This position has been filled for the 2017-18 school year.
Graduate Fellow for the Center for Public Service and Scholarship
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship (CPSS) offers many ways for Shenandoah University students to be a part of their community through service projects such as tutoring, building homes, volunteering at local food pantries, and much more. CPSS also connects faculty with many local agencies to incorporate service-learning opportunities into their syllabi. Shenandoah University students, faculty, and staff are working in our community to improve the lives of others.
We model Shenandoah University’s commitment to prepare students to become active, informed citizens, keenly aware of the societal needs surrounding them. We promote engagement in community service, the scholarly understanding of the role of public service and civility in public life.
… preparing today the active community service leaders of tomorrow.
- Engagement in Public Service – Serve as a central point for facilitating community-campus exchanges for community service and scholarship opportunities.
- Leaders in Public Service/Future Citizen Leaders – Through establishing strategic partnerships on campus and in communities, provide students with opportunities to gain experience and a robust understanding of leadership, public services, advocacy and civic responsibility.
- Scholarship through Public Service – Increase faculty, staff, and student participation in community engagement through scholarly projects with measurable outcomes in support of the University’s mission.
Graduate Fellow Duties:
The Graduate Fellow will engage Shenandoah University students, faculty, and staff to support the mission and goals of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship and the mission of the University as a whole. The Graduate Fellow will support the operations of the Center in addition to delving into a community engagement project, as designated by the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship. Projects may include but are not limited to: developing an array of workshops, small group discussions, lectures, and individual meetings with students to address the opportunity for civil discourse; and scholarly research around topics of social concern. The Graduate Fellow will also be expected to use means of electronic marketing for the the Center.
- Individuals may only apply for the fellowship after they have been accepted into a Shenandoah University graduate degree program
- Student must be interested in the furtherance of the missions of CPSS and of Shenandoah University
- A strong interest in community engagement is crucial
- Student must be able to provide own transportation to community events
- Graduate Fellow will be asked to demonstrate excellent writing skills, capability of working independently, pose research capability, creativity, and high inter-personal skills, and innovative scholarship
- Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in social media, web design, and web maintenance
- 1-2-year commitment
- Runs August – June each year
- Fellow reports directly to the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship
- Financial benefit includes a tuition reimbursement for an expected 20 hours of activity per week
- Position location is in the office of Center for Public Service and Scholarship, Gregory Hall 157
- Submit a resume and an essay addressing interest in supporting community engagement to Dr. Karen Schultz, email@example.com.
- Submit a list of credits completed in the graduate program and cumulative GPA to date
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is currently very familiar with candidate’s performance. Submit the letter to Director, Dr. Karen Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide professional samples of social media, web design, and web maintenance
- Interview with Director of CPSS