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VISTA Program Manager, Campus Compact for Southern New England

The Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) AmeriCorps VISTA Corps is an anti-poverty initiative focused on building the capacity of campuses and their community partners to improve education outcomes for economically disadvantaged PK-20 students. The VISTA Program Manager is one of two program managers responsible for the oversight and support of our regional AmeriCorps VISTA program, reporting to the Program Director. The VISTA Program Manager is part of a highly collaborative team responsible for VISTA national service member recruiting and training; host site development and support; monitoring and reporting; supervision and support of 3-4 VISTA Leaders; and general operations ensuring that all programmatic and financial activities comply with the terms and conditions of the grant award.  Each member of the team will oversee a portfolio of host sites and VISTA members in addition to overall program responsibilities.

The CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA Manager is a full-time (40 hours per week), overtime exempt position. The position will be in Boston, MA through June 30, 2018 and then relocated to central Massachusetts. The position will require regular regional travel which will require a valid driver’s license.

Anticipated salary range is $45,000 – $55,000.  Final compensation will be determined based on experience and qualifications. This is a grant-supported position subject to renewal based on funding availability and incumbent performance. Campus Compact provides a competitive benefits package including a generous vacation policy and a retirement contribution match.

Full position listing and application info.

Campus Compact is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization committed to building a more just and equitable future, we value diversity and seek candidates from underrepresented groups.

Campus Compact is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply and to indicate their national service experience in their application materials.

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Applied Learning Program Coordinator, University at Albany (SUNY)

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Applied Learning/Director of the Institute for Applied Learning, the Program Coordinator provides critical administrative and programmatic support for applied learning initiatives across campus. Duties include:

  • Manage administration of grants, including writing grant proposals, advertising, coordination of proposal review, financial processes and reporting
  • When appropriate, manage administration of academic applied learning programs, such as assisting students with academic internship registration
  • Compile and maintain database of experiential curricular resources, and distribute to faculty across disciplines
  • Collaborate with stakeholders at all levels across campus to work on applied learning-related initiatives and projects
  • Assist with applied learning marketing updates, including website updates, writing for publications, social media, etc.
  • Maintain internal budget tracking system, order office supplies, etc.
  • Collect and analyze data from multiple sources, prepare reports
  • Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of student and graduate assistants, when applicable
  • Maintain list of applied learning courses
  • Create and maintain database of external partners for course-based applied learning projects
  • Coordinate evaluation and assessment of applied learning programs
  • Assist in planning events (e.g., workshops, trainings, committee meetings) including logistics, promotion and evaluation

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Two or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience writing and administering grants
  • Program administration experience
  • Demonstrated interest and understanding of experiential education in the context of higher education institutions
  • Experience and demonstrated capacity for working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing issues of diversity and multiculturalism and in building community among different groups in university and/or community settings
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, with demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written materials, experience with public speaking and communicating with faculty, staff, students, and community partners
  • Demonstrated understanding of program marketing, including ability to use social media, complete basic website updates, etc.
  • Ability to oversee and manage student and graduate assistants

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Assistant, SL-2

Date to be filled: June 1, 2017

Closing date for receipt of applications: May 15, 2017

Full position listing and application info.

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NC Afterschool Corps (AmeriCorps VISTA)

vista logoNC Campus Compact is currently seeking qualified applicants for the NC Afterschool Corps, an AmeriCorps VISTA project.

The NC Afterschool Corps is a team of individuals who serve full-time for 1 year with a college or community-based organization to build the capacity of afterschool programs that serve low-income children and families. NC Afterschool Corps members will work to recruit and train afterschool volunteers, increase funding and resources to these programs, and expand local awareness of the value of afterschool. Corps members will also enhance civic and community engagement by implementing “Design for Change” afterschool programming, a project-based curriculum that empowers young people to solve local programs through design-thinking and community service. All NC Afterschool Corps members are also members of AmeriCorps VISTA.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a passion for the VISTA mission of fighting poverty and for the goals of the NC Afterschool Corps. Ideal candidates will have experience in afterschool settings or with youth development programs, past leadership in college campus service programs, and interests in volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and design-thinking. Qualified applicants should have strong oral and written communication, networking, and organizational skills. Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university (preferred)
  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to commit to a full-time year of service (late July 2017 – late July 2018)
  • Able to attend VISTA Pre-Service Orientation July 17-20 and NC Afterschool Corps orientation August 9-11 (tentative dates)
  • *We have several sites seeking candidates who are bilingual Spanish/English speakers!*

Benefits

Our Corps members receive the same benefits as other AmeriCorps VISTA members serving in NC:

  • Living allowance (also called a stipend) of about $990/month (pre-tax, paid bi-weekly)
  • Education award of $5,815 or cash stipend of $1,500, earned upon completion of your service year
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment, if eligible, and payment of accrued interest during service, if eligible
  • Healthcare benefits (learn more)
  • Non-competitive eligiblity (NCE), a special hiring status when you apply for federal jobs after your service year
  • Relocation assistance, childcare assistance, and travel reimbursement, if eligible
  • Orientation and in-service training

Our Corps members also have access to a professional development fund, are connected to our network of more than 200 VISTA alumni, and may accept housing assistance provided by the host site. Learn more about VISTA benefits.

To Apply 

Review our NC Afterschool Corps position listing. Then create your profile on my.ameriCorps.gov. Fill out an application – including 2 professional references – and submit your application to our position listing. You are applying to the program, not to a specific site.

Once you have submitted your application through the AmeriCorps portal it is forwarded to NC Campus Compact. NC Campus Compact contacts qualified candidates to request a résumé and supplemental info, then we conduct screening interviews with selected applicants. Strong candidates are invited to a second round of interviews with host site supervisors whose projects may match the candidate’s skills and interests. A candidate’s application may be reviewed by multiple host sites. If selected, candidates receive an offer to serve at a particular host site, and you will have a choice to accept the offer. If you accept, we’ll begin the on-boarding and orientation process.

Our priority application deadline is May 1, but applications are reviewed and positions offered on a rolling basis, so apply early for the best shot at placement.

Term of Service

All Corps members must attend a required Pre-Service Orientation July 17-20. The first day of service is July 21, 2017 and members will serve a 1-year term ending July 20, 2018. (Please note: these dates are still tentative and will be confirmed before final selection.)

View the NC Afterschool Corps F.A.Q. page and the VISTA F.A.Q. page for more info.

PLEASE NOTE: Like all AmeriCorps positions, this position is contingent on available federal funding. North Carolina Campus Compact is currently submitting a grant application to secure these positions; we expect that application will be successful. The agency that funds AmeriCorps is also subject to the federal budget process, and we are hopeful Congress will continue its long-standing, bi-partisan support of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

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Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships, Rice University

Reporting to and under the supervision of the Director of Curriculum and Fellowships, the Assistant Director will develop, implement, and manage experiential civic leadership programs focused on an international context and directly relevant to the Certificate in Civic Leadership. This person will have direct responsibility for the Loewenstern Fellowship in Service program. This work will be completed as part of a cross-geographic and/or cross-program team of other CCL staff colleagues. S/he will assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs. The Assistant Director may develop and lead workshops and/or organize special events. S/he may also have the opportunity to serve as the CCL undergraduate advisor.

https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/10160

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Director, Virginia Campus Compact

Reporting to Campus Compact’s Vice President for Strategy and Operations and based at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, the Director for Campus Compact for Virginia provides leadership for the engagement efforts of member institutions throughout the Commonwealth. The Director is a point person for members in the state, serving as a place-based facilitator of network gatherings, opportunities for local partnership, professional development offerings, and institution-specific technical assistance. The Director is also a resource for connecting regional work to national efforts and opportunities.

Director, Campus Compact for Virginia

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Senior Program Associate, Segal Citizen Leadership Program, Brandeis University

We are seeking a full-time Senior Program Associate to direct the Eli & Phyllis Segal Citizen Leadership Program.  We are looking for someone who values the concept of citizen leadership and is excited about joining the staff of the Center for Youth and Communities. The link to the position on the Brandeis HR website:

https://careers.brandeis.edu/psp/CAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=525983&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Director, Campus Compact of the Great Plains (U of Nebraska Omaha)

Reporting to Campus Compact’s Vice President for Strategy and Operations and based at the University of Nebraska Omaha, the Director for the Great Plains provides leadership for engagement efforts in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota and support for member campuses across the region. The Director is a point person for members in the region, serving as a place-based facilitator of network gatherings, opportunities for local partnership, professional development offerings, and institution-specific technical assistance. The Director is also a resource for connecting regional work to national efforts and opportunities.

Full posting and application info: http://compact.org/job/director-campus-compact-great-plains/

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