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Careers with Child Garden Montessori

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We have full-time and part-time positions available in our Toddler Room and Infant Room. We also have a need for flexible substitute teachers.

To apply please e-mail resumes and cover letter to Nick Gazett at

Job description:

Assist the Lead Teacher with infants and toddlers. Assistant Teachers are responsible for preparing and maintaining an authentic Montessori environment, supervising and interacting with children, and being courteous and professional with staff and parents. Complying with licensing regulations (such as ratio requirements and health and safety) is a crucial component of this position. Assistant Teachers report to the Lead Teacher.

• Located near Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis
• Competitive pay and benefits available
• Fun and dynamic work place
• Opportunity to teach children at a critical stage of development!


• High school diploma AND 4,160 hours of assistant teacher experience; AMI or AMS certificate with 2,080 hours as teacher, aid or intern; Baccalaureate degree in any field with 1,040 hours as an assistant teacher, aid, or intern. Prefer a candidate with an academic background in Early Childhood Education.
• Experience practicing the Montessori philosophy and method is strongly favored
• Ability to work effectively and professionally in a small group setting is required
• Respect and courtesy towards all members of the school community is required. This includes children, parents, teachers, and administrators.
• Must complete Infant and Child CPR, First Aid, SIDS and Shaken Baby training, and drowning rescue/avoidance training
• Must submit to a background check
• Calm, patience, and optimism are important qualities we look for in a candidate
• Must be able to squat, bend, or sit to establish eye contact with children

On-Campus Interview with Watertown Mayer Schools

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GoldPASS on-campus interview ID: 2397

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2012 at 5:00pm

Watertown-Mayer 7th Grade English

Job ID: 79200

Watertown-Mayer Middle School is located approximately 30 minutes southeast of the Twin Cities.

It prides itself in setting high expectations and working hard as a team to meet them for kids! Watertown-Mayer Middle School has two full-time English teaching positions available in 7th Grade.

Watertown-Mayer Middle School will be implementing a 1:1, 24/7 iPad initiative this coming fall. Interested applicants should possess the skills and/or desire to fully embrace a teaching and learning in a digital environment.

Additionally, it is important that candidates possess the ability to differentiate, especially concerning the wide range of literacy needs. The ideal candidate will possess the ability create a learning environment in which all students meet growth targets.

Qualifications: Must have or be able to attain a valid MN teaching license prior to start of 2012-13 school year.

Current or ability to attain a 2012-13 valid teaching license in English, Elementary Education, and/ or Reading is desired.

Application Instructions:
On-campus interviews will be held at the U of M on Tuesday, June 26th and possibly the 28th. Candidates selected will be asked to sign up for an interview through GoldPASS.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for the employer to review to on-campus interview ID 2397. To be considered, please submit your materials to the on-campus interview schedule ID 2397. Deadline to apply is June 21, 2012 at 5:00pm

If you have never uploaded your resume to GoldPASS, you must do so and have your resume approved before submitting to the on-campus interview. Resumes are reviewed during business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Not familiar with CEHD on-campus interviewing process?
click here to learn more

Questions? Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg in Employer Relations at or by phone at 612.626.7432

A Vail School District Principal will be scheduling interviews for teacher candidates in the Minneapolis are this next week. Interviews will be scheduled for Friday, June 22nd. The interview location will be determined.

They currently have openings for elementary classroom and music teachers, middle school art, math, science, language arts, social studies, high school math and science, and special education all levels. If you would like to schedule and interview, please contact Principal Jen Holt at 520-256-4749 or

STATE OF MINNESOTA| Affirmative Action Officer 3

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Affirmative Action Officer 3
$40,361-$ 59,195 annually
Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs
St. Paul, Minnesota
Closes: 6/22/2012

Job Description:
This position exists to manage agency-wide affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and diversity programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Directs efforts which ensure the attraction, promotion and retention of employees from protected classes so that all agency programs and policies reflect equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and diversity priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Science or related field AND Two years of professional experience in the areas of diversity and affirmative action.
*Knowledge of federal, state and local human/civil rights laws.
*Strong interpersonal and human relations skills sufficient to deal effectively with individuals and groups with diverse interests and from diverse backgrounds.
*Strong leadership skills sufficient to provide direction and guidance to management staff and the agency diversity committee.
*Investigative skills and experience sufficient to conduct investigations of alleged discrimination and harassment.
*Conflict resolution, mediation, and group facilitation skills.
*Ability to develop and deliver clear and effective training programs and materials.

Open web link to job announcement for more information.

Intern with Playworks!

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Please check out the attachments to learn more about the recreation/interactive positions Playworks has to offer!
Recess Leagues Internship Flyer-2.pdf

Tubman promotes safe and healthy individuals, families and communities through promising and best practices in education, intervention and prevention.

Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education while guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

They are currently hiring for a Legal Advocate & a Housing Lead & Family Advocate Please check out the attachments as well as their website at
TSS Housing Lead and Family Advocate 6 2012.doc
Tubman Legal Advocate June 1 2012.doc

Project for Pride in Living: Teaching positions

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Project for Pride in Living currently has the following two teaching positions open:

Secondary Math Teacher

The responsibility of this position is to facilitate a positive learning experience for high school students in Math and build and support the agency's mission of encouraging self-sufficiency through education and employment. (School is a member of the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools, accredited by the North Central Association and is a Minneapolis Contract Alternative Program).

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in secondary education or equivalent; a State of Minnesota Certification in secondary mathematics required; training and experience in alternative school setting preferred; training and experience in behavior modification techniques and class management preferred; and experience working with diverse at-risk youth population (i.e., ethnic, cultural, economic, etc.).

Early Wonders Preschool Teacher

This position is responsible for coordinating daily learning environment and activities by interacting with children individually and as a group, following the mission, philosophy, expectations, reporting and curriculum each day. It is important in this role to facilitate a positive learning environment with the other teachers by team teaching. The position will also demonstrate policies and procedures stated in EWP's handbook, NAEYC accreditation, MN Rule 3, Licensing, Strong Beginnings and PPL; Assess children's development using the High/Scope COR assessment tool and Ages and Stages Questionnaire; and use High/Scope curriculum in conjunction with the Reggio Emilia approach.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or child development; training and experience in working with diverse families; training and experience in behavior modification techniques and class management; and training and experience in team teaching. Along with good interpersonal relations skill; good oral and written communication skills; demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents and administrators.

To view complete job descriptions, and to apply online with a cover letter and resume, please visit the following link: AA/EEO.

Hawley High School is seeking to hire a Family Consumer Science Teacher for a one-year position. Hawley High School is where the prairie meets the lakes in Hawley, MN. They are between Morehead, MN and the Detroit lakes area.
For a first-year teacher, our salary schedule starts at $32,800. We have a typical leave package with a capped amount paid toward health insurance.
This is a one-year FaCS (family consumer science) teaching position. Our current teacher has requested a sabbatical. The program and facilities are both in excellent shape.
Requirements: Must be licensed in Minnesota with a FaCS certification
Application Instructions: Go to www., then "District Office" and "Job Opportunities" to find application information. Phone or e-mail inquiries are welcome.
Contact Information:
Mike Martin

Achievement First is hiring Teachers & Adminstrators

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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

· Special education teachers

· Secondary math teachers

· Secondary science teachers

· Secondary English teachers

· Lower-elementary classroom teachers

· Regional Superintendent

· Director of School Operations

· Office Coordinator

Network Support Opportunities

· Regional Director of Operations

· Director of Leadership Development

· Director of Human Capital

· Associate Director, External Relations

· Associate Director, Facilities

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

· Talent Recruiter

· Operations Associate

· IT Associate

· Graphic Designer

· Database Architect

· Assistant to the Chief Information Officer

· Assistant to the Vice President of External Relations

· Principal's Executive Assistant

· Fellow, Team Data

· Data Analyst Intern

· Project Analyst Summer Intern

· IT Summer Intern

· School Leadership Coach

· Community Outreach Coordinator

Check out CEHD Career Services on Teacher Job Search

MN Twins: Hiring a Purchasing Manager

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MN Twins is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Purchasing Manager. A full job description, including functions and qualifications, is listed below. Interested EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via

Manager, Purchasing

JOB FUNCTION: Works with the Director or Purchasing to manage the organization's purchasing function, maximizing buying power while insuring quality and cost effectiveness with a commitment to developing and maintaining a diverse vendor base.


· Receives purchase requests from all departments within the organization.

· Reviews and analyzes purchase requests to determine the adequacy of information to effect applicable procurement action, i.e. quantity, packaging, unit of issue, possible sources and alternative sources, complete item description, required delivery dates, specifications, possible substitutes, funding, priority and other pertinent information. Considers all sources of supply such as WBE and MBE vendors.

· Independently purchases routine and urgently needed materials in different commodity groups, classes and services on the open market through the application of such procurement tools and methods as Purchase Card, Purchase Orders, and Sponsor Agreements.

· Maintains contact with the person or activity submitting the requisition, to discuss or get approval for substitutions, change in delivery dates, monetary or quantity differences.

· Maintains contact with Financial Department personnel regarding appropriate accounting data for all purchase requests.

· Solicits quotations through telephone contacts, electronic correspondence, or written requests for quotation (RFQ). Evaluates quotations received by considering quoted price, shipping charges, delivery date, applicable discounts, packaging, packing and method of shipment.


· Prefer Bachelor's Degree in Business

· Three to five years purchasing experience

· Formal purchasing training desired

· Proficient in Microsoft Office

· Great Plains and Requisition Management experience desired

· Solid verbal and written communication skills

· Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task

· Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

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Andrew Plovanich
Business and Marketing Education, Human Resource Development
HR Representative | Case New Holland

How did you learn about your current position?
I interned with Case New Holland during the summer of 2011 and the winter of 2011/2012. I learned about the position because CNH is one of the largest companies in the area of my hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Describe your position.
I will be a HR Representative for Case New Holland in Burr Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. I will be on the Construction Equipment Product Development team conducting various Generalist duties such as recruiting, employee relations, and performance appraisals.

What do you most enjoy about your position? What are some of the challenges?
I have not started my full time position yet, but during my internship I enjoyed being a part of a team that was not only concerned about the growth of the company, but also their employees. One of the highlights of being the HR Intern was being involved with the college relations program which included help running the overall internship program and prepare for the next intern season.

One of the challenges was interviewing hundreds of students and choosing which individuals would be the best fit for our highly respected and successful internship program. This was great experience however because it gave me the experience to interview those in search of full time positions.

How does your position fit with your long term career goals?
My long term goal is to become a HR Manager. I was able to accomplish my first goal within CNH when I became the HR Intern. Next, I was able to obtain a HR Representative position that will give me the skills and tools to someday accomplish my long term goal of becoming a HR Manger.

During your internship/job search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?
I was able to work very closely with CEHD Career Services to perfect my resume as well as interviewing skills through mock interviews. I also interned with Vic Massaglia, a career counselor within the University of Minnesota Law School. During my time with Vic, I was able to not only help other students with Career Development, but also apply the tools to myself. Networking was also a large part of separating myself from other students.

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship/job search process?
Visiting Career Services and networking was most helpful during the internship/job search. While visiting Career Services, I was able to become more confident during interviews as well as giving the employeer a well constructed resume. Also, networking gave me an insight of things that I may or may not want to do as I start my professional career.

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?
Networking is one of the most important thing that students must do to find an internship/job. This will give students a better idea of what they would like to do, but also give them the opportunity to get to know other professionals in their field and may be able to get interviews through them or their connections.

Anything else you woud like to share?
All students should take the time and visit Career Services on a regular basis. I began visiting them during my Sophomore year and it was one of the best career decisions that I have made. While visiting with both Angie Soderberg and Jeannie Stumne, I not only became a better candidate, but a better overall person.

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 Positivity, Developer, Belief, Maximizer, and Responsibility

In what ways do you use your talents each day?
My strengths play a part in my everyday life and they are really what shape me as a person.

My Positivity strength is what keeps me motivated and energetic in all of my daily activities. I am able to find the positive in any situation and I focus on what is going well. It is easy for me to get other people excited and I often find myself motivating and encouraging others. In a group, I am always the one who is smiling, laughing, and boosting the spirits of others.

With my Developer strength, I really focus on other people and strive to help them realize their full potential. This theme fits nicely with my major of Elementary Education, because my life goal is to become a teacher and help others be the best they can be. Other people come to me when they need help, and I take great pride in the fact that people count on me and trust me. I get so excited when I see someone reach their goals, and this is what drives me to help them.

My Belief strength is interesting to me. When I first heard of this theme, I assumed it had to do with religion, and this confused me because I don't consider myself particularly religious. However, after learning more I realized this strength definitely fits me. I have a core set of values that define my purpose in life and drive me to do the things I do. I will not compromise my values, and I consider myself to be honest, loyal, and trustworthy. My values provide me with a sense of security and stability, which allows me to be a great leader.

Maximizer is the strength that really pushes me to get things done. I am always looking for how I can help things improve. I don't like to settle for what is average, because I know there is always room for improvement. This helps me in my academics because I push myself to do the best I can. Other people appreciate this as well because they know I will always give 110% to anything I commit to.

I use my Responsibility strength every day because I am extremely dedicated to the things I have made a commitment towards. I know that people are counting on me to get things done, so I always follow through with what I say I will do. I am involved in a great variety of activities, but this does not mean I am only half-committed to some of my activities. I take ownership for all my actions and I take my leadership roles seriously.

How have you worked to develop your talent themes?
I am extremely involved with Housing & Residential Life here at the University of Minnesota, and this is where I have had the most experience with StrengthsQuest. I have been given the opportunity to attend StrengthsQuests workshops and trainings, and these have taught me how to develop my strengths as a leader. I think an important part of developing my strengths comes from realizing how my strengths work together with the strengths of others. I have learned that there are both negative and positive ways to live out my strengths, and I strive to always live them out positively. It is amazing how accurate StrengthsQuest is, so a lot of my strengths development just comes from being aware of my strengths and noticing how they play out for me. I am also fortunate to have many great advisors and coworkers who are trained in StrengthsQuest, and I enjoy engaging in dialogues with them about how Strengths play a part in my life.

What surprises you about your talent themes?
The thing that really surprised me is how accurate my talent themes are. After getting my results, I realized that I live these things out every day, but I just had never thought about them. I am a huge fan of StrengthsQuest because it is so personalized and really gives you an insight into how other people see you and how you thrive as a leader. The only theme that originally surprised me was Belief, but that was only because I didn't know the full meaning of it. I assumed it was religion-based, but this isn't necessarily true. Some people live out their Belief theme in a religious manner, but everyone has different experiences and connections with their talent themes. For me, my belief shows through my core values and commitments I make. After reading about all 34 themes, I was a little surprised that I didn't have Includer or Harmony, because I think these also describe me. But I have learned that people actually tend to live out their top 10 talent themes.

Which of your talent themes fit you best and why?
I have noticed that all of my themes actually fit very nicely together. At this point in my life, I believe my Developer strength really combines with my Maximizer strength to drive me and make me be a strong leader. I use my Developer all the time through my involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters, America Reads, and my current practicum experience in a local 2nd grade classroom. I notice that everyone has potential, and they just made need some help to realize it. This is also where my Maximizer theme comes into play because I want to help everyone improve and learn to never settle for "good enough." If you asked this question to anyone else, I'm sure they would say my Positivity fits me best. People always tell me they wish they could be as happy and as excited as I am, and they don't know how I always stay so positive. This is something I really value and I see myself as a role model in this aspect.

How have your talent themes helped you as a student in CEHD?
My talent themes have helped me both academically and socially as a student in CEHD. My Responsibility in particular has helped me maintain a great GPA while being so involved in other things. I take my schooling seriously and put my academics first. With my Responsibility, I hold myself to a high standard and I don't let myself slack off or get lazy. Developer is a great strength to have as a CEHD student, because I am constantly working with other people and helping them succeed. As a future teacher, I will be using Developer in everything I do, so it is nice to know that this is already something I know how to do. Overall, my talent themes allow me to interact with others in a positive, effective way. They drive me to be the person and student I am today. I am so fortunate to have such extensive experience with StrengthsQuest because it has taught me so much about myself and has helped me develop into a stronger leader.

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