Teach one online graduate course (unless there is a demandfor more than one section) using Blackboard per year;Personalize the graduate course through Blackboard byidentifying relevant academic materials, resources, digital media,recording original content for lectures; designing learningobjectives and assignments.Use online tools such as Voicethread, Panopto and AdobeConnect;Grade assignments and provide regular feedback to students onthe online discussion threads and in the grade center;Answer student inquiries via email within 24 – 48 hours;Complete other administrative duties associated with teachingas assigned;Report to and be in regular touch with the Program Director onpolicy updates, faculty summits, advisory committees, curriculumdevelopment, etc. The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger Schoolseeks an Adjunct Professor to refresh and teach the online courseof 470.625 – Resource Development and Marketing inNonprofits for the Master of Arts degree in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)Management and the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management .The MA in NGO Management is the first of its kind to beinternational in scope, but domestic in practice. Students acquirethe leadership, management, and organizational skills needed tosucceed in the nonprofit sector, both domestically in the U.S., andabroad. The MA in NGO Management is made up of ten asynchronousonline courses (6 core courses, 3 electives, 1 capstone), with theoccasional 3-week study abroad opportunity (depending on theseason). Courses focus on leadership, fundraising, grant writing,strategic planning, project management, communications and resourcedevelopment. Students complete their studies with a capstoneproject that focuses on a real-world issue which is relevant topresent or future employers. This course is one of the core courserequirements of the degree.We invite applications to fill an adjunct teaching position (10-15hours/week), non-tenure track, semester-by-semester hire. Thedegree and certificate programs are fully online. The adjunctprofessor will report to the Program Director for the MA in NGOManagement and the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.As the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious researchuniversities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master’s degreesand post-baccalaureate education to students located in the greaterBaltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and throughout the UnitedStates and abroad.Course description:The goal of this course 470.625 – Resource Development andMarketing in Nonprofits is to prepare future nonprofit leadersand board members with the resource development and marketingfundamentals that help every nonprofit thrive. The course focuseson how to create and nurture an organizational culture whereeveryone on the staff and board understands and embraces their rolein developing strategic relationships with funders and mediaprofessionals. Students will explore how to develop a board and/orcadre of volunteers who give generously, share expertise freely,connect you to the right influencers, and invite other individualsto join them. The course examines fund development, marketing, andcommunications, including raising funds globally. Althoughcorporate, foundation and government fundraising are discussed,this course focuses heavily on building relationships withindividuals.Instructional and administrative responsibilities of the positioninclude: Desired qualifications: PhD or academic equivalent is highly preferred but notmandatory, must possess a master’s degree at an accredited collegeor university in nonprofit management, finance, businessadministration, business development or international developmentor a related field with at least ten years of relatedexperience;Strong familiarity with nonprofits and nonprofitmanagement;Demonstrative track record in identifying and securing fundsfor nonprofits/NGOs;Ability to research, identify, cultivate, solicit and stewardrelationships with individual donors, corporations, foundationsand/or federal agencies;Experience working with marketing and communications teams todesign high-quality materials, grant proposals, etc;Ability to build a portfolio of strong relationships withcorporations, foundations and similar organizations;Familiarity with grant and funding proposals and ability toteach management tactics for students to work collaboratively withother staff to meet application and reporting deadlines fordonors;Strong familiarity with industry trends and developments,federal grant mechanisms and opportunities, as well as forecastingdonor opportunities for pipeline and proposal work;Familiarity with teaching at a graduate level, and working withonline or digital media or relevant software, Outlook, Blackboard,Microsoft Office Suite and any nonprofit accountingsoftware/databases (such as Quickbooks, Razors Edge, others);College-level teaching experience is highly desirable with aproven record of effective online teaching and familiarity withadult learning techniques, and various learning managementsystems. How to apply:For consideration please apply by August 1, 2020. Please submit thefollowing: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of tworeferences with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, andtelephone numbers; and (d) any end-of-semester student evaluationsfor any previous courses taught (if available). Candidates mayonline apply online by clicking the Apply Now button below. If youhave any questions, you may contact the Program Director, KarinOrr, [email protected] Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. 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Sydney Morning Herald 13 January 2016Feelings of isolation enhanced by our increasingly technology-obsessed lives have contributed to a record-breaking year for crisis support service Lifeline, which received more than one million requests for help from troubled Australians in 2015.It is the first time in the charity’s 52-year history that the number of crisis and suicide prevention calls passed the one million mark in a year, while September to December was the busiest four-month period ever for the service’s 24-hour crisis phone line.Lifeline Australia chief executive officer Pete Shmigel said it was no coincidence that more Australians were seeking help at a time when they were also spending more time online, particularly on social media.“We’ve seen the restructuring of the conventional way of our society. We don’t know the neighbours on our own streets … and at the same time you’re getting this amazing phenomenon called social media, which I believe has the capacity to accelerate those senses of loneliness and isolation,” Mr Shmigel said.“The more connected we are online, physically we don’t have time to be connected in real life, and that goes against the grain of hundreds of thousands of years of human experience.“We’ve been in families and we’ve been in communities because we need direct, real, human, sticky, gooey, social contact. It’s what keeps us well.”http://www.smh.com.au/national/facebook-twitter-drive-record-number-of-calls-to-lifeline-crisis-support-20160112-gm4p6n.html Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
To better serve its mission of preparing students to work in the best newsrooms around the world, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is shortening its master’s degree program in journalism from two years to nine months.Learning styles · Sophomore public relations major Jessica Dillion prepares for class at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. – Jasmine Rolle | Daily TrojanThe change comes in response to shifting demands from employers in the news industry.“One of the things that we do from time to time is we go out and look at what’s happening in the industry — where do our students go, what do they need, what do the news organizations say they want in a young journalist,” Michael Parks, interim director of the School of Journalism said. “We did that a couple of years ago, and we got back a set of things that said to us that we needed to change the program.”This information, along with the construction of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall and input from students that a one-year program would be better suited to their needs, led to the idea of a shorter, more intensive program. The new program will be centered on workshops and skill-based learning as opposed to the traditional classroom environment. Plans for the program are underway, and Parks expects them to be completed by the start of the spring semester.The program begins in the summer with a three-week long “boot camp” that covers basic skills in print, digital and broadcast journalism. The fall semester consists mainly of assignments in the media center, which include writing for Neon Tommy and other media outlets, to emphasize developing skills quickly. In the spring, the program shifts to more advanced applications of these skills.The new program will also include the study of the media industry and journalism as a practice. Some new classes to be offered are a course on the business of journalism and “Numbers in the News,” a course on the use of data in storytelling.Parks said that no new hires have been made so far, but there will be some changes in teaching assignments and possibly some new adjunct faculty brought on to facilitate the change.“We have great resources here in Los Angeles and a great deal of excitement about this program,” Parks said.One of the main focuses of the new program is to make students comfortable working across different media platforms in a converged newsroom.“Working in a converged newsroom forces you to think not, ‘How can I do this story for TV, or for radio or print?’ but, ‘How can we do the best job we can on this story?’ [and] ‘How can we tell it in the most compelling way?” Gabriel Kahn, professor of professional practice at Annenberg, said.The construction of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall is central to the success of the program. The new building will allow the different campus media outlets, from Neon Tommy to Annenberg Radio News, to work together in the “converged newsroom” that employers say they want students to be comfortable in.The idea of the converged newsroom has become crucial because of the changing dynamics in the news industry, which are mostly because of increased use of technology by journalists.“The industry itself is in a moment of tremendous transformation, which in the short term is great for the consumer but is brutal for the industry as they struggle for new ways to create value,” Kahn said. “If the industry is changing so quickly, then our programs should change even more quickly.”In particular, the ubiquity of consumer technology has led to a breakdown of the traditional structure of most news organizations.“Traditionally, if I’m sitting in my living room, I’m watching television journalism. If I’m in my car, I’m listening to radio journalism and in the morning when I sit down with a newspaper, that’s print journalism,” Kahn said. “That division is increasingly irrelevant, because if I’m using my iPad, I can consume all those forms of journalism on one device.”The goal of the program is to make sure that students maintain the values and ethics of journalism while still being literate in the new technological tools available.“The focus of the program is not teaching people how to use gadgets, but how to tell compelling stories using whatever gadgets might be relevant in the moment,” Kahn said. Follow Anshu Siripurapu on Twitter @AnshuSiripurapu