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The Marian Cheek Jackson Center (www.jacksoncenter.info) is a small non-profit agency dedicated to honoring, renewing, and building community in Northside and Pine Knolls, historically Black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill, NC. In the last few years, opportunities to fulfill our mission have become increasingly robust. We consequently need more rigorous, comprehensive management of the organization. We are seeking a Deputy Director will assume overall leadership of organizational processes and stewardship of core activities of the MCJC.
The Deputy Director will be an integral part of the senior leadership team, working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Senior Director, the Associate Director, and members of our Board of Directors. S/he will be primarily responsible for:
- Working with the full staff team to develop appropriate immediate and long-term goals and effective plans to meet them, including setting and keeping a timeline of annual benchmarks
- Working with the senior leadership team to assess and strategize organizational development
- Ensuring smooth communication and coordination across all program areas
- Improving and maintaining data, fiscal, and communications systems
- Stewarding grants and contract funding
- Managing and coaching volunteer and part-time staff, including setting and overseeing workflow protocols
- Planning and implementing organizational events, including staff, Board, and community meetings, workshops, and celebrations
- Maintaining internal policies
- Fostering a strong culture of rigor, innovation, and connection
FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
The University of Dayton seeks a collaborative and strategic leader to serve as the Director of Experiential Learning. This newly created leadership position is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative leader to build a central resource team while expanding and supporting high-impact experiential learning at the University of Dayton. The Director will leverage institutional resources and existing programs to build upon current strengths of our experiential learning opportunities including community engaged learning, undergraduate research, laboratory experiences, internships and cooperative education opportunities, education abroad, ministry programs, student leadership opportunities and related programs and initiatives. The Director will receive administrative and collegial support from the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center (LTC) and will be a member of the Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives (AALI) leadership team.
The Director will collaborate with campus stakeholders fostering experiential learning while encouraging the development and assessment of new experiential learning opportunities to further fulfill an aspect of the University’s Strategic Plan: “Advance high-impact experiential learning, mentored by faculty and staff, as a signature element of a University of Dayton education, and strengthen infrastructure to coordinate, assess, and sustain high-quality experiential learning.”
Application materials, including a cover letter addressing each required and applicable preferred qualification and interest in the position, current resume/curriculum vita, and three references, must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/19889 by May 8, 2016. References will be treated confidentially and will only be contacted with prior approval at the advanced stages of the process. Nominations are welcome and may be sent via email to Jason Eckert, Director of Career Services and search committee chair at jeck…@udayton.edu.
Gonzaga University’s Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) is hiring an Elementary School Mentoring Coordinator. This position coordinates the Campus Kids and Smile mentoring programs. Campus Kids is Gonzaga’s one-on-one, campus-based mentoring program for at-risk youth in elementary school. Campus Kids brings Gonzaga students, serving as staff and volunteer mentors, together with elementary school youth from the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Smile is a group mentoring program focused on building resiliency in youth and increasing self-esteem, operating through Spokane Public Schools’ Express after-school program. Additionally, the Elementary School Mentoring Coordinator works with the Assistant Director for Youth Programs with mentor training, student leader development, and event planning and coordination.
This position reports directly to the Assistant Director for Youth Programs of the Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) and works closely with the CCASL management team, student leaders and Spokane Public Schools. CCASL is a multi-disciplinary, multi-program community service-learning department at Gonzaga University.
For more information about this position, go to the following link: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/8432
SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center), the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, has an opening for the inaugural Assistant Director of Academic Service-Learning. The Assistant Director supports the growth and effectiveness of academically-based community engagement activities, including service-learning courses. The Assistant Director works closely with community partners, faculty, and health professional students in developing community outreach skills, exploring and understanding social justice issues, accessing community resources, and making connections to the Baltimore community, particularly as it relates to students’ future roles as health professionals. More information about SOURCE can be found online at http://SOURCE.jhu.edu.
This position reflects a key value of SOURCE’s work, which is to create transformative learning through establishing and enhancing meaningful and sustainable relationships with local community-based organizations who are addressing pressing social needs and social determinants of health.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Create and implement service-learning courses in conjunction with faculty, ensure faculty and student development, and create and sustain meaningful relationships with community partners. Educates students, faculty, and community partners about service-learning partnerships and related requirements within the health professions, with special emphasis on adhering to accreditation criteria. Implements educational programs around social justice, social determinants of health, and authentic community partnerships.
Qualifications: Masters degree required in Public Health, Education, or College Student Personnel/Higher Education. 3 years of related experience in an institution of higher education or the non-profit field. Prior experience working with college students, service-learning, or other experiential education programs is required. Transportation, valid driver’s license, and willingness to spend significant time traveling to meet with community partners throughout Baltimore.
Reports to: Associate Director, SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)
Starting Salary: $42,168-$55,000
To Apply: Apply online at: http://jobs.jhu.edu, requisition #307938. Please include both a cover letter and resume or CV. Priority application deadline is Wed, May 11, 2016.
The Coordinator will work with the Program Manager and Assistant Director in the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking to assist in the strategic growth of student-related programming in social innovation and social entrepreneurship across Tulane. Among other responsibilities, the Coordinator will:
- Manage Taylor Communications by maintaining our website and spearheading content development for the annual report and other institutional updates.
- Supervise 3 Taylor Student Fellows working on Taylor communication channels including a weekly newsletter, the TaylorHUB blog, and our social media presence (currently Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
- Manage the student funding award process for the NewDay Challenge, Alvarez Spark Innovation Award, and the Changemaker Catalyst Award.
- Advise undergraduate student organizations, including the student team that runs the annual TEDxTUevent, to guide their growth and leadership development.
- Track budget and expenses, plan events, coordinate data collection, and organize reporting associated with Taylor student-programming.
Follow the posting link below to review education requirements, preferred qualifications, and the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies typically needed to perform this job successfully. Cover letter and resume required.
This position will close on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Tulane posting link: Official Senior Program Coordinator Application
Learn more at https://tulane.edu/jobs/, search for IRC9226
There are two positions available at North Carolina Hillel, the center for Jewish life on campuses across NC.
NC Hillel seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented, creative individual with superior communications skills to serve as our Development and Communications Associate! (This position is based at UNC Chapel Hill.)
NC Hillel seeks an energetic, creative self-starter with proven organizational skills and strategic thinking to serve as our first Assistant Director, Charlotte Hillel! (This position is based in Charlotte.)
Please see the following link for an exciting job opening for the Coordinator of Alternative Breaks & Community Partnerships at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.