Campus Compact Engagement Fellow
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Addison Tucker

Addison grew up in Harrisonburg, VA and graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and a minor in Anthropology. As a student, she served as a Diversity Educator with D.E.E.P. Impact, facilitating discussions and developing programs to educate the student body on all facets of identity. She believes that before we can overcome societal injustices, we must first be able to name and talk about what these injustices are. She is excited to be the Campus Compact fellow because she "think[s] there is nothing more important than to challenge yourself and others to be actively engaged in their own lives and the lives of others."

Interested in Applying to this Fellowship Position?

JMU Engagement Fellows will: Represent the University and are held to the highest standards of performance and behavior. They should seek to provide quality service in their placements while growing both personally and professionally. Their past experience at James Madison University should inform their daily work as they seek to help this community grow and improve every day. They will serve as part of a cohort of Fellows dedicated to the Fellowship and James Madison University. They will also balance their commitment to the Program with the needs of their placement and the work needed for each to be successful.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the James Madison University Mission and Vision and a sense of responsibility and obligation within the community and organization they serve.
  • Approach complex problems through the practice of interpersonal skills that promote teamwork and acceptance of diversity of thought regarding goals and priorities.
  • Uphold meaningful and productive connections between the university and community, and be alert to possibilities for expansion.
  • Explore personal strengths and improve upon weaknesses, with particular emphasis on developing career options and exploring life plan goals through experiential learning.
  • Display an understanding of organizational communication and interconnectedness and how entities work together to solve larger community-based problems.
  • Recognize how personal and career goals can include responsiveness to community needs and be rewarding to self and others.


Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to meeting the specific job description/expectations for the respective department, the Presidential Fellow will:

  • Exceed expectations within their placement and serve the JMU community through their 25 hours average per week in that role.
  • Work in their role for the time period of August 15 – May 15;
  • Engage in an average of 4 hours of weekly program activities:
  • Participate in all professional development activities organized by the program;
  • Attend bi-weekly program staff meetings;
  • Represent the university at designated events and programs and serve as an ambassador for the university; and
  • Adhere to all JMU policies for employees; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The CCVA Fellowship Position Overview

James Madison University Campus Compact Engagement Fellowship Position is part of the 2020-2021 Engagement Fellowship Cohort. This position provides support for Professional & Continuing Education in its partnership with Campus Compact for Virginia by providing enhanced communication and marketing, organizational support, streamlined systems processing, and other duties as assigned.

Established in 2017, Campus Compact for Virginia (CCVA) aims to integrate civic work and learning into the curriculum and operations of its diverse network of colleges and universities, so students graduate with the determine and capacity to contribute to the public good throughout their lives-and higher education institutions are fully engaged with their communities, working together to educate citizens, solve problems, and build a strong democracy.

CCVA Fellowship Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and promote the work of college students in the Newman Civic Fellows program across member institutions in Virginia;
  • Connect college students to K-12 students and schools on behalf of PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic initiatives;
  • Train college students in how to conduct deliberative dialogues;
  • Contribute updates and blogs to the CCVA website, mailings, social media, and monthly newsletters;
  • Aid in the expansion of community partners for CCVA throughout Virginia;
  • Help plan and implement CCVA events;
  • Assist the CCVA Director with preparing for presentations; reports and other events;
  • Other duties as assigned.

CCVA Fellowship Qualifications

  • Must understand, exhibit, and promote the mission and services of Campus Compact for Virginia;
  • Able to communicate well in-person and make professional appearance virtually;
  • Must be skilled in all major forms of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and listserv platforms);
  • Must be able to launch and maintain basic event planning tasks;
  • Willing to be trained in deliberative dialogues and other topics related to Campus Compact for Virginia;
  • Must have substantial skills and knowledge in United States history and social justice issues;
  • Needs to be a self-starter and complete projects in a timely manner; and
  • Be a critical and strategic thinker.

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