Purpose.com - Special Assistant to the CEO
Purpose.com, a ground-breaking social enterprise that builds social movements to address major global challenges, is seeking a Special Assistant to CEO Jeremy Heimans. The Special Assistant will be a key aide and work directly with the CEO to support his core activities, which include setting Purpose�s strategic direction, overseeing major projects and initiatives, developing new partnerships and projects, external relations and public engagements
posted by Nathan T. Pinsley 07 | updated April 25, 2011

New York Political Analyst and Campaigner

You won�t have heard of us but Crisis Action is at the forefront of global advocacy. We work behind the scenes to create and support strategic coalitions to avert unnecessary conflicts and ensure the protection of civilians where conflict exists. Sudan or Palestine, Burma or Congo, you�ll be on the front line of global advocacy.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 26, 2010

Various organizing positions - Avaaz (various locations)


Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want. Avaaz is hiring 2 Campaign Directors, a Chief Operating Officer/Operations Director, and Campaigners.

Avaaz has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last 3 years, rapidly becoming the largest global web movement in history. Our membership is at 4 million and climbing fast. Members have taken over 15 million actions, told over 55 million friends, donated $10 million online, and organised almost 10,000 rallies and events in every country of the world. The initial vision of Avaaz � of a truly global, multilingual, multi-issue, committed movement of citizens that can rapidly mobilize effective democratic pressure on governments all over the planet -- has been realized.

But as we head into 2010, our team is more taken with a sense of possibility than of accomplishment. We feel we�ve just scratched the surface of what�s possible with Avaaz, and we�re looking for a few absolutely outstanding individuals to join us and help us find out just how far our story goes.

Candidates will be joining a world class team -- stuffed with inspired public entrepreneurs and brilliant campaigners who are also a sheer pleasure to work with. We feel it�s the match of this kind of team with our incredible global membership that is at the core of what Avaaz has to offer the world.

We�re headed for a total staff size of 32 with 5 part time. We don�t care so much about CVs or years of experience. Our criteria for hiring are:

1. All-star. Extremely smart, and talented in all or some of strategy, communication, organizing, management.
2. Thoroughly committed, and hungry to deliver results and make a difference
3. Highly professional, no drama, a pleasure to work with
4. A very fast learner (particularly if seeking to take on an unfamiliar role)
5. A globalist, possessing a strong global perspective, experience and values

In our experience, we find great people by asking other great people. Again, it doesn�t matter how many years of experience candidates have or whether they�ve done very similar work. They might come from politics, media, NGOs or it might be industry, education or science.

All of you are committed to social change, and we�d ask that you take a few moments to consider this in that light � the right person at Avaaz can really make a difference in the world. All of you have either been extremely helpful to Avaaz senior staff or the organisation in the past, and just a few moments of your time could literally make years of difference to us and our work on the issues we all care about.

The specific roles we are hiring for are (in no particular order):

Campaign Director � an all-purpose senior staff member at the core of our team who can handle just about any challenge but typically works on figuring out how millions of people can impact on a pressing global problem and making it happen. This job is for a true globalist, and requires extraordinary creativity, strategic thinking, policy savvy, project and staff management capability, and excellent spoken and written communications skills. It�s also very satisfying to wake up every morning, read the paper, and have the immediate opportunity to impact any issue in the world. In 2010, we are particularly keen to explore growth opportunities, to see whether there is a whole new level of size and scale that our community could move to.

Campaign Director (Actions) � this is an extremely unusual role that will be a dream job for the right person. Avaaz campaigns all over the world, but to allow our members to make an impact online we often need to mount complex operations offline. This could be anything from a simple petition delivery to a high level official in Brussels, to running a ship into Burma to deliver aid, to putting together a human rights surveillance program in Zimbabwe, to coordinating an investigative reporting team on pirates in Somalia. This person must be thoroughly mobile and able to travel and live anywhere at any time, indefatigable, endlessly creative and determined, have strong practical skills, and be willing to face risk.

Campaign Director (Communications) � we�ve focused more on building our community and our impact than our brand so far, but we do have a very strong brand in some countries with patchy awareness globally and we feel it�s time for it to arrive in a big way - we want Avaaz to be a household name that conjures up an image of a global community of millions of citizens who believe in and are taking positive action towards a better world. This one of our top two challenges for 2010, and we�re looking for someone who knows the global media inside out and can take it on.

Chief Operating Officer/Operations Director � this role forms the backbone of our organization, covering finance, administration, human resources, legal and logistical needs. As we grow and take on more complex challenges, having extremely thorough, methodical, creative and flexible leadership in this role is critical to our success.

Campaigners � campaigners are hard-working, creative, tech savvy and exceptional people who assist Campaign Directors in building and running campaigns. They may be just out of university or graduate school or a few years out, and they are looking for a work experience where they can make a difference, learn from some outstanding managers, and do the hard and sometimes pressing work of getting campaigns up and running online and in multiple languages and making sure they�re delivered in a way that makes an impact. We are particularly interested in campaigner candidates from Africa and Asia or native speakers of Italian, German, and Japanese. Ability to travel frequently and direct action skills that support the Campaign Director (Actions) are a plus but not a requirement.

To apply, please e-mail Alice Jay at alice -at- avaaz.org.


posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | posted January 27, 2010 | updated January 26, 2010 | contact poster


Public Allies Teacher Fellowship -- Eagle Rock School, Estes Park, CO
The Public Allies Fellowship Program at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is currently seeking emerging educators from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. The Public Allies Fellowship is an opportunity made available to twelve individuals who are passionate about education, youth development, and working with 15 - 21 year old students from diverse backgrounds across America who have not found success in conventional school settings.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 23, 2010

Director of Development and Director of Investor Programs at Ceres Inc.
Ceres is looking for candidates for two senior level positions. Please check http://www.ceres.org/Page.aspx?pid=417 for job descriptions for the positions of Director of Development and Director of Investor Programs. Job descriptions are also listed below.
posted by Brinda Sen Tu09 | updated October 15, 2009

School Programs Coordinator - El Museo del Bario (NYC)
El Museo del Barrio seeks a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to administer and coordinate K-12 school programs, including school partnerships, after-school programs, and three part programs on-site and off-site.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated August 23, 2009

Outreach Specialist/Trainer & Adminsitrative Assistant positions - Advocates for Children of New York (New York, NY)
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), a not-for-profit organization with a mission of ensuring that New York City�s most disadvantaged children have access to quality public education, seeks an experienced Outreach Specialist/Trainer to improve schools� and social service providers� awareness about the rights of students who are homeless as a part of the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS). The organization also seeks a motivated individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant with the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS).
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated July 23, 2009

Ceres - Development Associate
Ceres is looking for a Development Associate for their Foundations work. The individual should have strong writing skills, an interest in the environment, and an interest in Development (fundraising) activities.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated May 5, 2009

Policy Analyst for MassBudget (graduate-level)
Great job at a leading policy analysis firm in MA. MassBudget provides independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues. MassBudget pays particular attention to how the state budget and economy affect low- and moderate-income people in Massachusetts. Seeking a Budget and Policy Analyst with strong quantitative and analytic skills and the ability to communicate information effectively to diverse audiences.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 20, 2009

JustMeans seeking bloggers / editorial board members
JustMeans (www.justmeans.com) is expanding its Editorial Advisory Board. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of growing the leading platform in the social responsibility marketspace.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 10, 2009

StartingBloc - Executive Director
StartingBloc is currently seeking a talented and dynamic new Executive Director to lead a small and highly mission-driven organization into its next phase of growth and to ensure StartingBloc's continued and sustainable recognition as a leader in the fields of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and sustainability.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 7, 2009

Eagle Rock School (Estes Park, CO) - Public Allies Fellow
The Public Allies fellowship program at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center supports new ways of leading that are right for the times and right for a unique student population. The Fellowship Program provides twelve individuals with an advanced yearlong service and leadership development program focused on education and youth development at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center located in Estes Park, Colorado.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated February 17, 2009

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