New York, NY, USA
AFS-USA is part of a worldwide network of AFS partner organizations that work together to advance global education and foster meaningful connections across cultures. As the network’s largest partner, AFS-USA works to increase the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing a variety of international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities. We are proud of our Staff of approximately 200 dedicated individuals, working from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 4,000 AFS-USA Volunteers to deliver high quality programs and global education resources. These include: immersion based study abroad experiences in over 40 countries worldwide; opportunities to host foreign AFS exchange students; and global learning workshops and curricula for educator, schools and businesses.
The Airport Coordinator provides meet and greet services for more than 4,000 exchange participants to and from the Unites States primarily at New York area airports and orientations sites. The Airport Coordinator works closely with Travel Department staff and AFS volunteers. The position requires a communicative, thorough, and responsible individual comfortable in a leadership role instructing small and large groups of young adults. A strong individual who balance the dynamics of working long hours in a team based environment while maintaining efficiency in their individual assignments.
Meeting participants arriving on international and domestic flights at New York Area airports. Possibly, traveling to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles or Seattle during peak travel events (Departure Day and Arrivals).
Instruct and transit participants to/from airport, hotels and to/from orientation sites.
Checking-in groups for domestic and international flights.
Assist participants with filing lost or damaged luggage reports with airlines.
Distribute and collect tickets and materials to/from participants.
Communicate with AFS staff at the orientation site and/or the office notified of delays/cancellations/problems.
Effectively implement instructions given by AFS Staff
Serve as representative to Airline/ Airport personnel on behalf of AFS USA.
Required to work long hours; includes some early morning, evenings and weekends.
Serve as an overnight chaperone with participants at hotels when needed.
Some office work required. Responsibilities include but not limited to;
Tracking, and checking international and domestic flights for accuracy.
Calling airlines to reconfirm and track flights.
Check international tickets for accuracy.
Data Entry and assembling reports.
Compiling and mailing of materials and packets.
POSITION DURATION: Must be available mid-May through late Sept. (2 positions available).
AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Attention to detail
Willingness to work flexible hours, including overtime and weekends
Enthusiasm and flexibility to respond to the needs of AFS staff and volunteers
Ability to follow detailed instructions
Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Word and Excel.
Willingness to travel.
Hours vary depending on travel needs
Ability to speak a second language is ideal but not required.
The Moran Company
Overland Park, KS, USA
Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas Overland Park, KS
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU of Kansas, an affiliate of the ACLU, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to protect and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of every individual in Kansas regardless of creed, race, gender, gender identification or class. Our efforts are focused on serving and defending reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, First Amendment rights, immigrant rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform and privacy rights.
We protect the civil rights of segments of our population that have traditionally been marginalized, including women, people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners, people with disabilities, immigrants, and the poor. We defend the freedoms of all residents of Kansas without consideration of political partisanship.
The ACLU of Kansas is an affiliate of the national ACLU and has had a presence in Kansas for more than 50 years. The ACLU of Kansas is one of this area’s premier public advocacy organizations. Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the organization is led by a Board of Directors and a growing staff of 14. Since 2015, the ACLU of Kansas has adopted a “campaign” approach for its work. This approach has been highly effective and has become a national model for other ACLU affiliates. At the ACLU of Kansas, work is focused on targeted campaigns to achieve measurable goals that expand civil liberties. Campaign work represents the majority of every staff person’s workload.
The ACLU of Kansas comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and the ACLU Foundation of Kansas. Both entities have the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. To learn more about the work of the ACLU in Kansas please visit: www.aclukansas.org .
The next Executive Director will join a strong organization that has experienced considerable growth and expansion under its previous leader. This position will lead and manage the operations and activities of the ACLU of Kansas, direct the work of the staff, and serve as the primary spokesperson for the ACLU. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure that fundraising, communications, and its programs are meeting the needs and interests of its constituents. The Executive Director will understand civil liberties issues and be a leader who is adept at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility. The individual must be an outstanding communicator who is able to convey effectively the mission of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, including funders, media and the general public.
Leadership and Vision
Establish a clear vision for the continued growth and expansion of the ACLU in Kansas. Provide direction to guide programs that align with the organization’s vision and prioritized campaign approach.
Work in partnership with the board and staff to carry out policies approved by the Board of Directors.
Initiate and strengthen relationships, funding partnerships and collaborations with organizations and leaders who are connected to the ACLU’s mission and purpose.
Serve as an effective and visible spokesperson for the ACLU, effectively articulating the organization’s’ history, programs, and mission.
Represent the organization in the media, increase public awareness and broaden the organization’s reputation to strategic constituents.
General Management, Finance and Administration and Program
Ensure by effective management and leadership that the day-to-day operations are professionally and efficiently organized and administered.
Provide direct supervision for 6 senior level staff, including Director of Finance and Administration, Development Director, Field Director, Legal Director, Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Director.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support ACLU’s mission.
Ensure that the organization has strong financial operations, an approved budgetary process and sound financial controls.
Motivate and maintain a cohesive statewide staff of 14, ensuring that there is strong internal communication and coordination; recruit new staff when appropriate and evaluate performance.
Use technology to facilitate organizational management, fundraising, public education and lobbying.
Implement policies, programs, goals, and objectives as established by the board
Engage the board in meaningful participation to further the organization’s goals.
Work with the board to identify and help recruit new board members who will add diversity to the board and whose talents, interests and commitment will help to further the ACLU’s mission.
Regularly brief the board on the status of the organization.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
The Executive Director should have the following experience and qualifications:
Knowledge and background in legal issues and policies surrounding civil rights and liberties.
Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future and growth to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
Proven successful leadership, managerial, team building and financial management experience at an executive level within the private, not-for-profit, or public sectors.
A record of success working in partnership with a board and staff of diverse personalities and talents,
Strong written and oral communication skills and an effective public image. Experience listening to and communicating with diverse groups and demonstrated success in communicating effectively in writing and verbally, including excellent public speaking skills for both formal and extemporaneous presentations to a variety of audiences.
A successful track record of fundraising from a variety of sources. Major donor experience is preferred.
Ability to prioritize the multiple pressing civil rights issues facing Kansas while focusing on the campaigns outlined in the strategic plan.
Proven and successful track record in creating and implementing programs;
Experience creating partnerships and collaborations with other organizations.
Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Five years of professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree are minimum requirements; an advanced degree is preferred.
Personal Characteristics or Attributes
Ideally, the successful candidate will be:
Personally committed and passionate about advancing the ACLU’s values, mission, goals and programs in Kansas, with an understanding of the range of civil liberties issues and their implications.
A dedicated leader and representative who can translate vision into action; someone who is passionate about networking and representing the organization to critical constituencies including ACLU members, funders, the public, government, and the media.
A person who is intelligent and inspiring; able to conceptualize, express ideas and anticipate and act on events which may create opportunities for the ACLU.
An innovative leader who is creative, strategic, resourceful and politically astute; someone who understands the value of creating partnerships with other organizations as a way of accomplishing the ACLU’s goals.
An energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter who is eager to explore opportunities throughout Kansas –traveling often to meet with members, partners and funders.
A team player who inspires collaboration; flexible and well-organized.
A straightforward leader; one who shares information easily; listens as well as gives advice; respects the abilities of others.
Compensation for this position is competitive with sector norms. Benefits include health, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, holidays, educational and sick leave.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Ontko, The Moran Company by March 23, 2019. Apply online now , or by mail to:
Mary Ontko The Moran Company PO Box 863 Baldwin City, KS 66006
Large Scale Systems Specialist
About this role
As a Large-Scale Systems Specialist, you’ll be a resident expert in managing relationships with internal teams to develop and deploy new and unique NWEA assessment solutions to large K-12 customers, including states and large districts. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally with a wide variety of stakeholders including, internal NWEA project teams, the larger NWEA organization, and external vendors to deliver technical needs aligned with defining vision, requirements, and obligations to create new and compelling assessment solutions. You will serve as a translator between technical and non-technical team members, as it relates to large-scale customer needs.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing and/or participating in strategic and tactical planning, onboarding, implementation, launch of assessments and/or services, and providing support during test design and pilot cycles to create solutions that bring new ideas to life in large scale K-12 education systems.
Support teams engaged in the design and development of a scalable assessment model to support the organization’s long-term vision, in alignment with state and large-scale partner needs and market research
Conduct and validate digital case studies related to assessment enhancement and innovation opportunities
Work with strategic communications staff to translate technology developments to the rest of the organization
Conduct or participate in NWEA product-related presentations, demonstrations, and/or technical information as a part of required meetings, RFP work, vendor efforts, or similar work
Design learning experiences that enable stakeholders to effectively learn and utilize newly developed systems and products
Lead the development of documentation, technical specifications and taxonomies to support large-scale partner needs
Serve as a subject matter expert to ensure taxonomy decisions are being applied in design and development work for emerging solutions
Participate in the development and/or review of state and strategic programs documents, including standard and custom documentation, reports, presentations or other related assets.
Develop an in-depth technical understanding of NWEA’s products and how they integrate with prospects’ or partners’ unique environments
Cultivate and sustain relationships in support of overall project goals
Maintain and prepare summary reports of technical issues, resolutions, recommendations for continued innovation and present at required meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
Monitor and report progress towards goals to internal stakeholders
Travel as required, up to 50%, sometimes on short notice
Traits for success
Ability to lead, manage, and innovate.
Exceptional communication skills with a proven ability to educate, communicate and influence both within small groups and large presentation environments
Proven ability to conduct research, identify trends, threats and opportunities
Known as a creative and flexible problem solver who exhibits grace under the pressure of competing and changing priorities
Ability to establish priorities and results within the cross-functional teams at NWEA while concurrently managing unrelated, multiple and complex technical requirements on a timely basis
Ability to make timely decisions and produce results
Consistent, proactive and healthy cross-functional communication skills that motivate cross-functional teams and all business relationships
Demonstrated ability to drive results and to work effectively across multiple groups
Exceptional skills in partnering with clients and staff that results in the development of long-term supportive relationships
Sound business judgment and acumen and a solid understanding of financial issues impacting product profitability including the ability to read a financial statement
Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation
Education and experience
Master’s Degree, MBA or other advanced degree; or bachelor’s degree and 7+ years relevant experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Domain knowledge and demonstrated an understanding of the area of emphasis and the K-12 educational marketplace
Experience with user experience centered design preferred
Demonstrated success in developing and launching complex technology initiatives
Ideal candidates will also possess: Background in establishing best practices, metrics, and quality initiatives
Demonstrated understanding of assessment Item creation and test creation processes
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
What we can offer you….
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15%contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry-leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.
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NWEA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please visit our website. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website
San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG
San Diego, CA, USA
Environmental Planning Program
The Department of Land Use and Transportation Planning (LUTP) coordinates the development of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan (Plan), a framework that connects land use to transportation systems, responds to population growth, preserves the environment, and sustains economic prosperity. The Plan is a long-range blueprint for a sustainable future for the San Diego region that includes new investments in the transportation system, conservation of more open space areas to preserve natural habitat, reliance on renewable energy, and planning for and adapting to climate change in the region.
The Environmental Planning team provides expertise by leading the environmental review, permitting, and regulatory compliance activities for the SANDAG Capital Improvement Program, as well as conducting the environmental review for planning programs. Preparation of the 2019 Regional Plan is currently underway, and the Plan along with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are scheduled for final consideration by the SANDAG Board of Directors in Spring 2020.
Environmental Planner Roles
Two Environmental Planning positions are available. One position will support the environmental review, monitoring, and reporting functions related to capital project implementation. The second position will support the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.
These are Limited-Term positions. One position, in support of capital project implementation, is expected to be funded through June 30, 2022. The second position, in support of preparation of the EIR for the 2019 Regional Plan, is expected to be funded through June 30, 2021. Limited-Term Employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of Regular employees.
These positions are ideal for planning professionals with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in regional environmental planning, project implementation, and environmental compliance. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities may include:
In support of Capital Project Implementation:
Review construction bid specifications and verify all environmental mitigation measures and regulatory permit conditions and/or regulatory requirements are properly included; coordinate with construction management teams and project consultants to identify creative solutions to problems that may occur as projects are implemented.
Consult with project managers, employees from federal, state, and local agencies, and project partners to develop scopes of work for environmental review projects and technical studies; conduct initial studies or assessments to determine the type and scope of environmental documents required.
Conduct and participate in field site visits, including those held with regulatory resource agencies, project construction managers, and construction contractors; assist with conducting onsite inspections to verify compliance with mitigation responsibilities and regulatory permit requirements.
Coordinate and review prepared environmental compliance monitoring reports, including daily/weekly logs and required reporting.
Liaise with a wide variety of interest groups involved in environmental issues concerning endangered species, habitat preservation, and open space.
Coordinate with various federal, state, and local agencies including the Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Caltrans, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, and other agencies regarding regulatory resource permitting and compliance; assist with the preparation and processing of permit applications including the review and negotiation of permit conditions and mitigation strategies.
In support of 2019 Regional Plan EIR Preparation:
Conduct and participate in the research, development, writing, analysis, and review of all facets of the EIR.
Participate in preparing the contents of the CEQA Administrative Record in accordance with legal requirements and direction from legal counsel.
Participate in the management and oversight of the EIR consultant; provide detailed, thorough review and comments on consultant work products, and ensure that work products are produced on schedule, within the approved budget, and at a consistent high level of quality.
Coordinate with SANDAG staff, legal counsel, EIR consultant staff, and other public agencies to gather and relay relevant data, analyses, figures, comments, input, and other information; ensure deliverables are received within the required timeframes.
For both positions:
Assist with the preparation of environmental documents pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQA requirements for various long-range plans and projects. Documents include EIRs, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Negative Declarations, Environmental Assessments, and other related documents.
Participate in the development and review of technical studies related to air quality, noise, water quality, visual quality, cultural resources, and biological resources; coordinate with consultants assisting with the preparation of technical studies and ensure these are conducted in accordance with federal and state requirements.
Coordinate public outreach efforts and liaise with public interest groups; prepare summary reports and presentations for elected officials, member agencies, committees, community groups, private organizations, and members of the public; attend community meetings and compile public comments submitted as part of this process.
Experience and Qualifications
For these positions, we are searching for candidates who have a strong technical background and an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving, who are responsible, organized, and demonstrate initiative. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and the use of sound judgment are important.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional/environmental planning, environmental science, geography, or a related field and one to four years of progressive career development in environmental planning. The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to these positions.
Knowledge of the principles, current trends, and issues related to comprehensive regional planning, particularly in the areas of environmental planning, environmental mitigation, and natural resources.
Experience supporting environmental review activities associated with the preparation of long-range plans and capital project development; experience working with policies in relation to environmental assessment and impact analysis.
Experience participating in or supporting technical studies, analyses, or modeling related to environmental topics addressed in CEQA, such as air quality, local air pollution exposure, traffic and circulation, EIR alternatives, agricultural lands, or biological resources.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and requirements pertaining to environmental planning specifically NEPA and CEQA; familiarity with current political trends related to these areas is desirable.
Experience participating in the development of EIRs, EIS’, Negative Declarations, Environmental Assessments, or other environmental compliance documents; familiarity with program-level EIRs for large-scale plans is desirable.
Experience participating in the planning and delivery of projects and tracking the progress of deliverables, schedules, and budgets; experience or ability to monitor consultants, review invoices, and participate in various contract administration functions.
Experience working with federal, state, and local agencies to obtain environmental clearances for major capital projects.
Ability to provide support to project managers on environmental planning and regulatory permitting.
Experience reviewing plans and environmental documents for consistency with planning policies and objectives.
Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports that present research results and recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to maintain and foster productive working relationships with local agencies, communities, organizations, stakeholders, and other SANDAG departments; ability to coordinate public outreach efforts to inform, educate, and involve the public in the environmental review process.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license or the ability to obtain one. The final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment driving record check, and annual driving record checks will be a condition of employment.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
These positions will be filled at the Planner I, II, or Associate level depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidates. The annual salary ranges are: Planner I - $48,522 to $77,635 per year; Planner II - $53,496 to $85,593 per year; Associate Planner - $58,979 to $94,366 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. And to support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
How to Apply
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for these positions by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
These positions are Open Until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on November 9. 2018. When submitting your application, please identify which position you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for both positions.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com .
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in these positions, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Provide an overview of an environmental planning project or study you have been involved in. Outline the tasks you were responsible for and describe your most significant contribution to the project.
How would you explain the purpose of CEQA and its role in the planning process to someone who is unfamiliar with this environmental law?
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer