Community Engagement Paid Positions

Community Engagement Center Paid Positions

Community Engagement Center Urban Fellowships

Urban Fellowship, Community Engagement Center
(1 part-time & 1 full-time position available)

Pitzer College seeks energetic, dependable, well-organized, and self-motivated Pitzer graduates for Urban Fellowships with the Community Engagement Center (CEC). As graduates of Pitzer, these individuals will use their experience in community work to serve as a liaison between the College and community partner sites to guide the ethical practices of community-based education among students, faculty and staff. There are three community partner sites requiring Urban Fellows (one full-time Fellow that will be the liaison for two sites and a second Fellow that will be half-time for the third site). The community partner sites include: 1) Prototypes, a women’s social and health services recovery center, 2) Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige, a high school located in a local juvenile detention facility, and 3) the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, a site providing employment and legal services to day laborers.

Employment Term: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (possible one-year renewal)

Essential Functions: There are two, temporary staff positions available; one full-time position and one half-time position. Reporting to the Assistant Director of CEC, these liaison positions support the Center as follows:

  • A. Assist in the direction, administration, curriculum development, and coordination of community partner site programming to ensure quality control in the management of the day-to-day operations.
    1) Direct students and faculty to, and coordinate activities for, the program.
  • B. Plan and manage the recruitment process of volunteers, work study interns, and course-based interns. Work closely with faculty to place students into programming sites. Interview and select all students interested in working with the community site.
  • C. Monitor student weekly internship hours and coordinate transportation to and from sites.
  • D. Provide support for Pitzer courses that have a social responsibility component.
  • E. Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program.
  • F. Provide specialized ethics training for internship work at partner sites, oversee internship progress, provide preparation and debrief meetings, field feedback, and coaching to all student interns.
  • G. Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance. Assist with grant and other report writing as needed.
  • H. Participate in campus and department activities including staff meetings and events.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The individuals must possess knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
    The following are the minimum qualifications required for these positions:
    • 1. Proficient and effective written and oral communication skills in English.
    • 2. Fluent Spanish language speaking skills are required for the individual assigned to the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center partner site.
    • 3. Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities.
    • 4. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in order to satisfy key projects on schedule.
    • 5. Demonstrated ability to use intermediate and some advanced functions of recent versions of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), the internet and web-based forms.
    • 6. Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets.
    • 7. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with campus faculty, staff, and students and the members and staff of the community partner site.
    • 8. Commitment to Pitzer and CEC mission and values
    • 9. A valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the College’s insurer. Must be able to provide own transportation to the partner sites.
    • 10. Ability to transport students in college-owned, large-capacity vans to and from sites, fieldtrips, and other destinations.
  • Education: Must have a completed Pitzer College bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience: Must have experience directing the work of others, including providing verbal and written feedback. Must also have some previous experience in community work and student organizing. Previous experience working with our partner sites would be a plus.
  • Hourly Rate: $14.42 per hour. Medical and dental benefits only, beginning January 1, 2015.
  • To Apply: Only qualified applicants please. The deadline to apply is TBD Spring 2014. Please visit our online recruitment site to complete your application,, and have the four following documents ready to upload:
    • 1. A Letter of Interest addressing how you satisfy the required knowledge, skills and experience for the position;
    • 2. A chronological resume with employment dates;
    • 3. One letter of recommendation; and
    • 4. A one-page essay identifying your interests, experience, and philosophy regarding community engagement work.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information email or call (909) 607-8184.

Community Engagement Center Summer Internships

TWO Internship Positions Available: 20 hours per week for 12 weeks

Compensation: $11.50 per hour
Internship Period:  May 29, 2014 – August 16, 2014 


The purpose of a CEC summer internship is to act as a liaison to community partner sites in order to bridge the spring and fall semesters when community partners experience significantly less Pitzer student involvement. Interns will assist in delivering programs and services to the sites in addition to some clerical work with CEC. The positions available are as follows:


One internship is available to work with Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige a youth detention camp located in the hills of La Verne. Programming consists of tutoring, art, and/or poetry instruction, as well as coordination of a summer Borrowed Voices program.

One internship is available to work with the Pomona Day Labor Center and the Fernando Pedraza Community Coalition (both are programs/projects of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center –PEOC). Projects include teaching ESL, Spanish literacy instruction, the PEOC newsletter, computer literacy/ website updating and programming around health and legal issues and more. Must be fluent Spanish speaker.


  • 1)  Assist in the direction, administration, curriculum development, and coordination of site programming. Coordinate activities related to the programs.
  • 2)  Assist in the active promotion of CEC, its sites, and its activities.
  • 3) Provide support as needed for evaluation purposes. Prepare written materials related to CEC programming.
  • 4) Assist with the transition between outgoing and incoming Urban Fellows in order to meet the needs of the center and community partner site.
  • 5) Perform other duties specific to the position, as needed.


Please submit (electronically only) your resume and a cover letter which specifies your site preference, describes your background experience, reason for seeking the position AND indicate whether or not you will be enrolled in summer courses. Your submission must also include one letter of recommendation and a one page essay about your interests, experience, and philosophy around community engagement work.

DEADLINE to APPLY: TBD Spring 2014. For more information email or call (909) 607-8184.

Local Community Internship Opportunities

API Equality-LA

Apply for API Equality-LA's Health Justice Organizing Internship!

API Equality-LA’s Health Justice Organizing Internship will train API young people to do community organizing and power building with and within the API and LGBT communities for healthcare access and equity.  This on-the-ground and in-the-community internship lasts 10 weeks, beginning Monday, January 13, 2014 – Thursday, March 20, 2014, and will focuses on providing interns the opportunity, skills, and knowledge to bridge the healthcare gap and work directly in historically underserved and marginalized communities.  Learn to engage, educate, and empower our communities. Apply today.

About this Internship:

API Equality-LA is a Los Angeles based civil rights organization that organizes in the API community for LGBT equality. API Equality-LA’s Health Justice Organizing Internship:

  • A. Is open to any current or recent student (18-25) who is passionate about educating and organizing the API community.
  • B. Lasts 10 weeks from beginning Monday, January 13, 2014 – Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • C. Requires a commitment of at least 10 hours/week
  • D. Will be based at API Equality-LA’s office in the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, located at 1137 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • E. Can possibly earn academic credit, depending on the institution
  • F. Awards a $500 scholarship

FMI: Please email a resume and cover letter that includes availability and two references to Tran Le at Application is due by 5 PM, Monday, January 6, 2013.

City Year

Give a year. Change the world.

City Year is an AmeriCorps education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. City Year is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 corps year.

Apply Now-


Los Angeles County, Veterinary Public Health

Position starts September 2013- Apply now!

Improve community resilience and health by promoting and coordinating educational
dog-friendly group walks in the community. The student will obtain experience in
community outreach, cross agency collaboration, health promotion and research through:
1) helping create a dog friendly walking club tool kit, which will include pet and human
health messages, 2) determining best practices for dog friendly walking groups by
interviewing leaders of local groups,3) assessing the community (Pomona-Claremont
area) to determine potential sites for walks, 4) identifying local residents who can start
groups by working with local animal and public health staff and community groups, 5)
assessing benefits related to pet friendly walking groups by surveying participants three
times to determine if joining improved their and their petʼs health.

For more info, view the job description here.

Required Documents – submit all materials via email to
1. Cover Letter – please indicate why you are interested in the position, what makes you an excellent candidate, and your
availability in terms of days/ hours.
2. Professional Resume
3. CEC Student Application for Employment (available on CEC website)

Tiyya Foundation

TIYYA works alongside the International Rescue Committee (Glendale, CA) to help refugees from ALL backgrounds to settle in the California region. We do not discriminate people’s religion, ethnicity, tribes, clans or nationalities.

Our goal is to help raise awareness about the experiences that many refugees go through to arrive in the US safely.

For volunteer opportunities visit or email