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Job Openings at Our Bodies Ourselves and Vanderbilt Center for Health Services

August 20, 2008

First up, Our Bodies Ourselves has an opening for the new position of Associate Director. From the description:

This person would work closely with the current Executive Director, other senior staff, and selected Board members to assume key leadership responsibilities as the organization approaches its 40th year.

Our Bodies Ourselves provides accessible, research-based information about women’s health and sexuality and advances health and human rights within a framework of values shaped by women’s voices and a commitment to self-determination and equality. For some time, the organization has maintained a consistent profile, both in terms of visibility and financial size. A focus for the next few years is to grow the organization’s annual revenues and budget while stabilizing its fundraising capabilities and diversifying its funding sources.

A number of responsibilities and desired qualifications are outlined in the posting.

OBOS is located in Boston, MA and will be accepting applications through September 30.

Next up, Vanderbilt’s Center for Health Services is seeking a new Program Coordinator for the CASTLES program:

Communities And Students Together for Learning-Enhanced Service (CASTLES) is a service-learning program that utilizes Federal Work Study students to improve child health and safety in Nashville. CASTLES students provide service in the community, receive training from community and university based specialists, and review the scientific literature on immunization, obesity, and car seats and booster seats. Two current CASTLES projects are an after-school nutrition and fitness program and development of a community coalition to increase childhood immunization.

The CASTLES Coordinator recruits and hires 10-20 federal work study students each year, provides and coordinates their training and supervision, collaborates with community partners to operate and evaluate CASTLES programs, researches funding opportunities and prepares grant proposals.

The primary responsibilities include:
-Recruitment, orientation and training of student participants
-Monitoring and supporting CASTLES projects in the community
-Grant writing and reporting
-Expanding partnerships with community agencies

Qualifications include:
-Experience with fundraising and grant writing or desire to learn
-Experience developing community partnerships
-Experience in the non-profit or volunteer sector
-Ability to inspire and connect with students
-Ability to organize and provide interactive training and lead interactive discussions
-Ability to maintain detailed records and finish projects on time
-Knowledge of service-learning
-Knowledge of Nashville community is a plus
-Masters degree or Bachelors degree and three years experience in supervising students or managing a nonprofit project

This position requires some evening and weekend commitments.

Abbey Baird at (615-322-4179 or abbey dot baird at vanderbilt dot edu)
Barbara Clinton (615-322-4176 or Barbara dot clinton at vanderbilt dot edu)

CASTLES, part of the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University, is located in Nashville, TN.

Please feel free to pass these along to anyone you think might be interested.

Full disclosure: I write for the OBOS blog and am on the board of the Center for Health Services, but neither of these positions would force you to do any work for me. 😉

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