October 15, 2007
Hot Umm . . . Hello. I’m Bob. (Panic: What Next?!):
Resources The Art of Small Talk for Career Networking
By: Robert Michon, Returned Volunteer Services
Free online career assessment
software program, SIGI3. For more
information, see page 13
Free online passwords to job
bulletins. For more information,
see page 14
Free one-year membership in the
National Peace Corps Association
For more information, see page 14 o there you are. Standing for a project with noble goals larger groups can be difficult to
in a room full of strang- and right ambition? Not one ingratiate yourself into.
Mark your calendars! ers. But not just any ordi- that is as self-serving and un-
Next RPCV Career Event is nary room full of strangers. Not seemly as networking for a job? Whether directly approach-
December 3–4, 2007 the room full of strangers that The truth, RPCV, is that you are ing an individual or insinuating
imperceptibly grew around you a worthy project and that net- yourself in the periphery of a
Peace Corps Hotline as you sought enlightenment working is not only inoffensive, group, adopt a pleasant body
at the end of a delicious bowl when done courteously, but ex- language that speaks to your
Robert Michon of Pad Thai. No. These strang- pected. You’ve got post-Peace equanimity and confidence
Editor ers you have to meet. After Corps continuation of service (even if you have neither of
Manager, Returned Volunteer Services all, that is why you are here. on the brain, so let’s have at it those!): smile through the eyes
‘Tis a networking opportunity and talk about networking. Not (and the mouth will follow),
Heather Groome and you have to chat-up these networking in its structure—for make eye contact, and main-
folks, many of whom could you get that, you understand tain an amicable posture.
Admin. Ass’t, Returned Volunteer Services
prove valuable to your network. that it has to get done—but
To place job announcements, visit How to approach (should it be in action: The activity of ap- And?
www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/hotline the discreet sideways sashay or proaching and introducing
or contact the elephantine stomp?) and yourself to strangers. Small talk. There it is. The el-
Peace Corps what to say once you get there ephant in the room. We some-
Returned Volunteer Services (though … what if they look As trite as this may sound, the times worry too much about
Phone: 202.692.1430 or
right through me?!) are the two first thing is to remember that what we must say to strangers.
800.424.8580, ext. 1430
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org questions that run roughshod these strangers are all people. That’s not a bad thing. Propri-
Fax: 202.692.1421 over your waning confidence. And people generally like talk- ety and intention dictate such.
How fun is this?! ing to other people. Next, take However, it should not be dis-
Inside a look around. Who should you abling. Two points about this:
The truth is that networking approach for a brief chat? (This First, you do not need to come
Public Sector is not as tortuous as all that. is a networking event, so don’t up with either the wittiest or
Private Sector After all, you already did it for latch on to one person for the most insightful remark. Sim-
two years while serving as a evening. Most of your chats, ply be affable and ready to
International Sector PCV. Or did you forget that you out of courtesy to the other contribute. Second, there is a
Intern/Volunteer networked through community who is also networking, will school of thought that advises
representatives, government be brief by nature.) Generally, to ask questions and then lis-
Education officials, and donor organiza- look either for other individu- ten to others talk about them-
AmeriCorps/VISTA tions to identify needs and sub- als or for groups of three to selves. To a degree this is true,
sequently develop and lever- four. Try not to intrude upon a yet there is the danger of com-
Fellows/USA age a resource base to address twosome as you may be inter- ing across with a not so hidden
Crisis Corps those needs? What? That was rupting something private, and Continued on page on page 12
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR • education programs; knowledge and experience
Public Sector Santa Barbara, CA with project design, grant management, pro-
Position available with Women’s Economic posal development, and budgeting; internation-
AGRICULTURE AGENT • Ventures (WEV). Position begins 12/2007. Du- al study, work, or living experience; excellent
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WI ties: develops, delivers, and evaluates WEV interpersonal and organizational skills; strong
Position available with University of Wiscon- programs; leads program team; designs, imple- computer skills, including Excel; knowledge of
sin-Extension. Duties: plans, implements, and ments, and evaluates programs; oversees revi- Farsi preferred. E-mail cover letter and résumé
evaluates culturally competent educational sions to educational content and delivery meth- to email@example.com with “EPD/AM/10-07” in
programs to meet identified needs and interests ods; supports fund development and grant man- the subject line; fax: 202.628.8189. No phone
of county individuals, organizations, and com- agement. Qualifications: commitment to WEV’s calls.
munities; backed by university research, incor- mission; knowledge of economic development
porates pertinent findings from plant science, and entrepreneurship; experience in training de- SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER/
agricultural economics, horticulture, dairy sci- sign and facilitation; track record of successful INTERNET STRATEGY • Seattle
ence, animal sciences, and natural resources in management and leadership. E-mail cover letter Position available with Forum One Commu-
Winnebago County into educational programs and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. nications. Duties: works closely with influ-
that promote understanding and build the capac- ential organizations in Seattle and the Pacific
ity of adults, youth, families, organizations, and CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR • Northwest; provides internet business strategy,
communities. For more information and to ap- Various locations online communications, user experience, and
ply, visit www.uwex.edu/ces/hr. Position available with Community Counselling technology expertise; develops and manages
Services (CCS) Fund Raising. Qualifications: project goals, resources, and schedules for mul-
major gifts, transferable consulting, communi- tiple simultaneous client engagements; actively
Private Sector cations, marketing, and strategic planning ex- works with business development managers to
perience; ability to travel and relocate required. expand business with new clients and existing
E-mail résumé and salary history to careers@ clients as needed. Qualifications: five years’
ELEMENTARY TEACHER • NM professional experience in a technical consult-
ccsfundraising.com with “Peace Corps” in the
Position available with the Alamo Navajo School ing environment, with three years’ hands-on ex-
subject line; website: www.ccsfundraising.com.
Board, Inc. Qualifications: New Mexico certifi- perience managing large- to mid-scale internet
cation or ability to obtain reciprocity required. related project; strong demonstrated experience
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE • DC
For more information and to apply, e-mail al- in managing technical projects, including man-
Position available with IREX’s Education Pro-
email@example.com; phone: 505.854.2543, aging project teams and balancing scope, time,
grams Division. Qualifications: experience and
ext. 1304; address: Alamo Navajo School Board and quality; experience in international devel-
interest in basic and higher education develop-
Inc., P.O. Box 907, Magdalena, NM 87825. opment, global health, education, or a related
ment, international exchanges, and continuing
sector. For more information and to apply, visit
phone: 703.548.1855; e-mail: bbianco@foru-
mone.com; website: www.forumone.com.
HOT! OPPORTUNITIES OUTDOOR YOUTH COUNSELORS •
Dillwy, VA or Cumberland, MD
Residential positions available with New Do-
minion School. Duties: work in an alternative
2008 UN NATIONAL COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAM • New York City school for emotionally challenged boys and girls.
The United Nations is holding a competitive recruitment examination in 2/2008 for those Qualifications: valid driver’s license; physically
who are interested in entry-level professional posts. A maximum of 40 of the most quali- able to hike and paddle. Salary: $23,700 with
fied applicants in each field will be invited to take the exam. Qualifications: U.S. citizen; promotions available after 90 days, full medi-
under 32 years of age. Travel expenses to and from exam site will not be paid by the UN or cal benefits, three weeks’ paid vacation, 401k
U.S. government. Deadline: 10/31/2007. For more information and to apply, visit http://www. options, and full room and board for five days
un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm. or more. E-mail résumé to amanda.lennox@
threesprings.com; website: www.outdoorcoun-
ONLINE PROGRAM CONSULTANT • DC selorjobs.com.
Position available with the National Peace Corps Association. Duties: designs, develops, and
prepares an infrastructure for delivering on a national scale a mentor program for return- FOUNDATIONS OFFICER • Boston
ing volunteers through a cooperative agreement with Peace Corps. Qualifications: BA; ex- Position available with Corporate Account-
tensive experience in new media online; excellent organization and communication skills; ability International’s Think Outside the Bottle
Peace Corps experience preferred. Mail cover letter and résumé to Vice President, Nation- campaign. Duties: works with deputy director
al Peace Corps Association, 1900 L Street, NW, Suite 404, Washington, D.C. 20036; fax: and other senior staff to coordinate and support
202.293.7554; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.peacecorpsconnect.org. the grant seeking work of Foundations team;
conducts research and outreach to foundation
supporters; develops proposals; participates in
fundraising drives; increases commitment and
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
participation of funders. Qualifications: excel- Qualifications: passion; strong work ethic; de- tions: record of success leading adults; K–12
lent oral and written communication skills; sire for a career in organizing. Salary: $30K– teaching experience. Deadline: 10/25/2007. For
commitment to social justice; ability to cultivate $34K with four- to six-months’ training. E-mail more information and to apply, visit www.nlns.
foundation donors; proficient in Excel and other résumé to Robert Owens at clout@bellsouth. org.
databases; motivated; ability to multitask; atten- net; phone: 502.583.1267.
tion to detail. E-mail cover letter, résumé, and INTERVIEWER • Various locations
three references to jobs@stopcorporateabuse. CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAVEL Position available with Westat. This is a one
org. COUNSELOR • Boston year position. Duties: administers the health
Position available with Grand Circle Travel. and personal attributes questionnaire for the
HOSTEL FRONT DESK • Portland, OR Qualifications: customer relations experience; NHANES study; follows strict research data
Position available with Northwest Portland excellent communication and interpersonal collection protocol; engages in continuous trav-
International Hostel and Guesthouse. Duties: skills; enthusiastic about international travel. el 48 weeks/year. Qualifications: BA in social
registers travelers; takes reservations; provides Email résumé to email@example.com; website: sciences; fluent in English and Spanish; must
travel information; cleans; works 30–35 hours/ www.gct.com. undergo a federally mandated background secu-
week. Salary: $8.50/hour. For more information rity and driving record check; general computer
and to apply, e-mail jim@nwportlandhostel. MEDICAL ASSISTANT • experience; strong interpersonal skills. E-mail
com; phone: 503.827.0405. Portland, OR résumé to NHANESJOBS@westat.com; phone:
Position available with Outside In. Qualifica- 800.937.8284.
NURSE PRACTITIONER • Worcester, MA tion: medical assistant certification required.
Position available with Great Brook Valley Salary: $13–$15/hour; with benefits. For more RURAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST •
Health Center. Duties: provides medical care, information and to apply, visit www.outsidein. Albuquerque or Santa Fe, NM
health education, urgent care, and early inter- org/employment.htm. Position available with Rural Community As-
vention medical treatment within a health center sistance Corporation. Duties: provides training
or within a public school setting; provides direct TECHNICAL SALES and technical assistance to nonprofit and local,
patient care, medical assessment, and interven- REPRESENTATIVE • Hudson, MA tribal, state, and federal agencies to improve or
tion; provides triage and assessment; provides Position available with the Alternative Energy develop affordable housing projects or programs
health education. Qualifications: valid Mas- Store. Duties: takes incoming phone calls and in rural communities. Salary: $3,848–$4,548.
sachusetts driver’s license; one to five years’ e-mail inquiries; provides education about and For more information and to apply, visit www.
related experience; cultural sensitivity. E-mail makes product recommendations for solar ther- rcac.org.
résumé to Steven Small, at HR@Greatbrook. mal, electric, and water pumping as well as
org; fax: 508.853.8593. wind electric systems. Qualifications: excellent USER SUPPORT SPECIALIST •
computer skills; exceptional customer service Silver Spring, MD
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER • abilities. For more information and to apply, e- Position available with CHF International. Du-
Tallahassee, FL mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ties: provides answers to computer users’ prob-
Position available with Tallahassee Equal- lems; supplies training and feedback to users
ity Action Ministry (TEAM). Position begins ASSOCIATE PROGRAM OFFICER • to lessen the occurrence of future problems;
11/2007. Qualifications: disciplined, workman- Seattle troubleshoots difficult or unusual situations;
like attitude. Salary: $30K–34K with four- to Position available with Bill and Melinda Gates suggests workflow improvements to manage-
six-months’ training. E-mail résumé to Mar- Foundation. Duties: responsible for assisting in ment; assists users in troubleshooting and solv-
gie Conley at email@example.com; phone: the development and management of strategies, ing computer software, hardware, phone, fax,
850.224.2100. plans, and a portfolio of high-impact grants and network questions and problems; contacts
that will apply information and communication vendors for assistance in solving IT inquiries.
IMMIGRANT ORGANIZER • technologies to key agricultural challenges in For more information and to apply, visit www.
Lakeland, FL Africa and South Asia. Qualifications: advanced chfinternational.org.
Position available with Polk Ecumenical Action degree in a related field; minimum five years’
Council for Empowerment (PEACE). Duties: experience in roles requiring excellent consul- CARE AND TREATMENT ADVISOR •
builds and strengthens PEACE’s reach into the tative and negotiation skills; strong analytical Baltimore
Latino population in Lakeland. Qualifications: skills and field experience in agricultural devel- Position available with JHPIEGO, an affiliate
passion; strong work ethic; language skills opment preferred; experience in collaboration of Johns Hopkins University. Duties: provides
in Spanish and English; desire for a career in and with complex internal and external orga- leadership in capacity building of local health
organizing. Salary: $30K–$34K with four- to nizations. For more information and to apply, systems through the training of health care
six-month months’ training. E-mail résumé to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: personnel; strengthens laboratory capacity; im-
Sylus Greene at email@example.com; phone: 206.709.3362. proves pipeline analysis of basic commodities
863.802.8757. and drugs; leads the revamping of the referral
URBAN PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPALS • systems, particularly from counseling and test-
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER • Various locations ing services, PMTCT services, and TB services
Louisville, KY Positions available with New Leaders for New to care and treatment; provides special attention
Position available with Citizens of Louisville Schools. Positions located in Baltimore, Califor- to the strengthening of pediatric treatment in-
Organized and United Together (CLOUT). Du- nia’s Bay Area, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, cluding the integration of AIDS guidance with-
ties: builds the power of the organization to ef- New Orleans, New York City, Prince George’s
fectively deal with critical community issues. County, MD, and Washington, D.C. Qualifica-
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PEACE CORPS Fellows/USA
Peace Corps Fellows/USA works with more than 40 universities that offer financial assistance to RPCVs who wish to attend
graduate school and work in underserved U.S. communities. Below is a list of universities and some of the subject areas they
offer. For the complete list, visit www.peacecorps.gov/fellows; call 800.424.8580, ext. 1440; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnegie Mellon University Duquesne University assistants, tutors, special education teacher train-
Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA ing, community creative writing program. Benefits
Public policy/management, arts management, or Center for Environmental Research and Education include tuition waiver, stipend.
healthcare policy management. Environmental science, environmental management, Contact: Dr. Roy Moore
Contact: Renee Hairston environmental policy: water resources and watershed Phone: 478.445.6848
Phone: 412.268.1909 protection, green building, energy conservation, envi- E-mail: email@example.com
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ronmental education, brownfield redevelopment.
Contact: Dr. Stanley J. Kabala Humboldt State University
Columbia University, Teachers College Phone: 412.396.4233 Arcata, CA
New York, NY E-mail: email@example.com Secondary education program with placement at
Urban education, including bilingual education, Academy of the Redwoods—an early college high
teaching math or science, ESOL, special education, Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy school.
reading specialist. MA: policy analysis and administration, conflict Contact: Keri Gelenian
Contact: Shelly Chin resolution and peace studies. Phone: 707.476.4577
Phone: 212.678.4025 Contact: Dr. Evan Stoddard E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail: PCFellows@tc.edu Phone: 412.396.5179
E-mail: email@example.com Illinois State University
Cornell University Normal, IL
Ithaca, NY Graduate School of Business Administration Applied economics, political science, sociology, with
In Development: City and regional planning (MS) MBA/MS/MAcc: sustainable enterprise, information sequence in applied community/economic devel-
Contact: Tina M. Nelson systems management, taxation, accountancy. opment, including community project design and
Phone: 607.255.6848 Contact: Patricia Moore management, topics in administration and planning,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 412.396.5529 and 11-month paid professional internship. Benefits
Email: email@example.com include assistantship with stipend and 2-year full
DePaul University tuition waiver.
Chicago, IL Florida Institute of Technology Contact: Beverly Beyer
Program temporarily suspended. Melbourne, FL Phone: 309.438.7090
Elementary and high school special education Environmental science, engineering, management, E-mail: StevensonCenter@ilstu.edu
certification. teaching, and other areas of education (science, math-
Contact: Justin Speer ematics, computer). Indiana University
Phone: 773.325.7170 Contact: Dr. Tom Marcinkowski Bloomington, IN
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 321.674.8946 Master of Public Affairs (MPA) with choice of nine
E-mail: email@example.com concentrations, including comparative and inter-
Duke University national affairs, environmental policy and natural
Durham, NC Fordham University resource management, policy analysis; and nonprofit
Fuqua School of Business Bronx, NY management. Master of Science in environmen-
Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with MA programs in international political economy and tal science (MSES) programs in applied ecology,
concentrations in accounting, decision sciences, development with specializations in international environmental chemistry, and water resources. Joint
entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, leader- development studies, international banking and master degree (MPA-MSES) and combined master
ship and ethics, management, marketing, operations finance, international and development economics, degree with other programs also available.
management, social entrepreneurship, and strategic and international political analysis. Contact: Jennifer Forney
consulting. There are also Certificates of Excellence Contact: Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg Phone: 812.855.2840
offered in finance and marketing as well as a certifi- Phone: 718.817.4064 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
cate program in health sector management. Jointde- E-mail: email@example.com
grees in other professional programs also available. Johns Hopkins University
Benefits (financial): up to 25% tuition credit. George Mason University Baltimore, MD
Contact: Matthew T.A. Nash Fairfax, VA Nursing, public health.
Phone: 919.660.7791 Elementary education and English as a second Contact: Mary O’Rourke
Fax: 919.660.1096 language master’s programs. Phone: 410.955.7548
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Lynn Walker Levy E-mail: email@example.com
Program in International Development Policy (PIDP) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Kennesaw State University
with several concentration options. Kennesaw, GA (Metro-Atlanta)
Contact: Stephanie Alt Lamm George Washington University Master of Business Administration (MBA) and
Phone: 919.613.9218 Washington, DC Master of Accounting (MACC) degrees. Graduate
E-mail: email@example.com Transition special education, secondary education. assistantship assignment to work with International
Contact: Dr. Jeanne Embich Centre and a local Mayan community. Benefits
Sanford Institute of Public Policy Phone: 202.973.1061 include tuition waiver and stipend.
Master of Public Policy (MPP) with option to earn E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Sheb True
joint degrees in professional or PhD programs. Phone: 770.423.6087
Contact: Duke MPP Admissions Office Georgia College & State University E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: 919.613.9205 Milledgeville, GA
E-mail: MPPadmit@duke.edu Various education degrees, creative writing. Teaching
PEACE CORPS Fellows/USA
Loma Linda University community economic development, business, Na- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loma Linda, CA tional Weekend Program.
Public health, including global health, humanitarian Contact: Chuck Hotchkiss University of Maryland–Baltimore
assistance, and reproductive health. Phone: 603.644.3103 Baltimore, MD
Contact: Ron Mataya, MD E-mail: email@example.com Obtain an MSW while doing exciting field work.
Phone: 909.558.4902 Fellowship involves working at a community based
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org University of Arizona placement with marginalized populations. A variety
Tucson, AZ of fellowships are available, including assistance for
Marquette University Criminal justice, community development, environ- students interested in community development/orga-
Milwaukee, WI ment, health, nonprofit finance, public policy, and nizing and policy development.
Business, engineering, communication, educational more. Contact: Lane Victorson
policy and leadership, English, economics, history, Contact: Georgia Ehlers Phone: 410.706.5316
international affairs, philosophy, political science, Phone: 520.621.9103 E-mail: email@example.com
public service, theology. Benefits: full tuition schol- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
arship and monthly stipend. University of Maryland–Baltimore County
Contact: Carole Ferrara University of Cincinnati Baltimore, MD
Phone: 414.288.5861 Cincinnati, OH Shriver Peaceworker Program
E-mail: email@example.com Economic development planning, environmental All programs of University of Maryland–Baltimore
planning, international development planning, County: education, policy, applied sociology, inter-
New Mexico State University physical planning, urban design. cultural communications, etc. Select consortium pro-
Las Cruces, NM Contact: Christopher Auffrey grams: social work (MSW), urban studies, nonprofit
Degrees in public health, social work, and nursing, Phone: 513.556.0579 management, etc.
plus joint public health and social work degree. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Joby Taylor
Contact: Dr. Sue Forster-Cox Phone: 410.455.6398
Phone: 505.646.2183 University of Colorado at Denver E-mail: email@example.com
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Denver, CO
School of Public Affairs University of Michigan
The New School Master of Public Administration, Master of Criminal Ann Arbor, MI
New York, NY Justice, PhD in Public Affairs. Benefits include paid Ford School of Public Policy
Urban policy analysis/management, health services internships and $3,000 scholarship renewable for two Master of Public Policy with 14 dual degree pro-
management and policy, human resources manage- years. grams. Graduate certificates in science and technol-
ment, organizational change management. Contact: Dr. Christine Martell ogy policy also available. Benefits include $10,000
Contact: Admissions Office Phone: 303.315.2716 tuition fellowship for each of two years, application
Phone: 212.229.5400, ext. 1130 E-mail: Christine.email@example.com fee waiver.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Beth Soboleski
University of Denver Phone: 734.765.0453
Northern Arizona University Denver, CO E-mail: email@example.com
Flagstaff, AZ Graduate School of International Studies
Business and accounting. Career tracks in geographic International administration, international develop- School of Natural Resources and Environment
information systems (GIS), marketing analysis and ment, international human rights, international stud- Master of Science in Natural Resources and
distribution, management, finance, and accounting. ies, international security, global finance, trade, and Environment with 8 concentration options; Master
Contact: Jane Thompson economic integration. of Landscape Architecture either through a 2-year
Phone: 928.523.7387 Contact: Nicole Vilegi program for those with a BLA or a 3-year program
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 303.871.3838 for those with other undergraduate degrees. Benefits
E-mail: Nicole.email@example.com (financial): tuition stipend.
Rutgers University Contact: Karen Force
Camden, NJ Graduate School of Social Work Phone: 734.764.6453
Master of Public Affairs in educational policy and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with con- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
leadership with K–12 teaching position at the LEAP centration in either clinical or community practice;
Academy. specialized certificates available in social work with University of Missouri-Columbia
Contact: Sandra Cheesman-Cattefesta Latinos/as, trauma response and recovery, couples Columbia, MO
Phone: 856.225.6860 and family therapy, animal-assisted social work Geography, public affairs, political science, rural
E-mail: email@example.com and Jewish communal service. Benefits include sociology, social work, agricultural economics. In-
specialized programming for RPCVs and financial state tuition, possibility for assistantships, waivers
Seton Hill University assistance. All applicants to the MSW program are and additional support.
Greensburg, PA considered for merit scholarships, which range from Contact: Donald Spiers
Art therapy (counseling specialization), business ad- $6,000 to $12,000 per year for full-time students. Phone: 573.882.6131
ministration, elementary education, inclusive educa- Need-based awards are also available. Those selected E-mail: SpiersD@missouri.edu
tion (online), instructional design (online), marriage for the Peace Corp Fellows/USA program will
and family therapy, special education, popular-fiction receive an additional $5,000 scholarship. University of Missouri-Kansas City
writing. Benefits: 50% tuition discount. Contact: Dr. Julie Laser Kansas City, MO
Contact: Dane Zimmer Phone: 303.871.2841 Master of Public Administration (MPA) with special-
Phone: 724.838.4209 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ties in urban administration, nonprofit management,
E-mail: email@example.com and health services administration. Benefits include
School of Communication wages from intern stipend, $10,000; 6 credit hours
Southern New Hampshire University International and intercultural communication.
Manchester, NH Contact: Dr. Margaret Thompson
Community economic development, international Phone: 303.871.3947
PEACE CORPS Fellows/USA
tuition remission and possibilities for additional Moore School of Business Western Illinois University
assistance. International business administration, joint degrees. Macomb, IL
Contact: Robyn Turner Contact: Reena Lichtenfeld Business administration; economics; geography;
Phone: 816.235.5243 Phone: 803.777.6749 health sciences; political science; recreation, park,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com and tourism administration.
Contact: Karen Peitzmeier
University of New Orleans University of Vermont Phone: 800.526.9943
New Orleans, LA Burlington, VT E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public administration, urban planning and urban Community and economic development, entrepre-
studies with concentrations in housing/community neurship; environment, agriculture, applied econom- Western New Mexico University
development, land use/environment, historic preser- ics, management, strategic planning, marketing, Gallup, NM
vation, urban anthropology, and nonprofit manage- public policy, healthcare, leadership, international Elementary, secondary, or special education; counsel-
ment. public administration, human resources, budgeting/ ing; educational leadership, interdisciplinary.
Contact: Dr. Marla Nelson finance, organizational development, information Contact: Dr. Patricia Maguire
Phone: 504.280.3110 technology. Phone: 505.722.3389
E-mail: email@example.com Contact: Edward R. McMahon E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Oregon E-mail: email@example.com Wichita State University
Eugene, OR Wichita, KS
Community and regional planning, public adminis- University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Teacher education: middle and secondary grades, art,
tration. Milwaukee, WI music, English, French, Spanish, biology, chemistry,
Contact: Field Coordinator Nonprofit management, urban studies, economics, physics, math, TESOL (if already teacher-certified),
Phone: 541.346.2879 geography, history, sociology, political science, comprehensive social studies, special education (if
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org English. already teacher-certified).
Contact: Lisa Heuler-Williams Contact: Dr. Judith Hayes
University of Pennsylvania Phone: 414.229.6155 Phone: 316.978.6580
Philadelphia, PA E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fels Institute of Government University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Xavier University of Louisiana
Full-time and part-time Master of Governmental Ad- Stevens Point, WI New Orleans, LA
ministration (MGA) degree. Certificates in Nonprofit Fields relating to the environment, including natural Fast Track to Teaching Program for those interested
Administration, Economic Development & Growth, resources, forestry, environmental education, youth in teaching math, science, or special education.
Politics, and Public Finance. Benefits include a programming, land-use planning, wildlife, soil and Contact: Dr. Renee Akbar
minimum of $6,000 per year award for Fellows and water science. Phone: 504.520.5389
assistance in paid internship placement. Contact: Dr. Tim Ginnett E-mail: email@example.com
Contact: Michelle Garcia-Navarro Phone: 715.346.4191
Phone: 215.746.6684 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Yale University
E-mail: email@example.com New Haven, CT
University of Wyoming International relations MA with concentrations in
University of South Carolina Laramie, WY history, economics & political science, joint degrees
Columbia, SC American studies with concentration in education, available in forestry and environmental studies,
Center for Child and Family Studies geography, history, or literature. management, law, or public health.
Multidisciplinary program (written/oral proficiency Contact: Dr. Eric Sandeen Contact: Alice Kustenbauder
in Spanish required). Phone: 307.766.3898 Phone: 203.432.3418
Contact: Teresa Butkus E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: International.email@example.com
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in the IMCI protocols. For more information RESEARCH/MONITORING AND tive programs in prevention; provides new inno-
and to apply, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: EVALUATION ADVISOR • Baltimore vations in prevention techniques to reach those
410.537.1800. Position available with JHPIEGO, an affiliate of most vulnerable to HIV; provides priority-sup-
Johns Hopkins University. Duties: coordinates port in increasing access to prevention methods.
QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION and collaborates with other entities involved in For more information and to apply, e-mail hr@
ADVISOR • Baltimore compiling and sharing knowledge on effective jhpiego.net; phone: 410.537.1800.
Position available with JHPIEGO, an affiliate programmatic approaches related to HIV, partic-
of Johns Hopkins University. Duties: provides ularly with any task order contractor under proj- PROJECT DIRECTOR • Baltimore
leadership to support expansion of ART site ect search. For more information and to apply, Position available with JHPIEGO, an affiliate
accreditation and the use of standards-based e-mail email@example.com; phone: 410.537.1800. of Johns Hopkins University. Duties: provides
management and recognition within the con- technical leadership and managerial oversight
text of integrated HIV/AIDS service delivery PREVENTION ADVISOR • Baltimore for the task order; ensures timely implementa-
programs. For more information and to apply, Position available with JHPIEGO, an affiliate tion and reporting of activities; serves a leader-
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 410.537.1800. of Johns Hopkins University. Duties: provides ship role in communicating effective practices
leadership in the scale up of demonstrated effec- for addressing HIV/AIDS on a global level. For
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Crisis Corps Recruiting Short-Term Volunteers
Centro de Proteccion de Desastres (CE- through risk and resource maps, monitoring, water systems; advises and supports the MINSA
PRODE) requests one Crisis Corps Volunteer early alert systems, and more. Duties: support staff in their managerial roles by helping them to
to work as a Natural Parks and Disaster Pre- a technical team in gathering data; process geo- prioritize organize and handle multiple tasks si-
paredness Specialist for a six month assign- graphic, resources, and risk data–including GPS multaneously; implements monitoring and eval-
ment. Duties: implement the Operations Plan points–and input this data into risk and resource uation systems and developing reporting sys-
for the Natural Protected Area National Park maps; help the team create four municipal and tems; writes progress reports and train support
San Diego-La Barra; collaborate in the forma- one micro-regional risk maps using GIS/GPS; staff in report writing skills; helps to implement
tion and functioning of the Community Civil train project personnel on how to develop these and expand current provincial development plan
Protection Committee for the Prevention and types of maps. Qualifications: relevant science to reflect current projects and changes based
Mitigation of Disasters; support the follow-up degree in geography, computer science, or re- on the aftermath of last year’s heavy flooding.
to existing local committees for the prevention lated field; knowledge of risk map preparation; Qualifications: RPCV from Latin America; ex-
and control of forest fires in the park; help create experience working with GIS programs; knowl- perience in rural water system design including
an easy, non-technical Risk and Resource Map edge of Latin American culture; language skills rural gravity fed water systems, basic pumps
with communities; help elaborate a Community in Spanish. and sand and/or chlorine filters, construction,
Civil Protection Plan for disaster prevention and maintenance and repair; fluent oral and written
risk mitigation; collaborate in the implementa- The Salvadoran Foundation for Social Pro- Spanish; experience in evaluating, planning,
tion of Evacuation Drills for floods. Mandatory motion and Economic Development (FUN- and implementing grassroots training activities
Qualifications: knowledge of natural protected SALPRODESE) requests one Crisis Corps and community-based projects; experience con-
areas; experience with disaster prevention and Volunteer to work as a Disaster Management ducting training sessions in Spanish with local
risk mitigation plans; able to work indepen- Planner for a six month assignment. Duties: counterparts; strong organizational skills and
dently and with little supervision; knowledge develop and/or updates risk management plans ability to work independently or with little su-
of forest fire prevention and control; fluent in with and for four municipalities and the mi- pervision; ability to meet physical demands of
Spanish. cro-region of Southern Ahuachapan; support hiking in tropical climate; academic training in
the technical team in processing relevant risk civil or environmental engineering.
The Salvadoran Foundation for Social Pro- data–such as risk areas, resources, and previous
motion and Economic Development (FUN- disaster preparation trainings received by the
SALPRODESE) requests one Crisis Corps communities; develop workshops to dissemi-
The Ministry of Local Government and Ru-
Volunteer to work as a First Aid/Rescue In- nate the risk management plans. Qualifications:
ral Development in Malawi requests 12 Crisis
structor for a six month assignment. Duties: social science degree in anthropology, sociol-
Corps Volunteers to work as HIV/AIDS Techni-
support the field coordinator in deciding which ogy, social work, or related field; experience in
cal Assistants at the district level. Duties: pro-
equipment to buy for equipping the municipal disaster preparedness and risk management; ex-
vide HIV/AIDS technical support to the director
and community first aid brigades; with the field perience with disaster action plans; experience
of planning and development, the district AIDS
coordinator, determine the profile of the persons giving trainings; knowledge of Latin American
coordinator and the office of social welfare; as-
to train and prepare for the brigades; prepare the culture; language skills in Spanish.
sist with development of CBOs through capacity
contents of the trainings on first aid and rescue;
building, training, communication and resource
provide trainings to the first aid brigade mem-
bers; support rescue activities when necessary.
Panama identification; create and modify M&E tools and
The Ministry of Health in Chepo, Panama financial spreadsheets; strengthen relationships
Qualifications: rescuer, firefighter, emergency
Este (MINSA) requests one Crisis Corps Volun- among stakeholders. Mandatory qualifications:
worker, first-aid giver, or emergency nurse; ex-
teer to work as a Rural Water System Special- BA in public health, social sciences, commu-
perience in rescue in situations of flooding and
ist for a six month assignment. Duties: assesses nity development, or related fields; experience
landslides; strong knowledge of first aid and di-
damage to community water systems; develops working with HIV/AIDS related programming,
rect medical care; knowledge of Latin-American
cost-effective design to repair water systems; training, capacity building; strong management,
culture; speak Spanish. Desired Qualifications:
develops materials list for water system repairs; strategic planning and program development
fluent in Spanish; ability to work in a team; have
assists with cost-estimate for water system re- skills, M&E, report writing; experience living
served as a volunteer in Central America.
construction and/or construction using locally and working in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably
available materials; designs and installs appro- Malawi. Desired qualifications: MA in public
The Salvadoran Foundation for Social Pro-
priate water disinfection methods; supervises health, organizational development, or related
motion and Economic Development (FUN-
construction activities; community follow-up fields; experience conducting training work-
SALPRODESE) requests one Crisis Corps
and operations assistance; teaches the impor- shops; knowledge of local languages, including
Volunteer to work in a Risk Mapping posi-
tance of preserving watersheds and helps to Chichewa.
tion using GIS skills for a six month assign-
reforest damaged watersheds; gives support to
ment. FUNSALPRODESE focuses some of
local Peace Corps volunteers working on rural
its work on disaster prevention and mitigation
How to Apply
For additional assignments and more detailed descriptions of these assignments, including the required qualifications, visit the Crisis Corps website at www.peacecorps.
gov/crisiscorps; or call 202.692.2250 or 1.800.424.8580, ext. 2250. Applications can be completed online at at www.peacecorps.gov/crisiscorps.
Send Crisis Corps application, résumé, and Description of Service (if available) to email@example.com; fax: 202.692.2251; address: Peace Corps - Crisis
Corps, 1111 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20526. To be considered for a specific assignment, indicate the position title on the cover letter or application.
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
more information and to apply, e-mail hr@jh- certificate, or degree preferred; website design more information and to apply, visit www.jobs-
piego.net; phone: 410.537.1800. and maintenance preferred. E-mail cover letter msh.icims.com.
and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMP HOST/WATERFRONT SURVEILLANCE ADVISOR • DC
DIRECTOR • Lake Texoma, TX INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION Position available with Public Health Institute,
Position available with All Saints Camp. Duties: ASSISTANT • Calverton, MD Global Health Fellows Program. Duties: pro-
schedules programs and activities for groups; Position available with Macro International vides broad HIV/AIDS-related expertise and
acts as main contact upon arrival; hires seasonal Inc. Duties: supports research and evaluation in guidance in data collection projects and studies
staff; manages waterfront activities; maintains the areas of human trafficking, child labor, and that encompass a wide range of advanced topics
aquatic equipment, including canoes, paddle media surveys; supports the fielding and final- including statistical methods and research and
boats, sail boats, and pontoon boats; works four ization of international evaluation reports for a study design of HIV/AIDS programs and issues.
to five days/week. Qualifications: two years’ variety of clients; supports freelance evaluators Qualifications: MA or doctorate in public health,
camp experience; lifeguard certification; cheer- and private sub-contractors in their methodol- health management, epidemiology, demography,
ful disposition. Salary: $300/week with medical ogy design prior to fielding; supports the report or biostatistics; minimum five years’ experience
insurance, and room and board. E-mail résumé drafting and review process, serving as the in- managing surveillance and/or survey activities
and three references to Christine Tokarz at cto- terface between clients and evaluators; some including their design, data collection, analysis,
email@example.com. travel required. For more information and to ap- and reporting in international settings. Deadline:
ply, visit www.macrointernational.com. 10/29/2007. For more information and to apply,
LATIN AMERICAN PROGRAMS visit https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/index.
DIRECTOR • Northampton, MA GRANT WRITER/PROGRAM fsp?FUNC=1&PID=110135.
Position available with Global Routes. Du- DEVELOPER • Sacramento, CA
ties: coordinates the implementation of college Position available with Rural Community Assis- HEALTH MANAGEMENT
teaching internships and high school community tance Corporation. Duties: plans, develops, and INFORMATION SYSTEMS ADVISOR •
service programs in Spanish speaking destina- secures grants, contracts, and investments for the DC
tions, including Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican corporation. Qualifications: strong writing and Position available with Public Health Institute,
Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador; recruits, communication skills; creativity; knowledge of Global Health Fellows Program. Duties: pro-
admits, and prepares students for experiential community development; five years’ applicable vides broad HIV/AIDS-related expertise and
based programs; develops specific program experience in rural development. Deadline: guidance in program evaluation and monitoring;
schedules, projects, and budgets. Qualifications: 10/19/2007. For more information and to apply, strengthens USAID’s ability to monitor program
fluent in oral and written Spanish; extensive visit www.rcac.org; phone: 916.447.9832. implementation; documents results; assesses the
experience in Latin America; excellent com- program impact of USAID’s goal to reduce HIV
munication and interpersonal skills. Deadline: OUTDOOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR • transmission and mitigate the impact of the dis-
11/01/2007. For more information and to apply, Fossil, Bend & Oregon Coast ease. Qualifications: MA or doctorate in public
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Position available with Oregon Museum of health, health management, or related field; five
Science and Industry. Position runs 2/2008 to years’ experience working in public health or re-
PROJECT SCIENTIST/ENGINEER • 11/2008. Qualifications: BA/BS; teaching ex- lated field; minimum of three years’ specific ex-
Princeton, NJ perience; first aid/CPR certification; excellent perience with Health Management Information
Position available with Geosyntec Consultants. driving record. Salary: $55–$75/day with hous- Systems. Deadline: 10/29/2007. For more infor-
Qualifications: five to ten years’ experience; ing. Send cover letter and résumé to OMSI HR, mation and to apply, visit https://www.ghfp.net/
BA/BS or MS in engineering, geology, hydro- 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214; recruitment/index.fsp?FUNC=1&PID=110131.
geology, or related field; P.E. or P.G. license fax: 503.239.7818; e-mail: employment@omsi.
with experience in New Jersey and Pennsylva- edu; website: www.omsi.edu. SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER • DC
nia preferred; good communication and techni- Position available with World Wildlife Fund
cal writing skills; ability to travel, perform field INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (WWF). Duties: plans, manages, communicates,
work, and manage projects. E-mail résumé de- DESKTOP SUPPORT SPECIALIST • and implements project as part of the EpiCenter
tailing experience and qualifications to JoinUs- Arlington, VA of Climate Conservation; leads the development
Princeton@Geosyntec.com with “30229” in the Position available with Management Sciences of successful terrestrial adaptation field projects;
subject line. for Health. Duties: provides support to users of manages other strategic efforts to build WWF’s
new and existing technology and the local area profile and knowledge around adaptation and re-
ESL/EFL CONTENT DEVELOPER • network (LAN); works closely with the support silience-building in order to protect nature from
Various locations manager and other staff to ensure that MSH’s the impacts of climate change; works under the
Position available with GlobaLinguist, Inc. Du- computer systems are maintained to ensure a supervision of the chief climate change scien-
ties: assists in the development of online English continuous flow of information on all MSH sys- tist/director of the EpiCenter of Climate Conser-
as a Foreign Language (EFL) lessons for stu- tems related issues. Qualifications: BA in com- vation and is part of the WWF Climate Change
dents all over the world. Qualifications: able to puter science; strong ability to train users and Global Program Unit. For more information and
work a minimum of 15 hours/week; two years’ create documentation; considerable knowledge to apply, visit position number “28037” at www.
EFL/ESOL teaching experience or currently of hardware and software configuration issues; worldwildlife.org/about/jobs.cfm.
working towards BA in TESOL; EFL/ESOL previous experience installing, maintaining, and
course design and development experience; troubleshooting Windows XP and Vista, MS
materials development experience; proficient in Office, and other MSH standard software. For
Word and Excel; some EFL/ESOL coursework,
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
OPERATIONS AND TRAVEL a development context; experience with fed- DIRECTOR •
COORDINATOR • Arlington, VA eral and/or development bank proposal writ- Cambridge, MA or Arlington, VA
Position available with Management Sciences ing desirable. Deadline: 10/19/2007. Phone: Position available with Management Sciences
for Health. Duties: coordinates and dissemi- 202.833.7522; e-mail: resumes@americancoun- for Health (MSH). Duties: plans, directs, and
nates the SMCS Project Program Management cils.org; website: www.americancouncils.org. oversees strategic design, implementation, and
Office (PMO) operational information and sys- measurement of a global, strategic, and compet-
tems to the project at large; serves as the PMO EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT • DC itive HR partners function to position MSH as a
international travel coordinator; works closely Position available with METI for US Forest leading employer and to support organizational
with contracts, finance, accounting, helpdesk, Service, International Programs. Duties: offers mission, goals, and objectives; provides vision,
and facilities staff, in addition to the program support to the director and office; prepares cor- strategic leadership, and practical experience to
manager, to ensure all PMO staff are kept up respondence; coordinates schedules and meet- design, execute, and measure efforts and activi-
to date on changed procedures, and that manu- ings; edits reports; makes travel arrangements; ties including delivering HR capacity and infra-
als and policies are regularly updated and dis- answers telephones; interacts with agency per- structure across the organization, workforce
seminated; ensures that the requisite internal sonnel and external partners; provides project planning and global talent network develop-
and external travel approvals are in place, both assistance to the operations, technical assistance, ment, promoting and sustaining employee pro-
within SCMS and with USAID; maintains re- policy, and outreach teams. Qualifications: ductivity and retention, and leading HR contri-
lations with the SCMS travel agents to use experience with administrative duties; strong butions to business and resource development.
best-pricing practices to ensure cost efficiency communication and computer skills required; For more information and to apply, visit www.
for SCMS, in addition to ensuring compliance knowledge of U.S. government administrative jobs-msh.icims.com.
with SCMS and U.S. government regulations. procedures; experience with international orga-
Qualifications: BA/BS; demonstrated compe- nizations preferred; must be a U.S. citizen. Ben- INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL
tence to assess priorities and manage a variety efits include a 401K plan. E-mail résumé and SENIOR ANALYST • DC
of activities in a time-sensitive environment and salary history to email@example.com with Position available with the American Red Cross.
meet competing deadlines with attention to de- “FS-IP-EA” in the subject line. Duties: responsible for financial management
tail and quality; demonstrated ability to success- support for Asia and Eurasia regional programs
fully participate on teams that respond to and DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR • in the international services division; potential
meet the challenges of working together in a New York City travel up to 20 percent of the time. Qualifica-
fast-paced work setting with technical staff; flu- Position available with the Peace Corps Fellows tions: BA in finance, accounting, or general
ent in English required; proficient in Spanish or Program at Teachers College. For more infor- business; minimum of five years’ experience in
French preferred. For more information and to mation and to apply, visit www.tc.columbia. the support of financial management activities
apply, visit www.jobs-msh.icims.com. edu/pcfellows/. within international organizations or nonprofit
organizations; experience with U.S. govern-
MARKETING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH ment grants, including OMB circulars A-110,
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST • DC STATION MANAGER • Salinas, CA A-122, and A-133. For more information and to
Position available with Easter Seals. Duties: Position available with Rijk Zwaan USA, Inc. apply, visit position number “5624BR” at www.
assists in designing program strategies and pro- Duties: organizes and evaluates lettuce breeding redcross.org/jobs.
ducing materials to support AgrAbility project trials; serves as link between U.S. market and
staff in building relationships with businesses breeding department of RZ Europe; provides
and agencies that generate resources that ulti- detailed information on variety performance; International
mately benefit farmers, ranchers, and farmwork- determines new breeding goals with staff.
ers with disabilities. Qualifications: experience Qualifications: BS in agriculture or related field; TEACHER • Kampala Uganda
writing, proofing, and editing articles, educa- experience in vegetable seed/industry; strong One-year position available with Ambrosoli
tional manuals, and training curricula; experi- communication skills; U.S. citizen required. International School. Position begins 01/2008.
ence creating and producing marketing, media, For more information and to apply, e-mail: Qualifications: graduate teaching degree; prima-
and communication products; personal experi- firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.ri- ry teaching experience. E-mail application letter,
ence or knowledge of U.S. agriculture and farm- jkzwaanusa.com. CV or résumé, and four references with contact
ing. Salary: low- to mid-$40K. For more infor- information to headteacher@ambrosolischool.
mation and to apply, e-mail Taylor McLean at COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR • com; website: www.ambrosolischool.com.
email@example.com. Cambridge, MA or Arlington, VA
Position available with Management Sciences
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER • DC for Health (MSH). Duties: contributes to the DIRECTOR • Guatemala
Position available with American Councils for development and implementation of MSH’s Position available with Community Enterprise
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. Du- communications strategy; provides editorial Solutions (CES). Position begins 01/2008. Du-
ties: assists in writing, editing, and preparation assistance and administrative support to MSH ties: oversees all projects in Guatemala; man-
of proposals for U.S. government, foundation, programs and projects; responsible for the dis- ages foreign staff and volunteers and works
international development bank, and foreign tribution of publications; manages orders, sales, alongside Guatemalan staff and entrepreneurs;
government sponsored projects; assists in the display, and distribution process for all MSH manages communication with CES founders
organization and support of foreign delegation publications; maintains the MSH contacts da- in the U.S.; minimum two-year commitment.
visits to American Councils. Qualifications: BA tabase and the web-based electronic bookstore. Qualifications: minimum 18 months’ experi-
or MA in pertinent field; minimum two years’ For more information and to apply, visit www. ence in Central America; strong oral and written
professional writing experience, preferably in jobs-msh.icims.com. English and Spanish; strong leadership abilities;
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
great organization and logistics planning skills; ment; strengthens the capacity and skills of the cover letter and résumé to BIPAI, attention: Dr.
small business or entrepreneurial experience; team to independently implement, manage, and Meg Ferris, 6621 Fannin CC 1210, Houston,
desire to live and work in Guatemala. Deadline: improve research; implements and trains staff TX 77030; phone: 832.822.1366; e-mail: mfer-
01/01/2008. For more information and to apply, on PSI research methodologies for mapping, firstname.lastname@example.org.
e-mail email@example.com. behavioral tracking, and impact measurement
of communication campaigns and qualitative re- RESIDENT DIRECTOR •
TEAM LEADERS • Guatemala search. For more information and to apply, visit St. Petersburg, Russia
Temporary positions available with Community http://www.psi.org. No phone calls or e-mails. Position available with American Councils for
Enterprise Solutions (CES). This is a four month International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. Du-
position beginning 05/2008. Duties: lead groups COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR • ties: serves as academic and personal counselor;
of young adults through Guatemala; oversee Moshi, Tanzania manages program finances; arranges travel.
well-being of participants; manage relation- Position available with Amani Children’s Home. Qualifications: MA or higher in Russian lan-
ship between CES and all partner organizations; Duties: responsible for all fundraising activities guage; U.S. citizen required. For more informa-
confirm and makes travel arrangements; provide of the home; communicates with donors; writes tion and to apply, visit www.americancouncils.
support to director of CES and partner organiza- thank-you letters; manages volunteers; meets org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
tion. Salary: $750/month. For more information with visitors and tourists; manages monthly phone: 202.833.7522.
and to apply, e-mail georgebglickley@cesolu- sponsorship program; writes quarterly newslet-
tions.org. ters; updates the content of the website. Quali- RESIDENT DIRECTOR •
fications: two years’ commitment required; BA; Alexandria, Egypt
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER/ excellent oral and written communication skills; Position available with American Councils for
PROJECT MANAGER • Guatemala professional experience in fundraising or com- International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. Du-
Positions available with Community Enterprise munications; strong interpersonal skills; ability ties: helps develop Arabic testing procedures;
Solutions (CES). Positions begin 01/2008. Du- to prioritize and manage a demanding workload; serves as academic and personal counselor for
ties: support Guatemalan entrepreneurs in the self-motivated and independent. E-mail cover program participants. Qualifications: BA or
field; provide support to various ongoing proj- letter and résumé to email@example.com. higher in Arabic language, area studies or re-
ects run by CE Solutions; travel within Guate- lated field. For more information and to apply,
mala based on work plan; minimum eight-month COUNTRY DIRECTOR • visit www.americancouncils.org.
commitment. Qualifications: strong leadership Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
abilities; professional in work and presenta- Position available with American Councils. TEACHERS • Indonesia
tion; strong English/Spanish language abilities; Duties: manages program recruitment process; Positions available with EF English First. Qual-
desire to live and work in Guatemala. Benefits provides overall supervision of American Coun- ifications: TEFL certificate and/or EFL teach-
include free board at CE Solutions volunteer cils programs; supervises staff; manages general ing experience. Benefits include working visa,
house, work and travel expenses, and possible office administration. Qualifications: fluent in housing, and vacation package. For more infor-
living stipend of $250/month. For more infor- Russian or Kyrgyz; BA and professional-level mation and to apply, e-mail Haviva.Parnes@
mation and to apply, visit www.cesolutions.org. program management experience. For more EF.com.
information and to apply, visit www.american-
REGIONAL CLIENT SUPPORT • councils.org.
Amman, Jordan Intern/Volunteer
Position available with CHF International. Du- CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH
ties: acts as the first line of support for a web- INSTRUCTOR • Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, INTERNSHIPS • Seward, AK
based loan management system; manages the Kiev, and Odessa, Ukraine Internships available with Alaska SeaLife Cen-
client relationship, user support, and business Position available with American English Cen- ter. Benefits include housing and food stipend.
development in the designated region. Quali- ter. Salary: $2K/seven-week semester with two For more information and to apply, visit www.
fications: dynamic; customer service-oriented; weeks’ training, Russian language lessons, and alaskasealife.org; phone: 907.224.630; e-mail:
ability to work independently with minimum concierge services. E-mail cover letter and ré- firstname.lastname@example.org.
direct supervision as well as a part of a team; sumé to Jon Pernick at jonpernick@usenglish.
ability to communicate with system users and kiev.ua; skype: jonpernick; website: www.
potential clients, as well as to provide neces- AmericanEnglish.ua/jobs. Education
sary feedback and escalate issues to the product
management and development team. For more PEDIATRIC AIDS CORPS DOCTOR •
information and to apply, visit www.chfinterna- Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
tional.org. Position available with Baylor International TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS •
Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI). Duties: im- Various locations
RESEARCH ADVISOR • Karachi, Pakistan plements the scale up of pediatric and family Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers
Position available with Population Services HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in Bobo- teaching fellowships to those planning to teach
International (PSI). Duties: designs and imple- Dioulasso. Qualifications: medical doctor; com- science or math in U.S. high schools. Fellows
ments all research activities conducted by pleted residency training in pediatrics, family receive a monthly stipend and tuition assistance
Greenstar; manages all quantitative research medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics pro- while enrolled in a recognized teacher creden-
activities used to design, monitor, and evaluate gram; fluent in French. Salary: $40K with hous- tial program. Fellows teaching full-time receive
Greenstar’s social marketing program; recruits ing and student loan debt reimbursement. Send mentor support and materials grants. Fellow-
and builds Greenstar’s in-house research depart- ships are renewable for five years and include
Hotline For Returned Volunteers / From the Office of Domestic Programs
summer professional development, travel to will be automatically considered. For more in- skills and attention to detail; creative thinking;
three annual meetings, and membership in a formation and to apply, visit www.colostate. ability to take initiative; ability to work inde-
professional organization. Qualifications: BS/ edu/depts/sociology/cfats/ or www.colostate. pendently; reliability; ability to develop and ex-
BA in science, math or engineering; enroll- edu/Depts/Sociology/graduate/apply.html. ecute long-term plans with minimal guidance;
ing in teacher credential program. Deadline: ability organize layout and copy for advertise-
01/14/2008. For more information and to apply, GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES • ments preferred; strong computer skills; ability
visit www.kstf.org; email: email@example.com. at over 80 colleges and universities to learn new computer programs quickly; ability
nationwide to understand the limitations of modest financial
MIDWEST TEACHER TRAINING PhD Traineeship Opportunities with $30K an- and human resources nonprofit organizations.
PROGRAM • Madison, WI nual stipend plus waiver of tuition and fees. Salary: $921/month with $200/month housing
Earn a TEFL certificate in the five-week inten- Opportunities available for students pursuing assistance. Deadline: 11/01/2007. For more in-
sive on-site teacher training program preparing graduate degrees in science, mathematics, en- formation and to apply, phone 617.399.4666;
trainees to teach English in classrooms overseas. gineering, and technology. Integrative Graduate e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
There is a 10 percent tuition discount to RPCVs Education Research and Traineeships (IGERT) www.generationsinc.org.
and AmeriCorps/VISTAs with proof of service. programs equip Ph. D. scientists and engineers
Trainees practice teaching, classroom observa- with the technical, professional and personal PROGRAM ASSOCIATE • Boston
tions, and job placement assistance. No teaching skills needed to meet the career demands of the Position available with Generations Incorporat-
experience required. For more information and future. For more information and to apply, visit ed (GI). Duties: creates a system to improve and
to apply, contact Midwest Teacher Training Pro- www.igert.org; e-mail: email@example.com; simplify the AmeriCorps recruitment process;
gram, 19 N. Pinckney Street, Madison, Wiscon- phone: 866.593.9103. records best practices; maintains and updates
sin 53703; phone: 800.765.8577; e-mail: info@ the GI AmeriCorps website information to make
mttp.com; website: www.mttp.com. it more appealing to future applicants; develops,
Americorps/VISTA implements, and evaluates strategies to improve
MASTERS DEGREE • Fort Collins, CO family and parent outreach; tracks and develops
Colorado State University offers an MA in VISTA LEADER • St. Louis, MO reports on family outreach activities through
global social and sustainable enterprise (GSSE). Position available with South Grand Senior database; assists site coordinators in planning
Scholarships are available for highly competi- Ministry. Duties: supervises VISTA volunteers; and implementing events. Qualifications: BA
tive MS in business administration. This 18- manages necessary VISTA documents; plans required; computer skills in PCs, MS Office:
month program focuses on building enterprises and coordinates VISTA meetings and activities; Access, and advanced Excel; interest in system
that create positive change in the world. The assists executive director. Qualifications: BA development; strong commitment to service and
GSSE gives the ability to take an enterprise to in related field; one year’s experience; former to the power of intergenerational relationships
a higher level of environmental, social, and fi- VISTA or Peace Corps volunteer; strong orga- as solutions to community problems; ability to
nancial sustainability. For more information and nizational skills; responsible; self-motivated; use critical thinking skills to evaluate situations
to apply, phone 970.491.6937; website: www. able to handle multiple ongoing projects; need and projects effectively; ability to work well
csugsse.org. for minimal supervision. Send cover letter with a diverse group of stakeholders; strong
and résumé to Holly Staley, 4911 Sutherland, organizational and time-management skills
ECHOING GREEN FELLOWSHIP • St. Louis, MO 63109; phone: 314.353.9700; with attention to detail. Salary: $921/month
Various locations e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. with $200/month housing assistance. Deadline:
Echoing Green provides a fellowship up to 12/01/2007. For more information and to apply,
$90K to support the launch of new projects. For DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE • Boston phone 617.399.4666; e-mail: mhurt@genera-
more information, visit www.echoinggreen.org/ Position available with Generations Incorpo- tionsinc.org; website: www.generationsinc.org.
shouldyouapply. rated (GI). Duties: performs grant research,
planning, and organizing; researches new pros- AMERICORPS MEMBER • Jersey City, NJ
GRADUATE SCHOOL FUNDING pects; leads research regarding community Positions available with International Institute
OPPORTUNITY • Fort Collins, CO needs; updates statistics and quotes for grants; of New Jersey. Qualifications: fluent in Spanish
The Center for Fair and Alternative Trade Stud- assists with data management, including updat- or French. For more information and to apply,
ies offers a research assistantship to one excep- ing grant timelines and tracking conversations phone 201.653.3888, ext. 114; e-mail: jcast-
tional graduate student interested in this topic. and contacts; writes grants; Qualifications: BA; email@example.com.
Candidates must apply to the center and gain strong oral and written communication skills;
acceptance into the graduate program. The de- excellent people skills; must work well with
partment offers teaching assistantships and all a diverse group of community partners, vol-
graduate applications received by 01/15/2008 unteers, and the GI staff; good organizational
To submit a mailing address change, visit www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/info. You can also send address changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer : When responding to a listing, please indicate with a cover letter that you are a returned Peace Corps Volunteer submitting your résumé
in response to a HOTLINE announcement. Questions concerning positions should be addressed to the advertiser, not to Returned Volunteer Services.
HOTLINE is published twice monthly for the use of RPCVs and should not be posted on bulletin boards or passed on to non-RPCVs. The Peace
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advertised opportunities. If you have any complaints about an advertiser, please write us.
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agenda or as an inquisitor. You can lead, small talk considerations (http://www.su- Business cards are a “must get and give”
but it is best to balance it out with your sanroane.com): at networking opportunities. As you exit
own contribution. your conversation, remember to request a
• LISTEN to what people say instead of business card as you politely offer yours.
In that regard, contribution encompasses planning your next line. They are telling When receiving the card, take a moment
some preparation. Be informed about the you what they want to talk about and to acknowledge the act. Briefly scan the
event host and the event theme (e.g., The you can take a hint and build MEANING card for name, organization, and title, and
Brookings Institution hosting, as it recently FUL conversation that is a duo-logue. return your gaze to the individual’s face
did, a public event focused on “Transform- • Start small; establish a connection and before putting the card in your pocket …
ing Foreign Aid for the 21st Century”). In you will organically build to the bigger the one not containing your own business
addition, staying abreast of current events topics. cards! Nothing like handing over someone
and even popular culture provides fodder • Share stories that relate to the interests else’s business card to make that brilliant
both for initial observations and ongoing of others because people connect with impression!
discussion. And, not the least, have your our stories; not the factoids, features or
personal introduction practiced and ready sales pitches. Which leads to the exit—not from the
when someone asks about you. At this stage, • Say something that relates to the com- venue, but from the conversation. As you
this is not necessarily your oral resume of mon moment, the venue or event: the had an inventory of conversational lead-
20–30 seconds. Rather, it is who you are, food, the theme, the parking or traffic, ers, have an inventory of graceful conver-
what you do, and why you are there. “Hi. the host. sational exits. “Mary, I’m sure you have
I’m Bob Michon. I recently moved back to • Remember, most people are nice and others you need to chat with. Thanks so
the U.S. after working in Lesotho for two would welcome your pleasant much for your time—it’s been a pleasure.
years. I very much enjoyed the analysis of conversation. I look forward to chatting with you in the
foreign aid as it is important both to the future.”
work I did in Lesotho and to what I hope Finally, four last things about the art of
to continue working on here.” If someone small talk success. First, remembering Finally, if you have reason to follow-up, or
does not directly ask about you, if with a names. You know this, so I’ll just repeat if you had indicated that you were going
group, take your cue from the conversa- what you already know: Say your name to follow-up in some fashion, then be sure
tion and add to it, or, if with an individual, clearly and repeat other names as you to do so. One thing you may want to do,
comment on something obviously common converse—multiple times if possible—as when you have a chance, is to write on the
to both of you (but please no wry comment you look at respective faces. business card some factoid about the con-
that can be perceived as negative—nega- Second, business cards. If you do not have tact so that you can reference it later in an
tivity is seldom well-received by someone business cards, order them! Even if neither e-mail or telephone conversation. But do
who does not know you). Later, perhaps, currently employed or employed in your follow-up to both bolster and expand your
you will be able to give your personal in- field of interest, create cards stating your contact base. After all, it is these con-
troduction or even, if the conversation profession/specialty, your higher level de- tacts, or additional ones they beget, that
gets more involved, your oral résumé. gree (if you have one), e.g., M.A. Cultural can set you up for that excellent career
Anthropology, and your contact informa- to continue your service accomplishing the
Susan RoAne, author of What Do I Say Next, tion (please get a personal email address noteworthy in a world that most certainly
offers on her website this list of additional and dispense with email@example.com). welcomes it!
Go forward … and small talk!
Share Your Story Look for the informative Peace
Corps Week 2008 brochure with
During Peace Corps Week reply card in your mailbox soon!
February 25 - March 3, 2008 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS ESPECIALLY
When we relate our Volunteer
stories to other Americans, we are Go to www.peacecorps.gov/pcweek
sharing something special. Join and click on “Register Now” to reserve
thousands of RPCVs in promoting your presentation kit. The Peace
cultural understanding and global Corps website features regular
awareness by sharing your story as updates on new ideas, suggestions,
part of Peace Corps’ 47th anniversary and resources to help you prepare
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celebration, which kicks off during and present your Peace Corps Week
Peace Corps Week and runs through activity.
the end of the year. RPCVs and Fellows/USA students Lisa Labita and Carrie
Page 12 Abdella present on their service in Nepal as part of Peace
Corps Week 2007 at the University of Arizona.
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SIGI3 Career Assessment Software:
Free for RPCVs!
What is SIGI3?
SIGI3 is a highly interactive career assessment tool that is designed to help you make informed
decisions about your field of study and career. SIGI3 will help you examine key motivators and
match work-related values, interests, and skills to educational and career pathways.
How do I register for access to SIGI3?
In order for you to register for a SIGI3 account, you must submit to RVS (rvsinfo@peacecorps.
gov) an email request containing your full name, country and dates of Peace Corps service.
SIGI3 software integrates self-assessment with in-depth and up-to-date career information that
is easy to use and will provides you with a realistic view of the best educational and career
options for your future success. This program is a useful tool and while SIGI3 will not tell you
what to do with your life, it will generate options, provide information, and teach you how to
make decisions. SIGI3 will help create a career plan that’s right for you!
**SIGI 3 is licensed to the United States Peace Corps. Use of this license by individuals not
officially and directly authorized by Peace Corps’ Office of Domestic Programs/Returned
Volunteer Services is prohibited.**
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“The logic of the Peace Corps is that someday we are going to bring it home to America.”
President John F. Kennedy, 1961
Go to http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/free
to activate your FREE one-year membership in the National Peace Corps Association
and any of its 130+ groups based on country of service, geographic region,
or interest. Also, explore jobs and graduate programs
through their online Career Center.
All RPCV groups are nonprofit organizations of returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former staff, and friends, and are not part of
Peace Corps. This posting is for informational purposes only and should not be considered either as an endorsement or
promotion of any particular organization.
Returned Volunteer Services offers RPCVs free online passwords to six job bulletins:
• International Career Employment Weekly • Environmental Career Opportunities
• Public Health Jobs Worldwide • Alliance for Conflict Transformation
• Ethical Jobs • InterAction
To receive free online passwords, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify
which job bulletin(s) you would like to receive. Include your name, country of service,
and dates of service in your request.