Princeton University — Director, Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Overview

The Director is responsible for articulating a compelling vision and carrying out the mission, goals and objectives for the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES). The program ensures that Princeton’s signature commitment to service finds innovative, ethical, and meaningful forms of expression throughout the undergraduate curriculum. The Director provides bold, forward-thinking leadership to foster intellectual exchange, student learning, and community impact through ProCES course development, faculty support, programming, and research. The Director deepens the awareness and practice of community-engaged scholarship at Princeton by cultivating and nurturing relationships with faculty members, students, and staff in the academic and administrative departments. The Director represents ProCES and the Office of the Dean of the College on several University committees. The Director also works to advance the theory and practice of community-engaged scholarship through research, publications, and presentations. This position directly oversees the administration, execution, and evaluation of all ProCES programming, including supervising two full-time staff members plus others as needed. The Director manages ProCES finances, and ensures that thoughtful and continuous assessment informs ProCES initiatives and strategic planning.

Responsibilities

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Develop and articulate a compelling, innovative vision for community-engaged scholarship at Princeton in the 21st century
  • Promote program development and improvement through consistent assessment
  • Engage academic departments to recruit, encourage, and assist faculty members in developing new community-engaged learning courses and incorporating community-engaged academic work into existing courses
  • Ensure students, faculty, and ProCES staff are equipped for responsible and ethical engagement with marginalized communities and around complex civic issues
  • Maintain and strengthen relationship between ProCES and other University offices, such as the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Serve as liaison between Pace Center for Civic Engagement and ODOC

Program and Financial Management

  • Directly oversee the administration, execution, and evaluation of all ProCES policies and programming
  • Supervise ProCES staff (ProCES Associate Director, ProCES Program Coordinator, and others as needed, including postgraduate fellows and graduate students)
  • Guide the Associate Director in their work to identify and develop appropriate courses for students in the Service Focus program to link their service-oriented internship to the curriculum
  • Collaborate with other programs and units on campus
  • Hire and train graduate students to manage ProCES projects in large courses
  • Allocate resources to faculty and students involved in community-engaged scholarship

Develop and monitor annual budget

  • Strategic Communication
  • Promote recognition of community-engaged scholarship and ProCES at Princeton and among peer institutions through events, news articles, publications, presentations, and participation at conferences
  • Represent Princeton in consortia of colleges and universities with community-engaged scholarship programs
  • Assist with the coordination of professional development activities related to community-engaged pedagogy
  • Work with the Office of Advancement on donor engagement. This includes visits, fundraising, and stewardship letters

Other duties and committees as assigned

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated leadership along with substantive knowledge and passion for community-engaged scholarship, civic engagement, community partnerships, social change, and/or related areas
  • Strong management and administrative skills
  • Able to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, faculty, and community partners
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and skills for working with issues of power, privilege, identity, racial equity, and cultural humility
  • Advanced skills in written communications, public speaking, and group facilitation, including ability to communicate effectively with culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse constituencies, including non-academic audiences
  • Experience with curriculum development, partnership development, proposal writing, program design and implementation, and evaluation

PREFERRED:

  • Ph.D. in a discipline taught at Princeton
  • Ten or more years of full-time professional experience that includes both civic/community engagement work and work with undergraduate and graduate students, with progressive management and leadership responsibility

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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