Social Action Fund awards grant to inspire philanthropy in young people

first_img The Government’s Social Action Fund has awarded £303,800 to The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) to raise awareness of philanthropy among young people in England. The project currently works with 10,000 young people, developing skills through hands-on experience of philanthropy and providing them with ‘real life’ experiences of charitable giving.The project involves working with school pupils who, as a team, select a local charity that best addresses their chosen issue. They interview staff and beneficiaries before preparing a presentation for a judging panel with the best team winning a £3,000 donation for their charity.The new funding from the Social Action Fund will enable the London-based project to expand to the Midlands and North West, enabling a total of 18,000 pupils to participate.Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, said: “The money we have awarded through the Social Action Fund means this hugely successful initiative can extend its reach beyond London enabling more young people to support local good causes. It will broaden young people’s horizons, empower them to address community issues and gives them real opportunities to develop their teamwork and presentation skills. Head teachers across the country should embrace this programme.”www.thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org/our-funds/social-action-fund/winners/ Howard Lake | 15 June 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Social Action Fund awards grant to inspire philanthropy in young people  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Why Do We Grow All This Corn?

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 29, 2013 Previous articleFall Burndown has its Spring BenefitsNext articleIndiana FFA 2013 Truck Stampede Winner Announced Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Why Do We Grow All This Corn? Facebook Twitter SHARE Combine harvesting cornAs the combines roll across millions of acres of farmland in the US this time of year, hundreds of millions of non-farm consumers drive by on interstates and county roads and ask, “Why do we grow all this corn?” It is a logical question when you have no idea what you are looking at and have no idea how the farm economy impacts your daily life.  Research has shown that a large number of those motorists believe the corn they see flying past their windows is actually sweet corn, or popcorn, or canned corn, or corn oil.  Some believe the corn they see is being used to make ethanol, while others know it is for livestock feed. Of course, to a certain extent, they are all correct — although the actual percentages in each category would surprise most. Harvest represents an opportunity to take advantage of people’s curiosity and provide some education about corn.According to the National Corn Growers Association, the average American consumes 25 pounds of corn per year. When consumers think of corn consumption, they tend to think of corn products they know such as sweet corn, popcorn, corn flakes, or corn oil.  Corn, however, can be found in a wide variety of food products that do not have corn in their name. Sixty-two percent of a kernel of dent corn is starch which makes it ideal for a variety of industrial uses including carpeting, sandpaper, glue, shoe polish, fireworks, and tires.  Less than 20% of the kernel is protein and fiber and only 3.8% oil — the parts most used for food.Corn is king in the US; it is the largest crop grown by American farmers and makes the US the world leader in corn production, accounting for 32% of all the corn grown in the world.  Why we grow so much corn (about 87 million acres each year) is because we can.  As Dr. Bob Thompson points out, the US is the only place in the world that has the climate, soil, water, and topography to produce corn in the amounts we do.   And it is a good thing we do because, without this level of production, the world — including the US — would be a hungrier place. About 200 million bushels of corn are used to produce food products, about 400 million bushels go into producing corn sweeteners, 135 million bushels for beverages and alcohol, just under 2 billion bushels for feeding beef animals, 1.5 billion to feed chickens, and about a billion bushels for producing pork.Being the biggest crop, corn has become the target for those who oppose modern agriculture. The biotechnology bashers are especially critical of corn since 82% of the corn produced in the US is GMO corn. What the fear mongers fail to mention is that, of that 82%,  more than half (52%) is stacked trait hybrids which means they have a natural resistance to disease and insects. This means a farmer has to use less, or in some cases no, fungicides and insecticides on his crop.   In short, biotech corn which has NO proven ill effects is actually more environmentally friendly than non-GMO corn.Anti-ethanol advocates also like to pick on corn. They thrust with a two pronged argument: that too much good food producing corn is being used for fuel, and that ethanol is driving up the cost of corn and, thus, food.  Despite the fact both of these charges have been disproven time after time, they still get quoted by the media and circulated on the internet with regularity.  Corn used in ethanol production peaked in 2010 and has been declining ever since. About 4.5 billion bushels of corn was used for ethanol in 2012.  But that is only part of the story, a large percentage of that corn was returned to the food chain in the form of by-products produced after the ethanol process is complete. Ethanol has also kept gasoline prices lower than they would have been otherwise. And, corn prices have been cut in half in 2013, so the grocers will have to find someone else to blame for their continued high food prices.Next time someone asks “Why do we grow all this corn?” just give them the facts.  If, however, you are too busy harvesting this $80 billion crop, give them a copy of this article and tell them to drive to their local fast food outlet in their car on tires and fuel that contain corn, sit in a plastic chair made from corn, and eat a hamburger made from corn fed beef while drinking a soft drink made with corn sweetener, and read this article on why we grow so much corn.By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Why Do We Grow All This Corn? SHARElast_img read more

‘More Than a Word’ screening addresses Native American based mascots

first_imgCarolina Olivares Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. printThe filmmakers of “More Than a Word” once dreamed of playing hockey for North Dakota University.John Little, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, said he was an avid fan until his mother took him to a game.“I realized there was a problem when I heard fans yell ‘Kill the Indians,’” he said. Little and his brother, Kenneth, came to TCU recently for a screening of their movie and discuss the ongoing debate of using indigenous people as mascots.North Dakota’s mascot from 1930 to 2012, was the Fighting Sioux. It was changed to the Fighting Hawks after a referendum.  “More Than a Word” highlights the 2005 debate between the university and the NCAA. The state Board of Higher Education and the state legislature became involved and the question was put to voters.“More Than a Word” filmmakers Kenneth and John Little discussing the making behind their film to the TCU audience Wednesday evening. Photo by Carolina Olivares.The film also focuses on the debate about NFL team the Washington Redskins.  The brothers said “the R-word,” dates back to genocides of Native Americans in the 1400s when they were skinned.“We wanted to create something that would continue the conversation,” Kenneth said of the movie. They discussed the history of the NFL team, which started as the Boston Braves. Owner George Marshall changed the name to the Boston Redskins when the team moved to Fenway Park.In a 1933 interview with the Associated Press, Marshall said he changed the name to avoid confusion with Boston’s baseball team, then known as the Braves.He said his decision was not tied to the fact that there were Native Americans on the team.“The fact that we have in our head coach, Lone Star Dietz, an Indian, together with several Indian players, has not, as may be suspected, inspired me to select the name Redskins,” Marshall said.A 1933 news article quoting former Boston Redskins team owner, George Marshall, on the name decision. Credit to Hartford Courant.The 1898 1st edition of Merriam-Webster’s, the Collegiate, defines “redskin” as “A North American Indian; ––often contemptuous.” Over time the definition has evolved but as of 2003 the 11th edition defines it as “usually offensive.”Redskins fans interviewed in the film said the team name is not meant to be offensive and the possible name change is only being debated because society wants to be more “politically correct.”Sophomore business major Gabe Lemon agreed: “Native Americans should be grateful that they are being honored.”  Sophomore business major Michael Lloyd said he viewed the mascot as a homage to the team’s fight in each game.“I am against change in general, the mascot is iconic and shows power,” Lloyd said. “The Redskin is another image as a warrior as what represents the team’s grit and strength.”Others said the bravery of Native Americans had nothing to do with sport.They faced rampant racism so they handled those situations as moments of honor, said Diana Parton, a citizen of the Cato nation and a descendant of the Yuchi nation who attended the screening.“They are survivors of the war and we are not,” Parton said.  The film took the audience through a time when the Washington team had a group of Native Americans attend a halftime show in honor of their culture. Many argued that if Native Americans don’t like the mascot then they should not attend these events.Napa High School students protesting in favor of the removal of the Indian mascot. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center.But researchers have found that staying away may not be the solution.Images of Native Americans mascots result in harmful psychological effects, according to “The Harmful Psychological Effects of the Washington Football Mascot,” compiled by Michael A. Friedman, Ph.D.“Not only do mascots have a direct effect on Native American self-esteem, mood, community confidence and sense of achievement, but they also perpetuate negative associations of and attitudes towards Native Americans among non-Native American groups,” according to Friedman’s research.Parton said people should see the issue as more of a community-wide effort regarding mental health.“To address the stereotype issue I would encourage all parents to understand what the use of a stereotype, in general, does to the psyche of the people that are exposed to it,” Parton said.She said a suggestion would be to take away the race aspect and focus on the issue of mental health.First-year student Austin Merkel said he supports the mascot change because it would be positive for the people that find it offensive and he would continue to support the team.“I think it could be an opportunity to make the team more of something that everyone, including Native Americans who are offended by the name, could root for and rally around for,” he said.Merkel said he hopes the team keeps the current colors and finds a new name such as the Redhawks because if implemented correctly the new name could create excitement around the franchise and lead to a potentially bigger, more passionate fan base.Dr. Scott Langston, a professor of religion, who helped organize the film screening, said he hoped to bring more awareness to the obstacles the Standing Rock Sioux tribe face.“Listen to native peoples,” Langston said. “Learn from them, follow their lead and respect their cultures that provide serious answers to many of the problems our society has today.” Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ + posts Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Professor of religion Scott Langston introducing “More Than a Word” filmmakers, John and Kenn Little, to the TCU audience Wednesday evening. Photo by Carolina Olivares. Boschini pushes to change alert system company ReddIt Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Previous articleThe Skiff: February 22, 2018Next articleTCU women’s basketball shuts down Texas Tech, wins 72-60 Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini questions English-only alert system Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Student expected to launch sports betting app Linkedin Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

Brother of former Limerick hurler killed in overseas crash appeals for…

first_imgLinkedin A brother of a former Limerick hurler who was killed in an overseas road crash, has appealed for people to support an online fundraiser, set up to assist his sibling’s widow and young family.Paul Carey, (41), from Patrickswell died from injuries sustained in the collision, in Dubai, on November 6th last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His pregnant wife Anna, their son Fionn (5), along with extended family, have been left devastated by the tragedy.The Paul Carey Memorial Fund was set up yesterday Wednesday, via GoFundMe.com with a target of reaching at least €40,000.Appealing for people to support his late brother’s memorial fund, Sean Carey said: “Paul was swiped in a flash over in Dubai, thousands of miles away, in another country. Anna was suddenly left with her young son and a baby due in February.”“Anna is due in February, and god willing there will be a but of joy in the new year. We would really appreciate any kind of support at all.”Sean Carey said Paul’s sudden death was like “an asteroid” hitting the family.Family friend, Cynthia O’Connell, who organised the memorial fund, said proceeds would go towards supporting Paul’s family in meeting “funeral expenses, legal costs” and their “relocation” to Patrickswell from Dubai.“They had been relocating here so Anna still has those expenses; she has her five year old son; and she’s expecting her baby in the new year. So, she’s trying to cope with her grief and be a full time mother and do so much, so this is to help her with ongoing costs and her expenses for the immediate future, and to try and get her on a stable footing.”“They’re devastated and in shock obviously, it’s been surreal, really,” she added.Mr Carey had been teaching English and Religion in Dubai, and was making last minute arrangements to join his wife and son who had travelled ahead of him to Patrickswell where they had planned to permanently relocate from the United Arab Emirates.“He was full of life, handsome, engaging, witty, charming, funny and a tough but fair sportsman,” said Ms O’Connell.She explained that “the grief and loss” felt by Mr Carey’s family was “incomprehensible”, and that, “wilst we may not be able to take away the pain for Anna and Fionn at this time, we would like to take away some of their financial burden”.“In memory of Paul we wish to raise funds to ensure support for Anna, Fionn and the couples unborn baby with ongoing expenses”.A minute’s silence was observed before the throw-in at this year’s Munster Hurling Final, honouring Mr Carey, who had hurled for Limerick and Patrickswell, and who captained the club to its 18th senior hurling championship title in 2003.The Carey family, including Mr Carey’s brothers and legendary retired Limerick hurler Ciaran, along with Sean, Pa, Nigel, Kevin, and their nephew and present day All Star Limerick hurler Cian Lynch, are steeped in Limerick GAA.Speaking at her husband’s funeral, held in Patrickswell, Anna Carey said: “I only had ten years with Paul but as broken hearted as I am today, in the darkest and saddest moments, I have realised how lucky I have been.”“We had ten amazing years of the deepest love and partnership that I could have ever imagined. Paul made me feel supported, understood, respected and completely and utterly loved and I will carry that with me always,” Ms Carey added.Mr Carey’s months mind mass takes place tomorrow, Thursday, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Patrickswell, with numbers restricted due to present COVID-19 guidelines on religious services.To donate to the Paul Carey Memorial Fund visit: https://ie.gofundme.com/f/paul-carey-memorial-fund. Previous article#NewMusic: Bleeding Heart Pigeons RemixedNext article‘All My Days’ – debut solo album from Limerick musician John Steele David Raleigh Advertisement Twitter Printcenter_img NewsBrother of former Limerick hurler killed in overseas crash appeals for support for memorial fund to help deceased’s widow and young familyBy David Raleigh – December 3, 2020 826 Email WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: June 18

first_img DAILY OIL PRICE: June 18 Facebook Oil Barrels Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsIn the Pipeline Twitter Crude Oil: 53.90  (+1.97).Nymex MTD AVG:  52.9600.Natural Gas: 2.325   (-0.058).Gasoline: 1.7214   (+0.0306).Spreads: July/August   (-.21)   August/September   (-.08).Plains WTI Posting: 50.50   (+2.25) WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleWarriors use late run to pull away from Pacers, 111-107Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 21 Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Pinterestlast_img read more

Donegal to get slice of harbour & slipway repair funding

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Funding of almost €173,000 has been announced for works on six harbours and slipways across the county.It comes as part of a national €2.2 million euro package announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed, which will be shared across Donegal and 11 other local authorities.The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbours.€30,000 has been announced for Darney Pier in Bruckless for works to the slipway, railings and safety signage as necessary.The slipway at Curransport will also receive attention with the addition of improved lighting and navigation lighting for the ferry service. Funding of €45,000 has been allocated there.€22,500 of the funding will provide navigation lighting to mark submerged rocks at Rutland and indicate safe access for vessels to Burtonport.Inch Pier will benefit from €12,000 for surface repairs, signage and railings.€18,000 has been allocated to Creevy pier for same.and €45,000 of the cash injection will be used to improve berthing facilities at Leharden Newbridge.The total investement in Co. Donegal is €172,500. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleHouse prices continue to rise in DonegalNext articleHolders of UK licences urged to exchange before Brexit deadline News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Donegal to get slice of harbour & slipway repair funding Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter By News Highland – April 1, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

International news: Uniglobe staff to work on exchange programme

first_img Comments are closed. Staff at Uniglobe Travel are to be given the opportunity to work on an exchange programme at its offices around the world. Experienced staff who have worked for Uniglobe for two years can apply for a job swap of one to three months in one of the company’s 1,140 offices. Most of the offices are in North America, but the company also has branches in 20 other countries, including Kuwait, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Peru and Venezuela.Report highlights health and safety risks at work A report on health and safety at work in the European Union has highlighted the risks faced by workers in all sectors of the economy, including the expanding European service economy. The report, by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, was carried out at the request of the European Commission. The results confirm findings of earlier studies that jobs in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport still top the list of “occupations most at risk”.Women win more opportunities in public healthFemale healthcare professionals and policy-makers promoting gender equality in public health have never had a better opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future of the EU Public Health Strategy, which is to be adopted at the end of the year, a conference heard. At the European Institute of Women’s Health conference on gender equity, held in Dublin last month, delegates agreed that a programme of gender-specific education for health professionals and educators was needed to ensure equality of and access to healthcare services across Europe.http://europa.eu.int UK labour cost rises among highest in EuropeTotal hourly labour costs in the EU rose by 3.8 per cent in the second quarter compared with 4.1 per cent in the previous quarter. Among EU countries the smallest annual rises were in the Netherlands and the biggest were in the UK and Luxembourg. In industry, hourly labour costs in the euro-zone rose by 3.3 per cent.http://europa.eu.int Previous Article Next Article International news: Uniglobe staff to work on exchange programmeOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Employers need to go back to school on college education

first_img Comments are closed. Employers need to go back to school on college educationBy David Collins on 8 Dec 2008 in Personnel Today The transformation of the further education sector over the past 10 years has been dramatic, not only because so many colleges have been modernised or rebuilt, but in the way in which they have emerged as the first port of call for businesses looking to update the skills of their staff.More recently, the Leitch Review on the UK’s skills deficit has provided a stimulus for colleges to become even more business-facing, supported by a raft of government initiatives designed to encourage and subsidise employers that want to upskill their workforce. This has resulted in changes to college staffing policy to include a much higher percentage with recent commercial experience, as well as more flexible approaches that have led to bespoke training packages for some of our country’s leading employers. BAE Systems, Bentley, United Biscuits and Flybe are just a few of the recognisable names currently working in partnership with their local colleges. Old skool, new skoolThere is still a long way to go before all employers are convinced that colleges can offer them solutions to training and skills problems: only 26% use their local college regularly, despite a high satisfaction rating from those that do. It takes time for the old image of the technical college to finally fade away and be replaced by the picture of the new-look college prepared to offer support pretty much any time and anywhere. Most colleges these days, for example, will deliver courses on-site, as well as in the college itself, and many are able to fit in with shift patterns or irregular working.Gift of knowledgeThe point of training, of course, is not really the joy of learning for its own sake, but its impact on the bottom line – something that tends to be forgotten at times of economic crisis. Arguably, this is the very time when investment in training should be increased. In a recession, when downsizing may be necessary, it is even more important that the employees who remain in the workforce have the necessary skills to fill the gaps left by those who have gone.Colleges also offer excellent value for money at such times, not least as a result of significant government subsidies.For those organisations that are unsure about what they need, training needs analysis is available from the business divisions of most colleges, followed up by a tailor-made programme that maximises the benefits that various government schemes have to offer. Bureaucracy has also been reduced. The often-heard complaint that there is too much paperwork involved in accessing such provision is not without some historical basis – but times are changing. The government is working very closely with the college sector to remove the barriers that may be preventing companies from accessing the training they need. And it’s not just courses that are on offer for organisations. Many colleges offer one-to-one coaching and mentoring for newly appointed managers – not only in the direct aspects of their job, but also in the marginal activities, such as speech-making, which often come with more senior positions.Two-way relationshipsThe best college/business relationships are those that have built up over time and are not just brought about by a financial crisis or a particular problem. Most businesses and colleges are in their communities for the long term and there are advantages in working together regularly to understand each other better. But it is not only one-way traffic: firms can offer colleges a lot, too – from experienced staff to sit on governing bodies, ensuring that what is being offered is really what the locality needs, to work experience for students, staff exchanges, talks and visits.Today, colleges are a core community resource. In addition to their education and training function, they contain libraries, often holding technical journals, computer software and hardware meeting rooms and sports and leisure facilities. So if your image of your local college is a place where lower-level technical skills are taught to young people, think again. Better still, call in and see for yourself how they have changed.David Collins, president, Association of Colleges Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Premier Oil and BP revise terms for UK North Sea transaction

first_img Premier Oil has five operated assets in the UK. (Credit: Premier Oil) Premier Oil and BP have revised the consideration of their previously announced transaction pertaining to certain UK North Sea’s assets of the latter to $210m followed by $115m in target-based payments.As per the deal signed in January 2020, Premier Oil agreed to acquire stakes of BP in the Andrew Area and Shearwater assets for $625m.The companies, which are looking to close the deal by September end, have adjusted the structure of the consideration and phasing of payments in line with the material developments in global commodity markets.As per the proposed revised arrangements, the original consideration is being set off by nearly $300m of estimated interim period cash flows to be retained by BP. The additional payment of $115m will only be paid based on higher oil and gas prices in the future.Details of the North Sea assets being acquired by Premier OilThrough the deal, Premier Oil will be acquiring BP’s operating interests in the Andrew area and the latter’s non-operating 27.5% stake in the Shell-operated Shearwater.Included in the Andrew assets are the Andrew platform, five fields, and associated subsea infrastructure. The five fields in the Andrew Area, which are involved in the deal are Andrew, Arundel, Cyrus, Farragon, and Kinnoull, which produce via the Andrew platform, located about 225km north-east of Aberdeen.Following the revised terms of the deal, BP will also retain 100% of the existing Shearwater abandonment costs and half of the existing Andrew Area abandonment costs.In late April, Premier Oil secured approval from the Court of Session in Edinburgh in Scotland for the creditor schemes of arrangement required for implementing the acquisitions of the BP assets.The company stated: “The proposed BP Acquisitions are in line with the Group’s stated strategy and will strengthen Premier’s business through the addition of operated, low cost, producing assets. The Andrew Area and Shearwater assets, which will contribute to rising Group production, are immediately cash generative even at current commodity prices and will accelerate the use of Premier’s $4.1 billion of UK tax losses.“The additional free cash flow generation will accelerate debt reduction and the deleveraging of Premier’s balance sheet.” As per the deal announced in January 2020, Premier Oil agreed to purchase stakes of BP in the Andrew Area and Shearwater assets for $625mlast_img read more

Website Writer- Editor

first_img Save Enrollment Marketing Specialist You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Facebook Salary Not Specified Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Similar jobs LinkedIn Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Special Knowledge,Skills and Abilities:Exceptional web fluencyand web editorial skills.Demonstrated ability to bea creative web storyteller who knows how to create engaging contentoptimized for search.Understands how digitalplatforms intersect and how they can be used synchronously tosupport and reinforce content and messaging.Knowledge of and expertisein HTML, CSS, content management systems (Drupal preferred),accessibility, and web publishing procedures.Knowledge of Adobeplatforms and demonstrated design and graphicsexperience.Deep knowledge of the weband web best practices.Knowledge ofcross-platform digital analytics, especially GoogleAnalytics.Ability to workindependently, collaboratively, and acrossdepartments.AdditionalInformation:Applicants are encouraged to attacha writing sample when submitting application.Applicants must be authorized towork in the US, and must either live in the US or another area inwhich JHU has a business entity.All employeesparticipating in or serving children in University programs mustparticipate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training onthe appropriate conduct around children, protecting children fromabuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuseand neglect.Classified Title:WebsiteDesignerWorking Title: Website Writer-Editor ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range:$50,700 – $67,000 annuallyEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: TeleworkDepartment name: 10000091-Communications and MarketingPersonnel area: Academic and Business CentersThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. 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Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Public Relations & Marketing (Campus) Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorecenter_img Share Enrollment Marketing Specialist Maryland, United States Editing & Publications Management Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Telecommute More searches like this Salary Not Specified Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Reputation Marketing Manager You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter You need to sign in or create an account to save The Johns Hopkins Centerfor Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying anddeveloping the talents of academically advanced K-12 studentsaround the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun,challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strongfoundation for future success in college and their careers. Want tojoin our team? We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers whocan thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, andresults-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity,integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people weserve.GeneralSummary:We are seeking a dynamic,creative, self-motivated individual with experience and skills inweb content management, writing and editing for the web, and webvisual style.Reporting to the DigitalContent Manager, the Website Editor will author, edit, manage, andcoordinate content on a high-traffic public-facing website andlogged-in customer portal. She/he will be responsible forgenerating fresh and engaging content and content initiatives andwill assist in shaping site messaging in alignment with our otherplatforms.The Website Editor willwork closely with IT and academic program staff on standards,governance, and the maintenance and enhancement of CTY’s digitalpresence, ensuring all website content remains consistent with ourbrand and style guidelines and is optimized for the userexperience.The ideal candidate willbe a collaborator with exceptional web editorial skills as well asstrong technical and visual knowledge of the web. She/he should bea web expert who is passionate about the web and understands allaspects of the digital experience from web writing to web design,from user experience to web outreach and marketing, and can easilytranslate these concepts for non-technicalcolleagues.Responsibilities:Work with the DigitalContent Manager and other colleagues to generate new contentinitiatives, track and report on contentmetrics.Update and maintain webcontent/assets, monitor content on live site and troubleshoot orescalate issues.Develop processes andprocedures to ensure ongoing site content accuracy and freshness ona dynamic and frequently updated site.Provide direction to a WebProducer and their work, guided by the Digital ContentManager.Lead cross-disciplinaryproject teams and influence stakeholders to optimize digitalcontent.Manage web projects andproject schedules.Use knowledge of visualstyle to generate unique visual and design-based content for theweb.Assist in development of aweb governance structure and a web style guide.Help design and authorlanding pages for web marketing.Ensure site contentfollows SEO and accessibility best practices and complies withbrand voice and style guidelines.Work with managers, ITstaff, and vendors to execute onlineinitiatives.Other duties asassigned.MinimumRequirements:Bachelor’s degreepreferably in fine arts, graphic design or other related fieldrequired.Four years relatedexperience required. Five years related web experiencepreferred.Additional education maysubstitute for required experience and additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education, to the extentpermitted by the JHU equivalency formula.JHU EquivalencyFormula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one yearof experience. Additional related experience may substitute forrequired education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective job. Computer Services & Information Technology Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins Universitylast_img read more