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Social Impact Jobs July 2013
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Working in the education field has never been for the faint of heart—whether on the frontlines as a classroom teacher, or behind the scenes; working the field takes passion, drive, and commitment. But we’ve also seen a lot of shake-up in the industry recently. With the rise of massive open online courses (MOOC) and other new tech disruptors, the entire sector is being reexamined.
This is no more evident than in the work of Echoing Green and our Fellows: Educate! is improving the livelihood of youth in Uganda through education; Avanti Fellows provides access to quality college education to economically disadvantaged students in India; and in our most recent class of Fellows, ELiTE is training black men and boys in STEM fields. We are finding more and more of our Fellows are working in the field, finding new and innovative approaches to improve the traditional educational infrastructure, or offer pathways around it entirely.
Before any of us slip into the ‘summer break’ mentality, I invite you to think about education—perhaps your own or the education of others. Think of the amazing opportunities that you encountered (or maybe wish that you had) because of your education. Now think of how, through education, you can potentially improve the lives of others—as a teacher, mentor or the like. With that I leave you with a few positions that have recently passed by my desk.
Echoing Green positions
Events Associate Echoing Green seeks a passionate and detail-oriented Events Associate, with 3-5 years of relevant experience, to manage our fundraising and programmatic events. The Associate will work across teams to coordinate all aspects of event programming, recruitment and logistics, as well as develop strategy for managing data and contacts within the purview of the role.
Echoing Green funded organizations
Awethu Project is hiring a Legal Manager, an Information Systems Manager, and an HR Manager. Find more information about the positions here.
Blue Engine seeks an Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator, and a Development Associate to help maximize the organization's impact . Find more information about the positions here.
Educate! seeks a U.S.-based Development Officer to play a leading role in scaling an emerging social enterprise to transform education globally, and a Monitoring & Evaluation Operation Manager (Uganda). Find more information about the positions here.
Generation Citizen seeks a Program Associate to support existing programming in New York City at both the university and school level, as well as support GC’s efforts to increase its presence and effectiveness in the city. Find more information about the position here.
LaborVoices, Inc, is hiring a Product Design Manager, VP Operations and Product, and a Project Manager in their Silicon Valley office. They also seek a Bangladesh Country Manager to be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Find more information about the positions here.
myAgro is seeks a Finance Director (U.S./Senegal-based) and two Program Associates (based in Mali and Senegal, respectively). Find more information about the positions here.
Peace First is hiring a dynamic and entrepreneurial Fellowship and Youth Engagement Program Director to design and lead their inaugural fellowship program. Find more information about the position here.
RefugePoint seeks a Director of Development to lead the organization's fundraising efforts during an exciting period of growth. Find more information about the position here.
Compass Partners seeks a Program Manager to provide support to the students who run The Compass Fellowship on their college campuses. Find more information about the position here.
NBC News Education Nation is hiring an Editorial Manager to help direct the Education Nation's editorial content and development. Find more information about the position here.
The Fuqua Career Management Center is hiring a Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability to envision, build, and strengthen career support broadly within the Fuqua student population, and specifically within the Social Impact & Sustainability (SI&S) sectors. Find more information about the position here.
GoodCorporation is hiring a Lead Assessor to help the company make a difference to the way business is run globally. Find more information about the position here.
Just Vision seeks a Media and Public Engagement Manager in their Washington, DC office to engage thought-leaders and key influencers around Just Vision's work. Find more information about the position here.
— Echoing Green (@echoinggreen) July 3, 2013
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