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We are now accepting applications for the 2011 Summer Clerical Program.
You can start the online application process by clicking here
(http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=94330040) or on the
Gateway to State icon above.
You can also subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.
acquainted with the challenges and opportunities at the U.S. Department
of State through our Summer Clerical Program. Why do we offer this
program? The reasons are twofold. First, it allows us to get you
interested in a career with us. It also helps us to relieve staffing
shortage when our employees are away on summer vacation. It’s a win-win
situation for everyone. We get the summer staffing we need. You get work
experience and earn money to help with continuing your education.
There’s also something else that comes along with the job: the feeling
of satisfaction when you know you’re doing something really worthwhile
for your nation.
Office support duties include but are not
limited to: answering telephones and other receptionist-related duties;
filing and maintaining office files; typing and/or using a computer
terminal to perform various office functions including initial entry of
drafted materials using a variety of computer software packages;
reviewing outgoing correspondence for correct format, grammar,
punctuation and typographical errors; and photocopying and assembling
reports and briefings for distribution.
It’s our policy to
provide an open, systematic and equitable assignment process that
assures that positions are filled with the best-qualified individuals.
New-hire applicants for the Summer Clerical Program are appointed on a
competitive basis according to Office of Personnel Management
guidelines. Selections are based on job-related criteria in line with
To qualify for a Summer Clerical position, you must be:
•a U.S. citizen, age 16 or older at time of appointment
•be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.,) seeking student
at least half-time academic/vocational/or technical course load in an
accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4 year
college or university, graduate or professional school
•able to complete a background investigation to determine eligibility for a security clearance
Positions at the GS-1, GS-2, GS-3 & GS-4 levels also have varying minimum requirements for school and/or work experience.
DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers
Institute, the paid, four month field school for people interested in
launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a
combined classroom and field training covering topics including:
· Entering a community
· Identifying and training local leaders
· Strategic planning and issue cutting
· Relationship and community building
· Direct Action on community issues
DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won
important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:
· Education reform in low-performing public schools
· Job Training
· Drugs and Violence
· Criminal Recidivism
· Living Wage
· Neighborhood Revitalization, etc.
DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation with
15 weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. This is a paid
training program that includes: a $7,000 living stipend, transportation
to the classroom orientation and host city, and mileage reimbursement
during the infield training. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid
by DART during the 7-day classroom training. After successful completion
of the program, DART will place graduates into permanent, full-time
salaried positions ranging from $30-35,000/year for Associate Organizers
+ health & benefits. DART is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore,
employees of the DART Network are eligible for Public Service Loan
Forgiveness under the recently enacted College Cost Reduction and Access
Act. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness, visit
The 7-day classroom orientation and 15 week
infield training start mid-summer 2011 and run through early fall 2011.
Training locations will include placements in several states around the
Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is
necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART
Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community
organizing as a long-term professional career. A master’s degree, JD, or
equivalent life experience is required prior to July 10, 2011
(exceptions are made for applicants who were nominated by DART Talent
Scouts). Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be
driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build
relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally,
feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and
willing to hold others accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and
action, and work in a team setting. OTs must also have access to a car
during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in
Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.
find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to send your
resume to: Hannah Wittmer, DART Network, firstname.lastname@example.org. For
questions about the Institute, please call: (785) 841-2680. To download
the application or view profiles of previous OTs, visit the DART
interested in becoming community organizers on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011,
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.**
Higher Achievement, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization providing after-school academic assistance to low-income communities seeks a Manager of Recruitment for its Richmond Affiliate and a Center Director.
For more information, click HERE!!!!
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care
Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers,
Founder and President of Families USA. Each year, the Villers Fellow works in
our health policy department and assists our organization’s efforts to improve
access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other
vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Villers Fellow will conduct research
on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to
publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health
In creating the fellowship, Mr. Villers
aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health
care justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care
justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to
encourage the development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to
mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.
deadline for the Villers Fellowship is January 14, 2011.
You can find more information, including a downloadable
application form, on our
Web site: http://www.familiesusa.org/about/the-villers-fellowship.html
If you have any questions about the Villers Fellowship
for Health Care Justice or would like to request hard copies of the application
brochure, please contact me at email@example.com.
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social
designed to foster the advancement of social justice through
participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges
facing many low-income and minority communities. Through this fellowship,
Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from
underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including from
the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American,
Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The Wellstone
Fellow plays an integral role in the work of Families USA’s Field and Minority
Health Initiatives Departments. The Wellstone Fellow’s primary
responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and
trainings for advocates, community leaders, and journalists; drafting talking
points, blogs, policy briefs fact sheets, and other publications; and developing
content for the Families USA website and email lists. During the year, the
Fellow will learn about health reform implementation, minority health, Medicaid,
Medicare, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the
Wellstone Fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies
used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work
directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and
candidate must demonstrate an interest in health care policy as a tool
for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities and in using organizing and
advocacy skills to achieve social change. Applicants should also demonstrate a
commitment to contributing to social justice advocacy following their year of
hands-on experience as a fellow.
You can find more information, including a downloadable
application form, on our Web site: http://www.familiesusa.org/about/wellstone-fellowship.html
deadline for the Wellstone Fellowship is January 31, 2011.