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Careers in Law Forum

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March 2, 2011
Wiley Hall Atrium
12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services. All students thinking about law are welcome to attend this free event.

Stop by anytime during the event. You do not need to register in advance to attend. More information is available at:

Big Ten Career Expo

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March 11, 2011
Union Station
Indianapolis, IN
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Registered yet? What are you waiting for? Hear from experts on two stacked panels during the Big Ten Conference Career Expo (March 11) at Union Station in Indianapolis. The two panels are titled: The Sporting Life: Careers in Sports (10:30 - 11:30) and Accelerate Your Brand with Social Media (12:30 - 1:30). More to come about the Sporting Life next month but take a look at who's on the Social Media panel!

A panel of professionals - all social media experts - all from different backgrounds will talk about how social media is redefining their professional careers. Find out how social media helps you find a job, when it suddenly redefines your job, and what happens when it becomes your job.

Topics covered will include:
What recruiters like to see from a candidate
How social is redefining the marketing team
What big brands think about Twitter

Panelists so far include:
-Tim Kopp, CMO for ExactTarget, an industry leading email, mobile, and social media marketing company. Tim was awarded Indianapolis Business Journal's 40 under 40, Finalist for CMO of the Year by the CMO Council and Finalist for the Best and Brightest Award from Ernst & Young. Follow him on Twitter at @tbkopp
-Kyle Lacy, Kyle has quickly built an excellent in-depth understanding of the application of social and digital media for both small business and large corporations. He is the author of two books: Twitter Marketing for Dummies (Wiley 2009) and Branding Yourself (Pearson 2010). Recognized globally for his knowledge of social media he is invited to share his expertise for audiences all the world. Follow his blog at or Twitter at @kyleplacy
-Lawrence McGlown, is an authentic brand builder who leads marketing and brand development efforts for Brightpoint North America. Prior to joining Brightpoint in 2010, he held operations and marketing positions with General Mills, Hickory Farms, Humana and Kraft Foods. Lawrence shares reflections of his experiences via a blog, and @LawrenceMcGlown
-Emily Trimble is a Social Media Team Manager at BLASTmedia, a Public Relations and Social Media Agency in Fishers, Indiana. Follow Emily on Twitter at @trimblyton to hear the latest and greatest of a social media young professional.
-Jennifer McClure is a social recruiting HR consultant and President of Unbridled Talent, a speaking and consulting practice focused on Innovative People Strategies in the areas of Talent Attraction, Recruiting and People Development. She is a contributor to the hysterical Fistful of Talent blog that discusses recruiting, talent, and HR mishaps. Follow her on Twitter at @CincyRecruiter

Noble Teacher Recruitment Event 2011

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Saturday, February 26th
Rauner College Prep
1337 West Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Parking will be limited.
Public transportation or carpooling is encouraged.

Complete this questionnaire for an invitation:

Or email for an invitation:

South Washington County School District: Immediate need!

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South Washington County School District is expanding rapidly and they are looking to hire a Birth-5 Teacher within the next month.This is an immediate hire and they are having difficulty finding applicants.

Potential applicants should check our school districts website or call Sandy Wilmarth, Special Services Secretary, at 651-458-6673 to ask about the position.

YMCA Summer Hiring Job Fair

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This coming Monday, January 31st from 12:00 - 6:00 PM we are offering the first ever Y Summer Employment Job Fair at the University YMCA. This is a great opportunity for college students to apply for summer employment at YMCA sites in Minnesota! We are really excited to offer this for the first time ever. Our hope, with your support, is to have a great number of students employed by the Y for Summer 2011!

Students can upload their applications (see flyer) first, but it's not mandatory. Or they can just head over with their resume and cover letters and sit down and learn about the opportunities for summer. This fair is open to the public, so it should be a great event for all. Thanks for supporting us and our event in whatever way you can!

Pre-Apply online at:


TIME: 12PM - 6PM


For the 2011-2012 school year, Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School (CMES), a new charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks teachers and support staff for K-6 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) elementary program (K-2 in the first year) in partnership with the Minnesota Training Center of Minnesota. Candidates should hold AMI certification (Primary or Elementary diplomas) as well as a valid Minnesota state teaching license (K-6). Interested applicants should email a letter of intent and resume to

Emporia State University Professor position

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Emporia State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, tenure-track position in the Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education. Requirements: PhD or equivalent in Early Childhood Special Education or Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood preferred. Full time tenure track position teaching in Early Childhood Unified program that leads to teaching license Birth - age 8 and Birth - age 5.

The successful candidate will have experience with functional assessment of infants and young children and a minimum of three years experience working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and families of children from birth to age 5; will possess knowledge of SPED laws and regulations, Early Intervention; Infant Mental Health, and adult learning theory, and Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment. Experience in college level online teaching is preferred. The successful candidate will advise graduate students in the ECU program and be active in scholarly activity in addition to teaching duties. Summer school teaching will be available.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (address, phone, e-mail address) for three current references to Dr. Eileen Hogan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education, Campus Box 4037, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801. An AA/EOE institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply

Peace Corps Spring 2011 Events

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Peace Corps at the U of M
Spring 2011

Wednesday, January 26 - Information Meeting
4:30 - 5:30
Heller Hall 110

Tuesday, February 8 - Information Meeting
4:30 - 5:30
Coffman 325

March - May - 50 Years of Service: Minnesota Peace Corps Volunteers
Exhibit at the Humphrey Forum
March 21 - Opening Gala: Details TBA

Tuesday, March 22 - Information Meeting
4:30 - 5:30
Coffman 325

Tuesday, April 12 - Information Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Heller Hall 110

Wednesday, May 4 - Information Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Mapps Coffee and Tea (1810 Riverside Ave)

Walk-in Hours (230 Heller Hall)
Tuesdays 11-1
Wednesdays 12-2
Thursdays 10-12
Or by appointment.

Welcome Week Leaders: Call for Volunteers

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This is a volunteer position. You will be required to attend spring and summer training and event preparation during the week prior to Welcome Week in addition to Welcome Week itself.

You will work in pairs and help guide freshmen through the Welcome Week program, focusing on providing a quality transitional experience for the students. As a WWL, you'll be expected to:

* Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for freshmen
* Facilitate activities within small groups of freshmen
* Lead small group discussions
* Track small group attendance and participation
* Assist with New Student Move-In
* Support college-specific Welcome Week activities
* Lead and participate in Welcome Week community exploration events
* Assist with set-up and take-down of Welcome Week events
* Maintain professionalism when working with first-year students and while representing Orientation &
* First-Year Programs and the University
* Complete final program evaluations
* Attend post Orientation & First-Year Programs activities (closure, etc...)
* Complete miscellaneous duties as necessary

What You'll Gain

* Confidence when leading a group of peers
* Increased tolerance of ambiguity
* Practical knowledge of the University of Minnesota
* Cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work

Who We Are Looking For

You'll be selected on the basis of your performance at the WWL evaluation session, participation in, and completion of all required training sessions; adherence to University of Minnesota and Welcome Week policies and standards, and ability to meet all required WW time commitments.

You must demonstrate an ability to work well with others, communicate effectively, demonstrate mature judgment, and commit to a rigorous schedule. Additionally, you need to have patience, flexibility, and strong organizational skills, and be willing and ready to learn, and be willing to represent UMTC with pride and respect.

You must be full-time students in good academic standing (at, or above a 2.30 GPA) and good judicial standing with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and Housing & Residential Life. Students studying abroad with a departure between August 15 and September 6, 2011, and students graduating in or before December 2011 are not eligible to apply.
How To Apply

The link to begin the online application process is Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2011.

You will be asked to log in with your x500 and password. The first three steps of the process will walk you through the position description and benefits, ask you to view a video and complete an application. You will then be asked to register for a WWL evaluation session. More details and application instructions can be found at:

Green Job Revolution

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Green Job Revolution February 15, 2011
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Hear from professionals in fields from arts to engineering who have incorporated sustainability into their careers. Speakers will describe the shift of our economy towards sustainability, followed by a panel discussing the implications of this shift for job seekers. Afterward, the speakers will be available to discuss and answer questions addressing the skills needed to be at the forefront of this economic revolution.

This event is free and open to the public! Pre-registration is not required.

Event Schedule
4:00pm - Doors Open. Visit student groups' information tables. Food and beverages.
4:30pm - Professional Panel including representatives from a wide variety of fields including business; design, art, and building; agriculture, nutrition and food; and policy, law and economics.
5:45pm - Question & Answer Session with Panel
6:15pm - Visit student groups' information tables. Food and beverages.
6:30pm - Event concludes

Co-sponsored by EcoWatch, Career and Internship Services, MPIRG, HECUA, Green Biz, and the Sustainability Studies Minor

Minnesota Education Job Fair 2011

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The 2011 Minnesota Education Job Fair is scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Students with a teaching license or those who are qualified for an educational service area (such as school counselor, speech therapist, school social worker, or school administrator) from the University of Minnesota are eligible to attend. Students must pre-register by Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 4:30pm.

For more info, go to:

To register, go to:

The CEHD Alumni Society is sponsoring a Hospitality Suite from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the event. Please stop by throughout the day to take a break, enjoy light refreshments and mingle with fellow CEHD alumni and students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Attorney PPC Sales and Marketing Intern

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Sales and Marketing Intern

Employment Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: 20
Start Date: Immediate
Tuition Assistance: No
Required Student Status: Junior
Position Objective:
Provide students interested in Sales with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work with AttorneyPPC by providing solutions to customers.
Principal Accountabilities:
-Gain immediate hands-on work experience in a fast-paced Internet business.
-Gain a robust understanding of internet marketing and how companies benefit from online marketing.
-Participate in orientation, mentoring relationships and other opportunities targeted toward development.
-Receive regular feedback on job performance.
-Some duties include but are not limited to creating customer focused marketing materials, prospecting for new customers, sales lead generation and market research.
-Create and facilitate a series of webinar marketing presentations to foster sales leads and educate prospective clients.
-Work as a team to develop a strategy for streamlining the sales process to increase conversion and reduce resources needed to close sales.

-Fast-paced and hands-on.
-Office setting.

Job Locations:
Roseville, MN

Required Qualifications:
-Juniors currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program - all majors considered.
-Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

Desired Qualifications:
-Overall 3.0 GPA preferred.
-Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in general business, economics or marketing preferred.

Career of the Week---Sports Physicians

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A Sports Physician examines and treats sport or athletic related injuries. Prescribes and administers patient medications. Monitors patient during sport events or physical activity and performs tests and prescribes medication and treatment, as necessary. They also consult with patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment. They are also the doctors who treat patients suffering from injuries to their musculoskeletal system due to some form of physical activity, usually a sporting event.

The spectrum of clients they treat ranges from professional athletes making millions of dollars a year to the weekend warrior who overdoes it during a Saturday afternoon tennis game. Also many general practitioners and orthopedic surgeons work as team physicians in addition to their duties in private practice.

Being a Sports Physician requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. It may require at least 2-4 years of sports medicine experience. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is also expected. Successful sports physicians have strong communication skills, even temperament, good people skills, and a high level of dedication to their field. They need to understand the role of sports in society.

Additional Resources:
American Osteopathic Association
Physician& Sports Medicine
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Potential Employment
Northwest Orthopedic Surgeons
Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute

Using LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Career Success

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Presenter: Darren Kaltved
Career Counselor - Career Center for Science and Engineering

When: Thursday, February 3, 2011
5:30 p.m. Registration and Social Networking
6 p.m. Dinner and Mentor/Student Socializing
6:30 p.m. LinkedIn Presentation

Where: Mayo Memorial Building Auditorium
Cost: Free to CEHD students
RSVP: You must RSVP by Wednesday, January 26 to There are only a few slots remaining. They will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 26th.

Info: Contact Raleigh Kaminsky at

Friday, January 28, 2011
Location: Nicholson Hall, Rm 35

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!

Spring Chinese Student Job Searching Book Club

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Are you a Chinese student? Are you trying to find a job in the U.S.? Join this discussion group to learn about U.S. hiring culture, work authorization, how to build strong professional connections (networking), as well as the importance of your own value. You will have the opportunity to:
-Read the most up to date job searching book for international students;
-Discuss your questions and concerns about job searching with group members and a career coach;
-Learn from Chinese students and professionals who have successful experience finding opportunities in the U.S.
-Develop your own action plan for your job search

We will meet every other week. Meeting will be held from 5:30-7pm. Meeting dates will be determined by group members' availability.

The group will be led by Xiaoji Zhang, Career Coach at Carlson School Undergraduate Business Career Center.

If you are interested in this discussion group, join us at the info session on Jan 31. We will provide more information about the group and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions as well.
Date: Mon. Jan 31, 2011
Time: 5-6pm
Location: TBD

Please RSVP for the info session at

CEHD Career Services is hosting the Human Resources Development Employer Recruitment Event. The purpose of the event is to connect students and alumni to employers who are seeking candidates for full & part time positions, internships & volunteer opportunities. The event is open to all students and we encourage you to come!

Human Resource Development Employer Recruitment Event
location:227 Burton hall- eastbank
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Fair time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
employer set-up: 2:00pm

RSVP List to date:
1. Project Footsteps
2. ARC Greater Twin Cities
3. ARC Healthcare (different organization from above)
4. Minnesota Children's Museum
5. Minnesota Twins Baseball
6. Target Corporation

*Please come prepared with your current resume*

Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg at or by phone at 612-626-7432

CEHD Career Services will be hosting our School of Kinesiology Employer Recruitment Event again this spring in the Cooke Hall Atrium. We have recruited 12 employers who will be promoting their organizations, jobs and internships related to our School of Kinesiology majors.The event is open to all students and alumni.

School of Kinesiology Employer Recruitment Event
location: Cooke Hall Atrium- eastbank
Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 2011
Fair time: 3:00pm-4:30pm.
employer set-up: 2:00pm

Employer RSVP:
1. Richfield Recreation Services
2. Life Time Fitness
4. Special Olympics Minnesota
5. Timberwolves
6. MN Swarm
7. National Dodgeball League
8. St. Paul Saints
9. U of MN Department of Recreational Sports
10.U of MN Athletics
11.Great Prairie
12.Three Rivers Parks District

CEHD career services and the U of MN Health Career Center will also be at the event to market their resources and information.

*Please remember to come prepared with your current resume*
Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg at or by phone at 612-626-7432

Kinesiology employer recruitment event.pdf

CEHD Career Services will be hosting our Family Social Science & Youth Studies Employer Recruitment Event this spring in McNeal Hall Atrium on Wednesday, February 16th.

Employers will be on-campus to promote their organizations, jobs and internships within the non-profit, government and social service sector.

FSOS & Youth Studies Recruitment Event
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
McNeal Hall Atrium
Employer RSVP:

1. Richfield Family Services
2. PeaceCorps
3. MN Reading & Math Corps
4. Project Footsteps
6. Lutheran Social Services of MN
7. Planned Parenthood of MN
8. Minnesota Women's Consortium
9. Project for Pride in Living
10. Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
11. Children's Home Society & Family Services
12. St. Paul Parks & Recreation- City Wide Team

CEHD career services will be at the event to market their resources and information.

*Please remember to come prepared with your current resume*

Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg at or by phone at 612-626-7432

non profit employer recruitment event.pdf

Minneapolis "I Know I Can" College Awareness Day
Thursday, February 10, 2011

On February 10, 2011 approximately 2,700 third graders attending Minneapolis Public Schools will participate in the Minneapolis "I Know I Can" College Awareness Day.

It is the first step of The Minneapolis Promise, a cluster of coordinated efforts designed to eliminate barriers to post-secondary education for Minneapolis youth. The event will bring over 200 Minneapolis area volunteers into third-grade classrooms to share the significance of making college attendance an aspiration.

Volunteers will read I Know I Can, a children's book that introduces college awareness in a context that young children can understand. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to talk about their own college experiences, why college is important, and how to get ready for college.

To participate, you must attend a volunteer orientation session (1 hour) on one of the following dates:

* Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 9:00-10:00 AM (Walter Library 402)
* Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:30-2:30 PM (Walter Library 402)

Please register to attend a volunteer orientation session.

On the day of the event, you'll be expected to arrive at your assigned school at the designated time (between 9:00-10:00 AM) and spend approximately one hour in the classroom. Volunteers from the University of Minnesota will participate in schools near campus: Dowling Urban, Marcy Open, Pratt Community, Sheridan, and Sullivan Community. (Volunteer shifts/schools will be assigned at the orientation sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Questions? Please contact Meaghan at or 612-624-4561.

Project Partners: the Office of the Mayor (Minneapolis), RBC Wealth Management, Minneapolis Public Schools, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota College Access Network.

Southern Teachers Agency Teachers Fair

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For seniors anxious about their post-graduate plans, teaching at a private or independent school provides an excellent opportunity to stay involved in their academic interests and to inspire young minds.

Southern Teachers Agency is the oldest teacher placement agency in America. STA is a free resource for teacher candidates. Although private & independent schools do hire teacher candidates who have not gone through an education program and are not certified, these schools value candidates who have spent time preparing for a career in education.

Now is the time to apply and become an active candidate with STA, as there are only two more weeks before the cut-off date for our Teachers Fair in Washington, DC. At the end of February, STA will be hosting a large job fair in conjunction with the National Association of Independent School's annual convention in DC. The deadline to apply to become an active candidate for this fair is January 28, 2011.

To learn more, visit:

Career of the Week-- Marriage and Family Therapists

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Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. The practice also includes premarital counseling, child counseling, divorce or separation counseling and other relationship counseling.

Marriage and family therapists work in clinics, agencies, hospitals, schools, and private practice. Hours must be flexible to accommodate families in crisis and working people who require evening or weekend appointments.

Educational requirements for licensure include a minimum of a master's degree from an accredited university with major emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Three years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, two of which must be post-master's level under the supervision of a qualified marriage and family therapist, are required for licensure. The examination is given by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.

Government economists expect jobs for marriage and family therapists to grow faster than the average for all careers through 2018. Americans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of getting help from mental health professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary of marriage and family therapists in 2008 was $46,930.

Additional Resources
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
AAMFT - Minnesota Division

University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

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Friday, February 25, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, downtown Minneapolis
Cost: $10 if you pre-register online by February 22, or $25 at the
door on the day of the fair

Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! Over 200
organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and
internships. Check the Job Fair site to see which organizations are
attending. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate
students, and recent alumni. To register for it, go to, where you'll also find preparation tips and info
about free transportation.

Early Childhood Ed. Playgroup Assistant Leader

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Work Study Position

Program Description:
The PPL Family Literacy Program strives to improve educational and employment outcomes for low-income families in PPL affordable housing communities through integrated programming that serves both parents and their children.

The Playgroup Assistant Leader will collaborate with staff to facilitate a toddler playgroup that emphasizes early-literacy and motor skill development. The Assistant Leader will also help identify and develop resources. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who seek to cultivate leadership experience in the field of early childhood education and/or community programming.

Time Commitment and Location:
Mondays 5:00pm-7:30pm (+2.5 hours of prep work/week)
PPL Linden Place Apartments
5501 Boone Avenue North, New Hope, 55426

•Collaborate with staff to plan early literacy and other activities for a weekly playgroup session
•Provide guidance and support for other playgroup volunteers
•Work one-on-one or with small groups of toddlers during playgroup sessions
•Help staff maintain a safe, productive, and fun program environment
•Demonstrate a commitment to youth through consistent attendance and encouragement

•Ability to work with youth and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds and income levels
•Experience with young children
•Commitment to empower others through sharing your skills and knowledge
•An application and background check are required.

For more information please contact Joan Bennett at or 651-208-4416.

Positions at Achievement First

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Achievement First is Hiring!
For the 2011-12 school year we will hire over 200 amazing teachers and school leaders throughout our Brooklyn and Connecticut schools! Learn more and apply here:
Current Openings Include:
-Director of ELA (K-4) and (5-8)
-Rhode Island Principal in Residence
-High School Special Education Teacher (New Haven, CT)
-High School ELA Teacher (Brooklyn, NY)
-2nd Grade Math Teacher (New Haven, CT)
-1st Grade Teacher (Brooklyn, NY)
-Middle School Math Teacher (Brooklyn, NY)

MCPA Scholarship Deadline Extended

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MCPA is still accepting applications for the 2011 ACPA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland!!! MCPA is offering scholarships to support four graduate students to attend this year's Convention. Students will be awarded $250 to help cover travel expenses. Awarded recipients must confirm attendance at Convention by turning in proof of receipts to cover Convention and related expense for amount of scholarship.

Application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Please mail all application materials to True Xiong at by January 19th.

Qualified candidates must:
-Be a MCPA member.
-Be a current full-time graduate student (6 credits or more).
-Plan to attend the 2011 ACPA Convention.

1. Give students interested in career development the opportunity to learn more about career development by working with current professionals on tasks that benefit MCDA.
2. Assist the MCDA Professional Development Committee with developing ideas to engage

1. One-year free student membership to MCDA ($27.50 value).
2. Stipend of $100

1. Attend at least 2 spring semester board meetings. Meetings are from 3-5 p.m. on 2/15, 3/23, 4/13, and a May date TBD.
2. Work with fellow Professional Development Committee members to design and implement strategies for outreach to students interested in career development.

Characteristics of Ideal Candidates:
1. Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.
2. Interest in exploring careers in the career development field.
3. Able to meet deadlines
4. Hard-working

To Apply:
E-mail resume and one-page essay explaining your interest, including any initial ideas you have about how MCDA could better serve current students, to Kate Southwick (e-mail to ) by January 19, 2011.

Assistant Director at Medtronic

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Posting Date: January 7, 2011
Closing Date: January 21, 2011 (or until position is filled)
Location: Medtronic North CCC located in Mounds View, MN
Medtronic Child Care Center North, managed by Bright Horizons has an exciting leadership opportunity for
an experienced center Assistant Director. The center, licensed for 116 children ages infant through
preschool, opened in 2007 in the Medtronic, Inc. facility in Mounds View, MN. They offer fun enrichment
activities including: Dancercise and Mini-Kickers Soccer as well as learning initiatives including: Handwriting
without Tears and Sign2Me Sign Language!
As the Assistant Director, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with, assist and support the Director
with center leadership including: overall management of the center, development of quality programs in
accordance with guidelines established by Bright Horizons and NAEYC (National Association for the
Education of Young Children) and development of positive relationships with parents, children, families and
clients. You will have numerous professional growth opportunities as Assistant Directors are trained in all
areas of Director responsibility and assume these responsibilities in Directors absence. By providing
leadership, training and guidance, you will ensure the teaching team provides a safe and nurturing
environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
Qualifications: Requirements for the position include a degree in ECE or related field and a minimum of 3-5
years of documented experience working with children in a licensed and/or accredited Early Childhood
program. Prior experience with staff supervision preferred. Proven strength required in written and oral
communication skills, leadership and supervisory skills, ability to lead and coach staff in implementing a
DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practices) curriculum, financial management and organizational skills.
Experience with infants and toddlers and the NAEYC accreditation process preferred.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions offers its employees competitive compensation and a generous benefits
package that significantly exceeds the industry average. The benefits package includes health insurance,
dental, vision & prescription, long-term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with a company match,
adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement.
Apply online at:
Dawn Kepley | Recruitment Manager
dkepley@brighthorizons.comP: 515-232-9525

Big Ten Career Expo

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March 11, 2011
Union Station
Indianapolis, IN
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Come to Indy in March to find a job and network with other students and alumni at your school's designated restaurant during the Big Ten Tourney! The Career Expo will have top employers looking to hire you. This past March, 80% of the employers said they were going to contact and hire someone they met at the Expo - be that someone!

In addition, the City is all about having fun and enjoying the downtown. When you are in Indy, you know immediately that the Big Ten has arrived and taken over the town! The games, Career Expo, and school restaurants are all within walking distance and make for a festive atmosphere and a good time!

Work Study Information Tech On-Campus

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Job duties will include:
-Shooting video of events, lectures, interviews, and more
-Digitizing and editing video
-Preparing materials for online delivery
-Assisting in archiving digital material
-Minor graphic design and image manipulation
-Assisting with conversion of course websites from WebVista to Moodle

Hmong Career Workshop Series

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Fridays: February 4, February 11, & February 18
518/520 STSS, Minneapolis Campus

Attend this three part workshop series to learn the skills needed for finding part-time jobs, internships or full-time positions related to your major. A small group format will allow you to ask questions and discuss issues that may be unique to you as a Hmong student!

Free and open to University of Minnesota students in all majors and years in school. Registration for the workshop series is required. Space is limited to the first 30 students who sign up. For details and to register visit

Session 1: Effective Interviewing (February 4)
Do job interviews make you nervous? Do you wonder how cultural differences impact job interviews? This session will include several activities and small group discussions that will help you feel better prepared for future job interviews.

Session 2: Hmong Professional Panel (February 11)
Hear from a panel of Hmong University of Minnesota Alumni and learn how they found their jobs after graduation. They will also talk about the transition into the professional world and share their advice for current students.

Session 3: Resume Writing and Finding Jobs/Internships (February 18)
Whether you are a resume beginner or a resume expert, this session has something for you! We will break students into groups by experience level and give you tips for making a strong resume. We will also spend time teaching you tools and tricks for finding jobs or internships in your field.

Hennepin County Social Services Positions

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Human Services Representative I
Responsibilities include: Conduct interviews and explain assistance program requirements to clients; Contact clients and third parties to verify eligibility factors, respond to inquiries and concerns; Make referrals to county and community resources; Enter/retrieve data on computer systems to maintain case records, interpret data; Maintain cases by implementing program changes, calculating payments, and monthly budget; Determine program eligibility and issue benefits; Write memos, letters and case notes.

Case Management Assistant
Responsibilities include: Under immediate supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in assisting Social Workers, Probation Officers, and other social service personnel by performing the more routine investigative and procedural tasks; makes arrangements for services, maintains records, and provides services to clients. Typically maintains a non-complex caseload.

Social Worker
Responsibilities include: working under general supervision, employees in this class perform work in an entry-level professional position involving the development and implementation of individualized social treatment plans requiring the application of social work theory and methods in the prevention, treatment, or resolution of psychosocial problems.

Sr. Child Support/Collection Services Officer
Responsibilities include: Interpret and refer court order to Child Support/Collection Services for processing. Conduct interviews and explain program requirements to clients, verify clients' financial resources, negotiate payment agreements, and calculate child support obligations. Prepare case facts, review cases with the County Attorney's Office for legal action, participate in court hearings, and make recommendations regarding child support. Enter/retrieve data on computer systems, maintain case records, draft affidavits and prepare and file third party claims to procure county and state reimbursement. Petition jurisdictions outside Minnesota to obtain or enforce child support orders; work with third parties (private attorneys, financial institutions, and other jurisdictions) to secure child support. Authorize distribution of payments, prepare reports and respond to inquiries.

Sr. Social Worker/Child Protection Social Worker
Responsibilities include: Provide intensive social work services to persons with complex biopsychosocial conditions requiring individualized, comprehensive, culturally competent service planning, implementation, and monitoring. Receive and assess service requests. Design service plans and implement them, including arranging for all needed services (such as shelter, medical, psychological, educational, rehabilitation, legal, chemical health, financial, protective services, community agencies, foster parents/relatives). Prepare case records, social histories, court report, correspondence and other documentation using computer applications. Perform case management tasks including home visits and transportation of clients that require a personal automobile. Provide advocacy for clients to obtain needed benefits and services. Facilitate coordination of services between clients and service providers. May perform protective investigations.

To apply for these or other Hennepin County positions, visit us online at If the position you are seeking is not currently posted for application, we encourage you to utilize our 'Job Notifications' feature that will alert you by email when specific jobs you choose (or even all jobs in various occupational categories) open for application. For further information, you are welcome to contact Human Resources by calling 612-348-2163.

Positions Available with Target

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Position 1: STORE Executive Intern

About This Opportunity
Use your business, leadership and people skills to inspire exceptional performance. Maximize sales and profits for your Target store. Ensure great guest service and team member satisfaction. Create a fast-paced, energetic environment that delivers a consistent Target brand experience for team members and guests.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Stores Executive Intern, you'll take the lead as you...
-Gain a significant knowledge base during your comprehensive training program
-Work closely with the senior leadership group
-Gain the opportunity to make an impact within a Target store as an executive-in-training and project leader
-Offer innovative ideas and focusing on results, and inspire your team to do the same
-Receive extensive training to help you become a strong store executive leader
-Return to school with strengthened leadership and project management skills, and a better understanding of the outstanding opportunities at Target
-Desire to pursue a career in retail management
-Leadership and strong decision-making skills
-Assertiveness and initiative
-Team-oriented thinking
-Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

Undergraduate interns are eligible for a number of benefits just for being a team member, including a 10 percent Team Member Discount, access to a toll-free NurseLine, access to the Target Health & Wellness Web site, access to the Team Member LifeResources, a resource offering free support and information, and discounts on a variety of other resources

Position 2: STORE Executive Team Leader in Training

About This Opportunity
Use your business, leadership and people skills to inspire exceptional performance. Maximize sales and profits for your Target store. Ensure great guest service and team member satisfaction. Create a fast-paced, energetic environment that delivers a consistent Target brand experience for team members and guests.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Executive Team Leader in Training, you'll take the lead as you...
-Drive sales by overseeing the guest service and merchandising of two to three departments with sales ranging from $2 - $9 million
-Act as leader on duty, as well as opening and closing the store on assigned days
-Assist with recruiting and hiring of your team
-Receive extensive training to help you become a strong store executive leader
-Ensure great service by interacting with guests and team members
-Strive to achieve sales goals and maintain budget controls

-4-year college degree
-Supervisor level experience
-Proven conflict management skills
-Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with great interpersonal skills
-Flexible work hours including some nights and weekends
-Strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantitative analysis

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.

CV Webinar

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The HERCs of Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, and the Upper Midwest invite you to our Webinar

Keeping your options open: Targeting your CV for faculty and non-faculty positions

Thursday, January 20, 2011
12 - I pm EST / 11 am - 12 CST

Presenter: Phyllis Brust, Ph.D. Director, Greater Chicago HERC and Dual Career Director, University of Chicago

Reserve your Webinar seat now:

In this Webinar, you will learn:
-approaches for academics and PhD students considering non-faculty positions
-the difference between a CV and resume and when to use each
-how to change the focus of the CV depending on the job
-how to highlight your experience for faculty and non-faculty positions
-tips for those considering teaching at a college or university for the first time
-the attributes and experience employers are seeking

Environmental Internship & Career Fair

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
1:00pm - 5:00pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for
environmental and natural resources fields. Open to students from all
University of Minnesota Campuses. For more details visit

teachNOLA Teaching Position

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Do you have a record of setting and meeting ambitious academic goals with your students?

teachNOLA Master Teacher Corps seeks the nation's most effective certified teachers to significantly impact education by teaching in teachNOLA's partner schools, all of which are open enrollment charter schools. The Master Teacher Corps program is a highly-selective initiative that recruits effective and devoted teachers with an intense desire to drive the city's rebirth by boosting academic achievement for all students. Our goal is for every classroom in this city to have an effective teacher that will stop at nothing to raise student achievement.

New Orleans' public schools serve nearly 40,000 students, 90% of whom are African American and more than 80% of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch. Nearly two-thirds of African-American fourth-graders who took the reading NAEP in Louisiana in 2007 scored "below basic" on the test, compared with only one-third of white students. In mathematics, only 50% of all New Orleans 4th grade students in public schools scored at the state's proficient level of basic or above in 2009. And only 52% of New Orleans' 10th and 11th graders received basic or above on the ELA portion of the high school GEE.

These statistics underscore the need for effective teachers in every classroom in New Orleans and the sense of urgency with which we must work to ensure that all students achieve in the classroom and are set on a path to success at college and beyond. teachNOLA partner schools want you to bring your experiences, knowledge, and records of achievement to the classroom of New Orleans. It is critical to recognize that it is absolutely possible to narrow and eventually close the achievement gap. Research has shown that teacher quality is the single most important school-based factor influencing student achievement. We are looking for teachers with a record of raising student achievement who can bring similar levels of result to New Orleans.

For our 2011 cohort, we are recruiting candidates who teach English, early childhood education, elementary, math, science, social studies, Spanish, French, art, music, and physical education.

As a teachNOLA Master Teacher, you will draw on your experience and record of student achievement to improve the lives of the city's neediest students. Master Teachers are part of a powerful network of committed education leaders working in one of the most exciting environments for urban education reform.

This is a critical time for New Orleans and a potential watershed moment for public education in the United States. We have a historic opportunity to fully transform one of the nation's lowest performing school systems, but that complete transformation will not be possible without effective, goal-oriented and devoted educators - like each of you. As Jay Altman, CEO of FirstLine Schools, stated in a recent Newsweek article, "It's very exciting to be part of this movement. New Orleans could be the first city in the country where every kid goes to a good school."

The task of rebuilding our city - and our schools - is monumental, and it will not be easy. We are calling on you to take up this challenge to improve academic outcomes for all of our children.

Quick, streamlined, and personalized application and selection process
Full teacher's salary and benefits, determined by schools
Personalized support to secure a teaching position for fall 2011
A network of talented, committed teachers working to make a difference where they are needed most
The opportunity to become part of a movement to build a new, and better, New Orleans through education
The opportunity to participate in a summer training institute, length TBD
Continued program support throughout the school year
Please visit to learn more about the program and to start your application today!

YMCA Summer Hiring Job Fair

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Monday 01-31-2011
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 (Day/Overnight Camp)
Camp Instructors
School Aged Care Program Staff
School Aged Care Lead Program Staff
Trail Counselor/Guide (Wilderness Camp)
Youth Development 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.

Pre-apply for positions online at:

College of Education & Human Development | 612-626-9252 | 104 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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