Jim Amspacher

Jim Amspacher
Associate Director Career Counseling
Careers in the Common Good

In addition to general career counseling, Jim directs the Careers in the Common Good project, which helps students connect with alumni and employers in the nonprofit sector, public service, social service, and government or entrepreneurial ventures devoted to serving the common good. 

The Careers in the Common Good project, a collaboration with the CareerLAB, the Curricular Resource Center and the Swearer Center, brings more than 20 alumni back to campus each year to talk about their experiences, works with the Rhode Island School of Design to organize a Common Good Career Fair, runs a Winter Break program in which students do two-week projects with non-profits and social enterprises in New York and Boston and summer internship programs in New York and Washington, D.C., and has a robust set of online resources at www.brown.edu/go/ccg

From 1991 to 1996, Jim organized students at college campuses in Colorado, Massachusetts and Connecticut and ran door-to-door canvass operations in seven states for CALPIRG, CoPIRG, MASSPIRG, Sierra Club, Green Corps and Clean Up Congress. From 1996 to 2002 Jim worked as a writer and graphic designer and from 2008 to 2009 as the Senior Editor for Public Interest GRFX, the in-house communications team for the Public Interest Network. From 2002 to 2008, he oversaw the direct mail projects for 50 state PIRGS and Environment America’s federation of state environment groups.

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