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January 11th, 2017 § 0

 

Apply today at GreenCorps.org!
We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.

Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the WildernessSociety and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.

You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.

For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.

Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive bene ts package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.

 

 

Intiman Theatre Is Hiring

January 18th, 2016 § 0

Intiman, one of the many theatre companies in Seattle’s vibrant stage community, has opened the hiring process for a communications manager. Details about the position and Intiman as an organization can be found by following this link: http://www.intiman.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Communications-Manager-Update-1-13-2016.pdf

Study Abroad in South Africa with Dr. Kimberly Segall

October 22nd, 2015 § 0

Interested in SPU’s study abroad trip to South Africa? It’s this summer, June 14-July 6, 2016 and is being led by Dr. Kimberly Segall, Professor of English!

The eight credits of coursework offered for the trip fulfill many SPU requirements: the Ways of Engaging (WE) and Writing (W) general education requirements; upper-division credits in the English major; and course requirements in the Global Development, Reconciliation Studies, and Women’s Studies minors.

Contact Dr Segall for more info: segalk@spu.edu

Also, here are some websites to check out for more info!

Dr. Segall’s web site on the South Africa trip:
http://commons-dev.spu.edu/segall/south-africa/

SPU info site:
http://studyabroad.spu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12078

South Africa Student Blogs from previous trips:
https://kwsegall.wordpress.com/category/baphumelele-orphanage-journals/page/10/

Post-Graduate Opportunity: Green Corps

September 25th, 2015 § 0

Applications for Green Corps’s 2016-2017 program are now being accepted, and the deadline for the fall round of submissions, October 11, is quickly approaching, says Amanda Becker, Green Corps’s recruitment director, in a recent email.

According to Becker, Green Corps offers a full-year paid training program for college graduates, one that combines intensive class-room training by leaders in the environmental movement with field placement in organizations like The Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. Green Corps’s alumni, says Becker, include people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director at The Sierra Club.

“Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day,” writes Becker. “We need more organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.”

“If this sounds like something you are interested in, apply today,” Becker’s email concludes. Here is the link to the application form: http://www.greencorps.org/apply.html?utm_source=TWO%20Emails&utm_medium=TWO%20Emails&utm_campaign=RY16%20TWO%20Emails

Undergraduate Fiction Contest

April 2nd, 2015 § 0

From Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus:

“We’re writing to update you on Stony Brook Southampton’s annual short fiction contest, now in its 24th year.  We seek original fiction from undergraduate students and offer a prize of $1000 for a story that stirs, shifts, or shakes us in some way. We hope that you could help spread the word about this rewarding opportunity.

Out of our desire to keep this contest accessible to all, we do not charge a fee for submissions and also ensure that judges read stories blindly, without knowledge of the entrant’s identity or academic institution, because what matters to us fundamentally, is the work itself. The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2015. You can read more about the contest at: www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/special_programs/fiction.html.”

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