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June 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

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City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve math and English assessments.

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Summer live-in nanny needed for 2 young girls (for June, July, August)-Christmas Cove, ME

A family is seeking a live-in nanny for the full summer of 2020 (from June through August, with some flexibility on exact dates).  They are a family with two working parents and two young girls (8 and 6). They live in NYC but spend summers in Christmas Cove, which is in South Bristol, Maine (closest larger town is Damariscotta).  Caretaking would include: playing with them at home and beach (including swimming), playing on rocks, taking them to swim/tennis lessons, reading, writing, playing games, arts and crafts, and the basic cooking/cleaning associated with the children. They are looking for someone who loves children, is interested in their development, and who enjoys lots of outdoor summer activities, especially things associated with the water and boats (kayaking, sailing, rowing).  Because this may be a summer without a lot of formal children’s programming / lessons, they need someone with a lot of energy to plan daily activities, outings and games. They are interested in people either in college or with a college or graduate degree, with solid babysitting and / or camp counselor experience. Some training in the field of education or child development is desirable but not required.  Must have car.  

If interested, please contact Sarah at or text 917-929-2494 and let her know you heard about the opportunity from Middlebury.

How to Plan When Planning Feels Impossible

It’s such a paradox: how can we plan our lives, careers, or anything else, when things are changing all the time and we have no idea what will happen next month, or even next week?” That’s what author Erin Ewart writes in her latest article in the Careers for Social Impact blog post.

So, how can we balance this need to plan for the future with the very real knowledge that we have no idea what the future holds? 

Ewart has some great advice:

  • Track your thoughts: try setting aside 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to answer a few quick prompts: (1) What was energizing for me today and why? (2) What was draining for me today and why? (3) How was today overall on a scale of 1-5, and what bigger picture reflections/implications can I take away? 
  • Plan in smaller chunks: try to focus your planning around the next three months, which seems like about as far out as any of us can reasonably imagine right now.
  • Take action & focus on what you can control: If you’re job searching, this might look like taking just 30 minutes to create a target list of organizations or start updating your resume or LinkedIn profile. Remember: one step at a time.

I recently listened to this video series from the authors of Designing Your Life about how to plan during these times – I recommend checking it out! I had two key takeaways, which were things I already knew but were really helpful to be reminded of:

  • Set the bar low and clear it often: create small, bite-sized tasks for yourself that build toward your bigger goals. Accomplishing these smaller tasks gives you momentum and motivation to keep going toward those bigger goals, which feel so overwhelming right now.
  • Designers build their way forward: we learn through taking action, and we have to get out of our heads and try things. If you’re feeling stuck or stumped about what to do next, DO something. Reach out to someone and ask for their advice, try a small experiment in the direction you’re considering, even get some exercise to clear your mind.

Read the rest of this article here:

Here, also, is a list of Careers for Social Impact resources for getting your self started.

Hot EDUCATION Jobs & Internships on Handshake

Here is this weeks curated list of jobs and internships on Handshake that will expire between tonight, June 1 and the end of the month June 30.

Below are a few of the opportunities:

Marine Biology Teaching…Marine Biology Teaching Assistant/Counselor (Summer) Marine Biology Teaching Assistant…National Student Leadership Conference — New Haven, CT Full-Time Job

Politics & Public Policy Teaching…Politics & Public Policy Teaching Assistant/Counselor (Summer) Politics & Public Policy Teaching A…National Student Leadership Conference — Washington, DCFull-Time Job

Psychology & Neuroscience…Psychology & Neuroscience Teaching Assistant/Counselor (Summer) Psychology & Neuroscience Teachi…National Student Leadership Conference — Seattle, WAFull-Time Job

Arts Intern Boston 2020Arts Intern Boston 2020 Arts Intern Boston 2020Studio Institute — Boston, MAFull-Time Internship

Program Assistants (Summer…Program Assistants (Summer Academic Day Programs) Program Assistants (Summer Acad…Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs) — Hong KongSKFull-Time Job

AmeriCorps Volunteer… AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2020-21), San Jose, CA AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator…Reading Partners — San Jose, CAPart-Time Job

Teacher of English / English…Teacher of English / English Literature (IB/US Test Prep/IGCSE/ESL)(Ref: JD0709ET18) Teacher of English / English Literat…NTK Academic Group — Hong KongFull-Time Job

Teaching Assistant – Teaching Assistant – Teaching Assistant – Brewster Academy — Wolfeboro, NHPart-Time Experiential Learning

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships

Here is the weekly list of Social Impact opportunities on Handshake that will expire this month of June.

Here are a few:

CLASS OF 2020 – Public Allies Pittsburgh 2020 Nonprofit ApprenticeshipCoro PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America 

Consumer Safety Officer (Direct Hire)US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America 

Social Impact Fellowship (Remote)World Compass FoundationMonterey, California, United States of America and 1 more 

Editorial Intern, Communications and CreativeMalala FundNew York City, New York, United States 

Off Highway Vehicle Trail Crew MemberGreat Basin InstituteBridgeport, California, United States of America 

VIRTUAL Fall 2020 International Relations InternshipsThe Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago, Illinois, United States of America 

Management AnalystLos Angeles Superior CourtLos Angeles, California, United States of America 

Disaster Relief Team Member – New JerseySt. Bernard Project (SBP)Wall Township, New Jersey, United States of America

See How One Company is Highlighting Nonprofit Leadership through the Media

The executive search firm, mOppenheim.ORG has curated a great library of video interviews with leaders in the nonprofit sector representing all types of organizations, from museums to community health centers. The spotlights are worth listening to as you think about how leadership is needed and wielded during times of crisis and need. A link to the library can be found HERE.

mOppenheim.Org is a nonprofit organization with a simple mission: highlight the work of nonprofit organizations and the important role they play in tackling the challenges facing civil society. “Media is not covering nonprofit issues in the same way it’s covering business, sports, politics, and entertainment,” says founder Mark Oppenheim. “We’re designing mOppenheim.Org to serve nonprofits and inform the public.”

Since its inception in 2017, mOppenheim.Org has employed three major media initiatives to bring greater attention to nonprofit issues, and the work done by nonprofit organizations and leaders to strengthen the nation and their communities.