Employment and Funding

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) provides several avenues for student employment and funding at Pace. Opportunities for support are available from the CCAR’s Faculty Assistants (FACES) program, Mini-grants, and student aide positions.

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Faculty Assistants (FACES)

FACES (Faculty Assistants for Civic Engagement Series program) are undergraduate and graduate students assigned as assistants to faculty teaching a community-based learning (AOK1) course for one semester. As a faculty assistant you will be the liaison between the professor, class, and community organizations. A stipend of $300 per semester is provided to students in the program.

To apply to be a FACES student you will need to meet the eligibility criteria and complete a brief application form. Matches between a faculty member and teaching assistant will be determined according to discipline, interest and need. Participation in the FACES program may also count toward the Project Pericles Leadership Certificate.

Eligibility Criteria: Students must have a QPA of 3.0 or higher, and must be at the sophomore level or higher to apply.

Mandatory Training: Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) staff will offer a training course for students admitted to the program. Admitted students are required to complete the training course prior to beginning their class assignments.

Students interested in being a part of FACES must submit an application form and submit it to the appropriate CCAR office on the New York City or Pleasantville campus.

If you have additional questions or need further assistance please contact Sangeeta Rao on the New York City campus at (212) 346-1541, or srao@pace.edu. Alternatively, contact Heather Novak on the Pleasantville campus at (914) 773-3464, or hnovak@pace.edu.


Guidelines: Student Organizations and student leaders are invited to apply for a mini-grant to support an event, or project that pertains to a social issue. The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) will award mini-grants up to the amount of $350 to qualifying proposals on a first come-first serve, rolling basis. These mini-grants are to help students and student organizations interested in actively connecting with an issue. CCAR and Pace University are committed to educating students for social responsibility and active citizenship, and meant these mini-grants are to financially support those who are interested in leading such initiatives.

Eligibility: To be eligible for grant funding, students’ and student organizations’ events/projects must meet the following requirements:

  • Broadly connect with at least one of these themes: democracy in action, political action for human rights, and global citizenship.
  • Have co-sponsorship of a campus organization, such as a student organization, or academic department.
  • Share best practices, session materials, stories, testimonials, and pictures with CCAR.
  • Complete a report or write an essay on the event/project for submission to CCAR no later than 30 days after the event/project’s completion.
  • Post the following message on all flyers and other communication publicizing the event/project: “CCAR’s sponsorship of this event does not necessarily express or imply, Pace University’s approval or endorsement of the speaker’s views.”

Student Employment

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) employs students not just as members of our office’s staff, but as burgeoning leaders at Pace University. Students can serve as the Student Outreach Coordinator, Student Projects Coordinator, or the Student Media Projects Coordinator on either the New York City, or Pleasantville campuses.

There are currently no positions available at this time.