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Job announcement: Crossroads executive director

A friend of mine is stepping down after a tour de force performance as executive director of the Crossroads Community Food Network. Could you, dear reader, fill her shoes in service of this vibrant, pioneering food organization? Or perhaps you know someone who can?

Here is the posting:

Organization: Crossroads Community Food Network

Job Opening: Executive Director

Crossroads Community Food Network (“Crossroads”), a food access non-profit based in Takoma Park, MD is seeking a half-time Executive Director to oversee and grow this small and innovative organization. The ideal candidate will have vision and creativity, experience with food systems work, success as a non-profit fundraiser, and will embrace the challenges and opportunities of leading a small and dynamic organization.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to lydiaoberholtzer[at]gmail.com. Application deadline: May 10, 2013, 5pm EDT.  Read on or download the full job description. Continue reading

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Affliction

I’m applying to a fellowship that wants journalists who make a difference. It wants those who, in the words penned by Peter Finley Dunne and evoked by many a Mike Wallace obituary, “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

This phrase pops up often in narrative journalism circles. For the first time I wondered: Does this mean that journalists should play the activist role?

The answer came partly from the program concept itself. The main draw of the fellowship is its affiliation with two highly-regarded news organizations known for painstaking fact checking — or admitting the lack thereof with painstaking thoroughness. (Oops — just gave away one of the organizations). Continue reading

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An eco-fashion-conscious internship

My friend Sri just launched a line of Ayurvedic clothing and is looking for an intern to help catapult it into orbit. This could make a great feather in your resume. Interested? Know someone who might be? Grab the link to this post and share generously!

Here’s the announcement:

PR/Marketing/Communications Intern – to assist in developing and executing the PR/marketing strategy for a  revolutionary startup in  the health/wellness/eco-clothing space.

This is a short-term unpaid position for 2-3 months  with the potential for a paid longer–term engagement.

Looking for someone who:

–has a background in PR/Marketing/Communications

–is social media savvy (using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)

–is passionate about health, environment, and is interested in the eco-fashion space

–is interested in Ayurveda (a plus)

–is highly organized

–has highly effective writing and communications skills

–thinks outside the box

Primary responsibilities:

1) Assist in developing and executing a highly effective PR strategy for getting coverage on leading mainstream publications like the Washington Post, NY Times etc as well as magazines, blogs and other publications in the yoga/natural health/Ayurveda/eco-fashion space

2) building and maintaining a large following in the social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)

Serious interests only. Please contact sri(at)vastra.us ASAP after visiting the information on the website at http://www.vastra.us

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