Friday, September 23, 2016

Exciting Opportunity at Loyola University Chicago- Associate Director, Center for Experiential Learning

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Exciting Opportunity at Loyola University Chicago- Associate Director, Center for Experiential Learning (Service-Learning)

Please share this exciting opportunity at Loyola University Chicago with colleagues who may be interested and qualified. The Associate Director, Center for Experiential Learning (Service-Learning), will lead the community-based learning initiatives including the service-learning program at Loyola University Chicago. The quick link for qualified applicants is:

·         A master's degree (PhD preferred) in any one of the following areas is required: Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling or Special Education
·         Five years (or more) of relevant experience working with community-based learning, service-learning, and faculty development
·         Experience with college students and community-based organizations is required. 
·         Experience implementing community-based learning initiatives working closely with faculty is required. 
·         Demonstrated understanding of experiential learning and specifically community-based learning (service-learning) programs is essential. 
·         Previous professional or volunteer work within faith-based community agencies is preferred. 
·         Ability to embrace, promote and articulate Loyola University Chicago's Jesuit Catholic identity. 
·         A commitment to academic excellence, social justice and service, values-based leadership, global awareness and diversity. 
·         Ability to work effectively with faculty of all disciplines, community agencies, and undergraduate students in a holistic manner with an enthusiasm for providing student-centered services in the Ignatian tradition. 

Responsibilities (not an exhaustive list)
The Associate Director will assist the Director with the overall operations of the Center for Experiential Learning, including service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and learning portfolios. Primary responsibilities for the Associate Director will be to:
- Supervise community-based learning initiatives in the Center for Experiential Learning, including the Service-Learning Program
- Supervises other community-based learning initiatives (academic internships and community partnerships) working with other CEL personnel closely
- Administers Service-Learning Program, including developing community placements or projects, cultivating and maintaining relationships with faculty and academic departments, and student development staff, supporting students enrolled in service-learning courses, and communicating with key constituents on service-learning policies and procedures university-wide.
- Advances community-based learning across the university as part of academic courses and the curriculum, connected to the Engaged Learning University Requirement.
- Contributes to community partnership development, relationships maintenance, and tracking of campus-community partnerships.
- Develops and facilitates community-based learning workshops and other resources for faculty instructors to foster best practices and communicate policies and procedures for service-learning.
- Meets with faculty, departments, and schools to aid in implementing service-learning in their course or curriculum.
- Supports the Director in representing the Center for Experiential Learning with key civic, community, cultural, and business organizations to advance community development goals through experiential learning partnerships.
- Advises undergraduate students from all majors on community-based learning opportunities, particularly service-learning courses and other experiential learning-related opportunities, through individual consultation, class-based presentations, workshops, and online resources.
- Develops and presents service-learning workshops and other resources to prepare students for service-learning and other community-based learning opportunities.
- Serves as a resource to faculty for developing reflection structures to enhance student learning in all community-based courses.
- Coordinates, tracks, and reports on students' community-based learning, attainment of learning outcomes, and achievement of community outcomes for engaged coursework through establishment and maintenance of University data management system.
- Implements course- and site-based assessments of community-based learning experiences, and other program evaluation tools for students, faculty instructors, and community partner organizations.
- Coordinates promotion of and special events related to service-learning, community engagement, and other community-based learning opportunities for students, including workshops, panels, site visits, or other programs.
- Coordinates community-based learning exhibitions at the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium , a symposium of community-engaged learning featuring students, faculty and staff work in the community, as part of the Weekend of Excellence.
- Continually evaluates new and ongoing community sites/partnerships as suitable for student placements, projects and research through service-learning classes and other community-based learning experiences.
- Builds CEL on-line tools and resources for students, faculty, and community partners engaged with experiential learning.
- Offers and facilitates EXPL 290 Seminar course each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) to provide students with a general elective Engaged Learning course for service-learning engagement in the community.
- Performs other duties as required.  

Apply directly online at; please DO NOT email resumes or cover letters.

Best regards,
Dr. Patrick M. Green

Director, Center for Experiential Learning                             
Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning                               
Loyola University Chicago   
P: (773) 508-3366    

Meet you at K-State | 4th ISL Summit ​ | Oct. 23-25

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Join this growing and vibrant community of practice and come to the 4th International Service-Learning Summit at Kansas State University where together we’ll take on the most critical issues at the intersection of higher education, global learning, community development and community-campus partnership (locally and internationally).

View the programregister now and book your hotel.

The 4th ISL Summit is hosted by the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. Co-sponsors include Cornell University, Duke University, Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Notre Dame.

On behalf of the sponsoring universities, we hope to see you in Manhattan (Kansas)!


Rachel Tomas Morgan 
Associate Director | Center for Social Concerns
Director & Assistant Professor of the Practice | International Engagement
Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
136 Geddes Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556
Main 574.631.5293 | Fax 574.631.4171 | Direct 574.631.9404
Email: | Skype: racheltomasmorgan

Job Posting: Executive Director, Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research, TCNJ

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The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) seeks applications for an innovative and strategic leader for the position of Executive Director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research, a twelve-month administrative position. The Executive Director serves as the campus leader for community engagement and reports to the Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the considerable strengths of the Center, while shaping the future direction of community engagement at TCNJ.


   Provide leadership and strategic planning for the College's community-engagement activities, programs, and initiatives.
   Develop and administer community-engagement opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
   Build and maintain strategic partnerships, across campus and with community members and organizations, in support of community-engagement opportunities for TCNJ students, faculty, and staff.
   Lead activities and initiatives that foster the incorporation of best practices into community-engagement efforts by TCNJ faculty and staff.
   Lead the assessment of community-engagement activities, programs, and initiatives.
   Manage, mentor, and support the Center's leadership team.
   Manage the Center's budget and seek extramural funds to support the Center's activities.



   Masters degree.
   At least five years of experience in community engagement, civic engagement, or service learning at an institution of higher learning.
   Record of success in a leadership position related to community engagement, including budgetary experience.
   Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners.
   Record of building strategic partnerships, both across campus and with community partners, in support of community-engagement opportunities for students and faculty.
   Ability to collaborate with faculty as academic leaders in community engagement and engage them in developments in the pedagogy and scholarship of community engagement.
   Success in securing external funds to support community engagement.


   Terminal degree (strongly preferred).
   Record of scholarship in community engagement and leadership.
   Experience in the development and implementation of strategic plans.
   Involvement in assessment of community-engagement programs at an institution of higher education.
   Leadership in regional or national organizations or networks focused on community engagement.

About TCNJ
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. Emphasizing a residential experience for its over 6,800 undergraduates, TCNJ also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English for 650 students. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence, and TCNJ faculty members are teacher/scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. The College is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The Princeton Review ranked TCNJ 6th in the nation based on overall student satisfaction, and 19th for how well different types of students (backgrounds, ethnicities) interact at the College. TCNJ has been awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10% of colleges and universities nationally, and the first-ever Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research for master's level institutions from the Council on Undergraduate Research. The College ranks 32nd among U.S. master's colleges and universities for the number of study-abroad students (IIE Open Doors Data), with annual participation by over 450 students. TCNJ is located within roughly an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus has 39 major buildings set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty (ranked 7th in The Princeton Review).

Community Engagement at TCNJ

Community engagement is a high priority at TCNJ, representing one of TCNJ's five Signature Experiences and required of all first-year students as part of the College's general education program. TCNJ's commitment to community-engaged learning has earned it the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research is the administrative home for the College's community-engagement activities that integrate educational experiences with community service, student development, and civic participation. From its origin a decade ago, the Center has expanded from two full-time staff members and 12 Bonner Community Scholars to nine full-time staff, four AmeriCorps members, and over 100 Bonner Community Scholars - making it the largest Bonner program in the country. The Center recently developed a five-year strategic plan and has begun its implementation.

The Center works in close collaboration with over 30 community partners to provide community-engagement opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. In the past academic year, the Center supported community-engaged experiences for over 1,200 first-year students, 703 students in 41 upper-division courses, and 39 internships at 19 community partner sites; these activities involved roughly 50 faculty members. The Center brought in $1 million in external funding during the last academic year and is a partner in the highly successful Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy and Trenton Prevention Policy Board initiatives.

Contact Information

This position carries the state title of Executive Director and is a non-aligned position. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or C.V., and a list of at least three professional references electronically to Applications received by October 19, 2016 will be given full consideration, but review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Posting: Rice University Center for Civic Leadership Seeks Associate Director

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Dear HE-SL,

Rice University in Houston, Texas is currently hiring for an Associate Director of Programs. The Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) at Rice University offers co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities to Rice students with the central mission of fostering engaged citizenship. We encourage and engage in long-term, multi-program community partnerships that empower students and community organizations to effect positive change in their communities.

 Position Summary
·      Develop, implement, and manage experiential civic leadership programs focused on a specific geographic region and directly relevant to the CCL
·      In particular, develop introductory experiential learning programs and/or courses intended to develop civic leadership through engagement with Houston community partners
·      Teach up to three credits of coursework
·      Assist in the cultivation and management of university-community partnerships, faculty partnerships, and alumni networks that enrich civic leadership programs
·      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
·      May also have the opportunity to teach additional courses and/or serve as the CCL undergraduate advisor

·      Education Required: Master’s Degree
·      Type of Experience:
o   Professional experience in undergraduate education at a college or university; in government; or in a community- or service-oriented non-profit organization
o   Experience fostering civic leadership through community-based research, service learning, social entrepreneurship, or advocacy.
o   Experience in teaching and/or facilitation
·      Experience Preferred:
o   Experience building partnerships with government and community organizations and/or faculty
o   Experience advising students
o   Program assessment

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: 

Lauren Caldarera

Associate Director
Center for Civic Leadership -MS 200
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Phone: 713-348-6409
Fax: 713-348-5885

MLK Day Grants due in one week!

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Just a final reminder for your Friday! If you have questions, join us on Monday’s technical assistance call.

Campus Compact member institution staff, faculty, and students are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $3,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects that alleviate hunger and/or support veterans.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to register and attend our final technical assistance webinar.

A recording will be made available on the site along with other technical assistance resources.

Register for the Monday, September 26, 2016 webinar.

The MLK Day Community Partnership Project is led by Iowa Campus Compact, with support from New York, North Carolina, Mountain West, and Wisconsin Campus Compacts). It is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The goal is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as "day off," but a "day on." The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers. Projects will focus on food security (including meal packaging and food donations) and support for veterans.


Emily J. Shields
Executive Director
Iowa Campus Compact
Office: (515)235-4684

Mobile: (515) 321-6024