Have you heard about the school supply drive hosted by Lang’s very own Kelly McMahon? Lang CESJ will be have a collection box in our office from now until September 13!
Powerful and strong women of Lang: please check out this awesome opportunity with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project! Fellowship applications for their 9-month leadership training are due today.
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The CESJ Post-Baccalaureate Position is now closed. Thank you for your interest.
The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Justice at Eugene Lang College (Lang CESJ) is offering a unique post-baccalaureate fellowship opportunity for one recent graduate from an engaged college/university who demonstrates strong experience, interest and academic preparation in one or all of the following areas: (1) civic engagement pedagogy in the context of higher education, (2) social justice activism and/or (3) student leadership development. The fellowship combines professional development and education enrichment with on-the-job training and mentoring for academic year 2012-13. Eugene Lang College’s Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice aims to produce the next generation of practitioners and scholars in the fields of public scholarship, community engagement and social justice pedagogy.
Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Overview
The fellowship provides a recent college graduate with a paid work placement as the Program Coordinator in the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts reporting to the Director of Civic Engagement and Social Justice. At Lang, the vibrant, cosmopolitan landscape of New York City and Greenwich Village is the campus. The vast intellectual and cultural resources of this city are integrated into the curriculum at every level—in the classroom and out into the city itself through a wealth of partnerships, internships, and civic engagement programs. This experience allows the fellow to learn about the public purposes of a private institution like The New School. Promising undergraduates from across the country who are within 0-2 years of graduation (limited to the graduating classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012) are invited to apply for this fellowship program. The selected fellow will gain work experience, educational enrichment and professional development provided by Lang CESJ staff and faculty. This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for the 2012-13 Lang CESJ Post-Baccalaureate Fellow.
The CESJ Post-Baccalaureate Fellow will support the growing numbers of students and faculty working within the intersections of community/civic engagement and social justice at Lang College and The New School. The fellow will be specifically responsible for strengthening and amplifying student engagement in civic engagement and social justice at Lang.
The fellow will attend weekly meetings, and meet with faculty, community leaders, non-profit organizations from across the city and nation, engage in substantive academic discussions on campus, and participate in professional development training that will culminate in the development of a paper of publishable quality about his/her learning and experiences from the fellowship with guidance from Lang CESJ faculty and staff.
As a New School employee, the fellow will be encouraged to utilize The New School tuition waiver plan for courses related to furthering his/her work at Lang. Please see Human Resources website for details regarding the tuition waiver plan.
Specific Job Responsibilities and Duties
The fellow will in effect serve as the Lang CESJ Program Coordinator for Student Engagement. The three areas of work for this position are: student development, strategic communications and program coordination.
In collaboration with Director, create, implement, evaluate and oversee all undergraduate student CESJ activities and programs at Lang
Assist in developing training curricula and other resources for Lang CESJ students, student groups and related CESJ courses
Develop a process for student development and engagement to include but not limited to student recruitment, retention and sustainability
Foster opportunities for formal and informal educational connections for students and the community
Assist in the design, recruitment, selection and retention of Lang CESJ Undergraduate Summer Fellows
Manage all communications to and from students, serve as primary point of contact for students interested and engaged in Lang CESJ activities and programs
Assist in producing bi-weekly web communications to students about Lang CESJ volunteer opportunities, CESJ courses, community-based research and fellowship programs
Assist in creating and updating content for the Lang CESJ webpages using the University content management system
Assist with the visual and written content for Lang CESJ publications, including website, catalog, admission materials, newsletter and other promotional materials
Serve as Lang CESJ social media expert ensuring maximum exposure to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media outlets
Develop and maintain records, reports, and documentation of voluntary service, CESJ courses, internships and fellowships
Support Project Pericles initiatives at the University, with a particular emphasis on student recruitment and participation in the 2012-13 D4D on the Road Workshops, D4D Letter to the Elected Official, and the 2013 D4D National Conference
Work with Director to link existing and new courses to community-based needs, and faculty and student research to Lang CESJ priorities
Serve as liaison to Lang Advising Office/Student Affairs and the Office of Student Development and Activities and other co-curricular units across the college and University on service and other civic engagement and social justice related initiatives
Assist Director to gather assessments and evaluations of Lang CESJ projects, programs, course and initiatives for annual reports, inventories, etc.
Serve on relevant committees and subcommittees within the college and University
Manage undergraduate student work-study employees in the office
Support Director on special projects as needed (maintaining financial records, budget planning, grant research and writing, year end report writing and editing)
Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year institution
0-2 years of work experience, (professional work experience must not exceed two years, this does not include internships)
Demonstrated experience of 3 or more years as student leader through a campus center, office or program related to civic engagement, community engagement, community service, social justice and/or student leadership/activities
Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills including public speaking, professional writing and networking
Ability to lead workshops, retreats, and/or trips for young adults
Capacity to forge relationships with students, staff, and community organizations
Facility in working both collaboratively and independently as part of a highly productive team
Intercultural experience and comfort working with diverse groups of students, faculty and community organizations
Flexibility, sense of humor and ability to adapt easily to shifting priorities and deadlines are necessary attributes for the successful fellow
Preferred Qualifications (one or more of the following):
Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with the principles in the field of civic/community/public engagement, community-campus partnerships and social justice activism is highly desired
Graduate of engaged campus or college/university that is a member of Bonner Foundation, Campus Compact, Imagining America, and/or Project Pericles
Experience leading and coordinating peers or youth in long-term community service projects/programs or social justice organizing campaigns
Experience as a student leader in conducting/leading site visits, needs assessments, and orientation sessions, brown bags, monthly meetings, etc.
Digital native, solid expertise in developing social media campaigns and navigating social media communities to effectively coordinate/publicize activities, events and programs
Familiarity with New York City or other urban environs, including but not limited to use of public transportation, and knowledge of non-profit, government and community-based organization sectors and cultural institutions
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Applicants must be graduates of an accredited bachelors program from classes 2010, 2011 or 2012. All other applicants will not be eligible for consideration.
High academic achievement (No GPA requirement, however Lang CESJ gives preference to those with a 3.3 GPA or higher)
Active participation and demonstrated leadership in social justice activism, and/or community engagement activities on and off-campus
Graduates/participants of Teach for America, NYC Teaching Fellows, AmeriCorp, Peace Corp, and/or any other kind of fellowship are not eligible for this program
Fellowship Contract Requirements
This is a full-time one-year contract staff position with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013)
This is a non-renewable position
The stipend for the year is $35,000, and the fellow is eligible for University insurance benefits that include educational, medical and dental insurance plans
Attend orientation and professional development meetings
Occasional local and national travel for conferences or service trips
Complete an evaluation upon completion of the fellowship
Posting Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Closing Date: Friday, June 8, 2012
Expected Hire Date: July 1, 2012
Application Materials Required
Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications
Resume or CV
Copy of official or unofficial transcript
Short Essays (see appendix A for essay questions)
Academic writing sample (research paper, senior thesis, capstone essay) Reflective essays or personal narratives are not suitable.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please apply online at The New School job portal. Applications not received through the online job portal will not be considered. Completed applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
The selection process is competitive. Lang CESJ will process applications to identify the most qualified candidates. No calls please. Qualified candidates invited for an interview must be available to interview for both first and second rounds in-person in New York City. Candidates are responsible for their travel and accommodations if coming from outside of the NYC tri-state area.
The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.
Appendix A - Short Essays (500-word maximum)
1. Please write a brief personal statement on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy.
2. What is your perspective on community-campus partnerships? What are the key components of a successful partnership of the aforementioned nature? Please be sure to address your statement of ethics and approach to student engagement.
3. David Scobey, Ph.D., executive dean of The New School for Public Engagement gave a keynote speech at the 2011 Imagining America conference entitled: Civic Engagement and the Copernican Moment. Based on your recent undergraduate experience, how would you respond to Scobey’s remarks about ushering in a new paradigm shift for the field of public scholarship? A copy of Scobey’s remarks can be found here: http://imaginingamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/FF-11.pdf