Events coming up this week, with a few job openings

I haven't posted any job listings here in a while, but I recently learned of a few opportunities in the environmental area. Those are posted below. If you know of political or progressive advocacy jobs available, feel free to send details to me (desmoinesdem AT yahoo.com), and I will try to spread the word.

The big political event this week is the March 19 deadline for Iowa candidates to file nominating papers for statewide and federal offices. John Deeth has been covering the filings so far at his blog. Follow me after the jump for details on other things going on around the state, and post a comment or send me an e-mail if you know of something I've left out.

First, a few job listings, courtesy of the Iowa Environmental Council's news bulletin:

Summer Internship: Graphic/Publications Design

The Iowa Environmental Council is looking for a Graphic/Publications Design Intern with exceptional software skills and strong design talent to gain practical experience and contribute on a wide variety of print and electronic projects. Must be skilled at designing in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. This is an excellent opportunity for the individual who wants to build a portfolio to showcase your talents to prospective employers. This is an unpaid, 20 to 30-hour/week summer internship, located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Specific summer projects include:

·        Assist with design of an annual conference logo, printed program, posters, and ads

·        Assist with design and layout of a printed annual report

·        Assist with design and layout of a 4-page printed newsletter

·        Assist with design of small ads for placement in electronic and printed newsletters

·        Conceive of and take digital photos, based on environmental concepts, for use on our website, Facebook and in print publications

Website design and/or video editing experience considered a PLUS. No phone calls please. Application DEADLINE: April 16. Send resume and samples to: Lynn Laws, Iowa Environmental Council, 521 East Locust, Suite 220, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Job Opening: Land Projects Associate

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is seeking a full time Land Projects Associate. INHF is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to protect Iowa's natural resources and expand the conservation and recreation areas available for public enjoyment in Iowa. The Land Projects Associate will serve as a full time administrative assistant to the program staff. The Land Projects Associate will help coordinate and track land projects, prepare documents for land transactions and provide support in project fundraising and financing. For complete job descriptions and information on how to apply visit www.inhf.org.

Job Opening: Land Stewardship Assistant

INHF is also seeking a full time Land Stewardship Assistant to assist in restoration and protection of native prairie, oak savanna, woodland, wetland, fragile natural areas, trout streams, trails and additions to public conservation and recreation areas. The Land Stewardship Assistant will help with all aspects of Conservation Easement monitoring, hands-on management and restoration of INHF owned properties and serve as an essential part of INHF support team. For complete job descriptions and information on how to apply visit www.inhf.org.

Tuesday, March 16

One Iowa is having a phone bank at its downtown Des Moines office. Click here for details and to RSVP by March 14, if possible. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, March 17

The Story County Organizing for America chapter is holding a Strategy Session  and St. Patrick's Day Celebration at 7:00pm at Legends American Grill, 119 Stanton Avenue, Ames.

Thursday, March 18

Iowa CCI is hosting a "fast track home ownership class" and a "small-dollar loan orientation session." Click here for more details.

Friday, March 19

Lots of candidates will rush to submit their nominating papers to the Secretary of State's office in time for the filing deadline.

The Ames Drinking Liberally chapter meets every Friday at 5 pm at Legends American Grill on Stanton.

State Senator Staci Appel is holding four listening posts: in Norwalk and Carlisle in the morning and in Indianola in the afternoon. Click here for more details.

State Senators Jeff Danielson and Bill Dotzler will be at a legislative forum in Cedar Falls in the late afternoon. Click here for more details.

Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin's campaign is holding a Fayette County event from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Oelwein Community Plaza, 25 West Charles Street in Oelwein. (Enter at South Door)

Saturday, March 20

State Senator Daryl Beall will hold listening posts in Jolley, Somers and Pomeroy. Click here for more details.

State Senator Dennis Black will attend the Newton Farm Bureau forum and the Jasper County League of Women Voters forum in the morning. Click here for more details.

State Senators Swati Dandekar, Bob Dvorsky, Rob Hogg and Wally Horn will attend the Cedar Rapids/Marion League of Women Voters forum. Click here for more details.

State Senator Rich Olive will hold listening posts in Williams and Ellsworth in the morning. Click here for more details.

State Senator Amanda Ragan will attend a legislative forum in Clear Lake. Click here for more details.

State Senator Becky Schmitz will attend legislative forums in Fairfield and Washington. Click here for more details.

State Senator Brian Schoenjahn will hold a town-hall meeting in Oelwein. Click here for more details.

State Senator Roger Stewart will attend a legislative forum in Maquoketa. Click here for more details.

There will be Democratic county conventions in some parts of the state. Roxanne Conlin will be at the Black Hawk County convention from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Central Middle School, 1350 Katoski Drive in Waterloo. From 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM she will attend the Linn County convention in the Washington High School Auditorium, 2205 Forest Dr SE in Cedar Rapids.

Conlin will hold other campaign events the same day. She'll be in Cedar County from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Tipton Public Library, 206 Cedar Street in Tipton. She'll be in Washington County from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at the Washington Public Library, 115 W Washington St. She'll be in Keokuk County from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Copper Lantern, 101 North Jefferson Street in Sigourney.

There will be a St. Patrick's Day fundraiser for State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Briardale Square Clubhouse, 1414 Truman Place in Ames.

Sunday, March 21

Roxanne Conlin's campaign is holding several events. She will be in Benton County from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Frank G. Ray House, 912 1st Avenue in Vinton. She will be in Grundy County from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the Grundy Center Community Center, 705 F Avenue in Grundy Center. She will be in Hardin County from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Coffee Attic, 604 Washington Avenue in Iowa Falls.

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