Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Job Opportunity Research Associate

[Announcement from SCRA-L]

Dear SCRA members,

I'm happy to share that my team is hiring for a Research Associate. This would be a great opportunity for a fellow community psychologist who enjoys combining research and practice on the ground in Latino communities.  Please share widely and feel free to email me directly if you have any questions.

Here is a little bit about Casa de Esperanza's National team:

We are the national institute on domestic violence focusing on Latin@ communities.  As a leading, national Latin@ organization, Casa de Esperanza puts community at the center of everything we do.  Founded in 1982 to provide emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence, today, we continue providing critical and innovative services and support in our Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women and men, to informing the work of the National Latin@ Network to shape public policy, research, and best practices in the field. The National Latin@ Network provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US, as well as in Latin America. We organize national and regional events. We engage in federal and state public policy advocacy and conduct research on issues that affect Latin@s in the US and abroad.

And the research team:
As the leading national Latin@ domestic violence organization, Casa de Esperanza is committed to research and evaluation that promotes social justice in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault. The National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change is one of the cornerstones of this work and prioritizes research and evaluation methods that elevate the voices and realities of Latin@ communities. The center’s work is complemented by an advisory council of nationally recognized researchers and academics with extensive expertise in a variety of fields of specific relevance to Latin@ communities. http://www.nationallatinonetwork.org/research
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice and ...

The job description here and attached:


Rebecca Rodriguez, PhD
Manager, Research and Evaluation
Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Call for Papers: Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology

[Announcement from SCRA-L]

We would like to invite you submit manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (JSACP). This open access Journal promotes deep reflection on community change and system transformation in which counselors, psychologists, and other human service professionals play a role. JSACP aims to highlight ‘engaged scholarship’ and the very important social change work done by professionals and activists that would not normally find its way into publication. The journal attempts to break down the divide between theory and practice in one of the most critical areas of our work: social transformation toward social and ecological justice and peace.

The journal features four unique sections:
1. Activism and Advocacy
2. Education and Training
3. Policy and Theory
4. Program Development and Evaluation

Articles submitted to JSACP are subjected to a blind review. We currently accept articles in English and Spanish. As a fully open access journal, all articles are available free of charge on the JSACP website. To submit an article and to learn more about the journal, visit: http://jsacp.tumblr.com/

For further information, email the editors (editorjsacp@bsu.edu)

JSACP is sponsored by Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Counselors for Social Justice.

Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D.
Co-Editor, JSACP

Pamela Valera, Ph.D.
Co-Editor, JSACP

Job: Asst Director, Student Organizations + Leadership Development @ Center for Social Justice, GU

[Announcement from he-sl listserv]

Greetings Colleagues,

Hope you are all well. While this job posting is not specifically in course-based "service-learning," certainly you may know and have folks in your networks who might be interested. It is a great job, in a very lively Center (that also houses engaged scholarship + community-based learning), with great colleagues. See attached PDF.

Andria Wisler, Center for Social Justice

Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Leadership Development - Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service
Georgetown's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

The Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, serves four important functions for CSJ:
  • Connects Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through student organizations and oversees the work and leadership development of CSJ's Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) and student organization leaders.
  • Coordinates campus-wide social justice one-time events that integrate social justice work across CSJ's programs, student organizations, research, and curricular work - engaging, coordinating, and advising student leaders and coordinators in the event management and planning, including: CSJ's Fall Leadership Retreat, Days of Service programming, Fall Fest, and Spring Fling.
  • Manages CSJ's advising of student organizations and leadership development of organization leaders, and builds staff members' capacity to effectively oversee and advise student organizations through leadership development and direct advising of ABSO members and officers and creating the advising strategy and infrastructure for CSJ advisors and content advisors.
  • Coordinates and supports special projects as directed by the Executive Director and other CSJ events, including CSJ's Open House, Options Fair, Careers for the Common Good, CSJ Celebration, and Social Justice Send-Off, in partnership with GU partners; participates in CSJ activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities; and assists in building and strengthening ties with other departments within the University.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in higher education student affairs, student development, student leadership development, special events planning, training, education, social service, volunteer management and/or community organizing.- experience working with and advising college students, volunteers and diverse communities a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work some weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver's license
Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled. Please contact Ray Shiu, CSJ Associate Director, ray.shiu AT georgetown.edu, if you have any questions regarding the position.