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Announcing the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000, inclusive of tax, in student loan assistance.

Participants selected for the program will be guaranteed a two-year placement at a federal agency with cybersecurity needs. Before the end of their federal service, participants will be invited to apply for full-time positions with the program’s private sector partners. Participants hired by these companies will also receive student loan assistance.

Read more here:

Deadline to apply is October 18

Public Affairs Consulting Firm has great JOB for you!

Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to target audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients’ goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.

HPS is engaged at the highest levels on issues such as the future of work, the role of finance in the global economy, the value of immigration to growth, improving cross-border policy to facilitate trade, modernizing tax policy, and other issues across a broad range of sectors.

The job is available now in Handshake. Click HERE. Deadline is September 27.

Also note there is a virtual info session offered on Sept 19 at 5:30 pm. See the link in the position description above to sign up.

This looks like a really good place to work!

Monday’s CCI Peer Career Advisor Studio Theme is: Midd2Midd

Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm in ADK

Heard about Midd2Midd?
Looking for an alumni mentor?

Join our Peer Career Advisor (PCA) STUDIO on Monday from 7-9 pm in ADK to learn more!

Midd2Midd is a new online platform that facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community. Come learn about Midd2Midd from PCA Arturo Simental ’20 who was part of the pilot mentoring program last year!

We look forward to seeing you!

Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth: The Pheonix Islands Protected Area

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in the Republic of Kiribati, is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet. It hosts a diversity of marine ecosystems including shallow coral reefs, deep sea, and open ocean, and is an important climate laboratory because it is sensitive to El Nino / La Nina dynamics in the Central Pacific. This talk by Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, will explore the latest integrative and interdisciplinary science in a conservation context.

September 19 at 12:30 in Hilcrest 103

Learn more about the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series here. This lecture is also part of the 2019 Clifford Symposium: The Future of the Global Ocean.

Open Meeting this Thursday

Dear Staff:

Welcome to the start of the new academic year!   Staff Council would like to invite you to our first open meeting of the fall on Thursday, September 12th at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT. Please join in person in Bicentennial Hall Room 216 or remotely by zoom at

The priority of the meeting is to hear from you! We’d like to hear your questions, concerns, ideas, and comments.  To start this conversation, we hope you participate in a Staff Council questionnaire (not required to attend):

  • Name – Optional
  • As a staff member, what is most important to you now?
  • What do you value in your work and in Middlebury?
  • What would you/your department be doing if you were 20% bolder?
  • What have been the high points/bright spots for you that you would want others to know about?
  • What have been the low points/challenges for you that you would want others to know about?
  • Anything else you would like to share?

At our Thursday meeting, the floor will be open to you and we’ll discuss the questionnaire findings. We’ll introduce you to our recently appointed members: Ginnie Bukowski – District L  and Grace O’Dell – District M (non-voting position) from MIIS, as well as the rest of Staff Council.   

Lastly, going forward, we’d like to invite you to meet with us on a monthly basis. We’ll be opening the floor for your comments, questions, and concerns at the start of each of our monthly meetings: the first Thursday of every month,  from 1:00-1:15 PM in Davis Lib Room 145 or zoom at

We look forward to working with you this year, 

Climate and energy position at The Nature Conservancy VT—Super Febs & Recent grads Apply NOW

Do you want to be a part of a science-based, non-partisan, and solutions-oriented team that is striving to build a clean energy future where both people and nature thrive? Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, and The Nature Conservancy in Vermont (TNC) is growing its conservation and policy staff with the addition of a Climate and Energy Policy Manager.  

The Climate and Energy Policy Manager will play an integral role in co-creating a thriving and resilient Vermont in the face of a changing landscape. S/he will lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future for TNC in Vermont and collaborate with TNC colleagues in other Northeastern states to advance the organization’s regional climate priorities. The ideal candidate will have political savvy, strong advocacy, communication, and organizational skills, a proven ability to work with and convene stakeholders with diverse perspectives, and experience building effective networks. Strong knowledge of climate and energy issues in Vermont and New England, as well as lobbying laws, regulations, and practice, is preferred. 

The Nature Conservancy is a global organization that has been working in Vermont for nearly 60 years to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. We value collaborative approaches, diverse backgrounds, and innovative thinking. For a complete description and to apply, visit and search for Job #48001, or follow Posting closes 10/6/19.