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AmeriCorps Recruitment Event

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Thursday, March 1, 2012
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
524 Science Teaching & Student Services building (Interview Center, 5th floor)

Want to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Consider a position with AmeriCorps.

Stop by this AmeriCorps Recruiting event to learn about the types of opportunities available, and the application process. You can talk directly with representatives from a variety of AmeriCorps programs. (For a complete list of organizations attending, view this AmeriCorps Recruitment event in the Career Events section of GoldPASS.) Many positions are available, so stop by anytime between 11 and 2 to learn about them.

This event is free and open to all U of M students, and to recent alumni within one year of graduation. Please note that you'll want to present yourself well, so dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

What is AmeriCorps?
Each year, AmeriCorps has 75,000 service opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds. These are offered through local and national nonprofit groups. Your service could make a community safer, give a child a second chance, help protect the environment, and more. See the ServeMinnesota website for more information. (ServeMinnesota is AmeriCorps in Minnesota.)

Benefits of Serving in AmeriCorps:
If you complete a full-time AmeriCorps service, you'll earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college or graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. If you complete a part-time service, you'll earn a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service. In addition, you'll gain new skills and experiences, and help others!

Registration request: Though it's not required, we encourage students to register for this event in advance. To do so, log in to GoldPASS, go to the Career Events section, and select this AmeriCorps Recruitment event. Click the Register for Event button. You will not be penalized if you register and don't attend, but we'd like to know how many people to expect.

This event is coordinated by the career offices of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

U of M Job Fair Preparation Session for Diverse Students

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Students! Need a job or internship? The U of M Job Fair is coming up soon - see the detailed information below.

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and Career Development Network (CDN) Diversity Committee are partnering to host a session that will help you prepare. Come and learn about what to expect from the Job Fair, how to talk to employers, what to wear and bring, etc. Light snacks will be provided!

U of M Job Fair Preparation Session for Diverse Students
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- 230 STSS

Please RSVP to Jasmine Omorogbe at by Sunday, February 5 if you are interested in attending.

U of M Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 23, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Visit the Web site to learn more, register, and get preparation tips. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Free transportation will be provided from campus. Cost: $10, if you pre-register online by February 20, or $25 at the door on the day of the fair.

For the latest job fair updates:
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The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is sponsored by the Career Services offices on all Minnesota campuses. Find more info online, or from your college or campus career office. Disability accommodations are available upon request. Please contact the Career Services Center at 612-624-7577. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Women in Sport Careers "Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX"

Wednesday, February 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

This event celebrates women in sport careers - engage, network, and share with others who are in sport careers, as well as with those looking to have a career in sports.

The FREE event features food, a free gift, an address by keynote speaker Merrily Dean Baker - former Athletic Director of Gopher Women's Athletics - and then breakout sessions of 10 areas of sport careers. All breakout sessions are led by women specializing in these sport careers.

Tickets are available here:

Spend a year teaching in Africa!

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IFESH (International Foundation for Education and Self-Help) is looking for educators with Masters degree in English or Education with a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience for their IEFA (International Educators for Africa) program.

For more information, contact IFESH.
Telephone: (480) 951-7495, 1-800-8350 ext. 7495
Fax: (480) 443-1824

St. Paul Academy has some 3 teaching openings! There are 2 math openings and one Mandarin Chinese. Here is the link to the postings:

An Educator's Introduction to St. Paul Academy and Summit School

February 14 & 16, 2012

St. Paul Academy and Summit School, an independent K-12 school with two campuses in the heart of St. Paul, invites you to learn about independent school education by touring our campuses, visiting classes, having lunch with students and teachers, and meeting with division principals. Come and see if independent school teaching is for you!

Middle/Upper School Visit Day
(Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul

Lower School Visit Day
(Grades K-5)
Thursday, February 16, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1150 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul

Directions to the Randolph and Goodrich campuses are available at

Please RSVP by February 8, 2012 by submitting the attached response sheets to Lucy Polk, English Department Chair, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, 1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 or emailing
(Direct line: 651.696.1404
Fax: 651.698.6787)

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Tutoring Positions for Spring Semester.

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TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is seeking student applicants to fill several TUTORING positions for spring semester.

Since 1966, Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota has been serving low-income and first generation Minneapolis youth to ensure that students are adequately prepared to compete at the collegiate level. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All positions will start mid-January. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website.

To apply and get a more detailed job description, visit the following website:

All other inquiries should be directed to Tricia Wilkinson, Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound at 612-624-3369 or

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
7:00-8:30 PM

Off Campus Workstudy Tutoring position

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We would like to welcome you to learn more about the UY!
Please click here to access our website ( From there you can apply by clicking on the Programs link on the left hand side, and click on Y Tutors (also found on the left hand side)! If you wish to apply please click Join Y Tutors to fill out the online application! (This is the FIRST step to applying, read below for the additional application).

Keep in mind if you become a Y Tutor these are some things you should know!

· Tutoring happens usually Monday-Friday.

· Times are usually after school times so 1pm and later (latest Start time is 3pm).

· You will need to have work study funds to get paid, volunteering is an option.

· We require at least two days of tutoring.

· Transportation is not provided although we encourage carpools and will pay drivers more.

· Weekly seminar attendance is required (Tuesday OR Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30)

Please check Onestop to make sure you still qualify for work-study this coming year. Also, remember, when you use work-study it's important to track how much you have left, when you run out of funds you have a couple choices:

1) Talk with Financial Aid, see if they can increase your funds

2) Become a Y Tutor VOLUNTEER - because when your funds are out you cannot be paid.

If you choose to apply for a Y Tutor position, there is an additional application attached that needs to be filled out and sent back to the coordinators. Please fill out the online application and the attached Microsoft Document titled "NEW Y Tutor Application 11-12". In addition three references needs to be filled out and an availability sheet all of which is attached in this email.

If your last name starts with:

· A-M please send it to Kari

· N-Z please send it to Chase

At the University of Minnesota and in CEHD we feel every student has what they need to be successful. We believe in taking a strengths based approach and work with students to learn to use their talents so they can be developed into strengths.

What are your top 5 talent themes?
My top 5 talent themes are Empathy, Maximizer, Harmony, Developer, and Individualization.

In what ways do you use your talents each day?
Most of my talent themes work well together during career counseling appointments with students. Empathy allows me to sense what others may be feeling. It allows me to provide understanding and use the appropriate emotional tone in an appointment. Maximizer is helpful because I naturally look for strengths in others and encourage them in those areas. When meeting with a student, I genuinely enjoy sharing everything they are doing well and then focus on those strengths to manage other areas. Developer allows me to see the potential in others. By seeing this potential and sharing it with students, it builds their confidence and encourages them to work a little harder to achieve that next step. And through Individualization, I love to listen to students tell their story and learn what makes them unique.

Maximizer & Harmony are helpful when working as part of a team/committee to improve programs, events, and communications for students. Maximizer allows me to build on what's been done and make it even better and Harmony helps me see connections and areas of agreement.

How have you worked to develop your talent themes?
Speaking with others about how their talent themes emerge in their life has helped me become more self-aware about how they emerge in mine and develop them further.

During a recent Strengths presentation, I learned Donald Clifton, father of strengths based psychology & creator of Clinton StrengthsFinder, once said it can take a lifetime to master just five talent themes. In many cases, my individual talent themes are productively applied turning them into strengths. However, it's also important to understand the blind spots within each talent theme and learn how to individually manage them in a way that brings out your best.

For example: Maximizer, in addition to seeing the strengths in others, allows me to see strengths in programs, events, or presentations. Then Developer comes in to help me see what they could become. It's very satisfying for me to improve...well, anything. However, sometimes that can become overwhelming. I'm learning now when it's best to step away and accept that it's good enough.

Which talent themes fit you best and why?
They all fit me pretty well. Empathy is my first talent theme and definitely did not surprise me. After taking the assessment it was so helpful to finally have language to better articulate this "sensitivity" I always knew I had and use it as a tool in many areas of my life. Harmony, comes out in my relationships and, surprising to some, my surroundings. I feel at peace when I'm in a space that is uncluttered, has plenty of light, and generally feels good to be in. Individualization makes me absolutely fascinated by other people's stories. I love learning how others view their own life experience and draw meaning from those experiences.

What surprises you about your talent themes?
I've taken the assessment twice. The first time I had responsibility in my top five. Responsibility allows you to take psychological ownership of anything you commit to do. The second time it dropped and Individualization emerged. Since then, it's been interesting to see how responsibility continues to greatly influence me, even though it dropped out of my top five.

Job Fair Preparation Sessions for Diverse Students

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Job Fair Preparation Sessions for Diverse Students
Learn how a job fair works including what to expect, how to talk to employers what to wear, what to bring and more!

Disabled Students - Friday, February 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, DSCC 2nd Floor Coffman Union
Multicultural Students - Tuesday, February 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 230 STSS
International Students - Thursday, February 16, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 140 Nolte Hall

Can't make it to one of these sessions? View the online job fair preparation workshop instead!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Resume Writing Workshop

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Resume Writing Workshop

WHEN:Thursday, January 26th
TIME: 4-6pm
WHERE: Appleby Hall 3 (This is a room change!)

Get an overview of what to include on your resume and inside tips for making your skills STAND OUT to employers.

Presentation with interactive activities and peer reviews of resumes!!!
Bring a copy of your Resume and/or your computer, so you can follow along and make edits.

This is ONE of three events to help you be prepared for your future endeavors in the job market.

Thursday, January 26th 4-6pm Resume Writing Workshop

Thursday, February 9th 4-6pm Mock Interviews Workshop
Thursday, March 29th 4-6pm Online Branding Workshop

Preschool Teacher
Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool
2730 E 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Family-run, cooperative preschool in Minneapolis Longfellow neighborhood seeks an energized and creative teacher of 33-month to 5-year-old children for 22.5 hours a week. The preschool is open Monday through Friday mornings from September through May, generally following the Minneapolis Public Schools calendar. Our ideal candidate will be able to complete the 2011-12 school year and carry on into the 2012-13 school year and beyond.
Founded in 1948 by neighborhood parents, Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool (BPCP) is a cooperative, nondiscriminatory, state-licensed preschool for children aged 33 months to 5 years. We strive to provide a stimulating social experience for young children in a creative, educational and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We emphasize social development and believe in small group, hands-on learning. We strive to incorporate goals of kindergarten-readiness and seamlessly integrate academic learning with play and experiential learning.
Job Purpose
Implement and maintain a program designed to provide a stimulating social experience for preschool children in a creative, educational and approving atmosphere.
Job Duties Include:
● Plan, implement and evaluate lesson plans and curriculum that incorporate a variety of activities, materials and teaching methods, in collaboration with other Co-Teacher.
● Identify and accommodate the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of the children, and communicate these needs to the parents.
● In cooperation with Co-Teacher and parents, keep school attractive and sanitary.
● Interact with parents daily

Requirements: Meet Department of Human Services requirements for Preschool Teacher with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree. Current CPR and First Aid training.
Preferred: Knowledge and practice of DHS Rule 3; previous experience teaching in a preschool cooperative experience; Spanish or other language skills; musical experience
Compensation: Hourly pay, depending on qualifications. This is a part-time, non-benefit earning position and includes PTO (currently 6 days) and paid holidays (approximately 20 days, depending on school calendar).
Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References:
By e-mail: send to
By mail: send to Bright Prospects Cooperative Preschool, ℅ Janel Newell, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Knowledge Universe is hiring an Assistant Director

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KinderCare Learning Center in Apple Valley, MN is searching for an Assistant Director to join their team!

The Assistant Director (AD) assists the Center Director in operating the center in accordance with KLC policies, procedures and state licensing standards to provide an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children, parents, and staff. Is responsible for all Center operations and assumes all Center Director responsibilities and duties in the absence of the Center Director. Participates in interview and effectively recommends applicants to be hired. Determines and implements discipline, effectively recommending termination with center management. Has independent authority to give verbal or written discipline to staff. Assists in the assignment and responsible direction of staff, provides input to Annual Performance Appraisals with the understanding such appraisals directly impact wage rates, and responds to and adjusts staff concerns. Meets expectations for delivering exceptional customer service through acquisition and retention, quality program, financial management, operational compliance, and demonstrates expected behaviors.

· Fulfills all record-keeping responsibilities
· Understands developmentally appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education and ensures its use in the classroom
· Performs each of the essential functions for each position in the center, including, but not limited to, Teacher (all classifications of Teacher and Assistant Teacher), Cook, and Van/Bus Driver. In some states, ability to drive a van/bus is required
· Understands responsibilities as a mandated reporter
· Implements Company policies and procedures
· Complies with, and may implement, KLC and all governmental regulations regarding the care of children
· Complies with all governmental laws and KLC regulations regarding records management, e.g., HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), etc.
· Keeps the Director informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children
· Assists and accepts responsibility in other daily center duties that might be temporary in the event other personnel are not available
· Attends and participates in staff meetings, center events, and parent/customer meetings as requested
Requirements: Skills, Education / Knowledge, Experience
· High school diploma or equivalent required
· Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business highly desirable
· State specific requirements for position required
· State qualified for teaching positions required
· Valid driver's license, clean driving record, ability to drive center vehicles required
· Proficient in use of desktop computer required
· Ability to quickly learn software required
· Excellent administrative and organizational skills required
· Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and the ability to ensure its use in the classroom.

· 2+ years of early childhood education experience required
· 1+ years of business management experience desirable, including experience with budgeting and accounting
· Knowledge required (or willingness to learn upon acceptance of position) HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) record keeping requirements
· Ability to respond appropriately in an emergency situation required
· Ability to be flexible in assignment and work hours required
· CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain desirable
Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills required
Work is primarily performed in the center environment. Centers are dynamic with a high level of activity. Work may also be performed at community sites for field trips. Incumbent must be able to lift 40 pounds, stand up to 95% of the day, assume postures in low level positions that best allow physical and visual contact with children, bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day, stoop, sit on the floor, have the agility to move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations, perform all activities with children, i.e. jump, dance, walk, run, etc. for extended periods of time. Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well being. Incumbent will need to be highly flexible and adaptable, able to engage in multiple tasks, able to respond quickly and appropriately to changing needs of children, staff, parents, and KLC. Work hours will vary to meet the needs of the children. Travel by car, plane, and other modes of transportation may be required for KLC mandatory and regulatory meetings. Travel may require occasional overnight stays and some weekends.

Interested individuals can contact Amy Slivinski, Field Recruiter, at AND also apply online at

International VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR, JANUARY 25-26, 2012:

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JANUARY 25-26, 2012: International Students will Meet recruiters live online..It's easy!
All types of majors for all kinds of roles, i.e. Engineering, HR, Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance, IT, Science, & More

Women in Sport Careers "Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX"

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Women in Sport Careers "Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX"
An event celebrating women in sport careers - network, engage and share with
others who are in sport careers and those looking to have a career in sport.
Event features a free gift, food, address from keynote speaker
Merrily Dean Baker - former Athletic Director of Gopher Women's Athletics - and then
breakout sessions of 10 areas of sport careers. All breakout sessions are led by women
specializing in these sport careers.

Williams Arena
1925 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will feature leaders in each field listed below


Register online by January 30 at
Wednesday, February 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Don't miss out on your chance to make a difference!

The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) has great opportunities for 2012!

MCC is dedicated to outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, conservation education and developing career and leadership skills in young people

We offer great trail building opportunities plus an AmeriCorps Education Award!

We also have Environmental Educator opportunities for those interested in making a difference in Maine communities!

More information on trail crew positions is available (along with MCC application and reference forms) on the MCC website at:

And more information about Environmental Educator opportunities is available (along with MCC application and reference forms) on the MCC website at:

Careers in Law Forum

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SAVE THE DATE: February 29, 2012
Careers in Law Forum
Willey Hall Atrium
12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services.

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

Shakopee Schools: Business Education Teacher Full Time

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Shakopee Schools is currently hiring for a Business Education Teacher Full Time. This position will start in aprox. 2 weeks and go thru June 7, 2012. The position will be .5 at our Jr. High school and .5 at the High School. If candidates are interested in applying, please visit their web page

Exploring Majors & Interests Fair: February 29th

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Are you a U of M student who wants to explore majors or find ways to get involved on campus? Stop by this event for advice and info. While there, you can do any of the following:

· Learn about U of M majors.

· Get help from U of M advisers and career counselors.

· Take a short quiz to assess your interests. Use your results to consider potential majors.

· Explore campus resources and ways to get involved in things that interest you.

· Learn about national and international study programs.

All students are welcome, and you do not need to register in advance to attend. Stop by this free event anytime between 10 and 2. Don't miss this chance to find your own path at the U of M!

Exploring Majors and Interests Fair!
When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10am-2pm
Where: Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
Who can come: Any U of MN, Twin Cities student (or staff) searching for a major or an involvement opportunity

Bright Prospects Cooperative Pre-School is seeking a part time pre-school teacher. School hours are 9-12 and teachers work 8-12:30 plus some outside prep time. Job qualifications are Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with hours of experience.

Interested applicants should contact the school by phone, the number at the school is 612-607-4958.

[Member Relations Coordinator]

The Member Relations Coordinator's primary function is to increase member loyalty by building and maintaining positive relationships with current members across the 11-county region. Success will be measured by the percentage of companies that renew their Chamber membership.

The Member Relations Coordinator shall report to the President.

• Act as a Chamber resource, providing information about member benefits, discounts, and programs that enhance the membership experience.
• Meet with members and develop individual involvement strategies based on their business needs
• Develop and implement retention program
• Coordinate Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting events
• Promote and administer the ConnectForLunch program
• Coordinate past due billing cycle meetings
• Ensure member dues are paid on a timely basis
• Attend and assist with all Meet the Chamber Programs
• Manage all aspects of the Minneapolis Ambassador committee and assist with Bloomington Ambassadors as requested
• Attend Chamber events to assist with staffing needs and build rapport with members
• Complete any and all tasks as designated by the President


• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills (i.e. active listener, creative problem solver)
• Ability to interact with a variety of businesspeople, community leaders, and elected officials
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects efficiently
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail
• College degree or equivalent in business administration, communications or other business related field
• Sales experience preferred, Chamber of Commerce or Association experience a plus
• Experience with volunteer management
• Able to attend events outside of normal business hours (before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.)
• Working knowledge of social media platforms, especially Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn
• Knowledge of Membership Partner and Accrinet software a plus
• Position requires travel throughout the metro area.
• Business professional attire required
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

The above describes the essential functions of the job and are not to be considered a detailed description of every duty of the position. The requirements of the job and the text of this job description are subject to change without notice and at the sole discretion of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.
To apply visit

University YMCA Job Fair- Summer hiring!

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University YMCA Job Fair


12PM - 6PM









Available Positions:

Camp Counselor (Day Camp/Overnight Camp)

Camp Instructor

School Aged Care Program Staff

School Aged Care Lead Program Staff

Trail Counselor/Guide (Wilderness Camp)

Youth Development Staff

Achievement First is Hiring!

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Achievement First Opportunities for Students and Alumni
Amy Helbig

Jan 10 (1 day ago)

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Achievement First is always looking for great teachers and school leaders. If you are a
smart, talented and dedicated educator who is passionate about helping urban
students succeed in college and life, please visit


Achievement First is Hiring!

Achievement First is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 urban public charter schools in Connecticut and Brooklyn focused on providing all of our scholars with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges. In fact, 100% of the class of 2010 and 2011 was accepted to a four-year college! As we open new schools and add grades to our existing schools, we are looking for great teachers and school leaders to join our team. To learn more about Achievement First, access our instructional resources, or to apply online, please visit

School-Based Opportunities

· Elementary, middle, and high school teachers

· Founding middle school teachers in Brooklyn

· Founding high school teachers in Connecticut

· Special education teachers

· High school ELA teachers

· Lower-elementary classroom teachers

· Middle school principal

· Regional Superintendent

Network Support Opportunities

· Associate Director, Data Warehouse Engineering

· Associate Director, Revenue

· Director of ELA Achievement

· Regional Associate Director of Special Services Achievement

· Product Manager/Business Analyst

· Product Support Specialist

· Project Analyst Intern

· Assistant to Co-CEO and President

· IT Associate

· Communications Associate

· School Accountant

· Talent Recruiter

· Teacher Career Pathway Lesson Observer

Join a Virtual Information Session

Can't make it to one of our in-person events? Join us for a Virtual Information Session hosted by an Achievement First talent recruiter. We will discuss:

Achievement First's history, mission, and core values
Training and professional development opportunities
Opportunities to join our team for the 2012-2013 school year
Application process and qualities of a successful candidate

High School Teaching Opportunities at Achievement First
February 7, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern

RSVP here.

Starting Your School Leadership Career with Achievement First
February 15, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern

RSVP here.

Elementary School Teaching Opportunities at Achievement First
February 22, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern

RSVP here

DART is now accepting applications for the 2012 DART Organizers Institute -- a paid, four-month field school followed by placement into a fulltime career in grassroots community organizing.

Community organizers in the DART network work to bring people together to solve systemic, local issues of injustice at their root.

DART organizations have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

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

The 2012 DART Organizers Institute begins July 9, 2012. Training locations and permanent career placements will include cities in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

The national application deadline is January 16, 2012. To apply or find out more about DART, visit our website: Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at



HERC Overview

The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC) represents more than 50 colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin that are committed to enhancing diversity and dual-career hiring. HERC supports its member institutions by sponsoring a collective Web site that features position announcements and recruiting resources, national and regional marketing initiatives, diversity partnerships, networking forums, and discount services.

Internship Rationale

Colleges and universities are increasing their social media presence in order to connect with and provide resources to prospective faculty and staff. In response, UMW HERC has developed its own Flickr site, LinkedIn groups, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and Wikipedia entry. However, HERC must continue to investigate ways to innovate within the social media realm. HERC is seeking an intern who will assist the organization in identifying ways to pinpoint and communicate with its target audience through social media. The intern will help increase HERC's visibility to current and prospective HERC users.

Intern Responsibilities

HERC's social media intern will work with HERC's director and other HERC representatives during the Spring 2012 academic term. It is anticipated that the internship will require 5 hours of work per week (schedule flexible). The work will be completed off-site with regular telephone and occasional in-person meetings with the HERC director at the HERC office, 200 Donhowe, University of Minnesota, 319 15th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The intern will be expected to use her/his own computer when working outside the HERC office. This is an unpaid internship, but the HERC director is willing to coordinate with the intern to receive academic credit for the experience. It will be the intern's responsibility to seek credit for the internship.

The intern, depending on the timing of the internship, will be responsible for:

• Developing HERC's Twitter follower base
• Assisting members in posting Tweets to HERC's home page (e.g., articles, announcements, job openings) and Tweeting items from the HERC office
• Identifying and informing HERC members of relevant higher education and recruitment and retention blogs and resources
• Investigating resources for enhancing the job-seeker section on HERC's home page
• Posting HERC position announcements to HERC's affiliated LinkedIn groups
• Researching effective designs for Web site resource pages and then working with the Web Site Committee and technology provider to redesign HERC's resource pages
• Assisting the chairperson of HERC's Web Site Committee with projects related to the site's effectiveness (e.g., usability testing, resource feedback)
• Identifying and posting institutional videos to HERC's YouTube Channel
• Updating UMW HERC's Wikipedia entry
• Researching options for social networking advertising
• Using social networking sites to help promote the organization
• Performing additional tasks generated by HERC's social media efforts

Intern Qualifications

The person serving as the HERC intern will be/have:

• an undergraduate or graduate student at a current HERC member institution
• an experienced and active user of social media
• self-motivated and outgoing
• able to work independently
• strong Internet investigative skills
• good written and verbal communication skills
• view the internship as an opportunity to learn more about social networking as a organizational and marketing tool
• possess experience and skills related to the above mentioned responsibilities

Application Instructions

For additional information about the internship, contact:

Dr. Mary Everley, Director
Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Diversity Job & Internship Fair: 1/27/ 2012

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Diversity Job & Internship Fair

January 27, 2012

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

St. Cloud State University Atwood Memorial Center

Free and open to students and alumni from all MN colleges and universities!

Come and connect with employers who are particularly interested in diversity recruiting. All students are welcome to attend. Many of MN's largest business, technical, healthcare, government, non-profit and education employers will be in attendance. For more information, contact the SCSU Career Services Center at 320-308-2151 or email Andrew Ditlevson at

View this event at:

For more information, contact:

SCSU Career Services Center, Centennial Hall 215, 320-308-2151,



teachNOLA: seeking teacher candidates

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teachNOLA's Master Teacher Corps seeks certified teachers with a proven track record of improving student achievement who want to be part of the rebirth of our city by making a difference for its students. The program offers a streamlined application process and supports outstanding candidates in finding teaching positions in New Orleans schools where their dedication and talent are most needed.

I am certain that you know effective teachers in other cities who are looking for an opportunity to make a difference by teaching in New Orleans' highest need schools.

Beginning today, candidates may visit to apply to our Master Teacher Corps. Our priority application deadline is January 7, 2012.

Job Search Club for International Chinese Students

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Are you a Chinese international student looking for an internship/ job in the U.S.? Are you experiencing difficulties and frustration during the process? Join the Chinese International Student Job Search Club to find support and resources for your search and learn about U.S. hiring culture, work authorization, networking, and job search tips for international students.

By participating this club, you will:
· Commit to 8 weekly group meeting every Thursday 5:30-7pm in the Spring semester
· Read the most up to date job searching book for international students: Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job
in the U.S.
· Discuss your questions and concerns about job searching and receive advices and feedback from peers and group leaders
· Learn from Chinese students and professionals who have successful experience finding opportunities in the U.S.
· Develop your own action plan for your job search

Group Leader: Xiaoji Zhang, Career Coach at Carlson School Undergraduate Business Career Center
Yuyang Liu, Graduate intern at ISSS, MA student in Counseling Psychology

If you are interested, join us at the info session on Jan.19. We will provide more information about the Job Search Club and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions.
Info Session
Date: Thu. Jan.19, 2011
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: TBD

To RSVP for the info session, email with your name, degree, and major.

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