Archive | April, 2021

New Grads: Join the CofC Admissions Team as a Full-Time Admissions Representative

Graduating seniors from the class of 2021: Are you looking for a full-time gap-year job that will allow you to remain connected with the College of Charleston? The College’s Office of Admissions is hiring admissions representatives for both their in-state and out-of-state teams. Application deadline is May 7.

Click below for a complete job description, then visit Handshake to apply.

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Represent the College of Charleston in recruitment and yield initiatives both on and off campus. Counsel prospective applicants on the Admissions process and opportunities at The College. Travel in and/or out of state as well as virtually. Plan and implement various recruitment and yield strategies within territories. Access and Pre-College recruitment initiatives. Prepare and assist in review of materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions. Assist with the coordination and execution of recruitment and yield events for prospective and accepted students and their families.

Position requires high confidentiality and discretion as student records will be viewed (for example when preparing applications for review). Significant amount of data entry regarding GPA and test score information for example and filing will be required with a high degree of attention to detail. Tasks and projects will come up regularly so multitasking and shifting priorities is needed.

Strong interpersonal and writing skills including public speaking skills and ability to present The College in a positive way. Familiarity with word processing/database software. Ability to work independently and with a team.

Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the travel/yield season. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, giving presentations, and application review are all significant functions of this position.

A College of Charleston degree is required for this position.

There is an opening for both the in-state and out-of-state teams.

Posted on April 26, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Summer Crew Leader Positions with The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project was founded in 2009 as a small school garden at Mitchell Elementary School downtown Charleston with the intention of reconnecting their students with fresh, locally-grown produce. The Green Heart Project is gearing up for their second iteration of the Youth Internship Program and are looking for college-aged students to serve as crew leaders!

This is a paid, 10-week summer leadership position, that has a focus on education, working with youth, environmental stewardship, career preparedness, and healthy living skills. It is a 40 hour a week commitment and is compensated through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Find the full job description here! 

To apply, fill out an application here, on the AmeriCorps website, and please select The Green Heart Project Summer Associate Program.

The application deadline is rolling but hiring decisions will be made by May 15th, so if you are interested apply now! If you have additional questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell, Development Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

Click below for qualifications and more information on how to apply.

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have completed high school, have your GED, or completed a similar program
  • Be able to work every day (M-F, 40 hrs/week) for the entire 10-week program June 7th – August 13th, 2021 (with July 5th off)
  • Submitted AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate application

Application Deadline: Rolling, hiring decisions will be made by May 15. In order to apply fill out an application here, on the AmeriCorps website, and please select The Green Heart Project Summer Associate Program. IMPORTANT: Make sure you are completing an application for the VISTA Summer Associate program (vs. the year-round VISTA position), in order to be considered for the Crew Leader role. *Note: Interested applicants may also apply to the year-round VISTA program through the Charleston Area Collaborative, to begin after their summer position ends in August.  Just note that you are interested in working with The Green Heart Project in the general application!

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell, Development Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

The Green Heart Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to thesuccess of our mission. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Posted on April 21, 2021 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Uncategorized

2021 Honors Ceremony

CofC LogoThe Honors College is pleased to announce that we will hold an in-person Honors Ceremony:

Friday, May 7, 2021
Beginning at 9:00am

Information regarding the number of family tickets that will be provided to each student will be based on the approval of our Covid-19 restriction plan. Upon its approval, students will be notified regarding how many tickets they will be given for their family and where and when to pick them up.

Posted on April 9, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Program Assistant Job Opportunity with The American Institute for Economic Research

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) is one of the oldest and most respected nonpartisan economic research and advocacy organizations in the country.

AIER seeks a Program Assistant to join the organization’s growing program efforts. The Program Assistant will help AIER succeed in its mission of education Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and sound money.

The American Institute for Economic Research is based in Massachusetts but a program office is likely to open here in Charleston!

If you are a recent graduate or graduating senior interested in event planning and marketing, this may be the position for you!

Interest candidates can apply here. Click below for more information!

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Job Description:

The Program Assistant shall complete tasks associated with ensuring success of events from start to finish with AIER’s Bastiat Society program. This includes daily, weekly, and monthly tasks such as organizing event promotions, creating event invitations, organizing databases, managing registration lists, communications, and more. The employee should be detail oriented, independent, like helping others succeed, be creative and have problem-solving skills, and have a strong understanding of AIER’s mission.

Interest candidates can apply here.

 

Posted on April 9, 2021 in Internships & Jobs, Student Opportunity Center Listings

AmeriCorps VISTA at the Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement at the College of Charleston is currently looking for a Charleston Area Service Collective AmeriCorps VISTA for June 2021- June 2022. VISTAs come from numerous backgrounds with different professional goals, but all are prepared to take on leadership roles in planning and facilitating service projects and inspiring students, faculty, staff, and community members to take action together. VISTAs act as change agents on their prescribed campus and in the surrounding community and have a demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice.

The program is seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills who will empower communities, leverage institutional resources, and build capacity for sustainable social change.

More information able to the position and application can be found on Handshake.

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VISTA Assignment Objectives and Member Activities

Goal of the Project: The goal for the Center for Civic Engagement VISTA will work to build the capacity of programs that engage volunteers in anti-poverty-related initiatives within the Charleston community that specifically align with the Healthy Futures focus area. The VISTA will focus efforts on building relationships with community partners specifically dedicated to supporting access to care and access to food within impoverished communities in Charleston through recurring service opportunities engaging students affiliated with the Center for Civic Engagement. The VISTA will focus efforts on recruiting, guiding, and educating volunteers from the College of Charleston in activities that support the initiatives of community partners to alleviate poverty and to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community.

Objective of the Assignment
The VISTA will work with local community partners to provide recurring service and one-time service events throughout the academic year specifically focused on supporting access to care, food, etc. within the community.

Member Activities:

  • Work in partnership with Charleston-based community organizations to provide ongoing volunteers by facilitating regular service and educational opportunities.
  • Coordinate Healthy Futures focused service opportunities and events in conjunction with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November and QEP Day of Service in the spring. The VISTA will also manage an online presence for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week that provides a context for community members and local organizations to share problems and strategies related to providing access to care for those experiencing food insecurity and a lack of affordable housing.
  • Recruit student volunteers to participate in these recurring service initiatives.
  • Coordinate logistics and intentional education, orientation, training, and reflection for volunteer participation in service and education opportunities.

Objective of the Assignment
Through VISTA activities, outreach initiatives will be created and maintained to develop and sustain civic engagement partnerships within the community.

Member Activities:

  • Assist with the implementation of a volunteer “fair” to highlight local community organizations’ volunteer needs. Engage with participating community partners to identify ongoing volunteer opportunities for recruitment initiatives. This may be designed as an in-person fair, a virtual event, an ongoing social media feature, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of education, service activities, and critical reflection regarding issues related to community development
  • Re-establish community communications throughout the year:
    • a) Update volunteer opportunities;
    • b) Produce quarterly community partner newsletters;
    • c) Manage social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to promote and support the work of community organizations and recruit informed student volunteers;
    • d) Create a weekly volunteer digest email to distribute across the CCE volunteer listserv to share service needs requested by community partners
  • Meet with students to discuss service opportunities and respond to inquiries regarding service involvement in the Charleston community.

Objective of the Assignment
The VISTA will focus on alleviating the negative impacts of poverty at the College of Charleston where about 30% of College of Charleston are housing insecure and 30% are food insecure.

Member Activities:

  • The project will allow the VISTA to locate and create resources that are available to College of Charleston students. In turn, they will share these resources widely through our website, social media, listserv, tabling, etc.
  • Work with other departments on campus to ensure the availability and promotion of an on-campus pantry.
  • The VISTA will work with the Bonner Leader Program which focuses on creating educational access to students who are first-generation, high need, and/or students of color.

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Benefit, Training, and Professional Development, Parking pass.

Posted on April 7, 2021 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Part-time Internship with The Sophia Institute

The Sophia Institute is on the lookout for an operations intern. The Sophia Institute is a non-profit focusing on educating a national and global audience of men and women on the importance of developing wisdom, mindfulness and creating a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world.

As an Intern at The Sophia Institute you will assist in many aspects of the business. You will interact with program participants and donors, assist with marketing and event planning, help manage our website, and provide administrative support. This internship is unpaid, but can be used for school credit.

This internship is currently virtual, with occasional time spent in their office located at 3 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

To apply, email a cover letter (preferred) and your resume to info@thesophiainstitute.org. Please include “Internship” in your subject line.

Click below for more details.

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Job Title: Operations Intern

Hours: Part-time position 10-15 hours a week, some weekend hours

Responsibilities:

– Assist staff with administrative tasks
– Assist staff with social media platforms and marketing plan
– Support staff in event planning and management
– Participate in brainstorming meetings
– Aide with membership management
– Assist with special projects

Qualifications:

– Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher
– Pursuing BS or BA degree
– An interest in non-profits and/or small businesses
– Great interpersonal skills
– Computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
– Basic knowledge of website management (WordPress)
– Familiarity with Social Media Platforms
– Ability to work in a busy environment
– Prefer some training in marketing and business processes
– Alignment with our vision mission

How to Apply: Email The Sophia Institute, your cover letter (preferred) and resume to info@thesophiainstitute.org Please include “Internship” in your subject line.

Posted on April 5, 2021 in Internships & Jobs, Uncategorized

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking 30 Under 30 Nominations

Do you know a young leader who deserves to be recognized for their dedication to shaping a sustainable future? Are you under 30 and leading change in your community? Nominate yourself or a fellow leader for EE 30 Under 30!

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a US-based nonprofit organization, has opened the global search to find 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all. The EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 will receive global recognition for their work and join a growing alumni community of inspiring EE leaders, with ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.

Environmental education AND leadership come in many forms and applicants from any country, sector, and discipline are welcomed!

Click here to learn more and to nominate yourself or someone you know! Submit your nominations before May 5th!

Feel free to contact Nina Hamilton at nina@naaee.org with any questions!

Posted on April 2, 2021 in Announcements & Events
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