Career Opportunity – Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 pm eastern / 7 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing with DePaul students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/march7

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start August 14, 2017 in Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY, Evansville, IN, Topeka, KS,and Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.

Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program

We have news of an exciting opportunity for graduate students:

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY:  
MAYOR’S OFFICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Summer 2017
Are you interested in a fellowship that addresses urban issues and public policy and programs? Come to an orientation meeting with representatives from the Mayor’s Office on Thursday 27 October from 4:00 – 5:30 in the Dublin Room, 16th floor, School of Public Service, 14 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago.

This is an 11 week program which focuses on public safety, public education, sustainability, economic development and job creation, and fiscal matters. The Fellows will work on different data and qualitative analysis and will visit local neighborhoods.  They will visit  O’Hare, Water/Sanitation, Office of Energy, After School Matters, Millennium Park, and the Chicago Police Department/Training Academy. Fellows will also meet weekly with the Department Heads and Commissioners.

Any graduate student who is interested in public policy, public service, civic business, law, etc. should come to the orientation meeting on October 27th.

Application Deadline: 6 November 2016.

For more information and details, visit:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/supp_info/mayorsfellows.html