Educator’s Ally: Information Session

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  7:00-8:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 220

Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information: www.educatorsally.com

Summerbridge and Teach Kentucky Info Sessions

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  6:00–7:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 229

The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.

As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.

Green Mountain Nutrition & Ag. Educator (AmeriCorps)

Nutrition and Agriculture Educator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

The Educator will: Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites; Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students; Lead summer program activities for students and community members, and more.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred; Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For more detail about the job description click HERE.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

Farm-to-School Coordinator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011

Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to continue to expand GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Network and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture; Excellent public speaking and writing skills; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For a full description of the job position click HERE.
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications received after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Alliance for Climate Education is HIRING

ACE
Hot off the press from Middlebury alum, Emily Adler ’08:

“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

The Mariposa DR Foundation is Hiring

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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Full-time Spanish Teacher & MAT Student

Make a difference like Middlebury graduates Leonard Badeau ’09, Kris Wilson ’08, and Paul Barnwell ’04!

Teach Kentucky recruits college graduates to teach in urban middle and high schools throughout the Greater Louisville, KY area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development. Currently, there is a high need for Spanish Teachers for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.

We also offer:

  • Significant tuition reimbursement for math, science & special education.
  • $1,000 relocation incentive upon arrival in Louisville.
  • Reimbursement of Praxis II exam(s) in core content area(s)
  • Free transitional housing
  • Intense summer training (starting before fall semester)
  • Extensive mentor support team during your first year
  • Alumni connections
  • Pay increase of $4,000 upon completion of MAT
  • Waiver for out-of-state tuition saving $6,000

Read more

Global Health Immersion: Semester with CFHI

ChildFamilyHealthChild Family Health International (CFHI) is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

CFHI offers socially responsible global health immersion programs for health sciences students and recent graduates. By participating in CFHI programs students gain insight and context into the challenges and successes involved in providing care with limited resources to underserved communities.  Read more about CFHI’s 20+ sites at  www.cfhi.org.

Combining CFHI Programs
A unique option offered by CFHI is combining 2-3 programs for a comparative 8-12 week or semester-long immersion experience.  Participants can customize 2 or more programs based on their interest in order to learn in-depth about care in urban vs. rural communities, or learn about specific healthcare issues within a country such as communicable disease in Mumbai, India and maternal and child health in Pune, India, for example Read more

Public Service Fellowship-City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America’s cities.  Their 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work.  For their next class, they will be placing cohorts of Fellows in 3 cities:

  • Houston, Texas
  • San Francisco, California
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors.  They are seeking out Middlebury’s top graduating students and recent alums about this opportunity.

A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are on their website, www.cityhallfellows.org.  The Fellowship year begins August 2, 2010 and runs through July 29, 2011. Read more

Deadlines for Upcoming Jobs and Internships on MOJO

Now that you are on break, don’t miss out on these great opportunities that we’ve identified in MOJO.  Dust off your resumes and cover letters and submit your applications as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until the very last moment to apply.

  • Choate Rosemary Hall

Summer Teaching Internship application deadline:  January 27, 2010. This opportunity is for Juniors who will be ON CAMPUS February 11, 2010 for Interviews. Recruiter in ResidenceFebruary 11, 2010, 10am – 12pm, Adirondack House Career Services Library

  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated

Environmental consulting. Research Analyst application deadline:  December 31, 2009

  • Tuck Business Bridge Program

Business boot camp for the liberal arts major. Application deadline:  January 1, 2010

  • Overland Travel

Outdoor leadership positions for youth adventure travel trips. Application deadlines:  January 11, 2010

  • Teach for America

Alternative teaching positions with a focus on social impact. Corps Members application deadlines:  January 8, 2010; February 19, 2010

  • Tobin Project

Influence public debate with the policy community and the academic community. Development and Operations Assistant application deadline:  January 15, 2010;  Research Analyst application deadline:  January 15, 2010

  • Phillips Academy Andover

Andover Teaching Fellowship Program application deadline:  January 15, 2010

Teaching Assistants application deadline:  January 29, 2010

  • Educators Ally

A placement agency for independent school educators. Teachers and Administrators application deadline:  January 17, 2010

  • Congressional Hunger Center

A 12-month leadership development program that trains emerging leaders committed to social justice issues. Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program application deadline:  January 20, 2010

Graduate School Option

The University for Peace (UPEACE), the U.N. Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies, is currently enrolling students for the Academic Year 2010-2011. This institution offers MA degrees in areas related to Peace and Conflict Studies; Gender and Peace Education; Environment, Peace and Security;  International Law and Human Rights; and Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development. UPEACE provides a multicultural environment where more than 60 nationalities are represented within the student and faculty body.

The application deadline is 15 February, 2010.

Opportunities in Education-Updated

Referring back to my earlier post Opportunities in Education, I found a few problems in the file Education Opportunities and Resources.pdf

So, I have gone through and made sure all of the descriptions can be seen, but most importantly, the links will only work correctly if you copy and paste them into your browser window.

That said, here is the revised copy of Education Opportunities and Resources.

Happy Job and Internship Hunting!

Environmental Educator- JOB

mslc_logo_001Alaska Geographic is seeking experienced educators for a summer of learning, exploration, and sharing. Alaska Geographic is a managing partner of the Murie Science and Learning Center facility at the entrance to Denali National Park. The Center has a stimulating and nurturing working environment that is dedicated to introducing visitors to this fascinating and unique ecosystem.

Instructional staff will be involved in programs ranging from one hour to multi-day field courses for youth and adults. In a typical day, staff will give a one-hour indoor science presentation in the morning and then lead a half-day bus/walking educational excursion in the Park. Additional responsibilities include working as a guide on multi-day field seminars in the park while assisting guest instructors by taking the lead in group management, driving, safety, leave-no-trace practices, cooking, and logistics at a remote field camp. Read more

Opportunities in Education

Do you want to be a teacher once you graduate?

The CSO has compiled a list of the many education options and resources available to Middlebury Students. It contains Private School Programs, Public School Programs, Summer Internship Programs and more! It also indicates with which ones Middlebury has a recruiting relationship. Included are programs in which you can get your masters while you teach, or programs that are just for those of you who are considering a teaching career. This matrix also has international teaching opportunities. To download, click the Read more

Global Health & Innovation Conference

Are you interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, or education?

If you are, then you should attend

GH/Innovate 2010
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 7th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18, 2010

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

Only 4.5 hours away from Middlebury, in New Haven, Connecticut, you will spend two days listening to and learning from 200 speakers, including keynote addresses by Seth Godin, Jacqueline Novogratz, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs. There will also be social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Acumen Fund, Partners in Health, WaterPartners, Save The Children, HealthStore Foundation, and many others.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes more than 2,200 students and professionals from 55 countries.

Register Today For Lowest Registration Rate (Rate Increases Monthly): http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

New Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development?  Submit your idea for presentation.  Complete details on conference website.

Keynote Speakers Read more

Solve Global Health Delivery Workshop

Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day dynamic, immersive global health workshop. Currently, 4 billion people in the world own cell phones, including those in villages where healthcare is non-existent. What enables the delivery and distribution of goods at the “base of the pyramid,” and what hinders healthcare delivery? What strategies can be applied to provide healthcare for the world’s poorest people? This workshop is aimed at future leaders in global health who will gain skills and knowledge about global health delivery. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 10 participants.

  • Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health.
  • When: Friday, December 4, 1-5pm
  • Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center)

Complete details and application instructions online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/global-health-workshop

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