AmeriCorps Vista Positions
Refugee Family Services
Stone Mountain, GA

Refugee Family Services has 4 Americorps VISTA positions opening up this summer, at the beginning of July. The four positions are the Family Literacy Coordinator, the Volunteer Coordinator, the Special Events Coordinator, and the Computer Literacy Coordinator (my position). These are one year positions, staffed through Americorps VISTA. This means technically you have to apply through Americorps, although you’ll be working at Refugee Family Services as a full-time staff member. Here’s a small description of each:

Ø       The Family Literacy Coordinator is in charge of the Family Literacy program. This program is aimed at young refugee women who would like to learn to read and speak English, but because of various reasons, are not able to leave their homes to receive ESL training. The Family Literacy Coordinator matches volunteers to families, so that they can meet in the refugees’ homes, and learn English. The Family Literacy coordinator is in charge of matching, testing, following up, and keeping track of their progress. He or she would also be responsible for looking for grants to help sustain the program, help create lesson plans, look for and train volunteers, and so on.

Ø       The Volunteer Coordinator is an essential part of RFS. He or she essentially looks for, trains, and follows up with volunteers for Afterschool, the One to One tutoring program, Family Literacy, and other events that need volunteers. He or she needs to attend various events throughout the year to recruit volunteers, as well as helping the Development team in other projects.

Ø       The Special Events Coordinator is actually a fairly new position. This person is in charge of the Young Professionals Council, and is an integral part of the Development team. He or she helps looks for grants to sustain the organization, as well as hold smaller fundraising events throughout the year. He or she also helps with the AAUW interns, and fills an essential mentorship role for them.

Ø       The Computer Literacy Coordinator is also a fairly new position. This person is in charge of the computer lab, which is located up in the Afterschool area. He or she creates lesson plans on the computer for students in Afterschool and summer camp. These lessons focus on computer literacy, as well as school subjects such as math, science, reading and writing, and so on. In addition to the responsibilities for after school, this person also creates workshops for women in the Family Literacy program, for the staff, and other RFS clients. Like all the other positions, this person is responsible for looking for grants to help sustain the position, as well as test students, and follow up on their progress.

Interested persons may contact Julia Wells at or 404.299.6217, ext 224 for application information.  Additional information about Refugee Family Services can be found on their website at:

Informational Interview–
Turner International Sales Operations
Atlanta, GA

The International Sales Operations Department at Turner Broadcasting System, INC coordinates orders received from sales offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Tokyo and ensures the correct airing of commercial spots on Turner’s global networks.  We also collaborate with the Network, Sales and Promotions, Creative Services, Master Control, and Log Management departments in order to facilitate these campaigns on CNN International, CNN en Español, Cartoon Network, TNT, and Boomerang.

Periodically throughout the year we have openings in our department.  The goal of this informational interview is to establish a relationship with a recent graduate or a student that will be graduating in the near future to see if we have a mutual fit.  If so, you will be considered a prime candidate for our next Specialist opening.  The Specialist position involves frequent interaction with colleagues in the U.S. and throughout the world.  It is an ideal entry point for a candidate who is pursuing a career within a global media company.  If you would like to be considered as an interview candidate, please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Sellers (, Katie Pinckard ( and Ann-Marie Pouns ( by Friday, March 27.  Interviews will be conducted from March 23 through April 10.

•         4-year college degree with relevant job experience
•         International perspective
•         Proficiency in Spanish
•         Proficiency in Portuguese (a plus, but not required)
•         Customer service experience
•         Ability to learn quickly
•         Positive, team-oriented attitude
•         Excellent communication skills
•         Attention to detail
•         Flexibility
•         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
•         Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment
•         Strong organizational skills
•         PC-based computer experience
•         Commercial traffic system experience (a plus, but not required)

Other requirements:
•         Ability to travel by airplane if necessary
•         Authorization to work in the United States
•         Able to work during normal business operating hours, Monday through Friday

Specific duties include the following:
•         Maintain consistency between Sales and Promotions records, traffic system records, Network Programming, and Sales orders
•         Ensure that the Sales Department is aware of updated program schedules, programming changes, and any other pertinent information
•         Book spots in traffic system
•         Assure that in-house commercial spots are transmitted in time to air
•         Obtain and assign commercial footage to orders
•         Apprise other Specialists of billboards or spots that require special placement
•         Coordinate with sales assistants to make last-minute changes to orders
•         Aid in the transmission of material from international offices to Creative Services
•         Find space for commercials on the logs sent to master control, following specifications from Sales
•         Assist colleagues with other duties as needed
•         Be willing to relinquish or take on new duties based on the needs of the department

This job is based in the CNN Center of Atlanta, Georgia and is full-time.

About the company:
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. TBS, Inc. is based in Atlanta, GA, and employs more than 9,000 people worldwide. Philip I. Kent oversees TBS, Inc. as chairman and CEO.

Many are familiar with TBS, Inc.’s groundbreaking network, CNN, one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. TBS, Inc. is also home to familiar entertainment networks such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies.

Assistant Director of Special Programs/FSU- International Center
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus, championship athletics and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

More Florida State University information:

The Assistant Director of Special Programs will assist in the management of the Special Programs to include: program design, student application and registration, curriculum coordination with academic departments, and coordination of activities and events. Design and facilitate cross-cultural seminars in the intensive and semester programs, and monitor students’ progress throughout internships through online assignments, and monthly visits and seminars held at Walt Disney World®.  Instruct an academic reading and writing course in the semester program. Maintain database, website and develop marketing materials.  Supervise program coordinator(s) and student peer mentors.  Assist with other special projects as needed.

The Special Programs provide opportunities for groups of undergraduates from international partner universities to attend short-term intensive programs in Hospitality or Communication at FSU, or special semester long programs, followed by internships and continuing coursework at Walt Disney World®.

A Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, International Education or Intercultural Communication.

Required:  Experience teaching English as a Second Language for international students at the post secondary level.  Experience in an academic training or professional development to include intercultural sensitivity models and the cross-cultural adjustment process; Proven experience with program design and evaluation, and experience implementing ideas to strengthen program. Demonstrated ability to establish and follow timelines with attention to details.

Excellent oral, written and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part as a team as well as independently; ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff and business professionals as well as students; willingness to travel on a monthly basis.

Preferred:  Experience designing courses to meet the needs of a target population and developing lesson plans to actively engage students. Experience with desktop publishing, web pages and marketing materials; living or working abroad; working in an International Center in a university setting.

Preferred start date: May 2009

Complete online application for Job Opening ID#30252/80507 at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.  Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.
In addition to OMNI application, applicants must upload an updated resume as well as a cover letter addressing how education and professional experience meet the positions requirements.

Review of applications will begin March 16, 2009 and will continue until position is filled.

Communications Director, Better World Campaign (BWC)
United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Washington, DC

Working with members of the Better World Campaign, the Public Affairs Team, and the Partnership Development Team, the Communications Director for the Better World Campaign will develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategic domestic and international communications plan that supports the accomplishments of BWC’s programmatic and financial objectives. The Better World Campaign advocates for a strong, effective, and fully-funded United Nations (UN) system. BWC advocates for the payment of UN dues and unpaid debt in a timely manner and for the U.S. to make voluntary contributions to key UN programs. BWC mobilizes public support for a stronger U.S.-UN relationship through innovative online campaigns and provides strategic communications and issue management advice to UN leadership.

The Communications Director for Better World Campaign is a member of both the Public Affairs and the Better World Campaign. The Communications Director will report directly to the Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs and, on a dotted line basis, to the Executive Director of the Better World Campaign.

Develop a prioritized, budgeted communications plan that supports the accomplishment of Better World Campaign’s programmatic and financial objectives, that is consistent with other UN Foundation branding and messaging strategies, and that increases the visibility of the Team’s issues, the Team’s senior members, the United Nations Foundation, and its Executive Officers, and Board members.

Directly, or indirectly, implement the communications plan including print media, new media, radio, and events. More specifically, but not necessarily limited to, write and pitch press releases, schedule and staff media appearances and editorial board visits, write speeches and talking points, produce media and other events, work with the Web Team on on-line and e-mail content, liaise with other UN Foundation departments, and engage and manage consultants.

Develop effective working relationships with key national and international media outlets that focus on foreign policy, UN, State Department, appropriations, Congress and the White House.

Meet the day-to-day communications needs of the Better World Campaign.

Understand the Better World Campaign’s mission, strategy, goals, current operating plan, and event calendar.

Understand senior Better World Campaign, Partnership Development Team, and Public Affairs Team members’ objectives for communications support.


  • Minimum five years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or media outlets.
  • Experience in working on foreign policy issues and Congress, with a preference for an individual who has dealt with UN-related matters.
  • Proven ability to develop, pitch, and place stories with media outlets.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to self-manage on project management, attention to detail, and deadlines.
  • High energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also knows when to ask for counsel.
  • Ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced, often rapidly changing environment.
  • Grace under pressure.
  • Quick learner.

UNF is located at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 400 in Washington D.C. (Metro: Dupont Circle).

Salary commensurate with experience. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and anticipated contribution to the Foundation. UNF pays 100% of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance premiums for its employees and 75% of medical and vision for employees’ dependents.  In addition, UNF provides 20 days of paid vacation per year, 12 paid holidays, three personal days per year, an immediately vested 150% matching 403(b) contribution up to a limit of six-percent of employee pay, Metro Pass benefits, and flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care.

Please apply on-line at  Please upload your resume and cover letter as one document or cut and paste your cover letter into the notes section of the online application.