After 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.
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., firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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 :
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.
Match Corps: Merrimack Valley is a full-time, 10.5-month urban education math tutoring fellowship in two high schools in the Merrimack Valley. We are hiring 50 smart, idealistic, relentless people to work during the 2012-2013 school year. Each Fellow works during the school day with two students at a time for five periods a day, and will have a personal caseload of 12 students all year long. Fellows not only will drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, but will also build personal and meaningful relationships with urban students and their families during this pioneer year of service
For more information visit : www.matcheducation.org or
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.
Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Read the rest of this entry »
For those of you thinking about graduation and where you want to work, here’s an interesting index just released by Climate Counts 2011 of the top firms and how sustainable they are. The most climate-responsible companies are revealed with scores up 54% in 4 years. Check them out and think about the criteria as you research companies that you want to work for.
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011
TIME: 7:00-8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Axinn Center 220
Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information: www.educatorsally.com
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011
TIME: 6:00–7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Axinn Center 229
The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.
As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.
The Bedford 2020 Coalition is a nonprofit whose mission is to lead a community wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 and to create a sustainable community that conserves its natural resources. In February 2010, the Town of Bedford unanimously passed a Climate Action Plan (CAP), recommending over 70 different ways our community could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve our natural resources. The Bedford 2020 Coalition has been charged by the Town with the responsibility of engaging all members of the community to help implement this plan.
The Bedford 2020 Coalition is specifically recruiting Midd grads having worked with several in the past- if this is up your alley check out the attached document with further information and instructions on how to apply. Bedford 2020 Program Director Job Description
Avodah’s mission is to develop a lifelong commitment to serving the community in recent college graduates. The organization emphasizes the importance of Jewish values and solidarity fostered by their work. Avodah’s year long program places graduates among impoverished communities in Washington D.C., New Orleans, Chicago, or New York. Additionally, the organization subsidizes all travel and housing arrangements as well as providing volunteers with monthly stipends and health insurance.
If you’d like to learn more about service opportunities with Avodah, look around their website at www.avodah.net or get in contact with recruitment coordinator Mollie Spevack at (212) 545-7759 x312. The application for the 2012-2013 program will open on Monday, October 24!
Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.
The Educator will: Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites; Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students; Lead summer program activities for students and community members, and more.
Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred; Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.
For more detail about the job description click HERE.
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE