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Executive Director, Wisconsin Campus Compact

The Executive Director of WiCC is responsible for providing leadership and assistance to member institutions for the purpose of furthering both student and institutional engagement. This includes the providing support and technical assistance for a wide range of engagement activities such as community-based learning and research, community and public service, and community-campus partnerships that seek a more just, democratic and healthy society.  This position, hosted at the University of Wisconsin – Extension, is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Applications reviewed on or before November 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

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Coordinator, Academic Support Services, Center for Community-Based Learning, University of North Florida

Position Summary

  • Serves as the contact and resource person for academic community-based learning pedagogies
  • Coaches faculty through the instructional design process of community-based pedagogies including outcome alignments, assignment design and direct assessment
  • Serves as the contact and resource person for community organizations looking to connect with UNF for collaboration related to  curricular community-based learning
  • Convenes and facilitates community-based transformational learning communities of practice (e.g., Community Scholars Program)
  • Convenes groups and facilitates training/workshops on best practices related to curricular community-based transformational learning
  • Assists faculty with the alignment of CBTL outcomes and assessment activities in their course and curricular programs
  • Coordinated university-wide community-based learning projects and initiatives
  • Gathers data and information related to curricular community engagement and the University
  • Monitors and expedites procedures, protocols, forms, records risk assessments and other logistical support activities for community-based learning in collaboration with other university offices
  • Cultivates relationships with faculty members including but not limited to on-site visits to assess current and potential community-based learning sites

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Position # 336340


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Executive Director, Engaged Cornell, Cornell University

Engaged Cornell – a groundbreaking, $150 million, 10-year initiative to establish community engagement and real-world learning experiences as the hallmark of the Cornell undergraduate experience – was launched on October 6. A goal of the initiative is to empower Cornell students to become active citizens and to tackle critical challenges by participating in hands-on, practical learning experiences in communities at home and around the world. Engaged Cornell will create a new model and direction for higher education – one in which public engagement is deeply ingrained, fully institutionalized and effectively taught and implemented.

Rewards & Benefits:
• Participate as a leader in bringing to realization this key university-wide initiative that will bring high-impact practices and community-engaged learning to students and faculty while increasing opportunities for partnerships in the local, national, and global arenas.
• Help shape the future of Cornell through this initiative that will be a driving force for student and faculty engagement, impactful partnerships, and transformative leadership and influence in higher education.
• Competitive compensation, health insurance, and retirement plan with a generous employer contribution
• Generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day)
• Impressive educational benefits, including: tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance program
• A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.
Key Responsibilities:
Based in Ithaca, N.Y., and reporting to the Vice Provost, the Executive Director of Engaged Cornell is responsible for providing senior level leadership and planning, and developing strategies in support of program goals to shape a wide range of projects and initiatives in community engagement. The Executive Director will advise the Vice Provost and Engaged Cornell Executive Committee on key issues, provide recommendations for strategic planning, and oversee coordination, analysis and reporting for this growing set of activities.

Core Qualifications:
We need an innovative leader, active collaborator, and seasoned administrator who will develop and implement strategies to bring high-impact practices and community-engaged learning opportunities to students, faculty and staff through building a wide-range of collaborations and partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the local, national and global arenas. Learn More

• Master’s degree with 5-7 years relevant, progressive experience preferably in one of the following areas: higher education or non-profit administration, organizational development, and/or community engagement; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Learn More

• A PhD and experience working with community engagement. Learn More
For a more detailed position description and to create a profile online please click here, and get connected to Cornell recruiters. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact those applicants who best match our needs. To learn more about Engaged Cornell please visit

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Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Salem State University

Salem State University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inspiring leader to serve as founding director of its Center for Civic Engagement. The director will be an advocate within the university and across the region for an expanded commitment to civic engagement. The director will articulate a cohesive and compelling vision for the center and work to engrain civic engagement into the institutional identity and culture. S/he will build collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations, coordinate academic and co-curricular programs pertaining to civic engagement across the university, and work to co-integrate the community with the university.

Job Requirements
• Develop and implement a systematic long-term plan for institutionalizing civic engagement
• Manage the daily operations of the Center for Civic Engagement
• Partner with faculty members to develop and implement service-learning and other experiential learning opportunities
• Provide leadership and expertise in establishing and sharing best practices for service-learning and co-curricular service with faculty members, students, staff and community partners
• Cultivate and sustain multi-layered, reciprocal community partnerships that give the campus community opportunities to participate in a wide range of civic engagement activities
• Initiate and maintain collaboration with other offices and centers involved with community service activities
• Develop programs and projects that allow students to learn about social and public issues as engaged citizens
• Collaborate with grants office and institutional advancement to support civic engagement
• Provide programs and resources to support civic engagement initiatives on and off-campus
• Create and implement tracking and evaluation procedures for recording the impact of civic engagement on students, faculty, staff and the greater community
• Conducts ongoing and regular evaluation and assessment of civic engagement efforts at the university
• Raise awareness about local issues and needs that can be actively and effectively addressed by campus community members
• Serve as liaison with community partners, including site visits, memoranda of understanding, agency orientations, safety assurances, etc.
• Develop functioning Advisory Council for Civic Engagement
• Oversee Hall of Fame event honoring student, staff and faculty involvement with civic engagement

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree
• Minimum of three years of demonstrable experience with community-based learning and civic engagement in a college environment
• Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and constituency groups including administrators, faculty, students, staff, community partners, and external constituents
• Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and manage detailed work

Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD with experience embedding service-learning in credit-bearing courses
• Experience partnering with faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses
• Experience working with offices and groups within student life on coordinated service efforts and co-curricular service requirements
• Experience developing and writing reports/grants for various constituencies
• Experience managing academic budgets
• Three or more years supervisory experience in a higher-education environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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Service-Learning Coordinator, Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Position #: S13054

Grade: I



Location: Germantown

Salary: $24.73 – $33.45 per hour

Online applications must be received by October 31, 2014.

The Service Learning Coordinator is responsible for initiating, planning, and coordinating relevant co-curricular and curricular service learning opportunities through the Office of Student Life. The Coordinator for Service Learning collaborates with community partners and provides training/orienting of faculty and students to develop mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular service learning programs. The coordinator must demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to discuss and negotiate sensitive issues.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit and train faculty to integrate Service Learning into course curriculum
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with community organizations
  • Design and facilitate faculty training sessions on various service learning topics
  • Provide service learning orientation to inform students of service learning policies and procedures each academic semester
  • Gather data on all service learning students per academic semester
  • Plan and coordinate Alternative Break trip(s) including securing a site, recruiting advisors and students, and arranging travel and accommodations
  • Plan and coordinate co-curricular service projects for student programs, organizations and clubs
  • Maintain the Germantown Service Learning webpage
  • Advocate for service as a valuable learning tool; promotes a culture of service-learning on campus

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of experience in curriculum development, training, coordinating service learning and community service projects
  • Thorough knowledge of adult and service learning theory and curriculum development
  • Working knowledge of computer use including proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of service learning integration strategies
  • Experience working with community and county agencies/institutions
  • Verbal and written communications, interpersonal relationships, presenting information, multi-tasking, and leadership
  • Ability to develop collaborative partnerships between and among diverse groups of people in multicultural environments
  • Ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and training experiences.
  • Ability to work independently, plan and organize

Application Process

  • Online applications must be received by October 31, 2014.
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
  • Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
  • Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4);
  • e-sign your application (Step 9)

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Associate Director, Engaged Learning and Research, Cornell University

Engaged Learning + Research (EL+R) is a university-wide center committed to service-learning, community-based research and public scholarship. EL+R is part of Engaged Cornell, a new large-scale endeavor that will bring high-impact practices and community-engaged learning to students and faculty while increasing opportunities for partnerships in the local, national, and global arenas.

Please see a detailed description of the job posting here.



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Senior Associate for Service-Learning Program, Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice

Transformative service-learning programs are the centerpiece of the newly formed UU College of Social Justice, a collaboration of the UUA and UUSC to build the capacity of Unitarian Universalists and other allies to catalyze justice.  Reporting to the Director of the College, this position has primary responsibility for planning, developing, implementing and helping lead an expanded portfolio of service-learning programs featuring social justice programs of the UUA and UUSC as well as those of partner organizations focused on justice work of interest to UU congregations that is outside the scope of current UUA or UUSC programs.

The successful candidate will evidence significant direct experience in developing and leading service-learning programs, will possess knowledge of experiential pedagogies, and will demonstrate the leadership skills required to build an exceptional program.  Those skills will include the ability to research and adapt best practices, formulate related program policies, screen, select and develop programs with service-learning partners, and to set and achieve consistent standards for excellence in implementation.  In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of human rights and social justice– the systemic roots of injustice including the dynamics of racism, sexism, classism and privilege; strategies for overcoming them; and successful grass roots change models.  Finally, this position is responsible for developing a practice of continuous evaluation, learning and adaptation for improved program impact.

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