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Job Title: Affirmative Action Officer 4

Location: St. Paul

Closes: 04/04/2012

Join the State of Minnesota and make a difference! We are seeking a collaborative leader with the experience to provide leadership, expertise and enterprise-wide compliance in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and ADA. This position is integral is its ability to positively influence all areas of workforce diversity. The successful candidate will develop innovative solutions to stakeholder challenges; influence and build relationships with internal and external partners and communities, and utilize excellent communication skills to deliver program related training and presentations.

Go to to apply. Job # 12MMB000012

Do You Have an Interest in a Career in Student Affairs?

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If so, you are invited to attend an interest session designed especially for you to learn more and make connections with folks in the field of student affairs.

What: Careers in Student Affairs Interest Session
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
From 1:00 - 2:30PM (come and go as class permits)

Where: Yudof Hall, Common Room (lower level)
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

Why: Explore your interest in a graduate program in higher ed/student affairs
Network with current practitioners who work in higher ed

The is session is being sponsored by the Office for Student Affairs, Housing and Residential Life, and Orientation & First-Year Programs. We have invited panel guests from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Thomas University, as well as Western Illinois University.

Please RSVP HERE to attend no later than April 1, 2012.

On-campus Interviews & Information Session with Shakopee School Districts:

GoldPASS: Submit resume and cover letter to GoldPASS schedule ID 2350 for consideration
Attend the Information Session
STSS 518/520
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Shakopee School District is seeking candidates in a variety of teaching and professional education roles. Shakopee Schools will be holding on-campus interviews in order to connect with a variety of teaching candidates and would like interested candidates to submit their materials for on-campus interview consideration. They are interested in connecting with professionals in the areas of:

Director of Special Services
Autism Teacher
DCD-SP Teacher
Facilitator/School Social Worker
Speech and Language Pathologist - Early Childhood Programs
Teacher, SLD
Speech and Language Pathologist
Teacher, EBD
Teacher, Technology - Secondary Level
Teacher, Elementary - Primary - Grades 2, 3, 4 ,5
Teacher, Reading Intervention - Elementary Level
Teacher, Math - Elementary Level/Junior High
Teacher, Math Intervention - Junior High
Teacher, Art - Junior High
Teacher, Spanish - Junior High
Teacher, English /Language Arts - Junior High
Teacher, Social Studies - Junior High
Teacher, Earth Science - Junior High
Teacher, Media Specialist - 6th Grade Center

Our district serves almost 7,200 students in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and Jackson, Louisville, and Sand Creek Townships.

Our Mission: Shakopee Schools, in partnership with our community, will educate lifelong learners to succeed in a diverse world.

Candidates must possess the necessary licensure or be an upcoming graduate from our licensure programs

Application Process: Please submit your resume and cover letter to schedule ID 2350 in GoldPASS at for review and consideration. Candidates selected will be invited to interview on-campus on Wednesday, April 11th between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm

Position: Evaluation Specialist
Start Date: May/June 2012
ACET is an independent research corporation specializing in the evaluation of education, public
health, and community-based programs. Our staff have extensive experience in conducting high
quality research and evaluation in a variety of settings including multicultural/bilingual settings
throughout the state of Minnesota and nationally. We serve a wide range of clients to plan, implement,
and analyze and summarize both formative and summative evaluations. ACET staff frequently employ
a wide range of evaluative techniques to help clients collect data and-ultimately-improve their
programs, including: survey design and development; database development; logic model and
evaluation plan construction; focus group and interview script development; focus group facilitation
training; test score and survey analysis; review of extant data, including documents and databases
available online; and staff capacity building. Our company is dedicated to providing services to
improve organizational effectiveness and build evaluation capacity. To learn more about ACET and
the kind of work we do, visit us at
The Evaluation Specialist will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with demonstrated
experience performing evaluation or research studies and writing clear, concise reports for a variety of
audiences. Experience with relational databases in Excel and SPSS (or other statistical software) is
A qualified candidate will have a master's degree in the field of evaluation, health science research,
policy analysis, or related field. A degree of creativity, independence, and latitude is expected with this
position. Job duties for this position include:
ü Working in a team setting to plan an evaluation (e.g., logic model development, evaluation
planning, database mapping);
ü Conducting literature and document reviews;
ü Designing qualitative and quantitative measures (e.g., focus group questions, survey items,
interview questions, rubrics, site visit protocols);
ü Collecting data and co-facilitating meetings;
ü Compiling results, preparing reports, and documenting progress toward outcomes;
ü Working with clients to build evaluation capacity;
ü Sharing ideas on program evaluation methodologies and frameworks; and
ü Assisting with various aspects of business operations and other relevant duties as assigned.
Applicants should email or send a one-page letter of interest and a resume (not to exceed two pages)
ACET, Inc.
9868 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Please note that telecommuting is not available for this position nor is relocation assistance.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Online Branding Workshop

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The CEHD Undergraduate Student Board would like to invite you to the "Online Branding" Workshop on:

Thursday, March 29th, from 4-6 p.m. in Appleby Hall Room
This is a great opportunity to learn about Professional Networking (ex. LinkedIn) and Goldpass.
In order to participate in the workshop featuring Goldpass, please bring an iPad or laptop and make sure your online profile is completed on Goldpass so you can participate in the hands on part of the presentation.

GoldPASS Update:

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GoldPASS will be having a new interface as of the end of March. What does that mean exactly?
This means a new look, but all the features will remain the same. Some additions that you may find useful:

• LinkedIn feature
• Email me New Jobs for this Search

How these features work with your site:
The LinkedIn feature will allow you to see individuals in your social networks that are connected to a specific employer or job. As you open employer or job records they will see their associated LinkedIn connections to the right of the employer or job record!

Keep in mind you will not be forced to register for these features and if you wish.


What data is exchanged with registration:

If a student registers with LinkedIn through CSO or decides to link their existing LinkedIn account to the GoldPASS site, basic information will be passed to a LinkedIn plug-in. You will be presented with an opportunity to review and edit this data before their LinkedIn registration is submitted.Once the data is submitted to the LinkedIn plug-in, this data is treated according to the standard policies of LinkedIn. The values that are passed from GoldPASS to your LinkedIn account are the student's: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Graduation Year, Degree, First Major, School Name, and Zip. During the LinkedIn registration process, the student will be able to update any of this information as needed.

Networking is one of the most important parts of job hunting and these new features will allow you to quickly and effectively network with a company you are interested in.
For more details about these new features watch our quick demo video here:

Interested in resources to create an effective LinkedIn Profile?
review CEHD career services tips for LinkedIN

Good luck with your search and please contact Career Services with any questions that you may have!

Friday, March 30th, 2012
U of M- eastbank campus
518/520 STSS Building
Time: 10:00am
(please arrive when you can)

The information session is a presentation about the organization and positions followed by the opportunity to ask questions of the employers. Candidates also have the opportunity for interviews which will be conducted on a first come basis after the presentation.

Who is LearningRx?
LearningRx is a nationwide network of cognitive skills training centers. We work with both children and adults to improve learning ability by strengthening cognitive skills through an intensive one-on-one regimen of mental exercises. Our process is clinically shown to improve memory, visual and auditory processing, and logic & reasoning and ther skills leading to dramatic improvements in learning and reading ability.

Job Description
LearningRX is currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at one of our centers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove, and Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.

Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize clinically-proven activities to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments.

* 10-25 hrs/week available
* Completed 4-year Degree or are in their senior year
* Strong auditory processing skills
* High energy!
* Quick learner
* Availability: 3pm-8pm M-F and 9am-2pm Saturdays (Preferred)
* Must be available a minimum of four weekdays


LearningRX bio:

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
STSS 518/520 & STSS Interview Center

On-Campus interviews:
Pre-selected candidates through GoldPASS

Information Session: 2:30pm-3:00pm

Drop-in Interviews: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Interviews are 15 minutes in length and will follow the information session on a first come basis.

On-campus interviews Tuesday, April 24th: The Los Angeles Unified School District will be conducting on-campus interviews in the morning and early afternoon of Tuesday, April 24th. All details and position description are posted in GoldPASS at schedule ID 2347.

Instructions: Log into GoldPASS at and submit your materials to interview schedule ID 2347 for review. Selected candidates will be invited for a 45 minute long interview between the hours of 8:00am- 2:00pm.

All candidates are encouraged to attend the information session and have the opportunity to interview during the

drop-in interview time. Drop-in interviews will only be 10-15 minutes in length.

About Los Angeles Unified School District:
As the nation's second largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves more than 600, 000 students.* Our student population is diverse and culturally rich. The District, which encompasses the city of Los Angeles and several neighboring cities, offers exceptional opportunities for teachers. We believe teachers are shapers of the future, and we are committed to educational reform and innovative instructional programs that are aligned to state standards. The LAUSD provides a supportive and dynamic environment for making a difference in young lives and enriching the student-teacher experience.

The District offers
* Over 891 schools and centers, including 518 elementary, 126 middle and 127 comprehensive senior high
* Year-round and traditional school year calendars
* Variety of school reform models
* A maximum of 24 students in all K-3 classrooms and selected secondary English and mathematics courses
* Innovative instructional programs
* Technology-enriched classrooms

Work for CEHD Career Services!

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CEHD career services is now accepting application submissions for our Career Services Assistant student position.

Please consider applying for the position and visit the U of M HR website for the position description and application instructions. The job ID to reference is 176887.

Please see the attached file for a complete job description:
CEHD Career Services Employer, Student Support position.docx

Marketing/Advertising Expo 3/22

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
11:00am - 2:00pm
Carlson School Atrium
Cost: FREE
No registration required
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for students to connect with employers representing various aspects of marketing. The flow will feel like a mini career fair with tables and student mingling. Please note that not all companies will have open jobs and are attending solely to provide you with insights into various marketing functions. Come speak to employers from advertising agencies, integrated marketing firms, mid-size companies, and more! The event is open to all U of M students!

For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.


Are you passionate about making a difference in yours or others' communities? Do you enjoy having a high level of social contact?

Social and community service managers plan and direct social service programs. Planning could include preparing and maintaining reports and budgets. They are able to work in public and private agencies and the agencies can be large or small. An example of an organization to work for is the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. It is important for social and community service managers to build relationships with other community agencies to prevent duplicating services. In many agencies, they work directly with clients. There are many opportunities to lead other people including supervising and assigning duties to staff and volunteers. Social and community service managers direct the overall operation of an agency. They interview, hire and train new staff. In addition, managers observe staff in order to evaluate their performance. They also observe volunteers and advise them how to improve their skills.

Social and community service managers create policies and decide which services will be offered. Meaning they first gather information then research community needs and review local reports. Managers also consult with individuals and committees in the agency or the community. They report to and consult with the board of directors. In large organizations that have more than one manager, they report to the agency director. In addition, managers prepare records and reports. For example, they develop budgets, keep staff records, and write training manuals.
(Adapted from

A degree in Business Marketing Education or Family Social Science from the U of M are a great way to begin this career!

For more information, visit:
iSeek Careers-Social and Community Service Managers
O*NET OnLine-Social and Community Service Managers

Project for Pride in Living has several summer internship positions with programming in PPL's St. Paul affordable housing communities. Check out the attached documents for their positions and application instructions. Project for Pride in Living is also active in GoldPASS
Roots 'N Reading Intern Summer 2012.doc
Family Lit Pre-K Leader Internship -Summer 2012.doc
Family Literacy Adult Ed Tutor-Intern - Summer 2012.doc
Teen Technology Empowerment Intern - Colleges- Summer 2012.doc

Achievement First is hiring Teachers & administrators

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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

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

· Secondary math teachers

· Secondary science teachers

· Lower-elementary classroom teachers

· Regional Superintendent

· Director of School Operations

Network Support Opportunities

· Director of Leadership Development

· Regional Director of Special Services Achievement

· Regional Director of Operations

· Associate Director, Data Warehouse Engineering

· Associate Director, Facilities

· Associate Director, Human Capital

· Associate Director, Math Achievement (Grades 5-12)

· Operations Associate

· Human Capital Associate

· Graphic Designer

· Assistant, Leadership Development

· Principal's Executive Assistant

· Data Analyst Intern

· Teacher Career Pathway Lesson Observer

Summer Internship Opportunities

Achievement First is looking for summer interns! Positions are available at our schools and network support offices in Brooklyn, NY, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. Our summer internships offer a great opportunity to learn about charter school operations and make an immediate impact by ensuring our schools are ready for scholars in August. Projects may include managing student enrollment processes, tracking and procuring inventory, coordinating student onboarding, or designing a (simple!) library database. Internships have flexible hours and are unpaid.

If you are interested, please email Genna Weinstein, Director of Recruitment Operations ( with the email subject "Achievement First Internship". Please include the following in your email:

· your resume

· the city in which you would like to intern (Brooklyn, Bridgeport, or New Haven)

· two to three sentences on why you are interested in K-12 education.

We will respond to your application within three weeks.

Information Session & Drop-in Interviews with LearningRX
Friday, March 30th, 2012
U of M- eastbank campus
518/520 STSS Building
Time: 10:00am (please arrive when you can)

The information session is a presentation about the organization and positions followed by the opportunity to ask questions of the employers. Candidates also have the opportunity for drop-in interviews which will be conducted on a first come basis

Who is LearningRx?
LearningRx is a successful nationwide network of brain training centers. We are a family of concerned and passionate educators, professionals, and local business owners who want to help kids and adults learn & perform faster, better, and more easily. We are also a stable and growing company with expansion opportunities for business-minded people who want to make a positive contribution to their community.

Job Description

LearningRX is currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others through our intensive cognitive training program. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at our centers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove and our new location 15 miles north-east of Minneapolis in Vadnais Heights.

Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize clinically-proven activities to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments.

Requirements* 10-25 hrs/week available
* Completed 4-year Degree or are in their senior year
* Strong auditory processing skills
* High energy!
* Quick learner
* Availability: 3pm-8pm M-F and 9am-2pm Saturdays (Preferred)
* Must be available a minimum of four weekdays
LearningRX bio:

Conservation Corps is hiring Crew Leaders!

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Conservation Corps is currently hiring 19+ year old Crew Leaders for our Summer Youth Corps. Leaders spend the summer leading teams of high school aged youth on conservation projects around Minnesota. Crews work on projects in state and national parks during the week and spend nights and weekends camping and enjoying recreational activities. Crew Leaders receive a stipend of $1155 per month, free food, housing, transportation, and an AmeriCorps Education award worth $2775. Leaders must be AmeriCorps eligible. Application available at For more information contact Application deadline: March 23rd, 2012.

PT Target Field Events Changeover Staff: MN Twins

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We are currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Target Field Events Changeover Staff. A full job description, including functions and qualifications, is listed below. Interested EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via INTERNAL applicants please apply via the internal job board link located on the HR Intranet site (http://twinsksvr/) or the ADP self service portal (contact me if you do not know your internal login, please do not set up a new account). Please contact me with any questions or if you have any referrals. Thank you!

Target Field Events Changeover Staff

This is a part-time position and weekday availability is a must. The facility event staff is responsible for the set up and tear down of all Target Field events, including preparing the event space to specification of the client, trouble shooting during events, and returning the space to the game day set up after the conclusion of the event.


Assist the Target Field Events Coordinators in the set up, execution and tear down of events.
Make sure each event space is set up in accordance with contract requirements.
Assist in overseeing and accounting for inventory and equipment.

Pay rate is $10/hour

Attention to detail, customer focused and ability to perform job duties in a repetitious and fast paced environment.
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 40 pounds consistently throughout shift.
Ability to follow precise instructions.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Aldine is looking mainly for secondary Math, Science, and English Teachers and we would love to visit with your students at the job fair or by phone/email about opportunities in our district.

The beginning salary for the 2011-2012 school year is $45,114.00. Secondary Math and Science teachers get paid a critical needs stipend totaling an extra $3,000.00.

Beyond the salary and great cost of living in the Houston area, we have both a Nationally Recognized Mentor Program and New Teacher Induction Program. The vast majority of our employees are from the Midwest.
You can find out more about Aldine ISD, by visiting our website at:

You can also email Jeff McCanna at If you are interested in finding out more about Elementary opportunities, Jeff will forward it to Nathan Boughton, He is the Director of HR in charge of Elementary campuses.

Career of the Week-Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

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Are you interested in helping people live healthy lives? Do you like to work with others and are comfortable with taking charge? If so, this career could be for you!!

Fitness and wellness coordinators develop fitness and wellness programs and services. They also supervise fitness instructors, recreation workers, nutritionists and health educators. In this career, you would have the opportunity to conduct and facilitate training sessions and seminars for wellness and fitness staff. You could also, organize and oversee fitness or wellness events or programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or first aid training, or organized runs or walks. Teaching fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants is also an option. Other activities include: conducting surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services and developing marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness and wellness programs.

A degree from CEHD in Kinesiology at the U of M is a great way to start this exciting career! For more information, visit:

Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

U of M, School of Kinesiology

FT Youth Advocate position with Tubman

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Youth Advocate

Tubman is seeking a full time Youth Advocate to provide advocacy services at both our Minneapolis and East side shelter locations.

Promote safety of children and families through administration of crisis services, security maintenance, early intervention and prevention.

Provide on-going individualized, intensive supportive care to children and families through individual meetings and groups. Network with other counselors through written, verbal and computerized communication. Promote family healing through creation of fun environment, provision of family activities, and respite childcare. Promote trusting relationships with clients, with adherence to professional boundaries. Maintain up to date referrals information and provide to families.

Tubman provides ample opportunity for professional growth and has a very good benefit package, with salary dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree in related field
• Experience and knowledge with crisis phone services
• Two years direct service experience related to domestic violence and working in a residential domestic violence environment
• Ability to engage individuals and families in activities that encourage peaceful relationships and goal attainment

Preferred Candidate
• Experience working with social and community services in collaborative effort
• Understanding of teamwork and the ability to apply teamwork with the agency
• Experience in dealing with crisis situations and violent behaviors

To apply: Send resumes and cover letter by March 26, 2012 to: Or: Tubman's Chrysalis Center, Attn: HR Dept. 4432 Chicago Ave. S, Mpls. MN 55407

People of color and multilingual speakers are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

Tubman's philosophy is rooted in our namesake, Harriet. Facing unrelenting adversities, she advised others to simply, "Keep going..." Tubman offers safety and understanding to anyone facing violence, chemical dependency or mental health challenges - over 54,000 each year. We welcome all, from new-born to age 90, with a continuum of services based on decades of research and expertise, and encourage social justice through information. We believe that no challenge is too big, and no hurt is too small. With the best professional staff, Tubman is here.

TRiO Upward Bound -- Now Hiring, Summer Employment

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Want an amazing job working with youth? TRiO Upward Bound, the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including:

Lead Teacher
Classroom Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:

Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]
Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]
Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]
Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526):

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523):

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525):

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration.

World Class Sales Internship with C.H Robinson

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At C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. our roots run deep. In 1905, Charles Henry Robinson started a small produce brokerage that developed the traditions and standards of service that shaped the Fortune 500 Company we are today. As a global provider of multimodal transportation and produce services, we are headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN and operate through a network of more than 7,000 employees in more than 235 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. We are the largest third party logistics (3PL) company in North America, and our services extend to more than 35,000 customers globally, ranging from other Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Our people are our greatest asset and create a unique corporate culture that has built strong relationships with customers around the world. They execute our tradition of service on a daily basis and take pride in sustaining our dynamic leadership in the transportation logistics industry. You'll feel the energy the moment you step into one of our branches. That energy is what inspires us to find motivated individuals to join us in our quest to find solutions, develop innovative technology, and provide exceptional service to our customers.
Position Description
Start your career by doing an internship with Fortune's 2010 'Most Admired Company' and Business Week's 'Best Place to Launch a Career'! The aim of our World Class Internship Program is to offer you extensive learning opportunities to enhance your potential - and is closely aligned with our Transportation Sales position. As part of our Internship Program, we will expose you to multiple facets of the logistics and transportation industry, such as; building cross-industry carrier and business relationships, transportation information systems, sales and negotiation techniques, and distribution management. We will challenge you to demonstrate your full potential with the goal of becoming an essential part of our C.H. Robinson team. Our Sales teams provide logistics, sourcing and global forwarding services to organizations around the globe and focus on building strong relationships and providing a high level of customer service. An internship with one of our offices will offer you not only broad based exposure to our industry, but also real life experience to leverage as you begin your career!

As an Intern, you will be exposed to:
-Sales and Purchasing
-Financial Management and Account Receivables
- Logistic Management and Transport Economics from a 3rd Party Perspective
- Carrier Management
- Distribution Patterns, Tracking and Tracing
- Logistic Information Systems
Required Qualifications
- Undergraduates at a Junior or Senior Level - individuals pursuing a Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Communications, or related major are a plus.
- Strong Communication and Negotiation Skills
- Competitive Personality
- Enthusiastic, dedicated to the challenge of helping other people
Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Process:
Apply through C.H Robinson's website at


$ 12.21 hourly

Date Posted:


Closing Date:
03/21/2012 date has been extended

Working Title Employee Development Assistant

Hiring Agency: Revenue Dept Division/Bureau:

HRM-Employee Development Svcs

Location: St. Paul

Who May Apply:

Open to all qualified job seekers

Posting Number: 12REV000106

Employment Conditions:

Limited, Part-time , 75%

Work Shift:


Days of Work:

Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM

Travel Required:


Job Grouping:

General Administration

Classified Status:


What's Great About This Job:

Join our employee development operation as a valued member of our team! The MN Dept of Revenue is seeking a reliable, detail-oriented, and creative graduate or undergraduate student to support our training and development function. Responsibilities include: assisting with design and preparation of all training materials (including handouts and PPT shows),setting up training rooms, posting classes and registering applicants, managing computer training rooms, responding to internal customers, and setting up and operating videoconference or LiveMeeting events. Great organizational skills, reliability and detail-orientation are a must, along with good oral and written communication skills, customer focus, and the desire to contribute to the team and the organization. Candidates should be majoring in human resource development, adult education, organizational development, or related fields.

Job Description:

This position requires a creative, responsible, and detail-oriented undergrad or graduate student who wants to learn about all aspects of training and development in a centralized, professional training operation. This position is primarily a support position for Employee Development Services (EDS), but it is anticipated the student may have the opportunity to help design and deliver training classes.
Must be able to work full or part-time (minimum of 25 hours per week) between the core hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
This position reports to the EDS Manager.
EDS is part of the Human Resource Management (HRM) Office.

Activities will include:

a. Assist EDS staff in the preparation of both technology and soft skills training courses, including design and production of professional level print materials and/or visuals, learning aids, course descriptions, learning objectives, and outlines for both classroom and alternative learning methodologies

b. Manage the computer labs to ensure optimal use by maintaining a quality environment and handling reservations

c. Assist in planning/delivering training for large-scale introductions of new technology/systems

d. Coordinate and support EDS use of alternative technologies, including video-conferencing and LiveMeeting

e. Post courses in LRN, our Learning Management System, coordinate enrollment, compile and publish information on training registration and course attendance

f. Provide customer service to all DOR staff and other partners in our processes by phone, emails, or in person

g. Provide administrative/clerical support for learning events and EDS daily operations: Reserve and physically arrange rooms/equipment for training events; prepare handouts and other learning equipment and supplies for events

h. Manage and trouble-shoot equipment (copiers and printers) and order supplies or equipment

i. Administer EDS Resource Center, keeping material shelving and records up to date

Minimum Qualifications:

*Graduate or undergraduate student, majoring in Human Resource Development, Adult Education or similar degree program, who has completed 1.5 or more full years of undergraduate work (2nd semester sophomore or higher)
High level of proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software, to assist with training materials design and the administrative duties of the position
Very strong detail-orientation and organizational skills, ability to follow through with accuracy and reliability
Good oral and written communication skills:
Able to listen, analyze and respond to questions, suggestions and feedback in a customer-focused agency; must also be capable of adapting speaking style and approach to the needs of listeners.

Able to present information in writing clearly and concisely, in a well-organized manner and with the appropriate tone, style and grammar Effective interpersonal and human relations skills to create and maintain a positive learning environment in both the office and the training class

*(To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be "off" for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. As a student you must be enrolled in high school or in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment

Be sure to indicate your college and anticipated graduation date on your resume.

Requires occasionally lifting such articles as materials boxes, projection equipment, and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. Must be able to reconfigure room by moving (sliding or rolling) tables and chairs within the space.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Creative skill to design PPT slides, posters, and other training materials
-Successful public speaking experience and/or group facilitation experience
-Experience conducting technical training for groups of computer users
-Clerical or administrative support experience
-Experience with a learning management or training registration system
-Experience with statistics or spreadsheets or other numerical systems
-Experience setting up and operating videoconferencing, LiveMeeting, or other alternative delivery systems

Selection Process:

The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another. However, we recommend applying directly to this posting to ensure consideration for this position.

How to Apply:

First, submit your resume online through Resume Builder at <>. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. If you have already submitted a resume to this database, you do not need to resubmit it unless it has been over 12 months or you need to update your resume or contact information.

Next, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to this posting number by checking the "Apply for this job" box found near the top of this announcement.

Your resume must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications based on above criteria. Only those who most closely meet the qualifications will be interviewed. If the information is not included or adequately described in the resume, applicants should prepare a written narrative that clearly identifies the required experience or training and submit that with their resume by using the Job Specific Questions section on Resume Builder or sending the information in an email to

Once you have completed and submitted your on line resume using Resume Builder, apply directly to this job announcement, 12REV000106.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

Please note that a criminal history and tax check will be conducted on successful applicants prior to an offer of employment. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to the start date.

Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address and home/work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you regarding the status of your application.

Contact for More Information:

Kim Bjornberg, 651-556-6670;


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 talent themes are Relator, Connectedness, Includer, Positivity, and Woo.

In what ways do you use your talents each day?
As an adviser, I have many opportunities to use my talent themes each day. When I meet one-on-one with a student I am building a relationship that my Relator talent theme enjoys and values.

I use my Connectedness to help me make sense of the world and feel compassion for all people, in my daily work or even on the other side of the world. I distinctly remember when 9/11 happened I stopped what I was doing and tried to connect with all the suffering people on that day. In general, my Connectedness helps me see the bigger picture of any situation. With students, I hope I help them see their immediate struggles as part of their college experience so they feel less stress.

My Includer theme comes out best when I am in a group or meeting. When I notice someone who is not contributing or I think they may feel left out, I will make an effort to bring them into the conversation. Positivity is definitely my natural way of being. I like to feel good and full of energy. When I focus on what's right in any given situation I just feel better. This doesn't mean I can't feel down or sad. It means that when I do feel that way, I have many tricks up my sleeve to cheer myself up. In terms of working with students, I think my Positivity helps me to see their strengths, even in the most difficult of situations.

Having Woo as a talent theme means that I like meeting new people so working with incoming freshmen each year is always an exciting time I look forward to. In general, all my themes work together to keep me happy to be alive and grateful to be working with such wonderful colleagues and students.

How have you sought to develop your talent themes?
I am lucky in that my work as an adviser taps into my talent themes each day. I feel I am constantly developing these parts of myself. In addition, I am focusing on developing some of my other talents that aren't in my top five like Strategic and Analytical. These are two talent themes that I see as very useful in my work but don't come as naturally to me. I'm trying on new ways of looking at issues, data and complex systems using these two talents themes.

Which talent themes fit you best and why?
Relator fits me especially well with the high value I place on all my relationships. I have a few very close friends that I cherish and make time for on a regular basis. I get to know my advisees well by talking about more than just academics. I'm interested in their lives outside of school like their family, friends, jobs and travels. Each person in my life is a unique being with much to offer.

The other talent theme that feels very much like me is Connectedness. I see things as interconnected and that events happen for a reason. Here's a good example of how this works for me. If I want to stop at a certain store on my way home and I can't find a good parking spot, I say to myself, I guess I am not meant to go to that store today. It's an easy solution that feeds my positivity as well.

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