Thursday, May 6, 2010

Instructors & Administrators Needed for Summer Service-Learning Program

Outstanding Summer Job Opportunity

Facilitating Service-Learning Programs for Young People


Spend a few weeks this summer helping young people discover how to make a difference in the world!  The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and citizenship program at Northwestern University, is currently seeking a few more strong Instructor and Administrator candidates for our summer Civic Leadership Institute programs.


About the Civic Leadership Institute

The Civic Leadership Institute is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students, offered on top college campuses in Baltimore (June 27 - July 16), Chicago (July 11 - July 30), and San Francisco (July 18 - August 6).  Each Civic Leadership Institute integrates challenging academic work, meaningful service, hands-on field experiences, guest speakers, and facilitated reflection, designed to help young people develop the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on society.  


About the Instructor Position

Each Instructor works with a Teaching Assistant to facilitate a service-learning curriculum on "Civic Engagement & Contemporary Social Issues" for a group of outstanding high school students. Instructors teach five hours of class daily, five days per week, for three weeks, to a single group of 14-16 students, and help facilitate an additional two-hour academic session in the evenings. CEP provides suggested curricula and sets up field experiences; Instructors prepare and facilitate all lesson plans and class activities, and evaluate student work. Instructors should have a minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience teaching high achieving students in junior high, high school, or university settings, as well as expertise in service-learning and/or experiential education. Instructors earn $2,000 - $3,000 per three-week session, plus room and board.


About the Academic Dean Position

The Academic Dean is a member of the site administrative team and assumes primary responsibility for supervising the academic staff and coordinating the academic program. Academic Deans support and guide instructional staff with a variety of educational backgrounds and teaching skills. Through classroom observations and conferences with staff, academic deans provide feedback and mentoring on teaching strategies and classroom management. Academic Deans also address student performance issues and oversee the editing of student evaluations. In addition, they furnish logistical support for field experiences, speakers, class projects and other academic activities. Academic Deans should have extensive experience teaching high-achieving students in junior high or high school settings, as well as a strong background in service learning and/or experiential education. Academic Deans should also have administrative and supervisory experience and strong communication, organizational and computer skills. The Academic Dean salary starts at $2,750 per three-week session, plus room and board.


Additional instructional, residential, and administrative positions are available at all of our summer sites.


Apply Now!

You can learn more about these programs and positions and apply online at:


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, so if you're interested, be sure to apply now!


You can be part of creating "eye-opening," "mind-blowing," "life-changing" experiences for young student leaders!


Civic Education Project

617 Dartmouth Place
Evanston IL 60208


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