Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Field Program Associate Job Opening with WOW

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Good afternoon! Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is hiring a Field and Program Associate for the Elder Economic Security Initiative™ (Initiative). The Associate will support the delivery of strategic technical assistance and expertise to WOW’s state partners in the Initiative. The Associate will be responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of services and materials to assist state and local advocates in promoting intergenerational economic security.
WOW offers a competitive benefits package including health care benefits and a retirement plan. Qualified applicants for this position should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by fax, or by e-mail by Friday, March 12, 2010 to:

Wider Opportunities for Women
Attn: Alisha Howell
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-464-1660
Email: ahowell@wowonline.org

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Do you know someone over 60 creating new solutions to social problems?

Ann Higdon isn't your average baby boomer. Inspired by her own difficult childhood, she's now running a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged teens in Dayton, Ohio, turn their lives around. She's also one of 10 people to win the 2009 Purpose Prize for changing lives - starting with her own.
Know someone like Ann? The $100,000 Purpose Prize is accepting nominations, including self-nominations, click here until March 5.
Ann's organization, Improved Solutions for Urban Systems (ISUS), helps high school dropouts get their degrees and build careers. Her students not only get a high school education, they also learn job skills in health care, computer operation and construction. Many students take their training and use it to improve their community, such as building homes in run-down neighborhoods.
The Purpose Prize is looking for 10 people to win up to $100,000 each to support their work solving some of our most pressing social issues - from health care to the environment, poverty to education.
Get started on nominating someone you know, a parent, coworker, friend or yourself, for the 2010 Prize.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spotlight on: Ladder Out of Poverty Bill (HF 2062/SF 1770)

In Jan 2009, Legislative Commission to End Poverty by 2020 released their final report recommending for strategies to aid low-income Minnesotans to accumulate and retain assets while promoting financial literacy. Representative Morrie Lanning and Senator Michael Jungbauer responded by introducing HF 2062 and SF 1770. The bill calls for a task force to be established focusing on critical multi pronged poverty alleviating issues such as assets building and maintenance, predatory lending practices, and financial education. All these issues must be addressed before Minnesotans, especially elders, are able to maintain economic security and to age with dignity. Please contact your legislator to let them know you support Minnesotans' ladder to economic self sufficiency! Click here to track the progress on this bill.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Job openings with DARTS!

DARTS currently has an opening for Transit Director. Application deadline is January 28, 2010.

DARTS also has an opening for Chief Financial Officer. Application deadline is February 6, 2010.

Contact John Koenen, DARTS HR Director, at 651-455-1560 or by e-mail.

To learn about typical positions at DARTS, see general job descriptions.