Archive | May, 2010

25 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

If you are working with a federal agency in DC this summer, you may also be interested in this position for the 2010-2011 school year.

The program:
The Federal Service Student Ambassadors program is designed to increase interest in federal service on college and university campuses through developing a group of passionate student advocates who actively promote public service following their completion of a federal internship. Through planning events, networking sessions, and meetings with key faculty and staff members, ambassadors raise awareness of the incredible opportunities and benefits of federal service.
Throughout the ambassadorship, students will receive support from the Partnership for Public Service, as well as build a community of practice through regular communication with fellow ambassadors. Additionally, ambassadors will receive a competitive stipend for their service.
The application deadline is Friday, June 11, 2010. 
Who is eligible:
To be eligible for the program, ambassadors must participate in an internship with a federal agency in Washington, D.C. for summer 2010. Additionally, they must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ideal candidates possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate a commitment to public service and are actively involved in leadership roles and/or extracurricular activities.

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24 May 2010 ~ Comments Off




The British Council is the United Kingdom’s
international non-profit organization for cultural relations and education
opportunities. We build engagement and trust for the UK through
the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. With offices in
the US in Washington,
New York and Los Angeles, the British Council USA builds
global partnerships with US-based institutions to develop and deliver
collaborative work around the world. Within the US, we also develop initiatives
that give a voice to the next generation of leaders on both sides of the
Atlantic, encouraging them to work together to explore solutions to current
and future global issues. Through transatlantic artistic partnerships, we
introduce Americans to high-quality, groundbreaking creative work from the UK. We
facilitate and encourage educational collaboration and exchanges between the US and the four nations of the United Kingdom.
Our programs addressing climate change support a network of young leaders who
are committed to tackling climate change globally and in their own


The British Council is an equal
opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.



A non negotiable salary of $37,740 is
offered along with a generous benefits package.


Interested applicants should send by
a cover letter and resume to:


FAO: Executive Assistant Post

The British Council

3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington DC 20008


The closing date for applications is Monday
7 June
.  Interviews will be held in
late June and a start date of early July is envisaged.



We are currently seeking applications for
an Executive Assistant to the Director of the British Council based in our
Washington DC Office.  This post is
designed to be a developmental post and is offered for one year and will be
of particular interest to someone interested in a future career in
international relations or public diplomacy.


The ideal candidate will have:


A degree in a relevant subject – e.g.
International Relations, Cultural/Public Diplomacy, Arts,


The confidence and ability to communicate
effectively and efficiently with a broad variety of contacts, colleagues and


A genuine interest in the work of the
British Council and a belief in the power of cultural relations to build
international trust and engagement


Strong inter-personal skills, excellent
verbal and written communication skills and an eye for detail.


A willingness to lend a hand as and where
needed and an ability to meet deadlines.

A team player who is also able to work independently.

Duties of the post include:


Managing the director’s
calendar and travel; coordinating with senior internal and external contacts to
arrange meetings and other events; providing general administrative support,
and, in the absence of the director, receiving and screening communications and
using independent judgement to determine those that require immediate


Assisting the director with the
preparation of presentation materials and background documents.


Providing support to the
Finance Manager on the SAP financial management system.









Supporting the project work the
office is involved in as and when required. This includes Education and Arts
projects, our Climate Champions initiative and our transatlantic programmes for
young leaders.


Responding to incoming public
inquiries; conducting research and liaising with relevant staff and external
organizations to ensure information is up-to-date and accurate.


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24 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Part Time Bilingual Spanish Customer Service Opportunity with Mondial Assistance

To apply, please read the following details

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19 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is currently recruiting for a Community Affairs Research Intern.

An excellent P/T position for a graduate student in public policy, urban studies, sociology, or economics.  Must have a 3.2 GPA.  Highly qualified rising seniors MAY be considered.
MUST have experience working with GIS Mapping Software (ArcMap) .  Must apply by May 27.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is currently recruiting for a Community Affairs Research Intern. The position is located in Richmond, VA. The ideal candidate will observe, assist, and receive training in a broad range of activities by the Research Team of the Community Affairs Office. Activities will include creating various types of maps with GIS software, conducting background research on a broad range of community development issues, as well as, assisting with ongoing research projects.
With an application, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a recent brief writing sample (3-5 pages). Documents should be uploaded as attachments to your electronic submission. Formatted attachments can include Microsoft Office products (2007 or earlier work best), PDFs, JPGs or HTML documents; size for each is limited to 2MB.
This is a part time position (no benefits) that will begin in mid/late June 2010 and may end in August 2010. The work schedule for the position will average between 16-24 hours per week; however, flexibility to alter work schedule, as needed, is required.
Applicants must be available for on-site interviews last week in May and/or first week in June. Hiring decisions will be made before June 11, 2010.
Essential Responsibilities: Assists with the development of maps for staff and for communications such as publications, presentations, and the web. Assists with the setup and maintenance of the “Community Data” database and website, including data compilation and updates. Conducts regular literature surveys and background research on community economic development issues and policies. Performs other miscellaneous research duties. Performs various department, incidental and administrative duties, as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Candidate must be a currently enrolled graduate student, preferably pursuing a degree in public policy, urban studies, urban planning, sociology, economics or related field. Maintains a minimum 3.2 GPA. Highly qualified rising college seniors may be considered. Must possess experience working with GIS Mapping software (e.g. ArcMap). Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Strong analytical skills. Excellent written communications skills. Basic knowledge of and experience in use of research techniques. Proficiency in searching and navigating Internet sites. Ability to work with a moderate degree of independence. Experience working with Census data a plus. Familiarity of Stata or SAS is considered a plus. Familiarity with field research (e.g. conducting interviews/surveys/focus groups) is considered a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel for fieldwork.
Please note, housing will not be provided.
The market price range for this position is $12.80 – $20.00, hourly. The hiring range for the position is $12.80+, hourly. Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

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18 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

7 Federal Job Search Myths Dispelled from Careerealism

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17 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Interested in sales? Want to be green-minded? Apply for the Sales Intern position with Green Duck Biodegradables, LLC. today!


Job Description:         


·        Independent sales intern will promote Green Duck products and services in assigned market. 


·        Will prospect, close on and service new accounts. 


·        Will perform duties in accordance with company standards and policies and report on progress on a weekly basis. 


·        Must provide own transportation and be able to work with remote supervision.


·        Ideal candidates will have an interest in green business.






·         Commission schedule with residuals paid throughout balance of 2010 – 2011 school year








Based on market needs with most days beginning at 9:30 and ending at 6:00.






·        Independent worker with strong sense of drive and belief in the future of green business.


·        Must be able to interact with professionals in the restaurant, hospitality and event hosting industries. 


·        Must be able to lift 30 lbs. 


·        Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


·        Must be able to perform basic account record keeping and comply with all company transaction reporting requirements. 


·        Must have a sense of and value for other people’s time.



Preferred Skills:


·        Knowledge of restaurant, hospitality or event hosting industries. 


·        Ideal candidate will possess prior sales experience ranging from lead generation to account closing. 


·        Ideal candidate will have customer service or account management experience.



Required Materials:

Resume and cover letter  


Preferred Method of Application:  
Email Employer Contact  - 

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16 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Check out some part-time job options in Richmond

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14 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Job Opening at HOME – Spanish skills are a plus!

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc. (HOME) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, skilled professional with a high capacity to conduct fair housing investigations and case analysis to uncover incidents of housing discrimination in violation of Fair Housing Laws.
The CSI is responsible for effectively coordinating fair housing tests and investigations and also providing high quality housing counseling and advocacy services to people with fair housing allegations across the Commonwealth of VA under the supervision of the Director. The CSI will also work to recruit and train fair housing volunteers and conduct public presentations on landlord/tenant law and fair housing. 
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree; leadership and organization skills; excellent observation, analysis, critical thinking and investigative skills; an attention to detail; a knowledge of fair housing laws or an ability to quickly gain an understanding of these
laws; and a passionate commitment to social justice. Experience in fair housing enforcement, the legal or criminal justice profession and the ability to speak Spanish are pluses. 
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, a sample of your writing ability and salary history. All items must be included to be considered. 
Send In your subject line include: “CSI position: (Your Name)” Open until filled but interviews are expected to begin June 9, 2010. No faxes accepted. This
is a full time position with benefits provided. 
HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace. 
A detailed job description is available at

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13 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

2010 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads

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13 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

NGOs versus NPOs

To summarize, the differences between a non-profit organization and NGOs are:

1.The NGO is a non-governmental organization. Its funds are raised by the government, but it maintains a non-governmental position, with no need for a government council. They are also known as civil society organizations.

2.A non-profit organization uses its extra funds for the purpose of the organization, rather than dividing it between the shareholders and the owners of the organization. Examples of NPOs are public arts organizations, trade unions and charitable organizations.

Read more: Difference Between NGO and Non-Profit Organizations | Difference Between

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