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Career Tip of the Week
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Everywhere Leaders: 6 Leadership Practices For Any Position
By Hannah Kaneon May 21, 2015
Are you being underused in your current position? Do you feel you could create a positive change in your organization if only your title had “Manager” or “Director” in it?
It’s easy to think that we can truly lead once our jobs change, but leadership doesn’t just mean having a fancy title and lots of supervisees. Leaders stand out not only for their individual contributions, but also for their ability to inspire others, to create a sense of community, and to help organizations weather difficult storms.
Therefore, opportunities to lead are everywhere, and can be taken advantage of from any part of an organization. Consider these six ways you can have a strong impact on your organization, no matter your title.
1. Make connections
Despite the best intentions, organizations often find themselves stymied by information silos. Even if everyone is doing stellar work, if people aren’t communicating between departments or projects, there can be mistakes, duplicated effort, and missed opportunities. One thing anyone can do is play close attention to different areas of the organization, and make important connections.
2. Allow others to shine
Leadership often means making others look good. This could be recognizing other people’s talents and making good use of them, sharing the credit for successes, or being inclusive of people who are often overlooked. Give compliments freely, and offer constructive criticism in a kind way when it will benefit someone else.
3. Improve a system or process
When you’re down in the trenches, you’re highly qualified to evaluate the systems and processes that you use every day. If your superiors don’t have the daily hands-on experience that you have, they may not recognize opportunities to streamline. Do you have ideas for how to automate aspects of your work? Have you noticed redundancies in your workflow? Have you witnessed duplicate efforts in different departments? You might be the source of a revolutionary idea in your organization.
4. Be a team player
Cheerfully volunteer to do work outside of your job description, and take on your share of the grunt work. Be generous with ideas and information, rather than keeping them to yourself. This is a surefire way to become your team’s MVP.
5. Lead by example
Simply having a positive attitude can have a huge effect on morale. Don’t believe it? Just consider how much one person’s negative attitude can derail a project or create a divisive atmosphere. Demonstrate enthusiasm (it’s contagious!), refrain from complaining, and above all, avoid office gossip. These might seem like instructions for being a nice person, but they’re also a recipe for strong leadership.
6. Develop a rare expertise
Is your organization lacking certain expertise—perhaps knowledge of a certain software program, a new training technique, or the latest research on community organizing? You can make yourself invaluable by taking on the task of becoming the organization’s go-to expert in an important but overlooked area.
Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking, “Sure, I could spend time and energy doing all of the above. But what’s the point if my leadership isn’t going to be recognized?”
Of course, you’re probably motivated largely by a desire to make an impact on the organization you work in and on the constituencies you serve, but you may also have legitimate real world concerns and an understandable desire to move up in the ranks. So here’s a bonus tip: Tell your manager what you’re working on! Leveraging your experiences and successes, have a conversation with your manager about formally taking on more responsibilities at work or a promotion.
Additionally, an excellent benefit to gaining leadership experiences like those above is the opportunity to turn those experiences into talking points for future job interviews. Potential employers will be impressed with your initiative and commitment to the greater good.
Job / Externship Postings of the Week
Director of Communications
Date for receipt of student applications: 06/05/2015
Employer Name: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)
Contact Person and Title: Human Resource Department Street Address: 650 Suffolk St., Suite 410
Country: United States
Phone Number: 9783492531
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: permanent
Position Title: Director of Communications
Opening for: Masters Graduate
Describe the Position: The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking a Director of the Communications division is a not-for-profit interstate agency that employs a variety of strategies to meet the water-related needs of our member states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. We’ve long recognized the importance of communications and outreach in keeping the public and the water and wastewater communities informed on issues, projects, and progress in the water arena. In recent years, a particular emphasis has been placed on using the techniques of journalism to impart information in the form of stories that educate readers while keeping them engaged.
The successful candidate will develop and maintain an overall communications strategy for the Commission. Will manage production of multiple projects including NEIWPCC’s annual report, state Membership Benefits Summaries, print and electronic newsletters (Interstate Water Report and iWR), website and social media content. Will coordinate the updating and maintenance of the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
Requirements for The Position The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in communications, English, creative writing, journalism, liberal arts, or related field. Coursework and interest in environmental issues are a plus. Ideal applicants will bring innovative ideas, will be well organized and highly motivated, and have strong writing and editing skills. Creativity a must. Additional attributes include a keen attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
Briefly describe the Firm or Organization: Established by an Act of Congress in 1947, NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that utilizes a variety of strategies to meet the water-related needs of our member states – the six New England states and New York. NEIWPCC serves and assists our states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation among the states, developing resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating and overseeing scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.
Deadline Date: 06/05/2015
Contact Method: Email Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample to: email@example.com
Grants and Finance Coordinator II, TRAC Policy
Job posted by: World Resources Institute
Posted on: May 19, 2015
WRI’s Climate Program requires an assertive, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual to assist in supporting a diverse team of experts as a Grants and Finance Coordinator II. This is an excellent position for someone seeking to gain experience in nonprofit fundraising, contract, finance and administration in an elite environmental research and analysis organization lauded for its subject matter expertise and operational transparency.
This position would be support the Climate Program’s TRAC (Tools, Reporting, and Analysis for Change) Policy Initiative. TRAC seeks to help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in line with what the science demands, by developing tools, data platforms, and analysis that provide the foundation for effective, large-scale climate action. Our aim is that by 2018, as a result of our work, 10 key countries, 50 large corporations, and 200 cities around the world have set ambitious, measureable targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions – creating a tipping point for global action. The individual filling this position would be critical to the success of the TRAC Policy Initiative, which focuses on government action on climate change.
The Grants & Finance Coordinator’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:
• Assist the Project Manager in ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of grants and contracts
• Monitor life of grant reporting requirements and ensures that progress reports are submitted in a timely manner
• Prepare detailed financial reports to funders as needed and gather transaction receipts
• Assist the Project Manager in tracking contract deliverables to ensure that they are submitted within the period of performance and coordinate the submission of invoices
• With Project Manager, review on a monthly basis the transactions and finances of the projects
• Assist the Project Manager with updating budgets quarterly and create budgets for upcoming proposals consistent with WRI’s requirements for budgeting costs
• Submit and track requests for payment in a timely manner and ensure that payments processed are consistent with WRI’s internal policies and grant requirements
• Prepare and maintain subgrant and contract agreements with partners and contractors including follow-up needs to complete agreements on time
• Work with partners to help them understand and meet subgrant and contract requirements
• Monitor partners to ensure the timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports
• Process documentation for project commitments (i.e. agreements, contracts, work authorizations, and purchase orders)
• Keep timely and accurate information on donors and contacts
• Support donor and grants management by keeping database software up-to-date.
• Coordinate and schedule meetings regarding projects among team
• Coordinate recruitment and manage onboarding of new staff members as needed.
• Coordinate external and internal events, workshops, and conferences
• Together with the Climate Program’s Communications team, help coordinate outreach efforts around events, publications, press releases, web development, and blogs
• Bachelor’s Degree Required
• At least 2-3 years previous work experience in financial management and administration in a non-profit setting.
• The position requires a detail-oriented, highly organized individual with experience and interest in program operations, grant compliance, financial management, and budgeting
• Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
• Attention to deadlines, particularly with regard to grant compliance and monitoring subgrantees and contractors
• Patience and perseverance in understanding and explaining issues to partners and contractors
• Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Strong writing, database management, and proofreading skills
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team
• Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Power Point
• Familiarity with database software and management (such as Raiser’s Edge, Concur, Cognos, TM1, etc).
• International experience or language skills
Final candidates will be required to take a writing and budget test.
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
Sr. Program Officer – Restoration Specialist
Job posted by: Chesapeake Bay Trust
Posted on: May 19, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a restoration specialist on our grants administration team, and will consider applications at the Senior Program Officer level. The Senior Program Officer-Restoration Specialist is responsible for leading three of the Trust’s watershed restoration grant programs and participating in new related grant programs as they are developed. Duties will include assisting potential applicants with ideas and proposal generation; identifying new potential grant applicants and applications; soliciting, reviewing, and administering restoration grant applications/awards from non-profit organizations, governments, and schools that are committed to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers; and managing partnerships that advance the Trust’s portfolio of restoration grant programs. The position will require frequent site visits to proposed and completed project sites. This person will be a key member of a fourteen-person staff and will report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships.
Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is non-profit grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. In the past decade, the Trust has increased its grantmaking four-fold through new partnerships, with current annual awards totaling $8-10 million. The Senior Program Officer-Restoration Specialist will be a key member of the staff, and his/her programs will be critical components in a portfolio of grant programs primarily focused on K-12 environmental education, citizen engagement, and on-the-ground restoration.
• Serve as the lead for three of the Trust’s restoration grant programs focused on stormwater, water quality, and/or habitat restoration projects and new ideas and technologies in those fields.
• Identify project opportunities that advance the Trust’s and partners’ restoration and stewardship goals, and work with potential applicants to the Chesapeake Bay Trust as they develop their project ideas and grant proposals.
• Work with applicants on conceptual design of watershed restoration projects.
• Help refine and/or develop Requests for Proposals and other program materials for the restoration programs in which he/she is involved.
• Prepare grant summary reports and analysis for Technical Review Committees, the Grants Policy Committee, and Board of Trustees.
• Administer restoration grants, including organizing technical review of proposals, assisting grantees with project issues, reviewing status and final reports, reviewing change requests, and more.
• Help manage relationships with the Trust’s funding partners, including taking the lead on partner reporting.
• Contribute to partnership and project development with other funding sources which may include directly leading or managing restoration projects.
• Serve as the Trust’s resident expert on one or more aspects of watershed restoration. Participate in and/or lead presentations on aspects of watershed restoration at conferences, seminars, symposia, and/or in publications.
• Lead the analysis and review of grant applications received by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Required Experience and Skills:
• Minimum five years professional experience in the environment, natural resources, and/or policy fields.
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in environment, natural resources, natural or physical sciences, engineering, or other related field. Work experience in one or more of these fields can be substituted. Graduate degree or professional license preferred. Specific coursework at the undergraduate or graduate levels in engineering, restoration science, stormwater, or closely-related fields a plus.
• Demonstrated expertise in a field of watershed restoration, including watershed assessment or planning, low impact development practices, stormwater best management practices (e.g., bioretention design or implementation), wetlands restoration, agricultural best management practices, or other related field. Experience in restoration project management a plus.
• Ability to conduct site visits to project locations submitted by grant applicants.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
• Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required to facilitate site visit travel.
How to apply
Applications will begin to be reviewed on June 8, 2015, though the position will remain open until filled. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org place job title “Senior Program Officer-Restoration Specialist” in the subject line of the email. In your cover letter, please address your ability, based on your skills and experience, to accomplish the duties of the position, especially to work with potential grant applicants and funding partners.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We encourage applications from people of color.
Sustainable Development Program Manager
Job posted by: Futurewise
Posted on: May 19, 2015
Futurewise seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Sustainable Development Program Manager. The successful candidate will work with communities to enhance planning, improve policies, and implement actions related to climate change, community resiliency, and other sustainable development and environmental policy issue. The Sustainable Development Program Manager will provide community engagement and education to community members, stakeholders, and policy makers.
Position Details: A Sustainable Development Program Manager is sought to assist local governments, community members, and community groups with sustainable development policy and climate change and community resiliency at the local, regional, and state level. The position involves community education and engagement on climate, environment, and health issues. The Sustainable Development Program Manager requires the ability to make research, data, information and other science based information accessible and approachable. The position also requires the ability to work one-on-one with community members, help develop and implement community engagement events and activities, and work with partner organizations and decision makers. We seek an individual with strong analytical, decision-making, creative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication (written, verbal, visual) skills. The Program Manager will work independently and collaboratively with others. Qualified applicants must be able to communicate effectively to diverse groups and have a commitment to social equity and environmental stewardship. Qualified applicants must have the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, work well with people, be available for night and weekend meetings and be able to travel at least two days a week to communities within western Washington. This position reports to the Futurewise Director of Science and Policy.
• Develop and conduct community engagement and outreach programming for community resilience, climate impact, and environmental policy related issues;
• Assess community conditions to inform education and outreach opportunities;
• Assist communities to identify and prioritize resiliency and adaption projects by working with community members, decision makers, local governments, stakeholder groups, and others at the local, regional and state scale;
• Meet and interact with community members, stakeholders, and local government to identify their needs, challenges and opportunities, and develop solutions to community resiliency, climate adaption, and community health and environmental issues;
• Analyze and develop policies and regulations related to Futurewise’s mission;
• Give formal and informal presentations at local, regional, and state conferences and workshops;
• Organize meetings and work with local community partners to plan engagement and outreach activities and events;
• Assist a diverse group of partners and stakeholders in reaching consensus on strategies;
• Conduct and oversee the research, design, and development of strategies;
• Conduct one-on-one education and outreach activities;
• Design and implement engaging communication and educational tools (such as presentations, displays);
• Measure and track progress to determine success of efforts and strategies; and
• Maintain and update relevant websites and design and maintain outreach material for social media.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
• One or more years of experience working to educate and conduct outreach to community members, and demonstrated communications skill, including ability to work with science research to translate and transfer research for community use and benefit;
• Experience/training in use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Adobe, and visualization decision support tools preferred;
• Experience reviewing and developing policies or regulations;
• Experience leading or co-leading a program or project to completion in a fast-paced environment;
• Experience working on a small team or independently as well as working with partners;
• Experience with designing community outreach and education material for social media and websites;
• Demonstrated history of entrepreneurial work ethic; and
• Graduate degree in planning, community development, environmental science or related field is preferred; Bachelor’s degree will be considered if applicant has relevant experience.
Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits: medical, dental, vision, paid, leave & retirement.
Posting Expiration Date: Position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 19, 2015.
About Futurewise: Futurewise works throughout Washington State to create healthy livable communities, protect our working farmlands, forests, and waterways, and ensure a better quality of life for present and future generations. We work with communities to implement effective land use planning and policies that prevent waste and stop sprawl, provide efficient transportation choices, create affordable housing and strong local businesses, and ensure healthy natural systems.
Futurewise is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in all areas of its operations. We are committed to equal opportunity in employment and promotion for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment. We believe that hard work, a focus on quality, and a passion for the economic, social and environmental health of communities are required to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Futurewise looks to all staff to contribute to the effective implementation of programmatic activities and the successful growth of the organization.
How to apply
Interested candidates should email cover letter (addressed to Hiring Director), resume, writing sample and three references in PDF format to email@example.com. Please place “Sustainable Development Program Manager” in subject line. Please label all attachments with last name. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Food and Nutrition Program Assistant
Job posted by: The Fortune Society
Posted on: May 19, 2015
Title: Food and Nutrition Program Assistant
Reports to: Manager, Food and Nutrition Program
Status: Part Time; Regular; Non-Exempt
Location: Academy, with travel throughout the city
Days/Hours: 30 hours per week
The Fortune Society’s Food and Nutrition programs promote access to health food for both clients and staff. We currently have a grant to develop a food-based business staffed by youth from the community and execute cooking demonstrations and produce giveaways. The Food and Nutrition Program Assistant will bring passion and skill to Fortune’s food projects centered in food access, nutrition education, food-based economic development and empowerment through entrepreneurship training.
Responsible for assisting the Manager of Food and Nutrition programs in promoting access to health food for both clients and staff, by contributing ideas on how to launch projects and to encourage a healthy food environment and assisting with their implementation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the development, implementation and operation of food-based social enterprise projects employing community young adults, such as pop-up stores or grab and go stands;
• In conjunction with Manager, execute cooking demonstrations and local produce giveaways;
• Administrative duties as related to running of Fortune kitchens, such as entering orders into Excel spreadsheets, as needed;
• Help to create healthful food environment internally including assisting in coordinating food aspect of internal events;
• Accountable in ensuring that all grant funded work meets objectives and reporting those results.
Supervises young adults working on social enterprise projects.
• High school diploma or GED/HSE required, Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Environmental Sciences or related field preferred;
• 1 to 2 years of food and/or nutrition experience preferred;
• Certification/training in food handling;
• Some experience with social enterprise projects with young adults;
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office and entering data into Excel;
• Good understanding of food justice, food systems, and basic nutrition; and supporting a food system that provides affordable, local produce;
• Interest in marrying the needs of the community we serve to greater issues of food justice;
• A passion for cooking and inspiring healthy eating;
• Strong organizational skills; and
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
The Fortune Society encourages individuals to apply who have successfully made the transition from incarceration and/or substance abuse into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community.
Travel Requirements – Frequent travel around the city for events. Weekly travel to Harlem Farmer’s Market during summer season.
Ability to lift boxes of food and beverages as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.
How to apply https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13420311
Philanthropy Writer: Institutional Strategy & Partnerships
Job posted by: The Trust for Public Land,
Posted on: May 19, 2015
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. A national organization, we have an opening for a writer whose primary focus will be institutional strategies and partnerships. This position, located in our New York office, will develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship pieces for large, national institutional donors and prospects; create template materials; and write proposals, reports, cases for support and other collateral and communication materials for institutional donors and prospects.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in communications, public relations or a related field; 3-5 years experience in non-profit fund raising or communications; experience in writing persuasive communication materials, preferably grant proposals, letters, reports and/or other fundraising materials; experience using fundraising database programs, and advanced computer literacy. A commitment to and/or experience with land conservation or environmental causes is preferred. A full job description is available at www.tpl.org.
How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to http://tpl.catsone.com/careers/
Legal Assistant for Environmental Law Program
Job posted by: Sierra Club HQ – HRD
Posted on: May 15, 2015
The Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program (ELP) is hiring a Legal Assistant in our San Francisco HQ. ELP is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented person to provide litigation and programmatic support, including preparing and filing court and administrative agency documents, conducting legal and factual research, and handling administrative and clerical duties. If you have excellent organizational skills, a strong ability to multitask and prioritize projects, and solid research and communication skills, here’s your opportunity to work with the nation’s leader in grassroots environmental litigation. For all the details and to apply, click here: http://bit.ly/1A76DFY
How to apply
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Job posted by: Legacy International / Global Youth Village
Posted on: May 19, 2015
The environmental education instructor is responsible for developing and lead an experiential, dynamic workshop, focusing on topics such as: nature appreciation, conversation, pressing global environmental issues etc. Past curriculum is available, and instructors and encouraged to utilize their own passion and experiences to create a one-of-a-kind workshops for participants. The instructor will creatively infuse all camp programming with an appreciation for the natural world
Workshop participants are 14-18 years old.
• Minimum of one year advanced training and/or professional teaching experience in area of environmental studies or a related field, preferably with teenagers
• Proven expertise in developing curriculum; able to plan daily content of workshop
• Appreciation for and understanding of experiential education
• Age 25 and over
• Fluent in English
• Enthusiastic, collaborative and hard-working
1. Plan and deliver 24 hours of workshop
2. Infuse a sense of environmental awareness/ appreciation throughout the program
3. Work collaboratively with other staff members to understand and support youths’ needs
4. Clean and close down teaching area at end of the summer, including inventory and storing of equipment and supplies.
5. Provide detailed report and evaluation of workshop, as actually delivered, with recommendations for next season.
6. Document new material developed for workshop.
7. Possible trip leading responsibilities for Williamsburg trip at the end of one or both sessions
1. Lead occasional afternoon activities or electives related to workshop subject matter or in an area related to a special skill, during non-workshop times.
2. Assist in the design and delivery of select evening programs and other special events.
3. Fulfill other support functions as outlined in general job description, applicable to all staff (i.e. daily meal clean-up, helping set up and break down facility, etc.)
How to apply
To be considered, email 1) resume as an attachement 2) 1 paragraph body of email, including qualifications and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGAL FELLOW – CLEAN ENERGY (2015-2016)
Job posted by: Clean Coalition
Posted on: May 8, 2015
Help accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid! The Clean Coalition is looking for a full-time, paid legal fellow to make a one-year commitment (Summer 2015-Spring 2016) to assist with the following tasks:
• Research, draft, edit, fact check, proofread, and file comments, testimony, motions, and other documents with public utilities commissions and other energy agencies in California and other states.
• Develop proposals for local renewable energy programs and policies.
• Participate in workshops, hearings, and energy policy events.
About the Clean Coalition
The Clean Coalition (www.Clean-Coalition.org) is a non-profit organization that drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources—such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage—and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER. We are active in numerous proceedings before state and Federal agencies throughout the United States.
• Significant work experience in clean energy policy
• Excellent academic background
• Self-directed and highly motivated
• Demonstrated interest in energy law or policy
• Strong research skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Good organizational systems and habits
• High attention to detail and commitment to producing professional work
• Proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Apps (gMail, gCalendar and gDocs)
• Able to productively telecommute
• Based in the SF Bay Area during the fellowship
How to apply
• Please email your application to Brian Korpics at email@example.com.
• Use “Legal Fellow 2015-2016” in the subject line of your email.
• Attach your resume, a short writing sample (approximately 5 pages), law school transcript, and a list of references.
• The deadline to submit is June 19th, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis.