Internship: Win Photo Challenge to Participate in an All-Expense-Paid Earthwatch Expedition


Experience Offers Students and Graduates Exclusive Experience for Life Environmental Expedition with Earthwatch

College Students and Grads Invited to Enter Photo Challenge by September 7 to Participate in an All-Expense-Paid Earthwatch Expedition

BOSTON, MASS, June 6, 2007 – Recent Experience survey results conclude, today’s college students believe making a difference in the world is more important than achieving professional success, with nearly one in five students naming “environment” and “climate control” as the most pressing issues our world faces today. Experience has partnered with Earthwatch to offer students and alumni the chance to do both by applying to participate in an expedition with Earthwatch, the world’s leading environmental volunteer organization. Entrants must submit an original photo and caption that best represents to them why it’s crucial to save the environment. Entries must be received September 7, 2007 on Experience.com.

Experience for Life is an all-expense paid opportunity for college students and grads who are interested in careers in biology, geology, archeology, veterinary medicine, social sciences and social enterprise, to name a few, to trek alongside seasoned scientists as they work to preserve the environment and interact in extraordinary habitats rarely seen by humans. In addition to this expedition, the chosen student will also receive a $200 gift card to Patagonia to help prepare for the trip.

As Earthwatch’s Director of Volunteer Outreach, James Fry, said “We are depending on tomorrow’s leaders to save the world’s endangered animals and habitats, but to do that, they have to know them first. By getting them out there to really get their hands wet, to track jaguars or lions, to capture enormous Nile crocodiles, or to follow the migrations of grey whales, students who have spent the last four years in lecture halls get to apply what they’ve learned, and learn even more. We regularly hear from people that Earthwatch expeditions change their lives and open new doors in ways they never expected.”

What is an Exclusive Experience? Experience.com offers more than 20 Exclusive Experiences in various industries each year to help students gain professional experience and skills, while simultaneously networking with industry professionals. The Exclusive Experience program provides students with the opportunity to job shadow, perform a video interview with a high level executive or participate in a unique event, offering a behind-the-scenes look at interesting careers in a wide variety of fields.

“We teamed with Earthwatch to have a well-respected industry leader contribute to our online Non-Profit and Social Enterprise career content, and the Experience for Life expedition is just one in a series of our “Exclusive Experience” opportunities available to our growing member base,” says Jennifer Floren, founder and CEO, Experience, Inc. “Through these exclusive opportunities, Experience is providing college students and alumni the tools needed to gain unique experience and skills, while simultaneously networking with industry professionals.”

How to Apply:
Those interested can apply online by submitting an application at exclusive.experience.com/earthwatch. To be considered, applicants must submit an original photo, taken by them, that best represents why it’s crucial to save the environment. Applicants should include a short caption (no more than 40 words) to better describe their photo. Only one photo per applicant. Ten photos will be selected to be voted on by our online audience and members (September 12-September 26). The applicant with the highest number of votes will be selected. The application period for Experience for Life ends September 7, 2007. The Earthwatch expedition will be scheduled in coordination with the winner during 2007/2008 (some restrictions/requirements apply). The winner will be required to journal, blog about and photograph the expedition, which will be published on Experience.com.

About Experience:
Founded in 1996, Experience is the only career site specifically for college students & alumni that provides extraordinary opportunities, real-world insights, and a network of inspirational role-models to help them explore and launch careers they love. Experience’s web-based platform spans more than 3,800 universities, 3 million registered candidates, 100,000 employers, and 800,000 job and internship opportunities. For more information, visit www.experience.com.

Jobs: Trickle Up, Director of Development

About Trickle Up

Trickle Up (www.trickleup.org) is a 28-year-old nonprofit global microenterprise development organization working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. We provide opportunities for the very poorest people to improve their living standards by developing microenterprises via a combination of seed capital grants, training and support services. We work with a network of partner agencies in 14 countries. Since 1979, Trickle Up has supported more than 150,000 micro-enterprises in a total of 120 countries, benefiting more than half a million people. This year we will help start or expand more than 10,000 microbusinesses in 14 countries, improving the lives of more than 50,000 people.

Based in New York City, Trickle Up has a $5 million operating budget, a headquarters staff of 22 and four field offices around the world. The Director of Development is a full-time, senior staff position, reporting to the President.

The opportunity
We are looking for a high-energy development professional with the experience, creativity and organizational skill to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

Trickle Up funding comes from four major sources: individual donors, corporations; foundations and government and bi/multilateral agencies, such as USAID and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

Trickle Up has a wealth of potential. We have a hard-working and well-connected board and an impressive list of individual donors. Our mission is compelling and easy to communicate. Our goals are to broaden our base of individual donors, both within New York City and around the U.S.; and aggressively seek greater funding from all categories of donors.

The position

As Director of Development, your role is to manage our current fund-raising activities while also building significant new sources of revenue. We want an entrepreneurial development professional who is equally adept at developing strategy, executing plans, cultivating donors, and managing staff and outside resources.

You will work closely with the President, who devotes a substantial amount of his time to development, and will be one of his four direct reports. The Board of Directors, both individually and through its Development Committee, is actively engaged in fund-raising and will look to you for both support and leadership.

Initially, you will manage a three-person staff. Additionally, you will work closely with the Marketing Director on communication strategy and execution. Our program staff also supports development, as needed, in grant writing, reporting, and presentations.

Marshalling those resources, you will be responsible for managing all development functions, including:

  • Cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with current major donors and identifying and cultivating new ones;
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundations, corporations, and government and bi/multilateral agencies;
  • Developing creative and effective direct mail for individual donors;
  • Serving as primary liaison to the Development Committee of the Board;
  • Ensuring that the development team maintains robust, high-quality and timely processes for managing major and other individual donors, corporations and foundations, government and multilateral organizations;
  • Ensuring that our development database (Raiser’s Edge) and donor-acknowledgement systems function at a high level of quality and timeliness.
  • Managing events, including an annual benefit gala, public presentations, small group meetings, and other fund-raising events;
  • Budgeting and forecasting Trickle Up revenue and development expenses.
  • Working with the President and Development Committee, defining and executing the organization’s long-term fund-raising strategy.

    The person

    We seek a strategic development professional with a minimum of 7 to 9 years of relevant experience and an impressive track record fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations and governments and international multilateral organizations. Your development/fundraising experience may have been preceded by related corporate roles (such as, sales and marketing). We are looking for someone who thrives on challenges, meets (or exceeds) annual goals and functions effectively in a demanding role.

    You will have prior experience at: managing a team; engaging a Board; and reporting to an organization’s president or executive director. You should be able to lead strategic planning for development and then effectively execute those strategies, in collaboration with the Trickle Up staff and the Board. Ideally, you will have significant experience with the tools of fundraising: maximizing the value of Raiser’s Edge, creating powerful letters and publications, developing Web and email fundraising campaigns, organizing an annual benefit gala and other events. You should be a strong communicator, both orally and in writing. We will want to learn how you have seen and seized upon opportunities, as well.

    We are a high energy team, accustomed to managing multiple priorities. We are optimists who know we are contributing positively to the world. We are looking for someone who is, simply put, a team player who is great with people — comfortable and effective on fundraising calls, inspiring with staff, collaborative with other colleagues and the Board.

    We are passionate about Trickle Up’s mission and are looking for a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to it. Experience with an international organization is a plus.

    Some ability to travel domestically and, on occasion, internationally is a significant plus.

    Salary and Benefits

    This is a full time position. The salary will be competitive for New York-based nonprofits. Excellent benefits.

    There is no reimbursement available for any relocation expenses.

    To Apply

    This position is currently open. We will appreciate all applications but only finalists will be contacted further. Please, no phone calls.

    To apply, send a cover letter (including current salary) and résumé to our search firm: ss@machlowitz.com . Please indicate Trickle Up in the subject line of your email.

  • Jobs: New York Cares, Corporate Service Manager

    About New York Cares

    Founded in 1987, New York Cares enables 33,000 New Yorkers each year to serve on hands-on volunteer projects benefiting schools, social service agencies, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations. For more information about New York Cares, visit www.nycares.org. New York Cares has been designated by The Princeton Review, for the second year in a row, as offering top job opportunities to recent college graduates.

    New York Cares’ Corporate Relations Department manages all aspects of corporate partner relationships including the planning of customized volunteer service projects, and is also responsible for raising nearly half of the organization’s total budget through corporate donations.

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Corporate Service Manager is responsible for planning customized volunteer service projects for New York Cares’ corporate partners, and for engaging employees of New York City corporations in New York Cares’ Annual Events. Responsibilities include: working with corporations to determine their needs and interests; identifying New York Cares Programs and Events that meet those needs and interests; working with New York Cares’ Program Departments, and, at times, other New York City non-profit organizations, to plan and execute corporate projects; leading Corporate Relations Department activities for two Annual Events; planning and executing Team Leader trainings for corporate projects and Annual Events; writing Event-related newsletters and mailings; working with Finance Officer to ensure proper reconciliation of project expense accounts; and, anticipating and responding to, as appropriate, corporate and societal trends.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Business experience, including an understanding of corporate hierarchy, timetables and expectations
    • Experience in non-profit organizations, event planning, or business development
    • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills and attention to detail
    • Effective presentation skills
    • Ability to juggle concurrent multiple assignments and prioritize accordingly
    • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to conscientiously maintain own timelines and meet own deadlines
    • Ability to establish, maintain and cultivate strong working relationships
    • Professional demeanor, both in person and on the telephone
    • Broad-based computer skills
    • Ability to work with numbers and to think analytically about budgets
    • A flexible schedule, including the ability to work late evenings, early mornings and occasional weekends as needed

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to New York Cares, attn: HR/CSM.

    By mail: 214 W. 29th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. By fax: 212-228-6414. EOE .No calls, please.

    More Nonprofit Jobs

    Here’s a great opportunity for a Project Manager position at New York City Center for Charter School Excellence.

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    JOB DESCRIPTION – Project Manager

    The mission of the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence is to stimulate the supply of new, high-quality charter schools and
    support student excellence in all existing charter schools in the city. As an independent non-profit, we serve as an advocate, bridge
    and catalyst. We focus on supporting strong classroom instruction and operational efficiency in all NYC charter schools by guiding new
    school founders through the start-up process and supporting existing school leaders with both technical assistance and financial support.
    The Chancellor of the Department of Education has championed charter schools and provided unprecedented support for them. Philanthropic
    leaders in the city have pledged $41 million to fund the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence for the next four years. Website:
    www.nycchartercenter.org

    Job Description

    The Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination of the Baseline Assessment Program that assists charter school leaders in
    identifying levers of change with the greatest impact on boosting student achievement. The Project Manager will also be responsible for
    the coordination of the Charter School Assessment Cohort – a group of schools dedicated to the creation of an interim assessment sharing
    community.

    We are seeking a talented, dynamic and highly-informed team of people who are willing to do whatever it takes to build and sustain great
    charter schools, and who are:

    · convinced that high-quality instruction is central to school success
    · committed to closing the achievement gap

    Scope of Jobs:

    Lead Baseline Manager-
    · Lead 4-5 school baseline visits
    · Manage 3 baseline manager consultants
    · Maintain and update Baseline Calendar
    · Maintain and update group web page
    · Maintain and update comprehensive school observation tools menu
    · Keep the Director of School Leadership Development informed as to
    the progress and issues faced via updates
    · Generate trend analysis reports twice a year

    Coordinator of Charter School Assessment Cohort-
    · Provide ongoing technical support to approximately 15 schools
    · Coordinate conference calls for school-based assessment leadership team
    · Refine interim assessment toolkit resources
    · Manage relationship with external partners
    · Provide first line of technical support for assessment development
    and data tracking technologies
    · Capture best practices identified through interim assessment data
    and disseminate to other assessment cohort members

    Qualifications:

    Must have at least 2 years experience in one or more of the following:
    · Experience as a member of a high-performing charter school team
    · Professional work experience with data analysis and/or project management
    · Creative and highly innovative self-starter
    · Highly accomplished writers and oral communicator
    · Comfortable with database use and Microsoft Office applications
    · Bilingual applicants encouraged

    Compensation: $45K-$60K

    Please submit a CV with cover letter outlining your commitment to the mission of the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence to
    Nathan Hood at nhood@nycchartercenter.org, subject line “Project Manager”.

    The New York City Center for Charter School Excellence is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Non-profit Jobs: Strategic Services Analyst, Ithaka

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    Strategic Services Analyst
    Position Details
    Affiliate Ithaka
    Location New York, NY
    HR Contact StrategicServicesAnalyst@ithaka.org

    Position Description

    Ithaka promotes innovation in higher education by helping pioneering
    initiatives thrive. We provide mission-oriented entrepreneurs with a
    range of services:

    (1) Strategic consulting to help clients address critical business questions

    (2) Research on trends and lessons learned

    (3) Administrative support to enable new ventures to focus on their mission

    The Strategic Services team helps clients develop business plans,
    conduct market research, refine service and product offerings, and
    formulate governance models. We also help foundations assess new
    concepts, evaluate existing projects, and aid grantees in developing
    sustainable business plans. We seek a talented, entrepreneurial
    Analystto play an active role in the Strategic Services team.

    Your role:

    · Work with project managers to develop proposals for potential
    clients and detailed plans for project work.

    · Utilize secondary research sources such as online searches and
    market research data to inform our understanding of the markets
    addressed by our clients.

    · Develop research tools such as interview guides and survey questionnaires.

    · Provide logistical support for primary research efforts, such as
    establishing contact with desired interviewees, developing interview
    schedules, and following up as needed.

    · Participate in conducting and documenting in-depth
    interviews(typically with constituents served by our clients, such as
    academic presidents, provosts, CIOs, librarians, publishers, faculty,
    and students).

    · Organize and participate in brainstorming sessions to generate
    ideas and frameworks.

    · Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as gathering
    and interpreting market data using Excel or other applications.

    · Assist in drafting reports, and communicating findings and
    recommendations via written and oral presentations to staff and
    clients.

    · Gather information for marketing and fund-raising activities and
    represent Ithaka at conferences and networking events.

    · Some travel will be required.

    Your background:

    · Bachelor’s degree and excellent academic record.

    · One-two years’ related work experience is desirable; recent
    graduates will also be considered.

    · Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and acute
    attention to detail and accuracy.

    · Superior interpersonal skills, including excellent telephone
    andconversation manner, e-mail, creative writing, and
    proofreadingabilities.

    · Ability to prioritize multiple assignments, perform well under
    pressure and meet deadlines.

    · Collaborative, team orientation.

    · Demonstrated interest in higher education, technology, scholarly
    publishing, and related fields.

    To Apply:

    If you are bright, energetic and resourceful, and you have a passion
    for higher education, please send a resume with a letter of interest
    to:

    Email: StrategicServicesAnalyst@ithaka.org
    Fax: 212-500-2361
    or Mail:
    Recruiter – SSA
    Human Resources Department
    Ithaka
    151 East 61st Street, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 100021

    Ithaka is an equal opportunity employer and offers extensive prospects
    for professional growth along with a competitive salary and an
    excellent benefits package.