Emily Lamb

Emily manages the Changemaker Campus network, a collective of post-secondary institutions dedicated to making changemaking a norm in higher education.

Ashoka U May News U Can Use

Ashoka U Special Announcement

Help Ashoka U Transform the Higher Education System – Join our Team Today

Ashoka U believes that higher education has huge potential to change the way future generations think about and solve the world’s greatest challenges. We are currently hiring for two full time roles and one short-term intern role to help make this happen:

  • The Changemaker Campus Selection Manager will work to select and recognize institutions that are at the forefront of social innovation education.
  • The Exchange Manager will help bring to life one of the world’s largest annual convenings for social innovation in higher education.
  • The Marketing and Communication Specialist summer intern, beginning ideally on June 1st, will lead specialized marketing campaigns related to the release of Ashoka U programs and manage Ashoka U social media, newsletter, Google Adwords, etc.

Information about the roles is available here. If interested, please email Beeta Ansari at bansari@ashoka.org with your resume and cover letter. Immediate start dates available for both roles, based in Arlington, VA.


Jobs & Internships

US Venture Operations Associate, Ashoka

Do you want to ensure that the annual selection of top US Ashoka Fellows runs smoothly and is improved each year? Get unparalleled insight into social entrepreneurship across the US and globe. Apply by May 13.

Senior Program Coordinator, Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Tulane University

The Senior Program Coordinator will work with the Program Manager and Assistant Director at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking to develop, facilitate, and promote a variety of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and design thinking programs across Tulane University. Apply by May 8.

Senior Director of Partnerships, Ask Big Questions

The Senior Director of Partnerships is a critical strategic partner to the Director of Ask Big Questions, and is responsible for Ask Big Questions’ client relationships. This includes identifying and cultivating new partnerships, overseeing program development and delivery, and renewing and deepening partnerships. Learn more, including how to apply, here.

International Partnerships Coordinator, Nourish International

The International Partnerships Coordinator at Nourish is responsible for training and guiding student leaders at the 64 campuses and 27 partner sites. This entails supporting coordination of international projects and leading and monitoring the evaluation of the international partnerships. Apply by May 13.

Ashoka Internship

Are you interested in exploring a career in social innovation? Apply to intern at Ashoka in Arlington, VA this summer and gain meaningful experience with the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs. Apply by May 10.


Conferences & Trainings

June Forum, Middlebury College

What role does mindfulness and inclusivity play in enhancing social innovation education? Join Middlebury and explore this question during the fifth annual June Forum, June 11–14, 2016, on the Middlebury Bread Loaf Campus, hosted by the Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This year’s themes will be “Mindfulness, Inclusivity, and Best Practices.” To join the Forum, register here. The Early Bird deadline is May 10.

Transformative Action Institute Summer Trainings

Scott Sherman of the Transformative Action Institute (TAI) and Cordes Innovation Award Hall of Fame inductee will hosts two summer trainings:

  • Transformative Education training, June 8-10 in New York City, will connect likeminded educators and provide key resources to teach key 21st century skills to empower the next generation of changemakers. Register here.
  • Transformative Facilitation training will teach the specific skills necessary to best engage and motivate any audience. TAI will host two separate trainings: July 13-15 in Boulder, Colorado and July 20-22 in Los Angeles. Register for the Colorado training here and the Los Angeles training here.


Certificate & Leadership Programs

Frontier Market Scouts, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Join the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) certificate training in Monterey, California on June 6-17, 2016 to accelerate your career and professional network in the social sector. Through co-creative projects and practical learning exercises, FMS participants gain an understanding of the ecosystem and frame-work for market-based social and environmental solutions. Apply by May 9.

Summer Social Innovation Institute, ThinkImpact

How are you taking your skills as an aspiring social innovator to the next level? Join ThinkImpact and others from around the world for the Social Innovation Institute in Rwanda on June 27-Aug 12. Here participants will catalyze social innovation and enterprise creation through hands-on experience among a community of changemakers. Apply by May 15.

Ashoka Visionary Program

Ashoka invites experienced professionals in the public and private sector to join the next Ashoka Visionary Program, starting in October 2016. It is a part-time executive program for entrepreneurial decision makers leading critical social innovations. Find out more and apply to the program today! Scholarships available.



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