Future Generations Job Openings
Co-Design Your Communications Internship with future.org & future.edu
Spend a semester, trimester, or summer with Future Generations, an international nonprofit empowering communities to shape their futures through field action in six countries and a Graduate School with alumni from 33 countries.
Co-design your internship based on a specific project around one or more of the following priorities:
- Coordinate and develop written and multi-media content for www.future.org, soon to be reoriented as a global learning lab for community empowerment
- Strengthen the recruitment strategy and marketing materials for Future Generations Graduate School, which offers a Master's in Applied Community Change with concentrations in peacebuilding and conservation
- Design and develop content for publications related to international community change, peacebuilding, and conservation
- Review and amplify the social media strategies of Future Generations and Future Generations Graduate School, beginning with a focus on building from the organization's successful monthly e-newsletters
- Strengthen Search Engine Optimization for Future Generations, building off of a review of existing SEO strengths and assets
- Provide training and support for a global alumni network that seeks to grow its skills in social media, blogging, website development, and publishing research
- Other...have a skill or idea that you would like to introduce; let us know
Qualifications: We're looking for interns with a passion for international community development, peacebuilding, or community-led approaches to nature conservation who seek to build upon and put to use their communications skills in content production, storytelling, social media, graphic design, or marketing. Interns will be part of a small, dynamic, and hardworking team.
Send a letter of interest with CV, available dates, and a writing sample to: Traci Hickson, Director of Development Communications, traci *at future.org
Housing, Stipends, and Academic Support
Future Generations has free housing available (in a yurt) for up to two interns right next to our office; will offer a $200 a week stipend; and will work with school to develop learning objectives, provide internship evaluation, and make this a meaningful learning experience. Credit and non-credit internship opportunities available. In addition, an opportunity may be available for an intern to assist Future Generations Graduate School internationally as part of a one-month field residential with our students.
Job Posting: Dean, Future Generations Graduate School
Future Generations Graduate School (www.future.edu), founded in 2003, offers a two-year Master’s Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in Conservation and Peacebuilding. In addition, the Graduate School conducts research in community-based approaches to health, peacebuilding, and conservation and partners with an expanding network of alumni in 33 countries. To date, the Graduate School has graduated four classes of students with two classes currently underway.
The two-year Master’s degree program builds the skills and capacity of the world’s most promising development practitioners. A blended-learning pedagogy of online learning complemented with four one-month field residentials (one-month per term) and an applied practicum project allows students to remain in their own countries and to continue serving their communities without having to leave their jobs or families.
The Graduate School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States.
The Dean’s position entails teaching and research, along with core administrative responsibilities. The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of academic programs, supervision and guidance of the faculty, and development of short-term training opportunities with alumni and Future Generations Partners (future.org). The Dean is also responsible for management of staff, student recruitment, program development, implementation and assessment. The Dean reports to the President of the Graduate School and works with the President and the Board of Trustees on fundraising. The Dean chairs the Dean’s Council in setting Graduate School policy.
The qualified candidate shall have a doctoral degree, experience and proven track record in academic and administrative leadership, and postgraduate experience and a proven track record in international community-based development.
This position is based full-time in West Virginia and requires international travel.
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Future Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.