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Position with Dakota County

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Dakota County Receiving Center, Inc. is a non-profit chemical health treatment service center and Group Residential Housing provider in Hastings, MN.

We currently have a Marketing position open for an individual to call on existing and future accounts (referral sources) around Minnesota.

To apply, please send a resume to:
Dakota County Receiving Center, Inc., Human Resources
1294 East 18th Street, Bldg. 2
Hastings, MN 55430.

Organization: Work Effects.

About:
Work Effects, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a consulting firm with over twenty years of experience. We help our clients deliver strategic results by developing more trusted leaders and organizations through training, coaching, and assessment programs. With innovative solutions in the areas of leadership development, culture management, and performance management we have become an industry leader in building trust from the inside out. We construct programs that are as unique as the client's organization. Our modular solutions use scientific tools such our Revolution 360TM, which assesses a leaders transformational capabilities, our Trust and Capacity TM survey, which identifies the root culture drivers of an organization, our Performance Sum TM, which measures and tracts individual and organizational performance, and our Conflict Lens TM, which identifies constructive outcomes to conflict in the work-place. We work with clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 100 companies. Our highly experienced team of employees and consulting network is very passionate about our work and the impact we have on others.

Product Development Internship Description:
Work Effects is currently looking for an energetic, organized, detail-oriented Bachelor's or Masters student to serve as our Product Development Intern. Under the direction of the Senior Project Consultant, this person will assist in developing our suite of Leadership and Organization Development products.

As the Product Development Intern, you can expect:
-$10-15 per hour depending on experience
-Real world experience and skill building
-Constant performance feedback
-The opportunity to be connected with practitioners in your field
-Projects that are aligned with your professional and academic development goals and with company objectives

We will work with your educational institution to provide letters or forms of completion, internship evaluations, and any other documents necessary to fulfill academic requirements.

Responsibilities may include:

-Developing Train-the-Trainer Materials and training presentations
-Compiling End-User support materials
-Writing administrative Guidebooks
-Writing articles for our blog
-Creating and managing relationships with MBA programs
-Building a network of external consultants

Qualifications:
-Excellent verbal and written communications skills
-Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills
-Demonstrated ability to work independently
-Strong computer skills, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
-Pursuing a Bachelor's or Masters in Human Resource Development, Organizational Development, Leadership Development, HRIR, business administration, or related field
-Experience in training and development, assessments, or technical writing a plus

Dates: August 22nd-December 9th, 2011
Hours: 10- 15 hours/ week
Compensation: $10-15 depending on experience and skills

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by July 29th, 2011 through our career site:http://www.work-effects.com/Jobs
If you have any questions, please contact us at careers@work-effects.com


CEHD is seeking an Admissions Counselor. Please check out the posting at the following link and requisition number listed below.

employment.umn.edu
Req #: 172190

Educational Technology Integration Specialist

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2897
Redwood Falls, Minnesota 56283

Position: Educational Technology Integration Specialist
Elementary School/Middle School/High School
Superintendent, Building Principals, and Director of Teaching & Learning


The Educational Technology Integration Specialist will integrate, infuse, and inject Internet technology into education.
The Educational Technology Integration Specialist will help students and staff integrate the Internet and other technology applications into the educational environment in a coordinated effort and provide day-to-day support in the media center by providing services to the students and staff. The Educational Technology Integration Specialist will serve as the communication powerhouse among the three schools while supporting the objectives to implement, enrich, and support the educational program of the school.

Educational Technology Integration
1. Assist teachers in integrating effective instructional technology applications into their curriculum, aligned to national and state content standards.
2. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding methods and strategies for planning, delivering and assessing concepts and skills relevant to educational computing and technology literacy across curricula.
3. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding equity, ethics and etiquette issues associated with the use of technology in education.
4. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding legal, privacy, security and safety issues associated with the use of technology in education.
5. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding the advanced features of technology-based productivity tools.
6. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding the features and uses of telecommunication, information access and delivery systems.
7. Assist students, teachers and staff in understanding the use of computers and other technologies in research, problem solving, and product development.
8. Design and implement professional development sessions to improve teacher's competency using the latest instructional technology applications.
9. Demonstrate familiarity with major research findings and trends related to the use of technology in education to support the integration of technology in the educational environment.
10. Help students, staff, families, businesses, and government integrate the Internet into the educational environment in a coordinated effort.
11. Assess and evaluate instructional products.
12. Perform other duties as assigned by the building principals, superintendent, and the director of teaching and learning 1.0 FTE Technology Integration Specialist.

Qualifications desired - Technology Integration Specialist licensure OR have a strong interest in technology integration in the classroom.

Application Process: Submit letter of interest, resume, application, transcripts/credentials to:
Superintendent of Schools, Redwood Area School District,
100 George Ramseth Drive, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.

Telephone: 507-644-3531. Fax: 507-644-3057.

Application may be obtained at http://redwood.mntm.org. EOE.

Application deadline: June 28, 2011.

Private Household seeking Care Provider

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I am looking for someone to work with an 8-year-old boy who is on the autism spectrum. He is an affectionate, humorous, smart, and active boy who struggles mostly with transitions and surprises.
Experience working with children who have special needs is required.
Hours are flexible and part-time. Pay is $10/hr
Looking for summer help with possible continued opportunities.

Please call Sue at #612-866-0252
Location: Richfield, MN

Abt Associates Inc. & Hennepin County Research, Planning, and
Development Department

Job Description: "It's Your Future" Study Data Collection Specialists


Description of Project:
Abt Associates Inc. is evaluating the impact of a school-based youth development program in approximately 20 middle and high schools within Hennepin County. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a national youth development and service learning program designed to reduce teenage pregnancy and increase school success by helping youth develop a positive self-image, life management skills, and realistic goals. Each teacher in the treatment group will be paired with a co-facilitator from a community-based organization (CBO) and will deliver the curriculum together. This study involves random assignment of approximately 90 teachers to a treatment or control group, and collection of survey data from students in these teacher's classrooms in fall 2011.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Data Collectors:
• Attend a day-long training session the week of August 15, 2011
• Coordinate the distribution and collection of parent permission forms with classroom teachers in conjunction with CBO co-facilitators the week of September 6 - 9.
• Follow all human subjects protections and protocols set forth by Abt Associates.
• Administer the student assent and web-based survey in treatment and control classrooms during the school day (roughly 8:00 - 3:00), the weeks of September 12 and 19.
• Distribute study incentives to each student who takes the baseline survey.
• Report any difficulties or issues to the Survey Director as they arise.
• Work with the Survey Director in order to submit paperwork in a timely manner.

Hours and Compensation:
This is a part-time, temporary position. Number of hours per week is negotiable, but candidates must be available during public school hours during the first three weeks of school (September 6 - 23). Availability at least 3 days a week is required, but strong preference will be given to candidates able to commit to 4-5 days/week. Trainees will receive an honorarium of $130 for training time and expenses. Compensation rates will be commensurate with experience ($17-$23/hour) for data collection upon successful completion of the training. Approved travel expenses during data collection will be reimbursed up to $20/day.

Timeframe:
Work on this phase of the study will be conducted July 1 - September 30, 2011. Interviews will be conducted beginning Monday, July 11th, and candidates will be notified of their invitation to the training no later than August 1st. Hiring decisions will be contingent upon successful completion of training, as determined by the trainers. Invitation to participate in training does not constitute a promise of employment.


Qualifications:
• Advanced student in a graduate program in public health or social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology). Master's degree preferred.
• Strong coursework and/or extensive experience in applied social research methods or evaluation research methods.
• Experience collecting survey data from young people.
• Experience in school settings strongly preferred.
• Completion of CITI human subjects online training in last three years, or willingness to complete prior to August training.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently and follow through with appointments.
• Ability to travel to public schools throughout Hennepin County (must have own transportation).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Willingness to work in any Hennepin County school is preferred
• Must have internet access and ability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word and Excel)

Please email with any questions about the position. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to TOPdatacollectors@abtassoc.com by Friday, July 1, 2011. Please be sure to include the following information:

• What is your availability (number of days per week, particular days of the week, times of day) to work September 6 - 23?
• When are you available for a telephone interview prior to August 1st? (dates, times)

Minnesota Reading Corps tutors change worlds every single school year. In fact, they'll change 18,000 worlds in 2010-11 alone. These tutors work with students to help them achieve reading proficiency benchmarks critical for lifelong success. All while building valuable professional experience.


Get a kick start on your career while making a difference as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor! This AmeriCorps program will place and train hundreds of tutors in elementary schools and preschools across the state, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, North Branch, Cottage Grove and more locations. As one of these tutors, you'll use research-based instructional methods to help students become successful readers by the end of third grade.


During your eleven-month service, you'll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a modest living stipend, an education award of up to $5,550 and other benefits if eligible.


Interested?
Positions for the 2011-12 school year begin this August. For more information or to apply, visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org. Contact recruitment@mnedc.org or 612-206-3034 with questions.


Visit with Anna Peters, MN Reading Corps Recruiter, at the Science Teaching & Student Services Building:
411 STSS Building (Career Services Center)
Wednesday, June 29th
2:00pm-4:00pm

Southern Teachers Job Resource- 306 vacancies!

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Southern Teachers Agency currently has 306 vacancies listed by schools for the 2011-12 school year. We expect schools to post additional openings with STA as the summer progresses.

STA is the oldest educational recruitment service in America. We receive job listings from hundreds of PK-12 private schools around the South. Schools come to STA because they recognize the value of STA's help in recruiting & screening talented candidates.

Certification is not required for most middle- and high-school teaching positions.

Subjects are:

Art
Latin
Chinese
Learning Specialist
Counselor
Math
Drama
Media Specialist/Librarian
Elementary
Music/Chorus/Band
English
Physical Education
ESL
Science
French
Spanish
History/Social Studies
Technology

In addition, we presently have numerous Administrative Opportunities listed around the South.

Requirements:

· Elementary Education: teacher certification required and, typically, 3 years teaching experience

· Art, Physical Education, and Music: teacher certification strongly preferred

· Learning Specialist: teacher certification required

· Media Specialist/Library: MLS (or comparable degree) required

· Counselor: master's degree in counselor education, but not necessarily for College Counselors

· Administration: master's degree in administration preferred for most jobs

· For most other middle- and high-school teaching positions, a bachelor's degree with a major in the teaching field (or at least a minor) is essential, but teacher certification is not.


Application process: Interested candidates should apply to Southern Teachers Agency via our website.


Southern Teachers Agency
7 Elliewood Avenue, Suite 2A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel (434) 295-9122
www.SouthernTeachers.com

St. Paul Academy Job Opening

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The Lower School After School Program Director (LS-ASP Director) will manage the day-to-day operations of the Lower School After School Program on the Goodrich Campus for grades K-5. Program hours run from 3:00 - 6:00 on all days school is in session and occasional full days when school is not in session. The LS-ASP Director will lead organized learning activities for students to develop and strengthen their physical and social skills. As needed, activities will differentiate so they are appropriate to students in different grade levels with various abilities. The LS-ASP Director will interact professionally and appropriately with parents, teachers and school staff.

Responsibilities

* Implement standards of behavior and discipline techniques based on school policies to ensure the safety and well being of students
* Develop and maintain a schedule of recreational and enrichment activities
* Assure safety and supervision of children at all times, with a 12:1 ratio of adults to children
* Provide general supervision of homework for the purpose of supporting parents; provide assistance as needed
* Maintain high visibility while monitoring students within the program
* Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with parents, principal, teachers, office staff, and program staff
* Communicate with parents/guardians regarding students; respond promptly and courteously to parent concerns and/or complaints
* In coordination with Principal, hire, train and supervise after school program staff
* Maintain program equipment and student work areas; inspect for potential safety hazards
* Schedule staff and approve hours worked of program staff by electronic timesheets

Requirements

* Strong leadership qualities, ability to coordinate, inspire and motivate others
* Knowledge of effective teaching methods and curriculum development. Ability to design programs to meet the learning needs of K-5 students
* Successful experience working with elementary aged children
* Ability to implement and supervise a positive learning environment, incorporating enrichment and recreation
* Excellent communications skills; ability to work with a diverse community
* Bachelor's degree in child development, elementary education or a related field

Salary and Compensation

Part-time, non-exempt position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Apply online at http://spa.jobdigtracker.com/careers/?&p=showAll

SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.

Position Title: CURA HUP - Development of Homeless Research and Public Policy Center
Supervisor of position: Lisa Thornquist
Total Percent Appointment: 100% appointment for summer, 50% appointment for fall semester
Total Hours: 520 during summer, 390 during fall semester
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.08
Job Open Date: June 6, 2011.
Job Close Date: When filled

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

Summer Term (Note: 1. Tuition remission is not provided during the summer. 2. The Summer Term position is for 40 hours/week depending on student availability and work load. 3. This position is expected to continue as a 50% GRA during Fall Semester depending on funding and student performance during the summer. The Fall Semester position will provide both tuition remission and health insurance.)

• Degree in the social sciences or public administration.
• Experience with large administrative datasets a plus
• Strong verbal and written skills
• Able to work independently

Duties/Responsibilities:

There are several databases in Minnesota that have the potential to inform public policy on issues of homelessness. They include:
• Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a statewide database mandated by the federal government, and managed by Wilder Research. It has information on all homeless prevention and assistance programs that receive federal money as well as other agencies that voluntarily add their data to the system
• Hennepin County's shelter database of singles and families who receive shelter through one of the county's contracted providers.
• The statewide MAXIS data system that gathers data on all public assistance programs in the state, including MFIP (TANF), General Assistance (GA), Refugee Assistance (RA), Food Support, and state-run health insurance programs. This database resides at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
• The statewide MMIS data system that has data on health insurance programs, including billing information for disabling conditions. This database also is at DHS
• The statewide WorkForce One data system that has information on wages and weeks worked for virtually all Minnesotans who receive a paycheck. This database resides at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The candidate will:
• Identify datasets to be pooled and explore the feasibility of getting access to those datasets.
• Describe the implications that could be derived from the pooling of these datasets to inform public policy, practice and program evaluation.
• Examine other data centers around the country and document how they are staffed, funded, and function. Understand the history of their development and how they originally went from concept to implementation.
• Identify the cost of procuring data, including setting up data agreements and protocols and the ongoing cost of procuring data year after year.
• Identify potential funding sources for both start-up and ongoing funding, including foundations, government, businesses, and private donations.

Program/Unit Description:
The Office to End Homeless coordinates the ten-year plan to end homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County. The Office has a small staff who coordinate the work of 125 agencies working to end homelessness for single adults, families, and youth. This intern will work closely with the staff of the OEH to understand the public policy issues that need to be addressed.

Problem statement:

The effort to end homelessness requires changes in public policy as well as the implementation of proven programs to address homelessness. Both strategies need sound information on the demographics of people experiencing homelessness as well as strong program evaluations to inform best practices. A data center that can bring together data systems that can inform public policy will provide better service to people experiencing homelessness as well as demonstrate the most cost-effective programs. This requires data to support the work.

Project goal:
The goal of this internship is to develop a sound plan to launch a data center at the University of Minnesota that can support research on issues of homelessness. At the end of the internship, a template of a grant proposal will be developed to seek funding for the development and ongoing maintenance of a data center.

For more information contact: Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656 or Lisa.Thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us.

Application Instructions: Applications taken until filled. Apply online by submitting resume, cover letter, and name of faculty member who can serve as a mentor at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp.

Pre-School Teacher Opening with Warm World

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Warm World has a rich history of providing quality child care for children in the St. Croix Valley area. Warm World began as a program of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater in 1973.

Warm World is a non-denominational Christian child development center that provides care for children 6 weeks old until they leave for Kindergarten. We are located at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights, MN and are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Our programs include daily small and large motor development activities, cognitive and manipulative learning activities, small group discussion, story time, outdoor activities, music and exercise time. We are able to take walks outside or within Boutwells Landing and have the opportunity to visit with our Grandfriends, the treasured senior residents of Boutwells Landing.

We are proud of our incredibly talented, dedicated, caring and educated staff. A few of our teachers have been with Warm World since its inception in 1973. Their expertise, along with the entire staff, ensure your child is in guiding and caring hands.

Warm World is a non-profit organization and is governed by a board of directors made up of parents and community volunteers.

For more information please check out www.warmworld.org

Teaching English as a Second Language in Abu Dhabi

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TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SPECIALIST
NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University has established a campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and its Writing Program seeks a specialist in the teaching of English as a second language for a one year, renewable contract, beginning August 2011.

The specialist will work with university students at the advanced levels of English proficiency across the modalities of writing, speaking, reading and listening. Successful candidates will have experience teaching English for Academic Purposes at the university level with students ranging on TOEFL from 80 to 105 IBT (550- 620 PBT), developing ESL curriculum and materials at the advanced to superior levels of written and spoken English, and training tutors and faculty in meeting the needs of non-native speakers of English across the curriculum. The TESL specialist will contribute to the development of pre-orientation programs for students, academic year and summer ESL tutorial programs, and a proficiency-based language assessment framework. Candidates should have an MA TESOL or equivalent degree and experience.

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has recruited faculty of international distinction committed to
active research and the finest teaching, to building a pioneering global institution of the highest quality, and to forging an international community of scholars and students. Situated at a new global crossroads, NYUAD has the resources and resolve to become a preeminent center of collaborative intellectual pursuit and impact.

NYU New York and NYUAD are integrally connected. The faculties work together, and the
campuses form the foundation of a unique global network university, linked to NYU's other study and research sites on five continents.

Major research projects and public programs are underway, and the first class of students of remarkable potential from across the world arrived in Fall 2010. The international character of NYUAD is reflected in the global composition of the faculty and the student body as well as the research agenda and curriculum, which have been designed to promote inventiveness, intellectual curiosity, multidisciplinary interest, and intercultural understanding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with
preference given to those applying by June 21st.

Applications should include: a cover letter; current CV; and a list of three references. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/human.resources/open.positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Web/Communications Student Assistant Job

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Work Hours Arranged (10‐20 hours per week)
Work Days Arranged
Full/Part‐time Part‐Time
Department Name Minnesota Medical Foundation
Campus Location Twin Cities

Essential Qualifications
Experience in website creation and maintenance, including solid HTML and CSS skills. Previous experience supporting the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and keen attention to detail. (Portfolio or work samples demonstrating skills and experience will be required. Samples of writing, editing, and communications skills are encouraged.)

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver and Photoshop)
• Experience creating, editing, and optimizing web photos and graphics
• Strong communications skills and creativity; ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; proofreading, fact checking, and
troubleshooting skills
• Knowledge of web standards and usability
• Experience with blogging, social media, or video editing tools a plus

Responsibilities/Duties
The MMF marketing and communications team is seeking a motivated and detail‐oriented student to assist with a variety of web and new media projects. An excellent opportunity for students interested in design, communications, or web development.
Duties include:
• Work with MMF staff to produce and post content for web sites, email marketing, social media,
and other online channels
• Create, edit, organize, and archive digital assets, including photos and multimedia files
• Proofread and fact check marketing and communications materials
• Help plan and organize content
• Carry out additional projects as assigned

NOTE: This is not a computer programming position.

Program/Unit Description
The Minnesota Medical Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises millions of dollars annually for
health‐related research, education and service at the University of Minnesota. The MMF new media team supports the organization and its affiliates with high‐quality web content, applications, and multimedia.

Application Instructions
You may either apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ or send your resume and web
samples directly to Robyn White at r.white@mmf.umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
The Minnesota Medical Foundation requires a background check for all of its positions.

Closing Date: June 21, 2011
Location: Lands' End Back-Up Child Care Center


The Lands' End Back-Up Child Care Center, managed by Bright Horizons, has an exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced early childhood professional. This cozy, NAEYC accredited program in Dodgeville, WI serves the employees at Lands' End and is licensed 28 children (6 weeks - 12 years). Lands' End Back-Up Child Care enter has a great, supportive environment, high staff retention and access to some of Lands' End's amenities, including a fitness center/pool! The center has great playground space and access to nature trails. The Lands' End Back-Up Child Care Center has a homey, woodsy feel and is a great place for children!
Bright Horizons Back-Up Solutions is the leader in meeting emergency child care needs and offering flexible child care arrangements for working families to help parents balance competing personal and professional demands. Back-up child care upplements, rather than replaces regular child care arrangements and is available to parents facing disruptions in their regular child care arrangements. The nature of back-up care means that the children enrolled will vary from day to day. That means, our teachers must be flexible and quickly in tune with each child's individual needs and interests to ensure that everyone at the back-up center has a wonderful experience. Also, in back-up care, every day is a special day for children -- full of surprises, fresh challenges, and new friends. Back-up care provides exciting opportunities for development and creativity for teachers and for families.
As the Director, you will have the unique opportunity and responsibility for fostering an environment that allows children, their families and staff to flourish and develop to their full potential. You will be accountable for program operation that exceeds NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) criteria and incorporates Bright Horizons' mission, organizational goals, values, philosophies and policies and development of positive relationships and on-going collaboration with parents, children,
families and clients. Strong, high quality programming for children is important.

Qualifications: Preferred requirements for the position include a degree in ECE or related field (Bachelor's degree is preferred), and a minimum of 2 years of documented supervisory experience required.
Experience working with children of all ages - especially infants & toddlers. Proven strength 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.
Qualified candidates will have the ability to adapt quickly to change. We are looking for an experienced early childhood professional to lead this program.
Qualified candidates may apply online at www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

Contact:
Dawn Kepley | Recruitment Manager
dkepley@brighthorizons.com
P: 515-232-9525
Bright Horizons is an Affirmative Action employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.

New Position with AmeriCorps

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Placement Site: Minnesota internship Center High School
300 Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: Amy Libman, Director of Student Support Services, email: alibman@mnic.org,
phone: 612-414-4777

Position Overview
The Minnesota Internship Center High School (MNIC) is a small inner city decentralized high school serving very low income students facing multiple barriers to high school completion and preparation for a self-sufficient future. MNIC provides its very non-traditional students with a unique school structure that focuses on project based and community learning. The two Promise Fellows, hosted by MNIC and the MN Alliance With Youth, will be an integral part of the Student Support Services team and larger MNIC staff. They will help to provide multi-faceted dropout prevention strategies including: Response to Intervention Attendance Initiative, volunteer management of tutors and advocates, coordination of service learning activities, and sustaining and developing vital community partnerships .

Position Responsibilities
Essential Function:
• Coordinate a lunchtime or afterschool mentoring program that connects caring adults with youth.
• Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in at least 20 hours of civic engagement and service learning activities during the year as an additional strategy to improve academic success and career exploration. Lead civic engagement activities with youth, including reflection components.
• Recruit and/or support community volunteers,(approx 30) to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.
• Be a part of a team that provides students with the information and technical assistance they need to fully access college/training and career opportunities.
• Help to research and establish a peer mediation program in conjunction with MNIC staff and students
• Provide leadership and co-coordination for School/Community Partnership Team with other Promise Fellow
• Sustain current community partnerships and networks and work to build new partnerships
• Organize field trips and other special events to make learning and being at school more engaging and relevant to youth who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out.
• Assist with Response to Intervention Team drop-out prevention process and strategies

Marginal Functions:
• Support teachers and other school and community members to finalize the best local dropout prevention strategies, including how community volunteers will help address the needs of the targeted youth.
• Assist supervisor and site coordinator to keep program records and evaluate program outcomes, making changes as needed based on evaluation data.
• Participate in all Alliance and AmeriCorps required meetings and assignments.
• Be an active team member with the Director of Student Support Services, Promise Fellow member, School Nutrition Coordinator, College Health Corps VISTA and School Social Worker.
• Provide direct one-on-one assistance to students, when needed.


Requirements
• Must be 18 years old
• U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
• Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check before being officially enrolled by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

Qualifications
• Interest in youth, service, education, and non-profit work
• Proficient in MS Office and internet research
• Experience with diverse populations
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Able to deal effectively with ambiguity of tasks and able to take the initiative
• Self-motivated, able to work independently without daily supervision--strong organizational and problem solving skills a must
• Able to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the program
• Strong interest in volunteer coordination and community outreach
• Bachelors Degree

Desirable Characteristics

• Volunteer experience and desire to develop a strong ethic of service
• Experience working collaboratively with youth and adults
• Has initiative to see and follow through with "next steps" to be taken
• Able to deal effectively with multiple tasks and competing deadlines
• Ability to take direction and work as a positive team member
• Able to work effectively in cross-cultural urban settings
• Commitment to urban low income youth, their education and development
• Resilient, flexible and positive nature


Typical Work Environment
• Work in an inner city location
• Able to stay focused and positive during times of school change
• Able to work in environment that is noisy with many young people and adults demanding attention
• Able to work independently without much direction as well as on teams
• Work setting may include working in a cubicle and/or sharing office and computer with other members/staff
• Able to travel to other school sites or partner locations on occasion
• Help as needed with short term but immediate school needs on occasion

Benefits
As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1700 hours from August 29, 2011 to August 28, 2012 and receive: Modest Living Allowance (appx. $450 every two weeks pre-tax); Health Insurance; Qualified Student Loan Deferment; $5350 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Free school breakfast and lunch are provided. Free parking is available at all school sites

We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.

To apply, please visit www.mnyouth.net for a complete application
And also please email/mail/fax cover letter and resume to:
Amy Libman, Director of Student Support Services
Minnesota Internship Center High School
300 Industrial Blvd, Mpls MN 55413
Phone: 612-722-5416 ext 106 Fax: 612-722-1503 Email: alibman@mnic.org

Position Title: Exhibit Evaluation Intern
Department: Exhibits and Program Development
Supervisor Title: Exhibit Development Manager
Classification: Intern, Temporary, Part-time (10-20 hours per week for 8-10 weeks)


Institutional Mission
Sparking children's learning through play

Position Summary
This position is responsible for projects that assist in the evaluation of Minnesota Children's Museum's new exhibit, Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites. The intern will facilitate activities with young children and adults before and after they visit the exhibit, collect and sort data and assist with analysis of the data.

Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Volunteer Services staff.

% of Time

30% Conduct pre- and post-exhibit drawing activity for children
• Intercept adults and ask permission for child to participate;
• Instruct child to write or draw anything that comes to mind from the prompt/cue written on a blank piece of paper;
• Talk with the child about his/her drawing to identify specific knowledge and perception prior to exhibit experience.
• Intercept the child again as they exit the exhibit. Ask the child to review their pre drawing, add or change anything they want to, and talk with them about the changes made.

30% Conduct pre- and post-exhibit card sort activity for adults
• Intercept adults and invite them to participate in a pre and post exhibit card sort activity.
• Instruct adults to sort cards with exhibit messages in order of importance to them before they enter the exhibit.
• Intercept adult as they exit exhibit and repeat the card sort.
• Conduct a short interview.

30% Collect and compile data. Use Microsoft Excel to enter data collected from in-person interviews.

10% Assist in the process to analyze results. Report on interview results and participate in meetings to make decisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

1. Some post-secondary education
2. Knowledge of surveying and data collection practices
3. Excellent ability to communicate with children and adults
4. Patience, observation skills, organizational skills, attention to detail

Training Provided

1. Intern orientation
2. Assignment training - how to conduct evaluation activities and compile data.

Position Title: Public Programs Coordination Intern

Department: Daily Programs

Supervisor Title: Public Programs Manager

Classification: Intern, Temporary Part-time, 10-12 hours a week/100 - 120 hours.

Institutional Mission
Sparking children's learning through play

Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting the Programs Team with daily logistical functions necessary to run the Museum's full Public Programming line-up. This may include assisting with scheduling, taking inventory and ordering supplies, collecting and calculating program data, assisting with program-related communications, coordinating logistics for special programs and activities and special projects to improve department processes.

Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of the Public Programs Manager or Animal Care and Programs Lead.

% of
Time


55% 1. Assist with administrative tasks including but not limited to: calculating data for monthly reports, creating schedules, completing event forms, planning for special programs, and special projects as assigned.

15% 2. Meet and greet special performers as needed. Fill-in as needed on programs for short periods of time.

10% 3. Assist with maintaining program inventory, source new supplies as directed.

10% 4. Pre-screen intern applicants including reviewing applications and conducting phone interviews if necessary. Assist with in-person interviews as schedule allows.

5% 5. Attend meetings, take and distribute notes as needed.

5% 6. Document programs through photos, maintain a display wall and update monthly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


1. Some post-secondary education in a related field.
2. Ability to organize time and work independently, follow directions and complete tasks in an effective manner.

3. Skill in coordinating tasks and projects.

4. Computer skills, including word processing. Experience with excel a plus.

5. Ability to work well with people. Strong written and oral communication skills.

6. Preferable skills/experience: customer service, volunteer experience, leadership roles, experience working/volunteering in family-oriented environments (interacting with adults and children together), and/or previous experience working with children.


Training Provided

1. Museum background and philosophy.

2. Play Training (Museum educational roots and visitor interaction skills).

3. Assignment Specific Training

4. Optional training available depending on intern's personal schedule: "Supporting Parents in Public: Wakanheza," Annual Museum Professional Development Day - Topic TBD, and more.

Position Title: Playologist
Commitment Expectation: 15 shifts in 6 months

Assignment Supervisor: Visitor Services Coordinator Department: Visitor Services
Phone Extension: 6046 Email: volunteers@mcm.org
Last Updated: 8/15/08

Purpose
Volunteers that interact with visitors help Minnesota Children's Museum accomplish its mission through providing visitors with playful educational activities that provide additional depth and unexpected "Wow!" experiences to their visit.

Responsibilities
• Play in the Museum Galleries and in the lobby, welcoming visitors and engaging them in fun, playful experiences.
• Facilitate informal educational programs for Museum visitors.
• Assist in the process of checking-in school groups and members.
• Provide customer service and interact appropriately with visitors.
• Use developmentally appropriate terms, phrases, and concepts when interacting with children.
• Convey a welcoming, positive and enthusiastic attitude to all visitors through verbal and non-verbal communication.
• Set up, monitor and clean up any supplies, props and materials used.
• Keep all areas you work in/get supplies from neat and orderly.
• Communicate supply needs and other relevant information to your assignment supervisor in a timely fashion.
• Encourage visitors to follow Museum policies and procedures.
• Report any safety and/or security concerns to a Museum staff member immediately.

Qualifications
• Interest and skill in interacting with young children and their adult caregivers from a variety of backgrounds.
• Excellent verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work with groups of people and tolerate busy or crowded situations.
• Interest in learning and practicing skills in developmentally appropriate interactions.
• Ability to maintain a high level of energy during your shift.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


Training Provided
• Volunteer Orientation
• Visitor Interaction Training
• Assignment Training - specific training on how to do the activities with Museum visitors

Knowledge, Skills and Experience You Can Gain
• Activity facilitation skills and experience.
• Experience and skills providing customer service.
• Experience and skills in engaging young children and adult caregivers in activities.
• Knowledge of early childhood development, informal education and multiple intelligence theory.

Other Benefits
• Informal and formal opportunities for social interaction with visitors, other volunteers and staff members.
• One free Museum membership after 50 hours, 100 hours, and every additional hundred hours.
• Two free guest passes when you begin volunteering, and four free guest passes after you complete your first 25 hours.
• Hours award pins after 50 hours, 100 hours and every additional hundred hours.
• Invitations to fun parties and get-togethers for volunteers
• Letters of reference when requested.

Shifts Available

• Days: Tuesdays - Fridays
• Frequency: Once regular shift per week
• Shifts: Three hour shift preferred, minimum 2 hour shift
Shifts may start at 8:45 a.m., 9:45, a.m.,11:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.
On Fridays, an additional start time is available at 3:45 p.m.

Procedure to follow if more than 15 minutes late or if unable to work

• Notify security by calling 225-6056 and leave the following information
o Your name, phone number, and volunteer position
o Your scheduled shift

Position Title: Museum Visitor Programs - Activity Facilitator

Department: Daily Programs

Supervisor Title: Daily Programs Facilitator

Classification: School Year Intern, Temporary Part-time, 9 - 12 hours a week, min. 300 hours total

Institutional Mission
Sparking children's learning through play

Position Summary
This position is primarily responsible for delivering and facilitating drop-in activities for Museum visitors. These activities include but are not limited to: classroom art activities and tactile sensory activities, in-gallery activities, large motor activities, and activities during on and offsite special events. Other responsibilities include program observation and data collection, assisting with staff-led programs, working behind the scenes to ensure that program supplies are prepared and well-maintained and developing the intern's own understanding of informal learning and learning through play.

Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Daily Programs staff.

% of
Time


65% 1. Facilitate programs on and off-site following Museum best practices and program write-ups.
• Greet visitors and introduce activities. Provide developmentally appropriate interaction with adults and children in order to encourage learning through play and to spark ideas for activities to try at home.
• Monitor and maintain program materials, supplies and program spaces throughout program.
• Demonstrate and role model being playful, engaged, welcoming and inclusive of all visitors.
• Make observations, ask open ended questions and pose challenges to extend children's learning.
• As needed: Provide assistance to adults and children, redirect undesirable behaviors and adapt programs for visitors of varying abilities and ages.
• Provide regular feedback on programs using program assessment forms.

10% 2. Continuous Learning: Participate in 360 degree feedback sessions with staff facilitators, observe visitors, make regular journal entries to track your experience, research and present information related to informal early childhood learning experiences to the team.

10% 3. Program Preparations: Complete behind-the-scenes tasks as directed such as doing inventory, prepping program supplies, collecting and tabulating program logs, washing smocks, cleaning program spaces/supplies, and putting supplies away. Maintain displays of children's artwork in the art classroom.

5% 4. Program and facilitation evaluation: Observe programs, document observations, provide feedback to program facilitators.

5% 5. During the 2nd half of the school year, develop and prototype a gallery activity under the guidance of Museum's Program Developer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


1. Minimum of 40 hours working directly with children ages 1-8, preferably in a learning-focused environment (day-camp, pre-school/school, child-care center, after-school, tutoring, or informal learning environment such as a nature center or museum). The successful applicant will possess skills and knowledge related to working effectively with this age group.

2. Some post-secondary education in a related subject (education, child psychology, child development, communication, art or music therapy, museum studies, etc.) and an interest in a career related to early childhood, informal learning environments, education, or families.

3. Ability to work well with people in general, and to work effectively and comfortably in a variety of settings - from busy to slow.

4. Ability to follow directions, work independently and complete tasks and communicate in an effective manner.

5. Ability to use feedback on performance to improve effectiveness as a program facilitator.

6. Skill in taking initiative to find and complete additional tasks when assigned work is completed.

7. Preferable skills/experience: customer service, volunteer experience, leadership roles, experience working/volunteering in family-oriented environments (interacting with adults and children together).

Training Provided

1. Museum background and philosophy.

2. Play Training (Museum educational roots and visitor interaction skills).

3. Assignment specific training.

4. Optional training available depending on intern's personal schedule: "Supporting Parents in Public: Wakanheza," Annual Museum Professional Development Day - Topic TBD, Courses offered through Resources for Child Care, and more.


Position Title: Museum Visitor Programs - Activity Facilitator

Department: Daily Programs

Supervisor Title: Daily Programs Facilitator

Classification: Temporary Part-time, 9 - 12 hours a week, min. 100-120 hours total

Institutional Mission
Sparking children's learning through play

Position Summary
This position is primarily responsible for delivering and facilitating drop-in activities for Museum visitors. These activities include but are not limited to: classroom art activities and tactile sensory activities, in-gallery activities, large motor activities, and activities during on and offsite special events. Other responsibilities include assisting with staff-led programs, and working behind the scenes to ensure that program supplies are prepared and well-maintained.

Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Daily Programs staff.

% of
Time


80% 1. Facilitate programs on and off-site following Museum best practices and program write-ups.
• Greet visitors and introduce activities. Provide developmentally appropriate interaction with adults and children in order to encourage learning through play and to spark ideas for activities to try at home.
• Monitor and maintain program materials, supplies and program spaces throughout program.
• Demonstrate and role model being playful, engaged, welcoming and inclusive of all visitors.
• Make observations, ask open ended questions and pose challenges to extend children's learning.
• As needed: Provide assistance to adults and children, redirect undesirable behaviors and adapt programs for visitors of varying abilities and ages.
• Provide regular feedback on programs using program assessment forms.

15% 2. Program Preparations: Complete behind-the-scenes tasks as directed such as doing inventory, prepping program supplies, collecting and tabulating program logs, washing smocks, cleaning program spaces/supplies, and putting supplies away.

5% 3. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


1. Minimum of 40 hours working directly with children ages 1-8, preferably in a learning-focused environment (day-camp, pre-school/school, child-care center, after-school, tutoring, or informal learning environment such as a nature center or museum). The successful applicant will possess skills and knowledge related to working effectively with this age group.

2. Some post-secondary education in a related subject (education, child psychology, child development, communication, art or music therapy, museum studies, etc.) and an interest in a career related to early childhood, informal learning environments, education, or families.

3. Ability to work well with people in general, and to work effectively and comfortably in a variety of settings - from busy to slow.

4. Ability to follow directions, work independently and complete tasks and communicate in an effective manner.

5. Ability to use feedback on performance to improve effectiveness as a program facilitator.

6. Skill in taking initiative to find and complete additional tasks when assigned work is completed.

7. Preferable skills/experience: customer service, volunteer experience, leadership roles, experience working/volunteering in family-oriented environments (interacting with adults and children together).

Training Provided

1. Museum background and philosophy.

2. Play Training (Museum educational roots and visitor interaction skills).

3. Assignment specific training.

4. Optional training available depending on intern's personal schedule: "Supporting Parents in Public: Wakanheza," Annual Museum Professional Development Day - Topic TBD, Courses offered through Resources for Child Care, and more.


Executive Director, Teaching & Learning

FUNCTION: Drive excellence in teaching and learning across all Minneapolis Public Schools by creating strong alignment between standards, curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment, through collaboration across departments and divisions to ensure consistent rigorous learning for all students, and through implementing performance systems for content leads and other academic directors/coordinators who will report to this position.

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Academic Officer

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

· Current administrative or teaching license

· Masters Degree, preferably in an academic discipline, or equivalent education and experience

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

· Minimum of three years of public school teaching experience

· Minimum of five years experience in research-based curriculum planning, development and assessment

· Demonstrated leadership in K-12 comprehensive curriculum implementation in an urban school district

· K-12 principal experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

· Excellent organizational, planning and project management abilities

· Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

· Ability to formulate a clear and compelling big picture vision with the capacity to help every staff person see their role in advancing that vision

· Working knowledge of learning theory, program planning, curriculum development, staff development, and management of educational programs

· Working knowledge of a wide range of instructional methodologies, assessment and curriculum standards

· Strong leadership skills and proven experience developing and managing a team and within a complex organization

· Data driven approach to decision making (both quantitative & qualitative)

· Working knowledge of national, state, and district educational goals and standards

· Facility in managing/resolving interpersonal and organizational conflict

· "Can-do" attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to make things happen

· Focus on priorities, but flexible to adapt to evolving needs and context

· Knowledge of the following:

a. National Staff Development Standards

b. National Standards of Effective Instruction; National Board of Teaching Standards

c. Minnesota State legislation regarding curriculum, instruction, testing etc.

d. Minnesota State legislation related to professional pay/alternative compensation programs

e. NCLB and Title rules and regulations

f. Minnesota graduation requirements

g. Minnesota academic standards - all disciplines

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Lead the Teaching and Learning Department to create a shared and compelling vision of excellence in teaching and learning for all MPS students.
* Build systems and processes to support the content leads and directors in daily management of projects, purposeful supervision of individual and team performance, and the construction of benchmarks and metrics to assess department and area goals/progress.
* Ensure careful implementation of major instructional initiatives including curriculum implementation and professional learning goals across all sites.
* Clearly communicate vision, goals and project work updates to key stakeholders.
* Provide consistent customer service to principals and school staff. Assess the effectiveness of that service.
* Direct, coordinate and provide support for the development of intervention strategies for students needing additional support.
* Ensure that the curriculum of the Minneapolis Public Schools reflects the racial and cultural diversity of its students and that all teachers engage in professional learning that promotes their cultural competence.
* Ensure that technology is appropriately integrated into the K-12 curriculum and that technology is effectively used to support instructional programs.
* Ensure continuity between district core curriculum, and summer school/after school opportunities.
* Increase parental and community awareness of the curriculum, educational programs and the achievement of students.
* Direct budget preparation, management and accountability for those areas accountable to the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning.
* Advise on the selection and appointment of personnel within the Teaching and Learning Department.
* Performs related work as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

· Normal office environment

· Frequent travel to other school district sites

SALARY: ELT Benefit Plan, $101,107-$118,949 (please note: salary TBD based upon completion of job compensation study)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Emily Puetz, Human Resources, at emily.puetz@mpls.k12.mn.us

METHOD OF APPLICATION: All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on employment). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested. Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

- Cover Letter

- Resume

- On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY:Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District

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Public Service Fellows Program

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Great news! The Public Service Fellows Program application is now open for Fall 2011.

The Program:
This is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the Public Service Fellows Program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term.

Who Should Apply:

We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

* A commitment to public service;
* Strong written and oral communication;
* Analytical thinking; and
* An ability to work well in teams.

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another - if students share our passion and are committed to developing their skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from them!

How to Apply:

Please encourage students to apply on the Partnership's Public Service Fellows Program website! Public Service Fellows Program at http://apps.ourpublicservice.org/fellows/default.aspx

Dates and Salaries:

The fall Fellowship term runs from September to December, but start and end dates are flexible based on teams.

* Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive a $1000/month stipend.
* Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive an $800/month stipend.
* Part-time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Selection Process:
Fellowship positions are available in nine different focus areas. Applicants should apply for a particular position(s) based on their skills and interests. They may apply for multiple fellowship positions, but must fill out an application for each position individually.

If you have questions, please feel free to email us at fellows@ourpublicservice.org. Thank you in advance for spreading the word about this great opportunity.

The application deadline is July 8, 2011 so apply soon!
Best,
The Fellowship Coordinators
Partnership for Public Service
fellows@ourpublicservice.org
(202) 775-9111

Customer Marketing Manager with Exact

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Do you want to unleash the entrepreneur in yourself? It's the entrepreneurial mindset of our employees that has allowed Exact to become the global business software solution provider it is today. Join an inspiring environment where you can grow personally and professionally and become part of our team of talented, dedicated and passionate colleagues who have taken the challenge to always exceed our customers' expectations.

Our Customer Marketing Manager is ready to act, dares to go off the beaten track, and wants to be part of our dynamic and entrepreneurial journey. Are you ready for being Exact?

As the Customer Marketing Manager you will work with specific areas of the business, utilize messaging developed internally and deploy it across appropriate mix of marketing vehicles. Key to success in this position is a keen understanding of how our solutions help customers grow their business and improve efficiency and productivity. Work with Exact subject matter experts to develop relevant, impactful campaigns and communications that produce revenue opportunities for products and services.
Primary Responsibilities:

* Create and execute impactful campaigns including promotions, announcements and updates that produce revenue opportunities for products and services from the existing customer base.
* Provide expected results and measurements as well as recommended improvements to programs executed.
* Work closely with subject matter experts to refine value propositions based on customer needs.
* Participate in customer activities such as user communities, online forums and other relevant "places" where customers congregate.
* Leverage the most modern and innovative techniques to reach customer communities with relevant communications.

Education/Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree

Experience:

* Minimum 4-6 years lead generation/database marketing experience, high technology preferred.
* Demonstrated success with a variety of program activities, including web, e-mail promotion, and traditional direct marketing techniques.
* Keen sense of messaging and differentiated value propositions that boost response rates and attract interested buyers.
* Proficient knowledge of MS Office programs required.

Exact offers a team-based environment, competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, send your resume with salary requirements to HRAmericasregion@exactsoftware.com including the job title in the subject line. No phone calls or outside agencies.

Exact is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Details
Code: 22.191.824
Posted On: Thursday, 12 May 2011
Category: Sales and Marketing
Department: Marketing Communications
Location: Minneapolis
Exact - Minneapolis
3600 American Boulevard West, Suite 250; Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Education: Bachelor Degree


Apply Now at http://careers.exact.com/jobs-us/90/customer-marketing-manager?controller=posting

Meghan Walter-2011 CEHD graduate offers career advice

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CEHD Degree program: BME and HRD
Graduation Year: May 2011
Employer: Braun Intertec Corporation
Position: Human Resource Coordinator

How did you learn about your current position?
I learned about my current position through Braun Intertec reaching out to me. My resume was posted on a professional organization website along with other HR professionals in the Twin Cities area.
What are some of your key responsibilities you have been charged with?
I perform a variety of HR Generalist functions including working with new hires, payroll, compensation (benefits-401k plans etc), recruiting, training/development programs and safety.

What steps did you take in the application process?

After Braun Intertec reached out to me for a short phone screen interview, I did a great amount of research about the company and if it would be a good fit. I then went to the corporate office for an in person interview. After the interview, I sent a thank you email expressing great interest in the position too. Within two weeks Braun called and we made arrangements with a lunch meeting in their HR department. It was very informal but helpful because I was able to get to know the people I would potentially be working with on a more personal level.
The following week I heard back with the job offer including salary pay and benefits. I did not accept the offer right away; I expressed high interest and asked when I would have to accept by. This gave me time to consider all my options and what was best for me. I called within about a week accepting the offer. I did have to negotiate with the employer on the start date, which they were flexible with and we met half way with a date.
How did you help yourself stand out from all the other applicants?
I really stressed my work experience, campus involvement and career goals-long and short term. I maintained a professional tone throughout the entire process and really was just myself.
Looking back, what did you find to be the most helpful during job search process?
Doing mock interviews at the career services was very helpful because it prepared me for when I had actual interviews. I also utilized the career page for many tips about searching for a job. In addition, I spoke to other professionals in the HR field about my potential position and whether this would be a good entry-level position.

Bright Horizons is hiring!

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Are You in Good Company?

Our employees think so and as a matter of fact, Bright Horizons® was just recently named for the 12th time by FORTUNE magazine as "One of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

As an early childhood education professional, you do your best to help others reach their full potential every day. Why not refer someone you know who may be interested in a leadership position with Bright Horizons, a company where leaders flourish. As part of the Bright Horizons leadership team they will have the unique opportunity and resources to advance their career that are unparalleled in the industry.

We firmly believe that great people make Bright Horizons a great place to work and our employees are at the HEART of all we do. We offer high-quality educational environments, outstanding curriculum support, a state-of-the-art online university, career succession programs, and support from our corporate office. Bright Horizons also offers competitive salaries and outstanding benefits for directors.

Please contact us by e-mail dkepley@brighthorizons.com or by phone at 515-232-9525. To learn more about careers at Bright Horizons, visit www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

Zahanati Internship

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Part time internship.

Paid & Unpaid.

POSITION SUMMARY: Support the work of Zahanati, Inc Organic Youth Farm Project by helping organize and
mobilize volunteers. Each summer, this volunteer initiative, in partnership with We Care and the Haywood Block Club,
will be helping NorthPoint grow & collect fresh, local produce for hungry people, and run a mini CSA/Market

DUTIES:

* Attend kick-off meeting for Minneapolis Farmer's Market June 4th, 2011

* Recruit volunteers for Farmer's Market initiative through various advertising and marketing measures

* Assure all weekly volunteer shifts are filled

* Help supervise mini market operations with a select group of students ages 12-18.

* Organize and coordinate Mini Market Volunteer Coordinators: monitor schedule, communicate upcoming shifts,
maintain regular contact with volunteers

* Serve as an onsite contact at our mini Market each Saturday; and help train and support volunteers during shift at
the market.

* Help coordinate event supplies each week.

* Send thank-you e-mails to volunteers each week.

* Communicate regularly with the Executive Director and We Care staff

* Conduct field research to determine what growers are doing with their excess food other than donating to
NorthPoint and other Northside organizations that help feed the hungry.

For more information and application process contact Renee Barron, the Executive Director at Zahanati, Inc.: (651) 271-0777

Health Careers Information Sessions

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Are you planning to be a health professional? Come learn about the do's and don'ts in a Health Careers Information Session.

The Health Careers Center is hosting information sessions this summer both in 2-565 Moos Tower (HCC) and the Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) Building. These sessions are open to all students, will include time for Q&A with Health Careers Center consultants, and will cover the following topics:

v A review of Academic Health Center programs in health, including: clinical laboratory sciences, dentistry, dental hygiene, dental therapy, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, veterinary medicine, and emerging disciplines

v How to be a competitive applicant

v An overview of Health Careers Center programs and resources for undergraduate students -- online workshops, in-person information sessions, and classes

Information Session schedule

· Tuesday, June 7, 2:30pm (2-565 Moos)

· Thursday, June 30, 2:00pm (2-565 Moos)

· Thursday, July 21, 9:00am (2-565 Moos)

· Thursday, August 11, 10:00am (2-565 Moos)

· 4 more dates to come at STSS location (waiting for room confirmation)

Please register in advance at www.healthcareers.umn.edu

Thank you!

Health Careers Center

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