1. Help Kansas Support Our Troops, Veterans, and their Families. AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with the Community Blueprint Network.
HandsOn Kansas State seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve in a Community Blueprint Coordinator position for the Community Blueprint Network (CBN). The position is full-time, full-year and is located in Manhattan, KS. The position is being made available to HandsOn Kansas State through Points of Light and the American Legion Auxiliary Call to Service Corps.
The CBN is a project of a collaboration of organizations to help communities better organize their private and public resources and services to be more responsive to the needs and strengths of the military community (servicemembers, veterans, and their families). The CBN will guide community leaders in assessing the capabilities and needs of the military community in their local area and the assets of the military and civilian communities, and then, working in a collaborative and focused manner across the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, to improve the provision of resources and services to the military community.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal program that provides opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service toward poverty alleviation. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve through nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and other community organizations. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents age 18 and older. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance, relocation assistance, student loan forbearance, a health care benefit, child care for those who qualify, and access to life insurance. After successfully completing their term of service, they receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $5,500 or a cash stipend of $1,500. The education award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions. More information about the program can be found at http://www.americorps.gov.
To apply for a Community Blueprint Coordinator assignment with HandsOn Kansas State, please visit http://www.americorps.gov/ for the following information and materials:
- Assignment Information and Contact Information – Click the “For Individuals” tab; then click “Advanced Opportunity Search;” then enter “Call to Service Corps/Community Blueprint (Field-KS”) in the program name field.
- AmeriCorps VISTA Online Application – Click the “Are You Ready? Join AmeriCorps” link.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or, religion. Veterans and relatives of veterans and military servicemembers are highly encouraged to apply.
2. Clemson University’s National Dropout Prevention Center seeking Executive Director
The National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University seeks a highly accomplished, dynamic leader to serve as executive director. The executive director of the National Dropout Prevention Center will also serve as the executive director of the National Dropout Prevention Network and is a member of its board of directors. This is a unique opportunity to lead the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, providing vision and leadership to fulfill its mission at this pivotal point in the NDPC’s history.
For detailed information:
Dr. Sam Drew, formerly the Associate Director of the NDPC, has been named Interim Executive Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center.
3. Washington University’s Brown School (St. Louis) seeking post-doctoral research associate in volunteer civic service
The Brown School seeks applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship that will be affiliated with the School's Center for Social Development and the University's Gephardt Institute for Public Service.
This post-doctoral opportunity is designed to develop scholars with advanced knowledge of volunteer civic service, including service learning, national service, and international service. A special emphasis is placed on the role of service in primary, secondary, and higher education. The programs, curricula, and research under study will also provide the opportunity to learn about university-community engagement strategies. This is a one year post-doctoral opportunity, which is negotiable for up to a two year appointment.
Research Associates will:
- Develop skills in research project development, implementation, and analysis.
- Author and co-author scholarly publications. Participate in the preparation of grant proposals.
- Submit grant proposals that advance her/his research agenda.
- Exposure to innovative local, national, and international service learning programs and curricula in such fields as social work, public health, art and architecture, political science, and/or business.
- Develop research, practice, and policy related forums and conferences, if applicable during the appointment.
- Learn from expert mentors across higher education.
- Receive salary, associated benefits, and a stipend for travel to one conference per year.
We invite applicants who have practice and/or research experience in volunteer service. Advanced methods and statistical skills training are required. Applicants must have recently obtained a doctorate in social work or a related discipline, and be a permanent resident or a US citizen. Women and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit via email a cover letter stating your research interests and career objectives and how this post-doctoral fellowship will advance them, along with a curriculum vita and three references to Professor Amanda Moore McBride at email@example.com. Application review begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Amanda Moore McBride, PhD
Associate Dean for Social Work and Associate Professor
Director, Gephardt Institute for Public Service
Research Director, Center for Social Development
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
4. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten seeking Director of Service-Learning and Community Affairs
This hybrid role will teach and have administrative responsibilities serving as the primary link between the community and our medical students. This is consistent with the University’s desire to produce physicians with a lifelong commitment to community service. The Director will assist faculty members with incorporating service learning into existing courses, build and maintain partnerships with community agencies, provide students with supervised credit bearing service learning opportunities which support their professional identification and understanding of the social responsibility implicit in a physician’s role, and assist the wide variety of extracurricular student organizations in developing service learning projects which directly address the health needs of Saint Maarten residents.
Qualifications include a doctoral degree Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent and experience working with medical or health related professional students in service learning initiatives and/or programs.
We seek candidates with progressive success in developing service learning projects and establishing collaborative relationships with community and governmental agencies which support student engagement, service and learning.
More information available here: http://www.compact.org/events-jobs-grants-more/jobs/director-service-learning-and-community-affairs-%E2%80%93-american-university-of-the-caribbean-school-of-medicine/17336/
5. University of Connecticut’s Office of First Year Programs & Learning Communities seeking EcoHouse Program Coordinator (UPC V)
Under the direction of the Executive Director of First Year Programs and Learning Communities, the Program Coordinator will coordinate day-to-day administrative activities and provide support for a dynamic program. S/he will assist with the planning and administration of the EcoHouse Learning Community, where undergraduate students with similar interests live together in a residence hall and participate in academic and service learning projects related to environmental and sustainability issues
Responsibilities include: coordinate general office operations; process and maintain paperwork and records; coordinate administrative and technical support for faculty, staff and students in carrying out the mission and objectives of EcoHouse; coordinate promotion and publicity and effectively communicate information to cultivate partnerships across and beyond campus; assist faculty director in identifying and developing grant proposals or fundraising activities for enhancement of EcoHouse; maintain records, data, and website; compose correspondence and compile data to assist with reporting and assessment of program activities; maintain databases and email distribution lists; assist in coordinating student applications and placements; guide and support students in service learning projects; coordinate and facilitate student research and internship opportunities; plan and coordinate outreach programs, seminars, workshops or other educational events; may participate in first year experience course(s); assist in selection of, and work with, Resident Assistants (RAs) and Student Mentors who assist with courses; may hire, supervise, and train student support staff; coordinate and occasionally join students in activities such as educational hikes and field trips; and other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science studies, sustainability or related area; three to five years related experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of administrative methods and functions within higher education or environmental contexts; demonstrated ability to independently provide general program support; good interpersonal and organizational skills; good writing and communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision and resolve problems efficiently, effectively and independently; good computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database management, and an ability to learn new software as necessary; may be required to work occasional evenings and/or weekends; and may be required to travel occasionally to regional campuses.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in field of environment and sustainability; demonstrated supervisory and advisory ability; familiarity with college student development and adult learning theory; experience fostering community and inter-campus partnerships and collaborations; demonstrated ability to coordinate programs and service events.
This is a full-time 12-month position. Interested applicants please apply by using Husky Hire. Please upload a current resume, letter of application, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Visit http://lc.uconn.edu/jobs.php for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
6. AmeriCorps seeking Youth Enrichment Program Coordinator
“Making Veteran Priority” Program through the Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation (TCAC) AmeriCorps Program
The mission of the BOOST Programs is to combat educational injustice by providing engaging, scholastic programming for the students of Jefferson County in order to increase academic performance, enhance character development, and promote college access. The BOOST Programs run in collaboration between the Bonner Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman College and the Jefferson City Housing Authority (JCHA). Recent development and growth of the programs have allowed for further expansion and a need for more staff.
- Full-time position (1,700 hours)
- Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the BOOST academic enrichment program
- Program design, development, and expansion
- Tutor recruitment and training
- Community Partner relationships
- Academic enrichment curriculum
- Mentor student leaders
- College degree preferred, or in the process of completing
- Age 17+ to apply
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Pass a NCIC background check and sex offender check
- Strong communication, organizational, and planning skills
- Willingness to work sometimes long and/or odd hours
- Work closely and professionally with students, staff, faculty, college administrators, and community partners
- Be open-minded and flexible
- Compassion towards marginalized populations and Appalachian communities
- Commitment to excellence and self-improvement
- Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging academic environment
- Must be available during most hours of the program: 1-5pm Monday-Friday
- Living allowance: $12,100
- Education award: $5,550
- Up to $300 per month for child care services
- Free basic health insurance with 50% Rx reimbursement
- Professional development training
- Access to Carson-Newman resources
- National network of support through AmeriCorps
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume with 3 references immediately to:
Dr. Nicole Saylor
Attn: BOOST Program Coordinator Application
About AmeriCorps: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/ac_member_guide.pdf (PDF)
Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation: http://www.tcac1.org/
Carson-Newman College: http://www.cn.edu/
We welcome applications from applicants of all backgrounds and locations. However, applicant must have US citizenship to enroll in AmeriCorps.
7. Duke University seeking Assistant U.S. Director, Coach for College Program
Duke University is seeking a professional to fill the position of U.S. Assistant Director for the Coach for College program. Coach for College is a sports development program in which American college athletes and Vietnamese college students teach sports, academic, and life skills to adolescents in rural areas of Vietnam during three-week summer camps. Coach for College is currently housed at Duke University under DukeEngage. This is a full-time, 12 month exempt position.
Oversee the marketing of the program to American college athletes and relevant university staff, as well as the selection and preparation of unpaid volunteers serving as American "coaches" and American College Directors. A given program site has four, three-week camps involving 32 American student-athlete coaches and 8 American College Directors, who are returning second-year participants. The summer 2011 program was held at two sites in Vietnam.
Facilitate marketing and selection of U.S. participants in partnership with American universities; work may involve domestic business travel (15%)
Manage and track participant enrollments and compliance with preparation requirements for each three-week session (15%)
Develop marketing materials and campaigns (physical and online) designed for U.S. individual and company donors (10%)
Supervise and facilitate personal fundraising among American College Directors, coaches, and alumni, and record and track donations made by or obtained from these groups (10%)
Arrange and oversee health care provisions for youth and college students during the camp, and procure flights, visas, and health and liability insurance for American college athletes, and work with Vietnamese staff to ensure in-country living conditions and health care arrangements are satisfactory for the American participants and adhere to quality and safety guidelines (20%)
Serve as the Health and Safety Coordinator onsite in Vietnam during the Coach for College program from late May through mid-August (about 12 weeks) and implement program’s safety protocol and crisis management plan as necessary; assignment involves extensive non-routine and weekend work (25%)
Oversee the program’s communications to U.S. university staff, parents, and American student-athletes (5%)
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills
generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Experience networking, marketing, and fundraising for a program of
similar size and complexity required.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Apply online at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/external.php . Refer to requisition number 400554356.
8. Purdue University seeking EPICS University Coordinator - West Lafayette - Engineering Projects in Community Service
The University Coordinator of the Engineering Projects In Community Service (EPICS) program is dedicated to the national and international dissemination of EPICS. Work with the Director, Co-Directors and Administrators of EPICS to develop and execute a strategic plan for and management of the Purdue-led University EPICS Program. Coordinate multi-university projects and activities, assist other universities to develop and institutionalize EPICS and build national partnerships with corporations and organizations. Maintain EPICS visibility through communications with stakeholders, websites and media outlets. Work with the Engineering Advancement Office, the University Development Office, and the Engineering Communications Office in their efforts to develop and implement strategies for raising operating funds and endowments for the Purdue EPICS program. Advise Purdue EPICS teams and guide students through the process of addressing the needs of their community partners and assess students and assign grade. Coordinate Purdue's Global Engineering Program including coordinating logistics of student international travel and visits from global partners.
- Bachelor's degree.
- At least five years of experience required in one of three areas or a combination: 1) development of strategic plans, operating plans and budgets, fund raising, organization of advisory boards, conferences, and high-profile events, marketing and public relations, maintaining contacts with university programs, technology related organizations and corporations, maintaining broad network of contacts that include CEO's of corporations, heads of foundations, etc., or 2) faculty experience or staff position working with engineering faculty on academic and curricular efforts, experience across multiple engineering departments or majors, or 3) service-learning coordination and implementation including working with faculty from multiple disciplines to integrate service-learning by engaging communities to meet needs locally or globally, development or advancement experience.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work with a diverse set of people from industry, the community, the university, and foundations.
- Must be a motivated self-starter who will take the initiative in designing programs, writing proposals, and organizing efforts needed to increase the success, visibility and resources of EPICS program.
- Master's Degree.
- A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
- FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
- Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting Period.
- Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.
More on the position can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/opportunities/index.html
9. Southwestern University seeking Director of Civic Engagement
Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Director of Civic Engagement. This is a full-time, eleven-month position with benefits reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculty through the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration. The purpose of the Office of Civic Engagement is to collaborate with students, faculty, and the greater community to move beyond traditional practices of volunteerism, service, activism, and community-based learning.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: managing the daily operations of the Office of Civic Engagement; partnering with faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses; providing leadership and expertise in establishing and sharing best practices for community-based learning pedagogy with faculty members, students and community partners; cultivating and sustaining multi-layered community partnerships that give the campus community opportunities to participate in a wide range of civic engagement and community-based learning activities; developing programs and projects that allow students to learn about social and public issues as engaged citizens and through the lens of the chosen discipline; providing research and writing grants that support civic engagement and community-based learning activities; developing and implementing assessment programs for community-based learning projects; writing internal and external reports on civic engagement; raising awareness about local issues and needs that can be actively and effectively address by campus community members; and serving as a liaison between campus and community partners.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree and at least five years of work-related experience with community-based learning and civic engagement in a college environment; demonstrated leadership in collaborative settings; understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty; experience partnering with faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses; experience developing and writing reports/grants for various constituencies; demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and constituency groups including administrators, faculty, students, staff, community partners, and other external constituents; strong communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and manage detailed work.
Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, three-weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.
Interested persons should submit a letter of interest that includes salary expectation and salary history; a resume/curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Director of Civic Engagement, Job #439, Human Resources Office, Southwestern University, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F