Asst Director, Civic Engagement Programs, Pace Center, Princeton University

Posted on July 23, 2012

Asst Director, Civic Engagement Programs, Pace Center, Princeton University

Position Summary

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is Princeton University’s central resource for supporting efforts by students, faculty, alumni, and community partners to identify and act on societal challenges. The Center addresses issues of public concern by collaborating with communities, sharing knowledge and resources for the purposes of developing active citizens, stronger communities, and effective public leaders. The Pace Center’s mission is to fulfill the University’s unofficial motto, “in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.” For more information about the Pace Center, visit

The Senior Manager will have primary organizational, supervisory and program development responsibilities for civic engagement immersion programs for Princeton undergraduates, with the purpose of strengthening the connection of a liberal arts education with experiential learning, thoughtful public leadership and meaningful community development. She/he will have opportunities to identify and connect themes, determine and develop leadership pathways, and engage faculty and residential colleges in these programs. The Senior Manager will report to the Director of the Pace Center.

The successful candidate will be motivated by a commitment to the role Princeton University can play in developing future civic leaders as well as the positive impact that these civic engagement immersion programs can have with communities. The Senior Manager will strive to make connections both amongst these programs and between these programs and internal and external partners. To be successful, she/he will be a highly capable administrator who can work in a complex, comprehensive research institution. She/he will be creative, resourceful and responsive in his/her ability to develop and execute plans of action. The Senior Manager will also be able to recognize and serve the variety of motivations held by colleagues and partners. Previous participants in Pace Center programs and/or civic engagement at Princeton are encouraged to apply.

Essential Qualifications


* Further develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
* Link and communicate civic engagement immersion programs in a way that will expand the interest of students and faculty
* Work with the director of the Pace Center to determine and develop a strategic focus for these civic engagement immersion programs
* Manage the Center’s current portfolio of student immersion opportunities, including:
* Freshman pre-orientation community immersion program (Community Action)
* Summer service internship programs (Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS); Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice)
* Civic engagement break trips (Breakout Princeton)
* Prison education programs (Prison Teaching Initiative)
* Post-graduate public interest fellowship programs (High Meadows Environmental Fellowships; Charles W. Puttkammer ’58 Prisoner Reentry Fellowship)
* Serve as the Pace Center’s primary contact with the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund, an alumni partner organization, for the Princeton Internships in Civic Service
* Serve as the Pace Center’s primary contact for the Prison Teaching Initiative
* Assume primary administrative oversight for civic engagement immersion programs, including planning, training, outreach, evaluation/assessment, participation data, publicity, budget, University compliance
* Help students link their civic engagement immersion experience with their academic pathway at Princeton
* Help advance and contribute to strategic communications and fundraising efforts
* Supervise program staff in advising students, communications and implementing administrative projects and tasks in support of this area of programming

* Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
* Proven ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
* Proven interest in student and community engagement
* Demonstrated understanding of experiential education
* Experience in working across multiple programs
* Ability to manage simultaneous projects, tasks, deadlines
* Proven administrative capacity
* Supervisory experience
* Exceptional communication abilities with excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, oral, written, and listening skills

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