[ES_JOBS_NET] Director of Community-Engaged Learning: Environmental Sustainability
juliek at stanford.edu
Wed Sep 11 23:21:54 MDT 2013
> Director of Community-Engaged Learning: Environmental Sustainability
> Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
> Stanford University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) seeks a Director of Community-Engaged Learning (D-CEL) to facilitate environmental sustainability activities as part of a comprehensive reshaping of the undergraduate general education curriculum. The D-CEL initiative is a pilot program that stems from the 2012 Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford, which asserted that “community engaged learning not only advances the fundamental aims of a Stanford education, it also exemplifies the fundamental character of the institution.”
> This environmental sustainability D-CEL position is part of a growing community of practice that includes two additional D-CELs (one focused on health, one on education), academic staff within the Haas Center for Public Service, and a variety of service-learning professionals located throughout the university. The D-CEL in environmental sustainability will work with each of Stanford University’s seven schools and collaborate with related programs, departments, and institutes to promote, support, and expand community-based learning opportunities for students. The ideal candidate will have an academic background and competence in environmental science and demonstrated experience working with community-based environmental sustainability efforts. Each of the D-CELs may assume distinct auxiliary functions (assessment, communications, outreach, etc.); however, there are four shared responsibilities that comprise the core responsibilities of the D-CEL position: 1) service-learning course facilitation and support, 2) internship facilitation and support; 3) faculty and community partner outreach and development; and 4) program administration.
> Community-based learning is defined broadly; however, the activities supported through this initiative share the following characteristics:
> The activities will be a required component of an academic program or course.
> The learning objectives of the activities will extend beyond pre-professional practice to include the development of civic leadership competencies, education for citizenship, and/or the development of civic identity.
> The activities will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the Haas Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service.
> Recognizing the interdisciplinary and interconnected nature of the work, the D-CELs are part of a community of practice that includes the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Haas Center for Public Service, and a wide variety of academic programs, departments, and institutes. The D-CELs will be lodged in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, supervised by the Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service, and guided by an advisory board with broad university representation.
> Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of distinction in relevant public service and experiential education endeavors, as well as a terminal degree in an environmental science or related field, or scholarly and professional accomplishments indicative of an ability to work as a peer with campus and community partners. While each D-CEL will be expected to support a distinct portfolio of new service learning courses and internships, their success will also be gauged on their ability to work collaboratively—with each other, and with campus and community partners.
> The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as experience working with undergraduates, faculty, and community partners. Candidates should also have at least two years of experience in course facilitation or teaching, as well as two years of internship facilitation and support, outreach and development, and program administration, preferably in an academic liberal education setting.
> Preference will go to candidates who are ready to begin employment as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
> To view the complete job description for this position and to assure that the hiring dept. has immediate access to your resume, you must apply online at http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/.
> Enter Job #52767 into the Keyword search box.
> All offers of employment are made contingent upon the candidate being able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
> Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity of staff.
> Thomas Schnaubelt
> Executive Director, Haas Center for Public Service
> Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs
> Resident Fellow, Branner Hall
> Stanford University
> P: 650-723-0992
> f - w - t
Julie A. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Professor (Teaching), Department of Environmental Earth System Science
Faculty Co-Director, Earth Systems Program
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director, Haas Center for Public Service
Landreth Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
juliek at stanford.edu
Y2E2 room 133
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