Kate Clopeck is a recent graduate of the Technology and Policy Masters Program at MIT and co-founder of a non-profit, Community Water Solutions, that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana. She joins us here again at Middlebury to talk about the Fellowship program.
CWS recently launched a new fellowship program and would love to get Middlebury students involved.
Kate will be making a presentation on Community Water Solutions and opportunities to volunteer there next summer. Joining Kate will be four Midd students who spent J-term in Ghana, working with CWS: Eleanor Horowitz, Shalyn Getz, Hannah Stonebraker, and Rachel Goodgal.
For more information about CWS, check out: http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/fellowship.html
Hope you can join us! Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) seeks applicants for a two-year paid Community Philanthropy Associate position located in Middlebury, VT.
The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications team and philanthropic advisors to help our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community need and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include, but are not limited to: affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, domestic and sexual violence, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse. Read the rest of this entry »
Co-founder of the non-profit, Community Water Solutions, Katy Clopek, will introduce you to their Fellows program that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana, West Africa. The program is organized around two Winter Term and Summer sessions.
The Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program is a three‐week water education and leadership training experience in the northern region of Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Visit their blog: http://communitywatersolutions.wordpress.com/ to read about other Middlebury students who participated during this past January term (2011).
Looking for a low-key, flexible way to volunteer and meet a critical need in the community?
Look no farther than the Charter House, an emergency housing facility in town!
Charter House is in great need of new volunteers, and shifts are only 3-4 hours long each.
Volunteer once a month, once a semester, or once a week–it’s up to you!
THIS SUNDAY, January 23rd, current J-term interns will run an information session and training on-campus (complete with baked goods!)
Library Room 201
Please join them and bring a friend (or several!)
Questions? Email Laura at lkwillia(at)middlebury.edu
Fight Poverty this Summer–apply for the Shepherd Alliance Internships
Intern for 8 weeks this summer and learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty at a rural or urban site in the United States.
Come to an Information Session:
Friday, Jan 7th at 12:00pm
Center for Education in Action, Resource Library, Adirondack House
2010 Interns Dan Murphy ’11 and Tiernan Meyer ’11 will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences. There will also be a power point with more detailed application information.
Shepherd Alliance Internships are available with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for civic involvement and employment.
All returning undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Two students will be selected to represent Middlebury within the Shepherd Alliance.
To apply: go to MOJO! www.middmojo.com Log in and search for keyword: “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions!
DEADLINE is January 20, 2011.
For more information about the Shepherd Alliance Summer Internship Program and a complete list of established internship sites, please view http://www.wlu.edu/x12105.xml . Please contact Jill Hall (ACE) with additional questions about this internship.
El Pomar Foundation, one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling approximately $450 million currently contributes approximately $20 million annually through its grant-making and programs.
They are now accepting applications for the Fellowship Class of 2011. Please review the eligibility requirements and selection criteria to determine if the Fellowship opportunity is right for you.
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The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, you have an interest in food, but corporate dining and hotel chain eateries are not your focus: you want to make a difference in the world. Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, Co-Founders of GoodFoodJobs.com will talk about the variety of ways to work in food – from entry level to expert, day job to lifetime fulfillment – and how to go about securing a good food job.
Come join the Career Conversation:
WHEN: 4:15 PM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Rm. 103
(Refreshments and snacks provided by MCOG & Weybridge House.)
They’ll answer the following questions, and more:
What exactly is a good food job, anyway?
What are some examples of existing good food jobs?
How do you find them?
How do you get them?
How do you grow in and beyond your good food job?
Co-sponsored by Career Services, the Middlebury College Organic Garden and Weybridge House.
“ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) is once again hiring a Lead Educator in Chicago, IL, and an Educator in Los Angeles, CA.”
Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) performs interactive assembly presentations for high school students that explain climate change and its effect on our planet drawing from the most recent climate science. ACE is developing its program nationally to educate youth on the practical ways to ‘Lower their emissions’ by reducing their own carbon footprint and to ‘Raise their voice’ by taking action in their school and community. Our program is scientifically based, interactive, and energizing — and we present it at no cost to schools. In addition, we offer grant and scholarship opportunities to schools and students that take the lead in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that also help our mission to spread climate literacy.
Both job descriptions and contacts can be found at: http://www.acespace.org/about/careers
Here are two post-graduate opportunities for the right candidates in the Dominican Republic. There is a Middlebury connection in that a recent Midd alum is finishing up their stint there and the program itself has an alum involved. The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing youth and families living in the Dominican Republic with the tools they need to become active community leaders for social change. also, check them out on Facebook, too.
The opportunities are located below:
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Middlebury alum, Philip Picotte ’08, passed along this great job lead for an AmeriCorps position here locally in Vermont. Thanks, Philip!
The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, called RAFFL, is excited to announce that we are again expanding as an organization serving local farms and food in Vermont’s majestic Rutland Region! There are currently two open job positions within our organization. Full Details Here!
We are looking for organized folks who are passionate about our Region’s local farms and food system. Join us by rolling up your sleeves and contributing your skills as we continue to ramp up our programs’ services and impact! Read the rest of this entry »
There are still so many jobs out there for underclassmen and graduating seniors!
Marketing and Development Assistant
Enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment? Come work with ACTR! ACTR is the non- profit public transportation provider for Addison County and is seeking someone to support the marketing and development functions of the Community Relations Department. Candidates should have strong computer skills including experience with databases and websites, as well as experience working on marketing and outreach campaigns. Excellent people and writing skills as well as flexibility required. Fundraising and public relations experience a plus. Join a growing non-profit and bring a sense of humor. 15 hours/week. Salary $9-$12 per hour based on experience.
Some pro-rated benefits available.
Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample electronically to nadine<at>actr-vt.org, or mail to Community Relations Manager, ACTR, P.O. Box 532, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Applications due by May 21, 2010.
No phone calls, please.
ACTR is an AA/EO Employer
ThinkImpact (formerly Student Movement for Real Change) works to reduce poverty around the world. ThinkImpact is looking to hire an Assistant to the Executive Director at their D.C. office.
The Assistant to the Executive Director position offers the challenging, fast-paced experience of working in a dynamic non-profit organization. The Assistant to the Executive Director will be responsible for providing support for the Executive Director’s schedule, meetings, strategy, Global Development Internship support, basic graphic design, office management and some programming support.
The various responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Executive Assistant: The individual will provide assistance to the executive director, assisting with scheduling, travel planning (including flights, accommodation, and local transportation), data entry and Read the rest of this entry »
Join Autism Support Daily for a fun and educational morning!
Plan to be engaged, enlightened and educated on Autism & Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders during the training. This training will prepare you for a part-time, flexible schedule and employment opportunity as a Personal Care Attendant or Respite Worker during the school year or summer opportunities in your community. Offered exclusively to Middlebury College students with a nominal registration fee of $20 (You must present college ID upon arrival). Please register and pay online at Autism Support Daily (http://autismsupportdaily.com/_wsn/page11.html).
DON’T WAIT, SEATING IS LIMITED
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ross Commons Building ~ Room B11
The FARM Institute on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is looking for an Executive Director.
The FARM Institute (TFI) was founded in 2000 as a teaching farm located in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard. Its mission is to educate and engage children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm. It is a teaching farm that provides year-round educational programs to over 1000 children annually. Read the rest of this entry »
The role of Program Associate is an exciting position with great opportunity for project management, program development, and strategic thinking contributing to the growth and strength of our professional and international chapter networks. This opportunity is ideal for anyone looking to broaden their professional nonprofit experience.
As part of the Net Impact Chapters Team, the Program Associate will play a key role in overseeing part of the 250+ chapter network, with particular focus on both our professional and international chapters. The Program Associate reports directly to the Global Chapters Manager and has the opportunity to work with all members of the Net Impact team including the Deputy Director, the Senior Communications Manager, other Program Associates, Net Impact interns and volunteers.
Summer Search is a dynamic national non-profit organization that finds resilient low-income high school students and inspires them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising and a lasting support network. Summer Search started in 1990 in San Francisco and currently serves over 1,000 high school students and 2,000 alumni in the Bay Area (San Francisco, North Bay and Silicon Valley), Seattle, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. 93% of participants go on to become first generation college students and professionals.
The Development and Operations Assistant is responsible for assisting with the organization’s fundraising efforts and providing administrative program support to the San Francisco Bay Area region, which is comprised of three program sites in San Francisco, Petaluma and San Jose. Read the rest of this entry »
Fitness Forward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to Lead Youth to Live Well. Integrating scientifically grounded evidence, web-based technologies, and targeted social marketing, we aim to reverse the dangerous rise in childhood obesity, diabetes, and mental illness. We envision a day when all children, regardless of background or circumstance, will grow up with the knowledge, motivation, and tools to live healthier, happier lives. Currently, D2F reaches thousands of children in MA, NC, ND, PA, OH and AL public schools. Evaluations in NC and MA demonstrated that children who participated in D2F
The development associate is generally responsible for fundraising and communications. In particular, this includes donor research, outreach, and follow-up, especially for major donors. The development associate is primarily responsible for maintaining donor data, grant information (especially deadlines), and for coordinating other interns in fundraising activities. Read the rest of this entry »