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Internship Opportunity: Events/Volunteer Coordinator

Assist the Development Director in the planning, implementation and communication of several community-building and fundraising events: Grandparent/Special Friends Day, Bike-a-Thon, Holiday Fair, Springtide Soiree, and the Circus.

1. Communicate to CLWS community information regarding each event
2. Solicit and coordinate volunteers to support each event
3. Assist in the implementation and logistics of each event
4. Assist in the evaluation of the events, including financials, volunteer needs, and community building
5. Assist in assessing the sustainability of each event
6. Assist in the development and updating of a volunteer database, including:
• listing of volunteer needs within the community
• creating job descriptions for various volunteer positions
• tracking of volunteer hours
7. Assist in creating a volunteer appreciation program

Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have experience organizing events and managing groups of volunteers.
• Four year undergraduate degree preferred; high school degree required
• Three years volunteer and/or office experience
• Highly self-motivated and self-sufficient
• Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
• Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and meetings
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• High attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as part of the Administrative team, playing a positive and encouraging leadership role
• Demonstrated experience with data entry and database management as well as Word, Excel, and Access programs
• The ability to motivate and inspire when presenting one-to-one and to groups
• Commitment to customer service
• Interest and/or passion in Waldorf education

Hours and Compensation: Stipend only: $500 (minimum) to $1,500 (max) dependent upon each event's fundraising success. Hours are flexible and event driven; each event requires some evening and weekend hours as event date approaches. This internship can begin immediately and will extend through May 2011. Much of the work can be done over 8 weeks prior to each event and likely requires 10 - 15 hours/week (400 - 600 hours total over the school year). A year-long commitment is ideal and preferred.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, and references to: Valerie Aas, Development Director, City of Lakes Waldorf School, 2344 Nicollet Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404,

Health Career Fair- Monday 10/4/2010

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Monday, October 4th, 2010

Explore your options!

Meet key admissions staff from University of MN health professional programs

Ask them your questions about the programs

Learn about the details to applying and what they are looking for in an applicant

Open Position for Preschool Teacher in New Hope

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We are in need of a caring, motivated individual to work as a Lead Preschool Teacher in our Christian child care program! A qualified candidate would have at least 24 college credits and experience in teaching preschool-age children, but a degree in Early Childhood Education and extensive classroom experience are preferred. Candidates must have the energy, flexibility, and personality to teach preschool-aged children and work cooperatively with parents and staff. Responsibilities include: caring for the daily needs of twenty preschoolers, weekly curriculum and activity planning, room arrangement and decoration, and other duties as assigned. Compensation includes: competitive pay based on education and experience, paid vacation and sick time, and health benefits. If interested, please contact Brittany at 763.591.0681 or

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St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair September 22nd

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St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

Meet employers hiring interns and full time employees in fields related to agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, bio-based products, food industry, and sales & marketing.

To learn how to make the most of a career fair view our online Job Fair Success workshop at

Questions about the event? Call the St. Paul Campus Career Center at 612-624-2710.

New England Center for Children- Information Session

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Come to the new Science Teaching & Student Services Building (STSS) to learn more about the positions and benefits of the New England Center for Children. This is a great opportunity to connect with a recruiter who is seeking students with a passion of working with children. To learn more about new England Center for Children, please check out their website at

STSS Building (Science Teaching & Student Services Building)
room 518 5th floor
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

hiring Project Coordinator

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A Project Coordinator is needed for the Computer-Based Assessment System for Math (CBAS-Math): Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Assessment Project.

The position is 12 months (renewable) at 50 to 75% time (this is a professional position and not a graduate research assistantship)

The quicklink to view the posting is:, and the requisition # is 167488.

Brief Description:

The project coordinator will manage the day-to-day operations, work with and report to the Principal Investigator. The project coordinator will supervise project personnel, which will include one or more graduate students and data collectors. They will track progress, facilitate communication and ensure organization between U activities and field/school-based collections. This will include maintaining timelines, PI meeting minutes, tracking data collections, analysis, technical reports/manuals, journal submission and publications.

Brief Required Qualifications:
Master in Education, Psychology, Assessment or related field.

Brief Desired Qualifications:
Strong preference for a Ph.D. or PhD equivalent degree.
Preference for knowledge and background in math instruction and/or assessment.
Background in psychometrics, especially item response theory and computer adaptive testing.
Experience in data management and coordination/supervision.
Candidate should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills and have a strong ability to coordinate multiple tasks.

Reliability, organization, time management and the ability to communicate with graduate students and school personnel are critical qualities for this position.

Questions may be addressed to the Principal Investigator, Ted Christ (; 612-605-8211)

Private Nanny Position Available (16+ hours/wk)

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Help manage family's evening routine, ensuring the children's needs are met during this busy time of day.

  • 4 pm - 8 pm. Monday - Thursday
  • Aid in supervision of physical, safety and nutritional needs of children ages 2 years and 6 months.
  • Light cooking and household management activities.
  • Help create a fun, playful, and nurturing environment.
  • Occasional scheduling flexibility to support work-related schedule of parents
  • Support family values that emphasize:
  • Nurturing, Positive attitude, Independence, Listening and cooperation, Adherence to rules and gentle discipline

    Position would ideally begin on Monday, August 30, 2010.

    Sarita T. Finnie

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