will also represent CU-Boulder during Puksta (intercollegiate) Team meetings, meet with Puksta Foundation Director John Mulstay as needed, directly advise Puksta Scholars, and participate in all Puksta events.

CO-DIRECT PUKSTA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Percentage of time 10

-Support fundraising efforts for PA and special events:
-Oversee and maintain programmatic budget and fundraising plan;
-Identify funding opportunities, including federal and foundation grants; and
-Develop grant proposals and funding reports.

CO-COORDINATE STUDENT WORKER ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Percentage of time 5

•Supervise three student program coordinators (schedule bimonthly meetings, co-develop and track accountabilities, evaluate performance, sign monthly timesheets);
•Co-coordinate professional development workshops for SWAP teachers;
•Develop and disseminate mid-term and year-end reports;
•Develop and co-implement annual fundraising plan (present to Student Government Finance Board; secure funding from Housing and Dining Services, Vice Chancellor for Administration, Facilities Management, and Intercambio Uniting Communities; and identify and co-develop grant proposals);
•Develop and co-implement outreach and recruitment plan (market program via website, listservs, campus advertisements, social networking, and presentations);
•Track financials and meet with SOFO as needed;
•Serve as liaison to Intercambio Uniting Communities and other campus/community partners; and
•Troubleshoot problems should they emerge

SUPPORT WORK RELATED TO CU ENGAGE
Percentage of time 5

•Propose, co-develop and/or modify collaborative funding proposals, assessments, and research studies;
•Develop sustainability plan for PA and Puksta Scholars programs;
•Build capacity for service-learning practice and research on campus and within the community; and
•Provide additional support as needed.

This position will be 100% time during the academic year and 50% time during the summer months.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree or above in Education or related field
  • A minimum of four to seven years in P-20 civic engagement/service learning theory, development and implementation.

Desired Qualifications
Civic engagement/service learning higher education teaching experience

  • Youth-focused community organizing work
  • Strong grant writing and grants administration skills and experience
  • Seasoned and quality workshop/conference presenter
  • Assessment experience
  • Community service work and national recognition in civic engagement/service learning
  • A valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a license

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Please apply by July 13, 2015 for full consideration.

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.jobsatcu.com:

1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2) A current resume
3) Curriculum Vitae (optional)
4) A list of 5 professional references

 

 

 

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Project Manager, Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte is a new collaborative, community-wide initiative to double the percentage of third grade students reading at grade level in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) from 40% in 2015 to 80% by 2025. Housed under the Foundation For The Carolinas, Read Charlotte is organized as a backbone organization leading a collective impact effort across Mecklenburg County. We focus on the continuum from birth through third grade, building collaborative partnerships, and directing resources only to programs that work. Read Charlotte plays a leadership and coordinating role around the important goal of third grade reading, but we do not directly operate programs. Working Groups comprised of experts and community members will help select and implement strategies, engage community partners, and track progress. A Transformation Fund will promote innovation, capacity building, collaboration, and seed new programs addressing unmet early literacy needs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. In addition, Read Charlotte will advise area funders on strategic co-funding opportunities.

In order for Read Charlotte to achieve its ambitious goal, we are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Project Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Manager will be part of a small team responsible for driving Read Charlotte’s work forward, in particular managing and facilitating our Working Groups and supporting our community engagement and outreach strategies. This is a full-time, exempt position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Project Manager will provide day-to-day support and facilitation of Read Charlotte’s work to build cross-sector partnerships. Key responsibilities include:

Working with community partners:
• Managing multiple Working Groups, including meeting preparation, logistics, communications, facilitation, and follow up actions between meetings
• Anticipating and managing the flow of activities, communication, and coordination within and among Working Groups
• Organizing outreach with community partners, including following-up as needed
• Coordinating needed research and data analysis with Read Charlotte staff and partners to align strategies and actions with best practices
• Working with the Executive Director to update strategy as new needs and opportunities emerge
• Working with the Executive Director to coordinate with other related projects and coalitions (i.e., in the same field) to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities, and integrating their work into the Governing Board and Working Group processes
• Building and maintaining relationships with community partners
• Assisting the Executive Director with administration and management of the Transformation Fund as needed

Strategic coherence:
• Maintaining understanding of current implementation challenges and developing comprehensive solutions to address them
• In partnership with the Executive Director, providing support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the Strategic Action Framework (e.g., identifying opportunities for program work to support specific goals)
• In partnership with the Executive Director, acting as a neutral arbiter and helping resolve disputes or disagreements in direction among Working Groups and the Governing Board
• Coordinating advocacy supporting activities of Read Charlotte partner organizations

Communications:
• Communicating the objectives of Read Charlotte to the community and potential partners, including sharing the Strategic Action Framework or other collateral
• Facilitating ongoing communication between Read Charlotte partners by hosting regular conference calls, in-person meetings, or coordinating regular email updates to ensure alignment of activity as needed
• Planning and managing logistics of, and attending, Working Group meetings and community events
• Creating or managing creation of yearly summary reports of Read Charlotte progress for Governing Board and external audiences
• The following duties may be done in coordination with a communications consultant or Executive Director:
o Developing communications materials as Read Charlotte evolves, potentially including summary documents, brochures, FAQs, and other items;
o Developing web and social media strategy;
o Compiling and maintaining list of press clippings; and
o Creating press strategy, including drafting press releases, coordinating with media outlets

Other:
• Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The right fit is an imperative for a lean organization like Read Charlotte. Below is a list of qualities that we are looking for in the person who takes on this critical role of Project Manager. If these ring true for you, then we hope you’ll apply for this position.

• You have a Bachelor’s degree, probably in something like education, public health, social science, or another related field.
• You might have a relevant graduate degree.
• You have at least five years work experience, including one or more years of relevant experience like community outreach and/or coordination.
• You possess and exhibit exceptionally high personal and professional integrity.
• You maintain confidentiality of all internal materials and information.
• You are prepared to wake up and go to bed every day thinking about how to double the number of third graders in Mecklenburg County reading proficiently by 2025.
• You are extremely detail oriented and relentlessly focused on execution.
• You have superb organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, set priorities, meet deadlines, and respond quickly to requests for information and assistance.
• You can see the forest and the trees.
• You do not confuse activity with accomplishment.
• You are unapologetically focused on improving outcomes and increasing impact.
• You are really good at getting diverse groups of people and organizations to work together for a common goal.
• You have a demonstrated track record of successfully building and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• You inspire confidence and passion in people and possess the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• You have an amazing ability to tailor your communications for a broad range of people in a way that meets their needs but does not talk down or belittle them.
• You are able to hear the “song beneath the words” and get at what people are really thinking and feeling.
• You have strong problem solving, analytical, and people skills.
• You are flexible, creative, and have the ability to work autonomously or collaboratively as the situation demands. You have no problem taking direction.
• You continuously want to get better at whatever you do.
• You are able and willing to put in extended hours as needed.
• You have experience working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
• You are comfortable with ambiguity and love it when you get to figure things out.
• You are familiar with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area and/or the early literacy issue space. (Or you can successfully convince us why this doesn’t matter for you.)
• You are comfortable using data and research to drive and inform decision-making.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Read Charlotte offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with anticipated duties and responsibilities, including comprehensive health benefits.
TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Munro Richardson, Executive Director of Read Charlotte, at info@readcharlotte.org. No phone calls or faxes accepted. In your cover letter please include your salary requirements and address the following topics:

• Describe a time when you worked to solve a problem through partnership or collaboration with other people in another organization. Explain how you became involved in the effort, your role and responsibilities, and how that experience will be useful as Read Charlotte’s Project Manager.

• Tell us about your experience managing detailed, fast moving projects. What is your approach to starting a new project? What would you need to be successful? What are the major lessons you’ve learned about this type of work?

• Provide specific evidence of your alignment with Read Charlotte’s mission to double the percentage of third graders reading on grade level from 40% to 80% by 2025.
Read Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcoming people to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. A diverse pool of candidates is welcomed and encouraged.

Learn about Read Charlotte here.

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Program Coordinator, Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement, Mississippi State University

The Program Coordinator will work with service-learning student leadership programs, specifically the FYE program, Day One Leadership. Go to www.jobs.msstate.edu and search PARK# 9026 or Position: Program Coordinator, Department: Student Leadership & Community Engagement

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Student Services Coordinator, DukeEngage at Duke University

The Program Coordinator reports to the Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach, and serves as the staff liaison for faculty-led US-based and international group programs. S/he plans and implements information sessions for prospective applicants, provides outreach to student groups and campus organizations, and advises students on program selection. S/he supports the application processes and provides administrative and programmatic assistance to the Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach and to staff at DukeEngage US-based and international sites.
The Program Coordinator must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Strongly preferred work experience includes: implementing high impact teaching and learning programs for undergraduate students, non-profit/NGO volunteer or management experience, advising college-aged students, coordinating and planning credit-bearing and/or co-curricular experiential civic engagement programs in collaboration with University faculty and staff, and/or coordinating off-campus student internships. The Program Coordinator must be self-motivated, organized, work well independently, and possess strong analytical problem-solving skills. S/he must have a demonstrated capacity to work in a fast-paced, student-oriented environment, superior written and verbal communication skills, and experience with social media. Preference will be given to candidates with three or more years of work experience in a relevant field, knowledge of civic engagement, and/or additional training certification or degree(s) in a relevant field.
To view the full job description and apply online please visit the Duke HR web site: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/employees/index.php, requisition # 400972501. Applicants should also mail a cover letter and resume to: Hiring Manager, DukeEngage Programs, Campus Box Box 90739, Durham, NC, 27708. No emails, drop-ins, or calls please.

 

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Assistant Director for Finance and Administration, DukeEngage at Duke University

The Assistant Director for Finance and Administration manages the business and administrative operations for DukeEngage (http://dukeengage.duke.edu/). The search committee is looking for a team-oriented individual with attention to detail, strong financial acumen, excellent organizational skills, the capacity to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to communicate and connect with colleagues.

 

This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration for Global and Civic Education, a collegial department that provides business management and coordination for the following departments and programs: Global Education for Undergraduates, DukeEngage, the Duke Office of Civic Engagement, College Advising Corp and Athletes Civic Engagement.

 

To view the full job description and apply online please visit the Duke HR web site: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/employees/index.php, requisition # 400967739. Applicants should also mail a cover letter and resume to: Hiring Manager, Finance and Admin for Global and Civic Education, Campus Box 90590, Durham, NC, 27708. No emails, drop-ins, or calls please.

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Senior Program Coordinator, Tulane University Center for Public Service

 

Duties include providing individualized support to service-learning faculty, coordinating service projects, orientations, and providing some supervision for student participants. The Senior Program Coordinator works closely with the Center’s staff on supervision of assigned Service Learning Assistants. Additional duties include the update and maintenance of the Center’s library collection and coordination of faculty communication using Constant Contact, under the direction of the Associate Director.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
• Knowledge and application of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced office balancing multiple initiatives simultaneously
• Willingness to work non-traditional hours
Minimum Qualifications
• Two (2) years’ community and student development work experience

Minimum Education
• Bachelor’s degree
OR
• High school diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years’ community and student development work experience

Preferred Qualifications
• At least one year of experience with service learning or engaged scholarship
• At least one year of experience working with faculty or community organization

Full description here.

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