Program Associate, National Service Programs, Bonner Foundation

Posted by The College of New Jersey on July 14, 2014

Program Associate, National Service Programs – Two Year Fellowship

In partnership with The Bonner Foundation, The Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey invites applicants for a Program Associate.

The Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is responsible for mobilizing faculty, students and staff to help sustain and advance the communities in which we live; in other words, to find mission-consistent ways to improve the quality of life for all. It cultivates the common ground that exists between the educational and civic missions of the College and the needs of non-profit organizations and neighborhoods. It does so by creating teaching and learning opportunities that simultaneously build the capacity of TCNJ students and these groups and communities. As a result, students become more knowledgeable, skilled and civic minded-while community partners gain additional resources to effectuate positive change.

The Bonner Program is a campus-based community service and service-based scholarship program currently at sixty-five colleges and universities nationwide. A program of the Bonner Foundation in partnership with The College of New Jersey, the Bonner Program provides more than 3,000 undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in community service while in college, and to receive financial support for tuition, in the form of scholarships, Federal Work Study stipends, and AmeriCorps Education Awards. The program provides colleges with a replicable model through which to develop students through service, positively impact communities, and build an infrastructure for sustained campus-community partnerships. Through providing students with an access to education and an opportunity to serve, the Bonner Program also provides a higher education model that promotes colleges’ commitment to civic engagement, community building, diversity, international perspective, spiritual exploration, and social justice.

The Program Associate is a key member of the Bonner Foundation staff. The Program Associate also works directly with professional campus-based staff and student leaders. The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the quality and work of Bonner Programs nationally. The Program Associate is responsible for supporting student leaders by managing the student Bonner Advisory Board and Bonner Congress student representatives to strengthen their communities and campus. The Program Associate is responsible for assisting to plan and manage annual conferences through logistics and developing working sessions. The Program Associate is responsible for assisting campus programs to utilize AmeriCorps education award positions by providing guidance and oversight for AmeriCorps regulations and policies. Additional responsibilities include resource development for campus staff, disseminating weekly communications to campuses, providing training and technical assistance to staff and student leaders from programs, and traveling to visit campuses and provide consultation.

We offer this position in partnership with The College of New Jersey, but note that the position works out of the Bonner Foundation in located in Princeton, NJ.

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