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Volunteer Services Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College seeks applicants to fill the position of Volunteer Services Coordinator.

The Volunteer Services Coordinator works collaboratively with employees, students, and community organizations to build a culture of service on campus by leading co-curricular service events; engaging with a wide variety of individuals and groups to increase volunteer experiences; managing the day-to-day operations of the campus food pantry; and supporting curricular service (service-learning).

The Volunteer Services Coordinator is a full-time, 12 month position and is part of the Student Learning and Instructional Services Department, reporting to the Director of Service-Learning. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree with one year of experience in a non-profit or higher education setting with preference for those with community college experience.

Please view the full position description here:

The initial review of applications will begin May 29th. All applicants are encouraged to submit their full applications by this deadline.  Interviews are planned for early June with an expected start date of July 1.

For application materials and procedures, see:

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Community Partnership Program Coordinator, Collaborative for Community Engagement, Colorado College

Supports the integration of academic learning into the development of student civic leadership skills by providing a continuum of opportunities to engage in reciprocal and sustainable community-based partnerships. This position facilitates student leadership development and provides guidance and support for student-run service and engagement initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES (• denotes essential/primary responsibilities, o denotes secondary responsibilities)
• Support and oversee (including logistical support, risk management and budget monitoring) approximately 20 student-run community engaged social justice initiatives (including the Food Coalition and Arts for Social Change Coalitions).
• Oversee the operations of the CC “Soup Project” ongoing initiatives around hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
• Develop and implement training and reflection experiences for student-run community engaged social justice initiatives.
• Work with the Director, Assistant Director, and other staff of the CCE, as well as other CC staff, faculty, students and community partners on the development of innovative new initiatives in the domain of community engagement.
• Supervise student employees, interns, and volunteers who provide support for the Collaborative’s community-based partnerships and for the Collaborative’s special events.
• Serve as primary advisor to the Arts for Social Change Living Learning Community, working in conjunction with Residential Life & Housing.
• Contribute to program evaluation and program assessment.
• Oversee and support Collaborative special events, seasonal initiatives as necessary.
• Assist in public relations efforts to showcase the Collaborative’s and related community-engaged work at Colorado College.
• Perform responsibilities on occasional evenings and weekends.
o Support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College and work effectively with the many constituencies in a college environment.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Act in a socially responsible manner and model environmental sustainability by exercising financial prudence, using college resources wisely, and supporting ecological initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of related experience in community-based social justice settings. Excellent organizational, collaboration and customer service skills. Knowledge of principles of service learning and community engagement; proficient with computer software programs such as MS Office; excellent oral and written communication skills; basic business math; ability to think critically and solve problems; good judgment and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion; valid driver’s license and insurable; ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Physical requirements include finger and wrist dexterity and hand/eye coordination to perform keyboard functions; confined sitting, light physical effort (usually lifting/moving up to 25 pounds), walking, prolonged standing, climbing of stairs, ladders and/or scaffolds, carrying of loads up and down stairs, reaching and/or grasping, stooping, kneeling, bending, crawling and crouching, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; good vision and hearing.

Masters in related discipline. 3+ years experience in service learning or community engagement setting. Proficiency in Spanish.

Please apply online at Application Deadline is June 19, 2015.

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Executive Director, Montana Campus Compact

The Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. MTCC is a statewide network of campuses, and part of national organization with over 1100 members and 35 state offices. Campus Compact engages students, faculty, administrators, and community volunteers to address critical community needs through strong campus-community partnerships. Hosted by the University of Montana, the MTCC Network Office facilitates the work of Campus Compact institutions throughout the region to (1) assist member institutions in improving teaching, learning and research that prepares students for lives of civic engagement and service to society; (2) serve as the unified voice for Montana higher education for civic engagement; (3) provide opportunities for presidents to share their commitment for higher education’s civic purposes and to play key roles in the national movement toward greater civic engagement; (4) improve collaboration and builds partnerships at the state and national levels among institutions of higher education, governmental and volunteer agencies, foundations, and others committed to public and community service; and (5) identify and make available resources, forums, and information to member campuses to achieve these common purposes.
The Executive Director of MTCC serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is the champion for community-campus engagement on behalf of the Compact. The Executive Director leads MTCC in the identification of strategic priorities, the articulation of the Compact’s vision and the achievement of its goals; is responsible for the operational (fiscal, programmatic, and organizational) management and development of the Compact; cultivates strategic partnerships with private and corporate foundations, grant-makers, and individual donors; promotes awareness of the Compact and community engagement/engaged-learning to member campuses and future member campuses; and recruits campuses to join the Compact.


  • Implements Montana Campus Compact strategic goals and objectives with the Executive Board
  • Leads strategic planning and staff development; oversees an effective working organization and provides leadership and guidance for the staff.
  • Provides leadership and works with Executive Board to secure funds through foundations, corporations, grants, and friends
  • Establishes collaborative and effective working relationships with a broad and diverse group of leaders across higher education, local/ state/federal government and community agencies
  • Develops and executes a communications plan (e.g., mailings, newsletter, website, electronic messages) that informs member campuses of national and network news
  • Provides technical and programmatic support that strengthens community-based learning and skills for democracy at member campuses, including onsite consultations to member campuses
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of annual conferences and regional meetings Builds the network among member institutions by collecting and distributing best practice information among members and connecting like institutions, and smaller groups
  • Oversees grants, including the AmeriCorps*VISTA national service program
  • Administers the budget, collects fees and dues, and provides the Board with meaningful reports
  • Maintains all aspects of membership services, i.e., recruitment materials, organizational brochure, a directory of membership and member service, annual reports
  • Convenes, with the chair, meetings and teleconferences of the Executive Board
  • Represents Montana as part of the national Campus Compact network, including attendance at yearly national meetings, serving on committees, providing reports, and ensuring state compliance with the affiliation agreement

Read the full description here.

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Assistant Dean of Students, Central College

Under the broad supervision of the Vice President for Student Development and reporting to the Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean is responsible to further Central’s Integrated Learning plan through designing, developing, and implementing intentionally inclusive, collaborative and comprehensive developmental learning programs and campus activities  focused on wellness and well-being, broadly defined (emotional, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual); and collaborate with other campus departments to provide vision, oversight and management of wellness-related initiatives, programs, and services for students.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Development/Affairs, Counseling, or closely related area.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of student development/affairs experience working in a college or university setting.  Preference will be given to candidates with (1) successful experience working on creating and implementing initiatives for wellness/well-being that integrate emotional, physical, psychological, social, and/or spiritual dimensions; and (2) knowledge of current wellness-related issues and trends for college students.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the unique student experience of a residential liberal arts college setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective, positive, collaborative working relationships – both individually and in group situations – with students, faculty and staff representing diverse backgrounds and interests.;jsessionid=886E6FC39B03BAFF2B2EA039E8F24E1B?JOBID=58393

Applications are accepted on-line at:  



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Assistant Director, Community Partnerships, Sarah Lawrence College

Community Partnerships is a collaborative effort that facilitates, for faculty and students, ways to incorporate community-based learning opportunities into both academic and extracurricular work. These opportunities take place in Yonkers, New York City, and other surrounding communities.  The Assistant Director helps the Director develop, organize, coordinate and manage community service programs in which graduate and undergraduate students work in the community as part of their course work, or in a volunteer capacity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates, selects, supervises and trains graduate and undergraduate students who participate in community programs
  • Supervise and support students, who create and run Student-Led Initiatives and who work in the summer leadership program.
  • Assist with all aspects of transportation needs
  • Assist with pre-orientation program
  • Coordinate all aspects of Day of Service activities
  • Assist will all public relations to market and promote office programs to students and faculty and staff as well as community-based agencies in various ways including but not limited to: website updates, twitter account, Facebook, brochures, tabling, meetings, and email blasts to students affiliated with our office etc.
  • Collaborate with other offices on campus to develop and support new program initiatives
  • Assist Director with grant writing
  • Participate in college-wide and faculty committees
  • Assist with annual budget preparations
  • Assist with managing and tracking budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • BA, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in higher education a plus
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Able to oversee multiple projects at any given time
  • Has a driver’s license and willing to drive a school van

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Faculty Program Coordinator, The Center for Service and Learning, West Virginia University

The primary responsibility of the Faculty Program Coordinator will be to coordinate service-learning programs with university and external entities including planning academic service placements for students, providing course support and development for faculty, and creating best practices. The position will also assess program planning, develop scholarship, and research grants for service related activities. The Faculty Program Coordinator will teach service-learning courses for the Center for Service and Learning, including writing syllabi, grading student work, evaluating student placements, and researching for curricular additions/changes.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and a minimum of two years teaching experience, and one year experience with service-learning in higher education including thorough knowledge of higher education systems and structures.

First consideration will be given to applications received by May 29, 2015.


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Term Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies, George Mason University

This position would be teaching in NonProfit Studies, coordinating the NonProfit Fellows program, and coordinating our Alternative Break Program.

Please see websites for more information:

Social Action and Integrative Learning:

NonProfit Fellows Program



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