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Hey friends,

My organization needs some help – with a bit of urgency – on a short-term project, and we’re looking for a particular skill set.

One of our programs is a DC-based fellowship that is currently short-staffed, so we’re seeking a person to work with us to complete the selection process for our next cohort (which starts Fall 2020). We have a pool of applicants, but need someone to:

Review and score some of the first-round written applications

Work with a team to narrow the initial pool down to semi-finalists (and then finalists)

Help refine and finalize a scoring rubric for the semi-finalists and finalists (who receive interviews)

Participate in the interviews and in final selection process.

The person can be located anywhere; participation will be remote – managed online and via video/conference calls, but we do operate in the eastern time zone. I’m guessing it’s about a two-month engagement, up to 20 hours per week, but details can be discussed. The real need is for knowledge/experience about a process like this, so anyone who has done admissions (e.g. higher ed), or program/fellowship selection, etc. is most helpful. We need someone who can hit the ground running and tackle this quickly.

Familiarity with, and understanding of the Hispanic population in the U.S. is a must, ideally the “Gen Z” (early 20s) segment. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please send any potential folks my way, and my team and I will follow up. Thanks friends!

- Marco Davis
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(ACLU-VA) is looking to hire a dynamic Director of Communications

Richmond

DEPARTMENT

Communications

DEADLINE DATE

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) is looking to hire a dynamic Director of Communications to join our Senior Leadership team. We are looking for a strong leader with expertise in traditional and online communications and advocacy, creative content, and public relations to lead the communications team and be the key spokesperson for the ACLU-VA. The Director will participate in setting organizational goals and priorities and in strategic planning, develop and manage the organization’s communications budget, and assist in raising funds to carry out the ACLU-VA mission. If you are ready to take the reigns and be responsible for the planning and execution of a communications strategy that maximizes ACLU-VA’s statewide impact and its ability to achieve its mission and established goals and objectives, then we want to hear from you. See the full job description for ations to lead the communications team and be the key spokesperson for the ACLU-VA. The Director will participate in setting organizational goals and priorities and in strategic planning, develop and manage the organization’s communications budget, and assist in raising funds to carry out the ACLU-VA mission. If you are ready to take the reigns and be responsible for the planning and execution of a communications strategy that maximizes ACLU-VA’s statewide impact and its ability to achieve its mission and established goals and objectives, then we want to hear from you. See the full job description for complete details.

Who We Are

The ACLU-VA strives to be Virginia’s premier guardian of civil liberties and a recognized champion of civil rights for all Virginians. For nearly a hundred years (50 in Virginia), the ACLU has made a profound difference in the lives of clients and community members, as well as historic contributions to our country and state. Now, more people than ever before have turned to the ACLU, to fight back against unprecedented new attacks on civil rights and liberties. The ACLU of Virginia uses integrated advocacy that brings together litigation, legislative advocacy, public education, membership and community engagement and collaboration that centers and empowers marginalized people and members of impacted communities in our work to achieve its mission and goals.

What You’ll Do

You’ll help us protect and advance the ACLU’s mission by:

Building and directing strong, well-designed, well-defined strategic communications plans and programs that promote civil liberties and civil rights across the Commonwealth and empower members, supporters and the public to help ACLU-VA achieve its mission and strategic policy objectives.;

Serving as a key spokesperson for the ACLU-VA;

Overseeing development and implementation of a strategic and targeted calendar of public speaking engagements that maximizes opportunities to build public awareness of and support for the ACLU-VA brand and its strategic objectives and programmatic goals across diverse communities and audiences statewide;

Actively training staff, board members and other community leaders to be effective ACLU-VA messengers, serving as an internal coach on effective public speaking, press interactions, writing, social media, and other communications strategies; and

Developing metrics for measuring the effectiveness of the ACLU-VA communications programs and overseeing the preparation of regular reports.

Who You Are

Our “Must Have’s”

A commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, and to racial justice and civil rights issues and an understanding that these issues are central to the overall protection of civil liberties.

Significant professional, managerial and leadership experience in strategic communications and media relations including:

Experience serving as a spokesperson for campaigns or organizations.

Experience writing, editing and producing effective communications materials for publication in print and online.

Experience effectively managing, supervising and developing individual staff, building and developing teams

Ability to identify and segment multiple audiences, determine the best distribution channels for each audience, and transform key messaging points depending on the intended audience in order to ensure the highest impact level.

Willingness and availability to work beyond the normal workday, on weekends, and/or more than 40 hours a week as necessary.

Willingness and ability to travel throughout Virginia, and occasionally to other states for conferences and training.

A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to refrain from unlawful discrimination and to comply fully with all applicable laws; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity and national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and the ability to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community.

What Else You Should Know

ACLU-VA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-VA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status and commits to comply with all applicable equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and to refrain from unlawful discrimination. Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to 90,000. To preserve the opportunity for advancement, we do not normally hire above the mid-point of the range. We offer excellent benefits include paid time off, generous paid holidays, 401k plan with employer contribution, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and income replacement during illness through a combination of annual family and medical leave, and short and long-term disability insurance.

What Now?

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, and a current resume to Claire Gastañaga, Executive Director, by email to jobs@acluva.org with “Director of Communications” in the subject line of the email. Applications can also be mailed to ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412, Richmond, VA 23219.

Submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.
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AAHHE & The National Academies of SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE Conference
September 15-16, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Marcos, Texas

Integrating Equity and Intentional Culture in STEMM Education

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society. AAHHE works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.

Learn More:
https://www.aahhe.org
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October 17- 20, 2019
Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL 33156

The National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA's membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideology. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings.

For more information contact: conference@nlpa.ws
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The PhD Project
25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, November 22, 2019
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL

This year marks The PhD Project's 25th anniversary. In the quarter century since our 1994 inception, the number of African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American business professors has quintupled. Most recently, we announced that two our members reached the pinnacle of their academic career by achieving the rank of President.

Our 25th anniversary is a moment to reflect on our progress, commemorate our achievements and look towards the future.

For more information: https://www.phdproject.org
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Job Opportunities:

I'm working with a world renowned Silicon Valley fund to fill the following 3 positions to startup a Puerto Rico-based educational project to train Puerto Ricans in machine learning and deep learning (also known as artificial intelligence):

* CEO;
* Director of Operations; and,
* AI Instructor (a full-time job based in PR).

The most important need right now is the AI Instructor. The placements all set: Every Puerto Rican we train has a guaranteed job in Silicon Valley.

Could you please spread the word with your 1-million closest friends?

Also, should you know of anyone who might be interested, please tell them to email me at ycompanys@gmail.com or via private message.

Thanks,
Yosem Companys
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Happy 25th anniversary Hermanas!

On March 26, 1993,
starting at Yale University,
10 young women came to be
Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority!
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Amistad line crossed on November 22, 1997.

Congratulations Dawn, Marilu, Jobina, Nadia, Melissa, Celena, and Ivonne on the
founding of Delta Chapter!
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Beta Chapter's Pasion y Fe line crossed on today's date in 2003.

Congratulations Cindy and Stephanie!
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Beta Chapter's Determinadas line crossed on today's date in 2006.

Congratulations Kat!
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Beta Chapter's Sensatez line crossed on today's date in 1999.
Congratulations Bertha!
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Hoping Hermanas enjoy the end of the Day of the Dead celebrations. Here's some events in Aurora - just because! 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Delta Chapter's Unidad y Fuerza line crossed on today's date in 1998. Congratulations Yvonne and Clarissa! ... See MoreSee Less

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Almost 20 years in perfect condition. Then I get a puppy... #PuppyProblems #HermanaGifts ... See MoreSee Less

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Poder de Vision crossed on today's date in 1999. Congratulations Victoria, Hortencia, Alexandra, Amy, Lorena, Monica, and Selena on the founding of Epsilon Chapter! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 24th anniversary to the founding Hermanas of Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority, Inc./Alianza de Raices Latinas Hermanas! Congratulations and thanks to all your efforts, bringing together women across the country: Founders Jacqueline Fermin Landaeta, Leticia Martinez, Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Esperanza Weng, Eve Rojas, Onica Cole, Lisa Landry, Nancy Lupano, Melissa Diaz Bonilla and Lydia Marquez! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beta Chapter's Justas line crossed on today's date in 2004. Congratulations Erika! ... See MoreSee Less

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Alpha Chapter's Esperanza line crossed today in 1996. Congratulations Nakia! ... See MoreSee Less

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Epsilon Chapter's Razas Ganas Poder line crossed on today's date in 2004. Congratulations Linda, Betty, Samantha, and Lizette! ... See MoreSee Less

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"Epsilon Chapter's Estrella Intocable line crossed on today's date in 2000. Congratulations Danelle!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Beta Chapter's Borinquena line crossed on today's date in 1998. Congratulations Isis, Jennifer, and Danielle! ... See MoreSee Less

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Delta Chapter's Unidas en Distancia line crossed on today's date in 2001. Congratulations Annika, Susan, Eva, Chriselda, Sarah, Josie, and Adriane! ... See MoreSee Less

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A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority. May it be a year of growth and greatness. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beta Chapter's Fuerza Inesperada line crossed on today's date in 2002. Congratulations Evelyn! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours this holiday season from the Hermanas of Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority! ... See MoreSee Less

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Amistad line crossed on November 21, 1997. Congratulations Dawn, Marilu, Jobina, Nadia, Melissa, Celena, and Ivonne! ... See MoreSee Less

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Epsilon Chapter's Unidas en Diversidad line crossed on today's date in 2002. Congratulations Krystyl, Adriana, Carmen, and Alex! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beta Chapter's Sensatez line crossed on today's date in 1999. Congratulations Bertha! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mexico City celebrating el Dia del los Muertos! ... See MoreSee Less

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Delta Chapter's Unidad y Fuerza line crossed on today's date in 1998. Congratulations Yvonne and Clarissa! ... See MoreSee Less

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There are a lot of different types of poverty to consider, especially today on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

https://youtu.be/yMGI3BCcC2w
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