Associate Director, Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI)

Requisition # 2017-7906
Department Dean of College
Category Academic Administration
Date Posted 1 month ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Associate Director of the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) furthers the development of community-engaged learning and scholarship at Princeton through outreach to faculty members and academic departments, assisting faculty members with community-engaged course development, and creating community-engaged learning opportunities.

Working to enhance the visibility of community-engaged academic work on campus, the Associate Director of CBLI helps develop outreach and marketing strategies and creates events and materials that increase students' awareness of the possibilities for community-engaged independent work.


Community-engaged course development and support

• With the Director of CBLI, encourage and assist faculty members in developing new community-engaged learning courses and incorporating community-engaged academic work into existing courses
• Collaborate with faculty members, community partners, and the CBLI Program Coordinator to define projects, develop measurable goals, and create plans for service learning/community-engaged courses
• Respond to student requests for project ideas, information, and equipment
• Support community-engaged courses to ensure goals are met

Enhance the visibility of community-engaged work on campus

• Assist with outreach to academic departments and faculty members and the coordination of professional development activities related to community-engaged pedagogy
• Create and maintain up-to-date content for sections of CBLI website and other publications geared towards students and faculty members
• Work with CBLI's Student Advisory Board and engage in special outreach to graduate students
• Promote CBLI courses and the program widely throughout the year

Promote and support community-engaged independent work

• Help students to identify appropriate community-engaged projects for their senior thesis or junior independent work
• Promote and manage the Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Based Independent Work
• Promote and manage CBLI's senior thesis and independent work-related internship funding opportunities
• Engage CBLI's Derian interns on the connections between their summer work and future independent work


Formal Education: Masters or Professional Degree (M.B.A., J.D., etc.)

Work Experience: 4-6 years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to work closely and collaboratively with faculty members, administrators, students, staff, and community partners
• A deep commitment to student and community success
• Demonstrated successful experience in nonprofits, government, social/public/community service, or higher education
• Experience developing and teaching college courses
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Willingness to be flexible

Additional Qualifications:

• Readiness to embrace new challenges and opportunities for professional growth

• Ph.D. in a discipline taught at Princeton
• Three years or more experience in a student advisory role

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 060

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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