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Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development, Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls over 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

The Division of Student Development at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development. The primary purpose of this position is to promote academic and personal growth of all students, to work with the campus community to create an institution and community climate of inclusive diversity and justice, to advocate for access and equity in higher education and to offer programs that educate the campus. Some specific responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from underrepresented populations, advising the Women’s Center and LGBT Center, leading the LGBT taskforce, hiring and supervising student staff, coordinating training for volunteers of all three Multicultural Student Development centers, overseeing graduate assistant recruitment and the developing and teaching of multicultural leadership and social justice courses. Duties also include supervising two graduate students. This position reports to the Director of Multicultural Student Development.  More information about the Office of Multicultural Student Development can be found by visiting


A Masters Degree in higher education administration, counseling psychology, student personnel, or other fields related to the delivery of services to a university student population, a minimum of five (5) years of progressive supervisory/managerial experience within the higher education environment; and demonstrated experience of working effectively with and meeting the needs of a diverse student population.


Strong verbal and written communication skills; commitment to the educational development of all students; demonstrated organizational skills; experience with relevant technologies; experience working in the area of multicultural student development; experience teaching, programming or training with power, privilege, oppression, intercultural competency or social justice foci to students and staff; completion of diversity related courses, trainings or workshops; and ability to relate effectively with students and other University units.

The position is a twelve (12) month position and salary is commensurate with experience.

Nomination and Application:  Initial review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration applicants are to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current references.   Materials should be sent electronically to

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.  The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting, Kate Johnson, the Search Committee Chair using Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process is finalized.

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Director Service Learning and Student Engagement, St. Vincent’s College

Under the supervision of the Dean of Students, the Director’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership and coordination of student engagement, and to facilitate a culture of service that is consistent with the mission of St. Vincent’s College and our rich heritage with the Daughters of Charity.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide vision and leadership for Service Learning and Student Engagement
• Develop and maintain a close working relationship with all offices and organizations on campus that promote and participate in community service activities.
• Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to manage student clubs and organizations.
• Develop and maintain community relationships.
• Develop and maintain regular communications with students.
• Sponsor and support College-wide programs, such as the St. Vincent DePaul Day.
• Responsible for the annual budget and for establishing strategic priorities.
• Produce annual reports and assessments.
• Chair committees for annual student awards.

Qualifications: The Director for Service Learning and Student Engagement is a full-time administrative appointment for a professional who has a demonstrated commitment to students and the role of service learning. This position offers an opportunity to develop the Service Learning initiatives at SVC.
• Bachelor Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred and/or scholarly and professional accomplishments in a relevant field, indicating an ability to work as a peer with College faculty.
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and exert leadership in programs and activities involving faculty, staff, students and community organizations.
• Demonstrated successful leadership and management experience in nonprofits, government, social/public/community service, or higher education
• Professional or volunteer experience in the community and demonstrated use of innovative approaches and sensitivity to community needs.
• Ability to articulate the complexities surrounding the intersections of service and privilege and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
• Ability to collaborate with faculty, other directors, and College Management.
• Experience in grant-writing desirable.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and with multiple interruptions while maintaining flexibility and a sense of humor.
• Accuracy and attentiveness to detail and follow-through as well as the ability to view problems from a broader perspective or third-person point of view; demonstrated analytic ability.
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Demonstrated creative initiative and excellent problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as sensitively and ethically with confidential information; good judgment and tact when handling difficult or sensitive situations.
• Organized approach to work.

Interested candidates can send their Letter of Interest and Resume to L. Christie Boronico, SVC Dean of Students Linda.Boronico {at} stvincentscollege(.)edu


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Assistant Director, Office of Service-Learning, Gannon University

The Assistant Director assists in fostering relationships between community partners and the University to identify, coordinate, and publicize service-learning projects and opportunities for the Office of Service-Learning. Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing and publishing relative data and statistics for service-learning outreach; and exploration of funding resources for expanded programming. Must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.


1. Plans and implements selected service-learning projects, fostering relationships among faculty members and community partners with a special emphasis on introductory-level courses in the core curriculum.

2. Spearheads communications and publicity efforts for the Office of Service-Learning:

a. Assesses community needs/challenges through regular outreach to partnering organizations; maintains organization profiles; develops evaluation procedures for student/faculty projects.
b. Collects, organizes, analyzes and publishes Gannon’s annual report of service-learning data/statistics.
c. Coordinates on-campus publicity for service-learning programs and events with regularly updated displays, announcements, internal / external website and social media.
d. Creates, promotes and maintains a “project repository” in Get Connected software or other formats as determined.
e. Identifies and communicates publishing / scholarship and professional development opportunities to faculty.

3. Builds office infrastructure including inventory of tools, supplies, equipment and library resources; seeks additional funding sources to support this and other work of the Office of Service-Learning.

4. Plans annual Community Engagement EXPO as kick-off to academic year; assists with other interdepartmental, cross-divisional, or special events related to service and service-learning (e.g., GIVE Day, the Day of Caring, post-grad service recruiting, etc.).

5. Promotes areas of strategic growth for service-learning at Gannon, with special emphasis on international opportunities and deepening integration of collaborations in the Erie-GAINS neighborhood.

6. Serves as the adviser for the Gannon University campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

7. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibility and requirements of the position.


Reporting to the Director, this position supervises an AmeriCorps*VISTA staff member from the Lake Effect Leaders program and may provide occasional on-site supervision of students.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Must have experience with academically-based service or civic engagement programs in higher education and/or community settings; demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of a Catholic university, in particular Catholic social teaching and the values of service and solidarity; as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, computer, social networking and writing skills. Some graphic skill is preferred.

Licensure: Must have a valid driver’s license.

University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.


Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with a busy academic environment. Must be able and willing to drive large passenger van for occasional service projects.


Work is performed in a busy office and University setting. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

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Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is inviting applications for the new position of Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement, who will be responsible for leadership and coordination of the University’s efforts to create and support a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all members of the community. Details of the position can be viewed at the following link: Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting announcement will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool has been established. The anticipated  starting date is July 1, 2015.


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Director, Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan

For 13 years, the University’s Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, a unit within Student Life, has served as a national leader in the fields of service learning, social innovation, and engaged learning. In 2012, the Center’s leadership, staff, faculty and other stakeholders engaged in an extensive and inclusive strategic planning process and created an exciting new vision for the Center to focus on social impact outcomes. This vision includes utilizing a Collective Impact model to create a hub for large-scale social change, leveraging the significant resources and global reach of the University, and will focus on addressing community-identified needs, engaging students and faculty in community-based scholarship, service, and learning, and ensuring the Center’s ongoing leadership and contribution to the fields of service learning, social innovation, and engaged learning nationally. Notably, to date there has been extensive progress in the area of childhood literacy, one of the stated priorities of the Ginsberg Center. This new vision is an opportunity for the University to demonstrate what is possible when you coalesce significant human and financial capital in support of ambitious social change goals and to be an exemplar for other institutions of higher education.
About the Position

A dynamic and inclusive leader, the Director of the Ginsberg Center will seize this exciting opportunity to build on the Vice President of Student Life’s commitment to civic engagement to create and build the vision for executing the Center’s strategic plan and engaging the entire University community, community partners, and other stakeholders in its collective impact work. Combining a local focus on the Southeast Michigan community and a global orientation, the Director will prioritize creating impact for communities at risk and assuring meaningful service and learning opportunities for University of Michigan students and faculty. Providing overall strategic and operational leadership to the endowed Center, the Director will serve as an inspirational leader both internally and externally, acting as the key external face of the organization and building relationships and advancing policy conversations. Growing the Center from a current budget of $1M to a $5-$10M organization, the Director will employ a collaborative style to bring vision, creativity, energy, and credibility to the Center and will embrace the potential for the Center to create significant social change and exhibit national leadership in the areas of service learning, social innovation, and engaged learning.

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Coordinators for Community Service and Coordinator for Student Involvement, California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University’s office of Student Life is hiring for 2 full time coordinator positions, including the Coordinator for Community Service and the Coordinator for Student Involvement.  As part of the Cal Lutheran family, these positions will play an integral role in contributing to the atmosphere, culture, diversity, and traditions that make California Lutheran University unique.

Applications can be submitted online through the Careers at Cal Lutheran website (; applications close January 30th with a January 19th priority deadline.

Coordinator for Community Service:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Life, the Coordinator for Community Service is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing innovative on-and off-campus community service opportunities for all members of the California Lutheran University community. The position contributes to the overall goals of program development, support programs, and service for students.

Coordinator for Student Involvement:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Student Life, the Coordinator for Student Involvement is responsible for student government advising, and coordination of large scale on- and off-campus student programming. The Coordinator is also responsible for the planning and implementation of innovative programs and policies that enrich the student experience and address Cal Lutheran Student Learning Outcomes.

Masters degree (must be obtained by June 30, 2015) and one year of graduate level experience (ex: assistantship) required for both positions.  



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Associate Vice Provost for Engaged Learning, Northern Illinois University

The Associate Vice Provost (AVP) reports to the Vice Provost and 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 student engagement and high impact practices. The AVP will advise the Vice Provost and other campus leaders on key issues, provide recommendations for strategic planning, and oversee coordination, analysis and reporting on the increased activities around high impact practices. The AVP will build and foster collaborations within and outside NIU to establish linkages and partnerships. The AVP will lead and supervise all administrative and business operations of the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and its core programs; oversee funding programs and internal administration including tracking key performance indicators and fiscal management; direct resource planning, staff supervision and human resource functions; oversee execution of communications strategy; and facilitate pre- and post-grant applications and awards involving departments from the breadth of disciplines and colleges at NIU. Facilitate the development, maintenance and assessment of high impact learning opportunities for undergraduate students.


Terminal degree with a minimum of 7 years relevant, progressive experience with undergraduate programming, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

• Proven leadership ability and demonstrated experience managing complex multi-year projects involving human and fiscal resources.
• Experience with financial planning, budgeting, staff supervision, and grant and contract management.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (including writing and public speaking).
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and creative problem solving skills.
• Proven ability to manage multiple areas, events and deadlines simultaneously, and demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative and effective work relations with all levels of management, staff, administration, and academic personnel.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, and to use judgment in accomplishing tasks of an urgent, sensitive or confidential nature; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices.
• Ability to work with faculty, administrators, and students in a collegial fashion; Experience in working independently in creating new programs.
• High level of initiative and flexibility.
• Proficiency with office software programs.


  • Demonstrated experience with community engagement.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV and the names of three references to Jeanne Ratfield at by February 2, 2015.

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