Monday, August 29, 2016

Midwest Eco 2016: submission deadline extended to Friday, September 9

[Announcement from SCRA-L]

Hello everyone,

Midwest Eco is extending the submissions deadline to September 9. See below for more information.

Additionally, if you are sure that you are traveling to Chicago this October 14-15, please check our lodging page for information on local hotels, hostels, and other arrangements, as well as options for getting to the conference location. This map will update as we find more possible lodging locations. As a reminder, booking earlier gives you a better chance of getting an ideal location at a lower price, especially given that fall can be a busy time for Chicago conferences. 

More information about the conference will be posted on the website as we have it. Be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. We update the site as soon as we have the information! Currently we are working on getting registration up and running.

All questions should be directed to Thank you!


We are inviting submissions to the 40th Annual Midwest ECO Conference: Building Diverse Communities for Change, focusing on engaging and building diverse perspectives with the goal of social action and change. Diversity is emphasized in the stakeholders involved—practitioners, community members, academics, and others—, the identity characteristics welcomed and acknowledged for their strengths, as well as the diverse systems and ideologies mobilized. As such, this year’s conference emphasizes sharing ways in which we enlist the collaboration of entities that may have different beliefs and experiences, incorporating knowledge of the context in which diverse groups function, and ways in which we work together despite differences and find common ground, question, and explore to create change.
Proposals should be an abstract of no more than 200 words. Uploading your presentation, poster, workshop text, etc. is optional; only the abstract is required for the September 9th deadline.
Preference and special consideration will be given to proposals aligned with this year’s theme. Ideas for ways in which your submission may relate to the theme include:
§  How diverse stakeholders are involved
§  How diversity is conceptualized from a strengths-based perspective
§  How diverse perspectives, theories, and ideologies are utilized
§  How context of diverse groups is acknowledged
§  How the above relates to social action or change
Types of Submissions accepted include:
§  Posters: Posters can demonstrate projects, collaborations, and empirical research.
§  Workshops: Facilitators lead a workshop inciting reflection, conversation, or consideration by teaching skills, techniques, etc.
§  Presentations and Symposia: Presenters share their work in a lecture-based format individually or in groups.
§  Roundtables: Authors facilitate a conversation or debate, providing a brief introduction and open-ended questions for attendees.
Application deadline: Friday, September 9
Crystal Steltenpohl

Position at Georgetown University

[Announcement from he-sl listserv]

Hi all,

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service at Georgetown University is seeking a new Program Director, DC Reads. This position coordinates Georgetown's literacy and educational initiatives at CSJ, including the DC Reads Program and the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Please see the position description below and share this posting with anyone who may be interested.

Take care,


Program Director of the DC Reads Program in the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) at Georgetown University.
The Program Director, DC Reads is a full-time position responsible for connecting Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through literacy tutoring programs and learning about education policies, practice, and advocacy. The position oversees and supervises the DC Reads Program, which provides for effective tutoring and learning for elementary school-aged youth. Coordination of the DC Reads Program requires creating and maintaining strong school site relationships and community partnerships; recruiting volunteers, hiring, training and supervising part-time university student volunteers that provide literacy tutoring and mentorship in DC Public Schools, community centers, and other community partners; curriculum development; and program assessment.
This work also includes collecting, reviewing, analyzing and reporting on research and issues in education. This work has both a national and local focus and is used to guide and support CSJ’s work in education. During the summer months this position is responsible for working in coordination with other CSJ staff and campus units to provide Georgetown students structured opportunities in social justice, particularly around the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning. 
The Program Director is the direct supervisor of the STEM Afterschool Program Coordinator. The position will oversee the program’s quality and build upon the strengths of the program. The position contributes to the coordinator’s professional development and provides strategic guidance to the program’s development and operations.
The Program Director leads the Center’s efforts in learning about education policies, practice, and advocacy. The position disseminates this information to inform the Center’s education work and in collaboration with relevant campus partners and faculty.
The Program Director participates in Center for Social Justice activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities.
Georgetown DC Reads is a tutoring, mentoring and advocacy program for 1st-5th grade students who are a grade level or more behind in literacy skills. The program began in 1997 as the University’s response to the passage of the America Reads Act, a literacy initiative established to improve reading proficiency for all elementary students by engaging college students as volunteer and Federal Work Study-funded tutors. Twenty-four student coordinators lead the program through which over 200 Georgetown students a semester have weekly tutoring commitments at nine sites in Ward 7.
The Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL) is an eight-week summer program open to undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a meaningful experience engaging in educational issues by working in a classroom setting. SITL partners with DC Public Schools’ summer schools, community centers and other nonprofit organizations to reduce summer learning loss and provide academic enrichment opportunities to underserved youth.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, social work, urban studies, or a related field.  A master’s degree and a three years experience in community-based education or literacy programming (or comparable experience) are preferred. 
  • Knowledge of educational issues, lesson planning, and curriculum development; training experience; volunteer recruitment and management experience; fiscal management experience; advanced organizational skills; and good interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience with university culture, student development, and the DC metropolitan area are preferred.

Ray Shiu, Associate Director

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Georgetown University
1421 37th Street, NW
Poulton Hall, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20057
202.687.8834 | 202.687.8980 (fax)

Nonprofit Faculty Search Opportunity: Community-engaged Department at PSU

[Announcement from he-sl listserv]

Dear community-engaged colleagues,

The Department of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University is seeking candidates for an Assistant or Associate level tenure track faculty specializing in Nonprofit Theory & Management, to start fall 2017. If you are looking to join a department that has an open-minded, multi-disciplinary faculty with a long and committed history for community-engaged teaching and research please consider applying. 

Find more information and apply here, or see the attached position description.

Best regards, Kevin

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

(503) 725-8136

Thursday, August 25, 2016

4th Int'l SL Summit 10/23 - 25th at KSU [Thematic focus - Global Learning and Cooperative Development Partnerships]

[Announcement from he-sl listserv]

Dear Colleagues: 

On behalf of program summit program chair, Dr. Eric Hartman and the other amazing colleagues working to produce this year's summit, we invite you to join us at the 4th International Service-Learning Summit this October 23 - 25 at Kansas State University.

What is the ISL Summit Series?

Based on feedback from previous Summits and considerable popular press on international volunteering and its harms to vulnerable populations, as well as leadership examples in the UK form the London School of Economics, this year's Summit will have a strong focus on advancing our collective understanding of ethics, the importance of our examples, and how to move forward a truly ethical approach to global service-learning. 

What's happening at this year's Summit?
Check out the program in full here

We look forward to seeing you there.


Mary F. Price, PhD.
Director of Faculty Development
Center for Service and Learning

IUPUI Office for Community Engagement 

Position Announcement: Senior Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs

[Announcement from he-sl]

Good afternoon,

Our office is hiring for a Senior Assistant Director to oversee a newly formed program area for our office. We have had a long-standing summer civic engagement internship program and a Community Service FWS program that pairs JHU students with local non-profits and local government entities, and now we are looking to fold these programs under a strategic umbrella. The position will also interface with other JHU offices that deal with neighborhood-level initiatives and external constituencies. They will also help launch a new program that will connect students with opportunities to support neighborhood community organizing efforts and local advocacy and educational campaigns. The position will supervise an AmeriCorps VISTA (working on economic opportunity programming) as well as the director of the summer internship program  (the Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs).

Interested applicants can apply here: (position #309343).


Gia Grier McGinnis
Associate Director

Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern
Center for Social Concern Building
3103 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21214
410-516-6773 (phone)
410-516-5123 (fax)