Can moving forward quickly in your career leave you shaky on the basics of your field? What can you do to fix this without moving down to a lower-level job? Answers to these questions and more in an article posted on the Devex Partnerships & Career Forum. Click here to read more!
Author: Yasmeen Byrnes
Job Openings with J-PAL in Latin America, North America, and South Asia!
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is an organization of researchers world-wide who work to fight poverty with well thought-out research-based policy. J-PAL has many regional offices around the world, and some are hiring now! See below for job descriptions of some of the open positions, or visit J-PAL’s open job database to browse more jobs!
Policy Manager – J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
J-PAL LAC is currently recruiting for a Policy Manager to lead a number of policy activities in Mexico and Central America. These activities include building relationships with key stakeholders, disseminating research findings to policymakers, leading networking follow-up and provision of technical assistance to government and civil society, and catalyzing new randomized evaluations, among others. The Policy Manager will also attend and organize conferences and training courses in the region. This position will be based in Mexico City.
Click here to apply!
Research Manager – J-PAL North America
J-PAL North America seeks a Research Manager to manage and support a number of randomized evaluations testing innovations across a broad range of sectors, with an initial emphasis on health care delivery. (Please see J-PAL’s health care delivery initiative at www.povertyactionlab.org/hcdi). The position offers the opportunity to work directly with senior academics who lead the evaluations, including Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein. By joining the initial team J-PAL North America, this position offers the opportunity for high-performing staff to influence the scope of the office’s work and take on increasing responsibility and leadership opportunities.
Visa Requirements: This position requires permanent work authorization for the United States and is not eligible for any type of Visa sponsorship via MIT.
Click here to apply!
Policy and Training Manager – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Managers to lead a number of policy and capacity building related activities in the region. These activities include the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, organization of policy outreach and training activities (including custom courses and advisory services), identification of potential new evaluations/ replications, and support of scale-up initiatives in the region.
Visa Requirements: Manager-level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply!
Policy and Training Associate – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Associates to support the Policy and Training team in India and the South Asia region. P&T Associates support training programs delivered by JPSA-CLEAR and our partner organizations in the region, the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, potential new evaluations, replications and scale-ups in the region.
Visa requirements: Candidates must be authorized to work in India. Authorization can be granted under Indian citizenship, PIO or OCI status.
Click here to apply!
Assistant Director – Training, J-PAL South Asia / Programme Director, CLEAR South Asia
J-PAL SA at IFMR has hosted the South Asia Regional Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) since April 2011. CLEAR South Asia is one of five regional centres established through an initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Please see http://www.clearsouthasia.org for more information on CLEAR SA. J-PAL/ CLEAR SA is currently recruiting an Assistant Director – Training to set and drive CLEAR strategy and target outcomes, execute strategy, meeting annual and quarterly targets through delivery of high-quality capacity building services. The Assistant Director-Training will work to expand CLEAR South Asia’s strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals to help CLEAR and J-PAL SA expand its reach across South Asia.
Visa Requirements: Assistant Director level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply!
Graduating Seniors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern Position Open at iMMAP in Amman, Jordan!
Attention seniors! Do you have experience in geography, cartography, GIS, and/or graphic design? The iMMAP team in Amman, Jordan needs your skills! Apply to be a GIS Intern!
iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. Visit the iMMAP website to learn more about the organization!
Currently, iMMAP is working on implementing a USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded grant to provide critical support to United Nations agencies in order to facilitate development of the Common Operating Picture of humanitarian coordination and security in Syria.
The news of this opportunity comes to us from an iMMAP executive who is also the parent of a Middlebury student and is looking to hire an intern for a period of 3-6 months. Check out the link below for more information about the position!
Check Out These Israeli Programs from the Ameinu Kibbutz Programs Center
The Kibbutz Program Center (KPC), a part of an Israeli organization called Ameinu, has many service-based programs in Israel for young adults looking to travel to Israel and get involved in social justice!
Check out the opportunities featured below! You can also visit the Kibbutz Program Center webpage to browse for more programs.
Achvat Amim – Solidarity of Nations is a framework for meaningful engagement with leading Israeli social justice organizations in and around Jerusalem. Achvat Amim focuses on developing practical skills in community development and education through intensive volunteer projects and engaging with social change and human rights movements. By renewing the conversation on Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism for the 21st century, participants can explore and help shape Jewish culture and identity for themselves and the Jewish people. Click here for more information on Achvat Amim.
The Intensive Arabic Semester Program offers a holistic approach to language learning, coexistence work, and inter-community volunteering between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs. During the course of the five-month program, our students learn Hebrew, standard and spoken Arabic, and Israeli and Middle Eastern History. Students experience Israeli Kibbutz life while simultaneously being immersed in the local Arab culture through volunteering, field trips, and home stay families. The program is administered by Givat Haviva and now is accredited by the Al Qasemi Academic College of Education. For the first time we are also offering a six-week Intensive Spoken Arabic course at Givat Haviva. Click here for more information about the Intensive Arabic Program.
The Lotan Center for Creative Ecology offers short and long-term hands-on opportunity at Kibbutz Lotan to allow anyone to discover the challenges involved with the design, building and running of sustainable communities, linking together ecological, social, economical and spiritual aspects into a unified whole. Practical skills are developed through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, alternative/natural building projects and the Lotan Nature and Migratory Bird Reserve, complemented by theoretical sessions in topics such as ecological design, permaculture and sustainability. Practical work includes: Organic gardening, natural & alternative building with mud, straw and straw bales, tires and recycled waste, creative recycling – creating art and usable objects with discarded materials, expansion, maintenance and running of the Center for Creative Ecology, development and upkeep of the nature reserve and nature trails, setting up workshops for educational tour groups, and more. Click here for more information about the Lotan Center for Creative Ecology.
iTrack – Build Your OWN Experience – For participants interested in creating their own social justice experience in Israel, we offer iTrack – The Build Your OWN Experience program. Our knowledgeable KPC staff works one-on-one to help each applicant create a personalized 4-10 month Israel experience. Each program is uniquely built by and for the participants allowing them to engage with the Israeli social justice struggles that best fit their values and interests. Click here for more information about iTrack.
Check Out Echoing Green’s Social Impact Job Board
The Echoing Green Social Impact Job Board for April 2014 has posted a wide variety of jobs across the world, many of which are entry-level! For instance, you could assist in photography and graphics design as a Marketing Coordinator with Mercado Global in Panajachel, Guatemala, traveling frequently and working with local staff and artisans! This is just one example of the worldwide job opportunities advertised on Echoing Green’s job board. Check out this link to browse more jobs!
A link to the the Echoing Green blog is also located in the side column to the right of this post, under the first heading, “CSR & Social Entrepreneurship Resources.” Click on it and scroll down to find the link to the current month’s Social Impact Job Board. Check anytime for updates and new job postings!
Attention Graduating Seniors – Interested in Education and Service? Apply to Match Corps!
Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students. Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools. Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training. See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program. Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!
For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston. MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country. Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
A Field Guide to Careers Related to the Middle East – May 1st 5:30-6:30 pm in RAJ!
Are you ready to change the world? You can make a difference being on the City Year Team! — DEADLINE APR. 30th!!!
Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school in America, leading to over one million students giving up on school every year.
All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country. You can provide that support.
City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development.
– $5,645 educational award for student loans or graduate study
– Access to graduate school scholarships exclusively for City Year alumni
– Bi-weekly living stipend
– Federal loan forbearance
– Professional Development & Leadership Training
Final Application Deadline: April 30
For more information and to apply, visit www.cityyear.org or connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to see how you can#makebetterhappen.
Thuy Le, Senior Regional Recruitment Manager
tle[at]cityyear.org | @ThuyRecruits | 617-927-2386
StartingBloc is offering Scholarships for Boston ’14 Institute Fellows – Deadline May 8th!!
StartingBloc offers transformative 5-day fellowship retreats. The organization strives to “bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change” by providing “access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.”
This year, StartingBloc is offering need-based scholarships to the Boston ’14 Institute fellowship recipients.
Visit StartingBloc’s home page to find out more about the organization, apply to be a fellow in the Boston ’14 Institute, and finally, apply for a scholarship to fund your unique experience! All deadlines are May 8th, so apply now!
Summer Internships at Venture for America – Apply Now!
Venture for America is an organization that helps talented enterprising college graduates get hands-on experience in business. This summer, they are looking for…
- a Communications Intern to help in designing a communications strategy for the 2014 VFA Training Camp
- a Development Intern to support the Development team in managing fundraising
Both positions are from roughly June 1 to August 15, with flexible start and end dates.
Visit the Venture for America home page to learn more about the organization, or their Career Opportunities page for specifics on these two internships and instructions on how to apply!
Careers in the Common Good – in the Arts!
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.
Environmental Career Opportunities Job Board
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.
Attention Seniors – Apply to be a Fellowship Director at 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.”
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.
Environmental Job Opportunities through Orion Magazine’s Job Board!
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 Job Openings
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
Center for Social Entreprenuership Summer Grant Program – Deadline Mar. 31st!
The deadline for Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Summer Grants for Summer 2014 is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 31, 2014.
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved community partner parties and organizations involved in the project. Please include your name, ID number, nationality, and whether you have applied for other funding opportunities. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the CSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 31, 2014. Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and FAQs, visit the CSE Summer Grant page.
Interested in Agriculture and Food? Apply to work at the Berry Center!
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, email@example.com or 803-443-5103.
Citizen Film Internship Program
Citizen Film is a non-profit organization in San Francisco, California that produces documentaries. Check out the Citizen Film Home page for more information on the organization.
Citizen Film Mission: “Citizen Film Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentary stories with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions and community organizations to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.”
Internship Program: Citizen Film has an unpaid internship program. Interns must be available to work for at least 20 hrs/week for a minimum of 3 months. Check out the Citizen Film Internship page for more information on the position and how to apply.
Lake George Land Conservancy Summer Job Openings – Deadline March 29th!
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!
My Google Journey – Kristen Morrissey Thiede 3/14 @ 12:30 Axinn 229
We thought you might be interested in the Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s speaker this Friday at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229. Kristen Morrissey Thiede has been a Google employee for over twelve years, and is currently the Business Development Lead for Google Fiber. It would be great to have you there to engage Kristen in some discussion. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!