April 1, 2005
A Bulletin of Career, Educational, and Reentry Information and Opportunities for RPCVs
RESOURCES Matching Peace Corps Skills with Employers’ Needs
Thomas R. Dezell
Certified Professional Résumé Writer
May 18—Washington, D.C. eturned Peace Corps Volun- seeking. The more informed you are mented and how they affected the
teers often face an obstacle about the requirements of a particular community. This demonstrates to an
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similar to that of military per- position, the easier it will be to relate employer your ability to be success-
sonnel completing their tours and re- your Peace Corps experiences to these ful in the most technologically chal-
entering the job market in the United requirements. Do not assume an em- lenged situation.
States. Employers immediately have ployer will make that connection.
Returned an appreciation for their service, but Step 2. Objective vs. Summary.
Peace Corps Volunteer unless the particular employer has Job postings, position descriptions, and Each résumé typically opens with a
served in either sector, he or she may resources from the U.S. Department of section outlining the objective or
FAQs not be able to relate the candidate’s Labor, such as the Occupational Out- overall qualifications of the job can-
skills to their immediate personnel look Handbook, provide a good start to didate. This section often determines
needs. This often shifts the burden of obtain information about the qualifica- how much of the résumé will be read.
To answer your frequently proof on the résumé writer to demon- tions and skills needed for particular
asked questions, such as strate how his or her experiences trans-jobs. Do not limit yourself to these. When addressing the merits of an
late to the employer’s needs. Talk to as many people as possible who objective vs. a qualifications sum-
“How can I get assistance work in your targeted field. Ask them mary, I’ll quote Monster.com’s
with financial and Résumé as a Marketing for specific information on which skills ResumeWizard’s take on each. The
medical issues?” Document are necessary for the jobs or fields that ResumeWizard points out that an ob-
Any job seeker must first understand you seek. jective (generally one to two lines)
“How can I get a copy of my exactly what a résumé’s purpose is. can usually serve only to tell the
description of service (DOS)?” Fundamentally, it is a marketing docu- Collect “Inside” Information reader which job the candidate seeks.
ment. I like to use the analogy of a Also, talk to employees at the organiza- A qualifications summary is longer
“How can I stay connected marketing brochure. Good marketing tion at which you wish to apply. They (five to eight lines) and, therefore,
with the Peace Corps?” brochures target particular customers can not only tell you which general provides a much better opportunity
and address their needs. The goal is skills are required for the job, but also to demonstrate what the candidate
visit usually to generate some type of ac- may be able to provide valuable insight can do for the organization. Custom-
www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/faqs tion from the customer, such as a into the organization’s hiring prefer- ize this section for each targeted em-
store visit or a test drive. ences, the department’s culture, and the ployer based on what you know about
supervisor’s work style. Imagine how his or her needs.
Peace Corps HOTLINE The “customer” for a job seeker is a impressive you’ll be in your interview
potential employer, and the goal of a when you’ve prepared for it with this While bullet statements are effective
Patricia Licata résumé is to obtain a job interview. “inside” information. for the remainder of the résumé, this
Manager, Returned Volunteer Services
Résumés that are written specifically is one section that works better in
for the employer’s needs are the most For example, suppose you helped launch paragraph format. Paragraph format
Heather Groome likely to result in interviews. a computer center in Armenia and you Continued on page 5
Admin. Ass’t, Returned Volunteer Services are now seeking employment in the
Formulated with the RPCV in mind, information technology (IT) field. If
To place job announcements, visit
www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/hotline the following tips should help make you found out from various sources that Lillian Carter Award
or contact this task easier for you. a particular employer performs a large
Peace Corps amount of consulting to new IT users, Call for entries
Returned Volunteer Services Step 1. Research. This step is ex- indicate in your résumé the unsophisti-
Phone: 202.692.1430 or
800.424.8580, ext. 1430 tremely important. Find out as much cated technology conditions you ini-
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org See page 8
as you can regarding the required tially faced in this assignment. Then
skills and abilities of the job you are stress the system upgrades you imple-
“We need men who can dream of things that never were.”—John F. Kennedy
ness of Peace Corps programs; provides presentations *CAMPUS RECRUITER · Columbus, OH
PUBLIC SECTOR to student and community groups; evaluates applica- Position available at Ohio State University, 20 hours/
tions and conducts interviews; maintains a working week, nine months/year. Duties: designs and imple-
CHEMIST, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, relationship with the Dallas regional Peace Corps of- ments recruitment plan to increase awareness of Peace
AND CHEMICAL ENGINEER • DC fice; submits reports and recruitment plans. Qualifica- Corps programs; provides presentations to student and
Positions available with the United States Environ- tions: B.A./B.S.; excellent communication skills; ini- community groups; evaluates applications and con-
mental Protection Agency, Toxics Release Inventory tiative and ability to work without close supervision. ducts interviews; establishes and maintains a working
program. Duties: analyze and track toxic chemical Compensation: monthly stipend; graduate students may relationship with the Chicago regional Peace Corps
releases in the environment and the potential impact be eligible for tuition waivers; campus office and office. Qualifications: enrolled at Ohio State Univer-
on human health or the environment. Qualifications: administrative resources; use of staff car. Position sity, preferably in a natural resource or agriculture-
B.S., B.A., or M.S. in chemistry, chemical engineer- begins 7/1/2005. RPCVs are given priority consider- related area (College of Food, Agriculture, and Envi-
ing, or environmental chemistry, or degreed by ation. Send letter of interest, résumé, and two letters of ronmental Sciences); must be an RPCV; excellent
6/2005; good written and oral communication skills; reference to Ms. Nani Pybus, School of International communication skills; initiative and ability to work
team player; energetic and motivated; passion to use Studies, 204 Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK 74078; without close supervision. Compensation: assistant-
skills and talents to protect the environment. Salary: phone: 405.744.5662; fax: 405.744.8973; e-mail: ship salary includes tuition waiver plus monthly sti-
$35K–56K with benefits and promotion opportuni- email@example.com; website: osuoutreach.okstate.edu/ pend. Position begins 9/2005. Deadline: 5/1/2005.
ties. Send cover letter and résumé to Dr. Stephen C. sis/pc/openjob.htm. Send letter of interest, résumé, and two letters of
DeVito, U.S. EPA (mail code 2844T), 1200 Pennsyl- reference to Dr. Mark Erbaugh, 113 Agriculture Ad-
vania Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20460. PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER • Bay Area, CA ministration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus,
Position available with the Oakland Teaching Fellows. OH 43210; phone: 614.292.7252; fax: 614.292.1757;
AGRICULTURAL STEWARDSHIP Duties: teaches science, math, and special education in e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COORDINATOR • Riverhead, NY the city’s under-performing classrooms. Neither prior
Position available with Cornell Cooperative Exten- coursework in education nor teaching experience re-
sion Suffolk County. Duties: provides leadership in quired. Qualifications: B.A./B.S.; minimum 2.75 GPA; PRIVATE SECTOR
the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the agricul- legal to work in the United States; strong written and
tural stewardship program. Qualification: M.S. Send oral communication skills. Benefits: intensive pre- COMMUNITY ORGANIZER • Billings, MT
résumé to PA#367, Box 26, Kennedy Hall, Cornell U, service training with stipend; network of talented, com- Position available with the Northern Plains Resource
Ithaca, NY 14853; website: www.cce.cornell.edu/ mitted new teachers; path to California teaching cre- Council. Duties: helps organize Montana citizens
careerops/pa367.htm. dential while teaching; teacher’s salary and benefits. to protect water quality, their family farms and ranches,
For more information and application, visit and their unique quality of life. Qualifications: good
VEGETABLE AND NATURAL RESOURCES www.oaklandteachingfellows.org. people skills; desire to make a difference; political,
EDUCATOR • Warsaw, NY volunteer, or nonprofit experience. Salary: $20K–35K
Position available with Cornell Cooperative Exten- VARIOUS EDUCATION POSITIONS • with health insurance, four-week vacation,
sion Wyoming County. Duties: provides leadership New York City pension, and a sabbatical program. For information
for planning, implementation, and evaluation of ex- Positions available with the N.Y.C. Department of and to apply, call 406.248.1154; website:
tension educational programs in vegetables and natu- Education for teachers, guidance counselors, social www.northernplains.org.
ral resources. Qualification: M.S. Send résumé to workers, paraprofessionals, and secretaries for College
PA#366, Box 26, Kennedy Hall, Cornell U, Ithaca, Board Schools. Five new N.Y.C. public schools, grades FINANCIAL EDUCATOR • Philadelphia
NY 14853; website: www.cce.cornell.edu/careerops/ 6–12, are being developed in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Positions available with Primerica Financial Services.
pa366.htm. Queens by the College Board, N.Y.C. Department of Duties: teach basic money management skills to poor
Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and and middle-income families. For information and to
CAMPUS RECRUITER • Stillwater, OK the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Qualifica- apply, call Paul Castan at 215.816.0964.
Position available at Oklahoma State University, 20 tions: must meet New York City and New York State
hours/week for a 12-month contract. Duties: designs requirements for certification in subject areas. Apply at ACTIONS–RECRUITING COORDINATOR • DC
and implements recruitment plan to increase aware- www.collegeboard.org/cbschools. Position available with Greenpeace. Duties: contrib-
utes to the development of the action team’s tactical
capabilities to achieve campaign objectives; respon-
sible for team productivity; develops, implements, and
oversees recruitment and development to ensure avail-
ability of activists for nonviolent direct-action training
and further development; liaises with the actions-
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP/PEACE CORPS RECRUITMENT • University Park, PA training coordinator in preparing and identifying ac-
Pennsylvania State University offers a graduate assistantship. Duties: promotes and disseminates tivists for further development through the Greenpeace
information related to Peace Corps opportunities and assists candidates through the entire application U.S.A. training program; coordinates special events,
process; develops, organizes, and implements recruitment activities, including information sessions and protests, investigations, and direct actions; uses these
special events; participates in career fairs in assigned region; conducts preliminary interviews and events to recruit and develop activists. Salary: starting
forwards applicants to regional recruiting office; prepares periodic activity and evaluative reports. at $40K. Send cover letter, résumé, and salary require-
Qualifications: must be a returned Peace Corps Volunteer; must be accepted into a graduate program ments to Toni Wright at email@example.com.
at Pennsylvania State University. This part-time position, 20 hours/week, will run from 8/15/2005 to (Include job title in the subject line.) Website:
5/12/2006. Send cover letter and résumé to Catherine S. Dufour, Associate Director for Recruiting and www.greenpeaceusa.org/jobs.
Employer Relations, Penn State University, 235 MBNA Career Services Center, University Park, PA
16802; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 814.863.0225. MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST • Portland, OR
Position available with Morrison Child and Family
PROGRAM ASSISTANT • DC Services. Qualifications: M.A./M.S. in social work or
Position available with International Foundation for Election Systems. Duties: reviews and submits field related field; experience in family, group, and indi-
expense reports and consultant payments to the program officer for approval. Qualifications: B.S./B.A. vidual therapy required; bilingual in Spanish and En-
with one year of experience in international development or related field; foreign language skills and glish is preferred. For more information and to apply,
experience with the Asia region preferred; introductory program experience preferred; experienced with visit www.morrisonkids.org; fax: 503.736.9759;
Microsoft Excel and Word; familiarity with USAID regulations preferred; detail oriented; excellent e-mail: email@example.com.
organizational skills; ability to prioritize, take direction, and meet deadlines; strong oral and written
communicator; good problem-solving skills; team oriented. Send résumé and cover letter, referencing CASE MANAGER • DC
#20-05 PA-Asia in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position available with La Clínica del Pueblo, a free,
nonprofit health clinic serving Latinos and others in
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Washington, D.C. Duties: provides case management budgeting, financial management, and foreign lan- e-mail: email@example.com; website:
services to clients living with HIV/AIDS; provides guage skills preferred. Submit cover letter, CV, salary www.omsi.edu/info/employment.
quality patient care and patient satisfaction. Qualifica- requirements, and three references to
tions: B.A. in social work or related field; two years’ firstname.lastname@example.org, with “International Project EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR • Thoreau, NM
experience in related work; bilingual reading and Manager” in the subject line. Position available with the Gathering Place. Duties:
writing proficiency in Spanish and English is required; provides overall leadership of programs in health,
two years’ experience working with Latino commu- MAINTENANCE LEAD • Bend, OR literacy, and economic development in rural north-
nity is required. Writing samples will be requested Position available with the Cascade Science School. western New Mexico; manages day-to-day operations
at time of interview. Deadline: 4/8/2005. Salary: Duties: supports education through effective mainte- for the organization. Qualifications: excellent organi-
$33,178–39,813. Send résumé to email@example.com; nance, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, zational, marketing, financial management, and
fax: 202.332.0085. and automotive work with camp facilities and equip- fundraising skills, including proposal writing; good
ment; assists with the development, planning, and written and oral communication skills; experience
OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR • DC execution of Oregon Museum of Science and Industry with grass-roots organizing and/or nonprofit manage-
Position available with Shaw EcoVillage Project (SEV), science camp programs. Qualifications: three or more ment; excellent strategic thinking and computer skills;
a nonprofit that trains youth to be catalysts for sustain- years’ experience in maintenance, construction, cross-cultural staff management and supervision ex-
able change in Washington, D.C., urban neighbor- or other relevant profession; thorough knowledge of perience. Salary: $30K–40K. Send letter of interest,
hoods. Duties: responsible for fundraising, outreach, facility maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, résumé, and writing sample to The Gathering Place,
and administration. Qualifications: B.A./B.S. in re- carpentry, painting, and janitorial; basic knowledge attn: Search Committee, 4531 Bliss Avenue, El Paso,
lated field; two years’ relevant work experience; self- of word processing systems; excellent driving record. TX 79903; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
directed; able to balance multiple tasks; excellent Send résumé and cover letter to Tim Nortz, www.navajo-coop.org.
written, oral, and visual communication skills; bilin- OMSI Science Camps, 16125 Skyliners Road, Bend,
gual in English and Spanish preferred. Salary: $34K– OR 97701; phone: 541.382.1771; e-mail: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS •
38K with benefits. Send cover letter, résumé, and three email@example.com; Website: www.omsi.edu/ Various locations
references to Outreach and Development Director info/employment. Positions available with the Girl Scout Councils in
Position, Shaw EcoVillage, 1701 6th Street, NW, Tallahassee, Fla.; Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Huron, S.D.; and
Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202.265.8899; e-mail: STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM Savannah, Ga. Duties: lead council to meet the needs
firstname.lastname@example.org. COORDINATOR • Baltimore of girls ages five to 17 through high quality programs
Position available with American Field Service (AFS). and support systems; management of communica-
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER • Duties: works with AFS volunteers to meet established tions, finance, planning, fundraising, human resources,
New Prague, MN host family, send Americans abroad, and volunteer property, volunteers, diversity, membership develop-
Position available with Midwest Assistance Program, recruitment goals; works closely with team manager to ment, and programs. Qualifications: relevent experi-
Inc. Duties: provides visionary and strategic leader- develop and implement AFS-area team and chapter ence and degree required. For information and to
ship to propel the organization to next level; helps rural development activities, school relations initiatives, apply, specifying council of interest, write to Robert
communities improve their environment and quality of and hosting recruitment strategies; works regular of- Perodeau, principal, The Executive Source–J Walter
life and remain self-sustaining. Qualifications: M.A./ fice hours, some evening and weekend hours expected; Thompson Specialized Communications, PO Box
M.S. in public administration, nonprofit management, travel up to 40 percent of the time. Qualifications: 412, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0412; fax: 800.451.1451;
association management, or related discipline; ten experience living abroad; experience working with e-mail: email@example.com.
years’ experience in rural or community development. volunteers and developing volunteer teams; experi-
Salary: $76,443–88,166 with benefits. To apply, visit ence with marketing programs; strong interpersonal PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HEALTH
www.map-inc.org; address: Joyce Anderson, MAP, skills. Send résumé to Jenny Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. PROMOTIONS • Bethesda, MD
Inc., PO Box 81, New Prague, MN 56071. Position available with Suburban Hospital Healthcare
SPANISH TEACHER • Falls Church, VA System. Duties: coordinates, develops, and conducts
PROGRAM OFFICER • DC Part-time position available with the Center for health promotion programs for local residents and
Position available with the Academy for Educational Multicultural Human Services. Duties: provides be- businesses; develops and implements new wellness
Development. Duties: develops and implements aca- ginner-level Spanish instruction, with an emphasis on programs, including format, participant materials,
demic and training programs for the Africa and Asia/ social service vocabulary, to groups of no more than 10 instructor guidelines, and logistics; establishes and
Near East regions and places and monitors USAID students. Qualifications: native language ability in conducts program marketing strategies for community
participants and other trainees from various countries. Spanish; professional proficiency in English; must and corporate work sites; conducts on- and off-site
Qualifications: B.A. required; M.A. preferred; five have experience teaching Spanish; excellent interper- health screenings; may coordinate and/or conduct
years’ relevant experience or three years’ experience sonal skills; comfortable in a multicultural working health-related seminars for business and community
with an M.A., preferably in international education; environment. Salary: $25/hour. Submit résumé to Cen- groups; assists with development and implementation
fluency in French required; fluency in Arabic pre- ter for Multicultural Human Services, Ellen Klene, of hospital community education programs,
ferred; USAID experience; experience in Africa and 701 W. Broad Street, Suite 305, Falls Church, VA community outreach partnerships, health fairs, and
Asia. Salary: $45K. For information, visit 22046; fax: 703.237.2083; e-mail: email@example.com. special events. Qualifications: B.A./M.A. in health
www.aed.org. To apply, send cover letter and résumé, education, public health; proficient in Spanish,
referencing CS5058PC, to firstname.lastname@example.org; address: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/OUTDOOR Chinese, or other language; excellent interpersonal,
AED, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, SCHOOL REGISTRAR • Portland, OR communication, and customer service skills;
DC 20009; fax: 202.884.8413. Position available with the Oregon Museum of Science familiarity with health and fitness needs of geriatric,
and Industry (OMSI) science camps. Duties: provides adult, and adolescent age groups. Salary: $30–40K.
PROJECT MANAGER • DC administrative support to senior science camps staff; Fax cover letter and résumé to Philip Ostrander at
Position available with the QED Group, LLC. Duties: manages science camps’ administrative office; handles 301.897.1339; phone:301.896.3572; e-mail:
provides administrative and technical backstopping outdoor science school income; schedules, promotes, email@example.com.
for a portfolio of projects; advises on the establishment and facilitates delivery of outdoor science school
of field management and financial management sys- programs; provides logistic support for summer camp RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR • Seattle
tems; provides guidance on troubleshooting project programs. Qualifications: two or more years’ Position available with Seattle University. Duties:
management issues; ensures appropriate project finan- administrative support experience; B.A./B.S.; relevant provides leadership and direction to a residential com-
cial management; assists with project invoicing; de- coursework or on-the-job training; excellent munity that fosters student learning and development,
velops divisional financial progress reports; prepares driving record; ability to get commercial driver’s li- contributes to a vital and engaged student experience,
budgets. Qualifications: five years’ work experience; cense; residential camp experience preferred. Send and promotes Seattle University’s mission; reports to
demonstrated knowledge of USAID and federal acqui- résumé and cover letter to Travis Southworth- the director of residential learning communities of
sition regulation; project and financial management Neumeyer, OMSI Science Camps, 1945 SE Water housing and residence life; responsible for assisting
expertise; experience supporting field operations; un- Avenue, Portland, OR 97214; fax: 503.239.7838; with the design and implementation of a newly concep-
dergraduate or advanced degree in a relevant field; tualized international house; supervises and develops
PEACE CORPS FELLOWS/USA
Peace Corps Fellows/USA works with nearly 40 universities that offer financial assistance to RPCVs who wish to attend graduate
school and work in underserved U.S. communities. Below is a partial list of universities and subject areas. For the complete list,
visit www.peacecorps.gov/fellows; call 800.424.8580, ext. 1440; or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Arizona urban anthropology, and nonprofit management. Dr. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Tucson, AZ Marla Nelson, phone: 504.280.3110; e-mail: Stevens Point, WI
Criminal justice, community development, environ- email@example.com. Fields relating to the environment, including natural re-
ment, health, nonprofit finance, public policy, and sources, forestry, environmental education, youth pro-
more. Georgia Ehlers, phone: 520.621.9103; e-mail: University of North Texas gramming, land-use planning, wildlife, soil and water
firstname.lastname@example.org. Denton, TX science. Dr. Michael Dombeck, phone: 715.346.3946;
Anthropology, applied economics, applied gerontol- e-mail: email@example.com or Dr. Tim Ginnett,
University of Cincinnati ogy, environmental science, public administration, so- phone: 715.346.4191; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati, OH cial work, sociology, urban geography, volunteer man-
Economic development planning, environmental plan- agement. Dr. Stan Ingman, phone: 940.565.2298; University of Wyoming
ning, international development planning, physical e-mail: email@example.com. Laramie, WY
planning, urban design. Dr. Johanna Looye, phone: American studies with concentration in education, geog-
513.556.4943; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Oregon raphy, history, or literature. Dr. Eric Sandeen, phone:
Eugene, OR 307.766.3898; e-mail: email@example.com.
University of Denver Community and regional planning. Megan Smith, phone:
Denver, CO 541.346.3881; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Western Illinois University
International administration; international business Macomb, IL
transactions; international development; international University of South Carolina Business administration; economics; geography; political
human rights; international studies; international secu- Columbia, SC science; recreation, park, and tourism administration.
rity; global finance, trade, and economic integration. Multidisciplinary program (written/oral proficiency in Carolyn Lawrence, e-mail: email@example.com; phone:
Andrew Burns, phone: 303.871.2544; e-mail: Spanish required). Dr. Wendy Sellers Campbell, phone: 309.298.2268.
firstname.lastname@example.org. 803.777.8879; e-mail: email@example.com.
Western New Mexico University
University of Maryland-Baltimore International business administration. Reena Gallup, NM
Baltimore, MD Lichtenfeld, phone: 803.777.6749; e-mail: Elementary, secondary, or special education, counseling,
Social work with dual-degree options in Jewish stud- firstname.lastname@example.org. educational leadership. Julie Horwitz, phone:
ies, law, business administration, and public health. 505.722.3389; e-mail: email@example.com.
Dick Cook, phone: 410.706.1882; e-mail: University of Vermont
firstname.lastname@example.org Burlington, VT Wichita State University
Community and economic development; entrepreneur- Wichita, KS
University of Maryland-Baltimore County ship; environment; agriculture; applied economics; Teacher education: middle and secondary grades, art,
Shriver Peaceworker Program management; strategic planning; marketing; public music, English, French, Spanish, biology, chemistry, phys-
Baltimore, MD policy; health care; leadership; international public ics, math, TESOL (if already teacher-certified), compre-
All programs of University of Maryland-Baltimore administration; human resources; budgeting/finance; hensive social studies, special education (if already teacher-
County: education, policy, applied sociology, organizational development; information technology. certified). Dr. Judith Hayes, phone: 316.978.6580;
intercultural communications, etc. Select consortium Edward R. McMahon, phone: 802.656.4565; e-mail: e-mail: email@example.com.
programs: social work (MSW), urban studies, nonprofit firstname.lastname@example.org.
management, etc. Joby Taylor, phone: 410.455.6398; Xavier University of Louisiana
e-mail: email@example.com. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee New Orleans, LA
Milwaukee, WI Fast Track to Teaching Program for those interested in
University of New Orleans Business administration, economics, geography, his- teaching math, science, or special education. Dr. Rosalind
New Orleans, LA tory, sociology, urban studies. Lisa Williams, phone: Pijeaux Hale, phone: 504.520.7498; e-mail:
Public administration, urban planning and urban stud- 414.229.6155; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com.
ies with concentrations in housing/community devel-
opment, land use/environment, historic preservation,
paraprofessional staff and facilitates faculty and staff years’ experience in this role; B.S. in accounting, tions (CPA, etc.) are preferred; public accounting
involvement in the residence hall. Qualifications: M.A. finance, or international business is required; CPA experience and nonprofit exposure preferred; interna-
in higher education, college student personnel, or re- certification preferred. For information and to apply, tional experience handling global income and payroll
lated field is strongly preferred; two years’ previous visit www.habitat.org. tax issues are preferred. For information and to apply,
experience in housing or other student development visit www.habitat.org.
setting. This is a 12-month, live-in position. Salary: DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL PROJECT
$30K. For information and to apply, visit https:// PLANNING • Americus, GA CONSERVATION LAND CARETAKER •
jobs.seattleu.edu. Position available with Habitat for Humanity. Duties: Martha’s Vineyard, MA
manages special financial projects and planning, in- Seasonal position available with Martha’s Vineyard
GRANT COMPLIANCE MANAGER • cluding research, planning, developing, and imple- Land Bank. Duties: caretaker for an 11-acre, secluded
Americus, GA menting the following: Patriot Act, Habitat registra- preservation. Qualifications: ability to live in a
Position available with Habitat for Humanity. Duties: tion issues, Jordan national office audit, allocation of rustic setting; public relations skills; self-motivated;
ensures the organization complies with all relevant expenses, area and regional office cost analysis, busi- environmental science knowledge. Salary:
grant provisions and regulations; documents, main- ness process re-engineering, and other duties. Qualifi- $9.50/hour. For information and to apply, e-mail
tains, and ensures compliance with all internal control cations: expert knowledge of generally accepted ac- firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 508.627.7141.
procedures related to government grants; provides counting principles and financial analysis; excellent
expert advice on compliance as managers plan new analytical skills; minimum seven years’ of progres- TAX COMPLIANCE OFFICER • Americus, GA
grants. Qualifications: thorough knowledge of gov- sively responsible positions within finance manage- Position available with Habitat for Humanity. Duties:
ernment grant accounting/compliance, preferably with ment roles is required; B.S. in accounting, finance, or ensures organization complies with all international
HUD and/or USAID grants; must have five or more international business; M.B.A. and business certifica- standards for nonprofit organizations, including pay-
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roll and income tax regulations for local and national
allows for more of a flow to summarize your Select the most relevant Peace Corps project you
offices; works closely with outside consulting firms,
qualifications. If working from a job posting, had and document the skills from these. If you had
providing international assignee services; prepares all
make sure the summary addresses as many as several projects, select the two or three that would
payroll-related federal and state regulatory filings;
handles international payroll issues. Qualifications: possible—if not all—of the job’s requirements best demonstrate what you want conveyed. Remem-
B.A., preferably in accounting or finance; minimum of (if true, of course). ber that the résumé’s review will be short, and
three to five years’ corporate tax experience; graduate readers relate best to skills they have a need for. The
degrees and certifications (CPA, CMA) preferred; Résumés are often viewed in less than 20 sec- résumé should not serve as your autobiography.
international tax experience preferred. For informa- onds. The faster the reviewer determines that the
tion and to apply, visit www.habitat.org. candidate meets all the job’s requirements, the Step 4. Format. At every résumé seminar I conduct,
more favorably the résumé will be evaluated. I quote a recent Fortune Magazine survey that asked
NURSE CASE MANAGER • DC Though it requires extra work and research to 2,500 recruiters nationwide for the biggest problems
Part-time position available with L’Arche, Inc. Duties: personalize each résumé, the effort will pay off in they saw in the résumés they reviewed. The number
works with adults with developmental disabilities the number of interviews received. one problem was poor formatting.
(DD) in a faith-community setting; supervises del-
egated nursing functions; oversees medical care; con- Step 3. Documenting Experience. First, title Therefore, it’s important to set up every section the
ducts training for two homes that serve nine adults. same way, with headings capitalized and bolded.
this section “Professional Experience” rather than
Qualifications: must be licensed in D.C.; minimum Maintain consistent spacing between headings and
“Employment” or “Work History.” While it is a
one year of nursing experience in community health
common practice to separate volunteer experi- each section. Select one style typeface for the entire
and/or care of DD adults is preferred. Position
ence from employment experience, it is some- résumé. Use bullets for descriptive phrases. I know
begins immediately. Send résumé to L’Arche, PO
thing that I do not recommend. This unintention- paragraphs can contain more information, but a
Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009; e-mail:
email@example.com; phone: ally deems volunteer experience as less signifi- résumé reader can scan through five to six bullet
202.232.4539, ext.14. cant. Calling the section “Professional Experi- phrases much more easily than five to six lines in a
ence” allows you to showcase relevant skills paragraph. Start each bullet phrase with a strong
TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, HEALTH AND obtained from all situations. action verb, such as “Managed,” or “Conducted.” A
KITCHEN STAFF • Bedford, VA big turn-off are phrases starting with “Responsible
Positions available with Legacy International. Each Using the STAR Technique for...” or “Duties included….”
summer since 1979, a dynamic environment is created Secondly, keep in mind that a résumé serves as a
that emphasizes experiential learning and challenges marketing document for you. Do not take up Step 5. Don’t Overlook. Many résumé writers ne-
teens to turn cross-cultural theory into practical action. excessive space explaining the mission of the glect to include information that can be important to
This year, 60 youths from around the world will Peace Corps (or any employer, school, or group employers. As the business world becomes increas-
participate. Workshops address issues concerning you have on the résumé). I am not in any way ingly global, returned Peace Corps Volunteers should
youth, including war and peace, distribution of re- diminishing Peace Corps service, but the goal of not overlook their language and intercultural skills.
sources, prejudice, and the effects of social pressures. Many job seekers I deal with report increased re-
the résumé is to get a job interview for you, the
Cultural programming and cooperative living help sponses to their résumé once they have documented
candidate. Interviews will result when employ-
participants learn to respect differences and discover
ers identify skills and achievements that they knowledge of multiple languages and foreign cur-
similarities that transcend cultural, religious, and
need and can relate to. rencies, etc.
political barriers. Program runs from 7/5/2005 to
8/10/2005. Residential only, including salary and
room and board. For information and to apply, Thirdly, focus on the skills you used for each Flexibility Is Key
visit www.globalyouthvillage.org; e-mail: assignment and mention the results. Ask your- Also, as you network and interview with employers,
Staff@legacyintl.org; phone: 540.297.5982. self, “What did I do to make a difference on this continually evaluate which skills you market. Keep
assignment?” Document these using the STAR track of experiences you described that employers
*FUNDRAISER • Various locations technique: seem interested in. If two or more employers are
Position available with DialogueDirect. Duties: helps impressed with a particular aspect of your Peace
coordinate fundraisers to engage the public; informs Situation faced Task required Action taken Results Corps experience you did not document on your
public of charity partners; encourages the public to résumé, go back and make the adjustment.
become supporters; works with charities, such as Résumé readers see hundreds of rehashed de-
CARE, Plan, Children International, and the World scriptions for the standard duties of a given Obviously, all these tips require you to create a
Wildlife Fund. Salary: $500–1,000/week. For infor- profession. But describing specific achievements flexible document, one that can be tailored for each
mation and to apply, visit www.dialoguejobs.com; will make your résumé unique and stand out employer. A way to enhance this flexibility is to use
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. tables (with hidden outlines) for groups of bullet
easily in the stack. (A reader will be able to
ascertain duties from the described skills and phrases. This allows changing certain lines without
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS • New York City
achievements.) Use quantification to document affecting the format of the rest of the résumé. Keep
Positions available with Urban Assembly School of
results. in mind that while résumé templates are readily
Design and Construction (UASDC). As a theme-based
available, they may not be flexible enough to accom-
school, UASDC seeks to infuse aspects of the built
environment into the curriculum whenever possible. I offer the following examples based on one modate the constant résumé adjustment needed for
Duties: develop and implement an academically rigor- RPCV’s experience of breeding goats in Haiti. good résumé targeting.
ous and interdisciplinary curriculum for ninth and
tenth graders. Qualifications: versatile, energetic, and Identified goat population as a potential re- Finally, once your job search ends, the last thing
dedicated. For information and to apply, visit source for breeding to increase economic devel- you’ll want to think about as a new employee is your
www.uasdc.org. opment for “Village X.” résumé (along with job boards, classifieds, etc.).
Developed breeding program for “Village X,” This is especially true if you’ve had a lengthy search.
SUMMER OUTDOOR YOUTH LEADERS • which increased meat production and generated While I completely understand this feeling, I strongly
Houston “$X” in new revenue. recommend you start building the new job’s skills
Positions available with Student Conservation Asso- Created training packets to instruct “X#” of and achievements into your résumé as you work into
ciation. Duties: supervise and manage teams of high additional communities interested in operating the job. You will greatly appreciate this the next time
school students in six-week summer outdoor service- a similar program. “Y#” of communities initi- you need a résumé. In today’s market, you never
learning program; lead teams of six students, ages know when this may occur.
ated the program.
15–18, in a variety of hands-on conservation service
Continued on page 6
Crisis Corps Recruiting Short-Term Volunteers
The Red Cross of Ecuador requests one Crisis Corps CEMOPLAF requests one Crisis Corps Volunteer for Mosque and village officials in Mooban Nua re-
Volunteer to serve a six-month assignment as an HIV/ a six-month assignment as an HIV/AIDS Advisor. quest two Crisis Corps Volunteers to serve as Project
AIDS Advisor. Duties: revises and improves HIV This Volunteer will be assigned to strengthen an HIV/ Managers of a children’s playground. Duties: con-
pre- and post-test counseling programs in several AIDS prevention education project proposal. Duties: duct a needs assessment for the playground, includ-
provinces; develops communication instruments to develops strategies, methods, and other communication ing location, materials, and resources and labor;
educate clientele on pre- and post-test counseling; instruments to educate and train youth in taking appro- prepare and submit a proposal for full funding,
collaborates with the HIV/AIDS management team in priate preventive actions; provides coaching in training including construction materials and playground
programming; and assists in the monitoring, feed- methodology with staff; assists staff with the formula- equipment; plan and implement the construction
back, and evaluation of the project proposal. Qualifi- tion of prevention campaigns; assists in the monitoring, phase; and plan and implement youth activities re-
cations: public health professional with relevant ad- feedback, and evaluation of the project proposal and in volving around the playground. Qualifications:
vanced degree (M.P.H. preferred); experience work- development of new evaluation tools; public-health knowledge of planning and building playgrounds
ing with HIV/AIDS pre- and post-test counseling; professional with relevant advanced degree required and playground equipment; experience with project
strong organizational skills; professional experience (M.P.H. preferred); experience working with HIV/ management; successful completion of Peace Corps
in proposal writing and recommending future actions; AIDS required; organizational skills required; profes- service in the Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia re-
experience in organizational development; Latin or sional experience in proposal writing and project imple- gion; ability and willingness to live and work in a
Central America RPCV; fluent written and oral Span- mentation required; Latin or Central America RPCV difficult setting with children who have been se-
ish; desire to work under Red Cross principles; required; fluent written and oral Spanish required. verely traumatized and continue to deal with side
PLWHA or candidate who has a relative or friend effects of the tsunami. Desired qualifications: good
living with HIV/AIDS is preferred. Thai language skills; experience with resource de-
velopment; and experience in organizing and leading
CEMOPLAF, a nonprofit that provides health and Jamaica youth-focused recreational activities.
family planning services to the Ecuadorian public,
requests one Crisis Corps Volunteer for a six-month Jamaican Social Investment Fund requests a Project Sahathai Foundation Youth Center requests two
assignment as an HIV/AIDS Counseling and Test- Officer for a six-month assignment in its operations Crisis Corps Volunteers to work as Youth Recre-
ing Program Advisor. Duties: strengthens pre- and department. Duties: provides technical training and ational Activities Volunteers in an internally dis-
post-test counseling services project proposal; devel- support to staff in the effective use of project funds; placed persons (IDP) camp in response to the tsu-
ops strategies, methods, and other communication facilitates trainings on expenditure justification, monthly nami. Duties: assist with the direction of youth-
instruments to educate and train youth about preven- reporting, project-schedule implementation, external oriented programs, focusing on music, art, and sports-
tive actions; provides coaching in training methodol- contractor management, and contract assessment. Quali- related activities; identify and develop relationships
ogy with staff and vulnerable populations; assists fications: B.A. in civil engineering; project manage- with community resources to provide needed assis-
staff with formulation of prevention campaigns; and ment experience; one year of training experience; abil- tance with activities; and train local employees to
assists in the monitoring, feedback, and evaluation of ity to adapt projects to skills available in the local manage the program. Qualifications: previous youth-
the project proposal. Qualifications: public-health community. Desired qualifications: M.A. in civil engi- development experience with a focus on activities
professional with relevant advanced degree (M.P.H. neering; experience in developing projects from con- centered around music and sports; ability and will-
preferred); experience working with HIV/AIDS pre- cept to completion; demonstrated skills in value engi- ingness to live and work in a difficult setting with
and post-test counseling; organizational skills; pro- neering and cost factors. youth who have been severely traumatized and con-
fessional experience in proposal writing; Latin or tinue to deal with side effects; RPCV from the
Central America RPCV; fluent written and oral Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia region; ability to
Spanish. work independently with minimal support; good
Thai language skills.
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/rpcv/crisiscorps; or call 202.692.2250 or 1.800.424.8580, ext. 2250. Applications can be downloaded from the website.
Because of mail delivery difficulties, the Crisis Corps requests that applications and résumés be faxed to 202.692.2251 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
projects and environmental education activities in Hous- lead a residential summer camp program for youth ages cial reporting, tax reporting, and compliance with
ton-area parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Qualifications: 8–18. Various positions include leading community general accepted accounting principles regulatory
minimum 21 years old; valid driver’s license and good service projects with local nonprofits, leading high policies; reports to the executive director and pro-
driving record; experience mentoring youth; basic out- adventure activities (white-water rafting, horseback vides financial guidance and analysis on proposed
door skills. Salary: $2,600 stipend. Positions filled on riding, hiking, canoeing, climbing, etc.), and/or facili- projects; reviews internal controls to identify and
a rolling basis through 4/15/2005. Send résumé to tating group-building activities. Qualifications: excel- implement improvements; manages the annual audit;
Sheryl Wallin, SCA, 5555 Morningside, Suite 212, lent interpersonal skills and an eagerness to inspire supervises and mentors a staff of four. Qualifications:
Houston, TX 77005; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: youth. Salary:$1,700–2,500. Send cover letter and strong knowledge of city and state housing regula-
713.520.8008; phone: 713.249.5589. résumé to Jonathan at email@example.com; phone: tions and federal tax code for both profit and nonprofits;
908.832.7264. strong experience in dealing with multiple corporate
COUNSELORS • Hunterdon County, NJ entities; experience with apartment rental industry
Temporary positions available with Cross Roads Out- CONTROLLER • New York City and Yardi or similar integrated property management
door Ministries, an ecumenical spiritual center and Position available with HOPE Community, Inc. Duties: software is required. B.A. in accounting required;
camp dedicated to intentional community and spiritual manages corporation’s financial operations, including eight or more years’ experience in financial manage-
growth. Duties: from mid-June through mid-August accounting, budgeting, cash-flow management, finan- ment, real estate, or property management; C.P.A./
M.B.A. preferred. Excellent benefits and salary based on ties. Duties: provide medication administration, PROGRAM MANAGER • Haiti
experience. Deadline: 4/15/2005. Fax cover letter and daily health surveillance, and health teaching. Position available with Save the Children. Duties: runs
résumé to 212.722.1479. Receive room and board and excellent salary. the Maissade sub-office in Haiti; ensures the success-
Positions run from 6/5/2005 to 8/30/2005. For ful implementation of all Save the Children projects
DEPUTY DIRECTOR • DC information and to apply, call Mary Haner, RN, and programs in the Central Plateau region. Qualifica-
Position available with the Institute for Soviet and Ameri- nursing coordinator, at 518.329.5649; e-mail: tions: B.A. and five years’ international program
can Relations (ISAR). Duties: manages the program de- Mary.Haner@ahrcnyc.org. management experience; previous program manage-
velopment process and assists the executive director in ment experience in a technical sector (health,
general support fundraising. Qualifications: team player education, agriculture) preferred; finance and admin-
in a hands-on, cooperative working environment; B.A./ INTERNATIONAL istrative experience preferred; strong program man-
B.S. in international studies or related field; M.A./M.S. or agement skills; fluency in French and English required.
two to three years’ equivalent work experience; three to PROJECT MANAGERS • Afghanistan Save the Children offers excellent compensation, ben-
five years’ management experience; minimum one year Positions available with the Sandi Group. Duties: efits, and opportunities for growth. For information
overseas experience; written and oral Russian language manage construction projects of schools and clin- and to apply, visit tracking code 2465 at
ability; strong communication and facilitation skills; proven ics by local communities and construction con- www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp.
leadership ability and contribution to environmental prob- tractors; initiate and foster community participa-
lem solving in Eurasia. Salary: high $30K with benefits. tion and mentor locals in unfamiliar construction More HOTLINE Ads Online!
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willingness to work in a difficult environment. issue at www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/hotline.
#302, Washington, DC 20009. No phone calls.
Send résumé and salary requirement to
PROGRAM SPECIALIST • DC email@example.com.
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For questions or to RSVP, call abilities, and job values to help
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Continued from page 7 zational and interpersonal skills required; partnership its toward an M.A. in public health or attend as a
PROGRAM SPECIALIST, FIELD experience; ability to manage multiple projects and summer scholar at a lower non-graduate credit tuition
OPERATIONS, EASTERN AFRICA • relationships simultaneously. This is a two-year ap- rate. For information, visit www.international-
Eastern Africa pointment, renewable annually, beginning in León on health.org/siih; phone: Sarah Petty, 617.638.5234;
Position available with Population Services Interna- 5/15/2005. Receive a monthly stipend and health e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
tional. Duties: assists in the development, review, insurance. Deadline: 4/11/2005. For information, visit
and monitoring of marketing plans and the develop- www.gettysburg-leon.org/. Send a letter of applica- MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH • New Orleans
ment of evidence-based marketing; tracks country tion, résumé, and names of three references to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropi-
research plans; provides and maintains resources Gretchen Natter at email@example.com/. cal Medicine are accepting applications for summer
and references on social marketing; supports the and fall 2005 semesters. RPCVs interested in pursu-
development of field platforms and field operations; CHIEF OF PARTY • Moscow, Russia ing M.A. or doctoral degrees in public health may
stimulates sharing of best practices across country Position available with International Foundation for specialize in biostatistics, epidemiology, tropical
platforms; coordinates regional projects and initia- Election Systems (IFES). Duties: participates in a medicine and parasitology, community health, health
tives; oversees the setting of management objectives; four-year program to increase the capacity of civil systems management, environmental health, or inter-
provides input for strategic planning and systems society organizations (CSOs) to analyze and articu- national health and development. For information and
development; oversees compliance with corporate late priorities and issues, advocate for common causes, to apply, contact Mary Parker or John Hembling,
policies and implementation of audit findings. Quali- and mobilize citizen participation; helps to strengthen Tulane MI coordinators, at 800.676.5389; e-mail:
fications: M.A. in relevant field or equivalent expe- the CSO community and advocacy efforts to address firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.sph.tulane.edu.
rience; minimum two years’ work experience in a citizens’ needs and promotes better-informed citi-
developing country; fluency in a foreign language, zens’ participation; serves as the senior in-country GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN PLANT
preferrably French or Portuguese; excellent com- IFES representative with USAID and local and inter- HEALTH • Gainesville, FL
puter skills; relevant private-sector experience. Pref- national partners; accountable for in-country manag- Graduate assistantships are available with the Univer-
erence will be given to candidates with private-sector ing and monitoring of all program components to sity of Florida Plant Medicine Program, a
experience in marketing, communications, or adver- ensure overall project objectives and targets are met; multidisciplinary course of study in plant health man-
tising; familiarity with international health issues; manages, implements, and monitors all activities un- agement, leading to the doctor of plant medicine
knowledge of USAID and the international donor der the civil society support program. For information (DPM) degree. DPM students learn prevention, diag-
community; and an interest in private-sector ap- and to apply, e-mail email@example.com. nosis, and management of plant health problems
proaches to development. For information and to through coursework and internships in relevant disci-
apply, visit www.psi.org. No phone calls or e-mails. *ESL TEACHERS • Dalian, Jinan, Xian, and plines, including agronomy, entomology, and pathol-
Xianyang, China ogy. There are many career possibilities for graduates,
SENIOR HEALTH DELEGATE • Positions available with the American Educational including private consulting, agricultural regulation
Abuja, Nigeria Services for a one-year contract, 25 to 27 hours/week. (state and federal agencies), extension, and agricul-
Position available with the American Red Cross Qualifications: must be at least 21 years old; B.A. or tural production and support. Prerequisites: B.S. in an
(ARC). Duties: assists with an HIV/AIDS and TB equivelent; teaching experience; work well with chil- agricultural science or related discipline, including
program in Nigeria; collaborates among several agen- dren. Salary: $731/month. To apply, e-mail Arrianna biology, botany, and environmental science. For
cies and focuses on increasing access to quality HIV/ Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional more information, visit www.dpm.ifas.ufl.edu or con-
AIDS services in several Nigerian states. Qualifica- contract information, including for 7.5-month, six- tact Dr. R. J. McGovern at email@example.com.
tions: M.A. in public health, social work, or other month, and six-week contracts is available at
allied health professions and related disciplines; www.aesincorp.com/contracts.htm. For more infor- PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT
minimum eight to 10 years’ direct work experience mation and to apply, contact Michael Wisner at INSTITUTE TRAINING: SUMMER 2005 • DC
in public health programming in HIV/AIDS in at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 908.835.8227; American University and the Peacebuilding and De-
least three of the following areas: community-based, website: www.aesincorp.com. velopment Summer Institute provide knowledge,
home-based care and responses for supporting practical experience, and skills for practitioners,
OVC and PLWHA, palliative care, or behavior teachers, and students involved in conflict resolution,
change intervention; technical knowledge in acute
INTERNSHIP peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and develop-
respiratory infections and community DOTS. For ment. The summer institute will focus on various
information and to apply, visit position number *FARM INTERNSHIPS · Floyd, VA approaches to mediation, negotiation, facilitation,
2233BR at www.redcross.org/jobs. Internship positions available with Full Circle reconciliation, and dialogue, particularly in conflict-
Organic Farm. Duties: responsible for greenhouse/ torn and developing regions. Participants will explore
TEACHERS • Santo, Haiti coldframe seedling production; composting; vegetable, innovative methods of promoting cultural diversity
Positions available at Louverture Cleary School, a mushroom, and herb cultivation; seed saving; animal with respect to public policy, community and religion,
tuition-free Catholic boarding school operated by the husbandry; horse-powered techniques; food prepara- and war and post-conflict environments, while ex-
Haitian Project. Duties: teach classes and assist with tion and preservation; sales/marketing outreach. panding their knowledge and skills in a participatory
the development of language, computer, religion, or Manual, draft horse, tiller, and tractor technologies and interactive learning environment. Participants in
lab science programs; manage the school community used. Private camper trailers in wooded lots, common the summer institute will be exposed to leading na-
service program; assist in raising funds to support shower, and outdoor kitchen provided; whole foods tional and international professionals in the fields of
project operation; lead empowerment group for fe- and educational opportunities exchanged for 30 public policy, peacebuilding, and development. For
male students; provide four hours/week of tutoring. focused hours/week of labor on farm or related activi- more information, visit www.american.edu/sis/
Benefits: $200/month with housing, health insur- ties. Stipend or work-for-wage is possible after trial peacebuilding.
ance, roundtrip airfare, and food allowance. Quali- period. A car is strongly recommended. Position runs
fications: B.A./B.S.; willingness to work for justice from 5/2005 through 11/2005—four-month mini- *SCHOLARSHIPS • Monterey, CA
in Haiti. Positions run from 8/2005 to 6/2006. For mum commitment. For intern packet, contact Full The Monterey Institute of International Studies offers
information and to apply, contact Reese Jarret, vice Circle Organic Farm, 320 Fork Drive, Floyd, VA scholarships, ranging up to $10,000, for qualified
president, the Haitian Project, at 401.351.3624; 24091; phone: 540.745.3182. RPCVs interested in programs, including M.B.A.,
e-mail: email@example.com. international and environmental policy studies, pub-
lic administration, translation and interpretation,
PROJECT COORDINATOR • León, Nicaragua
EDUCATION TESOL, and teaching foreign languages. The Institute
Position available with Project Gettysburg/León. prepares students for international careers in the pri-
Duties: works with small community-based devel- SUMMER INSTITUTE IN INTERNATIONAL vate, public, and nonprofit sectors. Half the students
opment projects in Nicaragua. Qualifications: B.A. HEALTH • Boston come from more than 50 countries. Most American
required with significant work experience or rel- Boston University offers a summer institute in inter- students have lived, worked, or studied abroad. For
evant M.A; fluency in Spanish and English required; national health. Apply to one of three certificate information, call 831.647.4123 or 800.824.7235;
outstanding communication skills required; organi- courses or nine individual courses offered. Earn cred- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.miis.edu.
*WALDORF TEACHER EDUCATION •
Spring Valley, NY AMERICORPS/VISTA
Sunbridge College offers an M.A. and certificate pro- Peace Corps Medical
gram in Waldorf education and related fields that are PARK ASSISTANTS • VT
inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner. Programs Positions available with Vermont Youth Conservation Officers Needed
include foundation studies and Waldorf teacher educa- Corps Education and AmeriCorps. Twenty-two
tion, early childhood and elementary, and other M.S. AmeriCorps positions are available. Spend nine to 11 The Peace Corps seeks NPs,
options. Part-time certificate programs with M.S. op- months gaining skills in state park management, disas- PAs, and MDs with
tions include Waldorf teacher education (elementary, ter relief assistance and emergency management, na- independent practice experience
early childhood, music, and gardening) remedial edu- tional service, youth leadership, environmental educa-
to serve as Peace Corps
cation, and Waldorf school administration. Other tion, conflict resolution, and team-building facilitation.
part-time certificate programs include biodynamic gar- Members serve six months in Vermont State parks as medical officers (PCMOs) worldwide.
dening, biography and social art, and applied arts. park assistants and will return to home communities to
RPCVs receive special consideration for tuition complete length of service with a local nonprofit orga- PCMOs are paid contractors
assistance. For information, contact Matt Burns, en- nization. At the completion of service, members receive who provide healthcare,
rollment coordinator, at 845.425.0055, ext 24; e-mail: a $4,725 AmeriCorps education award. Positions in- education, and counseling, and
email@example.com; website: www.sunbridge.edu. clude a monthly living stipend, paid training, health
insurance, room and board, and college/internship cred-
manage the Peace Corps Volunteer
*FIELD NATURALIST AND ECOLOGICAL its. Seasonal positions from early- to mid-May 2005 healthcare programs in their
PLANNING • VT until late October 2005. For information and applica- countries of assignment.
The University of Vermont offers an M.A. in field tion, visit www.vycc.org; phone: 800.639.8922 or
naturalist and ecological planning. This degree pro- 802.241.3699. Starting salary is $62K.
vides collaborative, integrative multidisciplinary field Positions require valid license
training in landscape ecology, environmental problem *FIELD TEAM MEMBER 2005 • Augusta, ME
solving, and ecology-based land-use planning. Stu- Position available with the Maine Conservation Corps and national certification.
dents work on real-world problems in the field and as an AmeriCorps*VISTA team member. Duties: learns Applicants with overseas work
learn approaches to understanding how ecosystems outdoor living skills, builds experience, and helps experience will be most competitive.
work. Field naturalists focus mainly on integrating the maintain and restore Maine’s park and public lands.
social dimensions of environmental understanding with Qualifications: ability to perform strenuous work; For more information, visit the
the field naturalist approach. RPCVs are encouraged desire to learn and serve with others; must be 18 years
Peace Corps website:
to apply—approximately 50 percent of past graduates old; U.S. citizen. Salary: $225/week, health insurance,
have been RPCVs. For more information, visit and $1,250 or $2,360 AmeriCorps education www.peacecorps.gov, click
www.uvm.edu/~plantbio; address: The Field Natural- award. Program runs from 5/15/2005 to 11/5/2005. on “Professional Medical
ist/Ecological Planning Program, Department of For information and to apply, contact recruiting Opportunities”; phone: 202.692.1535;
Botany, 120B Marsh Life Science Bldg., University of department, Maine Conservation Corps, at or e-mail:
Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405; phone: 802.656.2930. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com.
*MEDICAL DEGREE PROGRAM IN
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE •
Beer Sheva, Israel
In collaboration with Columbia University Medical
Center, the medical school at Ben-Gurion University of
Free to RPCVs
the Negev offers a four-year medical degree program in Online Employment Bulletins
international health and medicine. The program is
taught in English and enrolls students who seek a
medical degree with special skills in cross-cultural,
Environmental Career Opportunities
community, and preventive medicine. Students take
the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam and are expected to International Career Employment Weekly
complete residencies in the United States. The program
is approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education for partici-
pation in federally funded student loan programs. Con- Public Health Jobs Worldwide
tact the admissions office at 212.305.9587; website:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the passwords. Please specify which publication(s) you want.
http://cumc.columbia.edu/dept/bgcu-md; e-mail: bgcu-
email@example.com; address: 630 West 168th Street, Passwords are for RPCV-use only.
PH15E-1512, New York, NY 10032.
*MIDWEST TEACHER TRAINING
PROGRAM · Madison, WI
The Midwest Teacher Training Program offers a TEFL
Career Information Consultants Guide
certificate in a five-week program that prepares train-
ees to teach English in classrooms overseas. There is a This 369-page publication, categorized by career fields,
10 percent tuition discount to RPCVs and AmeriCorps
VISTAs with proof of service. The program offers a organization, and geography, lists
hands-on approach to teaching—teaching practice, more than 1,500 RPCVs and other professionals who have agreed
classroom observations, and job-placement assistance. to answer career-related inquiries on a voluntary basis.
Midwest is part of an English-as-a-second-language
school, giving opportunities to interact with profes-
sional teachers and international students. No teaching For a copy of the directory, contact Returned Volunteer Services at
experience required. For information, contact Midwest firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate whether you would like
Teacher Training Program, 19 N. Pinckney Street, a hard copy or CD-ROM.
Madison, WI 53703: phone: 800.765.8577; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.mttp.com.