Rustic Pathways Program Leader Position

Rustic Pathways is hiring for their Program Leader (2018) position.  The application will be open until February 12th.
 
Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead their summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of our 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.
Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.
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Fellowship in the Environment with Environment America

BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW 
We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. EA works to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power and reduce global warming pollution, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws. It also works diligently to keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places,

This work has never been more urgent or challenging. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is the mission and the cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 
Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

PAY & BENEFITS 
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Training program and opportunities for advancement are available. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018 in Boston, DC, Denver, and Sacramento.

We also offer state-based fellowships in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLYjobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
Early application deadline is January 31st

The Office of Science and Technology Austria is Hiring for D.C. office

Application Due by January 20, 2018

The Office of Science and Technology at the Embassy of Austria in Washington D.C. is seeking a qualified, outgoing person to join its team as a full-time Front Office Manager with IT experience.

Required qualifications:
• Detail-orientation with strong organizational and time-management skills;
• Ability to conduct, manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Excellent verbal and written skills in English;
• Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a
motivated team;
• Demonstrates computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
• Effective analytical and problem-solving skills and execution of independent judgment;
• Strong work ethics and ability to self-motivate and show initiative;
• Confidence in handling Bookkeeping/Accounting;
• Polite and helpful, good team player.

Preferred qualifications:
• Proficiency in German;
• Knowledge of Teamwork and Database Management;
• Knowledge of CMS (Joomla) preferred, Quicken Accounting Software.

 

For more Information Visit http://www.ostaustria.org/images/vacancies/Call_for_Applications_FrontOfficeManager_OSTA.pdf

 

Winter 2018 Research Assistant Position with PACLSHR

Topic: Developing Supplier Engagement for small / medium licensees to UM
Call for Applications: Deadline January 9, 2017 (Midnight)
Eligibility: U-M undergraduate (at least two years of completed college education) and Graduate level
students
About the Research Assistant Position:
The University of Michigan President’s Advisory Committee for Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR) provides the University of Michigan president with advice concerning University policies and procedures to address labor and human rights issues in the production of licensed goods – items sold with the University of Michigan’s name, logos, or other symbols.

The PACLSHR is now soliciting applications from individuals interested in being part of a research team tasked with conducting an evaluation of licensees’ capacity for evaluating and remediating human rights issues in their supply chains. Focused on small / medium licensees, referred to as Category C and D licensees by the Fair Labor Association, the research will culminate in an assessment of how the PACLSHR might better equip smaller licenses to uphold labor standards and human rights. The scope of this supplier engagement project includes: (i) Assessing the current requirements of Category C and D licensees, including online training modules and sourcing standards; (ii) Evaluating licensees’ capabilities in terms of supply-chain self assessment, as well as potential areas for improvement; (iii) Identifying opportunities and mechanisms for the PACLSHR to better engage Category C and D licensees, possibly including (but not limited to) providing resources, supporting capacity building, collaborating with potential partners, convening suppliers, etc.
The final deliverable from this effort will be a presentation to the PACLSHR committee and a final report.
Duration of Research Assistant Project: January 15, 2017 – April 20, 2017
Required Time: 10 – 15 hours per week
Funding: University RA Rates Apply
Supervision: TBD (select PACLSHR committee members)
Desired qualifications / skills:
● Graduate student or Undergraduate student with at least two years of college education completed;
● Basic computerskills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, internet, etc.);
● Desirable: General business understanding – successfully completing basic business classes;
● Interestin Environmental & Social Sustainability;
● Interest and knowledge of health and environment;
● Ability to communicate at a high level through phone calls, presentations, reports
● Ability to work in a team, manage a project, and create and stick to a work plan
● Ability to see the strategic big picture as well as pay attention to details

Application process: There is no application “form” as such. Applicants are to submit materials by email to PACLSHRApplications@umich.edu (use subject line as “PACLSHR – RA Position for Supplier Engagement Project”):
1. An up-to-date CV/resume
2. A 150-300 word statement in PDF format explaining your interest in thisresearch assistant position.
3. Current transcripts. Wolverine Access copies are acceptable forthis purpose.
A faculty subcommittee of the PACLSHR will review applications to form a team with diverse skill sets to
ensure project success. Applicants are encouraged to email questions to PACLSHRApplications@umich.edu.

Paid Winter Internship with UMTRI

UMTRI is looking to hire students for paid internships during the winter semester to work on some GIS related projects in the area of transportation.
 
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​​For more information, please contact:
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Alex Cao

Engineer/Analyst/Programmer
Center for the Management of Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST)
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
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734-763-9721

International Community Service Opportunity

Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. This vision begins with a global network of staff who embody values like integrity, passion, and teamwork. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.

Rustic Pathways is currently hiring for the Program Leader (2018) position.

Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.

 

Overland Info Session (10/30)

Overland Info Session | Monday, October 30th 6PM | Pond Room in Michigan Union

Come learn about outdoor leadership opportunities at Overland. The staff of over 200 leaders and support staff spend ten days training and six weeks leading or supporting programs across the country and around the world. Small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what they do for the past 33 years. Come to the info session to learn more about the hiking, biking, service, writing, language and field studies programs that are offered

Apply online at www.overlandsummers.com/lead-us
Come to the Michigan Union on Monday October 30th at 6:00pm for an info session and a chance to talk with past leaders in Ann Arbor. If you would like to set up a one-on-one meeting, you can use this link.

Please email Emily Hammel emily@overlandsummers.com if you plan to attend.

Overland Job Description 2018