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Adjunct Instructor, Global Studies and Public & Community Service Studies, Providence College

The Global Studies Department and Public and Community Service Studies Department at Providence College seek applications for a joint full-time one-year faculty adjunct position starting Fall 2014.  As our student body, and majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, strong interest in student-centered, cross-cultural, interactive pedagogy, and publicly engaged scholarship is essential.

An evidence of passion for teaching, along with familiarity and experience with engaged pedagogy and service learning are required. We encourage applications from motivated masters degree holders, although PhDs in a discipline or interdisciplinary field related to global studies and/or community studies will be given preference. The faculty adjunct is expected to teach four courses per semester, including introductory courses in global studies and public/community service, along with some upper level courses that may be able to be shaped toward expertise of candidates.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact person: Dr. Nicholas Longo, Chair of Global Studies,



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Government and Civil Society Programs Manager, UC Berkeley Public Service Center

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Public Service Center, the Programs Manager oversees three internship programs: Cal in the Capital, Cal in Local Government, and Volunteers in Tax Assistance, which also includes a spring break service trip. Portfolio responsibilities include:

Program Management

Within each of the following three programs—all co-led by students—the Manager will hold the vision for the program, including student learning outcomes and community partner impact; coach and mentor Student Directors around best practices in recruitment, selection, class facilitation, partner and alumni relations, and peer advising; serve as liaison to and manage relationships with key campus and community partners; and foster opportunities for greater alumni involvement:

–Cal in the Capital (CITC) is an internship program that annually has supports 70 UC Berkeley students in obtaining summer internships in Washington, DC since 1965. Interns participate in a spring semester academic course, and live in the “UC Washington Center” over the summer.

–Public Service Internship/Cal in Local Government (CLG) places 25 students in internships focused on public policy and research with government offices in the East Bay.  PSI is a grouping of three Center internship programs bringing together CLG and programs focused on nonprofit and community organizing partnerships.

–Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) is a year-long program that allows student volunteers to provide free income tax return preparation to low income working families in the East Bay through 10 community partner sites.

Promote Center’s Government and Civil Society Pathway

–Connect the Center’s pathway programs (above) with academic offerings, co-curricular offices, and career opportunities across campus.

–Serve as liaison to the Career Center, UCDC program, ASUC Senate, campus Vote Coalition, and other campus units and student efforts along the pathway and that promote public service internships.

Required Qualifications

–BS/BA degree in related area or 3+ years of related professional experience in student services, community development, internship development, career counseling and/or non-profit program coordination.

–Knowledge and demonstrated experience in student leadership/student development in theory and practice in higher education.

–Experience working with communities of color with an understanding and appreciation for multiculturalism and issues facing underrepresented students.

Preferred Qualifications

–MPP in Public Policy, MS/MA in Student Affairs, Counseling in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Non-Profit Administration, or related field.

–Three years of experience with government offices at any level and/or nonprofit/community-based organizations.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Hiring range is $52,000-$62,000/annually.

See, job posting #17681 for full description

First Review Date for this job is April 21, 2014

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Program Manager, Pennsylvania Campus Compact

PACC is searching for a full‐time Program Manager to lead, guide and support the AmeriCorps- funded PACC*VISTA program which is aligned with PACC’s strategic initiatives. The Program Manager will provide leadership to the PACC*VISTA program through the administering and developing the PACC*VISTA projects, serving as a liaison between PACC and its national service partners, and increasing PACC’s capacity to serve its members.

The best candidate for this position will be someone who has a passion for public service and a keen commitment to reciprocal partnerships with all constituents. The candidate values collegiality, humor, and reflection, clear and consistent communication and works well independently as well as a member of a team. Ideally, the candidate will be an independent worker, capable of taking initiative and seeing projects through to their completion.

Of note, we are seeking someone who has some maturity in grant design and management as well as building relationships among multiple constituents including our grantor (CNCS), our host site campus administrators, as well as VISTAs. PACC operates a VISTA program grant with 25 host sites across our state.

Learn more here: PACC Program Manager

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Program Officer: Student Programs, Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC Chapel Hill

This position will manage the daily operations, planning and execution of several student programs, including (but not limited to) the Buckley Public Service Scholars, Community Engagement Fellowships, and Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships. The duties of this position include program development and implementation, supervision and advising, general administration, and external relationships and partnerships. The position is classified as EPA non-faculty and reports to the Associate Director of the Center.

A detailed job posting, including required qualifications and instructions for submitting an application, is available at:

The Carolina Center for Public Service is a pan-university center reporting to the Office of the Provost. The mission of CCPS is to engage and support the faculty, students and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. The Center strengthens the University’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

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Assistant Director of Student Activities for Community Service and Greek Life, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, high achieving environment with an active, intelligent, and motivated student population. Boasting over 200 student organizations, a fraternity/sorority community that makes up nearly 35% of the student population, and students who perform over 30,000 hours of community service annually, this position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional interested in gaining skills in student activities, fraternity/sorority life, and community service.

For a full position description and to apply online go here: While the position will remain open until filled, priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply prior to April 11, 2014. If you or colleagues are attending ACPA, WPI will be participating in Career Central.

For any questions about the position, please contact search committee chair, Christine Girouard, Associate Director of Student Activities,


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Associate Director for Development and Communications, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco

In order to fashion a more humane and just world, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good educates leaders committed to lives of ethical public service by implementing academically rigorous programs, cultivating authentic community partnerships, and creating transformational experiences.

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good (McCarthy Center), the Associate Director for Development and Communications is responsible for the coordination of the Center’s external relations activities including communications and fundraising. This position is a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates can apply online at:

Minimum requirements:

a.Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree strongly preferred;
b. Five years of responsible experience in university, non-profit, or public agency management position;
c. Knowledge of, and experience with, community-based learning programs.
d. Experience in external relations, grantwriting, marketing, and development is strongly preferred, as is knowledge of, and experience with, community-based learning programs;
e. Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with diverse populations in an urban, multicultural environment is necessary.
f. High level of cultural competency including sensitivity to issues of race, class and ethical dilemmas that may arise from the development of strong reciprocal campus community partnerships.
g. Strong problem-solving skills in the context of interpersonal and group relations required.
h. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, community members and university administration.
i. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them in a timely fashion and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment required.
j. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.



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Assistant Director of Student Life for Community Engagement, University of Colorado – Denver

The Assistant Director of Student Life for Community Engagement is responsible for promoting and raising awareness of service-based learning experiences among students, faculty, and the local community by managing programs and activities that support community engagement campus-wide. The Community Engagement Program has seen rapid growth and demand at CU Denver and is still developing. The goal of the program is to enhance student learning by increasing co-curricular student community engagement activities and strengthening academic service-learning. The position is supervised by the Director of the Office of Student Life.

Program Coordination:
•Create dynamic programming as well as expand existing programs related to Community Engagement.
•Coordinate and plan Volunteer Fairs, monthly Stop & Serve events, First Year Seminar service-learning projects, volunteer experiences for student organizations, Summer Opportunity Fair, CU Welcome Week and a variety of other service-related programs and events.
•Chair Alternative Breaks Committee, which plans out of state service trips throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter including supervising student leaders, selecting locations, and planning service projects.
•Coordinate annual CU Denver Dance Marathon a campus wide engagement event benefitting a non-profit in the greater Denver community
•Coordinate, promote and manage the CU Denver Food Pantry
•Assist with the CU in the Community Program by assembling service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
•Supervise student hourly and volunteer staff involved in implementing community engagement activities
•Assists with other needs of the Office of Student Life

•Advise student organizations that promote and facilitate the use community engagement activities, including providing training; serving as advisor for any service related student clubs/organizations
•Provide regular individual advising and assistance to students seeking academically related and co-curricular community engagement experiences.
•Provide presentations to classes, student clubs and organizations and campus events

Community Partnerships:
•Network with community partners to establish contacts and opportunities for student service experiences
•Assess community needs in the metro-Denver area and develop campus-wide approaches to create partnerships that promote the public good
•Provide resources and support to community organizations to further develop campus partnerships and promote effective placements for CU Denver students
•Develop and lead meetings and workshops designed to assist community partners in facilitating service-learning experiences for students
•Complete 10-12 Community Partner Site Visits/On-Campus Meetings per semester

Service-Learning Coordination:
•Assist faculty in developing and implementing service-learning courses; provide resources and logistical support; and assist them in defining educational service-learning goals and community service placements as needed
•Serve as a liaison between community agencies and faculty as needed
•Assist faculty in developing appropriate evaluation tools to assess student learning and the achievement of the course objectives related to service-learning as needed
•Coordinate faculty development workshops as needed

•Prepare monthly reports and maintain files and documentation regarding student experiences
•Manage overall program evaluation and data gathering/reporting processes
•Assist directors in seeking grant funding and financial support for Community Engagement programs through sponsorships and student fee funding
•Represent the Office of Student Life on committees related to community engagement
•Work with the Director to develop/maintain a more clear, concise, assessable and structured work flow process for the community engagement area

Additional Responsibilities may include:
•Assisting with other departmental sponsored events and activities (E.g. CU Launch, Welcome Week, Convocation, Senior Send Off and New Student Orientation).
•Communication and collaboration with engagement efforts with the Assistant Director of Student Life for Student Activities and the Student Assistance office at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
•Communication and collaborations with CU Denver faculty, staff and students.
•Communication and collaborations with the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Office of Student Activities and the Community College of Denver’s Office of Student Life and the Auraria Higher Education Center Student Auxiliary services.
•Serve in other areas as directed by the Director of Student Life.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
•At least one year of experience with community engagement programs at a college or university
•Two years of graduate work/assistant-ship experience may be substituted for one year professional experience.
•Experience presenting to a variety of audiences including faculty, community agencies, classes, student clubs and organizations, and campus events

•At least one year experience supervising student employees and/or volunteers

Desired Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs. or a related field/program area

•Two years of experience in planning, implementing and managing budgets of special events
•At least one year experience advising students or student organizations
•One year professional experience working within university service-learning programs, social justice programming, and/or work with community organizations
•One year professional experience developing, facilitating and leading workshops, meetings and training sessions
•Previous experience working with college students in an urban university setting
•Experience in the assessment of programs which includes developing program evaluations, collecting data and preparing monthly reports

Applications will only be accepted electronically at, job posting #C/U02388. Questions should be directed to Joe Halter at




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