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The Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. While completing the program components, participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Launched in 2003, BPSS has connected students with service and special opportunities for leadership development and community engagement. Since the program’s inception, more than 8,000 students have participated, contributing 2.3 million hours of service.

Lead Graduate Assistant for BPSS

The lead graduate assistant for BPSS will work with program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate BPSS orientation sessions with support of an undergraduate student leader
  • Assist in the selection, training and hiring of 6-9 BPSS graduate assistants who offer skills trainings and respond to graduating senior reflections
  • Support SMART Mentoring program as needed
  • Coordinate the senior reflection review process for BPSS graduates in the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Organize and conduct BPSS outreach events (e.g. tabling in the Union) to promote BPSS
  • Assist in assessment and evaluation of BPSS program
  • Monitor and respond to student emails about the program
  • Review, track, and approve senior portfolios on GivePulse to confirm that they have met program requirements; follow-up with seniors, as needed
  • Assist with special opportunities offered by the program (graduation in May), as needed
  • Provide supplemental support and publicity for BPSS programs

Enrollment in a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate program required. This position will hybrid with both in-person and remote options expected. Should have an interest in service-learning and civic engagement. Experience with nonprofit organizations, familiarity with group facilitation, program evaluation and student leadership development are preferred. The individual must enjoy working in a collaborative environment with undergraduate students, other graduate students, and professional staff. Excellent writing, computer and organizational skills are required. Experience working with diverse communities is preferred. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

Dates of Employment: August 2024-May 2025

Hours: 15-20 hours a week

Total Funding: $20,000

If interested, please apply by June 2nd, 2024 at by logging in with your ONYEN. For questions, please contact Katelyn Bodwell at

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