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Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

Campus Organizer: Multiple Locations

At PIRG Campus Action, our full time organizers work on college campuses across the country to empower students to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues. If we’re serious about climate change, we can’t afford to drag our feet—so we’re pushing cities and states to commit to 100% renewable energy, now. We rely on bees to pollinate our food, yet we’re allowing some pesticides to drive them toward extinction—so we’re working to ban these bee-killing pesticides. The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting millions of lives at risk — so we’re urging big chains like KFC to stop doing business with these farms. In short, we’re organizing to make a difference right now. We’re looking for people who have the passion and the drive it takes to win positive change on these important issues, and who aren’t afraid of hard work. If that sounds like you, consider working with us. What you’ll do If you become an organizer with PIRG Campus Action, you’ll organize and build the campus chapter into something that works — now, and for years to come. You’ll recruit hundreds of students to volunteer and get involved, and teach them how to plan and run effective campaigns through internships and on-the-ground training. You’ll build relationships with faculty and administrators, while organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns. During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll learn from some of the best organizers in the country—people who have been doing this work for more than 30 years. Locations We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon and a few other states. Pay & benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. PIRG Campus Action offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Apply here today!

 

ADP’s Civic Engagement Newsletter | June 2017 Edition

To view this newsletter in its original online format, go here.

ADP CE Newsletter HeaderWelcome to the second issue of ADP’s ADP’s Civic Engagement Newsletter in our new format. We hope you’ll take a moment to catch up on our latest work and learn about upcoming events and opporunities for engagement.

Be sure to also subscribe to the ADP blog for the latest news and updates!

– Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager


ADP Civic Engagement Award Recipients

On Thursday, June 8, ADP honored three outstanding leaders in civic engagement: The Barbara Burch Award is granted to a senior faculty member; the William M. Plater Award is granted to a chief academic officer; and the John Saltmarsh Award is granted to an early-career faculty or staff member.

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Danielle Lake, Philip Rous and Shala Mills (left to right). Photo by Greg Dohler.

The 2017 award recipients are:

  • Barbara Burch Award: Shala A. Mills, chair and professor of political science at Fort Hays State University (Kans.)
  • William M. Plater Award: Philip Rous, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • John Saltmarsh Award: Danielle Lake, assistant professor of liberal studies & inclusion and equity faculty associate at Grand Valley State University (Mich.)

Learn more about these fantastic award recipients and our annual awards program here.


2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Review

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Visual Journalism of the CLDE 2017 Opening Plenary by Ellen Lovelidge

More than 600 faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations gathered in Baltimore, Md. earlier this month for our 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting. Learn more about the conference, the speakers and our new emergent theory of change here.

And be sure to save the date: we’ll reconvene in Anaheim, California for our 2018 CLDE meeting from June 6-8.


Digital Polarization Initiative | #DigiPo

ADP’s Digital Polarization Initiative, or “DigiPo”, is an effort to build student information and web literacy by having students participate in a broad, cross-institutional project to fact-check, annotate, and provide context to the different news stories that show up in our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Check out these articles about DigiPo to explore more:

This NeimanLab story highlights how DigiPo encourages students to consider the context and origin of information in today’s highly saturated digital environment.

A recent EDUCAUSEreview article provides an in-depth explanation of DigiPo’s mission, means of operation, and collaboration with non-profit Hypothes.is to create a “DigiPo toolkit.”

To get involved in our DigiPo initiative, visit our wiki.


SAVE THE DATE!
  • June 6-9, 2018: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE) 2018
    (Anaheim, Calif.)

 

WHAT WE’RE READING

Digital Polarization Initiative Updates

You Should Join Our Wiki Project or Use Our Textbook

What is the Digital Polarization Initiative? Well, that’s complex. But joining the initiative and using it to transform your class is simple.

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