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Program Administrator, Talloires Network

The Talloires Network is a coalition of universities — 340 institutions in 75 countries — that are moving beyond the ivory tower to tackle pressing societal problems. The Network is the primary global alliance committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. It mobilizes its members to improve community conditions and, in the process, to educate students to be leaders for change.

The Program Administrator is responsible for organizing and managing conferences, workshops and other meetings; leading office management and systems; managing the annual MacJannet Prize Program; contributing to other core programs; and managing membership affairs.

http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=15001147&lang=en#.VRHM7wI46x8.mailto

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Project Coordinator, Center for Civic Engagement, University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Civic Engagement seeks an energetic individual to join our developing Center as a Civic Engagement Program Coordinator. This full-time position will oversee communications for the Office of the Vice President for Community and the Center for Civic Engagement. This includes website maintenance, publications, newsletters and social media. Additionally, they will provide oversight to the Center’s efforts in tracking civic engagement initiatives; support of community based learning; and work to develop civic literacy programming.

Qualifications
The Project Coordinator position requires 5 years of experience in any combination to include at least one from each of the following two categories: (1) Writing/editing, communications, public relations, marketing, (2) civic engagement programming; student program development and management in a university setting, experience in community program management, research, evaluation and assessment. A Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Application
Candidates should apply via the UTSA employment website where a complete position announcement can be viewed: https://www.utsajobs.com
Please reference requisition number: 20150233
This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

 

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Director of Campus Engagement, Seattle University

The Director of Campus Engagement leads Center for Service & Community Engagement’s (CSCE) efforts to connect SU students and faculty to the community through academic and co-curricular service-learning activities and community partnerships.

This position reports to the CSCE Executive Director. This position is dependent on the procurement of gifts and grants.

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Associate Director, Quality Enhancement Plan, Mercer University

Mercer University is embarking upon a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) with the theme of “Research that Reaches Out.” The QEP is part of our reaffirmation of accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Within “Research that Reaches Out,” undergraduate students in the Macon campus will be integrating research and service activities, through community-focused applied research. The QEP office is responsible for supporting these initiatives and tracking their effectiveness.

The Associate Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will have responsibilities for the data management for assessment of all QEP projects, in conjunction with the QEP Director. This position will be responsible for handling the funding applications and appropriations to various campus units from the QEP budget. The Associate Director will work with faculty members to develop and submit applications for external grants. Together with the QEP Director, the Associate Director will also manage the communication for QEP events, facilitate faculty development, schedule all activities, and assist with QEP office operations, including hiring and supervising student workers.

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Director, Community Work and Learning, St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, seeks a Director to provide leadership for the Center for Community Work and Learning. The Director is responsible for the development, implementation, support, and evaluation of service-learning and meaningful student employment programs that advance the university’s academic and civic engagement mission. The Director, in collaboration with campus and community partners, creates opportunities to participate in a wide range of civic engagement and community-based service-learning activities and initiatives. The Director educates for social justice and lifelong civic engagement; collaborates with faculty and staff in all campus units on teaching, service, and scholarship related to best practices in service-learning; cultivates and sustains mutually beneficial community partnerships; and actively promotes a coordinated, organized and visible presence for service-learning in the curriculum. This position is a .92 FTE.

Responsibilities:

• Management and Program Leadership – Design and direct planning, implementation and evaluation of the Center’s service-learning and on and off-campus student employment programs.

• Service- Learning Course Development and Faculty Collaboration – Conduct outreach to faculty and consult individually with faculty to develop and support service-learning and community- based experiences.

• Community Partnerships – Create an institutional wide strategy and practice to work collaboratively to develop, facilitate and evaluate mutually-beneficial relationships with community organizations and schools in the Twin Cities.

• Other job responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications – Required:
• Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Education or related field is required.
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in program coordination in higher education, non-profit or national service settings.
• Understanding of campus-community collaboration, service-learning and experiential learning.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in the development of programs/services.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse publics including faculty, community partners, students, staff and alumnae.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build and sustain trusting and collaborative relationships.
• Strong organizational and management skills to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities, including a proven record hiring and supervising a diverse professional and student staff.
• Possess deep understanding of theory and practice of service-learning pedagogy; theory and practice of student development in higher education; theory and practice of community-based research; program development and implementation experience; curriculum development and teaching experience at the higher education level.
• Knowledge of current issues and future directions in higher education, service-learning and civic engagement.
• Ability to effectively manage a budget.
• 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.
Qualifications – Preferred or desired:
• Successful experience mentoring, teaching, or supervising of undergraduate and graduate students.
• Result-orientation, with demonstrated ability to set ambitious goals, lead and motivate a diverse team, and demonstrate measureable results.
• Success in writing and administering external grants.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse student and community populations.

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. Website link is: http://www.stkate.edu/hr Position number is 20150017-Staff. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review will begin April 17, 2015; open until filled.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

 

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Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism, University of Alabama

The Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Service & Volunteerism is responsible for developing and maintaining community partnerships to promote student volunteerism. Designs and develops volunteer initiatives and trains students for service.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors’ degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience; OR Master’s degree.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have the ability to work some nights, weekends, spring breaks and holidays. Valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle record as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Leadership ability; human relations skills; public speaking skills, financial/budget planning, marketing and organizational skills; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members/partners; volunteer experience; effective oral and written communication skills; conflict resolution and mediation skills; and knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in higher education or student affairs or related field. Three to five years of related experience. Experience in training, grant writing, and assessment within higher education. Experience with civic engagement, volunteerism, student leadership development, and/or service learning within the framework on higher education.

http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=499091

 

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Executive Director, Helps Education Fund

The Helps Education Fund seeks a leader to provide overall vision, leadership, and management of this growing and award-winning non-profit organization. In this full-time position, the Executive Director will oversee all executive functions of the organization, including implementing a strategic plan and developing related goals, metrics and strategies; driving private and public fundraising; fostering board relations; managing staff; implementing programs; supervising operations; providing fiduciary oversight; and serving as the principal spokesperson for the organization. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume or CV to Dr. John Begeny at: john@helpseducationfund.org.

Applications will be reviewed soon after receipt and interviews will be scheduled with qualified applicants shortly thereafter. The anticipated start date of this full-time position will be in June 2015.

Additional details about the position and Helps Education Fund are at http://helpseducationfund.org/employment.php

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Helps Education Fund is dedicated to supporting educators and improving learning outcomes for students locally, nationally, and internationally. This is achieved by offering educators free and low-cost programs and services that are supported by rigorous research to be effective. Although only its fourth year, the Helps Education Fund has already received numerous state and national awards for its innovation, collaboration, and impact. Examples of impact include:
· More than $500,000 in donated materials and services.
· More than 30,000 educators (across more than 40 countries) using Helps Ed Fund programs.
· Hundreds of educators using the Helps Education Fundʼs free professional development materials in order to train educators and parents in their own schools and communities.
· Numerous scholarly/research publications (professional books and journal articles) documenting the effectiveness of, and need for, Helps Ed Fund programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Professional Experience should include many if not each of the following:
· An understanding of the trends, public policies, research, and key initiatives within education and support for educators.
· Significant leadership, management, and operational experience of a relevant size and scope.
· Demonstrated experience leading fundraising activities, donor cultivation, and grant writing from both public and private sources.
· Excellent communication and professional presentation skills.

Personal Attributes include:
· Passionate about and energized by the Helps Education Fundʼs mission and purpose, with a personal commitment to supporting educators and children.
· Visionary, smart, creative, tactical, and hardworking.
· A strong listener and a consensus builder.
· Inspiring, with the executive presence, sophistication, and knowledge to represent and advocate for the organization to multiple constituencies. · A national perspective and political awareness. International perspectives about education is a plus.
· The highest standards of ethics, integrity, respect, and humility.

* Respect for diverse cultures and backgrounds.
* A problem solver who can create or identify solutions without extensive resources.

EDUCATION:
Masterʼs degree required with at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience; advanced degree a plus.

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