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River Valley YMCA in Prior Lake Job Fair

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Education Programs Specialist with TCF Bank

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Education Programs Specialist - Part-time, Wayzata-0082I
Part-time; approximately 25 hours per week

Responsible for assisting with TCF Foundation's education initiatives including analysis, servicing, monitoring, and reporting in both primary and secondary school locations.

Maintain ongoing relationships with partner schools to promote TCF's education initiatives.
Monitor schools' progress in achieving objectives.
Prepare and present materials including academic evaluations, financial reports, presentations, and updates on educational activities to the partner schools, foundation, and executive leadership of TCF.
Promote and cultivate relationships with company staff, community organizations, and public figures. Network with professionals from other corporate foundations regarding education initiatives.
Promote and communicate a positive image of TCF Foundation initiatives through marketing to diverse communities with a focus on improving public education.
Attend legislative hearings with public figures and report on how issues discussed may affect TCF educational initiatives.
Perform other duties as assigned by Asst., General Counsel.
Bachelor's degree
One to three years related work experience.
Able to handle multiple projects and tasks.
Able to work independently.
Must have a good aptitude with numbers.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, proficient in Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a graduate school program
Top 10% of class
Proven abilities in nonprofit or foundation administration

SPPS is seeking candidates interested in working with youth for the family engagement partnership

With approximately 39,000 students, Saint Paul Public Schools is Minnesota's second-largest school district. Through highly trained and deeply dedicated staff, innovative education programs, and the support of our community, we offer students and families a world of opportunities.

SPPS student population is diverse. Students hail from countries throughout the world, speak more than 70 languages and dialects, and come to the district with an array of educational experiences and skills.

Their experiences help us create a multicultural educational energy that supplements classroom lessons and helps all students and staff develop a better understanding of the world in which they live.

Please complete and submit this application along with your resume:
Children's Learning Academy Application 2012-1.docx

Randstad is hiring!

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Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced consultants will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company.

We currently have several great opportunities available for long term temporary positions at our "most admired" financial client!

- Experienced Call Center Representatives, $12 per hour
- Experienced Data Entry Clerks, $12 to $15 per hour
- Recent College Grads, $12 to $15 per hour
- Mortgage Professionals, $15+ per hour

Positions are located in Eagan, Bloomington or Minneapolis*
First and Second shifts available
Randstad offers medical, vision and dental benefits, holiday pay, 401k and weekly pay checks

Please apply directly to job postings listed at

651 Nicollet Mall
Suite 125
Minneapolis MN 55402

Health Careers Fair and Pre-Health Adviser Summit

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Health Careers Fair 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
1:00 - 4:00pm
Coffman Great Hall
Minneapolis Campus

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

Come to the fair and learn about the many different academic programs leading to a health professional career. Meet with admissions staff from the different health professional and health-related programs here on campus (and outside the U!) and ask them your questions. Pre-health student groups will also be in attendance! Many University of Minnesota health related programs will be in attendance this year, as they are every year! We have also invited health professional degree programs that are not available at the U of MN (Physicians Assistant, Podiatry, Optometry, etc). A more detailed list of attendees can be found on our website.

Open to all students!
Click here for more information!

Pre-Health Adviser Summit 2012

As part of the Health Careers Fair activities on Thursday, September 27, join your fellow colleagues and advisers for the "Pre-Health Adviser Summit"!

Thursday, September 27, 2012
President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis Campus
12:00 - 2:50pm

Open to all advisers and career development professionals.
Click here for more information!

Topics include the following:

1.) The 3-Dimensional Health Profession Applicant
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Students today tend to use a check-list approach when preparing for application to a health profession program. This process tends to produce "check-list" applicants vs. 3-dimensional applicants. Join a discussion about what can we do as a University to help students become 3-dimensional applicants.

2.) Expanding Job Opportunities: The Growing Field of Opportunities in Public Health and Healthcare
1:00pm - 1:50pm
This session will provide information about the ever-expanding career options in health-related fields.

3.) Advising Pre-Health Students Going Abroad: Keeping Them and Patients Safe
2:00pm - 2:50pm
More and more students are interested in going abroad for "clinical experience". More and more opportunities are becoming available for them to participate in potentially dangerous experiences. Hear about strategies to guide students' decision-making as they choose to travel abroad for pre-health experiences and learn more about the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online workshop.

*Each session will be 50 minutes in length. Advisors are welcome to select which session(s) they would like to attend. Each session will be held in the President's Room in Coffman Memorial Union.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by completing this UM Survey:

Thank you!

What is P.H.D.?

The YMCA P.H.D. (Physical, Healthy and Driven) program is an obesity prevention, weight management and nutrition education program targeting at-risk children and families in the Twin Cities metro. Its goal is to teach the importance of becoming more physically active and motivated to take charge of their overall health and well-being. The overarching goal of the YMCA P.H.D. is to increase the number of youth and families that incorporate exercise and healthful choices into their lives, and to thereby positively impact the skyrocketing rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases among the families we serve.

Essential Internship Duties

P.H.D. interns will provide youth with fun, interactive lessons that will enrich, educate and empower our youth to modify unhealthy habits. P.H.D. interns work with the P.H.D. coordinator, P.H.D. specialist, Unit Lead staff, and Teen Lead staff to implement activities focused on either physical education or nutrition. Interns will also assist with promoting and marketing the program to organizations and parks. In addition, because we are serving is at-risk youth, P.H.D. interns must be compassionate yet vigilantly aware mandatory reporters.

Physical Education Internship

Physical education interns are in charge of planning and delivering age-appropriate physical fitness activities. This role will be responsible for providing a structured, positive environment in which fun fitness & assessment activities may be conducted. In addition, the physical education intern is expected to assist with administrative tasks and the expansion of the program's strategic partnership network.

Nutrition Education Internship

Nutrition education interns will deliver nutrition lessons through fun, interactive activities designed to inspire healthy choices and encourage P.H.D. participants to share this new information with their friends and family members. This role will educate youth about food while making the information fun, accessible and relevant. In addition, these lessons should incorporate hands-on, creative activities to engage participants and generate enthusiasm for healthy eating.


- Major in communication, public health, nutrition or other relevant fields
- 3-4 months' experience working with at-risk youth
- Critical and creative thinker
- Strong communication skills necessary; both indirect and direct communication with parents/families, community organizations and park directors will be required
- Ability to plan and implement relevant activities and lesson plans
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to work well with children in grades K-12
- Ability to work 20 hours a week
- Ability to maintain positive attitude, enthusiasm, great energy
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Publisher and Word

**Please go to the following link to complete a background check:

Please follow the steps below to complete your screening:
1. Gather your address information (street, city, state, & zip code) for the last 7 years.
2. Click on the following link and follow the prompts for information here
Invitation Code: Select Location Code
3. Click Submit once you have completed the form.
4. If you have any questions about the information that Sterling Info Systems is compiling, feel free to contact (800) 943-2589.

Please complete the background check screening process within 5 DAYS through Sterling Info Systems. This form is provided online and only takes 5 minutes to complete.

If you have questions, please contact Sterling Info Systems: at 1-800-943-2589 Option 1

**Deadline for application is August 3rd, 2012**
**Interviews will be conducted on August 6th, 2012- August 10th, 2012**

**Please contact Souk Phetsamone: PHD Coordinator for more information at 612-588-9484 or email question to**

Job Title: Operations Assistant
Rochester Amateur Sports Commission (RASC) Designated Staff

The Operations Assistant's primary objective is to carry out the office functions needed to assure a well-organized and efficient working environment. This person will work on a wide range of other duties. Work is performed under the oversight of the RASC Executive Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide assistance to office staff in the functions of community athletic support, event management, direct minor events as determined by the RASC team, administer efforts with designated sports teams/groups/organizations as determined by staff, pre-event and post-event marketing and/or results collection, event promotion, sales, event preparation and event coordination. Work closely with all other staff in carrying out the functions of the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission.

Summary of Specific Duties:
- Assist with event details including venue reservations, event staffing, equipment and soft goods ordering & usage, schedule of event, etc.
- Assist in the management and administration of Sports Commission events. This consists of creating budgets, maintaining detailed task lists, setting and leading organizing meetings and on-site supervising of the event as they happen.
- Work closely with the Rochester area amateur sports groups to support them and help them ensure efficient and productive programming.
- Assume assigned duties in dealing with the management and administration of various opportunities as they arise and are delegated by management. Examples of this would be assigned management of the Rochester Youth Hockey Tournaments and/or administration of the other area groups.
- Recruit and manage the volunteers and workers needed to support the events organized by RASC.
- Develop and administer a consistent post-event survey to coaches, players and families. These surveys are used to collect data from events host by RASC.
- Market all RASC events by creating a standard marketing plan that educates those interested (including all potential event participants and local media). This includes managing the ticket sales for RASC events.
- Promote the work of RASC through pre-event and post-event marketing including press releases, e-mail blasts and mailings. Utilize all social media tools, in step with staff efforts, to market RASC and its activities.
- Learn and work with Simpleview - the current software used - to assist RASC in being efficient with clients and sales opportunities.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with assigned sports in order to maximize future event hosting opportunities at local, state and national levels. Further develop these relationships by attending board meetings, coordinating period luncheon meetings and maintain ongoing relationship-building efforts.
- Contribute to RASC event websites including website and all other RASC social media outlets including Twitter and Facebook.
Support staff management in areas such as marketing, social media, office tasks and any other duties needed to achieve sports commission's goals.
- Attend and contribute at Monthly Board Meetings
- Participate with RASC Team on bids and proposals for future events. Determine the needs of perspective events and the ability for RASC to efficiently handle these needs. Determine the usage of RASC resources versus the return for the effort to the community.
- Work with Simpleview to document work with all events and groups.
- Take incoming calls, evaluate the nature of the call - helping those you can and forward
- Work with event leadership to capture major events with photography and video.

Position details:
This is a salary position based on a full time, 40-hour workweek. Generally, the hours will be 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one-hour lunch. However, due to the nature of the job, this position will be required to work various evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. All members of the RASC team are required to do the same. Flexibility in work schedules can be considered and discussed with the Executive Director. Pay starts at an annual salary of $24,960 with a bonus program based on results beginning after the first 90 days. Other detailed benefit information will be provided on a separate benefit attachment. Payroll will be disbursed on the 15th and 31st of each month.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics:
- Attention to detail and organization
- Ability to work as a member of the team and multitask
- Understanding that this position requires weekend work, long hours and sometimes demanding times to accomplish team goals
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Honest and conscientious of all staff and volunteers
- Computer literate and proficient in software including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Quick Books and PowerPoint
- Good product knowledge including sports venues, hotels, vendors, etc.
- Access to personal transportation necessary to conduct RASC business
- Ability to lift a minimum of 35 lbs.

Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to:

Ed Hruska
30 Civic Center Dr. SE Suite #200
Rochester, MN 55904
- Or -
We will be accepting until August 1st

Location: Maple Grove, MN

Position: Spanish Teacher (Full time: Grades K- 7)

Job Description:
Parnassus Preparatory School is expanding next year. To meet our growing needs, we are currently accepting applications for a full-time Spanish teacher for grades K - 7 to begin with the 2012 - 2013 school year.
1.0 FTE.

Minimum Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
- Fluent Spanish speaker
- Appropriate MN teaching license is required.
- Ability and willingness to teach the classical trivium and sequence model as defined by the school
- The ability to speak and write clearly and effectively in Spanish and English
- Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal-arts education
- Ability to maintain an orderly classroom


Full-Time Latin Teacher Grades 3-7

Job Description:
Parnassus Preparatory School is expanding next year. To meet our growing needs, we are currently accepting applications for a 3rd - 7th grade Latin Teacher, to begin with the 2012 - 2013 school year.
1.0 FTE

Experience teaching Latin preferred.
Appropriate MN teaching license is required.


Full-Time LD Teacher (Grades K- 7)

Job Description:
Parnassus Preparatory School is expanding next year. To meet our growing needs, we are currently accepting applications for a full-time LD teacher for grades K - 7 to begin with the 2012 - 2013 school year.
1.0 FTE.

Minimum Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
- Preference given to candidates with multiple special education licensures
- Appropriate MN teaching license is required.
- Ability and willingness to teach the classical trivium and sequence model as defined by the school
- The ability to speak and write clearly and effectively
- Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal-arts education


Institution Description:
The purpose of Parnassus is to develop graduates who are critical thinkers, coherent writers, confident speakers, thoughtful leaders, and responsible, compassionate and virtuous citizens. Our distinction is in the liberal classical curriculum. Parnassus is licensed as a K-12 charter school currently enrolling for grades K-7. We will be adding grades until it becomes a high-school.

Application Instructions/Comments:
Visit the Career Opportunities page of the Parnassus Preparatory School website ( to download the Application for Employment, and submit it along with a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to

Constance Ford
Executive Director

On-Campus Interviews - The Columns Resource Group

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Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - The Columns Resource Group is conducting on-campus interviews on August 13, 2012 for a Financial Representative and a Financial Representative Intern.

The schedules are active and posted in GoldPASS (Schedule ID# 2426): Click Here.
The deadline to request an interview is August 6th.

Adult Probation Officer Aide

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Adult Sentence to Service Assignment Monitor Intern

Work side-by-side with the best professionals in the field! Receive hands-on professional experience!

Placements are available depending on the availability of staff to supervise interns and include, but not limited to, DWI and Drug Court, Misdemeanor Investigation/Conditional Release, Domestic Assault Program, and Traditional Supervision.

Internships will require a minimum of 400 hours to complete. Regular business hours are 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM.

This internship posting will be used to fill fall semester (September 2012 - December 2012) internships.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Observe and participate in criminal justice system processes.
- Make effective use of corrections related technology.
- Interact with community agencies, social service agencies, and criminal justice partners.
- Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.
- Assist:
o With client interviews and intakes.
o With case planning when appropriate.
o In report writing.

Best Qualified Candidates will:
- Be enrolled as a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree.
- Be pursuing a major in corrections, criminal justice, sociology, and/or another related major.
- Be willing and able to put in 400 hours of work and receive academic credit for internship.
- Have earned a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Have the ability to work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.

Candidates will be required to submit a college transcript, a two-page writing sample, three references, and a release for information if selected for further consideration.

Apply on line by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31,2012 at

SUA Marketing Manager position

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The posting to fill an open Marketing Manager position is now available. Please check out the posting details and application link: SUA Marketing Manager. The University Job Requisition is #179180.

The position is responsible for providing marketing direction and implementation to several operations operated by the Student Unions & Activities (SUA) which consists of Coffman Memorial Union, the St. Paul Student Center, and our services on the West Bank. The marketing manager reports to the Assistant Director of Marketing and is one of 4 marketing staff which serves the SUA department.

On-campus interview with Parnassus Preparatory| Wednesday, July 18th
STSS Interview Center, 524
Applicants must submit their resume & cover letter by the deadline to the on-campus interview to be considered for an interview

Elementary Teacher
Science Teacher grade5-7

Next Steps:
Apply to on-campus interview ID 2428 in GoldPASS to submit your resume & cover letter
Deadline to Apply: July 15th, 2012 at 5:00pm

Employer Information:

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The Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx have the most extensive youth basketball clinic program in the NBA
and WNBA. The goals are to teach the game, provide a fun experience at the Target Center, and to
create interest in the Timberwolves and Lynx.


• Assist with Pre-game Basketball Clinics (drill stations, group activities, etc.)
• Assist with High School Games played at the Target Center on NON GAME DAYS (keep clock -
set up water).
• Youth Basketball Games - referee, keep clock, set up water, PA Announcer - both pre game and
• Public Relations - greet youth players, parents and members of the traveling parties at all
• Assist with the preparation of the Youth Basketball Game Sales activities.
• Office Assistance - for those who request more hours.

Professional Development
• Academic credit (per your schools requirements)
• Experience of working with young people of all ages.
• Public Relations - representing Timberwolves/Lynx (meeting players, parents, coaches and
others who participate in all events).
• Leadership Opportunities
• Networking
• Exposure - working with the operations of an NBA/WNBA franchise.

Qualifications and Experience
• Full or part-time students
• Available Transportation
• Availability for a minimum of 15 activities from November-April.
• Ability to assist on game and non-game nights (weekdays/weekends)
• You do not have to be a good basketball player - enjoy the game, like working with younger
people, energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humor are encouraged.
• Ability to function as a youth game official, scoreboard operator and announcer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Ability to lift 10 pounds.
Contact: Steve Brown 763/438-9511 or

Timberwolves & Lynx Youth Basketball Interns
Game Operations
Steve Brown, Director - Timberwolves/Lynx Basketball Academy
July 7, 2012

St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair

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St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
North Star Ball Room, St. Paul Campus

Attend this job fair to connect with employers seeking full-time employees and interns in the fields of Agriculture, Animal Science, Banking/Finance, Bio-based Products, Communication, Food Industry, Retail and Sales & Marketing. For details visit

Career and College Center Coordinator - AchieveMpls

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2 positions:

1- Serving North Community High School and PYC Arts and Technology High School
2- Serving South High School and Southwest High School

Organization Summary:

AchieveMpls is the strategic nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). We mobilize resources - money, people, skills, talent and public awareness - to support MPS and ensure student success in school, life and work. We manage independent career and college centers in all comprehensive high schools and several alternative schools. These centers serve as a hub for community involvement with students. We are a dynamic organization with a dedicated staff and a powerful mission: to ensure that all MPS students are ready for college and careers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Career and College Center Coordinator works with school- and community-based staff to coordinate career and college planning activities for all students.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

• Manage Career and College Centers in Minneapolis Public High Schools and coordinate their multitude of activities.
• Collaborate with Minneapolis Public School counselors to create and execute a system of career and college planning.
• Assist students in planning for college by organizing college fairs, visits from college reps, financial aid information sessions, ACT/SAT prep, and more.
• Assist students in planning for careers through activities such as career fairs, job searches, work-readiness guidance, resume building, career exposure activities, and more.
• Incorporate volunteers from the business community into the programs of the Career and College centers.
• Communicate opportunities to students, staff, and families.
• Report monthly on impacts and progress toward goals.
• Participate in AchieveMpls meetings and activities.
• Other duties, as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

• Ability to work collaboratively with school staff, community organizations, parents, business partners, college admissions staff, volunteers, and individual community members
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population
• Knowledge of current career and college planning processes and resources
• Commitment to the use of metrics and data to improve outcomes for young people
• Skills and experience working as part of a team
• Ability to take initiative in engaging students, parents, teachers and other school staff
• Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university, Masters preferred
• School counselor licensure preferred

Deadline for applications is July 20. Send resume and cover letter to


Sheila Yang
Junior | Family Social Science
CEHD Career Services Assistant | Career Services Center

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I'm a third year CEHD student majoring in Family Social Science. I come from a Hmong cultural background and I'm the first person to go to college in my family. Some of the things I love are food, photography, and Thailand. I also have an interest in teaching and guiding individuals through personal development. My intent is to help people define and become aware of their areas of talents, strengths, career path, etc. After my Bachelor's degree, I want to pursue my career as a school or career counselor working with students. One of the things I look forward to is becoming a part of the College Possible (CP) team as a High School College Possible Coach. I'm a CP 2010 alumna and because of their support, my goals and dreams wouldn't feel this "possible" today. My mission is to be a role model for the younger generation, especially in my Hmong community. I recognize that I can be an agent of change and a positive influence on others by being a support and guidance for students who struggle with overcoming life barriers.

How did you decide on a Family Social Science (FSOS) major?:

It's funny how I spent most of my time searching for the right major for me when it had been in front of me all along. As a freshman, I expressed interest in the social sciences and was admitted to CEHD as a Family Social Science (FSOS) pre-major. I didn't think much about FSOS until my second year that I started taking initiative to look more into my future. At the time, I was confused and unsure if FSOS was for me because I was afraid that the helping profession would be too overwhelming for me. This led me wanting to explore other majors but none really grabbed my attention.

My interest in FSOS started to develop after the day I attended a service learning workshop training that was required before I began volunteering. I needed to do this in order to receive extra credit for my math course. I was impressed with the person who led the presentation because of her passion to bring awareness of social barriers that exist in society and how it has a direct impact on a students' education. This instantly made me think of what I could do to help people fight adversity, make decisions, help them get from where they are to where they want to be, find success within themselves, their career and life. I realized that I was passionate about helping people and getting into a helping profession--and the only reason why I doubted FSOS was because I wasn't confident enough in my ability to help people. I somehow found the courage to face my fears head on and believing in the possibility of becoming a professional in my field one day.

What do you value about the FSOS major?

Relationships play a big influence in my life and it's something I truly value. I especially like it how it's a broad major and there are many careers in FSOS. It's something I feel passionate about learning and teaching. I also find it very worthwhile because I can apply the knowledge to my own life, by creating stronger relationships with my family and friends. The field is a friendly atmosphere that I really appreciate and enjoy being around the culture of the program.

What made you decide to apply for the position in Career Services?:

I wanted to have a job to keep myself busy over the summer. I was browsing on GoldPASS and knew I had to update my profile along with attaching my resume. I received an email a few days later from someone in Career Services who had reviewed my resume online. She suggested for me to come into Career Services for some additional resume feedback and so that's what I did. I had a drop-in appointment with Valeria, a Career Services Assistant for CEHD, and unexpectedly, who would have thought that I would learn of a job opening in Career Services? Valeria was graduating which meant that her position would be open. She encouraged me to apply for her spot because the set of skills and experiences I presented on my resume seemed to be a good match. I knew this would be a great advantage to increase my communication, leadership, and people skills, and of course, building a positive impact on CEHD. Furthermore, the surprising yet wonderful thing I found out later was that the person who suggested for me to come into Career Services for a resume review happened to become my Supervisor and she is awesome.

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