Seniors and recent Feb Grads – this is HOT OFF the PRESS and LOW HANGING FRUIT! Experience Vermont in a new adventurous way:
The Middlebury Admissions Office has a late-breaking additional opening for an Admissions Counselor for this coming year. We are reaching out to those who might be interested in working with high school students and/or in careers in education. Serving your alma mater and helping to build the Middlebury community are certainly fun perks of the job, too!
The counselor position is an entry-level, term position (22-month commitment) and a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences with high school students and their families as they navigate the college admissions process. It is also a valuable and multidimensional professional work experience and can be a way to test your interest in the field of education. Recent Middlebury graduates have transitioned quite successfully into this role. The Admissions Office staff truly appreciates the insights that young alumni can provide in our recruitment work.
The failure of many entities to respond effectively to a deadly pandemic, coming at a time when society is already reeling from intensifying climate-related disasters, ongoing systemic racism and rising authoritarianism, has resulted in profound apprehension about the future. With a theme of “The future is …”, this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education reflects the uncertainty about the future that many feel and invites participants to recommit themselves to the urgent work of building a future that is sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We seek to highlight inspiring examples of higher education leadership that empower participants to envision and create such a future. Ultimately, the future is ours to make. Are you committed to leveraging the power of higher education to forge a brighter future?
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:00a ET
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College, will share a vision for a new model of higher education with poverty reduction as a core purpose.
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00p ET
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Lecturer, American Indian Studies, California State University at San Marcos, will draw from her forthcoming book Illegitimate Nation: Privilege, Race, and Accountability in the U.S. Settler State to argue that a sustainable future must simultaneously incorporate Indigenous knowledge and a decolonial ethic of political accountability to Indigenous nations for its ongoing genocidal settler structure.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10:00a ET
Zamzam Ibrahim, Vice President, The European Students’ Union (ESU), Daphne Frias, youth organizer, and Chloe Maxmin, Maine State Senator, will share inspiring examples of how young people are leading the way to a sustainable future on campus and beyond.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4:00p ET
Dr. Ian Haney López, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss how the climate movement cannot succeed unless race, class and gender solidarity are at the heart of everything we do.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:00a ET
Heather McGhee, author, will discuss her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, with particular emphasis on the way in which racism hurts higher education and limits the prospects for climate action.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:15p ET
Inspired by a recent essay series entitled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Dr. Tracey Osborne, Director, UC Center for Climate Justice Associate Professor and UC Presidential Endowed Chair, Management of Complex Systems, UC Merced, Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Northeastern University, and Dr. Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University, will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.
AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education Mobilizing for a Just Transition October 20 – 22, 2020
Middlebury College is a Host Institution for this virtual conference and FREE REGISTRATION is available for interested Middlebury students, faculty and staff. Registration includes access to all sessions and events during and for 30 days after the conference.
Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that it leaves no one behind. We seek to encourage higher education sustainability leaders to reflect and act on the Just Transition Principles articulated by the Climate Justice Alliance and to spotlight inspirational examples of institutions championing this work. (AASHE – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
A few of the Keynote Speakers: Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, will address the need for a just recovery from the COVID -19 pandemic and its associated impacts. Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 – 11:15a
Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN), will share lessons learned from her efforts to advance the concept of a just transition in global climate negotiations. Wednesday October 21: 9:00 – 9:45a
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and NYT bestselling author, will provide a new frame for understanding racism and provide guidance on how to be an antiracist. Wednesday, October 21: 1:30 – 2:15p
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, will offer reflections and an indigenous perspective on the meanings of a just transition in this special keynote address. Thursday, October 22: 9:00 – 9:45a
If you are interested in registering for the Conference, please reach out and email Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
Another week of lots of internships and jobs in Handshake under the areas of teaching, K-12 education, Higher Ed, and other educational opportunities. This list is sorted by application deadlines: CLICK HERE.
Check out some of these Education related jobs and internships with deadlines this week through April 15th. They range from teaching to policy to analysts to Special Education. Click HERE to find them all on Handshake.