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NC Campus Coordinator, Campus Vote Project

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by the nonpartisan Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) to expand our work on student voting issues. We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

Position Description
Campus Vote Project seeks a State Campus Coordinator for North Carolina. The State Campus Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with growing existing and establishing new, lasting relationships with campus leadership to carry out our goals (stated below). They also supervise student fellows promoting democratic engagement programs on their campus working with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, and voter education activities.

Goals of the Program:

  • Engage campuses at an institutional level to drive nonpartisan civic engagement programs in 2016 that promote voter registration and ballot access and reach across the campus community.
  • Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership are provided with accurate nonpartisan information and conduct programs on-campus across voter registration, voter education, and ballot access/GOTV to begin institutionalizing and cultivating a longer term culture of democratic engagement on the campuses.
  • Progress CVP’s efforts with 6 campus partners and 10 student fellows across these campuses as well as engage campus leadership and build a program at another 4-6 schools in North Carolina.
  • Coordinate with a number of CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses. The State Campus Coordinator will continue to engage with these partners and make CVP materials and resources available to help foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ campus and student programs.

Requirements:

  • Access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required
  • History of organizing work either on campuses or with campaigns
  • Experience engaging diverse constituencies and experience with institutions of higher education a benefit
  • Superior communication skills both written and oral Approach
  • Professionalism: A high level of professionalism is required at all times when working on behalf of FELN and CVP.
  • Self-motivation: Being self-motivated is necessary to fulfill the program goals.
  • Leadership: A positive and persuasive leader will thrive in this position and is important for managing student fellows and working with campus partners.

This position is full time through November 2016. Salary based on experience, range of $3,500 – $4,500 a month. FELN and CVP are equal opportunity employers and enthusiastically encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and a writing sample to mburns@campusvoteproject.org.

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GROW Project Coordinator (Part-time), NC Community Garden Partners

North Carolina Community Garden Partners is looking for a passionate and organized part-time Project Coordinator to serve in an integral role in the North Carolina community garden movement, helping to grow gardens, food, and community across the state.

The person whom we select will set up and manage our GROW (Gardeners Recreating Our World) workshops for community gardeners and organizations in 2016.

Now in their third year, NCCGP-sponsored GROW workshops are held in different communities and locations, from the coast to the mountains. Each workshop includes hands-on training and a community garden tour.

GROW workshops provide information on creating sustainable, well-organized, community-supported, and environmentally-friendly community gardens. New this year, on-the-ground workshop trainings will be complemented by production of two webinars on community garden organization and management and best practices.

Funding is provided by the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation and The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program, a program of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

To apply for the job, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to nccgpartner@nccgp.org with “NCCGP Project Coordinator” in the subject line. To learn more, please download the GROW Coordinator Project Description.  Applications are due by 5 pm on May 31, 2016.

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State Organizers, Campus Election Engagement Project (Iowa & New Hampshire)

CEEP State Organizer – Iowa

Campus Election Engagement Project is seeking a State Organizer to lead our state outreach activities in Iowa, primarily by building and maintaining partnerships with staff, faculty, administrators and students on college campuses in select states.

This is a remote, contracted position of roughly 15-20 hours a week with a competitive hourly wage. The position begins immediately and ends December 2016. Candidates must be located in Iowa and be able to travel to campuses around the state as needed.

CEEP State Organizer – New Hampshire

Campus Election Engagement Project is seeking a State Organizer to lead Campus Election Engagement Project outreach activities in New Hampshire, primarily by building and maintaining partnerships with staff, faculty, administrators and students on college campuses in select states.

This is a contracted position of roughly 15-20 hours a week with a competitive hourly wage. The position begins immediately and ends December 2016. Candidates must be located in New Hampshire and be able to travel to campuses around the state as needed.

READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONS

How to apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to National Director Theresa Bruskin at theresa@campuselect.org.

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Emerging Leaders Fellow, Institute for Emerging Issues (NC State University)

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University is seeking a recent graduate to work as an Emerging Leaders Fellow. The Emerging Leaders Fellow program is an unparalleled opportunity for young leaders to learn about public policy and economic development and work with stakeholders across the state to make a difference in North Carolina communities. IEI is looking for applicants who are still in the beginning stages of their professional life with great potential for leadership and who would benefit from receiving a broad range of experiences and guidance from staff at IEI. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants must apply by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016. For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit our website.

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Advocate Program Coordinator, Community Empowerment Fund

Community Empowerment Fund in Chapel Hill, NC is currently seeking applications to fill the following open positions:

  • Advocate Program Coordinator (full-time staff position). This position is based in CEF’s Chapel Hill office and coordinates the activities of 100+ volunteer advocates for our Orange County programs and services while serving as a key leader for CEF’s overall programming in Orange County. This position collaborates, ideates, and creates with counterpart program coordinators in CEF’s Durham office. In their first year in this role, the Advocate Program Coordinator will manage a complex cross-functional work plan with multiple stakeholders to improve volunteer management practices.
  • Workforce Development Specialist (Americorps VISTA through the IDA and Asset Building Collaborative of NC) This Americorps VISTA position at CEF will focus on building capacity in the areas of workforce development services, and integrating financial capability services into employment services. The position will be based in Chapel Hill.

Please see the full position announcements and instructions on how to apply. Priority will be given to applications received by June 1.

CEF is also a VISTA host site through the NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program.
About the Community Empowerment Fund: CEF assists homeless and near-homeless individuals to gain employment, secure housing, and build savings. CEF pairs volunteers, primarily undergraduate students, with our Members as Advocates. We are passionate about sustaining transitions out of homelessness, and combine relationship-based support with innovative matched savings accounts to help Members achieve long-term dreams. Learn more at www.communityef.org.

http://communityempowermentfund.org/careers/

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Community Engagement Coordinator, Florida State University

Florida State University’s Center for Leadership & Social Change seeks a collaborative, creative, student development educator to lead initiatives at the intersection of service, diversity, and leadership.  The Student Program Coordinator will work with colleagues to transform the lives of students, faculty, and staff through community engagement, leadership education, and identity development.

THE POSITION 

The successful candidate will possess experience in the realm of community engagement/service, with an emphasis on diversity and leadership.  Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Program Coordinator engages in administrative, programming, and educator roles, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Coordination of community engagement programs that include analysis of partner agency needs and our students’ abilities. These programs include, but are not limited to our Moellership and Alternative Breaks programs.  Coordination may include budgetary and staffing responsibilities, and the supervision of graduate students contributing to the effort.
  • Facilitation of faculty development by promoting standards, practices, and opportunities related to service-learning. Maintenance of our service-learning database, and active development of curriculum, awards, and grants related to community engagement.
  • Facilitation of student leadership and citizenship development through periodic teaching in our Leadership Studies Certificate program, coordinating special topics seminars (such as Community Dialogue or Election programming), and contributing to our Service Scholar curriculum. May advise student service and/or leadership organizations.
  • Develops and delivers educational awareness presentations related to the Center to various University and community constituents.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidate must possess experience in student development through community engagement, and be prepared to utilize the lenses of leadership, diversity, and identity development in this work.  Preferred qualifications include experience with the local non-profit community as well as academic service-learning.  This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, which includes fingerprinting.   Minimum qualifications include: • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, plus two (2) years of additional experience.  Master’s degree preferred. • Experience in student development through community engagement. • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions.  • Experience mentoring, advising, and/or supervising students (graduate and undergraduate).

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The salary for this position is in the mid-30s with a competitive benefits and professional development package.

HOW TO APPLY:  FSU accepts only online applications. To access this job opening please go to https://jobs.fsu.edu and advanced search for job opening ID #40274.   Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.

A complete application will include: • Resume • *Cover Letter  • Three professional references.

*The cover letter must be specific to this position, and include at least one paragraph which addresses the question:  What makes community service an essential initiative in higher education? 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Steve Mills (smills@fsu.edu) for additional information regarding the position, or if any assistance is needed with the application process.  For best consideration, apply by May 30, 2016.  Review of applications will commence on a rolling basis.

CONTACT INFORMATION:   Dr. Steve Mills, Associate Director, Center for Leadership & Social Change Florida State University    smills@fsu.edu   850-644-1382

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

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Multiple positions, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service is now recruiting a diverse pool of candidates for six open positions, which are listed here.

The first three coordinator positions are fixed term, one-year appointments and are aimed at helping us continue to scale the Cardinal Service initiative.  For these positions we are hoping to identify energetic young professionals, for whom this might be a first professional position.  If you know of any soon-to-be or recent graduates, please encourage them to apply.

Two of the positions are in our Education Partnerships area: the EPASA program director and the High School program director, and require experience working with middle and high school students.  The last position is our Executive Project Coordinator, who works closely with me on a range of center-wide projects.

The position descriptions, which include application instructions, are located at this website.

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