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Program Director, Tufts Innovation Institute, Tufts University

The Tufts Innovation Institute (TII) is a thematic institute broadly reaching the all three Tufts campuses in an effort to develop and promoted interdisciplinary research. TII was established to harness the expertise, experience, and ingenuity that exist at tufts university and to provide the environment necessary to take a global lead in uncovering the best, most creative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. TII brings an exciting startup approach to programs and projects. TII’s goal is to be both innovative and integral to tufts. TII will establish a legacy of successful, impactful outcomes for multi-campus multi-disciplinary holistic projects. It will establish a new way for faculty to work together. TII will be at the leading edge of education, research, and impact.

In the startup phase, this selected individual will play a role in shaping the organization structure and administration including developing business and operating plans and convening an Advisory Board, Steering Committee and Executive Committee. As the organization stabilizes, this individual will manage the programs finances, staff, communications, and program policies and procedures.

The Program Director designs and develops vision, goals and objectives for a university Program. S/he outlines strategy and implementation plans, designs data management systems and writes grants and proposals for continued or new funding. This individual oversees financial management of budgets, grants and contracts; manages marketing strategies, publicity and external relations; designs and delivers seminars, lectures and special events and manages staff and financial resources and represents the program to the university community and outside constituents. S/he may also oversee research, management of study subjects, data analysis and results and writes articles for publication and may manages support for students and provides counseling and advising as needed.

Basic Requirements: Master’s degree in related discipline and 8-10 years of program or project management experience OR PhD and 5 years’ experience. Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in a related field of study.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Assistant Director – Civic Engagement Program, Northeastern University

The Civic Engagement Program (CEP) began in 2008 with a first-year class of 84 students and was designed to ensure Northeastern student scholars not only excelled academically, but through CEP had the opportunity to grow as civic-minded individuals who give back through service to our local and global communities.  Today, the program has grown dramatically to serve over 900 scholarship Student Scholars. Each Scholar is required to serve 100 hours of community service each year that they are enrolled at Northeastern. For first-year students, there is a highly structured program which includes training, reflections and a weekly service partnership with a local community based organization.  For upper class students, there is a system of accountability, support, as well as service and networking opportunities to support Scholars in earning the required amount of hours.

The Assistant Director, Civic Engagement Program serves as a member of the Center of Community Service. The primary responsibilities of this position include working with the Associate Director for Service & Community Partnerships to ensure students and community-based organization participants in the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) are appropriately supported through their service partnerships. The Assistant Director will coordinate the service of specific groups of student scholars throughout their 4-5 years at Northeastern, and coordinate a percentage of the first-year student scholars.  The Assistant Director will aid the Associate Director in the development and maintenance of campus and community partnerships associated with CEP.  The Assistant Director, will also aid with the recruitment, support and facilitation of student leadership roles for CEP and tracking and assessment of the program.  Additional responsibilities include, supporting the Center of Community Service in the facilitation of major events and initiatives, as well as serving as a liaison and representative at internal and external meetings and conferences as requested.

The Assistant Director, Civic Engagement Program will report to the Associate Director for Service & Community Partnerships.


• Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience working with students in a higher education or service setting. • Strong advising, communication, and organizational skills. • Demonstrated success in implementing and coordinating service initiatives. • Experience and interest in designing/revising and implementing program assessment and evaluation. • Understanding of community service/engagement, social justice, and student development. • Experience working in a collaborative team setting. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, diverse, and urban environment. • Familiarity with the Boston community desirable.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Adjunct Instructor, Global Studies and Public & Community Service Studies, Providence College

The Global Studies Department and Public and Community Service Studies Department at Providence College seek applications for a joint full-time one-year faculty adjunct position starting Fall 2014.  As our student body, and majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, strong interest in student-centered, cross-cultural, interactive pedagogy, and publicly engaged scholarship is essential.

An evidence of passion for teaching, along with familiarity and experience with engaged pedagogy and service learning are required. We encourage applications from motivated masters degree holders, although PhDs in a discipline or interdisciplinary field related to global studies and/or community studies will be given preference. The faculty adjunct is expected to teach four courses per semester, including introductory courses in global studies and public/community service, along with some upper level courses that may be able to be shaped toward expertise of candidates.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact person: Dr. Nicholas Longo, Chair of Global Studies,



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Government and Civil Society Programs Manager, UC Berkeley Public Service Center

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Public Service Center, the Programs Manager oversees three internship programs: Cal in the Capital, Cal in Local Government, and Volunteers in Tax Assistance, which also includes a spring break service trip. Portfolio responsibilities include:

Program Management

Within each of the following three programs—all co-led by students—the Manager will hold the vision for the program, including student learning outcomes and community partner impact; coach and mentor Student Directors around best practices in recruitment, selection, class facilitation, partner and alumni relations, and peer advising; serve as liaison to and manage relationships with key campus and community partners; and foster opportunities for greater alumni involvement:

–Cal in the Capital (CITC) is an internship program that annually has supports 70 UC Berkeley students in obtaining summer internships in Washington, DC since 1965. Interns participate in a spring semester academic course, and live in the “UC Washington Center” over the summer.

–Public Service Internship/Cal in Local Government (CLG) places 25 students in internships focused on public policy and research with government offices in the East Bay.  PSI is a grouping of three Center internship programs bringing together CLG and programs focused on nonprofit and community organizing partnerships.

–Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) is a year-long program that allows student volunteers to provide free income tax return preparation to low income working families in the East Bay through 10 community partner sites.

Promote Center’s Government and Civil Society Pathway

–Connect the Center’s pathway programs (above) with academic offerings, co-curricular offices, and career opportunities across campus.

–Serve as liaison to the Career Center, UCDC program, ASUC Senate, campus Vote Coalition, and other campus units and student efforts along the pathway and that promote public service internships.

Required Qualifications

–BS/BA degree in related area or 3+ years of related professional experience in student services, community development, internship development, career counseling and/or non-profit program coordination.

–Knowledge and demonstrated experience in student leadership/student development in theory and practice in higher education.

–Experience working with communities of color with an understanding and appreciation for multiculturalism and issues facing underrepresented students.

Preferred Qualifications

–MPP in Public Policy, MS/MA in Student Affairs, Counseling in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Non-Profit Administration, or related field.

–Three years of experience with government offices at any level and/or nonprofit/community-based organizations.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Hiring range is $52,000-$62,000/annually.

See, job posting #17681 for full description

First Review Date for this job is April 21, 2014

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Program Manager, Pennsylvania Campus Compact

PACC is searching for a full‐time Program Manager to lead, guide and support the AmeriCorps- funded PACC*VISTA program which is aligned with PACC’s strategic initiatives. The Program Manager will provide leadership to the PACC*VISTA program through the administering and developing the PACC*VISTA projects, serving as a liaison between PACC and its national service partners, and increasing PACC’s capacity to serve its members.

The best candidate for this position will be someone who has a passion for public service and a keen commitment to reciprocal partnerships with all constituents. The candidate values collegiality, humor, and reflection, clear and consistent communication and works well independently as well as a member of a team. Ideally, the candidate will be an independent worker, capable of taking initiative and seeing projects through to their completion.

Of note, we are seeking someone who has some maturity in grant design and management as well as building relationships among multiple constituents including our grantor (CNCS), our host site campus administrators, as well as VISTAs. PACC operates a VISTA program grant with 25 host sites across our state.

Learn more here: PACC Program Manager

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Program Officer: Student Programs, Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC Chapel Hill

This position will manage the daily operations, planning and execution of several student programs, including (but not limited to) the Buckley Public Service Scholars, Community Engagement Fellowships, and Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships. The duties of this position include program development and implementation, supervision and advising, general administration, and external relationships and partnerships. The position is classified as EPA non-faculty and reports to the Associate Director of the Center.

A detailed job posting, including required qualifications and instructions for submitting an application, is available at:

The Carolina Center for Public Service is a pan-university center reporting to the Office of the Provost. The mission of CCPS is to engage and support the faculty, students and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. The Center strengthens the University’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

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Assistant Director of Student Activities for Community Service and Greek Life, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, high achieving environment with an active, intelligent, and motivated student population. Boasting over 200 student organizations, a fraternity/sorority community that makes up nearly 35% of the student population, and students who perform over 30,000 hours of community service annually, this position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional interested in gaining skills in student activities, fraternity/sorority life, and community service.

For a full position description and to apply online go here: While the position will remain open until filled, priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply prior to April 11, 2014. If you or colleagues are attending ACPA, WPI will be participating in Career Central.

For any questions about the position, please contact search committee chair, Christine Girouard, Associate Director of Student Activities,


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