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  • Book writer assistant - take part in the writing of a book

    paris, Île-de-France, France Paper for All

    Are you seeking to have an impact on the world? To take part in the writing of a book? To associate your name to a noble cause and interesting book in English? An existing author is seeking for an assistant to review and write content, for publishing at the end of 2016.

    • Topic: The book is about the exponential growth of our world in eight areas, including demography, economy, technology and environment. It aims to study the effects of our civilization growth and the adverse effects it may be causing. Practical solutions will be proposed.
    • Style: The style is factual (with data), anecdote oriented/entertaining to read.
    • Audience and language: The audience is broad, the book is in English and to be published at the end of 2016.
    • Current status: The structure of the book has been made and agreed with over 15 contributors. Several parts have been written and content gathered.

    Role of the editorial assistant:

    • Review of existing content/writings (1/3 of the book)
    • Writing select parts of the book based on the structure, points and content already gathered (2/3 of the book with content gathered)
    • Research additional content
    • Contact with journalists and editorialists/publishers as appropriate

    Required Skills / Knowledge:

    • Native English speaker
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Close attention to detail
    • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Experience writing documents, essays or books
    • Bachelor or Masters degree or equivalent

    Ends February 14, 2016, 11:00 PM

  • Community Campaign Organizer [Temporary, Immediate Vacancy]

    Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
    Job Title: Community / Campaign Organizer (temporary, immediate opening; 2-3 weeks total)
    Campus/Location: Excel Academy East Boston
    Reports to: Manager of Development and Student Recruitment

    Organizational Overview:
    Excel Academy Charter Schools is a growing network of high-performing charter schools dedicated to closing the opportunity gap in the Boston area. The network currently operates three middle schools in East Boston and Chelsea and it launched its first high school in fall 2015.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Excel Academy seeks an energetic, experienced, Spanish-speaking community / campaign organizer to lead a high-intensity, metrics-driven student recruitment campaign through the month of February in East Boston.

    As a public charter school, Excel Academy is committed to serving all students tuition-free regardless of previous academic performance, special needs, or proficiency in English. Because students are admitted through a blind public lottery process, one of our top priorities is to ensure that all families in our home communities know of Excel as an outstanding option for their child. This position will be responsible for executing a high-intensity 3-week student recruitment campaign to blanket the community with particular emphasis on 5th and 9th grade applicants. This campaign will include:

    • Work with Manager of Development and Student Recruitment to create community outreach plan;
    • Distribute flyers, applications, and other printed materials to organizations and businesses frequented by local residents;
    • Recruit and manage volunteers for canvassing and flyering in public areas;
    • Leverage community organization support;
    • Generate new ideas for effective community outreach strategies.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in community organizing, advocacy, or outreach is preferred;
    • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency (spoken) is required;
    • Articulate and engaging in a variety of planned and unplanned interactions with strangers;
    • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically about engaging residents of various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds;
    • Deep respect for economic and cultural diversity;
    • Strong time management skills; driven by tight deadlines;
    • Strong collaborator; proven ability to mobilize and manage volunteers;
    • Adaptability to quickly changing circumstances;
    • Appreciation for the need for quality educational options in low-income urban areas.

    Compensation: $2,000 - $4,000 commensurate with experience, plus substantial incentive pay contingent upon the performance of the campaign. A successful campaign may open additional opportunities for exciting community engagement work.

    Would you like to apply to this job?
    Please visit https://excel.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=289 to apply or email resumes directly to jobs@excelacademy.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    Ends February 15, 2016, 5:00 AM

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  • Love Medicine: Lunch & Medicinal Teas for the Heart

    Valentine's Day is a great time to cultivate the heart! Experience a lunch with herbs and medicinal teas that cultivate the heart and stimulate feelings of harmony, romance, and balance. Hosted by AIMC Berkeley professor, Lana Farson, LAc.
    Lunch and teas included.

    Starts February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM

  • Dating While Progressive (@SoJust Singles Party)

    Tired of online dating? Have room for more love in your life? Ready to meet great like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for our annual Dating While Progressive event, a fun and welcoming singles party!*

    RSVP at www.SoJust.org - newcomers always welcomed.

    This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by several progressive organizations, including Bisexual Resource Center, Boston Queer Polyamorous Women's Group, City Awake, Future Boston Alliance, New Leaders Council - Boston, and One Brick Boston.

    Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It's time to meet the friendly faces of the group that's grown to over 2800 members, hosted over 210 events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 9+ years ago.

    Cost: $10-$20 collected at the door. Every $10 receives a raffle ticket to win the door prize. Also, use your raffle ticket to vote on which domestic violence support organization receives 25% of the proceeds.

    A great spread of complimentary appetizers will be provided.

    THIS IS NOT A MEETING - IT'S A FUN SINGLES PARTY!

    No Program. No Speaker. (No Speed Dating.) Just Us. For Justice.

    YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

    As always we'll help you mix and mingle - so no worries if you're new to SoJust, plus we'll have "I'M LOOKING FOR", "ASK ME ABOUT" tags and a flirty bingo ice-breaker. Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND FRIENDS - movements are built on RELATIONSHIPS!

    HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

    Invite your friends to this Facebook event.

    Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust

    On Twitter? Follow @SoJust and SoJust's Founder @RobbieSamuels #sojust

    SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - www.sojust.orgSoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster relationship-building across issue silos.

    • The venue is open to anyone over 18 (must be 21+ to enter after 7PM) and is partially physically accessible--elevator is at the back of the main floor of the venue and bathrooms are big enough for manual, but not motor-powered, wheelchairs. Lir is across from the Hynes Convention Center. Parking near Lir can be difficult--you could get lucky or you could drive around for 30 or more minutes. There are parking garages by Back Bay station. Best bet is to take the T to Back Bay or Hynes Convention Center (which is the closest T stop).

    Starts February 14, 2016, 11:00 PM

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