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Health Careers Fair 2011

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12:30 - 3:30pm
Coffman Great Hall
Minneapolis Campus

Open to all students!

• Thinking about a career in a health profession?
• Wondering about the options for education in the medical and health fields?

Come to the fair and learn about the many different academic programs leading to a health professional career. Meet with admissions staff from the different health professional and health-related programs here on campus (and outside the U!) and ask them your questions.

Dear colleagues,

Did you know the U of M was a founding member of HECUA in 1971?! For the past 40 years, HECUA programs have been a very popular option for students interested in community-based, experiential education programs that explore social justice issues. During the 2010/2011 school year, over 75 U of M students participated in a HECUA program!

Because the programs are quite popular with students, we want to make sure advisors, staff and faculty know about the HECUA programs and how they relate to the U of M (credits, tuition, financial aid, LEs, etc). If you are new to your role or even if you think you already know everything there is to know about HECUA programs, this will be an opportunity to connect with your colleagues...and because these programs evolve to address current-day, relevant issues, we're pretty sure you'll learn something new about the programs offered.

This session will focus on HECUA's domestic programs listed below; (HECUA's international programs are housed in the Learning Abroad Center). We will be highlighting HECUA's longest running program, MUST: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Change. Phil Sandro, the MUST program director, will be on hand to talk about the program and answer any questions you may have. He is a dynamic speaker, a great teacher, and an authority on issues of poverty and inequality in the Twin Cities, so you will not be disappointed!

If you plan to come to this session, please send me a quick RSVP ( Thanks and we hope to see you on the 9th of August!

David Holliday (Off-campus Study Advisor) and Laurel Hirt (HECUA Board Member)

Tuesday, August 9th
Appleby 219

HECUA offers off-campus study programs that address some of the most important issues of our time. Each program takes undergraduate students off campus to engage in hands-on learning through classes, field work, and an internship. During this info session, you'll learn more about these domestic HECUA programs:

* City Arts - explore the role of art in creating social change (16 credits - spring semester)
* Environmental Sustainability - explore the impact of science, public policy, and community action on the environment (16 credits - Fall semester)
* MUST: Poverty, Inequality and Social Change - explore poverty and inequality in the Twin Cities (16 credits - fall or spring semester)
* Writing for Social Change - explore the role creative writers, spoken word artists, and literature play in creating social change (16 credits - fall semester)
* Civil Rights Movement: History and Consequences - explore the US Civil Rights Movement through a 2-week tour of the South (4-6 credits - May-term)
* Environment and Agriculture: Sustainable Food Systems - understand sustainability through the lens of the US food system (4-6 credits - May-term)

For more information or these programs, please contact a HECUA advisor at 612-626-2044,, 240 Appleby Hall or visit

Save the date!

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Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Coffman Great Hall

For more information, check out:

Note that this year, for the first time, the annual Government and Non-Profit (previously "Idealist Fair") fairs will be combined into one great event!

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-Must be at least a Sophomore
-Must be an Undergrad enrolled in at least six credits
-Must be majoring in HRD, HRIR or a similar major

**Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:15-5:45 pm and may be scheduled for additional hours as needed

**Previous food service experience or customer service experience is preferred but not required

Completing various tasks and projects at the UDS HR job office including:
-Helping students fill out paperwork and answer questions
-Completing the hiring process with new employees
-Helping to develop training for UDS employees
-Assisting in organizing and running the UDS office
-Other projects and tasks assigned during the semester

Interested in applying? Please apply online at

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Sentencing to Service Crew Leader Hennepin County

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Sentencing to Service provides a structured work option for juvenile and adult offenders to compensate victims and communities for the harm done.
For more information please visit Sentencing to Service Program.

Sentencing To Service work crews operate seven days a week. Shift will include weekends and may include weekday evenings.

Duties include:
· Provide orientation, transportation and training to crew members who are sentenced by the courts (maximum size of a crew is eleven members)
· Plan, organize, and schedule community work service projects
· Supervise and lead crews to ensure that projects are completed efficiently, safely, and with a high level of quality; motivate crew members and manage conflict
· Actively perform work along with the crew members; performing strenuous work in varying temperature and terrains
· Maintain equipment and complete inventory of power and hand tools
· Verbally communicate Hennepin County STS philosophy, policies, and procedures to the crew and to the community

Positions require:

· One of the following:

o At least three full time equivalent years of paid, volunteer, or internship experience in social services or community corrections, or natural resources, forestry, or agriculture

o At least two years of full-time college (equivalent to at least 90 quarter or 60 semester credits) in one of the above fields and one year of experience in one or more of the areas listed above
· A valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record including no more than two moving violations in the last three years of licensure
· Paid or volunteer experience which includes working with either adults or juveniles in a leadworker, coach, supervisory or mentor capacity
· A Chemical Applicator License or the ability to acquire the certification within six months of hire (test required to obtain)
· CPR, AED and First AID Certification or the ability to acquire within two weeks of job offer. For more information on how to get certified please click on this link
· Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

To view complete posting and apply on line, visit Posting is open until 5 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2011.

Grad Staff, a local staff service, provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool - the recent college graduate.

They seek candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for our services are paid for by our client companies and not graduates.

Please see the attachment for the Mental Health Advocate position
Mental Health Advocate.doc

St. Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
10:00am - 3:00pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Meet with organizations hiring interns and full-time employees in fields related to agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, bio-based products, food science, retail, sales and marketing. Employers registered so far include Scoular, Kohl's, Apple, Target Stores, USDA, CHS and more!

Learn how to make the most of a career fair. View our online Job Fair Success workshop at
Questions about the event? Call Career & Internship Services at 612-624-2710.

Opportunity with Project Pride in Living

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Youth Development - College House - College House Resident Tutor/Mentor
Apply NOW for Summer/Fall 2011 All locations: $260/month/double • $290-$310/month/single • includes utilities • free laundry & WiFi • 9-12 month lease

The College House is a geographically targeted tutor/mentor program, which focuses on healthy adult role models and improving literacy skills. Each house uses a separate, kid-friendly tutoring center with academic resources. College House residents for 2010-11 are 34 Juniors, Seniors, recent Grads, and Grad stu-dents from Augsburg College, MCTC, U of MN, University of St. Thomas, Luther Seminary, Hamline University, Bethel University, and local AmeriCorps/VISTA Members who commit to working with two children, of similar age and ability, from the immediate area around the house, 2-4 hours a week each, one-to-one, for the school year. Additionally, residents organize and participate in group activities one weekend day a month that are non-academic in focus. Residents get extensive in-house PPL volunteer training - "Kids Need Adults who Care" (KNAC), with components on PPL's mentoring philosophy, diversity, coaching skills and relationship building, boundaries and expectations, and specialized areas on teaching reading and tutoring skills. Residents and the program manager meet every two weeks as a group and communicate by phone and e-mail on a regular basis. Residents have lifestyle expectations that include restrictions on use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, and on co-habitation. Housing units are gender specific. Residents are expected to be healthy adult role models 24/7/365. Children and youth (K-8) are recruited through direct contact with parents. Parents apply for their children. Tutors conduct periodic assessment. Parents may re-apply for their children in subsequent years. Leadership opportunities with additional benefits are available to returning residents. Applications may be submitted via postal or e-mail An interview, references, and background check are required.

Work-study Positions with the Community Service-Learning Center (CSLC)
The Community Service-Learning Center is currently seeking Peer Advisors to work with the Community Engagement Scholars Program, advise students seeking volunteer opportunities, and support service-learning courses. This is a great position for students looking to expand their experience with and knowledge of non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. Students in these positions also gain extensive skills in advising their peers, leading reflection and training sessions, and program development. Positions are approximately 10 hours per week and applicants must have work-study.

See attached position description for details. Contact Laura Dammer Hess with any questions and to apply.
Applications are due Friday, August 5th at 4:30 PM.

Peer_Advisor_Fall 2011.docx

Notice of Position Opening at Eden Prairie Schools

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The following position will be available in the Eden Prairie School District for the 2011-2012 school year:

Eden Prairie High School
Central Middle School

Position Available
.50 Industrial Technology (teaching photography)
.10 Industrial Technology (teaching photography)

Start Date: August 29, 2011

Minnesota Licensure Required or ability to obtain

Applications preferred by: July 20, 2011 (open until filled)

Eden Prairie Public Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. Eden Prairie Public Schools does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Human Resources Department

8100 School Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2292

Phone (952) 975-7100, Fax (952) 975-7112

Career Event with 3M

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At 3M's Diversity and Inclusion Career Exploration Event (DICE) you will take a tour, learn about career mobility within 3M and network with established individuals in your profession.

To pre-register for the event (Thursday, September 22nd) submit your resume through our career site at Please note, due to space limitations access to this event will be by invitation only and we may not be able to invite everyone who registers.

Seeking a Nanny position?

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Local family is seeking a Nanny/Sitter for two boys ages 10 and 13.
Most hours from 3pm - 7pm but they need some flexibility as the evening hours may last until 8 or 9pm. Occasional mornings if available to take boys to school.
Must be able to drive and have your own car to transport children.
Family lives in Minneapolis near St. Louis Park so this is close to campus.

Duties include, but are not limited, to the following:
-picking kids up at school
-driving to sporting events
-helping with homework
-engaging kids in home activities such as sports in the back yard, games in the house, cards, drawing and other creative activities
-making dinner for kids when I am home late.

If looking for a full time position, the employer would have work for you around the house and would be happy to make this a full time job.

Interested? Please email Elizabeth Uchitelle your resume and letter of interest to:

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Open House: Unity Campus, Monday, July 25th at 1:30.
location: 2507 Fremont Ave. North, Mpls 55411

MN Internship Center Charter High School seeking candidates for the following positions: Special Ed Teacher and School Social Worker and General Ed Teacher (any secondary license). Special Ed Teacher must meet one of the following: EBD/LD required, additional work-based learning licensures desired. Social Worker must be licensed school social worker (LSSW) - MSW Preferred.
General Ed Teacher ideally will have some experience with project-based learning. Must have current Minnesota Secondary license. Please reply by July 21st with resume and letter of interest as attachments. Materials should be sent through email at attention to:

Kevin Byrne
Executive Director/Founder
Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School
Public School District # 4102

Medical Examiner's Investigative Assistant

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The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office seeks Investigative Assistants to assist with death scene investigations and pathological examinations.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office serves Minnesota's largest county with a population of 1.1 million residents and conducts over 3,000 death investigations per year. The Office is a National Association of Medical Examiners accredited death investigation agency with a staff of board certified forensic pathologists and an American Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited forensic pathology fellowship program.

The positions require:

· One of the following:
o An associate's degree, a bachelor's degree or certificate in one of the following: anatomy, biological sciences, biology, chemistry, emergency medical technician (EMT), forensic science, nursing, physiology, or closely
o Hands on experience of one year or more as an EMT
o At least one year of recent experience handling/processing bodies in a morgue or mortuary
· A valid driver's license
· Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and forensic pathology
· Strong understanding of medical language and the ability to read and dissect medical charts; experience with medical coding or electronic medical records

There are currently no positions available; however, the list of qualified candidates created by this job announcement may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, permanent, and temporary positions.

Hennepin County offers a comprehensive compensation package and an atmosphere that promotes dedication and commitment to public service. Hennepin County was honored by the MN Psychological Association to receive the Psychological Healthy Workplace Award. (April 2011).

Position is open until 5 pm Monday, July 18, 2011. Interested candidates can view complete posting and apply on line at:

Curriculum Developer Position with FluentPLANET

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Position: Curriculum Developer
Company Overview: fluentPLANET is a recently launched business that teaches Mandarin Chinese. fluentPLANET is looking for a Curriculum Developer to assist with Level 1 Mandarin Chinese lesson plans.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:
The Curriculum Developer will partner with current employees to create and edit lesson plans and testing measures, as well as help develop new and creative teaching ideas/techniques to keep students engaged for long-term learning approach. Lesson plans will include Chinese language instruction, as well as the history and culture of China.

Time commitment is 5-10 hours per week.

Candidate Requirements:

· Teaching background and/or degree with a focus on education

· Teaches or has taught Mandarin Chinese classes in the United States to American students

· Very good English and Chinese speaking, writing and reading capabilities

· Enthusiastic and forward-thinking

· Problem-solver

· U.S. citizen or authorization to work in the United States

· Ability to work remotely, if necessary

Interested candidates should contact:

Susan Klett
Managing Partner, fluentPLANET

Bright Horizons offers new career opportunities with the organization as well as new company leadership positions.

Please take a look at the attachments:

July College Posting.pdf

Leadership Positions.pdf

Kinderclub After-School Program Director

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Kinderclub Program Description:
Kinderclub is a program of the Germanic-American Institute. Kinderclub is the after-school care program for students of the Twin Cities German Immersion School. The school is located at 1745 University Avenue, and will offer grades K-7 in the 2011-2012 school year.

During the School year
Kinderclub operates during the Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (2:15-6:00 Wednesdays) and 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on selected school release dates.
Position hours: 14-18 hours/week
Starting Wage: $13-$16/hour DOE
Start Date: Training to begin in August, 2011. First day of after-school program is September 6, 2011.

During the summer:
Kinderclub operates during the summer at the Germanic-American Institute from 8 am-6pm in conjunction with the GAI kids' language camps. The number of hours the Kinderclub Director will work beginning in the summer of 2012 will be negotiated with the GAI Executive Director.

Kinderclub Director Primary Responsibilities:
1. Oversee daily after-school operations of Kinderclub program, including but not limited to
-train, supervise, and work alongside assistant teachers
-ensure daily classroom order and child-friendly learning atmosphere
-act as primary contact between Kinderclub, GAI, and TCGIS regarding program concerns
-communicate to parents relevant information regarding Kinderclub program and their child's involvement
2. Payment collection and recording, including but not limited to
-generate monthly Kinderclub invoices
-process incoming payments
-maintain accurate records of all invoices and payments received and forward info to GAI Bookkeeper
-follow-up with clients regarding any billing concerns
3. Teacher Schedule
-create and post in a timely manner weekly teacher schedule
-ensure that each Kinderclub shift is adequately staffed
4. Various Administrative Assistance duties as requested such as
-completing timely background checks for new hires and volunteers
-ordering/procuring supplies
- maintaining student files
-other misc. duties as agreed upon with the GAI Executive Director
The KC Director should expect to work in the classroom a minimum of 3 after-school classroom shifts per week. An additional 2-5 hours/week are added for completion of administrative duties.

Kinderclub Director Qualifications:
Fluency/strong proficiency in German Experience working with elementary aged children in a professional setting Excellent organizational skills; Experience in processing/managing employer-related records Genuine enthusiasm for teaching and working with children

Position Closes: August 1, 2011 or until filled

To apply: Send Cover letter and resume to GAI Executive Director Jeana Anderson, Include "Kinderclub Director Application" in the subject line of the e-mail.

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Parnassus Preparatory School is a Public Charter school and they are hiring for for a few Elementary Teachers openings, a Speech Language Pathologist, and a Special Education Teacher.
The recruiters are holding an open interview session on Wednesday, July 20th in the Science Teaching Student Services Interview Center (STSS Building) on the U of MN campus. You must sign up for an interview through GoldPASS. The schedule ID is 1983 at

Please visit our online resources at

If you have any problems accessing GoldPASS, please contact Angie Soderberg at or by phone at 612.626.7432
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