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Sushi & Social Change: Work on Purpose – FFW Sat., Oct 14 @ 11am in Coltrane

DURING FALL FAMILY WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY @ 11:00AM: Bring your parents, bring your roommate(s), bring your friends. Join the CCI for some delicious sushi and lots of incredible conversations about bringing purpose and passion to the life you want to live!

IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship in India: Oct. 15 Application Deadline

The IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship Program has an upcoming application deadline of October 15th for their January 2018 cohort program. The program was founded on the idea that by investing in the future generations of leaders who are passionate about leading high-impact careers, we can regenerate local economies and build stronger communities around the world. There is a tuition involved but there are also scholarships within the IDEX system to cover many expenses such as travel. For instance, IDEX founded the InvestWISE Scholarship Fund in 2014 and made it a core part of their mission to help balance the gender scales to place more women in leadership roles within specialized impact fields such as Agriculture, Clean Energy, Impact Investing, Technology for Development and Public Policy.

Check out the program here: http://www.idexaccelerator.com/.

About IDEX Accelerator

IDEX is a US based non-profit that was incubated under Gray Matters Capital in 2010 with the objective of  developing the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. IDEX Fellows work in areas including health, education, gender, energy, livelihood, environment, impact investing etc. Currently, IDEX alumni come from all corners of the globe.

Fiscal Policy and Civic Impact Fellowship @ Net Impact

Since its inception in 2012, more than 900 emerging leaders have participated in the Up to Us Campus Competition (http://bit.ly/2v7anqH) and have gone on to work at think tanks like the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Department of Education, Goldman Sachs, and more! Now, it’s your turn to join this network of impact leaders. Up to Us is an opportunity for you to mobilize your community on campus to understand why fiscal policy matters and inspire collaborative change through creative projects.

This is an eight week program, January 16-March 15, 2018.

RECEIVE:

  • Resume building leadership and project management training
    • Weekly 1-hour webinars
    • All-expenses-paid Net Impact Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,000 in funding to turn your ideas into action
  • A chance to win a $10,000 grand prize
  • Exclusive paid internship opportunities

STUDENT LEADER ROLE:

  • Design two fiscal policy events or activities
  • Attend weekly webinars to receive training on: National Debt and Fiscal Policy, Campaign Management, Social Media, Deliberative Dialogue, and Leadership Development
  • Attend an all-expenses-paid conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for in-person training
  • Submit a Final Report

TIME COMMITMENT:
2-4 hours a week for the duration of the program

TO APPLY:
Sign up at http://bit.ly/2tZ58um to reserve your spot for the winter cohort. Space is limited.

FOR QUESTIONS:
Email Kelly Chan, kchan@netimpact.org or visit the Up to Us Campus Competition page at http://bit.ly/2v7anqH

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.

Food Solutions Fellow @ Net Impact

Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. With the support of helpful toolkits and funding from Net Impact, Fellows will host a 90 minute event to raise awareness and generate solutions on a topic that has a major impact on the food supply and on climate: food loss. All participants will have the opportunity to submit their solutions to the Food Solutions Challenge for a chance to attend a paid capstone event in the San Francisco Bay Area to sharpen their design thinking skills and refine their solutions. The top three teams will win $5,000, $1,000 and $500 in seed funding to turn their ideas into action.
Receive:

  • Resume and leadership development experience
  • $125 hosting stipend (for food and prizes to attract attendees)
  • An event toolkit, including a PPT deck, scripts, case studies, and a facilitator’s guide
  • An outreach toolkit to help you market your event

Timeline and expectations:

  • Attend a Welcome Webinar (required)
  • Host your event between November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018
  • Time commitment is 12-14 hours leading up to your event

Apply: http://bit.ly/2xvTXvL
For more information: http://bit.ly/2ysf27d

Email foodsolutions@netimpact.org for more information about how to get involved in this exciting opportunity.

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.

Teaching Opportunities in Handshake for Seniors

There are some compelling Fellowship teaching opportunities listed on Handshake that might be of interest to students interested in teaching in urban settings. Here are a few links to opportunities with upcoming application deadlines:

#1039546 AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellowship at Phoenix Charter Academy

The Phoenix Academy Network currently operates three high schools in Massachusetts – one in Chelsea, one in Lawrence and one in Springfield – with plans to open additional schools in the coming years. The Phoenix Network is at the forefront of education, particularly alternative education, in Massachusetts.

#268486 Teaching Fellows Program at Grace Academy Hartford

Grace Academy is a tuition-free middle school serving underprivileged girls in Hartford. The all-girls’ school is part of the 70 school NativityMiguel Network which has a track record of success in inner city areas across the states. Grace Academy opened in 2010 and serves girls grade five through eight. We remain intentionally small with just 15 students per grade. Grace Academy allows girls to: excel academically; develop a sense of personal responsibility and character; and be the agents of transformation in their families, community and society.

The Fellows Program…
Individuals, who are interested in social justice and have a passion for working with adolescents, are hired as resident interns and receive training and support through our Teacher Fellows Program. Fellows play an integral part in the life of our school, work as full-time teachers and coaches, and receive teacher training and support.

#1048285 2-Year Teaching Fellowship at Crane Country Day School

Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal moment in their professional lives. They care deeply about children, they are excited about schools and learning, they are both reflective and imaginative, and they are serious about becoming teachers.

All applicants need to be college graduates who have some beginning experience working with children. Previous coursework in the field of education is not necessary. This is a residential program and our teaching fellows will live in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to the Crane campus. This is a two-year, full-time, salaried program.

#822229 Math/Science Resident Teacher (Fellowship: M.Ed & Certificate) at Temple Teacher Residency

Passionate about math, science, or engineering? Want to improve the lives of Philadelphia’s youth? Temple Teacher Residency (TTR) is an innovative program devoted to improving STEM education in Philadelphia.  TTR is looking for strong math, science, and engineering majors and minors (or alumni) who are passionate about inspiring Philadelphia’s middle grades students. We will provide you the experience you need to become a leader in the classroom.

Fellows (“Residents”) spend the year learning from a mentor teacher in a Philadelphia classroom while taking classes at Temple, earning a master’s degree in education, PA middle grades teaching certification, and up to $20,000 in tuition and living support.

Come Learn About Different Teaching Opportunities: October/November Events

There are enough events on the calendar and employers coming to campus  that we could almost declare October to be Careers in Teaching month, but because some of these events will actually happen in early November and continue through till spring, that would be misleading! Please join our upcoming guest on campus, mostly private school placement & coaching firms and also a neat alumni panel facilitated through the Education Studies department. Mark your calendars and sign up for jobs posted on Handshake.

Information Session: Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Career Services Library Adirondack House 

October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

 Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation.

Information Session: Search Associates: 

Career Services Library Adirondack House 

October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

**Information session to present opportunities for a paid academic year teaching in international schools worldwide. This is an opportunity that is new to Middlebury students and in an incredible launching pad for those of you interested in teaching abroad, but not necessarily teaching just English language skills but in a subject of your choice.

INTERVIEWS: Teaching Intern in International English-language K-12 Schools worldwide

ADK Interview Room 106

October 19, 2017 from 9:00-5:00 pm EDT

There are 15 minute interviews scheduled with the internship coordinator, Diana Kerry. Sign up for interviews on Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1034779/share_preview.

 

 “Midd Alums Talk About Teaching” Alumni Panel

Education Studies Department Twilight Auditorium 101

October 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm EDT

Alumni Panel explores the challenges and rewards of the education field.

 

Navigating Your Job Search in Independent Schools with Educators Ally

Career Services Library Adirondack House 

October 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm EDT

 Thinking about pursuing jobs in independent schools including teaching, coaching, admissions, or development? Please join the Educator’s Ally Team for guidance and counsel on “Navigating Your Job Search in Independent Schools” and learn how to best position yourself for a successful job search.

 

John King, Director PLAN A HEAD, LLC Independent School Counsel & Placement

Career Services Library Adirondack House 

November 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm EDT

 A Life and Career as an Independent School Teacher, Coach, or Administrator: The joys and challenges of working with young people in an independent school community. What does it take? Is it for you? Longtime School Heads will share their perspective and advice on what it takes to be an inspirational teacher.

Innovation Hub ‘Projects for Peace’ Info Sessions: Oct. 3rd, 9th & 18th @ 4:30PM

The Innovation Hub invites you to participate in the Projects for Peace program. They will be hosting three informal information sessions October 3rd, October 9th, and October 18th at 4:30 in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Innovation Hub staff will discuss previous funded projects and answer any questions interested students may have. Applications are due Friday, December 1st, 2017 to lscott@middlebury.edu. If you have questions before then, please email Lucy Scott.

Now in its eleventh year, this program honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an international philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace. The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000.

Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those of you who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive funding of $10,000 with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018.

Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday, Kathryn W. Davis chose to celebrate by committing $1 million to Projects for Peace. The Projects for Peace continue to support and encourage today’s motivated youth to create and test their own ideas for building peace. We continue to mourn the passing of Mrs. Davis in 2013, but celebrate her extraordinary legacy and appreciate that her family has committed to the program for another year.

This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studies. None of you should feel there are disciplinary boundaries that prevent you from finding ways to tie your skills and talents into a good proposal related to world peace. Even if you never thought about the prospects for world peace to pursue this initiative, it is this very unique creativity that Middlebury seeks to identify and support in implementing this program as you reflect on ways to link your individual strengths to the challenges of world peace.

A successful proposal for Middlebury students will require you to consider and articulate the following in your proposals: 1) What differentiates you from others who may be applying for this grant in terms of your skills and talents?; 2) How will you translate those skills and talents into a project related to world peace?; and 3) How will you draw on the expertise of faculty, staff, and your fellow students here at Middlebury, as well as on networks of relevant people off-campus, including alumni, to develop a project that is both practical and can be implemented within the budget of $10,000?

For more information about applying, including the proposal guidelines, click here.

For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.