Weekend Job Board: January 4

Happy New Year! Lots of employers are hiring new staff at the beginning of the year…check out some of the listings below (including ours!). 

The Multicultural Student Center is hiring a full-time Social Justice Education Specialist! We’re looking for someone to develop workshops and plan programs. This position reports to the Associate Director of the MSC and serves-as the primary facilitator/trainer of the Institute for Justice Education and Transformation (IJET). IJET is a curriculum-based initiative housed within the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center. As a social justice educator on the staff of the MSC the principal duties of the position revolve around being a campus resource for social justice information, community building, program planning, assessment, and demonstrating commitment to the organizational success of both the MSC and the Division of Student Life.

Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor’s (Master’s Preferred). Acceptable degree areas: Social Justice Education, Cultural/Ethnic /Area Studies, Student Affairs/Higher Education or closely related area.

Minimum number of years and type of experience*: The successful candidate must (a) have a minimum of 2-3 years of direct work within diverse people of color and/or student communities; designing, organizing and facilitating workshops or training and (b) exhibit a history of and commitment to creating a more socially just world; particularly around the intersections of racial justice with social justice issues concerning ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, environment, etc. *Note: may be established by a combination of professional, para-professional or other substantively related practical experience.

For full description of responsibilities, visit: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_075190.html

Applications should include a current resume or vita and a cover letter. Your cover letter must explicitly detail how you meet the minimum number of years/experience for this position; your competence in the basic skills required for this position and which preferred skills/experience you would bring to this position.

Submit applications by January 21 to Diane Steele (dsteele@studentlife.wisc.edu) Human Resources Manager, Division of Student Life, 70 Bascom Hall 500 Lincoln Dr Madison, WI 53706. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.


Paid Internships at the Zoo: Join a team of educators and volunteers in the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Their education programs are designed to help children develop environmental and scientific knowledge through fun, hands-on learning. Work with youth ages 2-14 in the 2013 Summer Camps assisting instructors in the classroom and leading Zoo tours. Interns also supervise high school volunteers and assist with material preparation. Interns are mentored by education staff and required to focus on professional skill development through self-reflection and experiential learning.

Cover Letter and Resume should be e-mailed (attachments only) by February 11 to pattyt@zoosociety.org (subject line: 2013 Summer Internship).


Uncommon Schools hiring Elementary, Middle & High School Teachers, Special Education Team Members, and Art, Music, Dance, & PE Teachers 

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training. Uncommon currently manages 32 schools serving nearly 8,000 students in five regions: Boston, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Ultimately, Uncommon will grow to 45 schools serving 16,000 students. The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones. Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states.

ROLE: Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Uncommon is hiring teachers in grades K-12, across content areas, for the 2013-14 school year.


  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training;


  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.

COMPENSATION: We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

TO APPLY: If you are passionate about improving educational opportunities for historically underserved children and communities, please visit our website and apply online at www.uncommonschools.org/careers.


Work for a green future: Become an Environment America fellow: Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.

Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share – clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, they organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past themAs an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

Learn by doing. You won’t be rehearsing to make an impact – you’ll be making one. As a fellow you’ll:

  • Plan and run grassroots campaigns: you’ll identify a policy or power-building goal, develop a strategy, then devise and carry out the tactics of your campaign.
  • Organize town hall meetings: you’ll create events where constituents have an opportunity to make their needs clear and hold politicians accountable. You’ll also lobby lawmakers directly, learning to make a convincing case for our policy goals.
  • Set up and speak at news conferences: you’ll create news events to get the word out about your campaign through the media. You’ll also meet with editorial boards, and get op-eds published.
  • Run citizen outreach campaigns: you’ll build the power of your organization, learning to fundraise, manage staff and educate the public

After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training and gained invaluable hands-on experience. Best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new programWe’re seeking candidates ready to commit themselves to fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Placement: We’re accepting applications with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year. You can apply through Environment America or directly with one of our state affiliates. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple positions in multiple locations.

Salary and benefits: As a fellow with Environment America or one of our state affiliates, you’ll earn $23,750 – $24,000 in your first year and $24,500 – $25,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and three weeks in your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Salary and benefits vary in California and New York.

Complete your application online, here: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/apply-be-environment-america-fellow

Questions? E-mail: jobs@environmentamerica.org

Internships also available
Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment America intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us: jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org


The 2013 Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) Political Internship Program is now accepting applications! This premier 9-week summer internship program will have positions available in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The internship term will be June 7th through August 2nd, 2013. Applicants should be current college students or recent graduates. Interns are placed in offices of elected officials, and are expected to attend TACL-related programs/events on select evenings and weekends. Interns are also expected to complete a lobby project at the end of the summer. A stipend is provided contingent on successful completion of the program.
For additional information and application details, please visit: http://tacl.org/programs/tacl-political-internship.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so APPLY TODAY!
Please contact internship@tacl.org if you have any questions regarding the program or the application process.

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