Manager, Public Service Academy

University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
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May 25, 2023
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
  • excellent tuition remission benefits
  • outstanding health benefits plans and rates
  • at least 11 paid holidays each year
  • 40 days of annual, personal, and sick leave each year, including 20 annual leave days
  • great retirement plans

The Public Service Academy manager is a new position that will lead the development of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy’s new Public Service Academy. The non-partisan Public Service Academy links University of Baltimore students from all majors to careers in public service through paid internships/fellowship; a public service minor; and extracurricular activities including professional development activities, events, conferences.
The Public Service Academy Manager will be responsible for developing a new public service internship program, managing existing external fellowship programs, and working with the director of the Schaefer Center to create a new NextGen Public Service Corps program.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

Public Service Internship/Fellowship Development and Management

  • Recruits student interns/fellows and host sites
  • Prepares internship/fellowship agreements
  • Coordinates the preparation of intern/fellow employment contracts.
  • Maintains regular contact with interns and supervisors to verify internship requirements are being meet by both parties, and identifies and troubleshoots problems,
  • Serves as a resource to supervisors and interns.
  • Verifies intern/fellow hours, reviews and approves timesheets.
  • Conducts annual assessment of internship/fellowship placements.

Coordination of Professional Development Activities for Interns/Fellows

  • Identifies professional development needs
  • Identifies internal and external training providers,
  • Develops and coordinating professional development session
  • Documents attendance.

Manage NextGen Service Corps Program

  • In conjunction with the director of the Schaefer Center, develop the Schaefer Center’s NextGen Service Corp program including developing policies and procedures, developing a strategic vision for the program, and developing a three-year implementation plan for the program.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Manages and maintains program documentation including, but not limited to internship/fellowship agreements, student applications, database of program participants and graduates, and a database of host sites.
  • Analyzes data related to Academy activity and prepare annual program accomplishments report.
  • Maintain records required to award digital badges.
  • Prepares program reports as needed.

Event Coordination

  • Coordinates recognition programs for interns/fellows and host sites.
  • Coordinates public service conference, events and speaker series, selecting and developing programming based on current trends and knowledge of the field.

Required Education: Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, social science, or related discipline.
Preferred Education: Ph.D. or DPA degree in public administration, public policy, social science, or related discipline.
Required Experience: 3 years of experience in higher education, higher education administration, student service-learning, internship management, civic engagement, public management, or related field, with some experience with developing new partnerships with public organizations.
Preferred Experience: Prefer experience with developing or managing a public service academy or other leadership curriculum within a higher education institution. Management experience working with state and local government officials and knowledge of Maryland’s public sector highly preferred.
About the Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Founded in 1985, the Schaefer Center for Public Policy is the applied research and service division of the College of Public Affairs. The Center is a non-partisan organization that leverages the expertise of the university community in its work to: inform decision makers through applied research and program evaluation; prepare public servants for advancement through its professional development program; promote public discourse through policy analysis and conferences; and grow future leaders through applied learning activities for students.
About the College of Public Affairs
The College of Public Affairs ranked among the top 25% of Public Affairs Schools in the country, a significant honor and testament to the quality of the College's programs, students and faculty. The College is home to three academic divisions (the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Public and International Affairs) and two centers (the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, and the Center for Drug Enforcement and Research). The focus of the college is on developing the leaders of tomorrow’s public, health, and nonprofit organizations

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