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Coordinator of Volunteerism and Outreach, Miami University of Ohio

The Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) collaborates with local communities to develop and support sustainable opportunities for enhanced student learning through community service, civic engagement and service learning. It seeks to foster a campus culture that guides students effectively through community-based experiences and encourages all who serve in the local communities to think critically, understand diverse contexts, reflect and then take purposeful action.

The Coordinator of Volunteerism & Outreach is a member of the OCES team and is primarily responsible for direct service programming, including building relationships with and engaging individual students and student organizations in local communities. The Coordinator will supervise numerous student employees and student leaders.

See link for more info and to apply.

http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3083

 

 

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Civic Engagement Coordinator, Appalachian Center for Civic Life, Emory and Henry College

The Appalachian Center for Civic Life serves as the primary resource for civic engagement, volunteerism, and course-based service initiatives at Emory & Henry College. The Center coordinates and supports an array of co-curricular service/civic engagement programs across campus, houses the Bonner Scholars Program, supports course-based community learning experiences, and houses the academic program in Civic Innovation, a highly experiential, interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on community development, leadership, and social justice.

The Civic Engagement Coordinator will support the course-based and co-curricular civic engagement initiatives at the College. The Coordinator will report to the Associate Director and work closely and collaboratively with other Center program staff/administration.
Responsibilities:

Program Support :
● Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community partners, support them in hosting students as well as being connected with the college as a whole.
● Work with Director to develop and deploy a range of long-term, interdisciplinary outcome-focused, place-based projects utilizing a range of student developmental levels and skill sets
● Work with the Associate Director to support faculty members as they develop and embed service-learning and civic engagement components in their course(s).
● Support and advise service-based campus organizations and student leaders.
● Oversee Appalachian Center work-study-funded programs ○ Appalachian Center Associates ○ Work-study clerical staff
● Serve as liaison and facilitator with Project Ampersand
● Support and advise the ongoing development of College’s intentional break program.
● Facilitate evaluation tools, coordinate and/or promote trainings and workshops for faculty, community partners and students.
● Supervise student staff supporting service-learning work.
● Research and maintain best practices in risk-management for community-based learning experiences. ● Work with the Associate Director in planning and implementing annual Civic Innovation Institute.
Communications and Outreach

● Develop and implement a communications plan for marketing and outreach efforts to the internal (E&H) community as well as the external community, department’s website, newsletter, brochures, and social media.

Assessment and Planning
● Support and deepen assessment work as it pertains to service-learning and overall department goals. Collaborate with College offices that support the department’s assessment efforts.
● Assist with overall strategic planning of the Center.

Position Qualifications Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. ● Minimum of two (2) years of experience in related field, preferably in higher education and/or nonprofits. ● Understanding of campus-community collaboration, service-learning and experiential learning. ● Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the current issues and future direction of service-learning. ● Commitment to social justice. ● Strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership and administrative abilities. ● Excellent oral and written communication skills. ● Experience and commitment working with diverse student and constituent populations. ● Ability to work independently and part of a team. ● Experience in supervising professional and/or student staff. ● Ability to organize a diverse set of responsibilities and manage a number of tasks simultaneously. ● Commitment to student learning, and understanding of building campus and community partnerships. ● Experience with project management around communications, outreach, marketing and/or grant writing. ● Knowledge of and experience with social media and website development.

 
The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities. To apply for this position, send a letter of application, current resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: cvengagecoord2016@ehc.edu. Review of applications will begin as received and continue until position is filled. Emory & Henry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Academic Program Manager/LEO Adjunct Lecturer, Barger Leadership Institute, University of Michigan

 

The Barger Leadership Institute is dedicated to developing 21st century leaders through powerful learning experiences that engage with and reach far beyond the conventional classroom. The BLI is a place where undergraduate students learn to turn their intellectual passions and personal goals into effective action with the help of faculty, staff, alumni, and their peers. The Institute emphasizes rich leadership development programs with both curricular and co-curricular components. BLI continues to extend students’ skills by supporting study abroad, internship experiences with global reach, and student-initiated projects. The BLI has become a crossroads for the campus, offering more than 650 students from every undergraduate program at the university unique opportunities to learn to lead. We seek to continue to expand opportunities for BLI students by pursuing a diverse set of access experiences during the next academic year, both local and national. The goal of these access experiences is to expose our students to leadership in action at various levels and in a variety of fields. Ultimately, the BLI aims to teach students how to translate what they learn through a Michigan education into capable, important work in the world.

Academic Program manager: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/128208/academic_program_manager

Adjunct Lecturer: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/128262/leo_adjunct_lecturer

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Associate Director, Morgridge Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Morgridge Center seeks a dynamic individual and proven leader who can effectively administer the staff and operations of the Center; communicate passion for public service and community-engaged learning to a diverse constituency within and outside of the academy; enhance local and national awareness of the Center; and pursue development opportunities to strengthen and expand Center programming. The Associate Director is the highest-ranking full-time position at the Center, tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administration of the center, including its financial affairs. This person shares authority and responsibility for long term planning and policy with the Faculty Director, and reports to the Faculty Director.

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummaryApply.aspx?pvl_num=87139

 

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Assistant Director, Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, George Washington University

The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. They focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.  Learn more at https://serve.gwu.edu/.

You can find it and apply here: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/35824

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Assistant Director of Service-Learning Abroad, West Chester University (PA)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Student Affairs seeks applicants for the Assistant Director of Service-Learning Abroad. This is a one-year temporary appointment.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Director works under the general direction of the Director of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs and in collaboration with the Center for International Programs (CIP) to promote and support faculty led service-learning abroad programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary adviser to faculty and staff facilitating international service-learning trips.
  • Liaise between Center for International Programs and Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs to assist faculty and staff with developing international service-learning trips that meet the CIP program proposal guidelines.
  • Meet regularly with faculty and staff coordinating service-learning abroad programs to assist with program development, recruitment, retention of program participants, risk management, vetting of service opportunities offered by affiliated partner programs, pre-trip departure preparations, and integration of service-learning curriculum.
  • Coordinate outreach efforts to prospective faculty and staff interested in developing new service-learning programs abroad, including promotion at New Faculty Orientation.
  • Lead service abroad program development consultations and workshops for staff and faculty focused on best practices related to international service, creating meaningful reflective dialogue, forging sustainable partnerships, and ethical service abroad.
  • Provide leadership on marketing, outreach, and promotional efforts to students for all service-learning abroad trips, including outreach through academic departments, social media, class presentations, and student organizations.
  • Promote international service-learning experiences at Volunteer Fairs, Study Abroad Fairs, New Student Orientation, International Education Week, Global Leadership Series, and other CIP and OSLVP initiatives.
  • Assist students in selecting an appropriate service-learning abroad experience by providing information and guidance on program requirements, costs, and scholarships.
  • Coordinate with academic departments to develop a process for providing credit for faculty led service-learning programs abroad.
  • Act as a contact for risk and crisis management for service-learning abroad programs involving WCU students and faculty.
  • In collaboration with the Center for International Programs, ensure all documentation for service abroad programs, including faculty and staff led programs and those offered through affiliated partner programs, meet University and State requirements.
  • Collaborate with key University departments to ensure student support and proper transition away from and return to campus in areas such as housing, financial aid, bursar/billing, etc.
  • Facilitate student leader selection, orientation, and training for Student Trip Leaders on service-learning abroad programs when appropriate.
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation and assessment of service-learning programs, including creating and updating student learning outcomes for international service-learning trips.
  • Advise student organizations interested in creating new international volunteer programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in related field (e.g., college student personnel, student affairs, international education, etc.) and 2 years of professional experience in service-learning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A successful applicant will demonstrate the following skills and abilities in his/her application materials: professional history working with international partners; collaborative work with faculty or staff on education abroad programming; ability to multitask, prioritize, and work collaboratively to maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and community partners; excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from different cultures; project management and planning experience; budgetary experience; college student advising experience; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting salary is $45,027. Excellent benefits package including undergraduate tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist. Anticipated start date for this position is July 23, 2016.

Apply by the online application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s Educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

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Director of Training, Ask Big Questions (Hillel International)

Location: Evanston, IL or San Francisco, CA

*About Ask Big Questions*

We know today, more than ever before, that the future of our democracy depends on our ability to listen to, understand, and trust people different than ourselves. That’s why Ask Big Questions seeks to build the future leaders of our communities by teaching young adults how to have conversations about vital questions across lines of difference. We partner with colleges and universities to engage young adults in reflective community conversations about purpose, identity, and responsibility. These conversations build trust, strengthen community, and deepen understanding within diversity.

Ask Big Questions was developed, launched, and scaled by Hillel International. Since 2011, Ask Big Questions has trained over 1,000 student leaders, faculty, and staff on 109 campuses in our method of community conversation, engaging over 25,000 students. Ask Big Questions® is a registered trademark of Hillel International.

*About the Role*

Reporting to the Senior Director for Partnerships, the Director of Training plays a critical role in designing, delivering, and continuously evolving Ask Big Questions’ programs. You lead the collaborative development of training plans and related program materials to effectively prepare postsecondary students and their advisors to convene meaningful civil conversations with their peers. You recruit and manage a team of skilled facilitators, train them in the Ask Big Questions model, and use their feedback for continuous program improvement. Guided by the Director of Assessment, you integrate outcomes measurement throughout Ask Big Questions training and implementation, and ensure quality data collection. You are an active contributor to the Partnerships team’s efforts to expand and enhance Ask Big Questions’ relationships and programming with postsecondary education groups.

*Director of Training*
*Ask Big Questions*
Evanston, IL or San Francisco, CA
*About Ask Big Questions*
We know today, more than ever before, that the future of our democracy depends on our ability to listen to, understand, and trust people different than ourselves. That’s why Ask Big Questions seeks to build the future leaders of our communities by teaching young adults how to have conversations about vital questions across lines of difference. We partner with colleges and universities to engage young adults in reflective community conversations about purpose, identity, and responsibility. These conversations build trust, strengthen community, and deepen understanding within diversity.

Ask Big Questions was developed, launched, and scaled by Hillel International. Since 2011, Ask Big Questions has trained over 1,000 student leaders, faculty, and staff on 109 campuses in our method of community conversation, engaging over 25,000 students. Ask Big Questions® is a registered trademark of Hillel International.

*About the Role*
Reporting to the Senior Director for Partnerships, the Director of Training plays a critical role in designing, delivering, and continuously evolving Ask Big Questions’ programs. You lead the collaborative development of training plans and related program materials to effectively prepare postsecondary students and their advisors to convene meaningful civil conversations with their peers. You recruit and manage a team of skilled facilitators, train them in the Ask Big Questions model, and use their feedback for continuous program improvement. Guided by the Director of Assessment, you integrate outcomes measurement throughout Ask Big Questions training and implementation, and ensure quality data collection. You are an active contributor to the Partnerships team’s efforts to expand and enhance Ask Big Questions’ relationships and programming with postsecondary education groups.

*Responsibilities:*

– In collaboration with the Senior Director for Partnerships and Director of Assessment, continuously refine program offerings in anticipation of upcoming partner commitments
– Establish, implement, and assess train-the-trainer certification program for university faculty and staff. Pilot and actively train at least eight participants within first six months on the job, and according to
defined goals thereafter
– Craft syllabus for trainer certification, including learning outcomes, culturally mindful resources and activities, and rubrics to assess mastery.
– Develop implementation plans for student and professional trainings, from recruitment through event schedule and activities, data compilation, and partner debrief sessions
– Oversee execution of training events (for a total of 33 campuses in FY17, and 45 campuses in FY18, and a growing number beyond those years) including ongoing development of culturally effective training materials in collaboration with trainers, and communications and marketing staff
– Hire, coordinate and manage trainers who work remotely; regularly solicit feedback from them and use it in continuous program development; evaluate their individual performance and coach on ongoing professional development
– Contribute to partnership proposals, program reports, conference presentations, and other administrative projects
– Stay current on literature, practices and networks in relevant fields including training and professional development, student learning and development, diversity programming, and higher education trends
– Actively participate in staff meetings, communications and project management. Represent Ask Big Questions at conferences or other events, when called upon to do so
– Other duties as assigned

 

Other key information:

– Masters Degree and minimum 5 years relevant experience preferred
– This job will require significant travel
– The position must be based out of our Evanston headquarters or San
Francisco office
– Review of applications will begin by July 25
– This search is being managed by Hillel International

*About Hillel International:*
Hillel International is the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally to help Jewish students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel, Hillel serves students at more than 500 colleges, universities and communities. In addition to its presence on more than 450 North American campuses, Hillel works in more than 55 cities in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Ask Big Questions is an equal opportunity employer. We are interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

To apply, click here <https://hillel.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=292007&company_id=15725&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1016268&level=levelid1&levelid1=20535&startflag=2>

 

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