Archive for July, 2012

Save the Date: Graduate School Fair 9/13!

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment

When: September 13, 2012

Time: 5PM-8PM

Location: 125 West 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion, 1st Floor, New York, New York, 10011, United States

The Idealist Grad Fair can help you make a difference in your career!  This fair is generously hosted by the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

At the fair, you can:

  • learn about a range of graduate programs offered by local, national and international universities
  • engage with admissions advisors about specific programs, admissions requirements and application deadlines
  • attend a panel discussion about admissions and financial aid
  • meet representatives from 225 schools that offer degrees in social work, public health, public administration, international affairs, education to name a few.

Standard dress is business casual. They realize that you may be coming straight from work or a prior appointment. Admissions recruiters say they won’t remember what you are wearing so please don’t worry too much about your clothes.

Leave your resume at home. Later, you’ll have more time to fine-tune and tailor your resume to the graduate program should you decide to apply.

If you have them, bring a stack of business cards or address labels (even homemade ones) with your email address and areas of interest. They will save you time filling out information request cards and are easier to read, which admissions recruiters really appreciate.

Bring a bag to carry materials you collect from the grad schools.

The fair is FREE and open to anyone thinking about attending graduate school.


NYC Service Seeks NYC Civic Corps Members

July 29, 2012 Leave a comment

About NYC Civic Corps

The NYC Civic Corps is an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service. The program unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partnering organizations, working to increase their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable volunteer initiatives.

NYC Civic Corps members have attained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and bring a diversity of skills and backgrounds. Corps members range in age from young professionals to mid-career professionals to retirees, representing a wide variety of work experience and industries with advanced degrees in business, law, social work, architecture, and more. NYC Service matches NYC Civic Corps members to host organizations based on the needs of the organization and the interests and skills of the Civic Corps member.

The 2012-2013 program year will run from October 1, 2012-August 9, 2013.

Applicant Requirements and Responsibilities

Any individual who applies to be a member of the NYC Civic Corps must:

– Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

– Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or expect to complete one by October 1, 2012) and be willing to provide a transcript to verify the completion of the degree

– Submit to a background check by the Office of the Mayor and NYC Service, pursuant to AmeriCorps regulations.

– Attend NYC Civic Corps Orientation, to be held October 1-4, 2012

– Be willing and available to serve full-time (40+ hours/week) for ten months

– Understand that the stipend for NYC Civic Corps service is $1,270 per month before taxes

– Understand that health benefits will be provided to NYC Civic Corps members

Applicants will be asked to certify that they meet the criteria listed above when completing the application.
Note to Applicants

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 3, 2012.  Promising candidates will be invited to interview in New York City, and notified of their decision status thereafter. NYC Service will coordinate phone interviews for candidates who are unable to travel to New York City for an interview. Applicants should contact NYC Service with any questions regarding the application at or 212-788-3209.

Click the link to request an application .

YAIP Program Assistant Needed

July 26, 2012 2 comments

Celebrating over 30 years of nonprofit service to the Washington Heights/Inwood Community, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation seeks a qualified YAIP PROGRAM ASSISTANT for their Young Adult Internship Program in their Workforce Development Department.

 Successful candidates will have:

–         Bachelor’s degree

–         Minimum of two years experience are required (degree requirement will be reconsidered with prior experience in workforce development and/or disconnected young adult programs)

–         Experience working with urban young adults (ages 17-24) is strongly preferred

–         Superb attention to details and work accuracy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, high level of organizational skills required

–         Must have working knowledge of MS Office applications and internet

–         Bilingual Spanish/English is required

 Duties associated with the position include:

–         Performing street outreach, flyering and presentations at businesses, community-based organizations and religious institutions

–         Ensure adequate supply of program flyers and forms

–         Perform initial intakes with new applicants

–         Assist with the gathering of timesheets from worksites

–         Responding to telephone inquiries

–         Entering new applications into online system with complete accuracy

–         Attending program/staff meetings

All full-time positions are competitive in salary and complemented with four weeks of paid vacation, health, life and dental insurance, long term disability, employee assistance program, employer contribution 401(k) and other generous time-off benefits.

To apply, send resume/cover letter (with position in subject line) to EMPLOYMENT@NMIC.ORG. NMIC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more available positions at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation go to


Special Events Temp Needed

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Position Title: Special Events Temp

Position Timing: August 1 – December 31; full-time, 35 – 40hrs a week

Basic Function: Primarily responsible for assisting in the support of the Special Events Department’s Light The Night campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in New York City.

Work Direction: Works under the supervision of the Light The Night Senior Campaign Manager to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Packing and logistical support for meetings and all three Walks. • Provide support for all mailings and supply ordering. • Assist with day-of-event logistics for all Walks. • Perform various database list pulls and updates. • Assist in updating campaign websites. • Perform other related administrative tasks and support all campaign staff as needed.

Position Requirements: • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment. • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively. • Excellent word processing and database management skills. • Highly organized, detail-oriented and professional demeanor. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence. • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. • Knowledge of standard business machines and computers. • Professional maturity and judgment. • Maintain understanding and support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission.

Salary: $15/hour

Application Deadline: August 12th, 2012

To apply: If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to and reference “Special Events Temp” in the subject line. Or Fax 212.376.7095.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program is designed to help cultivate minority students for potential recruitment in the field of technology. The scholarship amount award depends on the student’s tuition balance, academic excellence and classification.

Applicants must be academic high-achievers with a GPA average of 3.0 or better and must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.

Applicants must also be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields: Chemistry, Computing & Software Systems, Information Management,Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, and all forms of Engineering – including Software Engineering.

The deadline for this scholarship is SEPTEMBER 30th of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 – $10,000.

For more details, visit

Become a Writer for the HBCU Connect On-Campus Magazine

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you know someone who is interested in journalism and goes to an HBCU?  Well here’s a great opportunity they can add to their resume!

The next issue of HBCU Connect On Campus will be distributed this September! If you would like to be a famed HBCU writer, work on the HBCU Student magazine!

Editorial content specs:
Article subjects and topics should speak to a college audience.
Photos are optional.
1 page article = 170 – 190 (max) words
1.5 page article = 270 words
2 page article = 380 words

Submission Deadline = August 1, 2012
Distribution Date: September 12, 2012

To submit your questions or content please email: or call 1-877-864-4446.

View past magazines:

2-Week Young CEO Camp

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you know any young people between the ages of 12 to 24 who dream of starting their own business?

Andrew Morrison, founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm, will be hosting a 2-week camp that will give young people the tools and resources to launch a for-profit or non-profit business. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. He was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Network Journal and Crain’s Magazine 40 Under 40 and Advertising Age. He also appeared as a “Young Millionaire” on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

In the camp, students will learn:
– How to manage your emotions as you build a business
– Read the news for opportunity
– Selecting the right product to sell – book, CD, t-shirt, DVD
– Creating a website for free
– Accepting payments online
– Write a book in a weekend
– Legal issues that impacts small business owners
– Developing a conversation about your product with Social Media
– The power of video
– Attracting investors with a 2-page document
– Selling on Ebay
– The basics of financial statements
– Investing in the stock market
– Time management strategies that work
– Building your brand with a celebrity
– Giving back to the community by partnering with a non-profit
– Mobile applications – the next big thing!

Dates: Monday, July 23rd to Friday, August 3rd

Time: 2pm – 4pm EST 

Location: Thurgood Marshall Academy (200 West 135th Street, NY, NY 10030 (corner of 7th Avenue). Arrive by 1:45pm.
Attend in-person or view the webcast. Register at 

Executive Assistant Position

July 16, 2012 1 comment

Oxeon Partners is looking for an executive assistant! 

Oxeon Partners is an investment and retained executive search firm that specializes in investing in and then building management teams for leading healthcare technology and service companies.

Oxeon is looking for an executive assistant to join their team and report directly to the Managing Partner, Trevor Price. At its core, Oxeon is a team-based environment and, as such, you will work with a group of fun and smart professionals.

This position affords you an opportunity to develop your business acumen and expedite your growth as a professional within an enormous industry that is under massive transformation. This will include substantial time with all staff at the firm, including direct and regular work with Oxeon leadership. This should prove invaluable to your career growth.

Oxeon Partners knows this may be one of your first jobs post-college, so they want you to love it. OP wants you to feel excited to come to work on a Monday; not to resent the hard work you’re doing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Some relevant experience preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Fanatical attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, proactively take initiative, and engage with your work
  • Flexibility and an ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Solid MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills as well as fluency with Macintosh devices
  • An outgoing nature coupled with the ability to contribute to a stream of lively banter; you should know when to both take and give a good jab
  • Positive thinking and attitude coupled with an interest in healthcare and enthusiasm for their work is preferred!
  • Oxeon will bring you exposure to arguably the single-most important as well as the largest industry in the United States—healthcare.

How to apply:

If you feel you fit this profile—and are ready to go in and make an impact—toss Oxeon Partners a line. They’d love an email letting them know why you’re interested in Oxeon as well as an attached resume. (Send it as a PDF) Contact Laura Westerhold,

Marketing Director Opening

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The Pearl Theatre Company is looking for a marketing director!  The Pearl seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, and creative Marketing Director to oversee all aspects of marketing and communications for its $1.8m organization.

The Marketing Director reports directly to the Managing Director, and is a full-time salaried position.

Benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, and paid vacation.

Salary: $40K.

Start Date: August 6, 2012

Responsibilities: Design and execution of comprehensive marketing plans; Coordination of online, social media, and traditional marketing and media materials; Supervision of audience services staff; and other tasks as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a passion for theatre, demonstrated success in arts marketing and/or publicity, excellent organizational skills, the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and supervise staff, and a keen attention to detail. Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (or comparable design software), working knowledge of SalesForce/ PatronManager (or comparable CRM system), and PatronMail required.


  • Minimum of 2 years prior marketing experience
  • Friendly outgoing personality and a strong work ethic
  • Professional demeanor, with the desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, SalesForce/ PatronManager, PatronMail, and Microsoft Office
  • 4-year degree

How to apply:  Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to with “Marketing Director” in the subject line. The Pearl deeply values workplace diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Harry L. Jones, Sr. Marks of Excellence Scholarship

July 3, 2012 1 comment

If you are a graduate or undergraduate African-American student pursuing a degree in political science, public administration, public policy, community development, urban development, public health or a degree leading to a career in public service, the Southern Piedmont Chapter of NFBPA invites you to apply for the Harry L. Jones, Sr. Marks of Excellence Scholarship.  All Harry L. Jones, Sr. Marks of Excellence Scholars will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for one year.  The Southern Piedmont Chapter will award the scholarship based on essays responses.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree in political science, public administration, public policy, community development, urban development, public health or a degree leading to a career in public service.  Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and analytical abilities. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must.

Required Application Documents:

  • Application. Applicants should complete all information on the scholarship application.
  • Include an Official Transcript
  • Copy of student ID, driver’s license or state ID as proof of identity
  • Provide a Resume
  • 1-2 page Bio statement detailing your personal history, academic and career goals, and why you deserve this scholarship)
  • 2-4 page essay, on the following topic: What Does Public Administration mean to you as an African American and what

 Please note the deadline for submitting scholarship applications is July 20, 2012.

 Click below to download an application:

Scholarship Application

Submitting Your Application:  Please mail your required documentation to:

NFBPA Southern Piedmont Chapter
Attention: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 35545
Charlotte, NC 28235