Community Bulletin

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The Center for Social Concern’s Community Bulletin is a place where we will be sharing individual volunteer opportunities and community related events. The purpose of this page is to:

  • provide individual volunteer opportunities for those looking to get involved.
  • share community related events.
  • remind you of important deadlines that may be of interest to you.

We are working with our community partners and local organizations to create this page that we hope can become a valuable resource for the Hopkins and local communities. The Community Bulletin will constantly be changing and updated as we learn of new opportunities.

Check out the opportunities below and please contact or (410) 516-4777 if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can make this page better.

Students looking to get involved or volunteer on a more consistent schedule, can always get involved with a CSC program instead. Otherwise, check out other other engagement opportunities and ways to strengthen our communities.

How to Post Events/Opportunities

If you are a community partner or a local organization who needs help promoting an event, have a resource that you think may benefit our community, or perhaps you are looking for some volunteers to lend a helping hand at your organization, please complete our Volunteer Opportunity and Event Form. A staff member will follow up with you within 2-3 business days to help you post your opportunity on this page.

If you have a job or internship opportunity, please email with a job description and any additional information that will be helpful. Thank you for partnering with us!

Community Resources

Don’t see what you need here? Check out other Baltimore events and resources through Johns Hopkins’ Government and Community Affairs.

Y in Central Maryland – Work with youth? Check out the Y on the Fly Program

The YMCA of Central Maryland, PNC Financial Services, and McCormick & Company have partnered to launch “Y On The Fly” – an innovative mobile Y program delivering games, activities and healthy food options to children in Baltimore’s surrounding neighborhoods. Each visit is expected to last 90 minutes and will incorporate 60 minutes of active/physical play as well as, a 30-minute in-depth demonstration focused on creating healthy snacks. Activities can include innovative games, obstacle courses and relay races incorporating water for those hot days. Following programming, children are provided a nutritious snack, which they will assist in creating, and finally, are given the recipe to replicate at home.

“Y On The Fly” will deliver this dual programming to two locations per day for a total of 10 site visits per week during the summer months (10 weeks total). Moreover, their mobile Y van will be staffed by two professionally trained YMCA counselors and equipped with a variety of sporting equipment, toys, and an audio system!

That said, with the summer months less than days away, requesting “Y On The Fly” to visit your location ensures a summer children will never forget. Their ideal time slots are between 10-11:30am, or 1-2:30pm and dates include June 26th – August 25th excluding Saturday and Sundays. Additionally, their programming age demographic falls between five to fourteen. Be advised that visit dates and times are currently being booked and filling up fast. Learn more about Y on the Fly now.

How do I book a van? Contact Jordan Brown at or at (910) 778-3479.

Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations – Are you a non-profit seeking seeking pro bono consulting services?

Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations provides pro bono consulting services for nonprofits in the local Baltimore community. Their teams of students are able to aid nonprofits to address issues in the following areas:

  • sustainability
  • finance & accounting
  • fundraising & capital
  • business operations
  • marketing strategy
  • organizational strategy

Based at Johns Hopkins, their mission is to help their clients achieve their goals and objectives while offering professional development opportunities for their consultants. PDF Document: To learn more, view .pdf flyer now. .

Application Process:

  • Client Application Period: August 15th – August 30th
  • Second Round Interview Period: September 5th – September 8th

Projects can be expected to begin at the end of September and last through mid-December.

Apply Now

Have questions?: Email

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Waverly Village Fair – Saturday, August 26

The 4th Annual Waverly Village Fair will take place on Saturday, August 26 from 10am – 2pm. This event brings together communities bordering the East 33rd Street Corridor near the Weinberg Family Y in Waverly. Participating communities include Waverly, Better Waverly, Ednor Gardens/Lakeside and others. In order to host a successful event, we need your help! They’re looking for volunteers to help where and when they can on Sat, Aug 26. Check out the Facebook event.


  • Setup: 8:30am – 9:45am
    Some heavy lifting will be involved in this shift, although you can definitely help out even if you can’t lift. We will unload a lot of supplies and equipment from vehicles into the parking lot behind the Y.
  • Fair Info booth shifts: Hourly from 9:45am-2pm
    Smile, be happy and welcome guests into the fair! If you’re a people person, this is the perfect job for you. You’ll register visitors, answer questions, hand out free sno-ball tickets and share information on the fair and surrounding community. We’ll provide all the information prior and at the fair so no research needed! There will also be a planning committee member present to answer any of the more difficult questions. More details will be shared once you register to volunteer.
  • Moon Bounce: Hourly from 9:45am – 2pm
    We all can remember the good ‘ole days or having all the energy in the world to jump around a moon bounce ALL DAY LONG. Well, relive that joy by volunteering at the moon bounce and see all the magic come back to life. Volunteers will monitor time and rotate youth in and out of the moon bounce to give amply opportunity for equal participation. The volunteers will ensure there isn’t too much rough housing and that fun is being had. Bounce on over and sign up for this fun way to support the Fair.
  • Clean up Crew: 2-3pm
    We need to clean up the site and leave it pristine so the Y will want to have us again next year! We’ll be picking up trash, folding chairs, putting away tents and packing up. The more help, the better!

Number of volunteers needed: several

The Weinberg Y in Waverly
900 E 33rd St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Sign up now! For questions, please contact Shane Bryan at or phone at 605-730-1294.

Living Classrooms Foundation- volunteers needed in August and September for workforce development programming

The Living Classrooms Foundation is seeking volunteers to provide support for our workforce development participants as they improve and refine their computer skills and prepare for employment. We have opportunities for volunteers with both moderate and high levels of computer skills. In addition, all of these opportunities can be a one-time event for the volunteer, or part of a more consistent/regular commitment.

Shifts: View all shifts now.

Number of volunteers needed: several


  • UA House at Fayette (1100 E. Fayette, 21202)

How to volunteer: Sign up now or contact Rebekah Meyer at with questions.

Living Classrooms Foundation- volunteers needed for summer sports programming

Interested in sports? The Living Classrooms Foundation has the perfect opportunity for you! They are looking to implement more sports into their summer programming and would love for volunteers to assist! Their league will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30AM.

The league will primarily be focused on basketball, flag football, and soccer. Training will be provided in partnership with Coaching Corps – if you bring your enthusiasm and interest, they’ll provide the rest!

Shifts: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10-11:30AM. Dates TBD.

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

1100 E. Fayette
The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms
1100 E. Fayette
Baltimore, MD

How to volunteer: Contact Erin Myers at with questions.

Living Classrooms Foundation- volunteers needed for after-school chess club

The Living Classrooms Foundation is currently looking for an individual to lead their middle school’s Chess Club during after-school programming (approx. 3:10-4:10)! Sessions will run once a week starting in October for about 20 weeks. Training will be provided.

Shifts: 3:00-4:15pm (starting 20 weeks starting in October)

Number of volunteers needed: 1

The Crossroads Middle School
802 S. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please email Erin Myers at if you are interested in this volunteer position.

Living Classrooms Foundation- **paid opportunity**debate coach volunteers needed

Become a New Debate Team Coach!

As part of our new partnership with the Baltimore Urban Debate League, the Living Classrooms Foundation is looking for a debate coach! The league requires that the team meet at least twice a week. They are looking to run this club during their enrichment period at the end of the school day, 2:35-3:10pm. Tournaments will be held once a month or every other month on Saturdays. The BUDL league provides coach training. This opportunity is paid!

Shifts: TBD (occasional Saturdays needed), 2:30-3:15pm

Number of volunteers needed: 1

The Crossroads Middle School
Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Contact Erin Myers at if you are interested in this opportunity!

TALMAR Gardens & Horticultural Therapy Center-volunteers needed

Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland (TALMAR) is a non-profit is a 10-acre farm located in the 360-acres of Cromwell Valley Park, Maryland. They focus on rehabilitating special needs individuals, particularly those with physical, social, mental, and behavioral disabilities, through horticultural therapy- gardening activities and techniques which help to heal.

Options for becoming apart of their landscape are many and varied- partaking in daily farm activities, prepping for organic farming workshops (view TALMAR’s calendar of events), and helping with our special needs programs.

Likewise, this year marks the start of our beginner farmer’s training, Breaking New Ground- a veterans-to-farmer’s training for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Volunteers would make a massive impact by helping with this training’s Farm Practicum (or field lab). If any students are interested, give them a call. They’d be more than happy to give you a tour/show you around their farm to see what you think.

Shifts: They need volunteers who could work a 2-hour shift (once or twice a week) on either Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. They are flexible and will adapt to your schedules/time constraints. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Number of volunteers needed: 15 – 20

Location: TALMAR Gardens & Horticultural Therapy Center, 1994 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

How to volunteer: Please contact Tracy Hauser at

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about other opportunities that provide clinical exposure and experience, please refer to the Pre-Professional Advising Office’s website. Note: any shadowing/observing opportunities do not qualify as volunteering so cannot be counted towards HopServe50 or Track it Forward.

901 Arts – seeking piano and music teachers!

901 Arts is seeking music teachers and tutors from now until the end of the school year. Volunteers will need to be background checked/fingerprinted since you will be working with youth.


Piano Teacher (1-2 hour/week commitment)

  • Wednesday: 4:30-6pm or 4:30-5:30pm or 5-6pm

Cello, Guitar, Trombone, or Electric Bass Guitar Teachers (1-2 hour/week commitment)

  • Wednesday: 4:30-6pm or 4:30-5:30pm or 5-6pm

Number of volunteers needed: 3-5

How to volunteer: Email Sarah Tooley, Director, at

Creative Alliance – calling all photographers!

Creative Alliance is looking for volunteers to help capture all the inspiring moments that happen at the Creative Alliance. If you love taking photographs, and have your own digital camera, they need your help! Volunteer photographers would be tasked with photographing the great performances, workshops, and programs that are hosted at Creative Alliance. If you are interested check out their calendar of events, and let them know what you are interested in. Photos taken are then given to Creative Alliance for archival and marketing purposes. Volunteers will receive photo credit.

Shifts: Check out their calendar of events

Number of volunteers needed: several

How to volunteer: Please email for more details.

Intersection of Change – Jubilee Arts is looking for volunteers!

End Hunger one meal at a time! Jubilee Arts is looking for volunteers to assist us with dinner that we serve to the kids who participate in our programs. You will be serving hot food, maintaining a clean environment, logging the name of each child and date the meal was served, and general oversight of the children as they eat.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the the types of neighborhood residents we serve and Dinner Service has become an important staple of the work Jubilee Arts accomplishes. If you have an interest in serving a child a nutritious hot meal, listening to their story, and learning more about Jubilee Arts, then this is the position for you!

Volunteers will complete a 10 minute training session, executed by the Volunteer Coordinator, explaining how food will be served, how to log the children who eat, and finally how to transfer the log to the computer.

Shifts: Volunteers to help serve food from 4:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
Number of volunteers needed: For those server positions, Jubilee Arts, just need 1 person, for 1 hour, 1 day a week.

Location: 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

How to volunteer: Contact Mark Weber at

Living Classrooms Foundation – seeking mentors, tutors and more!

Living Classrooms Foundation has many volunteer opportunities.

  • STEM Mentors

Looking for volunteers to come to two of our community centers in East Baltimore during the after-school hours.

POWER House Community Center

Shifts: Tuesdays OR Thursdays (4:45-5:45pm) starting September 12th. These sessions will run for about 10 weeks, and should end the week of November 14th. Training for mentoring is included! No experience required.

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 316 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Youth Development Center

Shifts: mix of Tuesdays AND Thursdays (4:30-5:30pm). Sessions will be twice a week in October and then just on Tuesdays in November.

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 1100 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at

  • Mentoring Opportunities

Teen Mentors: Open to males only; 3-4 hours/month commitment, including 5:00-7:00 pm the first Thursday of the month

GEM Mentors: Open to females only; 4 hours/month commitment

Crossroads Mentors: Two set meetings a month, Fridays from 11:20am-12:20pm

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at

  • Tutors

The Crossroads School

Shifts: Monday-Friday, 2:30-3:30pm or Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm (minimum one hour/week commitment)

Sports coaches/club leaders: Monday-Friday, 3:30-4:30pm

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at

  • Classroom Assistants

POWER House Community Center (1st-8th grade)

Shifts: 4:00-6:00pm (one hour/week commitment)

Location: 316 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at

Patterson Park Youth Sports and Education Center (5th-8th grade)

Location: 200 South Linwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Next to the ice rink and Utz turf field

  • Homework help

Shifts: 4:00-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday (one hour/week commitment)

  • Sports coaches/club leaders

Shifts: 5:00-6:00pm, Monday-Friday (two days/week commitment)

  • Soccer League

Our Patterson Park site hosts a middle school soccer league. Many players are new to the sport – the goal is to teach teamwork and sportsmanship! The league will start in mid-September and run through mid-November.

Shifts: Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00pm; games are on Fridays during the same time period.

  • Coaches

Shifts: Coaches are asked to commit to one practice (Tuesday or Thursday) and the game (Friday) every week. Practices and games likely won’t last the full 3:00-6:00 time frame.

  • Referees

Shifts: Referees are needed for the Friday games. Training provided!

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at

Moveable Feast – seeking volunteers to help prepare and package meals

Calling all volunteers for the New Year; start 2017 by giving back! Moveable Feast, a non-profit organization that home-delivers nutritious meals to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses, seeks individuals and group volunteers! Operating since 1989, Moveable Feast serves nearly 5,400 clients annually across Maryland. They also offer medical transportation, nutritional counseling, and culinary arts and life skills training. Moveable Feast has a great need for weekday Kitchen Assistants to prepare and package meals.

Shifts: Moveable feast can accommodate individuals and groups of up to 15 volunteers

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteers needed: Moveable Feast depends heavily on volunteers all year round help prepare and deliver over 800,000. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week, and can accommodate groups up to 20.

Location: 901 North Milton Avenue, in East Baltimore City, east of Hopkins Medical School and the Northeast Market.

How to volunteer: Please visit their website at, or contact Angie Elliott at 410-327-3420 Ext. 31 or

Parks & People Foundation – seeking environmental educators to engage high schoolers!

Parks & People Foundation seeks volunteer environmental educators to assist with its Branches high school program. Branches is an after-school program for currently enrolled Baltimore City high school students ages 14-21. Branches seeks to engage youth in meaningful employment after school while teaching job readiness skills, financial literacy, and green jobs skills. Additionally, Branches aims to build resiliency skills in Baltimore City youth to develop skills in the areas of positive communication, cooperation, healthy risk-taking, leadership, perseverance and creative problem solving. Environmental educators are needed to assist with delivering curriculum and completing projects. Volunteers must commit to serving at least one day per week for a three month period. Interested person of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience in environmental related fields (education or work) are encouraged but not required.

Shifts: Volunteers must commit to at least one shift weekly for a three month period.

  • Monday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 3:30-6:00 pm

Number of volunteers needed: 8

Location: 2100 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, Maryland, 21217
How to volunteer: Please contact Kara Berger at or (410) 448-5663.

PTECH at Dunbar – seeking mentors!

One of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools in the state of Maryland, P-TECH at Dunbar, is seeking healthcare industry mentors. Through the work of education and industry partnerships, mentoring, career exposure, and with a 4 to 6 year school model, P-TECH students pursue a high school diploma and associate’s degree in health sciences simultaneously. P-TECH graduates are first in line for healthcare careers at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, Kaiser Permanente and University of Maryland, Baltimore. P-TECH at Dunbar is currently seeking mentors for a cohort of 50 freshman for this school year. Mentors are encouraged to make 3 to 4 in-person contacts with their mentee each year, but are certainly welcomed to connect more frequently! The mentor’s primary role is to expose students to the healthcare workplace, and to provide encouragement to students who are taking on this unique and exciting challenge. Weekly communication is encouraged (phone, email, text). PDF Document: Learn more about P-TECH at Dunbar.

Shifts: Mentoring is flexible

Number of volunteers needed: 50

Location: PTECH at Dunbar, 1400 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD, 21231
How to volunteer: Complete the mentor survey. A team member will follow up with you with next steps.
Have questions? Email Dr. Craig Spilman at

Reading Partners – seeking many mentors!

Reading Partners Baltimore is currently seeking dedicated tutors to work one-on-one with our students at 19 local Baltimore City schools! No experience is necessary. Tutors work with Reading Partners’ structured and easy-to-follow literacy curriculum, with the training, support, and coaching of an on-site Reading Partners staff member.
Hours are flexible. Volunteers will be trained and supported by the full-time On-Site Coordinator.

Individualized attention makes a huge difference for our students. You will be matched with the same student to work with and tutor weekly for the school year.
Resume building and networking opportunities — we offer personal and professional development and a chance to meet with our fabulous team of tutors. We have partnerships with the City of Baltimore, Under Armour, Constellation, and many more companies. Please note that programming only runs during the school year, September-June. PDF Document: View .pdf flier for more information!

Shifts: choose a 45-minute session between 9 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Thursday.
Number of volunteers needed: 500

Location: 916 N Charles Street,Ste. 250, Baltimore , Maryland, 21201
How to volunteer: Sign up now!

Have a question? Call us at 410-585-7600 or send us an email at

Second Chance Inc – have fun and learn something new!

Second Chance Inc. has an ongoing need for volunteer groups of any size! The opportunities include fun, physical work in our 200,000 square foot warehouse, visual merchandising, administrative support, furniture refinishing, painting, carpentry, web design and much, much more! We would love to tailor a volunteer experience that you will enjoy and want to tell others about!

Second Chance couldn’t fulfill their mission without help from volunteers like you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Shifts: Open every day from 9am-5pm.
Number of volunteers needed: any amount and any size

Location: 1700 Ridgely St., Baltimore, MD, 21230

How to volunteer: Please contact Ryan Marinkovich at

Shepherd’s Clinic – volunteer in a clinical setting!

Interested in the Affordable Care Act & Healthcare Reform? Want to volunteer in a clinical setting to help educate patients about health insurance?

Volunteer at Shepherd’s Clinic, a Baltimore based nonprofit free health care clinic. Shepherd’s Clinic is looking for people interested in becoming volunteer insurance counselors.

Volunteer insurance counselors meet one-on-one with patients to help them navigate the enrollment process and make an informed decision. Training will be provided!

Shifts: Tuesday through Thursday morning or afternoon
Number of volunteers needed: 5

Location: 2800 Kirk Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
Within one mile of the Homewood Campus and accessible by the JHU shuttle.

How to volunteer: Fill out the the Shepherd’s Clinic Volunteer Application or contact Ellen Sangiamo, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at (410) 467-7140 x 227 or with any questions.

Strong City Baltimore: 29th Street Community Center – Jump for Joy! – help with a jump rope & mentoring program!

29th Street Community Center PDF Document: (view .pdf flier)

Looking for a fun, rewarding experience with energetic Baltimore youth?

Jump for Joy!, a jump rope and youth mentoring program at The 29th Street Community Center, is seeking volunteers to assist lead coaches and other experienced parties working with youth ages 6-16 for learning long rope, single rope, Double Dutch, and freestyle. Ropes and training provided. Efforts are fun and low key. Flexible roles available for volunteers able to commit weekly, biweekly, monthly, or a variable fashion, however may suit them best.

Roles available:

  • Turners – for inexperienced or experienced folks in turning log rope and/or Double Dutch but not jumping per se
  • Coaches – for experienced jumper and turners interested in working directly with youth to teach jump skills

Very doable! Experienced parties show the way. Come, jump in, and join the fun!

Shifts: Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm
Number of volunteers needed: All interested parties welcome.

Location: 300 E. 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 2FL Gym

How to volunteer: Please contact Kim Landes at or (202) 409-4368.

Strong City Baltimore: 29th Street Community Center – help with homework, tutoring, and have fun too!

29th Street Community Center (PDF Document: view .pdf flier)

Seeking volunteers to assist with after school homework help, tutoring, and unstructured play. Students volunteering at the Community Center are required to complete a background check with Baltimore City Public Schools.

The mission of the Center is to offer a space for meaningful community building and high quality enrichment programming that adds value and vibrancy to the neighborhoods of Charles Village, Abell, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Better Waverly, Old Goucher, Remington, and Barclay.

Shifts: Monday – Thursday, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Number of volunteers needed: 10+ volunteers

Location: 300 E. 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Please contact Elyse Preston at

Strong City Baltimore: Adult Learning Center – seeking tutors, classroom assistants, and learner advocates!

Strong City Baltimore: Adult Learning Center

Seeking volunteers to be one-on-one Tutors, Classroom Assistants, and Learner Advocates. Volunteers must be willing to attend a 2 hour training at Strong City Baltimore on adult education tutoring tips & strategies.

Shifts: Volunteers can meet with learners (following a training) anytime that meets their schedule and the learners schedule. For example, a tutor pair will meet 2 hours every week at a time that is convenient under the operating hours of:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9pm
  • Friday 8:30am-5pm or
  • Saturday 9am-3pm

Number of volunteers needed: any amount

Location: 3501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Please contact Lee Domeika at


Job Positions – We are hiring!

Program Coordinator

About the position:

The Program Coordinator, Student Leadership and Development will report to the Center for Social Concern’s Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Development, and serve as a member of the Center’s team-oriented programmatic staff. Upholding the Center for Social Concern’s core values of leadership, diversity, collaboration, programmatic sustainability, and applied learning, the Program Coordinator’s work will be centered in three key areas: 1) oversight of an individualized student volunteer program and service challenge (HopServe50) 2) advise and offer training to student organizations that organize large-scale campus-wide philanthropic and community service events 3) support student leaders that plan campus-wide civic engagement conferences and days of service. The Program Coordinator will also play a supporting role in the programmatic initiatives of the emerging Homewood Civic Engagement Experience, the HopkinsCORPS Program, and other student programs that support institutional civic engagement priorities.

The Program Coordinator will recruit and supervise a minimum of four student employees. They will monitor program budgets for the Center and organize large-scale civic engagement conferences and events.

Status: Full Time

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Five years of related experience require. Should include 2 years of experience in community service programming. Experience in large-scale event planning is a plus. Experience as a community service student leader can count towards years of experience.

How to learn more and apply: Visit the JHU Jobs website (Requisition #: 314817). Accepting applications until position is filled.