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Grassroots Campaigns interviewing for Assistant Canvass Directors

Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview top students to join our teams as Assistant Canvass Directors!  There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now.

Students who are interested should apply directly to:  Victoria Mall

Lead Assistant Director vmall@grassrootscampaigns.com  (303)893-1268  (office) (830)279-5735 (cell)

Victoria will be holding an Information Session on Wednesday, November 9th at 5pm and 6pm in Room 150 in the Engineering ECCR wing.  This is an excellent way for you to learn more about the opportunities before your interview and hear about the positions available first-hand. Victoria encourages all to attend, and bring a friend!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment:  Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community.  Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.
  • Staff Management:  Teach canvassing/fundraising skills.  Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.  Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.
  • Canvassing:  Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
  • Administration:  Carefully track income and expenses.  Manage the budget for your office.  Process staff payroll.  Maintain records for future organizing efforts.


Qualifications:  Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.  Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.


Training:  Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will also attend week-long national classroom training.  Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff.  After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff and/or volunteers, and turf management.

Expectations:  Positions last through the 2012 Presidential Election.  Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week, including work on weekends.

Salary/Benefits: Annual salary for Assistant Canvass Directors begins at $24,000.   Staff may opt into our health care plan (PPO).  Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available.

Timing and Location: Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities nationwide (MA, NY, PA, OH, IL, IN, NM, MO, NC, CO, CA, WA, OR, TX, FL and Washington, D.C.).  Ask NAME for details.

To Apply: Contact Victoria Mall at (303)893-1268 or vmall@grassrootscampaigns.com.

Please visit our website, www.grassrootscampaigns.com, for more information about current and past campaigns.


Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam America, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, MoveOn.org Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress and Save the Children. (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.) 


Career Services Events ~ Wed. 9th – 16th

Leverage Social Media in Your Job Search: Learner’s Lunch: Wed, Nov 9, 12:00-1:00pm, Norlin E113

Are you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? Do you know how to best utilize those resources for your job search? Attend this workshop to learn effective ways to use your online presence to find jobs/internships of interest. This event is in the LIBRARY – E113 (first floor study area)

Diverse Buffs Mixer: Creating Opportunities Through Networking: Wed, Nov 9, 5:00-7:00pm, UMC Ballroom

Mix and mingle with top industry employers interested in CU’s diverse student population, diverse student groups and alumni. Special Guest & Keynote Speaker: Charles Johnson, former CU quarterback, and currently a popular sports radio talk show host with FSN Rocky Mountain, will provide valuable networking tips to ensure your future success. Employers attending may be offering internship or job opportunities, so come gain some face time with industry reps and create a first impression that’s sure to last. Appetizers and beverages will be served. This is a free event, exclusively for CU students and alums. Please rsvp on CSO Career Events.

5:00 – 5:30pm: Students & employers meet & greet.
5:30 – 6:00pm: Keynote speaker, Charles Johnson, “Creating Opportunities Through Networking”
6:00 – 6:45pm: Open networking- make some valuable connections

Companies attending: Boulder County Youth Corps, CH2M Hill, Charles Schwab, City Year, Federal Correctional Institution, FirstBank, Jackson National Life, MetLife, New York Life, Northrop Grumman, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Progressive Insurance, Sherwin-Williams, The Nielsen Company, Time Warner Cable, US Marine Corps Officer Selection, Walmart, Zayo Group.

Sponsored by Charles Schwab & Zayo Group

Linkin’ It Up (Social Media Workshop): Thurs, Nov 10, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin Library E303

This workshop will take place in Norlin Library – we’re tucked away in a hall on the 3rd floor – look for signs! In light of our ever changing technological society, the Peer Career Advisors will facilitate an innovative workshop to share resources and opportunities to market your skills using social media. The workshop will focus on the primary social media tools and how to incorporate a professional edge when using these sites.

The first half of the workshop will review best practices for Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and personal/professional websites to further your knowledge on the sites and how to use them to attract employers. The second half of the program will focus on LinkedIn with a demonstration and thorough review of the website and its benefits for students. LinkedIn is a primary professional networking site and is extremely useful and easy to use. Linkin’it up is a great way to keep up with new digital media and learn how to adequately market your skills and experience in a professional manner!

Resume Writing for GLBTQ Students and Allies: Thur, Nov 10, 6:30-8:00pm in C4C S350
Attend this interactive workshop to enhance your knowledge of resume writing so that your resume will get you the interview. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to incorporate your leadership experience in a meaningful way and how to include information that may normally be discriminated against. We’ll also cover how to identify GLBTQ friendly employers and what to do if you’re not sure how open they are. Bring any questions, a current copy of your resume, and a laptop (if you have one).Co-sponsors: Career Services, GLBTQ Resource Center, GLBT Business Leaders Alliance, and SAGE.

Resume Writing: Learner’s Lunch: Wed, Nov 16, 12:00-1:00pm, Norlin E-113 (first floor study area)

Is your resume getting you the interview??? Learn about best practices when writing a resume for a job or internship of interest.

Study & Academic Skills Workshops (SASC) ~ Nov 7-18th

The Student Academic Services Center (SASC)

November 7 -18, 2011

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


1st Things 1st! The Art of Managing Time:

Nov. 7, Mon., 1-2pm,          Fleming 244

Do you have problems managing your time?  Are you a procrastinator?  Tired of pulling all-nighters?  Learn the basic skills to succeed, taking your unique learning style into consideration


Winning at Math: Problem Solving Skills

Nov. 7, Mon, 5-6:30pm,      Fleming 104

Make yourself the master of word problems – don’t let them control you.  Learn problem-solving techniques that will enhance your mathematical thinking skills! Bring:  Textbook, an assignment with at least one word problem, problem-solving strategy from class.


Don’t Panic!  Test Anxiety/Stress Management:

Nov. 16, Wed, 11-noon,    Fleming 265B

Stress and anxiety are often

synonymous with taking exams.  Some can aid performance, but too much can

interfere.  Learn tools you can utilize to help you; we will review related study skills

strategies and direct calming techniques which can be applied while taking tests.


Winning at Math: Success Strategies:

Nov. 16, Wed,  5-6:30pm, Fleming 244

Learn to make the most of math lecture and the textbook; learn strategies for better note taking and for maximizing your study effort! Bring:  Your course notes, textbook, homework assignment sheet, most recent homework assignment, office hour schedule.


Speed Reading!

Nov. 17, Thurs., Noon-1pm, Fleming 170

Learn techniques to help you increase your rate of reading without sacrificing comprehension!

Individual Study Skill Sessions Available!

Contact Skills@colorado.edu

Student Academic Services Center, Fleming 184

(303) 492-8761, Skills@Colorado.Edu

To Register:  Colorado.edu/SASC, click on SASC Workshops, College Learning Strategies Workshops (register)

Winning at Math

Series Presented by: The Student Academic Services Center (SASC) and the Department of Mathematics. Registration not required.


Networking Opportunities ~ Diverse Buffs Mixer ~ Wed, Nov 9 5pm

Diverse Buffs Mixer: Creating Opportunities Through Networking

Wed, Nov 9, 5:00-7:00pm, UMC Ballroom


Mix and mingle with top industry employers interested in CU’s diverse student and alumni population!
Special Guest & Keynote Speaker:
Charles Johnson, former CU quarterback, and currently a popular sports radio talk show host with FSN Rocky Mountain, will provide valuable networking tips to ensure your future success.

Employers attending may be offering internship or job opportunities, so come gain some face time with industry reps and create a good first impression. Many of the employers attending are members of their company’s affinity groups (ethnic, glbtq, etc.) – so take this opportunity to learn as much as you can about company culture and the support network available.
Bring business cards. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

This is a free event, exclusively for CU students and alums. Please rsvp on CSO at http://careerservices.colorado.edu under Career Events (Diverse Buffs Mixer).


All students & alumni are welcome to attend this valuable networking event!


Sponsored by Charles Schwab!

5:00 – 5:30pm: Students meet employers. This is a great opportunity to connect with employers interested in talking with you about your career goals and internship/job search, and any questions you have about their company (what it’s like to work there, company culture, etc.).
5:30 – 6:00pm: Keynote speaker, Charles Johnson, “Creating Opportunities Through Networking” will engage the audience in networking activities.

6:00 – 6:45pm: Open networking- bring your business cards and make some valuable connections


Questions about this event? Please contact Ann.Herrmann@colorado.edu

Spring Break make an impact ~ Volunteer w/Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks is attempting to reach all students inspired
to make an impact in communities both at home and abroad.  Our
site-leaders have been hard at work planning trips centered around a
vast array of issues that we are facing on a day to day basis, and
this year the trips are shaping up our best yet.

There are some core components that Alternative Breaks fosters in
order to create a positive and lasting impact in both the students
and the communities served.

These include; education surrounding the issue area, direct
service in Boulder and communities across the globe, critical thinking
and reflection.
This year we are striving for maximum student involvement to
cultivate active citizens on our campus!

This 2012 Spring Break we are sending 10 trips focused on:

Disaster Relief – New Orleans, Louisiana
Environmental Conservation – Catalina Island, California
Human Rights- Atlanta, Georgia
Nutrition and Wellness- Austin, Texas
Youth Empowerment- Boulder Creek, California
Urban Poverty- Cincinnati, Ohio
Youth Advocacy- Kansas City, Missouri
Animal Rights- Seguin, Texas
Diversity- Fonda, New York
Youth and Illness- Orlando, Florida

We are asking you to please forward this email on to your listservs. We are looking for participation from as many different groups on campus as we can. Please let us know if you would like a representativeto come and speak at one of your
meetings as well.

For more details about these trips and for participant applications
please visit: www.colorado.edu/vrc/altbreaks. You can register online at www.regonline.com/altbreaks2012. Be sure to keep
an eye out for our upcoming summer alternative breaks’ trips as well.

Thank you.
Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks Program Coordinator

University of Colorado, Boulder

UMC 344/358



Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Undergrad Diversity Conference

Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference

The Diversity Committee has released its call for papers for the 3rd

Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference, to be held March 1.  One

hundred-word abstracts are due by Nov. 15.  Please check out our website

http://colorado.edu/pwr/diversityconference.html for all the details,

announce this to your classes, and encourage your students to submit.

Also, feel free to make copies of the flyer to distribute to your

students, or for an even easier distribution, try emailing it to your

class roster.  Thanks in advance for your help in making this event a

success for the PWR!

Dr. Andrea Feldman, Senior Instructor

University of Colorado at Boulder

317 UCB, ENVD Bldg.

Program for Writing and Rhetoric Boulder, CO 80309-0317


FAX 303-492-7877 feldman@spot.colorado.edu

Volunteer with Boulder High Students involved in Youth Radio ~ afterschool mentoring

Youth Radio and Radio Arts is a community-linked language and literacy program for second language learners at Boulder High.

The class meets five days a week 6th period (see Bell Schedule http://schools.bvsd.org/boulderhigh/bellschedule.aspx), with Wednesdays and Thursdays devoted to radio production, and Tuesday and Thursday to afterschool mentoring. The program is being offered to help youth develop their personal and public voices, to connect school learning to youth lives and interests outside of school, and to develop thee tools to represent themselves and their communities rather than be (mis)represented by the media.
Please contact: Professor Dana Walker at Dana.Walker@unco.edu if you are interested!