Associate Director, Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Job description


The Associate Director of the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) furthers the development of community-engaged learning and scholarship at Princeton through assisting faculty members with service-oriented and community-engaged course development, outreach to faculty members and academic departments, and creating community-engaged and service-learning opportunities. The Associate Director of ProCES works closely with students in Service Focus, a program linking co-curricular service with academic learning.

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

Community-engaged and service-oriented course development and support

  • Encourage and assist faculty members in developing new community-engaged and service-learning courses and incorporating service and community-engaged academic work into existing courses
  • Collaborate with faculty members, community partners, and the ProCES Program Coordinator to define projects, develop measurable goals, and create plans for service learning and community-engaged courses
  • Guide students in Service Focus on course selection and advise them on linking their internship and cohort experiences with their Service Focus course
  • Respond to student requests for project ideas, information, and equipment
    Support community-engaged and service-learning 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 and service-learning pedagogy
  • Create and maintain up-to-date content for sections of ProCES website and other publications geared towards students and faculty members
  • Work with ProCES’s Student Advisory Board and engage in special outreach to graduate students
  • Promote ProCES 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-Engaged Independent Work
  • Promote and manage ProCES’s senior thesis and independent work-related internship funding opportunities
  • Engage the program’s Derian interns on the connections between their summer work and future independent work


  • Masters or Professional Degree (M.B.A., J.D., etc.) and 4-6 years related experience
  • 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
  • Experience developing and teaching college courses
  • Demonstrated successful experience in nonprofits, government, social/public/community service, or higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Readiness to embrace new challenges and opportunities for professional growth

  • Ph.D. in a discipline taught at Princeton

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.





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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time