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  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Auburn University Dept. of Political Science (Auburn, Alabama)<p>​The Department of Political Science at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2019. To apply please visit <a href="https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/">https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/</a>.<br></p>44
Assistant Professor (Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program), Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia)<p>​The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program to begin in August 2019. The Wilder School is seeking to continue growth by expanding its commitment to its large and successful Bachelor's, Master’s and Certificate program.</p><p>To apply, visit <a href="http://www.publicservicecareers.org/job/assistant-professor-in-the-homeland-security-and-emergency-preparedness-program/43646271/" target="_blank"><strong>the original job posting</strong></a>.<br></p>46
Executive Director, Friends of Wilmington Parks (Wilmington, Delaware)<p>Reporting to the Board of Stewards (“Board”), the Executive Director will have overall operational responsibility for FOWP’s programs and execution of its mission, including day-to-day workings, special events, community outreach, and organizational funding and finance. The Executive Director serves as the key liaison with esteemed representatives of the Delaware State Parks, who partner closely and directly with FOWP. This is a part-time salaried position, assuming a 29.5-hour work week, contingent upon funding and experience.​</p>47
Planner, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, Washington, D.C.<p>The Planner will develop and implement a broad range of programs and projects for the continued vitality of the Golden Triangle neighborhood working closely with city and federal officials and other Golden Triangle stakeholders. This includes planning and project management for streetscapes, transportation initiatives, public art, and parks. The incumbent must have a passion for transforming the urban environment and strong skills in planning, project management, budgeting and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and parties.</p><p>For a complete job description or to apply, <a href="https://3al7vg3hahkr4er97p13jo9w-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Planner-Golden-Triangle.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>visit the original job posting</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></p>21
Assistant Policy Analyst, Biden Institute, Newark, Delaware<p>​Under general direction of the Director of Policy and working closely with the Managing Director and Executive Director of the Biden Institute, the Assistant Policy Analyst is responsible for assisting and developing the research and policy aspects of the Institute and recommending to the Director of Policy key and relevant areas of domestic policy focus. The Assistant Policy Analyst will be responsible for the compiling and documentation of written products associated with the research and policy development of the Institute. The incumbent will assist in the coordination to collaborate with faculty, students and academic leaders from throughout the University on areas of common interest and assist the Director of Policy in locating external partnerships to work jointly on the issues of interest to the Institute. Assist in updating the policy blog of the Institute.</p><p>Please visit the <a href="https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/careers/"><strong>UD Careers</strong></a> page under Staff Jobs for more information and to apply.</p>27
Web and Social Media Content Specialist, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, Wilmington, Delaware<p>​The Delaware Prosperity Partnership in Wilmington, Delaware, is seeking an entry-level Web and Social Media Content Specialist.<br></p>29
Policy Analyst (Research to Action Lab), The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.<p dir="LTR">The successful candidate will contribute to Research to Action Lab work streams in multiple ways: supporting the translation of research insights to policy and practice; coordinating across Urban’s policy centers to facilitate technical assistance, meeting planning, and innovative engagement strategies; and advancing program goals through development of work plans, budgets, and partner relationships. The candidate will support portfolios of existing work as well as new and emerging opportunities, working closely with staff at all levels.</p><p dir="LTR">We are seeking a candidate who values diversity and inclusion; thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment; and possesses strong writing, oral communication, problem-solving, time management, and relationship management skills.<br></p><p dir="LTR">To apply, visit <a href="https://urban.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Urban-Careers/job/The-Urban-Institute-DC/Policy-Analyst--Research-to-Action-Lab-_R-800466" target="_blank"><strong>The Urban Institute Careers Page</strong><strong></strong></a>.<br></p>30
Mentor Program Manager, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<p>​JEVS Human Services is looking for a hyper-detailed individual looking to make a difference in the Philadelphia community.  As the Mentor Program Manager for our brand new 3 Cups of Coffee program, you will be responsible for oversight and day-to-day operations of the mentoring program and associated volunteer activities. To apply, visit the <a href="https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?cid=7536&jid=320608&bid=1&m=0#.W4Qivi2ZN-W" target="_blank"><strong>JEVS Human Services Job Board</strong></a>.<br></p>31
Grants Manager, Tech Impact, Wilmington, Delaware<p>​The Grants Manager reports to the Development Director. Primary responsibilities are corporate, foundation, and government grant writing and administration, outcomes tracking and reporting, and research. This individual will also provide support to the Development Team for annual appeals, donation tracking and acknowledgement, and the annual major fundraising event. All candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and current writing sample with the subject line “Grants Manager” to <a href="mailto:Jobs@techimpact.org">Jobs@techimpact.org</a>.</p>32
Autism Delaware Policy and Program Coordinator<p>Autism Delaware is hiring a full-time Policy and Program Coordinator. The Policy and Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Family Services, and supports social, recreational and advocacy programs for engaging individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  This position assists Autism Delaware in coordinating the advocacy activities of team members, attending key committee meetings throughout the state, design and implementation of parent programs, summer camps, social and recreational programs, and coordinating volunteers and communication.<br></p>3
Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Appalachian State University<p>​The Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for a one- to two-year faculty position in Public Administration. Areas of interest are open, however, successful candidates must contribute to the core curriculum of the Master of Public Administration program.  A Ph.D. in Public Administration or a related discipline is preferred at the time of appointment, but ABDs will also be considered.  The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda.  The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.</p>12
Deputy Administrator, Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development, Memphis, TN<p>​The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development is seeking candidates with a strong background in architectural and urban design for the position of Deputy Administrator. The Deputy Administrator of Office of Planning and Development works under the general administrative direction of the Administrator of Office of Planning and Development assisting the administration of the office, Unified Development Code, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other relevant plans and codes.</p>33
Research Coordinator, Institute for Governmental Service & Research (UMD), College Park, Maryland<p>​This position serves as IGSR’s pre-award specialist responsible for developing and facilitating the production of proposals for funding by federal, state, local, and philanthropic entities. Duties include: identifying and tracking funding opportunities; matching opportunities to IGSR research and scholarly pursuits; formulating budgets, writing narratives, and preparing supporting documentation; preparing and submitting proposals; providing support and follow up from proposal investigation through account setup and post-award; interfacing with UM Office of Research Administration (ORA) and others to resolve problems and clarify issues; assisting in meeting sponsor reporting requirements; evaluating and improving fund development effectiveness. The Research Coordinator also advises the Director and others regarding applicable University, state, and federal policies/procedures and can assist with various research activities.<br></p><p><strong>To apply</strong>, visit the <a href="https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/63130" target="_blank"><strong>University of Maryland Job Board</strong></a>.<br></p>34
Urban Conservation Associate, The Nature Conservancy, Wilmington, Delaware<p>The Urban Conservation Associate will focus primarily developing the Urban Conservation program identifying urban conservation opportunities and engaging urban communities to participate in targeted conservation projects in the Wilmington area, thus building our organization’s capacity to accomplish its mission. </p><p>This position is part of the Public Allies AmeriCorps Program in Delaware. The Public Allies AmeriCorps program is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of our young people. </p><p><strong>To apply</strong>, visit the <a href="https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=46795&PostingSeq=1" target="_blank"><strong>Nature Conservancy Job Board</strong></a>.<br></p>35
Program Coordinator, The Center for Social Science Scholarship (UMBC), Baltimore, MD<p>​In conjunction with the Center’s Director and key affiliates, the incumbent will coordinate the programs to be run by UMBC’s new Center for Social Science Scholarship. The incumbent will have particular responsibility for running the Social Science Forum and its associated activities, including managing logistics and scheduling, and will participate in planning and implementing other Center-related events and programs, such as faculty microtalks, partner events, public events on and off campus, grants workshops and grant-sponsored activities and other programs to be determined that will support social science scholarship at UMBC. Specific duties include: participating in planning and implementing the Center’s communications, social media and public relations activities, including updating its website, implementing its social media campaign, and implementing outreach activities using Mailchimp and other resources; creating and coordinating the content, design, and dissemination of digital and/or print-based communications and other associated PR materials; assessing and evaluating event attendance and success; developing performance metrics and analyzing social media data to gauge effectiveness of communications; gathering information, managing, and providing support for the Center’s projects, including internal awards and related initiatives; managing the Center’s finances, including budgeting and financial tracking in Quickbooks; reconciling all accounts monthly; creating periodical Budget vs. Actual reports; receiving and transferring funds for various subprograms; performing personnel and payroll duties in Peoplesoft; purchasing and managing P-card and D-card; reconciling and reporting on all financial accounts; answering telephones; meeting and greeting visitors; and performing other duties as assigned. <br></p>36
Assistant Land Use Manager, New Castle County Government, New Castle, Delaware<p>​Assists the Land Use Department General Manager in overseeing and managing all operations and activities of the Land Use Department; performs related work as required.<br></p><p>To apply, visit <a href="https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nccde/jobs/2186471/assistant-land-use-manager-pay-grade-34-non-union-classified?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs" target="_blank">the original job posting</a>.<br></p>37
Budget and Procedures Analyst, New Castle County Government, New Castle, Delaware<p>Performs highly responsible financial work relating to budget preparation, personnel, cost analysis, and administration procedures; does related work as required.</p><p>To apply, visit <a href="https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nccde/jobs/2199952/budget-and-procedures-analyst-pay-grade-27-afscme-local-3109?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs" target="_blank">the original job posting</a>.</p>38
Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Participants, Green Building United, Delaware<p>Green Building United (GBU) is seeking applicants for its Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program. The program was renewed for a fifth year thanks to the continued support of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU).</p><p>Please contact Katie Bartolotta at <a href="mailto:kbartolotta@greenbuildingunited.org">kbartolotta@greenbuildingunited.org</a> with any questions. To learn more about the Pathways Program, please visit <a href="https://greenbuildingunited.org/initiatives/green-schools" target="_blank"><strong>GBU’s website</strong></a>. To be considered for a role, please complete the <a href="https://greenbuildingunited.org/uploads/attachments/cjhj9ygl1105rnku084ebz132-2018-2019-new-schools-application.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>associated questionnaire</strong></a>.</p>40
Recruitment & Admissions Officer, LEDA, New York City, New York<p>LEDA is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to recruit and admit future cohorts of LEDA Scholars. Reporting to the Director of Recruitment & Admissions, the Recruitment & Admissions Officer works to grow and strengthen LEDA’s applicant pool through strategic outreach to and collaboration with public schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country. The Recruitment & Admissions officer also serves as a senior member of LEDA’s admissions team, evaluating applicants and making final admissions decisions, as well as coordinating enrollment in the <a href="http://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/" target="_blank">LEDA Scholars Program</a>. This position is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional with a background and interest in recruitment, admissions, and/or college access. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator and positive team member, who is passionate about connecting with students and educators of all backgrounds to expand educational opportunities.</p><p><strong>To be considered for this opportunity</strong>, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to <a href="mailto:employment@ledascholars.org">employment@ledascholars.org </a>with “Recruitment & Admissions Officer” in the subject line. For more information, visit <a href="http://ledascholars.org/about-us/employment/" target="_blank">LEDA'S Employment Page</a>.</p>41
Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service Program Manager, Ohio University (Dublin, Ohio)<p>This position will support the continued growth and development of the George V. Voinovich Academy of Excellence in Public Service. The Voinovich Academy is a signature program for Ohio University with high visibility throughout the State of Ohio. The position will work closely with the other team members and communicate regularly with key program stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the executive training experience are designed and delivered successfully. Although based at our Ohio University-Dublin Campus, this position requires frequent travel across central Ohio and other parts of the state.<br></p><p>To apply, visit the <a href="https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/28508" target="_blank"><strong>original job posting</strong></a>.<br></p>43

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