my new job

08.08.12

Last month, I started a new, full time job.

I can’t even begin to express how happy I am to be working full time again. Working from home and working part time has its advantages, but I was starting to get bored.

I’ve shared a little bit with you – through the #SNAP4aWeek Challenge and a little bit about my commute, but not really much else!

I’m working with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, which is a “national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.” We do a lot of education and advocacy (this is where SNAP and the food bill comes into play), strategic initiatives (like Healthy Meals, Healthy Options) and partnership grants (which means we award grants to food banks, food pantries, meal delivery programs, etc. across the country).

I am the Communications Manager so I’ll be working on the newsletters (first one is done!), annual reports, website, blog, social media and we’ll see what else!

Getting a full-time job was a major factor in feeling settled in LA and I couldn’t be happier with where I am. The people are great, the mission is something I truly believe in and the work is challenging. It feels perfect. :)

 

22 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Congrats on finding a job that you are really loving! Such a good feeling. I hope it keeps going well.

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  2. Anna Johnson
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Happy for you! :)

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  3. Mary Speidel
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I am so happy to hear the good news Emily, I was just thinking about you the other day. I too have found a great new position working for a global organization that makes a positive impact on businesses everyday. I am looking forward to hearing more about the organization and what you’re up to!

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    • Emily
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

      Congrats to you, I want to hear more about your organization!

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  4. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Congrats Emily! So happy you are in a place that you love. A good work environment is so important for mental health :) Hope all is great my friend!

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  5. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    congrats on your job! sounds like it’s fun & a good fit!

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  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Congrats, I’m so happy to hear that you’re feeling settled and happy in your job!

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  7. Kelli
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    So happy for you! Sounds like a wonderful job. We just arrived in LA last week. Looking forward to feeling settled too. :)

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    • Emily
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

      Welcome (back) to LA!

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  8. luv what you do
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Congrats! That sounds like a wonderful organization to be apart of and what a good compliment of all of your skills and interests!

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  9. sarah @ sarah learns
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    congrats, emily! it sounds like a great fit for you. :)

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  10. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I think this job was literally designed for you! It sounds so perfect for you and I am so happy that you are so happy!

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  11. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    congrats on your new job!!! sounds like such a wonderful opportunity :)

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  12. Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Congrats, Emily!! How exciting – and fulfilling :)

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  13. mary beth
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    i’m so glad you held out for the right thing!

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  14. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Congratulations on the new job! It’s wonderful that you’re doing something that will help so many people.

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  15. Amanda
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Fantastic news Emily! Congratulations! :)

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  16. Lori
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    How awesome! I’ve been wondering what you were up to since you made your first-day-of-the-new-job post on Facebook. Sounds like a great organization. And fun duties too. Those are similar to the responsibilities I have in the job I’m in now. I love working in social media.

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  17. Jenn (eating bender)
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    This is so incredible, Emily! It never fails to put a smile on my face when I read about how happy someone is in their job, and I can tell that you are thrilled. As someone who also works in communications, your role sounds very exciting! The organization is so cool, too. Congratulations!

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  18. erin
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    What wonderful news, Emily! I’m so happy you found the perfect position :) Congratulations!

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  19. Jen @ The Well Read Fish
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Congrats! I recently started work in communications & development for a synagogue and just learned we sometimes work with Mazon!

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