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Associate or Full Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, UNC Greensboro

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks an accomplished and visionary faculty member who is willing to serve in leadership positions within the department, and whose scholarship, teaching, and community engagement complements our undergraduate and graduate programs focused on conflict transformation to build peaceful and just social systems within interpersonal, interorganizational, and international contexts.

The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with current faculty to enhance the residential and online academic programs and advance disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, to teach courses and pursue research in areas related to her or his areas of specialization, and to mentor and support the Department’s faculty members’ scholarship. A successful candidate must be willing to lead the development and growth of initiatives that enact the mission of the department to help address the “wicked problems” of our times which require not only interdisciplinary theory and practice, or praxis, but also a deep understanding of the role of engaging with diverse stakeholders to build and sustain healthy relationships and vibrant communities. These initiatives are expected to leverage synergies among teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.


The UNCG Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) department is committed to reaching out to a broad array of individuals and disciplines to advance theory-informed practice, and practice-informed theory (i.e., praxis) to build peaceful and just communities. A key goal of this position is to continue to advance community-engaged approaches and scholarship in the teaching and research agenda of our department.

While individuals may come from existing PACS programs, we anticipate that highly qualified scholars come to peace and conflict studies work from diverse academic “homes” and scholarly traditions, including, but not limited to psychology, sociology, law, social work, political science, public administration, geography, and economics, to name a few.

We seek someone interested in taking leadership positions within the department, and who has core theoretical and practice-oriented expertise in conflict resolution and conflict transformation with particular expertise in community dialogue, conflict systems design,  community-engaged praxis, restorative justice, mediation, facilitation, and/or alternative forms of dispute resolution.

Peace & Conflict Studies (Associate or Full Professor)

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Deputy Director, Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Carolina for Kibera seeks a confident, highly-motivated, dynamic, and results-driven leader to oversee and manage the U.S. office of Carolina for Kibera, Inc. (CFK) The Deputy Director reports directly to the Chairs of the Board and Executive Director, who is currently based in Kenya. The Deputy Director’s primary role is to oversee the fundraising, finance, and general administrative work of the organization in the U.S., managing risk as well as building systems, structures, and partnerships to prepare for
future growth. The Deputy Director leads the management of the organization’s partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to include initiating, building and maintaining major research and volunteer opportunities with faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will have experience successfully managing staff, interacting with a Board of Directors, fundraising, grant writing, budget management, and significant experience with non-profit operations. The CFK U.S. office is based in Chapel Hill, NC. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Hiring range is $75,000-$90,000 annually.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume *via Recruiterbox
<>* by December 23.
Please direct any questions regarding the application process to Nick Johnson at ** <>

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Executive Director, James Madison Center for Civic Engagement, James Madison University

This position is a full-time, 12-month position with an appointment in an academic department. The Executive Director will promote civic engagement as it is envisioned by JMU (that is, we seek to “advance the legacy of James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, by preparing individuals to be active and responsible participants in a representative democracy dedicated to the common good”). The preferred starting date is July 1, 2017.

For more information about the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement, please visit the following link: 

To view the full posting and apply go to and reference posting number 0407737.

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Associate Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, UNC Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public institution serving nearly 18,000 students offering more than 100 undergraduate areas of study, 72 masters programs, and 27 doctoral programs. The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, a unit of the UNCG Division of Student Affairs, serves as a catalyst for leadership and civic engagement initiatives.

The Associate Director for Leadership, who reports to the Director of Leadership and Service-Learning, provides a compelling vision for systematic Citizen Leader development throughout UNCG. The Associate Director fosters relationships on and off campus that lead to sustainable programs designed to enrich student leadership development, including professional development of internal and external stakeholders for enhanced UNC Greensboro students’ leadership and engagement. The Associate Director articulates the vision of Citizen Leader within the framework of capacity building for life-long civic engagement for social responsibility. The Associate Director advances institutionalization of curricular and co-curricular processes and infrastructure for campus-wide leadership development within the academic mission of UNCGand consults frequently with other programmatic units throughout the university. The Associate Director of Leadership oversees the development and implementation of values-based leadership initiatives with an emphasis on integration of service and leadership. Additionally, the Associate Director is expected to be well versed in current leadership and student development literature with the ability to advance scholarship within the field. Responsibilities include providing overall administrative support for the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning’s leadership development initiatives, with an emphasis on the ability to supervise a leadership coaching model.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Institutionalize UNCG’s Leadership Framework
  • Supervise the Assistant Director for Leader Development
  • Provide direct oversight of the Leadership Challenge (co-curricular multi-level leader development program); creating strategic partnerships and collaborations that enable Leadership Challenge to be administered within diverse programmatic contexts
  • Supervise assessment and evaluation of leadership programming
  • Assist Director in OLSL program assessment and evaluation, including identifying and documenting learning outcomes integrating all focal areas of OLSL
  • Contribute to the development of a co-curricular transcript or leadership minor
  • Maintain significant and expanding collaborations with multiple UNC Greensboro entities engaged in student leadership and service-learning, including the Lloyd International Honors College, Residential Colleges, Housing and Residence Life, Orientation, Athletics, and Recreation and Wellness, International Program Center
  • Co-chair the OLSL Advisory Committee – membership includes UNCG administration, the OLSL staff, community partners, and faculty who provide input for OLSL programming and outreach programs
  • Teach or assist in the teaching of introductory and advanced community leadership
  • Provide training for the UNCG professional staff, community members, and graduate students serving as Cohort Leaders and Coaches within the Leadership Challenge Program
  • Assist in leadership research initiatives
  • In partnership with all other staff of the OLSL, integrate community service and academic service-learning initiatives within leadership development
  • Advance awareness of Leadership Framework opportunities with academic advising staff, faculty, and students
  • Provide resources for faculty, staff, students and community partners to enhance curricular and co-curricular leadership development
  • Serve on OLSL, University, and community committees as needed
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students employed by the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning for leadership development
  • Serve as an Advisor/Mentor/Coach for students involved in leadership organizations and activities stemming from the work of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning

Conditions and Application Expected start date February 1, 2017. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to applications received by December 12, 2016 at 12:00 midnight ET, and continue until an appointment is made.

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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. This position is salaried and includes benefits.

The fellow acquires increasing responsibility over the course of two years in evaluating grant proposals, visiting with grant applicants, assisting with grantmaking administration, working on projects of importance to the Foundation, and providing additional support to Foundation staff as needed. Through the grant process and related programs, the fellow gains experience with nonprofit organizations, public policy, Foundation trustees and other leaders across North Carolina. Each fellow has the opportunity to assist in furthering projects related to the current focus areas of the Foundation. The fellowship is structured to enable the fellow to further explore areas that are of interest to his or her professional development and that align with the Foundation’s goals, mission and vision. The fellow is also responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s internship programs.

Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university.

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Duke Endowment Fellowship

The Duke Endowment is looking for motivated individuals for its 2017–2019 Fellowship Program. If you are, or know, someone who has demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector and who has exhibited leadership potential in your civic and/or professional life, this program provides a unique development opportunity.

The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time assignment that offers access to The Duke Endowment’s executive leadership and the potential to make meaningful contributions to the organization, while earning an annual salary and benefits.

The Duke Endowment is currently accepting applications. The deadline for submitting applications is January 2, 2017, at noon EST.


  • Past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina, or
  • Graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
  • Have at least one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree, and/or have a graduate degree

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Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, Georgetown University

Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

The Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, serves four important functions for CSJ:
• Connects Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through student organizations and oversees the work and leadership development of CSJ’s Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) and student organization leaders.
• Coordinates campus-wide social justice one-time events that integrate social justice work across CSJ’s programs, student organizations, research, and curricular work – engaging, coordinating, and advising student leaders and coordinators in the event management and planning, including: CSJ’s Fall Leadership Retreat, Days of Service programming, Fall Fest, and Spring Fling.
• Manages CSJ’s advising of student organizations and leadership development of organization leaders, and builds staff members’ capacity to effectively oversee and advise student organizations through leadership development and direct advising of ABSO members and officers and creating the advising strategy and infrastructure for CSJ advisors and content advisors.
• Coordinates and supports special projects as directed by the Executive Director and other CSJ events, including CSJ’s Open House, Options Fair, Careers for the Common Good, CSJ Celebration, and Social Justice Send-Off, in partnership with GU partners; participates in CSJ activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities; and assists in building and strengthening ties with other departments within the University.


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