Archive for Jobs

Interested in the arts? Here’s something to get you thinking about how the arts can be applied to a career in the common good!

Stephanie M. Heydt is the curator of American art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.  Read this short New York Times interview to learn a little about how her job combines her love of art with a desire to work for the public good.

The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!

For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA.  Check out the job board for many more opportunities!

How to view the job board:

1. Go to the Midd-Only Resources page

2. Scroll down and click on the link that says “Environmental Career Opportunities.”

3. Enter your Middlebury login information and you should be able to see the username and password you can use to get to the job board.

4. Enjoy!

About StartingBloc:

“StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.

We bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and  innovators struggling to create change.  We connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.

We do this through a transformative 5-day experience where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies.  As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.”

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StartingBloc is looking for a Fellowship Director with a Bachelor’s degree and “experience in program support, project management, start-up businesses, or a related area” to help in managing the process of reviewing applications for these 5-day programs.  Check out the job description page for more information on the qualifications required and how to apply.

 

 

Check out Orion’s job board to find environmentally focused, field-related internships and jobs.  You can also find the link to this same resource on the right of the Careers in the Common Good main webpage, under the heading Environmental Jobs/Internships & Resources.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America.  This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors.  Check out these documents for more information!

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Information

AmeriCorps VISTA Job Opening Descriptions

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It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read the rest of this entry »

In 1977 Wendell Berry published The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture, which launched the national and international conversation about the state of agriculture and food.  A newly posted Middlebury FoodWorks position is at the Berry Center, where his legacy continues, archiving Wendell’s personal papers and articles and working for A Place on Earth CSA, named after one of his books.  Other FoodWorks positions remain available – and some original positions reopened – where you can get paid to help develop critical local food infrastructure in Louisville and Vermont. 

Program dates: June 1- August 1.  Housing provided.  Apply through MOJO. 

Questions:  contact Amy McGlashan, agibansm@middlebury.edu or 803-443-5103.

 

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine.  There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer.  Check them out!

1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)

Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience

Application Deadline Extended: March 29

2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)

One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience

Application Deadline: March 29

Visit the LGLC Job Opportunities page for links to detailed job descriptions and how to apply to each of the three positions, or visit the LGLC Home page for more information about the organization!

 

 

 

echoinggreen

Echoing Green provides a springboard for realizing your contribution to solving the world’s biggest problems. Since their founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to Echoing Green’s global network of champions.

Visit their website to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships that have an impact!

 

 

echoinggreenAfter seeing and meeting Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green’s inspiring and dynamic leader, at the “Making Dough, Making Change: A Summit on Social Entrepreneurship” co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, VBSR, and Middlebury’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I am reminded of the great job opportunities they post monthly. Here’s a peek into the latest listing of social impact jobs from entry-level to those requiring experience.

Social Impact Jobs October 2013 | Echoing Green.

Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  Read the rest of this entry »

For all our Midd alumni and recent 2013 graduates, check out Echoing Green’s excellent resource for jobs with a social impact, both domestic and international: Social Impact Jobs August 2013 | Echoing Green.

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. Fund for the Public Interest  runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Environmental Action. Currently, there are paid positions open on campaign staff in each of the organization locations. 

Strong candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of Fund for the Public Interest staff, you will fund raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. Positions are open to all classes. The pay rate is $9-15/hr (varies by location).

To find out more, join the information table inMCCullough Grille Foyer !

Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 12,  2013, 9:30am – 6pm

If you have any question about this event contact Quesnel, Becky p., bpidgeon@middlebury.edu.

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Blackboard Mobile began as a Stanford-based startup called Terribly Clever Design and was acquired by Blackboard 3 years ago. Being a part of the greater Blackboard organization is a huge opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference in the world of education. Mobile office is located in  San Francisco  and works  with hundreds of institutions all over the world, touching the lives of millions of students. Blackbord Mobile has  the opportunity to revolutionize the way people are educated and  has a passionate, fun, and impactful culture.

There are 3 Middlebury alums working with Blackboard Mobile today and they are looking to hire a few more Midd kids who are hungry to make a difference in the worlds of education and technology.

“This session will be presented via Skype or Webinar”

Thursday , January 24,  7 – 8 pm

Francklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 10

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a network of over 2,500 civil society organizations from around the world, working together to establish a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the first permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Court and the work of the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org

Job Description:

The CICC seeks a full-time Fellow for the Americas section of its International Secretariat, based in Lima, Peru.

The Fellow will provide assistance and support to the Coalition´s Americas Coordinator, working actively in CICC campaigns in the region, with the aim to promote ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute, engage civil society in the ICC process nationally and internationally, and increase awareness and support for international justice in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.

Interested in a fellowship with Sustainable Harvest? Please email debra[at]sustainableharvest.com for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions works with a diverse client base of philanthropists, foundations, political donors, NGOs, private companies, and government agencies to accelerate sustainable development, climate solutions, and a more vibrant and just democracy.  This small firm is totally virtually based.  Its founder and lead consultant is based in Takoma Park, Maryland.   This job requires 20hr/week , 3 days a week work and 8 months with an option to extend.

 Job responsibilities :

  • Provide logistical and planning support for multi-stakeholder events and meetings
  • Conduct online and phone-based research to support strategic initiatives
  • Draft correspondence, blogs, and short research memos
  • Communicate with clients
  • Help handle phone calls, e mail, and web support
  • Organize meetings, travel, and conference calls Read the rest of this entry »

2013-2014 Field School for Environmental Organizing

 

 Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 *This is an On-Campus Recruiting position.*

 Green Corps is looking for graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get hands-on experience, and we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “350.org”rallies for climate action. Green Corps organizers have also built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, and much, much more.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

This internship is a non-credit bearing opportunity for Middlebury students interested in green building design and construction. The internship will be focused on researching and developing proposals for innovative features to be considered for a new field house the College is designing pursuant to its Sustainable Design Guidelines which are based on the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED). Middlebury is seeking LEED certification for this project.

One to two interns will be hired to work closely with Sasaki Associates of Cambridge, MA, who are designing the field house with a committee of faculty, staff and students at the College. Interns will be supervised by Jack Byrne, Director of Sustainability Integration, and Andrea Murray, Visiting Instructor in Architecture. They will also work closely with the College’s project manager Mark Gleason. Interns will need to be available, in Middlebury for 2 or 3 days a week, approximately 16-24 hours a week.

This is a PAID opportunity. Deadline is July 5. More details and apply in MOJO.