Aspen Institute: Community Manager for Weave (USA)

“JobCommunity Manager, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled.

Weave’s Community Manager helps lead one of three strategic pillars: Connecting and Supporting Weavers through peer support, learning, links to resources and opportunities for collaboration. Weave connect Weavers through an online community platform, in-person and virtual gatherings, our website, newsletter and social media. Weavers receive support, training, ideas and a sense of belonging and purpose through our work.

Weave seeks an experienced relationship manager who understands the demands of setting a content strategy, overseeing an online platform such as Jive or Hoopla, inspiring high engagement and adjusting tactics to meet the changing needs of a community. This position will deputize and support superusers to engage others as the community grows. The Community Manager oversees the Community Associate, several Community Facilitators (part-time super-users) and interns, as needed.

Weave: The Social Fabric Project was started by columnist David Brooks and the Aspen Institute in May of 2018 to counter a culture of hyper-individualism in the US that has left Americans divided, isolated and unhappy. This crisis of connection and decline in social trust has led to rising rates of addiction and suicide, persistent inequality and discrimination, and gridlocked politics. Yet in every community, some people have chosen to weave the social fabric by investing in relationships, making commitments to others and creating connection. These “Weavers” are all different. Some work at a suicide hotline, a mentoring program or in schools. Others run a coffee shop where everybody feels at home. Still others just gather neighbors to talk or stop to listen when they see someone distraught. They lead with love, creating countercultural islands where connection and community are more important than ego and self. You will find their stories at WeAreWeavers.org.

Aspen Institute: Program Assistant to Weave (USA)

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Program Assistant, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Weave’s Program Assistant works across each of Weave’s strategic priorities to ensure the operational efficiency and relational focus of the Weave team. This role serves as the primary contact for all inquiries to Weave, offering a warm response to emails, social media, community hub posts, and website correspondence. The Program Assistant will work with Weave team members to coordinate speaking engagements, manage relationships with Weave’s supporters, and support logistics for Weave events.

The Assistant must be highly organized with an ability to monitor and manage multiple moving workstreams to accomplish project success. The Program Assistant is also a skilled communicator and will write correspondence to Weavers and Weave supporters along with content for Weave’s website and social media. The ideal candidate has passion for Weave’s mission, enjoys organizing effective systems, and is at ease getting to know new people of all backgrounds.

Weave: The Social Fabric Project was started by columnist David Brooks and the Aspen Institute in May of 2018 to counter a culture of hyper-individualism in the US that has left Americans divided, isolated and unhappy. This crisis of connection and decline in social trust has led to rising rates of addiction and suicide, persistent inequality and discrimination, and gridlocked politics. Yet in every community, some people have chosen to weave the social fabric by investing in relationships, making commitments to others and creating connection. These “Weavers” are all different. Some work at a suicide hotline, a mentoring program or in schools. Others run a coffee shop where everybody feels at home. Still others just gather neighbors to talk or stop to listen when they see someone distraught. They lead with love, creating countercultural islands where connection and community are more important than ego and self. You will find their stories at WeAreWeavers.org.

FrameWorks: Senior Researcher (USA)

“JobSenior Researcher, FrameWorks, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: none listed, but job posted in summer 2020.

Effective communications is a key part of bringing about social change and helping the public to better understand society’s greatest social problems. Strategic framing can help us all see the solutions to those problems and build the collective will to support them. That’s what the FrameWorks Institute does – a nonprofit, progressive think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and translates communications research to advance social justice.

FrameWorks is seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team. The successful candidate will be a part of FrameWorks’ research team and investigate how to effectively reframe a wide range of social and scientific issues, such as affordable housing, poverty, education equity, and climate change. This is an outstanding opportunity for a mid-career professional with experience in social science research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social change.

The Senior Researcher will collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of data to produce framing recommendations for advocates, experts, and scientists working to engage the public about policy solutions to social issues. They will present FrameWorks’ research to different audiences and contribute to the organization’s efforts to engage communicators across multiple nonprofit sectors. They will also help develop and innovate FrameWorks’ methods and theory.

 

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsThe Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Parts of the Smithsonian that might be of specific interest to CID followers include: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Office of International Relations, and there are Fulbright-Smithsonian Awards for those outside the US to travel to work with the Smithsonian collections.

Smithsonian Paid Internships 2020 (USA)

“JobImpact Evaluation Internships, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 10 weeks, year round, part-time paid opportunity. Deadline: Open until filled, posted January 13, 2020.

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) is seeking a part-time impact evaluation intern to work with the cultural sustainability team on conceiving and developing an impact evaluation framework and support the management of ongoing project evaluations. If you are passionate about monitoring and evaluation and are a team player with a positive attitude, then you are who they are looking for!

CFCH’s cultural sustainability initiative focuses on assessing and mitigating the risks to cultural vitality, transforming public dialogue, implementing community-based programs, and scaling the impact of the work. The initiative covers projects around the world and includes a variety of activities such as trainings, workshops, online exhibitions, exchanges, and cultural documentation.

This internship offers an opportunity to work closely with the cultural sustainability team on developing an impact evaluation framework for the initiative. It offers a chance to gain and/or expand your experience in researching methodologies and approaches, and to articulate and form best practices and tools/models for cultural sustainability programs and activities. The internship is also an opportunity to build your skills and competences in areas of communication (verbal and electronic); organization (schedules, contacts, and workspace); receiving feedback; and establishing professional work habits.

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2020 (USA)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Middle East Dialogue 2020, March 20, 2020, the Historic Quaker Meetinghouse, Washington DC. Early Deadline: February 20, 2020.

Policy Studies Organization and The Digest of Middle East Studies have announced the official call for proposals for our annual Middle East Dialogue 2020. The event aims to promote dialogue about current policy concerns in the Middle East, and to provide a civil space for discussion across the religious and political spectrum. The goal is to bring together scholars, policy-makers, and other leaders within the global and local community to respectfully, and productively, discuss the diverse range of issues affecting the region. The conference is co-sponsored by Rice University, American Public University System, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group.

International Student House DC: Executive Director (USA)

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Executive Director, International Student House (ISH-DC), Washington DC. Deadline: open until filled, posted October 21, 2019.

ISH-DC was founded in 1936 as Washington, DC’s first residence for racially and culturally diverse students. A member of International Houses Worldwide (IHWW), ISH-DC delivers an exceptional living experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, professional interns, and visiting scholars who describe the House as world-changing for them.

The Board of ISH-DC seeks an experienced leader and manager to serve as the public face of this prestigious organization. Drawing on the organization’s well-regarded programs and reputation among senior leaders in the nation’s capital, the Board and the next Executive Director will work collaboratively to continue ISH-DC’s growth in four key dimensions: revenue generation, marketing, financial management, and governance.

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers, Middle East Dialogue, March 22, 2019, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 11, 2019.

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) would like to announce the official call for proposals for the annual Middle East Dialogue 2019. The event aims to promote dialogue about current policy concerns in the Middle East, and to provide a civil space for discussion across the religious and political spectrum. The Middle East Dialogue has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversations.

IIE Job Ad: Director of Academic Relations – Fulbright Program (USA)

Job adsDirector of Academic Relations, Fulbright Program, The Institute of International Education (IIE), Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled, posted October 11, 2018.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) seeks a talented academic scholar and professional to join the Fulbright Program as the Director of Academic Relations. This individual will be responsible for overall outreach strategy for the Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Student Programs. The Director of Academic Relations will represent the Fulbright Program externally, engage with higher education leaders in the United States, and supervise Fulbright outreach and recruitment activities that will impact and benefit both U.S. and non-U.S. Fulbright Programs. The Director of Academic Relations will have a special focus on extending the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program’s reach by fostering increased collaborations with higher education institutions and academic and professional associations and enhancing its identity and levering IIE-wide support for the Scholar Program.

Migration Policy Institute 2 Job Ads: Senior Policy Analyst & Research Assistant

  1. Senior Policy Analyst – MPI Europe

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Programme of its sister organisation, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst to join its dynamic Brussels team. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional writing, editing, and analytical skills and a thorough understanding of European policy frameworks and systems to manage immigration and asylum. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 14 April 2017

2. Research Assistant, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks an exceptional individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with qualitative and quantitative research and provide programmatic support in several areas of NCIIP’s work. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of adult English/basic education, workforce training, and postsecondary education systems to support the successful integration of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees.

This position is available immediately. Applications are due by close of business on April 21, 2017.

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