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Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Programs, Davidson College

Davidson College seeks an Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Programs. This is a full-time, 12 month Student Life professional within the Davidson College Center for Civic Engagement responsible for coordinating service leadership curriculum and events, directing the summer Education Scholars program, overseeing all aspects of the Federal Community Service Work-study program and advising the alternative breaks program. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Community Service & Bonner Scholars and works collaboratively with other staff in the Center to advise student organizations through the Civic Engagement Council, cultivate and sustain relationships with community partners, and design curriculum modules for student leaders.

The following are the key responsibilities of the position:
Develop service leadership curriculum and coordinate events (e.g., workshops, retreats) for service leaders through the Center.
Direct a 9 week summer immersion program (Education Scholars) – including the recruitment, curriculum development, training and placement of the Scholars. Outreach to key community partners to host the Scholars and maintain relationships in the community members to enhance experience for all Scholars. Responsible for key logistical details of the program.
Advise service-based leadership groups
Oversee the Federal Community Service Work-Study (FCSWS) program
Oversee the implementation of Alternative Break trips over Fall and Spring Breaks and related programming.
Write and edit web-based and print publications and assessment reports.

Position Qualifications: Master’s Degree in higher education, education or non-profit related field required. At least 2 years related experience working with college students in the area of civic engagement, community service or community-based learning preferred. Experience with program design, development and assessment. Ability to build relationships with a wide range of audiences including nonprofit partners, foundations, students, staff and faculty. Strong communication skills. Appreciation for role that liberal arts institutions play with the community. Familiarity with web tools.

Application Process: Interested individuals must apply through the Davidson College Human Resources website at  by completing an online application and uploading a resume and cover letter tailored to the position. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

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Director of Civic Engagement, University of East London

The primary responsibility for this position is to manage the operations of the Institute of Civic Engagement. This involves partnering with academic staff and students to develop and implement community-based learning projects, providing leadership and expertise in establishing and sharing best practices for community-based learning pedagogy. With academic staff, students and community partners, this person will cultivate and sustain multilayered community partnerships that give UEL opportunities to participate in a wide range of civic engagement and communitybased learning activities. The person will develop programmes and projects that allow students to learn about social and public issues as engaged citizens and through the lens of various discipline and will also engage in research and writing grants that support civic engagement. The person will develop and implement assessment programmes for community-based learning projects; writing internal and external reports on civic engagement; and raise awareness both internally and externally about UEL civic engagement initiatives. The person will also coordinate the work of Continuum and the Noon Centre to support the mission of the Institute.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Community Engagement, University of Notre Dame

The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a full-time, two-year postdoctoral research fellow who can begin work in August 2015 or before.


Founded in 1983, the Center for Social Concerns is an academic institute at Notre Dame that fosters student and faculty engagement in issues of social concern and justice. Each year, approximately 1,000 undergraduate students enroll in over 25 Center-facilitated courses built on community engagement. Students are placed at sites in the local community, across the United States, and internationally. To enhance such efforts across the University, the Center offers course-development grants, research awards, and consultation to faculty and graduate students in each College.

The Center conducts research on the impact of such initiatives on students’ personal, ethical, and professional development, including understanding of Catholic social tradition. Research fellows collaborate with faculty and staff to build research initiatives, co-facilitate national studies, supervise undergraduate research assistants, publish in an array of venues, and participate in grant writing.


1. To strengthen the Center’s capacity to fulfill its research agenda.
2. To make use of existing Center data and collect new data assessing the impact of community-based learning efforts on students and local communities. The fellow’s research should result in the publication of scholarly manuscripts and research articles.
4. To assist the Center with the development and writing of reports and the creation of instruments for the assessment of programs and student learning. The Center is developing university-wide assessment tools and related impact measures, to which the Fellow may contribute.
3. To offer one course each year that is consistent with the Center’s mission and builds on the Fellow’s area of expertise: for example, a course that helps students learn relevant research skills, address a community issue, or foster diversity education.


1. Strong research skills (both quantitative and qualitative methods, preferred)
2. Record of publication (including abilities to conceptualize, collaborate, and move to closure)
3. Experience/interest in higher education, engaged pedagogies, and/or applied research
4. Ph.D. in field consistent with research and teaching at the Center (e.g., psychology, sociology, higher education, peace studies, or like). Degrees from interdisciplinary programs welcome.

Salary: $39–43,000/year, plus benefits Reporting: Position reports to Director of Research

The review process will begin March 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please send the following items electronically to Jay Brandenberger at cntrres {at} nd(.)edu: 1) letter of interest describing experience, research goals, and project potentials, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample of scholarly work (publication or professional writing sample), 4) relevant course syllabus (optional), and 4) contact information for three professional references.


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Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Program Manager

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. We publish technical journals, sponsor conferences, develop technology standards, and support the professional interests of more than 400,000 members. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world-changing technologies – from computing and sustainable energy systems to aerospace, communications, robotics, and healthcare – to engineer a better tomorrow.

The overall purpose of this position is to establish Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE as the flagship program for IEEE that empowers members to develop sustainable technical solutions that impact communities around the world. The incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for expanding and institutionalizing the program and managing the day to day operations. S/He will assume a leadership role in cultivating partnerships with non-profit/non-governmental organizations, developing educational resources and establishing a mentoring program. The role reports to a Senior Manager and manages no direct reports. This position works under general guidelines on overall business strategies and objectives; and is authorized to approve program expenditures within limits determined by the Educational Activities Department.

Essential Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Manages the planning, strategic implementation and delivery of the overall EPICS in IEEE program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of IEEE EAB (Educational Activities Board)
  •  Identifies and develops new opportunities and partnerships to support the strategic direction of the program
  •  Develops and implements short-term and long-term goals and objectives and measurable methodologies to successfully operate and evaluate the program
  • Designs and administers the processes and systems needed for the submission, screening, committee evaluation, and funding recommendations for the identification and selection of projects. Serves as the point of contact with vendor to oversee maintenance of the system.
  • Develops, plans, organizes and executes educational materials and training events (virtual and in-person)
  • Designs and executes a mentoring program to enhance the engagement of volunteers, undergraduate and high school students in the program
  • Devises and implements effective and efficient strategies to expand pre-university education products and services

Relationship Management

  • Seeds, cultivates, maintains and grows relationships with numerous external partners including but not limited to, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, higher education institutions, funding agencies and donors
  • Supports the work of appropriate committees, e.g., PECC, EPICS in IEEE Committee
  • Manages the working relationship with the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE Development Office
  • Liaise with other IEEE OUs to foster collaborations between departments

Program Branding, Communications & Fundraising

  • Leads the development and implementation of a brand presence (i.e., web presence, print and electronic media, participation in conferences, meetings, social media etc.) for a) promotion and publicity, b) dissemination of projects, and c) knowledge sharing and networking
  • Supports the implementation, in cooperation with the IEEE Foundation, of an effective and multi-faceted communications plan for EPICS in IEEE that integrate into the IEEE Foundation’s overall communications and marketing plans
  • Identifies, plans for and represents IEEE and EPICS in IEEE at relevant venues and events around the globe
  • Collaborates with the IEEE Development Office to design, execute, and manage a comprehensive fundraising program to achieve the desired annual and long-term fundraising objectives for EPICS in IEEE. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, preparation of funding proposals and solicitation materials, identification of prospective donors, donor cultivation, and stewardship activities and initiatives

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Develops, maintains, collects, analyzes and reports quantitative and qualitative program metrics and evaluations criteria, in cooperation with IEEE Research, and recommends changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
  • Ensures the program has a sound business plan, operates within the approved budget and timeline, and all financial records are up to date.
  •  Responsible for monitoring and approving all budgeted program expenditures as regulated by signing authority limits.
  • Responsible for preparation of compelling and persuasive presentations and reports, IEEE & IEEE Foundation Boards, Committees, IEEE Leadership on program activities

Education and Experience:

  •  BA/BS degree in related area
  •  5+ years of related professional experience in project management, student engagement, community development, and/or non-profit program coordination.
  •  Grant management, community outreach experience desirable
  •  Knowledge of service learning would be helpful
  •  An understanding of not-for-profit organizations and working with volunteer, boards and committees is a plus.

Skills & Other Requirements:

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  •  An understanding of engineering, technology and computing is a plus.
  •  A background in community engagement activities is preferred.
  •  Must possess outstanding managerial and interpersonal skills
  •  Experience and skill in developing and delivering effective presentations to a variety of audiences is preferred.
  •  An understanding of IEEE is a plus.
  •  May be required to travel domestically/internationally.
  •  Must have sensitivity to domestic, international and cultural protocols
  •  Must be proficient in the use of or understanding of Office Suite Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) and Google Docs
  •  HTML/web and blogging software (e.g., WordPress, Drupal) and Social Media Vehicles and Management tools (e.g., FB/Twitter/Hootsuite/Bitly) experience is a plus
  • Individual must be self-motivated, disciplined, and organized
  • Demonstrated abilities in applying business solutions to changing needs
  • Capacity to work across the organization.
  • Must demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism when dealing with sensitive and/or confidential matters
  • Positive, proactive work attitude

For information on work demands and conditions required for this position, please consult the reference document, “Physical, Mental, and Work Environment Standards for IEEE Positions.” This position is classified under Category I – Office Position.

IEEE is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Please direct questions and inquiries to Francine Demeno at



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Special Assistant to the Presidents for Campus Community Partnership, University of Utah

Bring your passion for collaboration to a community-based leadership role with the University of Utah. Exceptional opportunity for an individual with a track record in developing partnerships between various constituencies, such as, west Salt Lake City residents, community leaders, public and private sector agencies and University of Utah leadership, students and staff. Please visit the department website at and more information and application at the link below.

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Director of Academic Engagement, University of North Georgia

The Director of Academic Engagement will be responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating service-learning initiatives designed to promote community engaged learning by students, as well as scholarship and teaching by faculty. S/he will report directly to the Associate Provost for Research & Engagement and Chief Research Officer.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Three years previous experience in service-|earning including knowledge of service-learning theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of current issues and future directions in higher education, service-learning and civic engagement
  • Knowledge of scholarship of teaching and learning. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Implement University Strategic Plan in regards to service-learning. Confer with the Associate Provost for Research and Engagement on service-learning planning, programming, and budgets
  • Serve as a campus resource on service-learning and community-engaged scholarship
  • Collaborate with the Office of Regional Engagement and the Center of Global Engagement to develop and coordinate community based partnerships that create service-learning opportunities and offer faculty development to increase their knowledge of the values that service-learning provides
  • Develop training curricula and other resources to assist faculty engaged in service-learning, community based research, and other forms of engaged scholarship
  • Maintain ongoing data collection.
  • Work with state, regional, and national service-learning agencies and organizations.

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Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Service-Learning, University of South Carolina

The Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Service-Learning works as a member of the Office of Student Engagement to research, develop, implement, and assess initiatives to support and enhance the practice of service-learning and community engagement at the University of South Carolina. The Assistant Director collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, campus partners, academic units, and local non-profits to enhance student learning and engagement. The position requires someone with strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of teaching pedagogy and student development theory, the ability to work collaboratively, and an understanding of the complexities of higher education administration. The Assistant Director is supervised by the Director of Student Engagement, located in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support at the University of South Carolina. The Office of Student Engagement’s mission is to encourage students to engage in learning without limits both within and beyond the classroom. Through partnerships with academic and student affairs units, the Office fosters integrative learning and assists students in connecting to University resources and programs. The Office coordinates several high-impact areas including Service-Learning, Domestic Study Away, the Sophomore-Year Experience along with other engagement research and initiatives. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in higher education or a related field and 5 years of professional experience. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at Requisition Number: 008484

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