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Are you driven to make the world more compassionate, innovative, inclusive and sustainable?  We’ve gathered some local job opportunities seeking purpose-driven candidates looking to make an impact.  

Welcoming Communities Project Coordinator with City of Springdale

This person will help to facilitate the creation and implementation of Springdale’s Welcoming Plan, which aims to help all members of the community better integrate and access everything the city has to offer. The primary expectations of the position are to plan a community forum; plan, promote, and facilitate the Springdale Civic Academy; work with community partners; create multilingual videos and media content; and help translate City documents into multiple languages. The 12-month contracted position may earn up to $70,000 based on experience with an additional budget ($15,000) available to carry out grant programs.

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2019-2020 Open Positions at Thaden School

Named after one of the greatest aviators of her time, Iris Lousie McPhetridge Thaden, Thaden School is an independent school located in Bentonville, Arkansas. The school’s mission is to provide a balanced and challenging education that ignites in its students a passion for discovery and learning; prepares them to succeed in college; and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose and responsible global citizenship.

If you are interested in joining a diverse faculty and staff that empower students to think deeply and expansively about their potential and place in the world, see below. The school is currently seeking candidates for a number of open positions, including: Communications Manager, Counselor, Director of Culinary Services, English Faculty, Film Education Specialist, Food Education Specialist, History Faculty, Latin Faculty, Mandarin Faculty, Math Faculty, Physical Education and Wellness, Science Faculty, Spanish Faculty, Substitute Teacher, Theater Arts Faculty, and Visual Arts Faculty.

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We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

Volunteer & Program Coordinator at Apple Seeds

Apple Seeds inspires healthy living through garden-based education. For more than 10 years Apple Seeds (based in Fayetteville) has been serving Northwest Arkansas. In that time the organization has made great strides, positively impacting the community—student surveys show improved attitudes toward healthy food and heightened knowledge of nutrition. Apple Seeds provides a variety of programs, including Farm Lab, Farm to Table cooking classes, school garden education, student garden markets, and school garden workshops. Their Teaching Farm at Gulley Park reaches 8,000 kids annually and produces 5,000 pounds of produce each year that is shared with the community.

We are excited to share that they are currently on the hunt for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to join their team as the Volunteer and Program Coordinator! Through the VISTA program, the person filling this position will receive a modest living allowance (approx. $973 per month), health-care benefits, child-care assistance, and a $5,920 Education Award or approximately $1,800 post-service stipend.

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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.

Maya Angelou