Three open positions! Vermont Community Foundation

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.

Farm and Food – you could win $4,000!

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.

Urban Teacher Center – Apply by FRIDAY

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.

Apply to be a FoodCorps service member!

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).

Volunteer? Why should I?

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!



Three things that will get your resume thrown in the trash.

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.

Welcome Middlebury Students!

The 2012-2013 school year is off to a great start here at Education in Action! To begin the year, let’s start to look ahead at all the opportunities available to students and note the events on the calendar. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas and opportunities with you that have a ‘Careers in the Common Good’ theme to them–not everything will suit you, but you can get lots of ideas about ways to engage your interests and passions and still earn a living!  Seniors, be sure to stop by EIA for Resumania tomorrow and Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 to get your resume edited and get a jump on career planning for after graduation. All seniors of the 2013 and 2012.5 class are also strongly encouraged to attend the annual Senior Meeting, Today, Wednesday September 19, in the Dana Auditorium at 1:00, 4:00, and 6:00. Interested in a career in government? Come to the Fall Webinar Series this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in Hillcrest 103 for in-depth advice about the path to positions in the Federal government. As always, all students are welcome to bring any internship, job, or other inquiries to drop-in hours every day from 2:00 – 5:00.

We are looking forward to the new year and hope to see you here at EIA!



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