The Vermont Community Foundation has three full-time positions open. These positions include Accountant, Philanthropy Associate, and Special Projects Director. The Special Projects Director position involves thinking strategically about ways philanthropy can have an impact on Vermont’s future and building collaborative work with a variety of partners.
Successful applicants will:
- have great communication skills
- be comfortable and experienced in facilitating stakeholder discussions and promoting leadership initiatives
- have a high level of project management skills
- have a strong history of successfully driving initiatives
For more info on these open positions, see the VCF website.
Strolling of the Heifers is teaming up with VT Technical College to present the 2013 Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition. The competition “seeks to encourage business formation and growth throughout Vermont by helping business owners and prospective entrepreneurs develop viable business plans, gain public attention, and earn financial rewards.” College students may enter under the Student business category, with a first place prize of $4,000, second place $2,000, and runners-up $1,000. For eligibility, general information, and a timeline for contestants visit the contest website. The first deadline is February 5th, by which time contestants should register using the online form. Also on February 5th, contestants must attend a business prospectus workshop from 4pm-6pm (held at multiple locations across Vermont). Check it out! You might have the best plan.
The Urban Teacher Center is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that currently operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. UTC is offering applicants an opportunity to effect urban education reform via effective teaching. As part of the program, participants will experience an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. Additionally, participants will also enroll in a free dual Masters of Education program directly applicable to the urban teacher position.
If you would like to apply for the UTC Chicago or Oakland, CA locations, you MUST apply by Friday, February 1st.
For other locations offered, the next application deadline is March 15, 2013.
Check out the Urban Teacher Center website for more info.
As a FoodCorps service member, participants will teach children about what healthy food is and where it comes from, build and tend school gardens, bring quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps is seeking up to 130 young adults to serve around the country for the 2013-2014 school year. The application is open through March 24th.
Have questions about the recruitment process? Get answers.
You can also find out more via informational conference calls. The next call will be February 13, at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).
There are 6 reasons why.
Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.
This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!
Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resume’s? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.
1. You don’t meet the requirements.
This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.
2. You’re not a culture fit.
It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”
3. You don’t pay attention to detail.
Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.
Students – Is law school in your future? Then check out:
Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
Eat pizza and learn about opportunities for Midd students at VLS. Tim Clark from VLS Admissions will provide info about their law and graduate programs, including the accelerated two-year JD and the one-year Master programs in either Environmental Law & Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law.
Hear more about the Middlebury and Vermont Law School articulation agreements and the Middlebury-VLS Environmental Scholarship for JD or Masters.
There are currently two Middlebury alums attending VLS on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP, so if you have been involved in environmental endeavors and are considering law school, you may be interested in hearing this information.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals – of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.
TFA will be holding sessions to inform students of our mission and the opportunities that are available within Teach For America.
Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 – 8:30pm
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
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 Charter House winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. Attend this training to learn more about volunteering at the Charter House over J-Term and Spring Semester. Contact Charlotte Zelle, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Wednesday, January 16, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ross Seminar Room B11
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.
This article, Green Jobs for Recent Graduates: Make a Sustainable Impact, made an impact on me. I read it and couldn’t stop thinking that when you graduate from Middlebury College you feel armed to take on the world with all your newly acquired skills and competencies from 4-years of liberal arts inquiry and experiential learning. Yet, what our graduates are finding is that in some sectors–especially those that are emerging–the idea of an entry-point is not so obvious. So what our graduates need to do is be both creative and assertive. They need to re-define what the entry-point could look like for employers by being persuasive enough and confident enough to take on projects. They also need to be realistic about what skills are needed in these sectors; perhaps getting LEED certified would provide additional credentials in the green building sector or energy auditor training for the energy efficiency area. Why not approach a start-up firm or new energy efficiency company with the willingness to start lower on the totem-pole but exhibit the willingness to take on new training and rise through the ranks (sounds old fashion, right?).
Your liberal arts degree will not be put on a back-burner. Instead you will be using your skills in a new context–whether it’s in a classroom or working on green building design–your ability to identify and tackle problems critically, your ability to get diverse groups of people to work together, or your ability to synthesize, analyze and execute will always be put to the test in a world that is constantly pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.
So if you want to explore some of these interesting green careers, check out the right-side resources on this CCG Blog under “Environment Jobs/Internship Resources” or check out our EIA Career Library. Of course, you should also feel free to drop by EIA Career Services to meet with a counselor to discuss your ideas.
StartingBloc Fellowship selects young leaders and provides them with access to the resources they need to address the most pressing global challenges. The most critical resource for StartingBloc fellows is to gain access to a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world.
The StartingBloc fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. This five-day experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Case (SIC) challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.
Applications for the 2013 New York Institute open December 5
Need more information? Visit : http://startingbloc.org
Interested in leading summer programs spanning the outdoors, service, language, or writing? Apply to be a summer trip leader at Overland !
Application deadline: Monday, December 10 (1st of 3 deadlines)
Overland offers outdoor trips (hiking & bicycle touring), service and field studies, language study abroad and writing programs to students ages 10 to 18. For the past 26 years, small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what they do.
Students ending their first year in college will serve on their Williamstown support staff and may earn leadership opportunities. Students completing their sophomore year typically lead in New England. Juniors and seniors lead programs across the country and world-wide.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity
Application deadline: Monday, December 10
Middlebury Community Care Coalition is a volunteer-based non-profit that provides emergency housing and food through the Charter House Emergency Winter Shelter and Pleasant Street Transitional Housing to those in Addison County needing assistance.
Interns will help maintain a spirit of welcome and community within the building. Interns will also gain an in-depth understanding of how the Middlebury Community Care Coalition and the broader community support the transition of homeless families to stable housing
Please visit go/internships and click on “Winter Term” for information on receiving course credit for this internship
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
For more information visit : http://www.mccc-vt.org/
The Bronfman Fellowship offers a recent college graduate exposure to the high level operations of one of the largest international non-profit organizations in the Jewish community. Working in the Office of the President and supervised by the Director of the President’s Office, the Bronfman Fellow works closely with the Executive Assistant and senior Hillel professionals at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C. The Bronfman Fellow will develop professional skills and insights that will inform future Jewish leadership and a multitude of career paths.
The Bronfman Fellow will assist the President in the following primary focus areas:
The Bronfman one-year long fellowship salary is $32,000. Hillel also offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and fifteen days each of vacation and sick leave.
Applications must be completed by Friday, January 25, 2013. For more information and online application visit :
Complete application includes : Online application/resume/essays, Two letters of reference and Official or unofficial transcript
For Questions Contact:
Bradley Mighdoll, Human Resources Associate : email@example.com
Please join Middlebury alum Hannah Burnett, former GHC Fellow, for an interactive information session to discuss this Fellowship that can make a difference in the lives of many in Africa. The event will occur Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM in MBH 104.
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOWSHIP?
The Global Health Corps fellowship is a 1-year, paid fellowship with a non-profit organization or
government institution focused on public health. We offer positions in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US (Boston, DC, Newark, New York), and Zambia.
Applicants apply to a specific position within a specific organization and in a specific country, just like applying for a job. Fellows are selected based on their ability to fit that job description, and their fit with the GHC leadership practices.
Fellows are placed in organizations in pairs- one international fellow and one local fellow -creating a fellowship team that is a central part of the fellowship experience.
**This session will be presented via Skype**
Here is a wonderful resource compilation of the best of The New York Times related to food (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/all-about-food/) – compliments of the FBEA.
They note: “Food is a wide-ranging topic, and we’ve assembled here resources along the wide spectrum, in four categories: nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and, finally, fun with food.” It includes lesson plans and other materials published on The Learning Network, along with related Times articles and multimedia.
It starts with a collection of all the Student Opinion questions we’ve asked about food over the years. Enjoy this amazing resource!
Deadline to apply: December 17, 2012
An Internship with the Sustainability Coordinator at Teton Science Schools is a winter term experience available to motivated Middlebury students interested in organizational sustainability.
The intern will work on the sustainability audit (STARS) and the development of a Sustainability Report, describing the outcomes of the audit and the school’s efforts towards sustainability. As part of this program, the Intern will have the option to take a Winter Ecology Course (3-9 days) and work on the development of sustainability curriculum within the Field Education Program, including exploring pedagogy and field teaching, depending on the interests of the intern.
The Sustainability Initiative at Teton Science Schools is the process of educating about and monitoring our natural resource use. This process helps us to understand our environmental, community and economic impacts and make informed decisions regarding energy use, resource consumption and waste.
Don’t miss this great opportunity !! Apply on MOJO!