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Amherst Survival Center

The Amherst Survival Center is hiring for a new Food Pantry Coordinator.

Join the amazing Amherst Survival Center team. The Food Pantry Coordinator oversees operations of the ASC Food Pantry including managing a team of volunteers, interns and staff. 37-40 hrs/wk incl. some eve/weekend hrs.

$17-18/hr plus excellent benefits. Strong preference for bi-lingual candidate.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Review to begin 6/24. Submit cover letter/resume to jobs11@amherstsurvival.org.

Visit https://amherstsurvival.org/jobs/ to read the full job description.

The Amherst Survival Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to racial equity and social justice and make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.

Deadline: June 24, 2019
Posted: 5 days 42 min ago

Epic

As Quality Assurance Tester at Epic, you’ll be the last line of defense for software that impacts the lives of 75% of Americans and 250 million people worldwide. You’ll work side-by-side with developers to create intuitive tools for health organizations, test app functionality, identify bugs, and suggest enhancements to make our software a joy to use. One of the most flexible roles at Epic, QAers can grow into specialists, like usability experts making user-focused improvements, automation gurus working on more technical projects like machine learning, or project coordinators leading large-scale focus areas. You bring your intelligence, curiosity, and creativity—we’ll teach you the rest.

Test the limits of our software for the most innovative health systems on the planet.

All the Top 20 health systems in U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more. 

Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world.

We don’t believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but…) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King’s Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, featuring wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they’re prepared by a team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you’ll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica.

Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent.

Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city for renters (SmartAsset), fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.).

More than just important work.

We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
  • A history of academic or professional success
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

Learn more here.

Deadline: July 3, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Epic

As a Project Manager, you'll help customers implement our software, which today impacts the lives of 75% of Americans and 250 million patients around the world. Traveling to national and international healthcare organizations, you'll apply your intelligence and leadership skills to collaborate with customer teams and colleagues, design intuitive systems, and own the success of newcomers to the Epic community. You'll have a high level of responsibility from the outset, and we'll give you autonomy to make important decisions and provide support and guidance along the way. No software experience required. We'll teach you what you need to know; just bring your brain, your curiosity, and your drive.

Manage projects at the most innovative health systems on the planet.

All the Top 20 health systems in the U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more.

Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world.

We don't believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but...) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King's Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, feature wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they're prepared by a team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you'll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica.

Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent.

Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city of renters (SmartAsset), and the fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.).

More than just important work.

We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
  • A history of academic and professional success
  • Willingness to travel 50-75%
  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

Learn more here.

Deadline: July 3, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

TerraCorps (AmeriCorps Program)

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program that prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with nonprofit organizations across the state to tackle issues around land access, urban agriculture, and conservation. This year we are looking for 48 members to join the TerraCorps team!

As a member you can serve with one of our nonprofit partners, in one of five coordinator positions: Community Engagement Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Collaboration Coordinator, and Urban Agriculture Coordinator. Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 11-month positions from August 26th, 2019- July 24th, 2020. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for an education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Application specifics, position descriptions, and additional information about how to apply can be found at www.terracorps.org/become-a-member/

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin late-April, and we aim to fill all positions by  the end of July.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Internships

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,660 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Residential Supervisor Job Description:

  • Administer and manage daily operations of the summer residential program for 40-60 Upward Bound Scholars.
  • Supervise 4 AmeriCorp Team Leaders and 6 Tutor/Mentors. This includes managing staffing and work schedules.
  • Coordinate all Upward Bound Scholar activities with Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour LIVE – IN supervision to Upward Bound Scholars Sunday through Friday for six weeks at UMass Amherst.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, safe and harmonious living environment for students and staff throughout an intensive six-week summer institute.
  • Plan and supervise day and night duty as assigned by the Program Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Plan and coordinate cross-curricular and recreational programming, including the activities for the positive climate and behavioral supports program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in daily meals.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities, as needed.
  • Attend staff development activities, weekly staff meetings, and student assemblies.
  • Prepare and submit written evaluations of staff, students and summer program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,360 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Tutor/Mentor Job Description:

  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school-aged) Sunday through Friday during the program. Staff will have off-duty time each day. Staff will be off-duty Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe living environment for both students and staff utilizing program policies and positive behavioral supports.
  • Build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Participate in the positive intellectual and emotional development of teen-aged students in a mentoring role.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise, including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations.
  • Attend, monitor and participate in daily meals.
  • Perform day and/or night duty as assigned by the Residential Supervisor or designee.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in managing the classroom.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

The Health Equity Internship Program was created to support the diversification of the public health and health-related workforce. Like several areas of health, the public health nutrition workforce also needs assistance with diversification and recruiting a new generation of nutritional professionals. Since 2002, the internship program has prepared nearly 1,000 students with practical skills in the Essentials of Public Health Services and Core Competencies of Health Education and Promotion. The Health Equity Internship Program was formerly managed by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education. Federal, regional, state and local health agencies provide real-world work experience to students for 12-weeks to complete health equity projects in the areas of HIV, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Lupus, Nutrition, Mental Health, Program Planning, Health Policy, Tobacco, Injury/Violence Prevention, Aging and more. There is no cost to the agency to serve as a preceptor for a student intern.

Hourly stipends are paid to the chosen students during the 12-weeks internship and professional development opportunities, such as attending conferences, CHES/CPH exam fees, etc. The Internship Program does not provide funding for housing, transportation or relocation.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information on the internship.

Deadline: August 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Development and Communications Internship

Gardening the Community (GTC) - Springfield, MA

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment. We are seeking an intern to work with us this fall (and ideally continuing through the spring) to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. We would be very excited to find a student interested in working with us this summer and continuing work into the fall and/or spring, but this is not required. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 hours/week or more.

Interns will work with Development and Communications staff to:

  • Organize house parties and other community events (including one at a partner farm in Hadley) to broaden GTC’s funding base and share our mission and work with the community
  • Prepare for sustainers event in September including interviewing sustainers and preparing communication pieces for the fall campaign
  • Assist with general communications work, with a focus on social media
  • Prepare for GTC’s Fall Harvest Celebration (traditionally a big pancake breakfast) including doing preliminary communications/visibility work, sponsorship solicitation, volunteer and partner recruitment and management, and event logistics
  • Assist with the wrap up of the spring fundraising appeal including data entry and data base management, data analysis and campaign evaluation, and coordination of thank you’s

Skills Desired:

  • Event planning experience;
  • Work experience with community-based organizations preferred;
  • Knowledge of Springfield preferred;
  • Passion for working on food and racial justice issues; interest in urban agriculture, sustainable living and/or youth development;
  • Awareness of social and racial justice issues as they relate to youth of color in New England; comfortable working with youth, especially youth of color;
  • Outgoing, engaging personality, professional telephone manner;
  • Comfortable working in diverse, multi-racial and inter-generational setting;
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills; attention to detail;
  • Computer skills (Essential: Word, Excel, Google docs, Facebook  Desirable:  Mailchimp, Instagram);
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to travel to the GTC office in Springfield.

For more information, please contact Ariana Williams.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Program Evaluation Internship

Gardening the Community (GTC) - Springfield, MA

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment.

We are seeking an intern to work with us this fall (and ideally continuing through the spring) to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. We would be very excited to find a student interested in working with us this summer and continuing work into the fall and/or spring, but this is not required. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 or more.

GTC has been working to develop a model for evaluating our programs and their impact using the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems rubric. We are also committed to a participatory evaluation approach, involving our staff and youth in deciding what we want to evaluate and why, how to measure change, and collecting the data.

Responsibilities: Aggregation of data on food production and market sales, changes in overall community food access environment, community engagement, food justice organizing and youth leadership development. Work may include:

  • Conducting of focus groups and in depth interviews with participants and community members
  • Survey design and administration
  • Inputting survey data using SurveyMonkey or other tools
  • Analysis of market sales and customer data (tracked through Square)
  • Upgrading spreadsheets to track produce grown and purchased to sell to community; entering data
  • On-site data collection
  • Report writing and analysis
  • Aligning projects to whole measures evaluation framework

Skills desired:

  • Racial justice analysis
  • Facility with analysis and presentation of research data
  • Computer skills
  • Survey development
  • Organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Ability to analyze and manage data
  • Familiarity working with youth and community groups
  • Organizational skills
  • Comfort working on your own and as a member of a team
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Spanish a plus but not required
  • It also really helps to have your own transportation since you will need to be in Springfield for meetings and data collection.

For more information, please contact Ariana Williams.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Scholarships

Women for UMass Amherst

The Women for UMass Fund is in place to promote the advancement of campus programs that provide access, support, and opportunity for UMass Amherst students, with preference to those projects that will positively impact UMass Amherst women.

Each year, Women for UMass Amherst awards grant funding to worthy campus programs or projects. In the past, individual awards have ranged between $1,000-10,000. The application process to receive funds from the WFUM fund consists of three steps:

  1. Applicants submit the WFUM award application online. Applications will be reviewed by WFUM Steering Committee members who will narrow down the pool of applicants to a group of Round 1 Finalists. You must download the budget summary document and upload the completed document as part of your application.
  2. Round 1 Finalists present their projects more fully to the Steering Committee in an on-campus meeting. Based on the presentations, the Steering Committee will select a small group of Round 2 Finalists.
  3. Based on recommendations from the Steering Committee, all contributors to the WFUM Fund will have the opportunity to vote on how the funding will be awarded

Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding of any project that forwards the mission and goals of UMass Amherst. Preference will be given to projects that speak to the mission of Women for UMass Amherst and the purpose of the WFUM Fund.

Rules and guidelines must be followed; applications are being accepted online through the AcademicWorks scholarship system.

Detailed information can be found here.

Deadline: July 12, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Achieve TMS

Amount: $1,000
Who Can Apply: All Students
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

How to Apply: Fill out the application here along with a minimum 1000-word essay that explains your passion in the mental health field, your academic ambitions, your future plans post-graduation, and why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

SolutionInn

Eligibility: Candidate must be U.S citizen or resident enrolled as a student in U.S. Candidate must either be an incoming college freshman for the current academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university. Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Candidate must be maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.50.

Application Instructions: Write an essay 800-1000 words answering the following questions. How is obesity defined? What are the possible causes of obesity? How can obesity in America be prevented? There is no application fee or other fees for this scholarship to apply. Write your essay in PDF, WORD or TEXT file on the topic asked above. All essays must be written in English. Fill in the form, provide all the information asked and submit your essay.

Amount: $1,000

Application: https://www.solutioninn.com/scholarships/preventing-obesity-in-usa

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago

Volunteers

Mentor

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Seeking committed & positive volunteers with strong written communication skills to help high school senior girls from Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and surrounding areas navigate the Common Application, edit essays, apply to scholarships, and stay ahead of deadlines.

The program is every Tuesday 5 - 7pm and will run for four months from October 15th - January 14th. Must make full commitment (leeway over schools breaks) & have transportation to 6 Open Square Way Holyoke, MA 01040.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, 2 references, and writing sample to Meghan Bone. Undergrad & Graduate Students of all majors & identities welcome to apply!

Deadline: August 16, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago