The LINC program still has some Project Manager positions available for Spring 2014 semester. We would appreciate it if you can share the information below with students regarding these leadership positions. We also wanted to invite you to the Learning in Community Showcase where students in the LINC program will present the accomplishments of their service-learning projects, value added to the community organizations, and lessons learned. Please come and support the students in their efforts to engage with and strengthen communities. The showcase is also a great opportunity for new students to learn about LINC courses for Spring semester.
LINC Project Manager positions still available for Spring ’14 semester to lead the following sections:
CAP – Champaign-Urbana Area Project (projects related to youth development and juvenile delinquency prevention)
CAD – AON Center for Community Arts and Development (projects related to youth empowerment, education and arts-based community development)
CUH – C-U at Home (projects related to homelessness, support services, and advocacy)
This is a significant opportunity for the students to acquire training and experience in project management and classroom facilitation while leading a real project of importance to a nonprofit community partner! In the past students teams in LINC have built bridges, produced marketing campaigns, improved water systems, developed youth programs, designed rain gardens, and lots more!LINC Project Managers earn 4 credit hours for ENG 598: Applied Project Management and facilitate the regularly scheduled ENG 315 sessions for one of the projects. They manage the project, participate in a weekly professional development course where they learn about service-learning and managing projects in community-based settings, coordinate communications with the partner, and assess student work. Project Managers will also receive preparation for their roles during a pre-semester training on Jan 15-17.
Project managers will gain/learn
• Enhanced skills in communication, professional writing, leading multi-disciplinary teams, problem-solving, conflict resolution, evaluation, organizing and prioritizing tasks, and time management
• Knowledge, skills, and experience in applied project management
• Experience working with diverse students, partners, and project stakeholders in authentic, community-based contexts
• Satisfaction in guiding students to be socially responsible citizens
• Knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching techniques
• A sense of accomplishment in making a meaningful impact in the community and in the lives of students
For more information contact Shikhank Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org)