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Lifetime Fitness- Actively recruiting

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Attention Candidates! I just got off the phone with John Wilinski, a Recruiter for Racket Sports for Lifetime Fitness. He is seeking candidates for PT positions and internships. Please check out their opportunities at www.lifetimefitness.com/careers and follow up with him through email at jwilinski@lifetimefitness.com or by phone at 952.541.7174

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educator Development and Research Center (EDRC)
Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Management Support

Job Description

A 50% graduate assistant position has been established to support accreditation management efforts within the College of Education and Human Development. The graduate assistant will support initial and advanced educator development programs in CEHD in preparation for the Fall 2012 unit approval and accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). The graduate assistant will report to the Coordinator of Accountability and Accreditation and will work closely with staff in EDRC and the Dean's Office.

Job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
-Working with groups of faculty and staff within CEHD on accreditation-related committees and projects.
-Handling communications and announcements within CEHD and among external partners.
-Preparing and editing reports and other documents.
-Managing logistics for large meetings and events, including the accreditation site visit.
-Developing and managing the accreditation master schedule.
-Meeting management and note taking.

Qualifications:
-Current enrollment in a CEHD graduate-level program.
-Training in program evaluation.
-Contextual knowledge of PreK-12 and higher education systems.
-Understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies; ability to analyze and interpret data.
-Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to word processing, communications, data management, and Web technologies.
-Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral forms, to internal and external stakeholders.
-Excellent interpersonal skills; poised and professional in interactions with University personnel and external agencies.
-Successful experience working both independently and as a team member.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Carole MacLean at PPG@umn.edu.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educator Development and Research Center (EDRC)
Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Data Support

Job Description

A 50% graduate assistant position has been established to support accreditation data efforts within the College of Education and Human Development. The graduate assistant will support initial and advanced educator development programs in CEHD in preparation for the Fall 2012 unit approval and accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). The graduate assistant will report to the Coordinator of Accountability and Accreditation and will work closely with staff in EDRC and Academic and Information Technology Services (AITS).

Job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
-Assisting in the development and maintenance of databases for tracking accreditation-related data.
-Obtaining and entering unit-wide and programmatic data.
-Tracking data submissions and following-up with faculty and staff to obtain data in a timely manner.
-Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of electronic evidence and exhibits.
-Updating accreditation Web pages.
-Assisting with the development and administration of surveys.
-Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and organizing data for programmatic decisions.
-Summarizing data for internal and external reports.

Qualifications:
-Current enrollment in a CEHD graduate-level program.
-Training in program evaluation and/or data management.
-Understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies; ability to analyze and interpret data.
-Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to word processing, communications, data management, and Web technologies.
-Solid communication skills.
-Successful experience working both independently and as a team member.
-Self-starter with initiative and drive to learn new skills and technologies.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Carole MacLean at PPG@umn.edu.

Career Services Graduate Internship Opportunity

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CEHD Career Services at the University of Minnesota is seeking 1 -2 graduate student internship position(s) available for the 2011-2012 academic year.

CEHD Career Services provides comprehensive career services and resources for undergraduate/graduate students and recent alumni in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).

CEHD Career Services is located in the new Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) Building on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. Our space includes a large career resource room and interview center. The center is shared with CLA Career Services and the College of Design, Minneapolis programs.
To learn more about CEHD Career Services visit www.cehd.umn.edu/career

Position description
-Assist CEHD students in identifying majors, career interests and goals using personal exploration and assessment tools (MBTI and SII) through one hour individual appointments.
-Assist students with job search preparation including how to search for employers, write a resume and cover letter, and develop strong interview skills.
-Provide walk-in resume reviews and career counseling.
-Conduct individual and group mock interviews and provide feedback to students.
-Conduct classroom presentations on career development related topics.
-Participate in CEHD and U of M events/programming such as career fairs, career panels, and recruiting events.
-Work with staff to develop career services that will support a diverse student population.
-Involvement in professional development and training.
-Additional projects and opportunities depending on student's interest, background and strengths.

Qualifications
-Applicants must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program in college student personnel, counseling psychology, higher education, or related field with an interest in career counseling/career services in a higher education setting.
-Completion of career development coursework.
-Ability to take initiative and work independently.
-Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team.
-Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
-Commitment to providing career services to a diverse population of students and alumni.
-Experience with job search skills, career development, and teaching or advising with college students is preferred, but not required.

Logistics
-The time commitment is approximately 20 - 25 hours per week during office hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday) with occasional evening and weekend opportunities during the 2010 - 2011 academic year.
-Graduate student interns are supervised by a master's level career services professional and will have at least one hour per week of individual supervision.
-Graduate interns are provided initial and on-going training and begin with observation of appointments, then proceed to supervised appointments and then independent appointments.
-We are currently not able to provide LP supervision.
-$500.00 per semester stipend.

Application
Please provide the following application materials: (1) resume and cover letter, and (2) three references (please indicate length and nature of relationship). Submit application materials via e-mail to Jeannie Stumne, Lead Career Coordinator, at stumn001@umn.edu
Priority deadline is January 31st, 2010, but applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.
For more information contact Jeannie Stumne at stumn001@umn.edu or 612-625-5307

Welcome Week Leader 2011

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Are you looking for an amazing leadership opportunity? Do you want to help the Class of 2015 have a smooth transition into life as a U of M Golden Gopher? BE A 2011 WELCOME WEEK LEADER!

This volunteer position will help current U of M students gain valuable leadership experience and will focus on providing a quality transitional experience for first-year students. Leaders will receive training throughout the spring on group facilitation, campus resources, and University expectations. As a Welcome Week Leader, you will have the chance to work with a partner during Welcome Week in facilitating group meetings and activities with a group of 25 first-year students.

The WWL application is available online at: https://www.ofyp.umn.edu/employment/wwl/.
Applications are due Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

If you have any questions, please e-mail wwl@umn.edu or call 612.624.1979

Graduate Research Assistant Opening

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INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION. RESEARCH TRAINING CENTER ON COMMUNITY LIVING, College of Ed. and Human Development

Spring Semester 2011

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant
Hours/Percent Time: 20 hours per week - 50%
Wage and benefits: $17.08 plus medical, dental, and tuition benefits
Expected start date: January 2011

Program Information:
This Graduate Research Assistant position is in the Adult Services and Community Living Program area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). The Institute works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the state, country, and world to provide state-of-the-art research and information on practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.

Primary Duties
Conduct literature reviews including securing articles and drafting text for article summaries and manuscripts; Contribute to the collection, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of research and evaluation data/results; Preparing text for reports of project findings including collaborating on the development of reports, journal articles, conference papers, and other publications as needed; Manage databases and accommodate database retrieval requests; and other duties as assigned depending on skills, interests, and project needs.

Required Qualifications
-Current University of MN graduate student - early PhD student preferred.
-Advanced technical research and writing skills; must be able to conduct literature reviews; and draft research articles and evaluation reports, etc.
-Expertise in collecting and managing research data.
-Statistical expertise.
-Database (Access) expertise (design, mergers, retrievals, and data cleaning).
-Understanding of survey and test item development.

Preferred Qualifications
-Previous work experience in and knowledge about transition and/or adult developmental disability services.
-Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data management and analysis of quantitative and interview data.
-Demonstrated experience authoring literature reviews, research articles, evaluation reports, etc.
-Previous experience managing databases.
-Excellent verbal communication skills.
-Ability work well in teams and independently.

Applicants must submit the following materials; cover letter, current resume, transcripts (unofficial or official), and a writing sample demonstrating some of the skills noted in the "Required Qualifications" section above.

Application materials can be delivered or mailed to Jenna Conley at 204 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. They may also be emailed to Derek Nord, Ph.D. at nord0364@umn.edu.

Applications are due at 5pm on January 7th, 2011.

Career of the Week- Rehabilitation Counselor

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Working directly with an individual with a disability or their advocates, a rehabilitation counselor is a special type of professional counselor who helps evaluate and coordinate needed services to assist people with disabilities in coping with limitations caused by such factors as cognitive and learning difficulties, environmental and societal discrimination and barriers, psychological conflict/distress, or loss of physical/functional ability. Rehabilitation counselors assist people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to become or remain self-sufficient, productive citizens.

Although there are no formal prerequisites, individuals interested in rehabilitation counseling should first obtain a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation services, psychology, sociology, or other human services-related field. The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) offers voluntary national certification, which is obtained through passing a national examination and completing the required clinical experience.

The most common degree pursued for this career is a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling. Before beginning a study program, students should check their state's licensing website and local job listings to see what the educational requirements are for licensing and employment. Rehabilitation counseling programs should be accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) . These degree programs can be found at numerous universities.

Additional Resources:
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
National Council on Rehabilitation Education
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
American Counseling Association
National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

Wales House Assistant Manager

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Wales House, a well established U of M area guest house, is looking for a grad student/couple to assist with the management and running of a family owned and operated business.

Duties to be shared with owners include:
- assisting with setting out guest breakfast
- light housekeeping including laundry, occasional room cleaning
- occasionally checking in and assisting new guests.

Must:
- have a somewhat flexible schedule to be on-call some weeknights and weekends
- enjoy being around and helping people from all over the world.

Room provided with reduced rent, can be furnished by owners if needed, and all utilities, wifi, free parking, etc. are included. Lots of perks! Location is excellent (on east Bank),
3 minute walk to campus.

If interested, please call Kelly Carver at 612-209-7529.
www.waleshouse.com

Suburban Chicago Secondary Teacher Recruitment Fair

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
9:00am-3:00pm

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL

Subject Areas:
English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, Foreign Language, ESL/ELL, Library, Driver Education, Counseling, and Social Work

$20.00 Registration Fee (Cash only)
$5.00 Parking

For more information, visit: http://illinoisnwpa.org.

Joyce Preschool Early Childhood Education Internship

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Joyce Preschool currently has a few internship positions open for Early Childhood Education students. Joyce is a dual-immersion Spanish-English preschool for children ages 3-5. We are a diverse, dynamic staff and welcome families from all linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

An internship at Joyce Preschool offers valuable professional experience to students interested in a career in early childhood education and development. Internships are semester-long, with a possibility of extension or renewal.

For more information, visit: www.joycepreschool.org

Pay It Forward Tour

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Students Today Leaders Forever is a student group based on service and leadership. Our mission is to reveal leadership through service, relationships, and action. Our biggest program is an alternative spring break trip called the Pay it Forward Tour.

When: Spring Break March 11th-19th 2011.
What: This is a nine day service trip that takes place over springbreak. Over these nine days, students visit 5 cities along the way to a Celebration City. In each city students participate in large-group community service projects, connect with the community, and participate in reflection and leadership activities. This trip is a truly amazing opportunity to make new friends while seeing the country and helping communities in need!

For more information please contact stlf@umn.edu.

Need based scholarships are available, for an application please email stlf@umn.edu.

Friday, January 28, 2011
10:30am-12:00pm
Location: TBD

Teaching license, new license testing requirements, resume, cover letter, portfolios, letters of recommendation, applications, interviews - yes, applying for your teaching license & navigating the teacher job search can be pretty overwhelming! How do I apply for a teaching license? Will the new license testing requirements affect me? What can I do to stand out during the job search?

Receive answers to these questions and more. Hear from Shuji Asai, CEHD teacher license officer, and Sarah Covert, CEHD Career Coordinator, to learn more about the teacher licensure process (including new license testing information) and strategies for a successful teacher job search. Handouts and resources will be provided.
Join us for this very informative session!

Requisition Number 169831
Full-Time
Job Open Date 12-14-2010
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration 12-20-2010

Required/Preferred Qualifications Essential:
Bachelor's degree in education, human services, youth development, psychology, sociology, or related field and one or more years of related professional experience. Experience advising and/or mentoring disadvantaged youth or young adults in an educational setting and/or environments with caseload management experience. (According to the U.S. Department of Education, "disadvantaged" signifies an individual who meets low-income guidelines and who is a potential first generation college student. First generation signifies a person whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree.) Experience using FileMaker Pro and MS Office Suite of software. Must posses a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and the ability to drive a 15-passenger van. Must have access to a reliable vehicle to efficiently meet the needs of the position.

Desired: Experience working with youth or adolescent program. Experience working with and understanding of the issues affecting the TRiO eligible population. Strong intermediate skills and experience with FileMaker Pro database (FileMaker Pro) and MS Office Suite of software. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision. Strong attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to speak a foreign language - Spanish, Hmong or Somali.

Duties/Responsibilities
Caseload Management (30%)
Responsible for the overall design, implementation and management of an effective student caseload management system to ensure the retention and academic success of program participants, according to program objectives
Develop annual student plans of action
Provide academic, personal, social & financial aid counseling to students and families to encourage student performance
Monitor student performance in high school and at Upward Bound, utilizing appropriate tools, interventions, and referrals when necessary
Develop & maintain effective relationships, including communication, with parents/guardians and staff and faculty in target schools and community
Develop student caseload management system utilizing database system and other resources
Manage, track and evaluate student contact and performance utilizing database system
Manage, track and evaluate staff utilization of caseload management system
Develop, manage, track & evaluate student contact and performance utilizing database system
Student reporting
Direct student caseload management of two target schools
Oversight and reporting for the caseload management of two target schools

School and Community Liaison (10%)
Responsible for the development of effective relationships in the target schools and community to ensure the retention and academic success of program participants, according to program objectives
Promote & maintain good public relations within target high schools and community via regular contact and communication
Represent/publicize Upward Bound within target high schools & community
Effectively advocate for students in schools & community

Projects Coordination (30%)
Design, coordinate, implement and/or assist with special projects
Overall design, coordination, implementation and management of a timely student recruitment process, including the direct student recruitment within two target schools
Design and implement academic year and summer experiential activities for students and/or parent/guardians
Co-develop and co-manage the UB database
Assist with the design and implementation of student and parent/guardian education workshops and orientation sessions

Summer Residential Director (17.5%)
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, provide technical assistance to, and evaluate residential staff
Manage staff to ensure safety of Upward Bound students
Design, coordinate, implement and manage experiential program
Develop, manage and track student performance utilizing database system
Student Reporting
Live in dorm with staff and students

Other (12.5%)
Staff meetings
Chaperone students to conference/field trips
Professional development
Other duties as assigned

Program/Unit Description: Upward Bound is a federal TRiO program designed to provide college preparation assistance & information to adolescents from low-income and first-generation backgrounds. This position is responsible for developing & maintaining relations between the program & community, including schools, students, families, and post-secondary institutions and the oversight of the annual summer residential program.

The College of Education and Human Development comprises undergraduate programs in Business & Marketing Education, Human Resource Development, Elementary Education Foundations, Early Childhood Education Foundations, Sports Management, Kinesiology, Recreation Park & Leisure Studies, Youth Studies, Family Social Science. Graduate programs include Initial and Additional Licensure Programs in teaching, Certificates, Professional Studies, Master and Doctorate programs. CEHD's student services division is home to the TRiO programs serving under-represented students: Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars; as well as the Multicultural Teacher Development Project, the Common Grounds Consortium, and a portion of the University's Access to Success program.
Application Instructions Submit letter of application, resume and list of references.

Note:
Must be able to accommodate evening, overnight, and weekend hours. A criminal background check is required for finalist candidate.

To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92039

Upward Bound Student Positions

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TRIO Upward Bound at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota is seeking student applicants for the following academic year positions:
-Office Assistant
-Tutor
-Instructor

We have several positions open for each job. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education, are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website. To apply, click on the link related to each position:

OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR UPWARD BOUND
Requisition Number 169798
Work Hours 10-15/week arranged
Starting Hourly Rate 9.18
Job Close Date 01-14-2011
Work Study Only
To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92051

TUTOR IN UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM
Requisition Number 169797
Work Hours 6-10 hours/week arranged
Starting Hourly Rate 10.20
Job Close Date 01-14-2011
To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92049

INSTRUCTOR - UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM
Requisition Number 169795
Work Hours Wednesdays, 3:30-6:00pm, plus additional prep hours
Starting Hourly Rate $12-15.50 DOQ
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92047

ABOUT US
TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education equal educational opportunity program. Specifically, TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO Upward Bound works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound has served 105 low-income and first generation students annually since 2001 and 85 students each previous year since 1965.

Visit out website at:
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound/default.html

Career of the Week- Physician Assistant

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Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of a healthcare team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x rays, and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and casting. PAs record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. Physician assistants also may prescribe certain medications.

All States require physician assistants to complete an accredited, formal education program and pass a national exam to obtain a license. All States and the District of Columbia have legislation governing the practice of physician assistants. All jurisdictions require physician assistants to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and open only to graduates of accredited PA education programs. Only those who have successfully completed the examination may use the credential "Physician Assistant-Certified." To remain certified, PAs must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years. Every 6 years, they must pass a recertification examination or complete an alternative program combining learning experiences and a take-home examination.

The median annual wage of physician assistants was $81,230 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent of physician assistants earned between $68,210 and $97,070. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $110,240.

Additional Resources

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Graduate Programs

College Nannies & Tutors

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College Nannies & Tutors- Now hiring!

College Nannies & Tutors is currently accepting applications
from responsible, outgoing individuals for a variety of nanny,
babysitting and other childcare positions. We offer flexible
scheduling and a variety of positions to fit varying skills and
preferences. Nanny positions may be full-time, part-time,
hourly babysitting, summer only and/or after school.
Although each nanny position varies with each family due
to age, number of children and family needs, activities often
include:
• Being a role model by setting a good example
• Playing games, sports and other activities with the children
• Helping with homework
• Organizing and taking children on outings/adventures
• Providing rides to and from daily activities
• Organizing fun, including play dates & neighborhood games
• Meeting the school bus and providing care until parents
come home from work

About Tutor Positions:
College Tutors teaching and tutoring positions are available
during the school year as well as during the summer months.
Tutors may work with one or multiple students depending on
their availability in a one-on-one setting. Tutor positions range
from being a general Homework Help Tutor to advanced tutors,
such as Algebra Tutors, Calculus Tutors, Physics Tutors, ACT
Prep Tutors, SAT Prep Tutors and Foreign Language Tutors,
and can take place in homes or in our learning centers.
College Tutors offers a highly successful tutoring program in
conjunction with No Child Left Behind and positions to work
with these students and schools are also available. Potential
College Tutors can be current college students majoring in a
variety of disciplines, college graduates, as well as certified
teachers. Tutors should be caring, enthusiastic, intelligent,
patient and ready to succeed with each student!
If you possess the following qualifications, apply today:
• Involved, organized student with subject specific expertise
• Highly motivated; rank in top 10% in your field of study
• College Test Prep applicants must have scored in or above
the 95 percentile on their college entrance exam(s)
• Demonstrated ability to relay knowledge in an effective manner
• Previous tutor experience a plus

Interested? Please apply online at www.collegenannies.com/edinamn

Tutor Corps at Breakthrough Saint Paul

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Breakthrough Saint Paul, a six-year academic enrichment and college access program, has a dual mission:
To launch highly motivated, under-resourced students from the Saint Paul Public Schools on the path to college and;
To attract a diverse group of talented young people to pursue careers in education.

Join the Tutor Corps at Breakthrough Saint Paul!
Breakthrough Saint Paul is expanding our corps of tutors to call upon when our 7th-12th grade students need extra academic support during the 2010-2011 school year. We are seeking tutors for math, science, reading, and writing. Tutors will be paired with students based on student needs, geographical compatibility, and tutor areas of expertise. Tutors and students will meet at a mutually selected public location, ideally the student's school or a Saint Paul Public Library. Tutors are asked to make a 2 hour/week commitment for a period of 3 months. Tutors are also required to attend a training scheduled for January 29th, 2011 in order to begin tutoring in February.

For additional information about this opportunity, as well as an online application, please visit: http://www.breakthroughsaintpaul.org/involved_volunteer_tutorcorps.html

Career and Job Search Preparation for Grad Students

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Register now:

APS 5201 Career and Job Search Preparation for Graduate Students
Spring 2011
1 credit

Job search preparation and career development tools for all graduate students (masters and PhD students in all programs). Offered on the St. Paul campus. Focus will be on non-academic careers though some class content can be targeted to the academic search. Topics include: goal setting, networking, job search, resume/CV, and interviewing. Offered S/N. Meets 10 times over 15 weeks (plus individual appointments). Assignments include resume/CV, informational interview, and career development plan.

This course will help you prepare, now, to be ready for an effective job search when graduation approaches. Don't wait until your last semester or last year to start your employer research, establishing relationships, creating an effective resume and practicing your interviewing skills.

Tuesdays
5:15-6:30pm
12 BioSci

1st Annual YMCA Summer Hiring Job Fair!

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Monday 1-31-2011
12pm - 6pm
University YMCA
1801 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking passionate persons who want to create positive experiences for youth in the diverse communities we serve.
Our event is free and open to the public.

Summer Opportunities Available Include:
Camp Counselor
Camp Instructor
Youth Development Staff
School Aged Care Program Staff
School Aged Care Lead Program Staff

All opportunity seekers will have the opportunity to interview that day with actual on-site hiring managers from our camps and summer programs during the fair.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Patti Neiman, M.A.
Director of Educational Efficacy and Leadership
UNIVERSITY YMCA
YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MINNEAPOLIS
1801 University Ave SE
(P) 612 676 7706
(E) patti.neiman@ymcampls.org

Admission Possible- now hiring for 2011

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Admission Possible is seeking AmeriCorps and VISTA members for Fall 2011! We will be selecting lots of talented, idealistic people and we would love your help in recruiting them. We get our best candidates from your referrals, so please take a moment to think of people who just might be passionate about changing the world - or others who might know of such people! Most often, our applicants are recent college graduates or current seniors looking for opportunities starting next fall.

We are excited each year by the quality applications we receive from all over the country, and with our recent recognition from President Obama - we were highlighted in a June 2009 speech about highly effective non-profits with growth potential - we expect the competition for these positions to be especially strong this year!

More than 70 new AmeriCorps and VISTA members will be selected
to start in the fall in both the Twin Cities and Milwaukee. The Priority Application deadline is 2/14/2011 and the Final Application Deadline is 3/7/2011. For more details on the specific positions and deadlines, as well as a short video about opportunities with Admission Possible, please visit www.AdmissionPossible.org and click on the "AmeriCorps" tab or click right here: http://www.AdmissionPossible.org/AmeriCorps.html


What is Admission Possible?

Admission Possible is an ten-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising low-income high school students earn admission to college. We provide our students with (1) SAT/ACT test preparation; (2) guidance in the college application process; (3) assistance in the financial aid application process; and (4) guidance in transition to college.

We currently serve 1,500 students in 17 high schools in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Robbinsdale, Coon Rapids, Columbia Heights and St. Louis Park; and 7 high schools in Milwaukee, WI. Since our founding in 2000, we have succeeded in helping 98% of our students earn admission to college!

Project Footsteps is now accepting applicants for Internships, Facilitators, and volunteers
Internships:
Human Resource
Community Relations
Program Operations

Facilitators:conduct the youth programs

Volunteering: we always are looking for volunteers to come and help us in the office or at our events.

if you want to learn more about any of our opportunities check us out at www.projectfootsteps.org or call us at 612-353-6927
Project Footsteps Program Teams.pdf

PROACT Search, a national executive search firm focused on K12 education. One of their clients, Success Charter Network/Harlem Success Academy is interested in connecting with Education candidates from the U of MN. Please check out the complete positions below.

Dean of Student.pdf
Leadership Resident.pdf
Reading and Writing Coordinator.pdf
Reading and Writing Staff Developer.pdf


North End and Franklin Elementary Schools are proud to offer our Saturday tutoring program beginning in January 2011! The Saturday tutoring program began in 2008 as a partnership between the University Academies for Boys and Girls at North End and alumni of the UMN branch of Kappa Alpha Psi, an internationally-renowned African-American fraternity, to provide our students with a unique enrichment opportunity.


The goals of the program are two-fold:

1) to secure students' math skills so they will be better prepared to test; and

2) to strengthen community relationships and give students the chance to learn from consistent, caring role models.


As our school community grows and changes, we are expanding this popular, well-attended program to serve 40 children this year. In light of this expansion, we are looking outside our foundational partnership with the Kappas to increase tutor capacity. I'm reaching out to you today to ask for help in providing these students with the community support they need to become our future leaders. With a time commitment of just 12 hours (4 days) over 12 weeks, this program is a convenient way for you and your coworkers to offer your time in a way that truly counts!


The program occurs on Saturdays 9:30am-12pm from 1/22/11 to 4/16/11. There will be a required volunteer training on Thursday, 1/13/11 6-7pm (can be rescheduled if volunteer cannot attend). The program includes breakfast for the students, an hour and fifteen minutes of math tutoring, and 45 minutes of gym fun time with tutors. If you're looking for an enjoyable way to spend time with smart and active kids in your St. Paul community, this is it!


If you are interested in tutoring, please contact Julia at julia.briggs.schumacher@gmail.com or (651) 744-2263 for more information.

Teacher position in Brazil

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Teacher Leitissimo School. Brazil

Teaching
-Develop/Plan teaching/teaching
-Approx. 8 children (ages 5 to 10)
-Approx. 4 Adults. Basic reading and writing.
-Work in with the local community (farm and factory families and community)

The Leitissimo School was started 6 years ago to attend the primary school teaching needs of children of the farm staff here in the internal part of Bahia state 350km from the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.

Over the past 9 years the Leitissimo farms have grow considerably with a small milk factory having been
added to the business in the last year, hence more families moving onto the site.

They key goals of Leitissimo are;

(a)The shareholders aim to lead the development of profitable dairy farms and processing facilities
and benefit from the added value of the integration of these activities.

(b)To lift the living and working standards of people working in the Brazilian dairy
industry.

(c)To set high standards relating to environmental management and animal husbandry.

A key part of the social development is the school. Our goal is to give the children a great start to their
education by using local curriculum and supplementing it with effective contemporary methodologies,
which stimulate in each child the love of learning.

Setting a good platform for literacy, math, science, and topics relevant to the local environment is a key
goal. Ideally the candidate would be bi-lingual (English/Portuguese) as students come from the local areas as well as from New Zealand.

The school is set inside the farm which itself is located in the beautiful cerrado landscape. One of the great savannah lands, which carries special ecological importance.

Key attributes.

Passionate about teaching and sowing the seed of learning in others.
Self starter. Likes the outdoors. The location is rural, albeit in a special landscape from an ecological point of view.
Portuguese and English speaking (if possible).
Primary school trained.

The opportunity presents a great opportunity to combine career with an enriching overseas life experience.
Interested? Please apply by sending you resume and cover letter to Simon Wallace Leitissimo at
simon@leitissimo.com.br

Career of the Week- Physical Therapy Assistant

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Physical therapist assistants and aides help physical therapists to provide treatment that improves patient mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or lessens physical disabilities of patients. Physical therapist assistants assist physical therapists in providing care to patients. Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, they provide exercise, instruction; therapeutic methods like electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, and ultrasound; massage; and gait and balance training. Physical therapist assistants record the patient's responses to treatment and report the outcome of each treatment to the physical therapist.

In most States, physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree. The American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits postsecondary physical therapy assistant programs. Most States require physical therapist assistants to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam. Complete information on regulations can be obtained from State licensing boards.

Opportunities for individuals interested in becoming physical therapist assistants are expected to be very good; with help from physical therapist assistants, physical therapists are able to manage more patients. Median annual wages of physical therapist assistants were $46,140 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $37,170 and $54,900.


Additional Resources
1 .Minnesota Schools for Physical Therapist Assistants ( right bottom)
2. American Physical Therapy Association


Breakthrough St. Paul Info Session!
Thursday, February 10th
6:00pm-7:00pm
STSS Building 518/520
(Science Teaching Student Services Building)

"I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something. The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child's life is one words cannot describe." - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher

Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for high-potential, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.

Open to all majors!

This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.

Please visit our website for more details!
http://www.breakthroughsaintpaul.org/teachers_become.html

Application Deadline: March 7th, 2011 (Interviews granted on a rolling basis)

U of MN Job & Internship Fair- Spring Semester

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Friday, February 25, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Job and Internship Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. This event was created for you.

view more at www.umjobfair.org

SAVE THE DATE: Spring CEHD Employer Recruitment Events

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Greetings students!
I just wanted you to be aware of some upcoming CEHD Employer Recruitment Events occurring this spring semester. Remember to mark your calendar:
EVENT DATES:
Kinesiology Employer Fair: Wednesday, February 9th 3:00pm-4:30pm
location: Cooke Hall

FSOS & Youth Studies Employer Fair: Wednesday, February 16th 11:00am-1:00pm
location: McNeal Hall Atrium

HRD Employer Fair: Wednesday, March 30th 3:00pm-4:30pm
location: Burton Hall

Stay tuned for more information

Teach Abroad in Brazil

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Teacher Leitissimo School. Brazil

Teaching
-Develop/Plan teaching/teaching
-Approx. 8 children (ages 5 to 10)
-Approx. 4 Adults. Basic reading and writing.
-Work in with the local community (farm and factory families and community)

The Leitissimo School was started 6 years ago to attend the primary school teaching needs of children of the farm staff here in the internal part of Bahia state 350km from the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.

Over the past 9 years the Leitissimo farms have grow considerably with a small milk factory having been added to the business in the last year, hence more families moving onto the site.

They key goals of Leitissimo are;

(a)The shareholders aim to lead the development of profitable dairy farms and processing facilities and benefit from the added value of the integration of these activities.
(b)To lift the living and working standards of people working in the Brazilian dairy industry.
(c)To set high standards relating to environmental management and animal husbandry.

A key part of the social development is the school. Our goal is to give the children a great start to their education by using local curriculum and supplementing it with effective contemporary methodologies, which stimulate in each child the love of learning.

Setting a good platform for literacy, math, science, and topics relevant to the local environment is a key goal. Ideally the candidate would be bi-lingual (English/Portuguese) as students come from the local areas we well as from New Zealand.

The school is set inside the farm which itself is located in the beautiful cerrado landscape. One of the great savannah lands, which carries special ecological importance.


Key attributes.
-Passionate about teaching and sowing the seed of learning in others.
-Self starter. Likes the outdoors. The location is rural, albeit in a special landscape from an ecological point of view.
-Portuguese and English speaking (if possible).
-Primary school trained.

The opportunity presents a great opportunity to combine career with an enriching overseas life experience.
Application process: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Simon Wallace at simon@leitissimo.com.br

Lake Harriet Community School Reading Tutors

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Lake Harriet Community School (a Minneapolis Public School K-8) needs reading comprehension tutors to work with students after school. There are about 20-25 positions available.

These are volunteers positions lasting until the end of the elementary school year (early June.)
Grades: 3-8
When: 4:10-5:10pm, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Where: 4912 Vincent Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Volunteer forms as well as a criminal background check are required. There is a $5.00 processing fee to the District.
Please contact Ann Smith (lhcsvolunteer@gmail.com)

Employer Recruitment- Walk-in hours
with New Oriental Education & Technology Group
STSS Building Career Services 411
Friday, December 3rd
TIME: 10:00am-12:00noon

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. is a provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. It offers a range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the People's Republic of China and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group is recruiting for 3 types of positions; including English instructor and teaching assistant, management trainee and employees for functional departments (marketing, HR, sales and consulting). Work location: 43 major cities in China.

To learn more about how to apply and complete requirements for the positions, please come and connect with the recruiter during the walk-in hours on Friday, December 3rd.

Low-moderate income communities across the country are feeling the bite of the recession that began in December 2007. Cutbacks in human services and education, layoffs and persistent unemployment, home foreclosures, increased youth violence, predatory lending, and other serious issues are day-to-day realities for many. Now is the time for a new generation of community organizers to step up, unite people, and transform our communities. DART is recruiting and training that new generation.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute -- a paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. After years of research into best practices, experimentation, evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers in the country.

Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:

* Entering a community
* Identifying and training local leaders
* Strategic planning and issue cutting
* Relationship and community building
* Direct Action on community issues
* Fundraising

The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Job Creation
* Criminal Recidivism
* Predatory Lending
* Affordable Housing
* Wage Theft

The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation with 15 weeks of infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site. Organizer Trainees are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the seven-day classroom training. After successful completion of the program, DART will place graduates into permanent full-time salaried positions. DART is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, employees of the DART Network are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness under the recently enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in July 2011. Training locations and permanent placements will include cities in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida.

Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term professional career.Prior to the start of training on July 10, 2011, candidates must have completed a master's degree, JD, or equivalent professional experience. Also, candidates must have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting. OTs must also have access to a car during training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.

The national application deadline is December 20, 2010. To apply or find out more about DART, contact: Erica Horton at erica@thedartcenter.org or (785) 841-2680. Also, you can download the application or view profiles from previous OTs at the DART website: www.thedartcenter.org.

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