In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.
By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist. You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.
Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.
Not convinced yet??
Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st
Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219
Time: 7-8 p.m.
The Vermont Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a permanent source of support for the state. They are a family of hundreds of funds and foundations created by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. They provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to making your giving easy and inspiring. Together, our funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants in Vermont and beyond.
Community foundations in the United States are public charities serving people who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in their area. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times. Community foundations invest and administer these funds.
Several Middlebury alumni are currently part of the Vermont Community Foundation team. Apply now for a job as a Community Philanthropist Associate! This is a 2 year PAID position! More information on how to apply on MOJO!
About the position:
The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications, grantmaking, and asset development teams to build the public profile of philanthropy in Vermont.
Included in this work is helping our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community needs and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include: food and farms, affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Just to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!
Challenge Detroit is a proven model for revitalization by attracting and retaining top talent, and offering the opportunity to contribute to a great city by providing the opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to live in an urban setting, work at a leading area company, experience the cultural aspects of the city, and partner with nonprofits to make an impact through an innovative intellectual giving model.
The yearlong Fellowship program provides an opportunity for approximately 30 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort to shape the future of Detroit. Through a wide-‐spread social movement, the narratives and experiences of these individuals is amplifying Detroit’s potential and influencing public perception about the present and future of the city.
To learn more about what Fellows do and how to apply please check out the following link: Challenge Detroit 2015-2016 Job Posting (1)
Check out this article on how to include your social impact in your Linkedin profile and the benefits of doing so: http://blog.linkedin.com/2015/02/10/10-million-professionals-on-linkedin-make-social-impact-part-of-their-identity/
The Linkedin blog is a great way to receive new insights and advice to better profile and connect with your career and network! Become a subscriber!
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed – from summit to shoreline – to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Stewardship Assistants will work with and under guidance from the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist to conduct the daily management and maintenance of LGLC’s preserves and properties. Together, the Stewardship Assistants will be responsible for maintaining and improving the hiking trails on LGLC preserves and properties, including erosion control, clearing brush and trail marking. Scouting and blazing new trails may also be required, as well as bridge and kiosk construction and installation. They will also monitor each of the properties for which LGLC holds conservation easements.
The Stewardship Assistants will interact with the public and communities within the watershed through person to person contact at LGLC preserves and public recreational venues. Assistance with leading public hikes and other outings will be required. Administrative days will be used for organizing,
documenting and reporting on field work, as well as the routine maintenance of tools and vehicles.
To find out more information and how to apply please check out this Pdf: Stewardship-Assistant-2015 !
Since the founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided more than 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in sixty countries with $36 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to their global network of champions. These social innovators have gone on to launch, and now lead, some of today’s most important social enterprises throughout the world. Others have gone on to become leaders in a variety of sectors, having been profoundly shaped by their experiences launching social enterprises.
So what blind spots can you see and what gaps can YOU fill at our Fellows’ organizations and at our like-minded peers across sectors different sectors around the world? Be bold in accepting what you know and what you believe, and look for a role that encourages you to bring your unique perspective to drive social innovation.
Follow the link provided to learn more about the SEVERAL POSITIONS available to you: http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/social-impact-jobs-january-2015
The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey. High school students from around the world join the intentional community of teachers and learners seeking to transcend traditional education models. With the campus and surrounding ocean as their laboratories, they partner with a world class science research facility.
The Island School programs engage in the processes of inquiry in order to discover sustainable solutions to real world problems. They explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through student-centered academics, outdoor programs that support personal growth and leadership development, and outreach programs that practice a project-based approach to local collaboration. The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.
Several Teaching Positions are available:
The Island School
Communications Associate & Educator
Director of Communications
Environmental Art Teacher
Human Ecology Teacher
Marine Ecology Teacher
Summer Term Alumni Mentor
For more information please check out: http://www.islandschool.org/programs/
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will be hosting a conference at Green Mountain College on Friday, April 10th for college students wondering about life after college and making an impact in the world. College students today want to engage in meaningful work that will bring about positive change in the world. At the same time, financial pressures lead many to question whether it is possible to follow their passions and still earn a decent enough living. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing both. Join VBSR for an inspiring series of TED-style talks from mission-driven entrepreneurs and leaders of change in business, government, and education. Student will get to engage with these and other leaders in stimulating discussions and meet with them informally.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracy Himmel Isham at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is FREE to the public!
Also please REGISTER here: http://vbsr.org/events/making_a_difference_making_a_living/
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) would like to engage Middlebury College students to be aware of Fish and Wildlife Service internships and full-time work opportunities in the natural resources, biological sciences and related fields associated with managing a national conservation agency. We can also help train students to effectively navigate USAJobs, the federal job website which is the portal to all permanent federal government positions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region encompasses 13 states from Maine to Virginia. About 70 million people, nearly a quarter of the nation’s population, live within this area where the Service’s nearly 1,000 employees work in the regional headquarters, field offices, national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries.
Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations. Service biologists contribute to the health of our environment — and consequently our quality of life — by protecting and restoring important habitat, safeguarding endangered species, minimizing environmental contamination, and restoring fish populations.
To find out more information about the many opportunities for Middlebury students to be involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service come to the INFO SESSION from 1-2pm on Thursday, January 29th in the CCI Career Library in Adirondack House. A representative from the FWS will inform students about FWS job and internship opportunities, will go over the USAJobs portal and how to construct federal resumes! Come one, come all! Don’t miss out!
The English Open Doors Program is a fee-free, volunteer initiative which invites native and near-native speakers to volunteer-teach English in the Chilean public school classrooms. It is a part of the Ministry of Education in Chile and supported by the United Nations Development Program and their goal is to improve public education in Chile, and increase the level of opportunities available to students who can’t afford to pay for a privately funded education.
The English Open Doors Program has added a second volunteer service for the second semester in the Chilean Public school system! What does this mean for this year’s Middlebury graduates? For the first time, there are two program start dates in August! Students graduating in April, May, or June will have an increased chance to start their professional career with our fantastic opportunity!
To find out more information about the available 2015 volunteer services and their application deadlines please visit: www.centrodevoluntarios.cl.
Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships.
To be successful in this role, you’ll bring a passion for education, strong interest in teaching, and some knowledge of customer service and business etiquette in the corporate world. You’re detail-oriented, enjoy playing a collaborative, supportive role as a member of a team, and feel comfortable serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.
Apply online ASAP here: https://yearup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=124
Wondering what you’ll be doing after graduation?…Fret not—distract yourself —and come to this Monday’s information session on Jan. 12th in LaForce Hall Seminar Room at 7:00PM to hear first-hand from Middlebury alum, Stu Fram ’13, who is the current 2-year Fellow working on issues important to the sustainable development of Vermont’s future. THIS IS AN AMAZING FELLOWSHIP! Email me if you have any questions; the instructions for applying to this job are on MOJO, use keyword “High Meadows”. This is an amazing experience to apply your know-how by working in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food systems, and land use.
The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program (AWISP) at Paul Smith’s College is a community based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The AWISP also fulfills research and service functions. Visit the AWI webpage to view the annual report: http://www.adkwatershed.org/reports/annual-stewardship-reports
Check out this document attached for more information on the vacancies available (full time and part-time): Paulsmithcollege
Renewable NRG Systems offers user-friendly products at the right price. The high quality product line and excellent technical support have helped them serve over 65 customers in India and Asia Pacific, all with repeat business orders. It’s been a wonderful 14 year association. One of the fastest-growing energy sources, wind power is reliable, affordable, and sustainable. Renewable NRG Systems designs and manufactures products specifically for this expanding industry.
Position available as a Sales Associate, entry-level in the Sales Department and Business Development Department!
Check out the link below for more information on Middlebury’s College Community Linkedin Group!
Jobs that make an Impact, “2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future”.
Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and they are hiring!
This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.
If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then consider applying now.
To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org Our priority application deadline is November 7.
For those of you with an eye on socially responsible investing and sustainability, Wellington Management Company, LLP, one of the worlds largest independent investment management firms is hiring into their Business Associate Program and looking for graduates with an interest in their investment management area on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team.
Investment Management – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team
The ESG Team helps their portfolio managers and investment teams better assess environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in portfolios across the firm. At Wellington Management, they have integrated the analysis of ESG factors into their investment and risk-management processes firm wide. Read the rest of this entry »
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is an organization of researchers world-wide who work to fight poverty with well thought-out research-based policy. J-PAL has many regional offices around the world, and some are hiring now! See below for job descriptions of some of the open positions, or visit J-PAL’s open job database to browse more jobs!
Policy Manager – J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
J-PAL LAC is currently recruiting for a Policy Manager to lead a number of policy activities in Mexico and Central America. These activities include building relationships with key stakeholders, disseminating research findings to policymakers, leading networking follow-up and provision of technical assistance to government and civil society, and catalyzing new randomized evaluations, among others. The Policy Manager will also attend and organize conferences and training courses in the region. This position will be based in Mexico City.
Click here to apply!
Research Manager – J-PAL North America
J-PAL North America seeks a Research Manager to manage and support a number of randomized evaluations testing innovations across a broad range of sectors, with an initial emphasis on health care delivery. (Please see J-PAL’s health care delivery initiative at www.povertyactionlab.org/hcdi). The position offers the opportunity to work directly with senior academics who lead the evaluations, including Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein. By joining the initial team J-PAL North America, this position offers the opportunity for high-performing staff to influence the scope of the office’s work and take on increasing responsibility and leadership opportunities.
Visa Requirements: This position requires permanent work authorization for the United States and is not eligible for any type of Visa sponsorship via MIT.
Click here to apply!
Policy and Training Manager – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Managers to lead a number of policy and capacity building related activities in the region. These activities include the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, organization of policy outreach and training activities (including custom courses and advisory services), identification of potential new evaluations/ replications, and support of scale-up initiatives in the region.
Visa Requirements: Manager-level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply!
Policy and Training Associate – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Associates to support the Policy and Training team in India and the South Asia region. P&T Associates support training programs delivered by JPSA-CLEAR and our partner organizations in the region, the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, potential new evaluations, replications and scale-ups in the region.
Visa requirements: Candidates must be authorized to work in India. Authorization can be granted under Indian citizenship, PIO or OCI status.
Click here to apply!
Assistant Director – Training, J-PAL South Asia / Programme Director, CLEAR South Asia
J-PAL SA at IFMR has hosted the South Asia Regional Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) since April 2011. CLEAR South Asia is one of five regional centres established through an initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Please see http://www.clearsouthasia.org for more information on CLEAR SA. J-PAL/ CLEAR SA is currently recruiting an Assistant Director – Training to set and drive CLEAR strategy and target outcomes, execute strategy, meeting annual and quarterly targets through delivery of high-quality capacity building services. The Assistant Director-Training will work to expand CLEAR South Asia’s strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals to help CLEAR and J-PAL SA expand its reach across South Asia.
Visa Requirements: Assistant Director level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply!
The Echoing Green Social Impact Job Board for April 2014 has posted a wide variety of jobs across the world, many of which are entry-level! For instance, you could assist in photography and graphics design as a Marketing Coordinator with Mercado Global in Panajachel, Guatemala, traveling frequently and working with local staff and artisans! This is just one example of the worldwide job opportunities advertised on Echoing Green’s job board. Check out this link to browse more jobs!
A link to the the Echoing Green blog is also located in the side column to the right of this post, under the first heading, “CSR & Social Entrepreneurship Resources.” Click on it and scroll down to find the link to the current month’s Social Impact Job Board. Check anytime for updates and new job postings!