City of Phoenix Management Intern Program

The City of Phoenix Management Intern Program is a nationally-recognized program that has been training future municipal leaders since 1950. More than 177 former participants have achieved success in all levels of government as well as in the private sector. If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging public service career, this is an excellent opportunity to work in an award-winning, world-renowned municipal corporation in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Our one year, full-time program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. This program gives selected participants the opportunity to observe firsthand the efforts of a large city government working to resolve some of its most pressing issues. Our program is unparalleled in terms of the opportunities participants will have to meet and network with executives and managers. Successful participants are highly recruited by departments to fill available City jobs, and many of our top-level executives, including our current City Manager, began their career with the City in this program.

Make a difference in America’s 6th largest city. Develop management skills in the best run city in the U.S. Advance your career through a network of more than 177 alumni. Gain unique exposure to City operations. Be part of a 66-year old tradition. Build a life in the “Gateway to the Southwest” with 300 days of sunshine a year. Be part of a City thriving on innovation, excellent service, community engagement, and sustainability.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit for more information.

RECRUITMENT: closes January 26, 2015. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on this date.

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure releasing a Special Report Today! Check it out~

It’s called Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies.  It distills the insights from 70 of the Pacific Northwest’s top infrastructure innovators and thought leaders whom I interviewed earlier this year to discover how we can transform the way we invest in these vital systems.

The implications of our infrastructure choices for our economy, our environment, and the quality of our communities are huge and long-lasting.  Bottom line:  We are going to have to spend many billions of dollars on our infrastructure just to keep our society and economy functioning.  This is the reality.  The question is: how do we get smart about how we’ll invest that money?

If we do it right, our infrastructure investments will help us create healthy, prosperous, beautiful, and cohesive communities, and overcome our most pressing environmental challenges.  My hope is Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions will provide inspiration and valuable guidance to the region’s current and future infrastructure leaders, policymakers, and change agents.  Take a look at what key leaders are saying about the report!

If you like what you see, can you help let others know?  Spread the word to your colleagues and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, association newsletters, at the brewpub– whichever communications channels you use.  And just let me know if I can help.

Thanks much!

Rhys Roth, Director
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure
The Evergreen State College
o – 360-867-6906
m – 360-480-6749

Lecture Hall 1

3:30 to 6:00 pm

Meet- Cofan Chief Randy Borman – The filmmaker: Evergreen Alum Laurel Spellman Smith and Various regional tribal members

Oil & Water is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Can Hugo become the leader his tribe so desperately wants him to be? Will David clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries? This documentary film is an intimate portrait of two young people finding their voices and trying to beat incredible odds. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the people of the Amazon, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Eight years in the making, Oil & Water is a shocking and inspiring David and Goliath story. For background on the film, see

Winner: Jury & Audience Awards – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Northampton International Film Festival Winner: Grand Prize – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Audience Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival Winner: GREEN PLANET Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival

Zoltan Grossman (faculty) and Micah McCarty (Special Assistant to the President on Tribal Relations) will make brief introductions about the significance of this film, in reflection of related fossil-fuel topics currently facing North American Indigenous peoples.

We will be holding a potluck-style reception in another room, to immediately follow the Q. & A. at the end of the screening.

Classes are welcome;
please inform Micah at
and Zoltan at
Free and open to the campus and Olympia community.
Cheryl Simrell King, PhD ~ Director, Master of Public Administration Program ~ Member of the Faculty ~ The Evergreen State College ~

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Graduate Fair

GradFair11.jpg (21 downloads) This year’s Fall Graduate Fair sponsored by ‘The Career Development Center’ hosted a large array of colleges/universities offering information of their specific institution.

Prospective graduate students had the opportunity to learn about undergraduate requirements, the importance of standardized tests, transcripts and other credentials needed for graduate school admission, and interdisciplinary study options. The Fair was well attended by students and all representatives were eager to offer support. SAM_0005.jpg (16 downloads)

Budgeting, Finance, and Tribal Governance position

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2015/16 academic year.

The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program. We seek a candidate with broad knowledge of public administration, tribal governance, finance, and budgeting. The MPA program has 3 concentrations: Tribal Governance, Public Policy, along with Public & Non-profit Administration. The successful candidate will engage in developing contemporary curriculum across all concentrations with reoccurring teaching assignments for the Tribal Governance concentration. The successful candidate will team teach the MPA core curriculum (Context of Public Administration; Doing Democratic Public Administration; Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration; Analytical Techniques for Public Service; and Capstone) as well as teach Tribal Governance concentration courses in the areas of Tribal Economics, Sovereignty, Intergovernmental Relations, Tribal Organizations, and Tribal Policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D., D.P.A., D.B.A., J.D. will be considered) in any of the following fields: Public Administration orPublic Affairs, Public Policy, or other related fields (Ex. Political Science, Leadership Studies, Public Management, Business Administration, Indigenous Governance, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Public Budgeting, Community Development, Regional Planning, Non-Profit Administration, Organizational Development);
  • Professional experience in working with Native American, or Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native corporations, governments, or tribal communities; and
  • Capacity to teach a variety of courses in the areas of public administration, finance, and budgeting with an emphasis on Native American governments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working as a member of a team
  • College level teaching experience;
  • Master’s degree in public administration or public affairs, public policy, or related fields.
  • Experience conducting applied social science research;
  • Experience mentoring and advising; and
  • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

Review of complete applications begins November 7, 2014.  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

 To apply, please submit the following information on our website:

 Contact Information

  • Voluntary Affirmative Action

Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email (

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of application that expresses your interest in the position and how your background and experience is a fit for the position;
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice;
  • 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice. (more information is available on our website: )
  • Examples of scholarly work (research papers or reviews);
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email at; and
  • Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

For questions regarding this position, contact us at:

Faculty Hiring Coordinator

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002
Olympia, WA 98505

(360) 867-6861 voice
(360) 867-6794 fax
(360) 867-6834 TDD


Evergreen is a non-traditional public liberal arts college emphasizing intensive interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity and the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions with faculty colleagues and students.

Recognizing cultural diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a multicultural institution. Substantive experience and expertise in working across cultural differences are therefore highly desirable for all positions. Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to our diversity.

Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Evergreen’s fundamental academic commitments are summarized in the Five Foci:

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Personal engagement in learning
  • Linking theoretical perspectives with practice
  • Collaborative/cooperative work
  • Teaching across significant differences

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding.  Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator.  The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

The Evergreen State College’s Master in Public Administration program provides high-quality professional education to students pursuing careers within government agencies, nonprofits, tribal governments, and research and advocacy organizations. We have hundreds of graduates of our program working in responsible positions throughout Washington State and the Northwest. Through our program they gained important knowledge and skills and learned how to be effective advocates for change.

Evergreen’s MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, and the College’s innovative approach to education. The cornerstones of an Evergreen education, graduate or undergraduate, include collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, narrative evaluations instead of grades, and an emphasis on experiential learning and engaged discussions encompassing diverse views.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about our unique program:

Activities to build camaraderie



Contemplating their next location…

Student were encouraged to ask questions, make comments, and share opinions regarding the future of their academic journey. We offered as much information for students to be prepared for their graduate studies. It was a positive weekend!



With 20 faculty in attendance the faculty panel was a welcome addition for the new students, allowing them an opportunity to ask course questions and get to know their faculty outside of the classroom.


Onward to the next location~

Students enjoyed discussing upcoming courses, engaging in seminars, interactive activities presented, and mapping the College campus. Opportunities for networking and to allow students to get to know their fellow cohort members within the three distinct concentrations.

2014 MPA Orientation

Master’s of Public Administration Orientation ~ We had our first 2014 MPA gathering! All three concentrations attended our 2 day orientation, our largest incoming graduate program. An impressive lunch set-up waiting for students to arrive from their first seminar of the day.Lunch

O Break2

Students were eager to get started~

Our two day informative MPA orientation was packed with activities to assist students in familiarizing students of the College’s curriculum, the basics of MPA, introductions from the MPA faculty, and an alumni/student panel was available for students to engage in conversations.


Taking Fish in Common: Lessons from the Treaties. Learn about the history of the Boldt Decision and Salmon Management Today~

Salmon in Stream

On this 40th anniversary year of the Boldt Decision, Stream Team Salmon Stewards program is pleased to offer an evening presentation on the background of the treaties between Northwest Tribes and the United States. The speakers will discuss how the courts have interpreted the treaty language that secures to the Tribes the right of taking fish at all usual and accustomed grounds and stations “in common with” citizens of the territory. And describe how Washington State and the Treaty Tribes went from being adversaries to co-managers, and how the fishery managers work together today.

Speakers include: Fronda Woods, Assistant Attorney General, Washington Attorney General’s Office; Jeff Dickison, Squaxin Island Tribe; Kyle Adicks, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Emmett O’Connell, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary at