Groovy Cool Jobs!

Welcome back to Cool Jobs! Some weeks doing this roundup is easier than others, and some weeks doing this roundup is a depressing window into how difficult it is in many areas of the country to even find a job posting that isn’t soul-crushing. However, in my opinion, the main purpose of this feature is not necessarily to find the perfect jobs for Persephone readers, though it is my not-so-secret hope and dream that some of you will find the perfect posting in this column, but rather to keep people aware that there are jobs out there somewhere, and to give Persephone friends the opportunity to make each other aware of open positions in their companies or areas, and, of course, to bring hilarious Craigslist scams and awkwardly worded postings to your attention.

When the privileged are responding to social and economic concerns by dumping McDonald’s applications on crowds, it seems like the best thing to do–other than burning their houses down, of course–is to create networks of support and solidarity in any way we can. So if you know of any open positions that might interest the crowd here, please let me know so that I can include it (anonymously, of course, if you want!) in the list.

Senior Program Operations Manager

The Senior Program Operations Manager (POM) will be responsible for working with the Site Director to ensure that the goals of the contract and its deadlines are met. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on how teachers are prepared to teach in hard-to-staff schools in Georgia.

Prevention Coordinator

The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with national prevention leaders and family violence service providers, BIPPs, communities of faith, health care providers, school district representatives and other community organizations within the state of Texas who may serve as partners in prevention. The Prevention Coordinator will respond to requests for training, technical assistance and other requests from programs and community allies within the state of Texas.

Communications, Research, and Organizing Deputy Lead

The Communications, Research, & Organizing Deputy Lead position with Paul Lemmon & Associates is a unique opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and exciting team of professionals deeply committed to union, environment and other progressive causes. The Communications, Research, & Organizing Deputy Lead position will work closely with the partners and staff, building strategic relationships with labor unions, environmental organizations, and other progressive groups. Paul Lemmon & Associates clients include major American labor unions, environmental organizations, and other groups committed to social and economic justice.

Chief Executive Officer

Can Do MS is seeking a visionary and dynamic Chief Executive Officer to lead this highly-regarded and high-potential organization to grow to the next level in its reach and impact. Reporting to the Chair of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer will develop an overarching vision and plan for the organization, and will direct all operations to ensure that Can Do MS reaches its potential for expanding its impact over the short- and long-term. Specifically, the Chief Executive Officer will oversee all departments and programs, build strategic relationships with current and potential funders and partner organizations, and will act as an organizational ambassador to raise the visibility and profile of the critical services Can Do MS provides to individuals and families living with MS.

Program Director

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit is seeking an exempt, full-time Program Director to be responsible for supervision of programmatic operations. This position requires a motivated, energetic individual who has the ability to motivate diverse groups of people and communicate clearly and effectively with adolescents, their guardians or parents, supervisees, co-workers and supervisors, board members, teachers and other audiences.

Grant Writer

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is looking for a full-time, experienced grant writer, with a proven history of success, to assist the Director of Development – Operations in meeting annual fundraising goals.

Mobile HIV Testing Project

We are currently recruiting candidate(s) who have first hand experience interacting with our target population of Black Gay men in Los Angeles County. While the desired qualifications and experiences are described below, ITMT is willing to provide training to perform the identified job functions, thus candidates with different previous experiences are encouraged to apply. This opportunity is a unique opportunity and candidates must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends on a regular basis, and must also be comfortable engaging Black Gay men specifically in social venues.

Registrar’s Assistant

The Registrar’s Assistant is responsible for assisting in the processing of, and accounting for, all loaned and accessioned objects under the Museum’s care, custody and control. These objects include vehicles, literature, textiles, artwork, photographic images, and more.

Creative Marketing Specialist

As the Creative Marketing Specialist, you will report to the Associate Director of Marketing and Development and be responsible for overseeing brand integrity through creative production and implementation of all print, web and other electronic media to support the marketing, communication, public relations and development efforts of the organization.

Systems and Network Administrator

The Systems and Network Administrator’s primary responsibility is the ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and enhancement of NEEA’s Technical Infrastructure. NEEA’s technical needs are significant for an organization of its size and the Systems and Network Administrator plays a key role in delivering the technical tools required by staff to accomplish the organization’s mission. NEEA’s staff size is approximately 75 however elements of NEEA’s Technical Infrastructure also support a larger network of contractors, vendors, and stakeholders.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Community Educator

El Centro Hispano (ECH) is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) individual with experience working in domestic violence/sexual assault education and counseling, who has experience working with the Latino community to fill its Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Community Educator position.

Development Associate/Administrator

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, presenters of entertaining, enriching live performances at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, is seeking a Development Associate/Administrator for the 2011/2012 season.

Science Educator

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the popular hands-on science museum located in beautiful Balboa Park, is seeking an enthusiastic, responsible, and experienced teacher to become part of our Education team as a Part-Time Science Educator.

Exhibit Media Experience Developer

The Pacific Science Center is looking for an Exhibit Media Experience Developer to lead the development of electronic and media interactives for the Wellness Exhibit. This position works within the exhibit development team to script projected experiences and provide finished scripts to software developers and media producers. The media developed must meet the learning objectives and specific goals of the exhibit plans and must have outstanding educational value.

Hostel Positions

HI-Marin Headlands is hiring! We are a 107-bed hostel operated by the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange, environmental stewardship, and world peace through hostelling. The Council operates a network of eight hostels around Northern California, and also provides outdoor and intercultural educational programs for youth.

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant position is a nine-month seasonal appointment. The Program Assistant works in conjunction with the Resident Manager in directing the activities of artist residencies, which consist of seven one-month sessions, each comprised of eight or nine artists of various disciplines from around the world. The position includes housing (a bedroom and live/work room with connecting private bath in the artist’s house, all meals, $1,000 monthly wage and health benefits. The Djerassi Program is located on a secluded 580-acre ranch in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains, 40 miles south of San Francisco, CA.

Director of Volunteer Services

The Director of Volunteer Services is responsible for developing a culture of volunteerism throughout the HI-USA network that reflects and furthers its mission. He or she will implement and maintain a flexible infrastructure and provide guidance, support and resources for the development of a robust volunteer engagement program across the country.

Gallery Director

The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) a dynamic, nonprofit arts center (located in Rockville, Maryland) dedicated to engaging the community in the arts and providing opportunities for artistic exploration, education and participation seeks a dynamic, energetic full-time Gallery Director/Curator to be the force behind the exhibitions programming in its three distinct galleries that form the heart of this arts enterprise.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO provides support and enhances communication with staff, Board members, volunteers, PPFA colleagues, the press, and external community representatives. Will be representing the PPLM Executive Officers to the public as a “can do,” problem-solving, customer friendly and focused resource.

Organic Inspector

Oregon Tilth is seeking a full time individual to serve primarily as a staff inspector serving our clients in the Midwest region of the United States (IA, WI, MN, IL, MO, IN). This full time position will be responsible for conducting on-site inspections of both organic farms/livestock and organic handlers under various organic standards, primarily USDA NOP.

Research Associate

The Research Associate supports projects and/or activities through such tasks as literature searches and reviews, analysis of literature, statistical analysis and administrative support necessary to carrying out field research or monitoring and evaluation activities.

Database Administrator

Legal Action Center is seeking a part-time Database Administrator to maintain, improve and ensure the completeness and accuracy of a centralized Access database that tracks our delivery of services to clients.

Performance Manager

Reporting to the Associate Director, Performance Services, the Performance Manager’s primary responsibility is to support the concert hall operations and Associate Director Performance Services by working performances, open rehearsals, and receptions. Responsibilities include overseeing the concert hall operations of Lincoln Center performance spaces including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Kaplan Penthouse during performances, open rehearsals and receptions.

Interactive Designer

The New School seeks an experienced Interactive Designer with an excellent command of color, space, type, and style, and who is willing to push the envelope even as he/she maintains the integrity of the university’s brand. The ideal candidate is a marketing-savvy interactive designer who can design to the exacting technical specifications for the university’s website and create compelling work that converts to easily-produced web formats, online platforms and large scale content management systems. The Interactive Designer will contribute to creative briefs and help define online strategy and information architecture.

Community Relations Coordinator

Community Relations Coordinator for innovative, award winning Smart Start program. Help build networks of community and business leaders across NC to support and advance the cause of high-quality early childhood care and education, Responsibilities will include managing new community outreach program and helping to launch business outreach strategy.

Communications and Advocacy Coordinator

Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM), Philadelphia, seeks a Communications & Advocacy Coordinator to direct Early Childhood Education advocacy efforts, create the structure for ongoing advocacy work on issues of concern to NIM and the communities it serves, and assist in implementation of a multi-pronged communications plan which includes media, government and congregational relations.

Front Office Coordinator

Front Office Coordinator to provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests and visitors entering Rosie’s Place and to act as an effective, respectful and pro-active liaison between guests, visitors and Rosie’s Place programs.

School Special Projects Coordinator

The School Special Projects Coordinator will support the School Leadership Team by completing various school-wide projects related to operations, school assessment and accountability, instruction, community relations and strategic planning.

Staff Attorney

The Eviction Defense Collaborative seeks an enthusiastic advocate to join our team in fighting for tenant rights and saving homes. As a staff attorney you will work with a team of attorneys, interns and volunteers in assisting primarily in pro. per. tenants fight their eviction lawsuits. This is an hourly, 60% time position that will last for 6 months.

Prospect Research Coordinator

An excellent opportunity is available for a dedicated Prospect Research Coordinator to join our Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. As part of the Prospect Research team, you will assist in providing biographical, philanthropic, professional and financial information on donors and prospects via written profiles, event attendee bios and qualified listings to support the cultivation of new donors and gift renewals; and track prospects and donors by monitoring daily news and online alerts, as well as utilizing internal information.

Development and Volunteer Services Coordinator

The Coordinator, Development and Volunteer will support the administrative and clerical functions of the Development department; provide administrative support to senior managers and coordinate volunteer services.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator will promote the organization’s mission and programs by engaging directly with citizens, students, community groups and partner organizations.

Community Organizer

The Community Organizer will draw upon the legal knowledge, experience, communications capacity and reputation of LDF’s Criminal Justice Project to support communities of color in their struggle to achieve racial equity and criminal justice reform. The Community Organizer will help build LDF’s relationship with the people who are most affected by the inequities of the criminal justice system, so that our advocacy efforts will be tailored to the real and expressed needs of the community.

Postdoctoral Positions

The Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, with research programs in the biomedical and environmental sciences, provides a unique and dynamic postdoctoral training experience. Positions available in the following areas: atmospheric chemistry, biodefense, biomarkers, cancer biology, carcinogenesis, cell biology, cytoskeleton, DNA repair, drug metabolism/resistance, gene expression/regulation, immunology, infectious disease, medical entomology, membrane biophysics, microbial genetics and pathogenesis, neuroscience/disease, stem cell biology, structural biology, toxicology/neurotoxicology.

Editorial Assistant

The Chronicle of Higher Education, the newspaper of the higher education world, is seeking an entry-level Editorial Assistant to participate in the proofreading and production process of the The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


Sephora Inc. is seeking a proofreader in its San Francisco Creative Marketing office.

Today’s SEEMS LEGIT is probably pretty legit, but any time you see a Craigslist posting with the heading “Interested in space research?” you should probably be wary.

Participants needed for 13 Day Space Research Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital!

“¢ Are you a healthy?
“¢ Are you between the ages of 26-55 years old?
“¢ Are you a non-smoker?
“¢ Do you have a Bachelor’s degree of equivalent


Live in a lab for 13 days/nights, 24/7 and. . .

Receive up to $2510

**Up to 6 outpatient visits before entering the study **
This study involves taking low doses caffeine

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By (e)Kelsium

Kelsium lives in Southern California with her partner and collection of almost (almost!) kill-proof plants. She enjoys the beaches, but finds the lack of acceptable bagels distressing. She considers herself an expert in red lipstick and internet rage.

2 replies on “Groovy Cool Jobs!”

Well, as an unemployed Persephoneer, I love these posts even though I am usually not even remotely qualified for any of these jobs. One, it’s fun to dream and good to know stuff is out there. Two, it makes me feel guilty and stop procrastinating searching and resume-tweaking and cover letter writing. So three cheers for Kelsium!

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