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Associate Director, Center for Experiential Learning (Service-Learning), Loyola University Chicago

Responsibilities (not an exhaustive list)

The Associate Director will assist the Director with the overall operations of the Center for Experiential Learning, including service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and learning portfolios. Primary responsibilities for the Associate Director will be to:

– Supervise community-based learning initiatives in the Center for Experiential Learning, including the Service-Learning Program
– Supervises other community-based learning initiatives (academic internships and community partnerships) working with other CEL personnel closely
– Administers Service-Learning Program, including developing community placements or projects, cultivating and maintaining relationships with faculty and academic departments, and student development staff, supporting students enrolled in service-learning courses, and communicating with key constituents on service-learning policies and procedures university-wide.
– Advances community-based learning across the university as part of academic courses and the curriculum, connected to the Engaged Learning University Requirement.
– Contributes to community partnership development, relationships maintenance, and tracking of campus-community partnerships.
– Develops and facilitates community-based learning workshops and other resources for faculty instructors to foster best practices and communicate policies and procedures for service-learning.
– Meets with faculty, departments, and schools to aid in implementing service-learning in their course or curriculum.
– Supports the Director in representing the Center for Experiential Learning with key civic, community, cultural, and business organizations to advance community development goals through experiential learning partnerships.
– Advises undergraduate students from all majors on community-based learning opportunities, particularly service-learning courses and other experiential learning-related opportunities, through individual consultation, class-based presentations, workshops, and online resources.
– Develops and presents service-learning workshops and other resources to prepare students for service-learning and other community-based learning opportunities.
– Serves as a resource to faculty for developing reflection structures to enhance student learning in all community-based courses.
– Coordinates, tracks, and reports on students’ community-based learning, attainment of learning outcomes, and achievement of community outcomes for engaged coursework through establishment and maintenance of University data management system.
– Implements course- and site-based assessments of community-based learning experiences, and other program evaluation tools for students, faculty instructors, and community partner organizations.
– Coordinates promotion of and special events related to service-learning, community engagement, and other community-based learning opportunities for students, including workshops, panels, site visits, or other programs.
– Coordinates community-based learning exhibitions at the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium , a symposium of community-engaged learning featuring students, faculty and staff work in the community, as part of the Weekend of Excellence.
– Continually evaluates new and ongoing community sites/partnerships as suitable for student placements, projects and research through service-learning classes and other community-based learning experiences.
– Builds CEL on-line tools and resources for students, faculty, and community partners engaged with experiential learning.
– Offers and facilitates EXPL 290 Seminar course each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) to provide students with a general elective Engaged Learning course for service-learning engagement in the community.
– Performs other duties as required.

Apply directly online at www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59230

 

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Executive Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning, College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks applications for an innovative and strategic leader for the position of Executive Director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research, a twelve-month administrative position. The Executive Director serves as the campus leader for community engagement and reports to the Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the considerable strengths of the Center, while shaping the future direction of community engagement at TCNJ.

Responsibilities

▪   Provide leadership and strategic planning for the College’s community-engagement activities, programs, and initiatives.

▪   Develop and administer community-engagement opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

▪   Build and maintain strategic partnerships, across campus and with community members and organizations, in support of community-engagement opportunities for TCNJ students, faculty, and staff.

▪   Lead activities and initiatives that foster the incorporation of best practices into community-engagement efforts by TCNJ faculty and staff.

▪   Lead the assessment of community-engagement activities, programs, and initiatives.

▪   Manage, mentor, and support the Center’s leadership team.

▪   Manage the Center’s budget and seek extramural funds to support the Center’s activities.

Qualifications

Required

▪   Masters degree.

▪   At least five years of experience in community engagement, civic engagement, or service learning at an institution of higher learning.

▪   Record of success in a leadership position related to community engagement, including budgetary experience.

▪   Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners.

▪   Record of building strategic partnerships, both across campus and with community partners, in support of community-engagement opportunities for students and faculty.

▪   Ability to collaborate with faculty as academic leaders in community engagement and engage them in developments in the pedagogy and scholarship of community engagement.

▪   Success in securing external funds to support community engagement.

Preferred

▪   Terminal degree (strongly preferred).

▪   Record of scholarship in community engagement and leadership.

▪   Experience in the development and implementation of strategic plans.

▪   Involvement in assessment of community-engagement programs at an institution of higher education.

▪   Leadership in regional or national organizations or networks focused on community engagement.

About TCNJ

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. Emphasizing a residential experience for its over 6,800 undergraduates, TCNJ also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English for 650 students. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence, and TCNJ faculty members are teacher/scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. The College is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The Princeton Review ranked TCNJ 6th in the nation based on overall student satisfaction, and 19th for how well different types of students (backgrounds, ethnicities) interact at the College. TCNJ has been awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10% of colleges and universities nationally, and the first-ever Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research for master’s level institutions from the Council on Undergraduate Research. The College ranks 32nd among U.S. master’s colleges and universities for the number of study-abroad students (IIE Open Doors Data), with annual participation by over 450 students. TCNJ is located within roughly an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College’s campus has 39 major buildings set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty (ranked 7th in The Princeton Review).

Community Engagement at TCNJ

Community engagement is a high priority at TCNJ, representing one of TCNJ’s five Signature Experiences and required of all first-year students as part of the College’s general education program. TCNJ’s commitment to community-engaged learning has earned it the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research is the administrative home for the College’s community-engagement activities that integrate educational experiences with community service, student development, and civic participation. From its origin a decade ago, the Center has expanded from two full-time staff members and 12 Bonner Community Scholars to nine full-time staff, four AmeriCorps members, and over 100 Bonner Community Scholars – making it the largest Bonner program in the country. The Center recently developed a five-year strategic plan and has begun its implementation.

The Center works in close collaboration with over 30 community partners to provide community-engagement opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. In the past academic year, the Center supported community-engaged experiences for over 1,200 first-year students, 703 students in 41 upper-division courses, and 39 internships at 19 community partner sites; these activities involved roughly 50 faculty members. The Center brought in $1 million in external funding during the last academic year and is a partner in the highly successful Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy and Trenton Prevention Policy Board initiatives.

Contact Information

This position carries the state title of Executive Director and is a non-aligned position. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or C.V., and a list of at least three professional references electronically to jo…@tcnj.edu. Applications received by October 19, 2016 will be given full consideration, but review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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Associate Director of Programs, The Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University

The Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) at Rice University offers co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities to Rice students with the central mission of fostering engaged citizenship. We encourage and engage in long-term, multi-program community partnerships that empower students and community organizations to effect positive change in their communities.

Position Summary
• Develop, implement, and manage experiential civic leadership programs focused on a specific geographic region and directly relevant to the CCL
• In particular, develop introductory experiential learning programs and/or courses intended to develop civic leadership through engagement with Houston community partners
• Teach up to three credits of coursework
• Assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs
• May lead special projects or initiatives, serve as the team’s direct report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships, develop and lead workshops, and advise graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants
• May also have the opportunity to teach additional courses and/or serve as the CCL undergraduate advisor

Qualifications
• Education Required: Master’s Degree
• Type of Experience:
o Professional experience in undergraduate education at a college or university; in government; or in a community- or service-oriented non-profit organization
o Experience fostering civic leadership through community-based research, service learning, social entrepreneurship, or advocacy.
o Experience in teaching and/or facilitation
• Experience Preferred:
o Experience building partnerships with government and community organizations and/or faculty
o Experience advising students
o Program assessment

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit:
jobs.rice.edu/postings/8495

 

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New Voters Project Campus Organizers (NC)

The elections next fall are rapidly approaching and the people elected will make decisions about issues we care about – like jobs, the economy, college affordability and the environment.  We are working to make sure that students turn out to the polls in a big way on Election Day, so we can raise our voice on the issues we care about. That’s why we are hiring organizers to run non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaigns on college campuses across the country next Fall.

Our Future. Our Voice. Our Vote.

What’s in store for our future? Will we be able to get jobs, and pay off our bills and our student loans? Will the big issues of our day, like protecting our environment, student debt, or big money in politics get dealt with, or will they keep getting kicked down the road, only to get bigger and harder to solve?

One thing is for sure, we know a better future isn’t going to happen if we just sit around waiting for it. We can’t expect our elected leaders to pay attention to the issues we care about, or for things to start moving in the right direction if we don’t make ourselves heard. That’s why we need to vote. So on Election Day we need to show up, and show up big. It’s pretty basic: If we’re going to be heard, we all need to work together, raise our voices together and vote together.

What is the New Voters Project?

For forty years, we’ve built a legacy of recruiting, training, and inspiring young people to engage in democracy. We believe that for our democracy to work, young people need to be engaged. And the first step to engaging young people is exercising their voice at the polls. The New Voters Project is the largest non-partisan, on-the-ground young voter mobilization effort in the nation. Since 1984, we have helped to register more than 1.7 million young voters and made over one million personalized get-out-the-vote contacts.The New Voters Project is a project of PIRG Campus Action.

The New Voters Project Campus Organizers will:

  • Run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign in a campus community. Campus Organizers recruit and train a cadre of volunteers to register 18-29 year olds, collect pledges to vote from 18-29 year olds who are already registered to vote, and contact all of these young people to turn out to vote on Election Day.
  • Educate students and train new leaders. Campus Organizers teach citizenship and organizing skills. Campus Organizers also oversee an internship program, through which students can earn academic course credit for their work to boost youth voter engagement.
  • Build a coalition. Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people, such as the student government, college president, College Republicans, College Democrats and others, to boost youth voter turnout.

APPLY ONLINE at http://workforprogress.org/job-board/?entry=333

SALARY & BENEFITS:

The target annual compensation for this position is $25,000. The Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

PIRG Campus Action is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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Faculty position in Non-profit Theory & Management, Portland State University

The Department of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University is seeking candidates for an Assistant or Associate level tenure track faculty specializing in Nonprofit Theory & Management, to start fall 2017. If you are looking to join a department that has an open-minded, multi-disciplinary faculty with a long and committed history for community-engaged teaching and research please consider applying.
Find more information and apply here, or see the attached position description.
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Program Administrator, Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service, NYU

New York University is hiring a Program Administrator within the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service. The Program Administrator is a professional level staff member who works as a member of the Service team to develop and implement service/civic engagement related programs and services including alternative breaks, ongoing and one-day volunteer opportunities, special events, retreats, social media and marketing, online publications, and workshops. The position consults and partners with University offices and external organizations to develop and implement service/civic engagement programs and events, and provides advisement and special services for student leaders, clubs, and organizations.

A key component of the position is to directly oversee the planning, logistics, training, and development of NYU’s alternative breaks program. Each year, the NYU alternative breaks program sends over 200 students across the country and the world to create an impact on a community in need through direct service. Through learning and practice, students explore the theory of integrating service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in their communities.

To learn more about Service at NYU, visit: https://www.nyu.edu/students/getting-involved/leadership-and-service/volunteer-service.html.

Candidate applications to be submitted before September 9.

Position Posting:

https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/2254/program-administrator/job?hub=10&mobile=false&width=960&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

 

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Program Director, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, Georgetown University

This position coordinates Georgetown’s literacy and educational initiatives at CSJ, including the DC Reads Program and the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning.

 

https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20160781

 

 

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