And You Thought Google was the Best Place to Work…Check Out Outside Magazine’s 100 Companies!

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Here you’ll find the complete ranking of 100 companies in this year’s Outside Magazine Best Places to Work package.  A Rolodex of 100 companies that might actually “fit” your lifestyle: start-ups, boutique-sized, from brewery to impact branding to clothing to energy drinks; the list is really comprehensive. There’s even a youth marketing agency called Fuse in Burlington, VT with some great 2016 internships! Outside Magazine sums it up well: “All the outdoor access in the world doesn’t mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside‘s values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel, Wellness, Culture, and Advertising. We then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group and asked employees to review factors like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop—companies that empower their employees to live bigger, better lives.”

Work to Alleviate Poverty Globally thru Research & Policy


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have dozens of job opportunities available globally with more positions likely to become available by summer 2016. J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of over 100 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and Crime Lab. Most positions posted during the recruitment drive require candidates to apply online via the J-PAL/IPA Common Application.

Job Opportunities

Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. In addition to the specific positions that J-PAL is hiring for, we are looking to fill positions in two general job categories: Read more

Applications Open for New Sector’s Social Impact Fellowships!


Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. We have several Middlebury alums that have are both New Sector Fellows and Mentors!

New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers.

There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.

Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017

Application Deadlines

Each year, News Sector Alliance offers multiple application deadlines. Historically, the chance for admission has been roughly the same at each deadline, with slightly higher admission rates in earlier deadlines. Applying early also means knowing your decision sooner! The following are the 2016-2017 program deadlines:

    • December 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by January 29
    • February 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by April 1
    • April 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by May 16
    • June 1 (RISE only) – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by July 15

Lean more, connect, and apply at!

Application Tips from the Peace Corps Recruiting Office: 11/16


Our Peace Corps recruiter, Zoe Armstrong, will be on campus, Monday, November 16, 6 P.M. in Hillcrest FEC, to present to those of you who are interested, especially those who want to make the January 1, 2016 application deadline (for programs departing late 2016). She provided us with some sample Peace Corps resumes that may help when thinking about how to “tell your story”.  The 6 sample resumes are for the six sectors of Peace Corps that will help guide interested applicants more specifically based on their sector skill areas. Peace Corps sectors are Agriculture, Community & Economic Development (Business), Education, Environment, Health, and Youth Development.

These are only meant as a guide. They are always interested in a snapshot of Peace Corps relevant work (and all work) over the past 10 years on a resume (no further back than senior year of high school). It is okay to have two pages as long as the pages are full. The Placement office looks at internships, paid work, volunteer work, club membership/leadership, service trips, community outreach/projects, cross-cultural competency, and any linguistic skills.

Don’t forget to come to the presentation where Zoe have help answer any application questions you may have or to just learn more about the process if you are not a senior.

Social Impact Jobs for Febs & Recent Grads


I’ve noticed some really cool social impact jobs that Feb graduates and recent grads may want to consider looking in to via the reliable targeted social impact resource: Instead of posting them individually, I’m going to list them here with their relevant links so you can look at them more closely. But you should expand and personalize your own search on their site. Feel free to make an appointment with me (link to MOJO on this website) to discuss how well you are “telling your story” through your resume and other written materials, as well as your comfort with interviews. Read more

International Development with EcoAgriculture Partners: Development Associate & Internship

EcoAgriculture Partners,  a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more

Getting ready for that Interview? Tips on what employers might ask

Have you had that first interview yet? Don’t agonize about what the employer is going to ask you. Instead, be prepared to know who they are (do your research) and know yourself (have you thought lately about what really motivates you?)! Here is a a quick guide to 50 Questions an employer might ask you if you were interviewing for a start-up or new venture:


Social Impact Consulting: Learn from Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 9/23 @ 12:30

Are you wondering about what all the buzz is on campus having to do with Consulting jobs? Well, we are bringing one of the leading social impact consulting firms to Davis Library 105b for a Dalberg Global Development Advisors webinar on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30-1:30pm.They describe the info session as such: “This webinar is intended for undergraduate students (1st year thru seniors) interested in learning more about Dalberg and the field of development consulting. Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm that applies the principles and rigorous analytics of management consulting to the world’s most pressing issues. Attendees of the webinar will learn about our organization, our clients, and our areas of practice; they will learn about specific projects recently completed by consultants with the firm. Finally, they will be introduced to the full-time Analyst position (on MOJO) and the recruiting and interview process for it. The webinar will also allow for Q&A with current Analysts and more senior members of the firm.  Please RSVP for this event HERE on MOJO.

They do hold general informational webinars as advertised on their website ( The next one is actually on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30AM. This is the next best option for those students who cannot attend the webinar this Wednesday.

Check them out here as well:




Calling all seniors! Looking to stay in the Green Mountain state for another year? Passionate about community action and national service? Apply for the Americorps VISTA position with Middlebury College’s Community Engagement!

The Program:

The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its third year. VISTA Members are placed at community-based organizations and state and municipal agencies whose mission and VISTA assignments cover focus areas including Veterans, Economic Development, Healthy Futures, and Education. Each VISTA makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a host site and  receive a modest living allowance that is linked to the poverty level in their community, as well as professional development training throughout the year.

The Position:

Middlebury College seeks a VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2015 – August 2016 to work with the Community Engagement team to weave together co-curricular poverty-related programs in a more cohesive and intentional manner, while also deepening our collaboration with participating community partners.

Learn more about why you should consider Peace Corps and come out to an on-campus event next week with a Peace Corps Recruiter!!!

1. It’s easier than ever

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.

2. Immersion in another culture

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.

3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)

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.


And much more here:

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.



Attention Seniors: The Vermont Community Foundation is looking for a dynamic senior with strong communications and philanthropy skills! Apply now to put your skills to good use serving Vermont’s community needs!

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.

Check out the Devex website for career insights for aid and development professionals!! to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!

“Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study.
English fluency has become a requirement for most international development positions, as it has solidified itself as the dominant international language. But what if you don’t speak a second or third language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? While the benefits of being multilingual in an international career may seem obvious, the decision to tackle a new language isn’t as clear.”
Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn a foreign language:
Make sure to check out other articles and JOB postings on Devex too!!


Interested in becoming a Fellow with Challenge Detroit and learning how to make your own social impact in the Motor city? 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)

Want to make your Linkedin profile reflect your social impact? Subscribe to the Linkedin blog to see how you can accomplish that and more!!! out this article on how to include your social impact in your Linkedin profile and the benefits of doing so:

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!


Interested in land protection and conservation? Check out this opportunity at the Lake George Land Conservancy as a Steward Assistant! 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 !


Several Social Impact Job Opportunities with Echoing Green and its global connections! 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:

Multiple job opportunities with the Island School to teach a variety of subjects including marine biology, math, history, social and environmental studies!

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
Alumni Educator
Communications Associate & Educator
Director of Communications
Environmental Art Teacher
Histories Teacher
Human Ecology Teacher
Literature Teacher
Marine Ecology Teacher
Master Teacher
Mathematics Teacher
Teaching Fellowship
Summer Term Alumni Mentor

Deep Creek Middle School
Health, PE & Skills Teacher
Part Time Arts Teacher
Social Studies Teacher

Cape Eleuthera Institute
Assistant Outdoor Educator
Research Assistant


For  more information please check out:


Interested in attending a conference focused on adjusting to post undergraduate life? The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is organizing an event just for you! 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 This event is FREE to the public!

Also please REGISTER here:


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