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Provost/VPAA
Hilbert College
Hamburg, NY

Posted 12/16/2016

 

Hilbert College is launching a national search for its next Provost/VPAA.  The provost is Hilbert's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic, student life, and related programs. While serving as the “first among equals” on Hilbert's senior leadership team, the provost will serve at a time of renewed institutional planning and in an ethos where challenging the status quo will be welcomed.

 

Hilbert is an independent college that embraces its Catholic Franciscan heritage and values. Located just south of Buffalo, the college's ability to incorporate and build on resources available in the surrounding urban area is unusually attractive. Engaging in the next iteration of a strategic plan and supporting the change that will result from the plan, the provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of this fine small college.

 

Hilbert serves a diverse student body of nearly 1,000, including traditional undergraduates, full and part-time graduate students, and students enrolled in the college's adult and evening programs. Students select from 17 undergraduate majors including highly regarded programs in criminal justice and forensic science, both of which have attracted attention regionally and nationally. The current student to faculty ratio is 13:1, allowing Hilbert to sustain its commitment to individual student achievement and transformation.

 

The provost's leadership will set the overall tone in which Hilbert's academic program is administered and embraced by all members of the college community. The college's mission and the intensity of faculty/student relationships create a meaningful platform of expectations for the provost which will include enriching the sense of community on campus, encouraging creativity and innovation, strengthening Hilbert's shared governance model, and raising the frequency of high-impact learning.

Prior to making application, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the specific attributes desired in Hilbert's next provost and the details of the application process by reviewing the Provost Search Profile at http://www.hilbert.edu/about/provost-search.  Candidates are requested to submit materials by Saturday, January 14, 2017, for most favorable consideration. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by:

 

Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.
Search Consultant
tom.courtice@gmail.com

 

Hilbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply


 

 

Provost
Capital University - Columbus, OH
Posted 11/17/2016
 

Capital University is launching a national search for its next provost.  The provost is Capital's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic, student life, and related programs. While serving as the “first among equals” on the senior leadership team, the provost will partner with recently appointed President Elizabeth Paul at an exciting moment of renewed institutional vitality and in an ethos where challenge to the status quo is embraced.

Capital is a mid-sized (3,500 students), four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school whose main residential campus is located in the Central Ohio community of Bexley, and whose Law School is located four miles west in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Located in this 15th largest city in the nation and the fastest growing city in the Midwest, Capital's ability to incorporate the resources available in this dynamic urban region is uncommonly attractive.

While engaging in strategic planning and program development within a vibrant university community, the new provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of the university. Among several agenda items, the new provost will be asked to:

  • Provide leadership to the academic programs and support for the teaching faculty while providing oversight of a portfolio of responsibilities that will enable him/her to embolden the student-centered culture of the university across all aspects of student learning;
  • Raise the frequency of high-impact educational experiences while establishing Capital as a key partner in collaborative, capacity-building community partnerships, focused on but not limited to the resources in Columbus, Ohio;
  • Develop Capital as a model for convergent teaching and learning. The new provost will be expected to nurture and enhance the campus' interdisciplinary environment at a moment when the academic structure is ready for study and redefinition;
  • Encourage creativity in developing a shared vision for Capital's academic future.  The ability to “lead by ideas” will help to further enhance Capital's learning-centered milieu;
  • Bring a crucial perspective to issues that impact the entire institution through the work of Capital's senior leadership team, including strong advocacy for an environment of holistic student learning and success.

The Provost Search Profile contains more information on the nature of this opportunity and important details for submitting an application. Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Profile at:

www.capital.edu/provost

Although applications will be accepted until the new provost is selected, candidates should plan to submit materials by Monday, January 2, 2017, for the most favorable consideration. All inquiries should be directed to: Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com, and will be held in strict confidentiality.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports
a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,
sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status,
or other characteristics protected by the law.


 

Recreation Leader - Experiential Education Coordinator
City of Seattle - Seattle Parks and Recreation
Posted 11/15/2016

Salary: $17.09 - $27.45 Hourly
Location: Various - Seattle area, Washington
Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Part-Time
Shift: Day
Department: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Bargaining Unit: PSIE, Local 1239-Recreation

Closing Date: 11/29/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
About Seattle Parks
Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department manages 6,200 acres of park land (11% of the city's land total) that comprise more than 400 parks and open areas and include a wide range of facilities and features. To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit our website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Parkways Blog.

About Camp Long and the Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit
The Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation, provides experiential and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Camp Long is a unique city park which offers overnight camping in rustic cabins, the first artificial climbing rock in the country, nature programs, and in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H, a state of the art challenge course.  The challenge course consists of portable kits, 14 low elements, two stand-alone high elements, and a hub and spoke high ropes course.

Position Overview
The Experiential Education Coordinator plans, develops, and implements experiential education programs at Camp Long supporting use of the WSU 4H Challenge Course. The Experiential Education Program Coordinator will work with 4-H staff and participants to foster life skills, stewardship of the natural world through service, develop leadership, and compassion for self and others. 
 
The work requires knowledge of the standards, best management practices, and the skills involved in providing challenge course activities for diverse groups, including the capabilities of special populations. The work requires dealing with program participants and respond¬ing to emergency situations. Specific guidelines exist for most of the work
 
The person in this position should have the have the capacity to work independently within the department, amongst various agencies and with the public. This position also performs general administrative functions and assists in the coordination of course usage and trainings.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Facilitation and Development: Identify and analyze group needs and develop/adapt challenge course programs to meet those needs. Promote and publicize Challenge Course experiential education programs through preparation of marketing materials. Participate in outreach to community-based agencies and other service providers to encourage collaborative programs. Supports coordination of course usage including contacting groups to discuss goals and best fit. Facilitates local schools, community centers and internal Park groups on 4-H Low and High Course activities.

Staff Development: Either be or become a certified 4H Challenge Course Trainer.  Training to include 4H Portable, Low and High Course facilitator trainings. Supports the progression of apprentice facilitators through observation and certification process. Supports facilitator's work and directs the preparation of challenge course use forms.

Program Assessment and Reporting: Collects, aggregates, and prepares reports from pre/ post data collection for Challenge Course. Shares survey with Parks programs incorporating the multiple use model in programing and or shares survey data from their group's visit. Collaborates with 4H and WSU (Pullman Campus) on collecting and tabulating data from course usage. Tracks course usage data for reporting and insurance purposes.

General Administrative Functions: Monitors and manages the Challenge Course scholarship budget, works with schools, non-profits, and advisory councils to promote challenge course with underserved populations.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications:
 
Requires one year of experience in a community-based recreation program and an associate degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or ex¬perience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
 
Desired Qualifications:
•    WSU 4H Certification on Low and High Course at Camp Long
•    Association of Challenge Course Technology Level 1 Certification and 200 hours of facilitation experience.
•    Experience leading/facilitating structured youth programming through NOLS, Outward Bound or similar programs.
•    Wilderness First Responder with CPR certification
•    Four-year degree in Experiential Education, Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Natural Resources, Environmental Education or other related field.
•    Experience working comfortably with people from diverse ethnic, educational, gender identities, physical, emotional and social / economic backgrounds.
•    One or more years of experience creating partnerships and/or collaborating with community groups, schools, agencies and service providers.
•    Two or more years of working with youth in classroom and/or outdoor settings utilizing experiential education concepts and facilitation techniques
•    Bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, East African languages, Chinese, or Vietnamese
•    Knowledge of various software programs including: Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, Volgistic, JotForm, registration software and other software.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Ability to drive a 14 passenger van.
May require strenuous physical activity in adverse weather conditions.
Required to lift up to 50 pounds.
Some weekends and evenings are necessary

License, Certification and Other Requirements:
Current and valid Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
First Aid and CPR Certificate required within six months of hire.

http://www.seattle.gov/jobs
RECREATION LEADER – EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR CJ

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Job #2016-01600

If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-8088
Careers@seattle.gov

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Human Resources Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.

The City is a Drug Free Workplace.


 

Recreation Program Specialist - Adventure Education Coordinator
City of Seattle - Seattle Parks and Recreation
Posted 11/15/2016

Salary: $26.23 - $30.55 Hourly
Location: Various - Seattle area, Washington
Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Shift: Variable
Department: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Bargaining Unit: PTE, Local 17-Technical Unit

Closing Date: 11/29/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description:

About Seattle Parks
Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department manages 6,200 acres of park land (11% of the city's land total) that comprise more than 400 parks and open areas and include a wide range of facilities and features. To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit our
website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Parkways Blog.

About Camp Long and the Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit
The Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation, provides experiential and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Camp Long is a unique city park which offers overnight camping in rustic cabins, the first artificial climbing rock in the country Schurman Rock, nature programs, and in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H, a state of the art challenge course.  The challenge course consists of portable kits, 14 low elements, two stand-alone high elements, and a hub and spoke high ropes course.

Position Overview
The Adventure Education Coordinator's (AEC) primary responsibility is to ensure that all participants using the challenge course elements have a safe and rewarding learning experience. Qualities that are critical in the AEC include good judgment, flexibility, patience, and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The AEC often works independently, and will supervise and work closely with the Experiential Education Coordinator on projects such as facilitator and youth training programs.
 
The AEC plans, develops, and implements adventure education programs at Camp Long supporting use of the WSU 4H Challenge Course, rock climbing on Schurman Rock, orienteering and compass programs. The AEC will work with 4-H staff and participants to foster life skills, stewardship of the natural world through service, develop leadership, and compassion for self and others.  
 
On a day-to-day basis, the AEC performs a wide variety of tasks, including risk management, low and high ropes maintenance, responding to high course rescues or medical emergencies, preparing and conducting training programs for new staff, and administrative tasks such as recordkeeping and scheduling.
 
The person in this position should have the have the capacity to work independently within the department, amongst various agencies and with the public. This position also performs general administrative functions and assists in the coordination of course usage and trainings.
 

Job Responsibilities:

Program Development: Plans, coordinates, and oversees daily outdoor/adventure recreational activities using knowledge of the WSU 4-H Challenge Program delivery system and the policies that cover its implementation. Ability to communicate program objectives to the general public. 

Staff Development: Either be or become a certified 4H Challenge Course Trainer.  Plan and provide training to include 4H Portable, Low and High Course facilitator trainings. Supports the progression of apprentice facilitators through observation and certification process. Supervise and evaluate course facilitators.  Ability to market, recruit, motivate and retain challenge course facilitators. Ability to partner with WSU King County and State Adventure Education Director faculty to coordinate 4-H Challenge trainings and activities to youth and adults.
 
Outreach and Marketing: Disseminates program information to individuals, groups and the general public; and meets with neighborhood and community groups to plan and collaborate on program offerings, especially to meet the needs of underserved communities. Prepares promotional materials for the programs such as brochures, fliers, and posters. Prepares press releases and other promotional materials for program; and submits to supervisor for review. 

Program Assessment and Reporting: Collects, aggregates, and prepares reports about adventure programming at Camp Long. Develops program assessment systems in collaboration with Youth Program Quality Assurance, WSU 4H, and Seattle Parks and Recreation Results Framework. 

General Administrative Functions: Prepares the Course for inspection and accreditation. Coordinates the general maintenance of the Challenge Course. Create and/or maintain standards for rock climbing on Schurman Rock. Prepares weekly report of all activities.  Prepares budget recommendations for program area; and monitors budget expenditures as needed.  Purchases and maintains program supplies and equipment. 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 
Requires one year experience coordinating recreation programs and a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
 
Desired Qualifications: 

  • WSU 4H Certification on Low and High Course at Camp Long
  • Association of Challenge Course Technology Level II Certification or Challenge Course Manager Certification and 500 hours of facilitation experience.
  • Experience leading/facilitating structured youth programming through NOLS, Outward Bound or similar programs.
  • Wilderness First Responder with CPR certification
  • Experience working comfortably with people from diverse ethnic, educational, gender identities, physical, emotional and social / economic backgrounds.
  • Two or more years of experience creating partnerships and/or collaborating with community groups, schools, agencies and service providers.
  • Five or more years of working with youth in classroom and/or outdoor settings utilizing experiential education concepts and facilitation techniques.
  • Grant writing and reporting experience.
  • Evaluation and analysis experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, East African languages, Chinese, or Vietnamese
  • Knowledge of various software programs including: Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, Volgistic, JotForm, registration software and other software.

Additional Information:

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Required to work outdoors in all types of weather. 
  • Potential exposure to hostile program participants. 
  • Requires long periods of standing or walking. 
  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds.

License, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Current Washington State driver's license. 
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate within six months of hire. 
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

 

http://www.seattle.gov/jobs
RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST – ADVENTURE EDUCATION COORDINATOR CJ

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Job #2016-01598

If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-8088
Careers@seattle.gov

 

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Human Resources Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.

The City is a Drug Free Workplace.

 


Coordinator of Student Engagement
University of South Florida - USF
Posted 11/03/2016

Job ID: 11669
Location: USF St. Petersburg
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
College/Division: College of Arts & Sciences
Salary Plan: Administration - Career Advisor
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Coordinator of Student Engagement is responsible for working with both employers and students to develop and maintain high quality experiential learning opportunities that benefit both the student and the employer. The Coordinator will work closely with students to prepare them for their internship experiences, supporting students as they identify and seek internship opportunities, assist with the internship for credit programs. This position will also manage social media and public relations, internship paperwork and legal agreements, and student and employer evaluation tracking. In addition to coordinating internship opportunities, the Coordinator will also connect students with organizations hiring for part and full-time employment at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Evening or weekend hours are required for information sessions and other events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employer Relations-in cooperation with the USFSP Career Center, serve as a principal point of contact for employers relevant to the College of Arts and Sciences; conduct significant and ongoing outreach to relevant employers to identify new and ongoing experiential learning opportunities. This may include attending networking events, conducting site visits, and other external activities to build new programs and sustain current relationships.
  • Student Preparation-provide intensive individual coaching to students during their internship search including resume reviews, interview practice, networking and Linked In assistance. Counsel students during their internship experience to provide support when issues arise.
  • Recruitment-Design and implement a student internship outreach plan to include job fairs, employer visits, and information sessions. Work with department chairs and faculty in the College to identify curricular opportunities for experiential learning. Ensure an appropriate presence on social media.
  • Data Tracking-Ongoing communication with employers and students to track internship placement data and completions. Work closely with faculty to ensure that all internships and other student experiential learning experiences are assessed appropriately and support the academic mission of the university. Collaborate with the Career Center and Institutional Research offices on reporting for university.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent with at least two years of experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master's degree is preferred with at least two years in a higher education/University setting with experience coordinating internships and/or significant experience coordinating career/job placement in private or non-profit settings.

Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background check.

How To Apply
Access Careers@usf at www.usf.edu. Click on the Apply Now button. When applying, you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter that addresses your interest, experience and ideas about this position as well as a resume outlining your experience.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity
USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution. Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive

Work Location
Campus map and location overview: USF - St. Petersburg Campus

About USF
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited institution and a member of the University of South Florida System. USFSP serves approximately six thousand students and is located on the beautiful waterfront of St. Petersburg. USFSP offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Business, Education, and Arts & Sciences.

Working at USF
With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Apply Here: https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=11669&PostingSeq=1


Director of Global Experiential Education
New York University Abu Dhabi
Posted 09/21/2016

Position Summary

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Director of Global Experiential Education for the Office of Global Education. 

In collaboration with faculty across the academic divisions, The Director of Global Experiential Education designs and implements programs of community-based learning and research in support of undergraduate courses in the semester and J-Term, regional academic seminars, summer programs, and visiting student programs. The Director also serves as an academic advisor for students on study away in the GNU and a member of the senior academic management team of the department.

Key Responsibilities

  • · Regional Academic Seminars:  Design and implement regional academic travel programs in collaboration with faculty program leaders.  This involves curriculum development, sourcing and cultivating educational contacts in the host sites abroad, site-specific risk management for safety and health, conducting feasibility visits with faculty, developing metrics for the assessment of experiential learning, report writing, supervision of faculty and staff for the travel programs, staff training, incident response, and budget management.   In AY 16-17, we anticipate staging 40 regional academic travel programs in 16 countries for over 600 students and faculty.   Regional academic programs take place in both semesters and the J-Term.  
  • · J-Term Abu Dhabi Program:  Design and implement the experiential learning activities of J-Term courses in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with faculty.  This involves curriculum development, sourcing and cultivating educational contacts in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, site-specific risk management for safety and health, conducting feasibility visits, developing metrics for assessment of experiential learning, report writing, supervision of faculty and staff, staff training,  incident response, and budget management.   For J-Term 2017, we anticipate staging 43 courses that feature extensive, experiential learning programs for nearly 700 students.  Planning for these courses spans the academic year (May-December---Planning for current year program.  January—Delivery of program.  February –April----Development of next year’s program.
  • · Summer Programs: Design and implement the experiential learning components of the NYUAD-funded summer programs, serving over 650 students in Summer 2016 in internships and undergraduate research from May-August.  This work involves curriculum development, risk management, supervising the Directed Summer Study Course required of all students, hiring and supervising faculty and course graders, conducting assessment of experiential learning, report writing, incident response and managing the budget. 
  • · Community-Based Learning and Research:  Semester Program:  Design and implement the experiential learning components in collaboration with faculty for courses in the academic year in Abu Dhabi.  This involves working with over 100 courses per year in sourcing and cultivating community contacts, leading faculty development workshops, managing a budget,  creating reports, setting up community-based research projects, developing mandatory community-based learning workshops for students to ensure compliance with ethical standards for community engagement, Human Subject Protocols, cultural norm preparation, and legal/health/safety protocols.    Supervise the Community Learning Specialist and Faculty Support Coordinator for Community-based Learning.
  • · Visiting Student Programs: Design and implement the programs for visiting students to NYUAD.  This involves working with the CAS Presidential Scholars, Stern Executive MBA program, and Visiting Stern and Steinhardt J-Term program—over 150 students in separate programs.  Responsibilities include setting up the curriculum, cultural orientation and integration programming, managing a budget, creating reports, setting up

Education Requirements

Essential

  • · MA in international higher education or equivalent degree in anthropology, sociology, international relations

Desirable

  • · Ph.D. in international higher education, anthropology, sociology
  • · Expertise in ethnographic field work

Experience Requirements

Essential

  • · Five years of experience in academic administration at the university level 
  • · Outstanding record of professional/scholarly contributions to the field of experiential/global education (conference presentations, papers, program awards) 
  • · Experience in setting up educational programs in developing countries
  • · Experience in academic advising of internationally diverse students 
  • · University-level teaching, curriculum/program development, and academic advising experience

Essential Competencies:

  • · Course, academic program, and curriculum development knowledge and skills
  • · Knowledge of and ability to apply the theory of experiential and intercultural learning to curriculum development and program administration
  • · Skills of quantitative and qualitative assessment of learning 
  • · Outstanding teaching skills: presentation, seminar discussion, student-centered learning activities, formative evaluation. 
  • · Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • · Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • · Ability to construct and manage a budget
  • · Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills

Desirable

  • · Experience in teaching and doing academic administration in a liberal arts education setting
  • · Experience living and working abroad
  • · Experience administering study abroad and community-based learning programs

Applicants to apply through our careers page, please use this URL: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/administration-staff/2016/07/director-of-experiential-education---global-education0.html


 

 

Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Career Services
John Carroll University
Posted 09/12/2016

John Carroll University seeks a forward-looking, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader for the position of Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Career Services. John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university providing programs of study in the liberal arts, sciences, and business. Founded in 1886, and with a current enrollment of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, John Carroll University has been listed in US News & World Report magazine’s top-ten rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 20 consecutive years. The campus is situated in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb ten miles from both Lake Erie and the thriving metropolitan city of Cleveland.

 

The assistant vice president/executive director (AVP/ED) of career services will provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive career center focused on preparing students to discern and achieve their goals during their educational experiences and ensuring they are ready to lead and serve upon graduation. The AVP/ED is responsible for articulating the center’s vision and mission consistent with institutional strategic priorities and implementing the enhancement, organization, and rebranding of initiatives designed to serve the full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. Reporting directly to the vice president for student affairs, the AVP/ED will be an integral member of the division’s senior leadership team and will also serve as a member of the provost’s council. 

 

The AVP/ED will manage and directly support the overall operations of and planning for the Center for Career services, including the selection, supervision, and development of professional and student staff; the stewardship of the center’s fiscal and facility resources; and the administration of high quality, innovative, and cost effective programs. Building a high functioning team that is poised to serve the career development, experiential, and graduate outcomes (employment, continued education, and/or service) needs and aspirations of students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Boler School of Business provides a great opportunity for the AVP/ED to demonstrate vision in action. The AVP/ED is the center’s chief ambassador and collaborates with a variety of stakeholders both on and off campus in order to nurture and expand partnerships, programs, and opportunities that will serve students from their first year to postgraduate careers. Stakeholders include faculty and staff associated academic affairs (provost, academic deans, department leadership, faculty, and academic advisors), student affairs, enrollment services, mission and identity, advancement and alumni relations, athletics, and the Center for Service and Social Action, as well as a growing network of internship sponsors, employers, engaged alumni, and parents. Partnering with advancement to expand the John Carroll Mentoring Network and to enhance and support additional alumni engagement opportunities is an important priority. Additional responsibilities include: facilitating continuous improvement and leading change to ensure the Center remains responsive to student career needs and evolving market trends; optimizing available technology for communication and delivery of services; collaborating with campus partners to strengthen experiential and internship opportunities; and implementing effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate outcomes and inform strategic resource allocation and direction. This position calls for an energetic leader who thrives on connection, collaboration, and authentic engagement with others. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary global view of careers to the role and will be comfortable with a high degree of visibility both on campus and in the external community.

 

A master’s degree is required, complemented by a track record of progressive experience that focuses on facilitating relationships to support the professional preparation and success of others and that demonstrates broad familiarity with the career interests of today’s liberal arts and business students and graduates. Demonstrated higher education experience preferred. The successful candidate must be able to identify and implement solutions to address evolving employment and educational trends affecting employers, students, and alumni; possess strategic planning skills and strong fiscal and budget management abilities; demonstrate leadership and supervisory capabilities; and bring a strategic, goal-oriented and data-driven approach to generating measurable outcomes. Other important considerations in the selection of the next AVP/ED include an enduring respect for the liberal arts tradition and an appreciation for the Jesuit Catholic values of peace, justice and sustainability; a collaborative and flexible management style; a vision for integrating current technologies and social media to support strategic objectives; a strong service orientation that is responsive to the needs of internal and external constituents; superior communication, marketing and public relations capability; an ability to partner effectively with diverse constituents; and a keen focus on students coupled with a commitment to helping them translate and leverage an exceptional education, inclusive of significant experiential learning opportunities, to achieve success.

 

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at vbs@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
John Carroll University – Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Career Services
Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate

 

Visit the John Carroll University website at www.jcu.edu

 

John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 


Executive Director of Career Development

Oregon State University
Posted 09/09/2016

Oregon State University (OSU) is Oregon’s land-grant and premier research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two universities in the United States to hold Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant designations. With 11 colleges, 15 agricultural experiment stations, 35 county extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of more than $2.2 billion. OSU enrolls approximately 30,500 students drawn from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. The University’s main campus is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 55,000 in the heart of the Willamette Valley, about 90 miles south of Portland and one hour from the Cascade Range and the Pacific Coast. Corvallis consistently ranks among the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

In anticipation of the University’s sesquicentennial in 2018, OSU is more committed than ever to the principles of access and excellence. Realizing that its graduates are the most significant contribution to the future, and in keeping with its strategic plan and vision to be one of the top 10 land-grant institutions in America, OSU will be sharply focused on increased student success from recruitment through the graduation and career development of all students. OSU seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking, and seasoned Executive Director of Career Development to play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining a comprehensive career and professional development program addressing students’ career preparation needs, linking students and alumni with opportunities leading to employment, and expanding external relations to increase alumni and employer engagement.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Executive Director of Career Development partners with academic deans and senior officers, faculty, staff, student leaders, and the alumni association—as well as employers and professional organizations—to provide strategies, initiatives, and best practices to strengthen career services for students across OSU’s academic and co-curricular learning landscape. The Executive Director leads collaborative campus-wide initiatives to ensure that students create purposeful career journeys and leave OSU as work-ready professionals prepared to engage current and future employment opportunities and challenges. Areas of particular importance for innovation and development at OSU include: student employment as a core professional learning and development activity; equitable, inclusive design of programs and services to meet the needs and goals of increasingly diverse student populations; experiential learning and internships; alumni mentoring networks; employer engagement and recruitment; and novel uses of technology and online learning to engage students, alumni, and employers. In addition to campus-wide leadership, the Executive Director oversees the Career Development Center (CDC), which serves student/alumni clients and employer customers and offers programs, services, and engagement opportunities that create a robust career learning system for all OSU students across the full arc of student careers from entry to post-graduate career outcomes. The position is responsible for budgets totaling $1 million; supervises 16 staff, including three senior staff and the CDC administrative manager; and oversees all CDC facilities, resources, and technology/software architecture and their integration with campus data systems. The Executive Director is a member of the VPSA’s leadership team and contributes to innovation, strategic planning, and leadership for the entirety of co-curricular student engagement and learning at OSU.

Minimum qualifications include master’s degree in higher education, business, human resources, or a related field; progressive leadership experience in the field of career development, talent acquisition, and/or university relations and recruiting; expert knowledge of career and professional development; demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity; demonstrated expertise in forging relations with a variety of employer and industry partners; passion for working with students; proven ability to build alliances and partner with stakeholders; the highest degree of personal integrity; and outstanding written and oral communication skills. Preferred qualifications include experience with fundraising and development; a strong record of accomplishment in fostering student success and engagement; deep knowledge of best practices in student affairs; sophisticated understanding of the integral relationship between academic and co-curricular life; knowledge of information and learning technologies in higher education; contributions to scholarship in career development in higher education; affinity for the mission of land-grant universities; and capacity to strengthen connections between a college or university, alumni, and employers.

Oregon State University has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin October 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Oregon State University – Executive Director of Career Development
James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

Visit the Oregon State University website at www.oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Provost

Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio
Posted 09/06/2016
 

Tiffin University announces its search for the newly titled position of Provost. As the chief academic officer, the Provost at Tiffin will be administratively responsible for all academic programs and a number of related activities, while also serving as “the first among equals” on Tiffin's senior leadership team. The Provost will partner with Tiffin President, Dr. Lillian Schumacher, and other members of the Tiffin University community in measurably enhancing the academic profile of the University.

Tiffin University is tenacious about the distinctiveness of its educational program. Recognized as a strong independent university focusing on professional programs of study, the importance of the academic mission and the intensity of the teaching/learning experience at Tiffin combine to create an exciting opportunity for the new Provost. There has never been a better time in Tiffin's recent history to enhance the centrality of the University’s academic program. The campus community is eager for the Provost to assume a role of advocacy for several aspects of the current program, including:

  • Strengthening coalitions among and between faculty and staff in the interest of establishing future academic objectives and programs;
  • Bringing energy to a program of continuing innovation at Tiffin, while empowering current faculty and supporting current programs;
  • Engaging directly in the development of Tiffin's next strategic plan;
  • Managing with transparency and care a wide range of academic activities, while working cooperatively with the leadership team on all-university issues;
  • Contributing directly to the enhancement of diversity and inclusiveness as key elements in Tiffin's program;
  • Understanding the evolving needs of 21st century teaching and learning.

The Provost's contribution in determining the University’s strategic directions, developing new academic ventures, and  building excitement about Tiffin's academic future will be central to his/her success. An earned doctorate or terminal degree in his/her discipline is necessary, while teaching experience (classroom and online), achievement as an academic leader, and professional experience from outside the academy are highly desirable.

Established in 1888, Tiffin offers nationally accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees on campus, online, and in several areas of Ohio.  Master's degrees are offered in several foreign countries. Since its founding, the University has been dedicated to preparing students for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership, and service. TU offers programs within three academic schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Provost Search Prospectus which contains more information on the nature of the opportunity and details about the application process at:

www.tiffin.edu/administration/provost-search

Although applications will be accepted until the new Provost is selected, candidates should plan to submit materials by Friday, October 28, 2016, for the most favorable consideration.  All inquiries should be directed to: Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com, and will be held in strict confidentiality.

Tiffin University's NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY and reporting information is available at www.tiffin.edu/institutionaldiversity/

 


Director, University Career Services
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Posted 09/06/2016

The nation’s first public university, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. Now in its third century, the University enrolls more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. UNC is situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, one of three corners comprising the Research Triangle which is home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises, as well as several outstanding higher education institutions.

The Director of University Career Services (UCS) provides the leadership and vision for UCS staff who assist undergraduate students when selecting a major and career direction, planning for their career goals, learning effective job search skills and strategies, and finding part-time jobs, internships, and employment. Staff work with current and potential employers of UNC students, and also provide assistance to graduate students to find part-time jobs, internships, and full-time employment. UCS programs include helping students learn about career fields, establishing linkages between students and employers, and providing advising to students applying to graduate and professional school. The Director is a department head in Student Affairs, participates in goal setting and strategic planning, and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Sustaining a culture of innovation and expanding the success of UCS and the students it serves are top priorities for the Director of this award winning, highly regarded centralized career center. The Director will work collaboratively with academic and student success partners across the University to develop and deliver nationally comparative best practices. As the chief ambassador for UCS, the Director will maintain a keen focus on external relations with the goal of continually expanding relationships with, and engagement of, alumni, parents, and employers to support the professional development, experiential learning opportunities, recruitment, and hiring of UNC students in key national and global destinations. Additional responsibilities of the Director include: leading a staff of 16 FTE counselors and five FTE support staff; managing an operating budget of $1.4 million; encouraging early utilization of UCS services by undergraduates; developing customized services to meet the unique career interests and needs of students across all broad market sectors, including those aligned with non-profit, emerging opportunities, and entrepreneurial endeavors; collaborating with academic advising and other University departments to create an integrated, seamless advising experience for students; creatively deploying social media and other communication channels to strengthen UCS branding and messaging with all constituencies; evaluating the technological demands and opportunities for UCS to enhance customer service, data management, and assessment; and managing a state-of-the art centralized facility as well as several satellite offices operated in conjunction with other University partners. 

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in student personnel/higher education administration, counseling, or human resources and at least ten years of professional experience in a college career services office or similar management related experience in the field of career development, talent acquisition, and/or corporate relations/corporate recruiting. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with career counseling theory, techniques, and interest assessment tools; experience delivering programs to students, parents, and employers; management and budget experience; employer relations/development experience; and knowledge of, and experience with, program assessment will be important for success. Additionally, experience in marketing, public relations, and fundraising; demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice as well as personal and professional integrity; ability to partner with others and foster a spirit of engagement; exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment; understanding of, and commitment to, diversity issues in the delivery and programs and services; and an ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs will be important in the selection of the next Director.

Applications received by September 27, 2016, will be assured full consideration. All application materials, inclusive of a cover letter and resume, must be submitted online to UNC Chapel Hill at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm (select EPA non-faculty position). Spelman Johnson is partnered with UNC on this search. For additional information and/or to nominate an individual for this position, please email Valerie B. Szymkowicz at vbs@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
UNC Chapel Hill – Director of University Career Services
Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate

Visit the UNC Chapel Hill website at www.unc.edu and the UCS website at http:/careers.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.  For a complete list of the University’s core diversity values visit https://diversity.unc.edu/our-committment/div-values/.


Associate Director, Student Engagement

University of Arizona
Posted 08/22/2016

The Associate Director is a full-time position for a collaboratively-minded educator passionate about creating opportunities for students to integrate their disciplinary knowledge, self-knowledge and practical knowledge through experiential learning. This is a brand new role, designed for a candidate comfortable working in white space to design and implement innovative programming.

Questions that will guide the work:

UA students are seeking to close the gap between the experience they have and the experience they need in a way that will give them an edge in pursuing further educational and career opportunities. How might we design immersive and integrated co-curriculum that connect students’ academic knowledge to relevant challenges in the public and private spheres, creating opportunities for students to develop and apply professional and personal skills while still in college?

Students, faculty and employers share some understanding of the skills that are important for success, though they may come to different conclusions when assessing those skills. How can the Office of Student Engagement provide opportunities and motivate students to test, improve and document their mastery of specific skills valued within and beyond the classroom (ie problem-solving, collaboration, written and oral communication)?

Faculty interested in incorporating experiential learning into their courses often find themselves sacrificing research or personal time in order to manage the logistics of these experiences and scale mentorship of students to the degree needed for successful completion of a project. How can the Office of Student Engagement provide project management, logistical, or financial support to free faculty to focus on the teaching components of experiential learning?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creation of engaged learning co-curriculum, with an emphasis on developing experiential learning that offers students the opportunity to integrate knowledge of their academic discipline, knowledge of self and practical knowledge while addressing challenges facing community organizations, employers, and campus departments;
  • Develop infrastructure for identifying and managing promising experiential learning collaborations, including matching partners with the appropriate university faculty or staff to implement student experiences and support logistics related to the partnership;
  • Develop events and supporting materials to support colleagues across campus in implementing effective project-based and skills-based learning within courses and co-curricular programs;
  • Implement budget for strategic investment in engaged learning initiatives;
  • Develop strategy for assessment of student engagement programming and reporting engaged learning outcomes and;
  • Represent Student Engagement on divisional or university committees as assigned;
  • Supervise the Sr. Coordinator, Student Engagement and Faculty Programs
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate a group of College Engagement coordinators employed by the Colleges through support from this office.

Reports to Assistant Vice Provost, Student Engagement with close working relationship with Sr. Director, Leadership and Career Education

Required: Master’s Degree AND 5+ years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, co-curricular program development, or training development. Strong interest in experiential learning, educational technology and student development. Strong project management and collaborative skills.

Preferred:

Experience developing curriculum and teaching with an experiential learning focus for college students
Experience designing or teaching online courses or training
Knowledge of student development theories and their application
Outreach or external relations experience
Supervisory experience


Service Learning Teacher

SailFuture
Posted 07/19/2016


SailFuture is seeking an entrepreneurial and passionate teacher with experience with service-learning projects to help build a paradigm-shifting high school service learning program that seeks to reinvent how we engage foster youth with criminal charges (16-18 years old). The innovative group home model takes place partly on a 65-foot sailboat named “Defy the Odds” and aims to demonstrate what happens when you empower youth with real life skills, rich experiences, and leadership/ service opportunities.

 

SailFuture is a child welfare and juvenile justice agency based in St. Petersburg, FL that works with 16-17 year old boys in foster care who are dually served by the Department of Juvenile Justice. We are not a typical child welfare or juvenile justice agency and this position is not for an educator seeking an opportunity to teach in a traditional classroom setting. We believe that it is a privilege, not a given, to be able to help break the cycle of incarceration and generational poverty in a young man's life.

 

As the teacher, you work side by side with a mental health counselor and captain to teach and develop six youth every day for 12-months. 

The teacher will have full control over their high school curriculum and the structure and specific service projects built into the service learning program. The service learning program will be fully accredited by Hillsborough County school board.

 

For the first 3-months of the program, the teacher will live with six students on a 65-foot sailboat and navigate more than 700 nautical miles around the coast of Florida. This unique approach is our key to building the trust and understanding necessary to truly change the trajectory of another human being's life.

Following the sailing journey, the teacher will stick with their six youth as a house parent for 8-months, living with the young men in a waterfront home in St. Pete. Leveraging the relationships built at sea, the teacher will help each young man continue to grow personally, professionally, and ensure the attainment of their GED or high school diploma. The teacher will serve as a house parent with a mental health counselor and two house coordinators.

 

This is a two-year position that requires a full-life commitment to the well-being and success of the kids we serve. The return is a unique opportunity to make a defined, transformational impact in the lives of some of society's most challenging youth. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Living on a 65' sailboat and a 4 bedroom home and assisting with daily living operations
  • Responsible for the educational success of all 9 youth
  • Teach service learning classes tied to each service project
  • Prepare individual education assessments for each youth
  • Develop an academic plan for high school graduation and post-secondary education opportunities based on each youth's education assessment
  • Maintain weekly reports on each youth's academic progress
  • Assist with enrollment for all youth re-entering traditional high school
  • Nightly tutoring sessions
  • Assist with job and education placement
  • Drive youth to and from school, work, doctors appointments, and other activities   

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • A passion for water, boating, swimming, or sailing
  • Bachelors + 2 years teaching experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • First Aid / CPR (provided by SailFuture)
  • De-escalation tactics (provided by SailFuture)
  • Trauma Informed Care (provided by SailFuture)
  • Offshore sailing competency course (provided by SailFuture)   

 

Compensation & Benefits

 

  • Total compensation: $45,000 base salary; Housing, food and health insurance included in compensation plan (value - $20,000)  
  • Salary: $25,000
  • Food: $8,000
  • Housing: $9,500
  • $2,500 signing bonus at start of 2nd year
  • 4 weeks paid vacation

 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to executive director Michael Long at mlong@sailfuture.org

Contact: 
Michael Long
MLong@sailfuture.org
(941) 219-9847

 


Director of Experiential Learning Program

White's Residential and Family Services
Residential Services
Posted 06/08/2016

Job Title:              Director of Experiential Learning Program

Department:         Residential Services

Employment Status:              Full-time/Regular/Exempt

Qualifications:     This person must have a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, education or related field.  Four years residential/social service and/or teaching experience is required.

Reports to:           Chief Operations Officer

Job Summary:     This position is responsible for developing and growing the success of White’s Growing Teens for Life program, enhancing existing work experience opportunities and developing new ones that build critical life skills for students and better prepare them to succeed in society upon their departure from White’s.  He or she will provide leadership for the staff involved in the program and identify new experiential learning opportunities for the students through partnerships with other leaders at White’s, the broader business community, schools, and other constituent groups. This position will provide guidance for implementing evidence based programs and developing successful outcomes.  Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.

Basic Responsibilities                      

1. Provide leadership for the Growing Teens for Life program.  This includes program development, analyzing and implementing evidence based programs, data analysis, risk management, and outcomes assessments.

2. Identify new experiential learning opportunities that align with White’s mission, the strategic plan, and the strengths of the students.  Collaborate with other staff to leverage institutional resources and enhance the outcomes of White’s existing residential programs.

3. Develop experiential learning curriculum that cultivates deep learning through the teaching of qualified staff and hands-on training in order to achieve desired outcomes across the following five critical areas:

-        General Education
-        Vocational Education
-        Life Skills
-        Financial Skills
-        Mentoring

4. Provide leadership and direction for direct reports and effectively perform all Human Resources-related tasks associated with leadership positions, including hiring, performance management, professional development, team building, and corrective action.

5. Oversee the independent living and after care activities and outcomes to ensure that students achieve life-long learning experiences and learn critical life skills that enable them to launch and be successful as citizens and families within the broader community.

6. Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures in close conjunction with other staff to ensure compliance and consistency across programs.

7. Manage the program budget and ensures good financial stewardship across all staff within the department.

8.  Serve as the key representative for the Growing Teens for Life program internally and externally, speaking in depth about the programs, goals and outcomes to a variety of populations of people in a variety of settings. 

9.  Work closely with Development and Marketing and Communications staff  to develop strategies that further the reach of the programs, working together to create effective informational materials, promotional materials, media releases, newsletters, and grant proposals as needed.

10.  Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.

Supervision, Knowledge, Abilities 

* Have knowledge of residential child care practices, social work/counseling practices, data analysis, policy development in a regulated environment, and the ability to guide the use of the Evolv database. 

*  Must be organized and able to work with minimal supervision; effective project management skills are extremely critical

*  Must have good communication, listening skills

* Must have highly developed crisis management/conflict resolution skills

*  Must be able to provide effective supervision, training, evaluation and discipline of staff

* Must have a valid driver's license

* Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

* Must be committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of White’s Residential and Family Services.


Associate Director of Experiential Learning

Emerson College, Los Angeles Center
Los Angeles, CA
Posted 05/19/2016

Duties include:

* Oversee operations of Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) Internship programs; oversee existing and cultivate new experiential learning opportunities and related courses;

* Develop and implement tools/methods for the tracking and assessment of experiential learning at ELA;

* With Assistant Director for Experiential learning, liaison between internship sites and students. Research, create, develop and secure new internship site opportunities;

* Oversee and monitor student performances at internship sites and mediate any issues and/or challenges that may arise between students and internship sites;

* Develop, distribute and maintain necessary internship materials, including internship guidelines for sites and students;

* Advise students regarding internships the semester prior to a student’s attendance in Los Angeles (via e-mail, telephone and/or in-person meetings on the Los Angeles campus and/or through orientation sessions held on the main Boston campus) through a student’s placement at the internship site and throughout his or her semester in Los Angeles;

* Conduct an Emerson Los Angeles internship program orientation in Boston for students each semester with the Director of Experiential Learning and the Director of External Programs. Also conduct an on-Los Angeles-campus internship program orientation for students at the beginning of each semester;

* With Assistant Director for Experiential Learning and in concert with the Director of Education Abroad and Domestic Programs, develop and implement strategies and approaches for recruitment of students for ELA and for successful onboarding of incoming students;

* Provide support for other curricular and co-curricular programs as assigned

Required:  Significant experience with internships and internship programs in higher education; experience in and understanding of principles of experiential learning; Working proficiency with internship tracking and database software; Graduate degree or equivalent experience;  Familiarity with the Los Angeles area and the entertainment industry. At least 5 years of experience developing and supporting student internships within an undergraduate institution, or in career- or student services, or academic advising.

Preferred: Experience in the entertainment industry; Resides in Los Angeles; other experience in an academic support unit at a higher education institution; Terminal degree preferred.

Salary:

$26.23 - $30.55 Hourly

Location:

Various - Seattle area, Washington

Job Type:

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time

Shift:

Variable

Department:

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Bargaining Unit:

PTE, Local 17-Technical Unit

Closing Date

11/29/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description:

About Seattle Parks
Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department manages 6,200 acres of park land (11% of the city's land total) that comprise more than 400 parks and open areas and include a wide range of facilities and features. To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit our
website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Parkways Blog.

About Camp Long and the Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit
The Environmental and Outdoor Learning Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation, provides experiential and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Camp Long is a unique city park which offers overnight camping in rustic cabins, the first artificial climbing rock in the country Schurman Rock, nature programs, and in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H, a state of the art challenge course.  The challenge course consists of portable kits, 14 low elements, two stand-alone high elements, and a hub and spoke high ropes course.

Position Overview
The Adventure Education Coordinator's (AEC) primary responsibility is to ensure that all participants using the challenge course elements have a safe and rewarding learning experience. Qualities that are critical in the AEC include good judgment, flexibility, patience, and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The AEC often works independently, and will supervise and work closely with the Experiential Education Coordinator on projects such as facilitator and youth training programs.
 
The AEC plans, develops, and implements adventure education programs at Camp Long supporting use of the WSU 4H Challenge Course, rock climbing on Schurman Rock, orienteering and compass programs. The AEC will work with 4-H staff and participants to foster life skills, stewardship of the natural world through service, develop leadership, and compassion for self and others.  
 
On a day-to-day basis, the AEC performs a wide variety of tasks, including risk management, low and high ropes maintenance, responding to high course rescues or medical emergencies, preparing and conducting training programs for new staff, and administrative tasks such as recordkeeping and scheduling.
 
The person in this position should have the have the capacity to work independently within the department, amongst various agencies and with the public. This position also performs general administrative functions and assists in the coordination of course usage and trainings.
 

Job Responsibilities:

Program Development: Plans, coordinates, and oversees daily outdoor/adventure recreational activities using knowledge of the WSU 4-H Challenge Program delivery system and the policies that cover its implementation. Ability to communicate program objectives to the general public. 

Staff Development: Either be or become a certified 4H Challenge Course Trainer.  Plan and provide training to include 4H Portable, Low and High Course facilitator trainings. Supports the progression of apprentice facilitators through observation and certification process. Supervise and evaluate course facilitators.  Ability to market, recruit, motivate and retain challenge course facilitators. Ability to partner with WSU King County and State Adventure Education Director faculty to coordinate 4-H Challenge trainings and activities to youth and adults.
 
Outreach and Marketing: Disseminates program information to individuals, groups and the general public; and meets with neighborhood and community groups to plan and collaborate on program offerings, especially to meet the needs of underserved communities. Prepares promotional materials for the programs such as brochures, fliers, and posters. Prepares press releases and other promotional materials for program; and submits to supervisor for review. 

Program Assessment and Reporting: Collects, aggregates, and prepares reports about adventure programming at Camp Long. Develops program assessment systems in collaboration with Youth Program Quality Assurance, WSU 4H, and Seattle Parks and Recreation Results Framework. 

General Administrative Functions: Prepares the Course for inspection and accreditation. Coordinates the general maintenance of the Challenge Course. Create and/or maintain standards for rock climbing on Schurman Rock. Prepares weekly report of all activities.  Prepares budget recommendations for program area; and monitors budget expenditures as needed.  Purchases and maintains program supplies and equipment. 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 
Requires one year experience coordinating recreation programs and a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
 
Desired Qualifications: 

  • WSU 4H Certification on Low and High Course at Camp Long
  • Association of Challenge Course Technology Level II Certification or Challenge Course Manager Certification and 500 hours of facilitation experience.
  • Experience leading/facilitating structured youth programming through NOLS, Outward Bound or similar programs.
  • Wilderness First Responder with CPR certification
  • Experience working comfortably with people from diverse ethnic, educational, gender identities, physical, emotional and social / economic backgrounds.
  • Two or more years of experience creating partnerships and/or collaborating with community groups, schools, agencies and service providers.
  • Five or more years of working with youth in classroom and/or outdoor settings utilizing experiential education concepts and facilitation techniques.
  • Grant writing and reporting experience.
  • Evaluation and analysis experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, East African languages, Chinese, or Vietnamese
  • Knowledge of various software programs including: Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, Volgistic, JotForm, registration software and other software.

Additional Information:

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Required to work outdoors in all types of weather. 
  • Potential exposure to hostile program participants. 
  • Requires long periods of standing or walking. 
  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds.

License, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Current Washington State driver's license. 
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate within six months of hire. 
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

http://www.seattle.gov/jobs
RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST – ADVENTURE EDUCATION COORDINATOR
CJ

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Job #2016-01598

If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-8088
Careers@seattle.gov

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Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Human Resources Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.

The City is a Drug Free Workplace.

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