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AmeriCorps and Service-Learning Program Coordinator, Drake University

Reporting to the Associate Director, Community Engagement, the AmeriCorps & Service-Learning Program Coordinator is 12-month non-exempt, 80% time position responsible for the day-to-day management of the AmeriCorps Community Health Program (75%) and Drake University student-led service-learning programming (25%). The AmeriCorps program is a unique partnership with Healthiest State Initiative in which AmeriCorps members are enrolled Drake University students who are actively working towards a degree while completing their term of service. AmeriCorps members serve as liaisons between Healthiest State Initiative and local schools, businesses and community organizations in order to disseminate information and provide training, education and assessment workshops to rural towns across Iowa.The coordinator will be responsible for all administrative aspects of the AmeriCorps program including member and host site recruitment, training and support, collecting and evaluating data, and ensuring compliance with AmeriCorps regulations. Additionally the coordinator will oversee the day-to-day management of the student service-learning ambassador program and Community Advisory Board. Individual must be a self-starter, detailed-oriented, analytical, able to follow through with assigned tasks with minimal supervision and able to work in a collaborative team. Some evening and weekend commitments as well as travel will be required. Funding for this position is guaranteed for one year with the option of renewal for three years pending grant funding.

Web: www.drake.edu/servicelearning
This is a 12 month 80% time position. Apply online at: https://drake.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27848&job=americorps-service-learning-program-coordinator-80-998280. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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CBPR Methodologist, Education and Human Services, Lehigh University

COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (CBPR) METHODOLOGIST-EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor tenured/tenure-track position in community-based participatory research (CBPR), effective Fall 2016. The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Education and Human Services in the College of Education and the interdisciplinary program in Health, Medicine, and Society (HMS) in the College of Arts and Sciences; hiring and evaluation will be coordinated between the two colleges.

We seek individuals with an established research agenda in CBPR (or related approaches, such as participatory action research), along with significant experience conducting research with existing communities and proven success in developing relationships with communities. Lehigh is strongly committed to enhancing and maintaining strong reciprocal relations with the multicultural, largely Spanish-speaking community in which we are located. Lehigh has recently established the Center for Community Engagement to support these relationships. Highly desirable is experience working in collaborative community settings, especially those engaging low income and/or culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape Lehigh University’s community health research profile.

We are willing to consider applications from candidates with an array of academic backgrounds, but candidates must have a doctoral degree in an area of education or human services (e.g., psychology, epidemiology, global health) with research interests that fit into one of the College of Education’s six programs (Comparative and International Education, Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership, School Psychology, Special Education, and Teacher Education and Technology). The selected candidate will teach CBPR Methodology and other courses appropriate to his or her research such as School-Based Health Strategies, Community Engagement and Public Policy, Public Health, Implementation Sciences, and Behavioral Health. The faculty member will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level in the HMS program as well as courses at the graduate level in the department of Education and Human Services. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate with other faculty and community organizations on community-based participatory research projects.

This is one of three newly created positions intended to build on existing strengths in the area of Community Health. This “cluster” of positions is focused on Community-Based Participatory Research. One position, a health-focused quantitative psychologist, has been hired with a joint appointment in Psychology and HMS. The second position, a social epidemiologist has been hired with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and HMS. The new hires will form a sophisticated, methodologically focused core in Community Health that cuts across four areas of current expertise at Lehigh—global health, environmental health, mental health, and school-based intervention—and will enhance current collaborations to improve the health of communities in the Lehigh Valley, PA region and in similar-sized communities across the U.S. and globally.

Lehigh University (http://www1.lehigh.edu) is a highly competitive, research-oriented private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Education and Human Services (EHS) includes 36 faculty members and offers both masters and doctoral degrees in the previously listed six programs.  EHS faculty are actively involved in a variety of community-based programs involving area school districts, early childhood programs, and health and social welfare agencies. The Health, Medicine, and Society program draws faculty from across the university with interests in the multidisciplinary study of health and offers an undergraduate minor in humanities and social science approaches to health.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (coe.lehigh.edu), to the HMS program (http://hms.cas2.lehigh.edu), as well as to other areas of the university’s Community Health Cluster (www.lehigh.edu/commhealth).

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html.

Candidates should submit the following at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5652 1] a cover letter, 2] statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3] a curriculum vitae; and 4] two representative papers at least one of which is first-authored. Only electronic submissions will be considered. To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 2, 2015. Questions concerning the position should be directed to George J. DuPaul, Search Committee Chair, at gjd3@lehigh.edu.

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Director, Key Center for Service-Learning and Community Citizenship, UNC Asheville

Reporting to the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Director of Service-Learning & Community Citizenship has the primary responsibility to serve as an educator and advocate about the value of engaged learning, teaching, research, and service and to provide students with opportunities to participate in and develop lifelong skills related to civic responsibility. This position manages the daily operations and planning/execution of several student leadership programs, including (but not limited to) the Community Engaged Scholars, Alternative Service Experience, Student Reflection Leader and STRIVE Mentors. The duties of this position include teaching one course/semester as well as program development and implementation, supervision and advising, general administration, and internal and external relationships and partnerships. The Director of Service-Learning & Community Citizenship works to strengthen curricular and co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement initiatives sponsored by the Key Center and throughout the university.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

View full position description and access application here: https://jobs.unca.edu/postings/1636

Review of applications begins August 6, 2015, continuing until position is filled.

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Social Justice Programs Coordinator at College Ten, University of California, Santa Cruz

Are you passionate about social justice issues? Do you have experience planning and implementing events and programs that address important issues? Do you have strong organizational, group-work, communication, and collaboration skills? Interested in a half-time job with full benefits, including a retirement program? Then this may be the job for you! Apply by August 5th.

The College Ten Cocurricular Programs Coordinator position is currently open. Go to jobs.ucsc.edu and search for Job #1505779 to review the job description and to apply.

The College Ten Cocurricular Programs Coordinator is responsible for producing educational programs reflecting the theme of Social Justice and Community. In the “Coco” (College Nine and College Ten Cocurricular Programs Office), we work collaboratively with amazing students, a small team of professional staff, and community partners, to engage students in building leadership and passion about our college themes.

Please submit a complete application by the Initial Review Date (Aug 5, 2015) to have the best chance of being considered. Questions? Contact Wendy Baxter at wbaxter@ucsc.edu.

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Assistant Director, Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, Northern Illinois University

Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research and Program Partnerships

Northern Illinois University is inviting applications for the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research and Program Partnerships in the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. This exciting position will lead the Undergraduate Research team in the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning to provide high quality support to NIU faculty and staff working with undergraduate researchers and develop, implement and assess undergraduate research.  Particular attention is given to understanding student engagement, persistence factors and mentor relationship development. Keen understanding of student development theories and Liberal Education and America’s Promise and High Impact Practices literature is essential for scaffolding program participation and ensuring student success.

To apply for this position, please go directly to the NIU Human Resources webpage and apply online. This position is now posted at http://www.hr.niu.edu/employment/JobDetail.cfm?Job=38748.

Letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information of three references to:  engage@niu.edu.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by August 20, 2015; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.

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Director of Student Engagement, Equity and Diversity, Buena Vista University, Iowa

Director of Student Engagement, Equity and Diversity, Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University has an opening for the position of Director of Student Engagement, Equity and Diversity. The position seeks to promote collaboration on campus by providing outstanding academic, diversity, and social programming as well as high level support for a diverse student body. Duties will include developing opportunities for students to enjoy entertaining as well as educational programming through the efforts of the Student Activities Board (SAB) and a student multicultural leadership team.  A Master’s degree in student affairs or a similar field is required along with 2 years’ experience working with multicultural students in higher education.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

To apply please complete the following items:

Email: humanresources@bvu.edu
Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588
Fax: 712.749.1449

Read more at http://bvu.edu/bv/human-resources/listing.dot?inode=00edeb63-88a5-47ea-a9fd-c47d885f3d92#ixzz3gdExsBim
Buena Vista University

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Director of Grants Development, Wake Technical Community College

To review the posting(s), please visit www.waketech.edu, click the “Employment” link on the upper menu bar, then click “Job Openings” on the menu to the left. For quicker access, simply go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/waketechedu/default.cfm. For assistance on how to apply, please contact the HR Helpdesk at (919) 866-7890.

Director of Grants Development (Internal/External)

Location: Western Wake Campus

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Description

This position is responsible for leading large scale federal grant projects and proposal development, including those involving strategic partnerships with external partners. Coordinates the work of development teams to identify and secure external resources that supplement and enhance college funding allotments.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):
* Prepares grant proposals and/or assists other college personnel in the preparation of grant proposals by providing development, writing and submission assistance.  This includes initiation of cooperative writing efforts by convening project teams of faculty and/staff to develop funding proposals
* Coordinates strategic planning meetings with division leaders, department chairs, and vice presidents to understand campus and departmental needs and gaps
* Identifies potential grant funding sources for the college to include researching funding agency priorities and legislative trends, performing analysis of Wake Tech’s resource allocation, and performing community needs assessments
Provides training for faculty and staff on grant writing procedures, proposal development, grant management practices, and grant implementation protocol so they may create their own proposals
Works collaboratively with other colleges and agencies to form grant partnerships
Assists the dean in preparation of documentation, assurances, certifications, and IRB reviews related to the submission of grant proposals
Serves on various committees as appointed
Maintains a calendar of due dates for upcoming funding opportunities

Requirements & Preferences:
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree
Three years experience in the writing and securing of large scale federal and/or state grant awards
Two years experience managing multiple projects
Experience using federal grant uploading portals, including Grants.gov and NSF Fastlane
Preferences:
Master’s degree

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Advanced skills in technical writing and grant proposal development
Ability to work under deadlines
Excellent analytical, organizational, project management, negotiation, strategic planning, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
Ability to plan, organize, and bring projects to conclusion without close supervision

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