Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Minn IDEA Summit Oct 16

Here are the key updates you need to know about the IDEA Summit on October 16, 2015
  • Registration for the 2015 MINN IDEA Summit is up and running. Read More.
  • Marketplace Application Deadline - August 3 is the application deadline and your last change to participate in the Marketplace Showcase your organization. Read more and Apply now.
  • Call for Volunteers - We need YOU to help make the 2015 MINN IDEA Summit a success. Read More.

Greek Festival Aug 22-23, Saint Paul, MN

Aug 31 enRoute to a Global Mindset: Global Business Savvy

enRoute to a Global Mindset: Global Business Savvy

This past year, enRoute attendees have learned the art of networking and diplomacy, how to communicate effectively, and build self-assurance in an international setting. Now, we are finishing out the year at Surly Brewing Company with an exciting enRoute to Global Business Savvy – information on how to assess the risks of doing business internationally and how to succeed in the global market. There will be a short panel discussion, small group conversation, a Q & A period, time for networking, and of course, beer tasting!

The panel discussion will feature Anne D’Angelo, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota; Donovan Walsh, Founder of The Financial Services Consulting Group, a management consulting firm; and John Walthour, Vice President of Consumer Insights at UnitedHealth Group. Our panelists have more than 20 years of experience in international education, development, finance, and marketing.

Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau

The Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau is accepting applications for this year’s winter program which takes place from 20 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Applications are due by September 15, 2015!

Program Overview: 
The Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau (CSP-AP) is a three week peacebuilding and sustainable development institute for young leaders. It invites youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding, including with issues such as trauma healing, human rights and gender, restorative justice, and non-violent action. CSP-AP also aims to instill principled leadership by focusing on introspection and personal understanding, and interfaith and intercultural experiences. In addition to theoretical approaches to conflict, peace and development, the program aims to develop practical skills in negotiation, building local capacity, applied theatre in peacebuilding, community mobilization, and understanding cultures. Our goal is to endow young people with a sophisticated multi-cultural and global perspective on peace and development--and to equip future leaders with the inspiration to be the change they want to see in the world and the practical skills to do so.
Applicant requirements: 
Be between the ages of 18 and 35 • Have a high level of academic achievement • Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service • Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs • Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience • Two letters of recommendation • 500-word essay describing why you would like to participate in this program • Application form is available at our website:

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

IBTCI seeking an Admin/Finance Mgrs 5 year MMEMS project (Mozambique)

 IBTCI, Seeking Administrative/Finance Managers, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring & Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMES) project

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over eighty-five countries and has implemented over one hundred and fifty projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance.
IBTCI is currently seeking an Administrative/Finance Managers for an anticipated 5 year Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) project in Mozambique, funded by USAID. This will be a full-time office position based in Maputo, Nampula, and/or Quelimane. MMEMS will provide a range of technical assistance to USAID Mozambique's portfolio of programs.
Job Duties:
  • Maintains administrative staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Provides supplies by identifying needs for reception, switchboard, mailroom, and kitchen; establishing policies, procedures, and work schedules.
  • Provides communication systems by identifying needs; evaluating options; maintaining equipment; approving invoices.
  • Purchases printed materials and forms by obtaining requirements; negotiating price, quality, and delivery; approving invoices.
  • Completes special projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
  • Improves program and service quality by devising new applications; updating procedures; evaluating system results with users.
  • Achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring costs; analyzing variances.
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; benchmarking professional standards; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Tracking Budget Expenses, Staffing, Quality Management, Managing Processes, Organization, Coaching, Communication Processes, Disciplining Employees, Motivating Others, Promoting Process Improvement, Reporting Skills
If interested, please email your updated resume, summary of qualifications, and any questions/concerns to either or 

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

US citizens fluent in Mandarin Chinese sought for Consular Adjudicator positions

We are currently accepting applications for Consular Adjudicator LNA - Mandarin positions.

Read the vacancy announcement for more information, and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is August 12, 2015.

Consular Adjudicator LNAs serve on the front lines of a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and are critical to America’s national security. CA LNAs conduct one-on-one interviews and review supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. Requires exceptional English grammar and fluency in Mandarin.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State.

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MINN seeking membership manager

Open Position - MINN Membership Manager

MINN currently has an opening for a paid hourly MINN Membership Manager position.
The MINN Membership Manager oversees MINN’s Professional and Student paid membership program including utilizing Salesforce (a CRM) to manage operations and correspondence; maintain a monthly membership renewal cycle; and to compile data for reports. This position represents membership interests when collaborating with MINN’s other committees and Managers, such as Education and Networking events, Communications, the annual MINN IDEA Summit and when liaising with the MINN Board.

For an in-depth description, see the complete posting at the Minnesota Council of Non-Profits.
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