The Job Search

This is my confession: I’m not working so hard these days. I’m transitioning roles within my company, and no one is quite sure what they want to do with me, so I’ve been working a do-anything-and everything-but-also-there’s-not-that-much-for-you-to-do-at-the-current-juncture kind of job. Things have been  s   l   o   w.

Upon learning of my professional predicament, friends, family, coworkers and strangers alike prompt me to think long and hard about “my perfect job.”

“What would you do each day if you had your druthers?”

“What ways can you add value given your skill set?”

“If you could design a role for yourself, what would it look like?”

With my newfound free time, I’ve taken it upon myself to do just that: design my perfect job. Please see job description below.

Talking and Writing Coordinator, Global Issues Program

Here at the Center for Environmentalism, Women’s Empowerment, Public Health and Liberal Arts Buzzwords (CEWEPHLAB), we mobilize resources to solve important problems on community, national and global scales. With programs from New York to Nairobi, we focus on implementing climate friendly, female-centric poverty alleviation innovations that never fail, and attract extensive praise from various renowned industry experts and strategists, as well as political and celebrity personalities from around the world.

Overall Function:

CEWEPHLAB is seeking a young professional with 1-2 years of scattered work experience in intern and fellow positions within the non-profit and social enterprise sectors to support the Talking and Writing Team. Main goals include: maintaining good lively banter (both internal and external), writing and collecting newsletter fodder, and liaising with other department coordinators to encourage healthy and effective organization-wide communication. The TaW Coordinator will work with and answer to the Director of TaW, who at this time it a 28 year old woman who loves to mentor recent to mid-recent college grads, advocates heavily for work life balance, and gossips often about that latest trending Netflix shows (“Just WAIT til you get to episode 4 of Making a Murderer. It was UNREAL,” she can often be found saying throughout the office.).

Office Culture:

We are the kind of organization that has a foosball table and a fridge full of beer. We also have beanbag chairs, and encourage remote working when appropriate. We hire employees from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, so there will almost definitely be someone just like you already working here for you to bond with.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Write pieces for the monthly CEWEPHLAB newsletter, which functions like a blog shared between friends, and benefits from creative works as well as purely factual ones.
  • Hold regular team meetings to talk about effecting significant change in the world.
  • Coordinate rotating projects. Since you’ll be working in different fields all the time, you will never get bored, and you will be constantly intellectually stimulated.
  • Write kind and personal letters to donors. Maintain relationships with them and take the cool ones out to dinner on the company’s dime.
  • Attend conferences and workshops designed to unite the sector and disseminate new ideas.
  • Get to know your coworkers. Become best friends that still have vibrant social lives outside the office.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental policy from a small liberal arts college in Maine
  • At least 1 year of work experience at 3 fellowships at 3 different organizations in both the US and abroad
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take the full hour for lunch. Breaks are important to keep a nimble mind!
  • Proficiency with social media tools including Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, but excluding Google+; basic, millennial understanding of Microsoft Office a plus
  • Great delegation skills
  • Interest in equality, conservation, and world peace preferred


This position will be located in New York City, with frequent extended travel to our offices in San Francisco, Paris, Nairobi, Cape Town, Bombay, Melbourne, Bangkok, Patagonia, and other relevant geographic locations.


More than commensurate with experience, because this job is based in New York, which is an expensive place. Complete health and savings package included, because we realize that these arenas of the adult world are confusing for you.

To apply:

Give us a call and tell us about yourself. Feel free to email your resume to because we know you’ve worked hard on it.

If anyone should come across a position with the above parameters, please email me as soon as possible at

Cheers, Vacationland,




  1. overwaterpodcast · January 26, 2016

    This is genius Anna. GENIUS. In the words of Donald Trump, “YOU’RE HIRED.” (The only time I will ever quote Donald Trump)


    • annarhess · January 27, 2016

      Thank you! Coming from one of my very favorite podcasts, that means a lot. But actually…am I hired?


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