The Center for Social Concern (CSC) is home to more than 1,500 student volunteers and over 55 community service groups and also houses an Alternative Break Program, the summer Community Impact Internships Program, the HopkinsCORPS Pre-Orientation Program, the on-campus JHU Tutorial Project, a Community Based Learning (CBL) Program, and a Community Service Federal Work Study (FWS) Program.
The Assistant Director, Engaged Scholarship will report to the Associate Director of the CSC and serve as a member of the Center's team-oriented programmatic staff. Upholding CSC's core values of leadership, diversity, collaboration, programmatic sustainability, and applied learning, the Assistant Director's work will be centered in four key areas 1) oversight of the Engaged Scholar Community and Faculty Fellows Program 2) support for for-credit Intersession programming and regular semester CBL courses 3) designing and promoting workshops, conferences, and trainings that enhance best practices for engaged scholarship 4) conducting outreach campus-wide to promote engaged scholarship. The Assistant Director will also play a supporting role in the programmatic initiatives of the Homewood Civic Engagement Experience and other programs that support academic institutional civic engagement priorities.
The Engaged Scholar Community and Faculty Fellows Program
Recruit three teams consisting of one faculty member and one community partner to co-teach and co-design a Community Based Learning course.
Work with an external consultant to the program to design a one day-long summer workshop and one winter workshop for the cohort.
Collaborate with CSC's Budget Analyst to manage stipend payments for Fellows and Course Assistants.
Support applicants to the program in shaping course concepts.
Convene program Fellows for monthly discussion sessions and serve as an academic year consultant for their course design needs.
Create assessment and evaluation tools for the program.
Identify ways to disseminate program accomplishments at national and regional meetings.
Other Engaged Scholarship Training and Development Programming
Work with the Center for Educational Resources in promoting and organizing year-round trainings on engaged scholarship.
Recruit a high-profile guest presenter for an annual Spring Connecting Classrooms and
Communities Workshop open to JHU faculty and faculty at Baltimore area campuses.
Build networks of faculty to form learning communities on discipline-specific engaged scholarship best practices.
Community Based Learning Mini-Grant Program
Administer small grants for course-based travel, faculty stipends, and course supplies.
Work with CSC's Budget Analyst to dispense $12,000 in grant funding.
Develop and manage grant application and reporting processes.
Student Leadership and Development
Work with the Center for Educational Resources to raise awareness of best practices in engaged scholarship for graduate students
Offer periodic trainings for students and faculty mentors on methods in community based research
Advise the Johns Hopkins chapter of the national organization United Against Inequities in Disease
Campus-wide Coordination and Communication
Collaborate with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and the Summer and Intersession Program to support Baltimore-themed courses in the B'More: A Common First-Year Experience Program.
Serve as a practicum manager for the internship course of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality.
Support CSC's leadership in convening and coordinating activities of a faculty Community Based Learning Advisory Board.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Development, on identifying academically-based opportunities for the emerging Homewood Civic Engagement Experience Program.
Designate, track and market CBL and community component courses offered to JHU students.
Promote annual end of the year awards for engaged faculty and graduate students
Work with CSC's Assistant Director, Operations to disseminate information about highlights in engaged scholarship programs and projects to campus and community stakeholders.
Community and External Relations
Represent the CSC at community partnership meetings sponsored by area community associations and coalitions.
Represent the office at local, regional and national civic engagement professional development conferences.
Support the Associate Director and engaged faculty in scholarly product creation and dissemination (articles, conference presentations) for the Engaged Scholarship program area.
Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a relevant field. Previous experience working with university faculty is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent judgement in the realms of program and project management.
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
A demonstrated understanding and enthusiasm for civic engagement, community outreach, public service and/or volunteerism.
A demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitivity in student life and in the community.
A strong interest in relationship building with varied and diverse stakeholders.
Strong logistics management skills.
A willingness to maintain a working knowledge of best practices in civic engagement and engaged scholarship.
The Assistant Director's duties will require some evening and/or weekend work. Duties may also require in-and-out of state travel or other duties as assigned.
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