Friday, December 19, 2008

Job Fair - IU Summer Camps

IU Summer Camp Jobs Fair
Feb. 25th
IMU Alumni Hall
(Over 60 Camps Attending)

Attention Students: Working at a camp is a great opportunity for IU students to enhance their transferable skills in communication, problem solving, leadership, and
event planning. Working at a camp can be an invaluable experience to have on a resume! Match your special skills this summer with a job that is fun, exciting, and offers you a valuable
learning experience. Also this is a great way to get experience while having a PAID Summer Internship/Job! Visit our website to see which camps are attending.

Position Announcement - DCTV


Member Services Manager


This is a very high-profile position and we are seeking a candidate who offers strong professionalism, excellent customer service skills, and great attention to detail. Only candidates with two to five years of prior experience in coordinating/managing membership services and/or similar experience in marketing and/or public relations, will be considered.

The Member Services Manager (MSM) plays a highly visible role within the organization and among the membership. The MSM is directly responsible for building the membership of the organization through recruitment/retention programs targeting individuals and non-profits. The MSM leads the maintenance of membership records and statistics, and oversees timely intake of new and renewing members.

In addition, the MSM works with key staff to help ensure fair, non-discriminatory access to the facilities for the public, through implementation of the corporation’s policies, rules and procedures. This position also serves as the primary staff resource for volunteer leaders and works closely with other departments within DCTV to foster an effective partnership connecting staff and members.

II. RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

1. Work directly with organizations on a day-to-day basis to determine communication needs, ways DCTV can support them, and to support organizational members in successfully using DCTV’s resources and facilities.
2. Support outreach initiatives and conduct outreach as needed.
3. Maintain membership database and other membership records.
4. Communication with organizations; serve as primary link among DCTV departments and functions during all phases of activities and interaction with organizational members.
5. Lead and manage or provide support to projects and events as needed.
6. Provide support to development activities.
7. Develop recommendations on updates of membership fee structure and operating policies and procedures.
8. Conduct and manage intake of all new members. Ensure all member intake, records and tracking procedures are correctly and reliably implemented, including training of staff. Follow up to with members and/or staff to complete missing records, and to correct or clarify info as needed.
9. Address all members’ incidents and complaints, including investigating circumstances, addressing problems, and communicating response in timely manner.
10. Develop, coordinate and supervise member volunteer involvement for organization initiatives and activities.
11. Create records on all member activities, special projects and events, including as needed to support outreach and development initiatives, and provide completed records to central files.
12. Responsible for the development and implementation of all content for the for the website, newsletter and member communications. Work with key departments to ensure content meets the goals of the organization and membership service.
13. Assist in coordinating new member orientations, including sending invitations to board and new members, accepting RSVP's, and making reminder calls.
14. Develop and implement with appropriate staff, strategies to strengthen member involvement and networking, build the DCTV community, and implement strategies.
15. Develop and implement mechanisms to evaluate member services and DCTV’s role and effectiveness in the communities of the city, including surveys, focus groups, etc.
16. Develop means for members to evaluate the impact of their programs, work with members to support implementation, and track, obtain and compile the results.

On-site availability is required Monday through Friday. General hours of availability are noon to 8:30 pm; flexibility required according to organization needs, and may include shifting availability to Saturdays or to administrative hours between 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., or to coincide at times with production operating hours to 10:15 pm weekdays to accommodate meetings, events, etc. The position is a primary point of contact for the public and reliable availability to the public is essential.

Proficient in the use of computers. Software includes:
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Acrobat • Adobe Premiere • Facility with content management websites, database function and use, Internet capabilities (e.g. e-blasts, social networking, uploading video and data to target websites, survey monkey) • Constant Contact or similar e-mail distribution applications


Bachelor’s degree required, minimum 2 to 5 years prior experience in coordinating/managing membership services. Similar experience in marketing and/or public relations. Strong commitment to First Amendment communication and non-discriminatory access required.

Also required is an energetic, positive attitude; excellent communication and people skills; excellent writing skills; strong design and layout skills; excellent organizational ability and attention to detail; excellent ability to understand principles of policy and exercise judgment in implementation and application; superior ability to track projects and workflow and to communicate consistently, clearly and thoroughly with all involved parties; creativity; and strong work ethic and analytical skills.

Background in organizing quality television productions desirable.


Send Cover Letter, Full Resume, and, if applicable,

Human Resources
DCTV/Public Access Corporation of DC
901 Newton Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter Break

CMCL Department Staff will be closing all offices at noon on Tuesday, December 23rd and will reopen on Monday, January 5th at 8:00am. Classes resume on Monday, January 12th

George Mason University Filmmaking MFA Scholarships/Fellowships

The deadline for the Film & Fiction Scholarship is January 15. The scholarships offer up to $10,000 for students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking, fiction writing, screenwriting or playwriting. Finalists are judged by our MFA Review Committee made up of professionals in the film and literary industries. For more information please visit the program website at

Students might also be interested in the Humane Studies Fellowships which provides up to $12,000 a year in tuition and stipend to undergraduate and graduate students, including creative arts students. This year we awarded over $600,000.

Free Speech Radio News Employment Opportunites

FSRN is hiring two positions, a Development Manager/Outreach
Coordinator and a General Administrator. Details are below.

Part-Time Development Manager/Outreach Coordinator

Free Speech Radio News is looking for a creative, passionate and
experienced development professional to join our worker-run

Free Speech Radio News is the only collectively run daily news
program in the United States, and is broadcast on more than 100
stations across the country. FSRN has reporters in 40 states and 50
countries and aims to provide news that brings to light voices from
the grassroots and the disenfranchised. We are at a critical moment
in our development, and are looking for a capable fundraising and
outreach professional to help us become financially independent and
grow. Since its inception, FSRN has been funded primarily through the
Pacifica Network. We are now looking to develop alternative sources
of income so that our funding base is diverse and steady. A
consultant is currently a developing a strategy for this purpose, and
the Development Coordinator will help implement that strategy.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will have two years of
fundraising experience with a successful track record. The candidate
will ideally also be able to formulate development strategies that
will allow us to reach an annual target of $600,0000 - $800,000.
Experience in individual donor campaigns, major gifts, writing
grants, and creating web traffic are all valuable skills for this
position. Expanding distribution of our newscast is another aspect of
this position.

As a collective, decisions at FSRN are made in a decentralized

Consequently, the ideal candidate must be comfortable with this kind
of process and be able to work effectively with it. Also due to the
collective nature of the organization, the Development
Manager/Outreach Coordinator must be able to function with a high
level of autonomy.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in marketing, database
management software, graphic design, and basic HTML. Experience in
and support of non-commercial media. Experience working with
volunteers. Preference given to candidates in the Bay Area, CA.
However, we will consider candidates that meet the above
qualifications who live in any major metropolitan area.

Duties include:

A. Fundraising

Write grants and maintain grant records and reporting Develop and
cultivate relationships with all funders Create and implement major
donor campaigns Maintain and expand donor database Perform Bulk Mail
appeals Create and implement web-based fundraising Oversee and expand
station donations Support special events organized by FSRN reporters,
affiliate stations, supporters, etc.

B. Outreach

Maintain communications with affiliate stations Keep a current
broadcast schedule for all radio stations carrying FSRN Do outreach
to new stations to increase FSRN's carriage Create and maintain
station email list for notifications and press release distribution
Attend and coordinate outreach for relevant media conferences
Maintain and update FSRN promotional materials including brochures,
postcards, web banners, etc.

Create, oversee and distribute fundraising premiums Monitor radio
e-groups and participate as necessary Design, implement and oversee
national ad campaigns Serve on Finance Committee Report to Steering
Committee, Board and Staff on fundraising and outreach efforts Train
and coordinate volunteers and interns for outreach work

Other duties as required

Location: Home office. Candidates must have their own computer,
reliable internet connection, telephone number for business purposes,
Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks.

Candidates must be able to attend weekly meetings usually scheduled
between 9 AM – 7 PM US Eastern.

Hours: The position is currently 30 hours/week, but could expand to
full-time contingent on available funding. We provide a flexible work
schedule, paid holidays and the opportunity to participate in an
egalitarian worker-run structure.

Pay: $18.75/hour

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and four references to by December 15, 2008. Please put the title of the
position in the subject line.

Part-Time General Administrator

Free Speech Radio News is hiring a general administrator to join our
worker-run collective.

Free Speech Radio News is the only collectively run daily news
program in the United States, and is broadcast on more than 100
stations across the country. FSRN has reporters in 40 states and 50
countries and aims to provide news that brings to light voices from
the grassroots and the disenfranchised.

The general administrator serves as a liaison between daily news
staff, FSRN's Steering and Finance Committees and the Board of
Directors, facilitating communication and projects between various
FSRN bodies, including paid staff and volunteers. This administrator
also develops and oversees the budget, provides support to our
bookkeeper, coordinates short and long-term projects, and assists
with fundraising and outreach as needed.
This position provides general administrative support to the
organization, ensuring that FSRN's internal processes runs smoothly.

FSRN operates as a non-hierarchical collective with decision- making
power shared between the staff, the members (FSRN reporters), the
Steering Committee and Board. Note there is no central manager or
executive director who oversees Free Speech Radio News. As a
worker-run collective, we endeavor to balance the individual's
control of their work with shared decisions in policy and procedure.

This Administrative position is key in facilitating decisions,
meetings and shared work among the FSRN collective. All applicants
should have prior experience working or volunteering with
non-hierarchical collectives.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate has administrative, managerial
and non-profit media experience. Candidates should be self-
motivated, able to function with a high level of autonomy and able
to work productively within FSRN's decentralized structure.
Candidates should have the ability to work independently and as a
team, as well as the ability to develop and maintain databases,
filing and other organizational systems.

Experience with Quickbooks and other database programs essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in graphic design, marketing,
and basic HTML. Experience in worker-run collectives and working
with volunteers.

Location: Home office. Candidates must have their own computer,
reliable Internet connection, telephone number for business
purposes, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks.

Candidates must be able to attend weekly meetings usually
scheduled between 9 AM – 7 PM US Eastern.

General Administrator responsibilities include:

Act as the spokesperson and point person for the collective under
the guidance of the staff, committees and board.

Develop the budget in consultation with staff, committees and
board; monitor budget to ensure adequate cash flow.

Reconcile bank accounts monthly

Enter weekly payroll journal records into Quickbooks Prepare a
monthly "Budget vs Actual" Profit & Loss statement and Balance
Sheet for the Finance Committee.

Manage FSRN email traffic at general e-mail; update and maintain
the FSRN wiki.

Maintain and update the membership and reporter lists; manage the
FSRN database Ensure good internal communication and adherence to
all policies between different areas of the collective.

Serve on Fundraising and Finance Committees Assume long and short-
term projects in conjunction with the Steering and Editorial
Committees to maintain and improve FSRN's organization and newscast.

Coordinate work of committees and staff to keep projects moving
and ensure that policies are developed and implemented Attend
relevant committee and board meetings, take minutes and post to
FSRN wiki; give monthly reports to the steering committee and
board Keep the collective informed as to new developments,
meetings, etc.

Coordinate the Annual General Meeting with the Steering Committee
and Board.

Assist Development Manager/Outreach coordinator as necessary

Hours: The position is currently 20 hours/week, but could expand
to full-time contingent on available funding. We provide a
flexible work schedule, paid holidays and the opportunity to
participate in an egalitarian worker-run structure.

Pay: $18.75/hour

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and four references to by December 15, 2008. Please put the title of the
position in the subject line.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

National College Funny Film Competition

RooftopComedy is looking for the funniest college filmmakers in the country! The National College Funny Film Competition is a nationwide search for the most cutting-edge and hilarious student films out there. We received submissions from 32 colleges & universities last year, and we couldn't get enough.

This year, we're opening up the Funny Film Competition to all college students. As long as students are enrolled in at least one class at any U.S. college in 2009, they can enter the competition!

Submissions are being accepted NOW until February 28, 2009.

All formats are accepted.
Comedy films only.
Films must be under 5 minutes.
Submit as many as you want - it's FREE!

For more information or to submit a film, check out

The Curtis R. Simic Scholarship For Leaders

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:January 13, 5:00 p.m. - Submit to DUGS Phaedra Pezzullo

The Curtis R. Simic Scholarship For Leaders

Herman B Wells, April 8, 1960, the last word in his memo to faculty announcing his retirement from the Presidency of Indiana University.
Published in Being Lucky: Reminiscences & Reflections

The best leaders—in public life, in corporate circles, and certainly in higher education—beget leadership. They invest precious resources of energy, talent, commitment, and vision to produce new resources that will bloom and mature to serve the next generation of institutions.

Curt Simic is such a leader. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana University Foundation in July 2008, culminating a distinguished 44-year career in higher education fundraising.

To honor Curt and his distinguished leadership and service to Indiana University, the Indiana University Foundation Board of Associates, the advisory board to the Student Foundation program, established Onward: The Curtis R. Simic Scholarship for Leaders.

Onward: The Curtis R. Simic Scholarship for Leaders will be awarded to Indiana University Bloomington students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to positive engagement in the Indiana University community. Full-time juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will qualify and both in-state and out-of-state students are eligible. The scholarship awards will be in an amount equal to the cost of in-state tuition for one year at Indiana University Bloomington.

Nomination of Candidates and Selection of Recipients
IU Bloomington faculty and staff are invited to nominate candidates for the scholarships. Please submit this form by January 23, 2009 to:
Onward! Curtis R. Simic Scholarship for Leaders
c/o Jonathan Purvis
PO Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402
Nominee Information
Email Phone
Year in School Cumulative GPA
Hometown State
Student activities and leadership positions held:
Organization Position
Organization Position
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Nominator Information
Name Title
IU Department/Division
Email Campus phone
Please include a 250-500 word letter of recommendation