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Associate Director in the Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University

Reporting to and under the general direction of the Director of Programs and Partnerships, the Associate Director will develop, implement, and manage experiential civic leadership programs focused on community-based research and design in a specific geographic region and directly relevant to the Certificate in Civic Leadership. This work will be completed as part of a cross-geographic and/or cross-program team of other CCL staff colleagues.

The Associate Director will also teach up to three credits of coursework. S/he will assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs. S/he will work directly with faculty to develop academically grounded research and design projects that benefit the community. The Associate Director 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. S/he may also have the opportunity to teach additional courses and/or serve as the CCL undergraduate advisor.


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Executive Director, NC Campus Compact

North Carolina Campus Compact (1) assists member institutions in improving teaching, learning and research that prepares students for lives of civic engagement and service to society; (2) serves as the unified voice for North Carolina higher education for civic engagement; (3) provides opportunities for presidents to share their commitment for higher education’s civic purposes and to play key roles in the national movement toward greater civic engagement; (4) improves collaboration and builds partnerships at the state and national levels among institutions of higher education, governmental and volunteer agencies, foundations, and others committed to public and community service; and (5) identifies and makes available resources, forums, and information to member campuses to achieve these common purposes.

Appointed by and reporting to the Executive Board of North Carolina Campus Compact, the Executive Director is the principal administrator of the organization and the liaison to the national Campus Compact network and member institutions. The Executive Director oversees the staff and with them works to accomplish the organizational mission, build membership, provide resources, manage programs, and interact with other partners throughout the state.

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Director Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Wright State University

Wright State University seeks a dynamic, high energy professional to serve as the Director of Service- Learning and Civic Engagement. Wright State is a comprehensive research university with approximately 17,000 students, offering more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 50 Ph.D., master’s and professional degrees. Wright State is located near Dayton, Ohio, with a branch campus on Grand Lake St. Mary’s in Celina, Ohio. Wright State has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past four years in recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

The Director of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement will provide leadership for the promotion, development, support and assessment of service-learning and engaged civic learning initiatives at Wright State University, including the Engaged Citizenship Studies Certificate program. In support of the university’s mission to “transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve,” the director collaborates with academic departments and other campus units to provide meaningful community service that prepares students for lifelong participation in democratic society as informed and civically engaged citizens. The director works to expand the presence of service-learning in the curriculum and supports faculty and students in developing and implementing service/community-based learning and research. The director actively cultivates and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations to address community-identified needs and to create a wide range of opportunities for faculty and students to engage in community-based learning and civic life.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or higher in an academic discipline
• Minimum 5 years experience teaching service-learning/community-based courses
• Experience in service-learning/community-based research/scholarship
• Experience with working with diverse student, faculty, and community partners
• Evidence of strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in an academic discipline
• Experience in service-learning/community-based program management and/or service-learning assessment
• Attainment of tenure or similar academic achievement
• Experience in writing and managing grants supporting service- learning projects and programs.

To apply go to by September 30, 2014 for first consideration. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Assistant Director of Campus Life for Community Engagement, Georgia College and State University

Georgia College and State University, the state’s only designated public liberal arts college, is seeking an Assistant Director of Campus Life for Community Engagement (Assistant Director for The GIVE Center). A full job description and application requirements are available at To apply, please visit this page and search for the position posting under Full Time Staff Positions (position number is 0601210). Duties of the position include volunteer management, large service event planning and execution, staff supervision, development of community partnerships and marketing/social media. For more information about The GIVE Center, visit

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Community Engagement Coordinator, Intercollegiate Department for the Asian American Studies (IDAAS), Pomona College

This position acts as a liaison between IDAAS and community partner sites and assists IDAAS with community-based internships, research, and partner development. This position solicits prospective community partners, maintains relationships with existing community partners, coordinates an effective program for recognition, involvement, and stewardship of community partners and student internships; creates and maintains a web-data base regarding Asian American community organizations near the colleges and provide resources for jobs, fellowships, internships in Asian -American communities, public services, and social justice organizing.  This position will also locate and write small grants to support community-based learning initiatives by coordinating programming on campus with community-based partners while managing student interns and distributing an e-newsletter that includes compiling and updating the email list of interested students, faculty, and staff.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and one or more years of experience working with community organizations; or any combination of education and experience.

Optional Application Materials:  Supplemental materials which demonstrate qualifications for position (e.g. assessments, workshop materials, program flyers, grant applications, databases) should also be attached.


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Senior Program Manager for Undergraduate Fellowships, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University is recruiting for a Student Services Officer – Requisition ID 63950

We hope to hire by October 1. Interested candidates can view the position description and apply at

We are looking for a senior program manager to administer all aspects of the Haas Center’s Undergraduate Fellowship Program that engages over 120 students annually in quarter-long, full-time service experiences. This is an ideal position for an individual who is passionate about public service and its role in higher education, brings a diverse personal service commitment and background, and is interested in:

  •  High level strategy and program innovation as well as operational systems;
  • Creatively evolving proven programs;
  • Student advising including teaching, orientation, and reflection;
  • Risk management mitigation;
  • Marketing and outreach innovation; and
  • Teamwork with colleagues; student staff; and campus departments, centers, and programs.


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Campus Vote Project State Coordinator, North Carolina

Campus Vote Project (CVP) is a campaign of the nonpartisan Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) that is designed to empower students, faculty, and administrators with the tools they need to break down barriers to voting for college students. Approximately two-thirds of students aged 18-24 who did not vote in the 2010 elections cited lack of information reasons and not a lack of interest. CVP seeks to overcome this information deficit by providing community colleges and universities with non-partisan electoral engagement programming and empowering students with the information and tools they need as our democracy’s newest voters.

The CVP toolkit and Best Practices Guide lay out a set of specific programs schools can implement to provide students with better access to registration and voting. For example, registering students locally at freshman orientation, direct online access to registration forms and setting up a website with voting information specifically aimed at students will eliminate some of the barriers that keep students from the polls.


Position Description

Campus Vote Project will hire one Coordinator in North Carolina to work approximately 40 hours per week starting as soon as possible and through November. The Coordinator will conduct outreach to a priority list of universities and community colleges around the state contacting key administrators, faculty, and student organizations. Leveraging CVP’s network of national and state partners of college administrators, faculty and campus organizations the Coordinator will engage staff on campuses to adopt CVP best practices. The Coordinator will be responsible for establishing lasting relationships with campus leadership for the distribution of FELN and CVP materials such as voter registration guides, student voter guides, webinars, and school newspaper materials. With community colleges, the Coordinator will organize a program to develop student leaders that will conduct voter registration and mobilization campaigns both on campus and in the surrounding community. Additionally, in areas of need, recruitment for student poll workers will be conducted.

The Coordinator will be the main point of contact between campuses and FELN and CVP staff. The Coordinator will receive training from the CVP National Director and will complete weekly reporting.


  • Coordinator must have access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required.
  • History of organizing work either on campuses or with campaigns.
  • Superior communication skills: both written and oral.
  • Professionalism: Coordinator will be tasked with communicating with college administrators and partner organizations throughout North Carolina. A high level of professionalism is required at all times when working on behalf of FELN and CVP.
  • Self-motivated: Coordinator will be supervised, but a high level of self-motivation is required.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and a writing sample to

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