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Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator in the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) at Salisbury University (M.D.)


Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Coordinator in the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE).

Salisbury University, an active ADP member, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU’s beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Primary Job Duties: Coordinate the daily operations of the Institute for the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) program. Assist PACE leadership and members of the academic and broader community to coordinate, support and further develop PACE programming. Coordinate and organize events open to the academic and broader community, create promotional material and prepare reports as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, nonprofit management, political science or related field and 1-3 years of related experience. Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills, student counseling and customer service; organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.

More information on the position and how to apply can be found here.

What’s New with ADP | October 2015 Edition

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October 2015 Edition

     • #CLDE16: Mark your calendars! Join us in Indianapolis from June 2-4, 2016 for the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting co-sponsored by ADP, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The Call for Proposals will open in November and registration will open soon!

Economic Inequality Student Summit: The Keene State College (N.H.) ADP in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.) is planning a two-day regional Student Public Policy Summit on March 4th and 5th, 2016 focused on funding for public higher education. This summit grows out of our work with on the ADP/TDC initiative on Economic Inequality.

Civic Engagement & Economic Inequality Conference: Lone Star College, Kingwood (T.X.) as a part of the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, is holding this conference to share pedagogies and activities that colleges and universities are using to talk about inequality on November 6th and 7th in Houston. Find out more here.

Voter Engagement Resources: Together, ADP and TDC have curated a set of new Electoral Engagement Resources to assist participating campuses in engaging students in the democratic process. The resources include links, toolkits and materials designed to engage student voters across the political spectrum.

Economic Inequality Initiative Campus Grants
Thanks to Weber State University’s (Utah) generosity under Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan’s leadership, we are able to offer campus mini-grants of up to $1,000 to ADP/TDC Economic Inequality participating campuses for the purpose of advancing the work of this initiative. Applications are due by November 6, 2015 (extended deadline). Find more information here.

Constitution Day 2015
Constitution Day can be viewed as a celebratory event; and in many cases it is a celebration of an experiment in democratic governance that continues to balance rights to equality and liberty. On most of our campuses, however, Constitution Day is not (only) celebratory, but a day to spur people to think more deeply, to consider opposing perspectives, to spur citizens to action and to wrestle with complex issues facing our civic life and democratic institutions. Learn about what our campuses did here.

National Civic Learning Rubric Development
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, along with faculty and academic professionals from across the country are collaborating on the development of a national Civic Learning Rubric. ADP’s director Jen Domagal-Goldman has been selected to serve as one of the project team members to develop the rubric. Learn more here.

• Fort Hays State University’s (K.S) ADP Poster Contest
• Middle Tennessee State University’s Bridging Cultures Grant from NEH
• Stockton University’s (N.J.) Activist in Residence Program
Strong Cities, Strong Communities grant at the University of North Carolina Greensboro
• You’ll also find a roundup of other campus ADP news here.

• CIRCLE’s latest research
• Lyon Software’s Community Impact Reports whitepaper

Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education
The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

• November 3: Election Day
• November 11th: Veteran’s Day
• November 14th-15th: Lynton Colloquium on Scholarship and Engagement, Boston
• November 16th – 18th: Inter. Assoc. for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement Conference, Boston
• January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
• March 20th-23rd: National Campus Compact – 30th Anniversary Conference, Boston
• June 2-4: ADP/TDC/NASPA #CLDE16 Meeting, Indianapolis
• August 1-6: ADP Stewardship of Public Lands Seminar, Yellowstone

Text, Talk, Act: National Conversations about Mental Health

Text, Talk, Act is a nationwide conversation on mental health and how to help a friend in need. How does this work? A group of friends gets together and through text messaging the group receives discussion questions that lead them through a conversation about mental health. Talking about the importance of mental health issues is essential, but many people don’t know how to start the conversation.

You can register your school, club, or organization to win a prize for participating in Text, Talk, Act of $1,000 by clicking here.

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Advancing Political Engagement: Is Your Campus an NSLVE Campus?

ADP encourages its campuses to participate in The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). Nearly 50% of ADP campuses are already participating in this important study.

NSLVE ivotes a free opportunity for colleges and universities to learn about their student’s voting habits and build a national database for research on college student political learning and engagement in democracy. So why should your campus participate (if it isn’t already)? The goal of this program is to determine whether or how much civic engagement learning experiences increase the knowledge, skills, and commitment students need to engage in democracy, policy making, politics, and social action. While voting is not the only indicator of civic engagement it is fundamental.

Want more information? Find it here.

Want to participate? It’s free, just sign up before October 15, 2015.

All you have to do is fill out this form.

National Voter Registration Day

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Stockton University (N.J.) student

National Voter Registration Day is here! In 2008 6 million United States citizens did not vote because they missed registration day. Let’s make sure that no one misses out on the chance to vote in the next election. For some ideas on how you can spread the word, check out what some ADP students are doing:

JordaNVRDn Hatch from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah is partnering with Weber County Elections and will hold a voter registration day on campus today. Posters have been placed around the campus from the National Voter Registration Day organization. Students will be able to register at the table; alternatively, they will also be given information on how to register online.

Kayley Corley, student ADP intern at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has planned a tabling event for students on campus in order to bring awareness to the issue. One of their goals this year is to increase voter registration and awareness and they hope that this event will further their initiative.

The Kennesaw State University (Ga.) student government president and the dean of students created a video about registering to vote via ADP partner TurboVote. Check it out:!

To learn more about National Voter Registration Day click here.


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