May 22, 2006

Employment Opportunities

FEATURED POSITIONS
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Associate Dean for Multicultural Student Programs and Services
Bethel University, St. Paul MN
http://www.bethel.edu/human-resources/employment-staff.html#job_16


Director of Residence Life
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN
http://www.cytiva.com/cejobs/DetailUST.asp?uofstt100709


Interactive communications manager, University Relations
University of MN - Twin Cities
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/openings/sjob136308.html


Office Coordinator, Multicultural and International Programs and Services
(MIPS)
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul MN
http://minerva.stkate.edu/hr.nsf/jobweb

POSITION POSTED LAST WEEK
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Assistant Academic Advisor, McGuire Scholars Program, College of Liberal
Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/openings/sjob136336.html

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Ball State University has a one-year contract faculty position available. If you have ABD students who might be interested in living in Muncie, Indiana for a year and are able to teach graduate courses in counseling and counseling psychology (rehabilitation counseling would be a significant (PLUS!) please have them contact me.

Sharon L. Bowman, Ph.D., HSPP, LMHC
Professor and Chair, CPSY
Vice-Chair, Indiana State Psychology Board

Teachers College 622
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana USA 47306
765-285-8040 phone
765-285-2067 fax
sbowman@BSU.EDU

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COUNSELING/CLINICAL – Valparaiso University has a one-year full-time position to begin August 2006. Seek candidates at the Assistant Professor (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or Instructor (ABD) rank to teach undergraduate and graduate courses from among the following: Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Counseling, Adult Development, Multicultural Counseling, Practicum, Research Methods, Testing and Appraisal or General Psychology. Candidates from CACREP-accredited counseling programs preferred, but applicants from APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology programs will also be considered. Candidates should be sympathetic with a scholarly community in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University is a top-ranked comprehensive private institution located in Northwest Indiana near the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan, and one hour from Chicago Loop. Send vita, reprints and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Daniel Arkkelin, Chairperson, Psychology Department, 1001 Campus Drive South, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. Valparaiso University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted by kenne064 at 9:09 AM

May 19, 2006

Volunteer

Professor emerita, Sunny Hansen, of CSPP is seeking one or two volunteers to assist in wrapping up the Born Free Gender Equity Update by the end of June.

The volunteer needs computer skills in scanning manuscripts onto a CD-ROM and completing other tasks involved in completing the project. This would entail a total of 20-30 hours, worked out according to the volunteer’s schedule. Volunteers will be acknowledged on program materials.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Sunny Hansen at 651-429-2364 or sunnylsh@umn.edu.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:52 AM

Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship: Project Coordinator
Program in Human Sexuality
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical School

Application Instructions:

Submit resume' to Stacy Schultz, Program in Human Sexuality, Suite 180, 1300
S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55454 (West Bank Office Building). Email:
slschultz@umphysicians.umn.edu.

Duties:

Manage daily activities of federally funded research grant, including
monitoring budget, purchasing, and compiling required reports to CDCP. Data
collection, subject recruitment. Serve as liaison with criminal justice and
treatment programs to facilitate subject recruitment; travel for recruitment
and data collection, conducting interviews. Assist with data analysis and
manuscript and report writing. Maintain study records; assure that study
protocols are followed and confidentiality is maintained.

Program Description:

Anticipated start date for this 75% position is 7/1/06. Project is expected
to run until August, 2007. Adolescent Sex Offender Research Project. Salary
will depend upon qualifications.

Requirements:

Must be registered for course work in a U of Minnesota graduate or
professional program during the academic year. Graduate student in
psychology, social work, public health, sociology, education, or similar
discipline. Prefer advanced graduate student. Experience with data
analysis using SPSS, experience with use of Excel, Access, Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint. Experience conducting semi-structured or clinical interviews,
and able to develop rapport with treatment providers and probation
professionals. Able to work independently. Able to travel to sites for
data collection and subject recruitment.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

Employment Opportunities

Download file

Please see the attached job posting for information on a full-time, master's-level psychometrist opportunity at the VA.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:50 AM

Internships

Planned Parenthood seeking summer program evaluation intern

www.ppmns.org

Youth Development Program Evaluator

As Planned Parenthood’s Youth Development Program Evaluator, you will play a key role in ensuring that the organization’s teen education programs are reaching their objectives. You will assess evaluation tools currently being used by Planned Parenthood and recommend changes as needed. You’ll also develop new evaluation tools and processes to determine whether the program goals are being met, as well as administer tools and interpret results. Knowledge of evaluation techniques (program evaluation experience or coursework) is required. Basic knowledge of current topics in sexuality, experience working with teens, and ability to travel on a very limited basis to Rochester or Duluth are beneficial, but not required. 12-15 hour/week, flexible daytime schedule. Located in Minneapolis Uptown.

For more information or to apply:

www.ppmns.org

volunteers@ppmns.org

612-821-6113

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Posted by kenne064 at 8:47 AM

Research Participation

Dear Colleagues,

I am a counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Utah. For my master’s thesis, I am conducting an online study on attitudes of counselors-in-training towards victims of sexual violence. Studies have shown that there is a prevalence of clients with a history of sexual victimization in clinical populations (Dye & Roth, 1990). The purpose of this survey is to assess possible patterns of attitudes towards victims of sexual violence in order to start a conversation within the area of counselor education as to what areas need to be addressed in training.

If you are a master's or doctoral-level student enrolled in a psychology, counseling, or social work program, please participate in my study by sharing your perspectives. Participation in this study should only take 15-25 minutes of your time. You will be asked to rate your agreement with a series of statements and provide some basic demographic information. The risks of this study, if any, are minimal. It is possible that you may feel upset when thinking about issues related to the topic of the research. These risks are similar to those you experience when discussing this topic with others. There are no foreseeable benefits to an individual participating in this study.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. As such, you are free to refuse or stop at any time without penalty. All information you provide is strictly confidential. Since this study is being conducted via the internet, confidentiality will be ensured through data encryption and number coding. Only the researcher and those supervising the research will have access to the data. Any demographic information you provide will be used solely for statistical concerns.

Please click this link to take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=487651679144

If you are unable to click the link please copy and paste it to your browser.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact us:

Erin Currie, BS Dory Walker, PhD

Educational Psychology Educational Psychology

University of Utah University of Utah

Email: curriestudy@gmail.com 801-581-3378

If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, or if problems arise which you do not feel you can discuss with the Investigator, please contact the Institutional Review Board Office at (801) 581-3655. IRB#00017427.

Thank you for your time.

Erin Currie

Posted by kenne064 at 8:42 AM

Conference Information

There are 2 weeks left to Register for the COSD Conference!!
Please Register TODAY!!

Hello Everyone:

Planning is complete for the COSD 7th Annual National Conference and I
can't wait to have you come on down to Atlanta and see what our
Conference will be like this year. It's an exciting agenda with many
great speakers and some great personal stories.

For example, Jihan and Suzanne Kamel will be presenting on the
complexities of Disclosure of a Disability. The special twist they
have is that their disability is significant, but may not be apparent
to most people.
The two
sisters both have Stargaardt's Syndrome, a form of juvenile macular
degeneration that is very gradual in its progression. They are very
eloquent self-advocates and they have some great insights into how
they function so effectively in their chosen fields.

Jihan recently graduated with a MBA from the University of Texas at
Dallas and will be only a couple of weeks into her new job at the US
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, as a
Transportation Specialist, when she attends the COSD Conference.

Suzanne is currently working on her Masters at the University of North
Carolina Chapel Hill in the area of Occupational Science. She is in
the middle of her field work that involves establishing an outpatient
low vision clinic at Duke University Hospital.

Please go to www.cosdonline.org and read more about these young women.
Their bios are in the Conferences Section under the Presentations tab.

The Kamel sisters are just one presentation of many during our
Conference.

Please make sure that you register through the COSD website at
www.cosdonline.org. That is the ONLY way you will be able to attend
the Conference. There you will have all of the information you will
need regarding the Hyatt Regency, transportation to and from the
Airport, meals, the Agenda, the SunTrust Reception, the COSD Banquet
and all of the elements of our annual event. Also, please remember
that the Early Registration ($50
less) ends on MONDAY and all of Registration ends on June 1.

See you in Atlanta.

Alan

Alan D. Muir, Executive Director
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) The
University of Tennesseee 100 Dunford Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4010
865-974-7148
Fax: 865-974-6497
E mail: amuir@tennessee.edu
Website: www.cosdonline.org

Posted by kenne064 at 8:39 AM

Classes

FROM: Richard Krueger

Senior Fellow – Evaluation Studies -- EdPA

Here are some courses in evaluation, interviewing and focus group interviewing that might be of interest to your students. I will be the instructor for each of these courses. The courses are concentrated opportunities and offered during weekends or semester break. Several are offered at the Rochester University Center.

The Rochester classes (evaluation and interviewing) are offered over a series of week-ends, which make them convenient for students holding down day jobs. In addition, because of the concentrated week-end schedule, the courses have been popular even with students from outside of the Rochester area.

EdPA 5501 / EPsy 5243 -- Principles and Methods of Evaluation offered in Rochester is similar to what is taught here on campus, but concentrated over a series of week-ends.

A new course, EdPA 5080 -- Special Topics: Interviewing Individuals and Adults is a 2- credit course offered in Rochester designed for those interested in doing interviews for evaluation or research. The class seeks to help evaluators and researchers plan, organize, conduct and analyze interviews (individual and group) in a manner that is consistent with quality protocol, ethical responsiveness, and respect for the respondent(s). This course will begin with an overview of evaluation / research interviewing and identify practices and techniques used by experts. The class will cover topics such as planning the interview, setting up the logistics, developing appropriate questions, skills in asking questions, capturing the data, and analyzing results.

EdPA 5080 Special Topics -- Conducting Focus Group Interviews will be offered here in the Twin Cities. This is a 3-credit course next winter that concentrates on focus group interviewing. It will begin in January before the beginning of Spring Semester.

Here are the details:

Fall Semester 2006

EdPA 5501 & EPsy 5243: Principles and Methods of Evaluation

In Rochester, 3 credits, 3 weekends from 5 pm – 9 pm Friday and 8 am – 4pm Saturday.

EA111 - East Hall at the University Center in Rochester.

September 29 - 30, October 27 - 28, and November 10 - 11, 2006. Instructor: Richard Krueger

EdPA 5080: Special Topics: Interviewing Individuals and Groups

In Rochester, 2 credit, 2 weekends: 5 pm – 9 pm Friday & 8 am-4 pm Sat

November 17 - 18, 2006 and December 1 - 2, 2006. Instructor: Richard Krueger

Spring Semester 2007

EdPA 5080: Special Topics: Conducting Focus Group Interviews

In Twin Cities 3 credits, 8am – 4pm

January 11, 12, 13, February 24, March 31, 2007. Instructor: Richard Krueger

Posted by kenne064 at 8:37 AM

May 15, 2006

Employment Opportunities

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Domestic Violence Research Project Manager
Re-Posted 5/2/2006
PLEASE USE THIS VERSION

Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Founded in 1986, it advocates on health issues of priority and significance to AAPI communities, provides technical assistance and training, analyzes and disseminates health and U.S. Census data, and convenes regional and national conferences. The Health Forum has a policy department and 3 program areas: domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (a program of the Health Forum) is a national Resource Center and clearinghouse that serves a network of advocates, service providers, researchers and activists addressing gender violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

This research project is funded by a grant awarded to the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence of the APIA Health Forum. The research project will be directed by Co-Principal Investigators from the University of Michigan and the API Institute on Domestic Violence. It will be based in San Francisco at the offices of the APIA Health Forum. Please see abstract below for details of the research project.

Title: Research Project Manager
Reports to: Co-Principal Investigators: Chic Dabby, Director of the API Institute on Domestic Violence in San Francisco and Dr. Mieko Yoshihama, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
Supervises: 3 half-time Research Project Interviewers
Start date: July 1 2006
Hours: 20 hours /week, based in San Francisco
Salary Range: $43,000 to $48,000 FTE (exempt position). Competitive, excellent fringe benefits Note: This is a part-time, limited term, grant-funded position, starting July 2006 and ending June, 2008.


Job Summary:
This position requires the academic knowledge of a discipline and advanced study or demonstrated capacity for social science research.

The Domestic Violence Research Project Manager, working closely with the co-Principal Investigators, will be responsible for planning and implementing a community-based research project on domestic violence in the Filipina, Indian and Pakistani communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. S/he will also be responsible for managing the project’s day-to-day operations, supervising staff and interns, interfacing with collaborating organizations and stakeholders, and representing the project at community, professional, and academic meetings.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plan and implement a community-based research project;
• Assist with study design and methodological development;
• Work with research project’s Advisory Committee;
• Act as liaison between University of Michigan and the APIAHF on budgetary matters that may include development of project budget, including tracking and monitoring budget activity and analyzing variances;
• Assist the Co-Principal Investigator on Institutional Review Board procedures in conformity to the University of Michigan’s policies and Federal regulations governing research;
• Assist in the short and long term planning and design of research project direction and objectives
• Recruit, train and supervise Interviewers;
• Obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board and other necessary assurances;
• Create status reports on project plans, progress, and results of activities
• Liaise with collaborating community-based-organizations, community stake-holders and funders;
• Recruit and follow-up with respondents;
• Assist with data analysis;
• Responsible for all aspects of data management: coding, entry, cleaning, analysis and interpretation;
• Write reports, manuscripts, and if necessary, grant proposals;
• Make presentations at community, professional, and academic meetings and engage in other dissemination activities.

Required Qualifications:
We require a demonstrated commitment to excellence, attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks; and the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary team setting.
• Master’s degree in social work or allied discipline;
• Experience and knowledge of social science research in general, and face-to-face interview studies in particular;
• Knowledge of violence against women;
• Experience in working with Asian American communities;
• Knowledge and experience in research program development;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Experience in statistical analysis;
• Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities;
• Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

Desired Qualifications:
• Proficiency in one or more Asian languages is strongly preferred;
• Knowledgeable about Filipino, Indian and/or Pakistani communities;
• Knowledge and experience working with the IRB and adhering to Federal regulations governing research

APIAHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and writing sample, preferably electronically, to:

APIAHF
Human Resources
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
spadua@apiahf.org

Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asian Communities

Proposal submitted to the National Institute of Justice
by the University of Michigan, School of Social Work
and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
April 18, 2005

Abstract
This joint proposal of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence seeks to obtain empirical data to help strengthen the response of the criminal justice system (CJS) to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Asian communities. Through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with Asian battered women, we will investigate (1) the types and lifecourse trajectories of IPV experienced, (2) longitudinal trajectories of contacts with the CJS, (3) factors associated with help-seeking, (4) responses of CJS programs such as police, prosecution, and courts, and (5) the relationship between contacts with CJS and women’s safety/well-being over time.
With reported IPV prevalence rates of 41-60%, an over-representation in IPV-related homicide statistics, different manifestations of IPV (such as abuse by male and female in-laws), and barriers to help-seeking related to socio-cultural factors, linguistic needs, and/or immigrant status, Asian battered women’s experiences require urgent study. Furthermore, little is known about their contacts with the CJS. By researching the unique needs of Asian battered women, we will make policy and practice recommendations about how different and/or additional interventions by the CJS will increase its effectiveness and promote victim safety.
Respondents will be 320 women of Filipina, Indian and Pakistani descent, aged 18 and above, who have experienced IPV. They will be recruited from CJS and non-CJS IPV programs, as well as through written and verbal announcements at community organizations/events and advertisements placed in ethnic media outlets. We will collect data on the lifecourse experiences of IPV and contact with the CJS through semi-structured interviews using the Life History Calendar (LHC) method, an instrument that increases respondent recall for more accurate collection of lifecourse data. Using longitudinal data analysis techniques (e.g., multi-level and growth mixtures modeling), we will examine the lifecourse trajectory of IPV, contact with the CJS, responses of the CJS, women’s safety and wellbeing, and the interrelationships of these factors over time.
Expected products from the study include interim and final reports to the NIJ, recommendations and training materials for CJS programs regarding socio-culturally competent practice with Asian battered women, scholarly presentations and/or journal articles, and an electronic data file to be archived under the NIJ’s Data Resource Program. By identifying factors that promote and hinder effective interventions in Asian communities, the findings will inform public policy and improve the degree to which the CJS meets the complex needs of diverse Asian battered women.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Domestic Violence Research Project Interviewers: Three positions
Re-Posted 5/2/2006
PLEASE USE THIS VERSION


Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Founded in 1986, it advocates on health issues of priority and significance to AAPI communities, provides technical assistance and training, analyzes and disseminates health and U.S. Census data, and convenes regional and national conferences. The Health Forum has a policy department and 3 program areas: domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (a program of the Health Forum) is a national Resource Center and clearinghouse that serves a network of advocates, service providers, researchers and activists addressing gender violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

This research project is funded by a grant awarded to the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence of the APIA Health Forum. The research project will be directed by Co-Principal Investigators from the University of Michigan and the API Institute on Domestic Violence. It will be based in San Francisco at the offices of the APIA Health Forum. Please see abstract below for details of the research project.


We are hiring three part-time interviewers who speak one or more languages of the study: Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog and Urdu. If an applicant speaks two or more of these languages we can consider combining 2 part-time positions into a full-time one.

Title: Research Project Interviewer
Reports to: Domestic Violence Research Project Manager
Start date: August 1 2006
Hours: 20 hours /week
Salary Range: $35,000 to $40,000 FTE (non-exempt position). Competitive, excellent fringe benefits
Note: This is a part-time, limited term, grant-funded position. The grant starts July 2006 and ends in June 2008, the position will be for a shorter time between those dates.

Job Summary:
The Domestic Violence Research Project Interviewer, working closely with the Research Project Manager, will be chiefly responsible for respondent recruitment; interviewing; and data coding, collection and entry as part of a community-based research project on domestic violence in the Filipino, Indian and Pakistani communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate community based recruitment efforts using multiple methods and channels
• Coordinate interview process with respondents, including contacting prospective respondents, setting up appointments, securing interview locations,
• Conduct face-to-face interviews
• Perform data coding and entry
• Assist Project Manager and Project Directors/Principal Investigators with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned
• Participate in ongoing supervision and debriefing

Required Qualifications:
We require a demonstrated commitment to excellence, attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks; and the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary team setting.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or allied discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
• Fluent in one or more Asian languages used in the study: Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
• Knowledgeable about violence against women;
• Experience in conducting interviews
• Experience working with Asian American communities;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities;
• Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledgeable about Filipino, Indian and/or Pakistani communities.

APIAHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are hiring three part-time interviewers who speak one or more languages of the study: Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog and Urdu. If an applicant speaks two or more of these languages we can consider combining 2 part-time positions into a full-time one.

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample, preferably electronically, to:

APIAHF
Human Resources
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
spadua@apiahf.org

Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asian Communities

Proposal submitted to the National Institute of Justice
by the University of Michigan, School of Social Work
and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
April 18, 2005

Abstract
This joint proposal of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence seeks to obtain empirical data to help strengthen the response of the criminal justice system (CJS) to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Asian communities. Through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with Asian battered women, we will investigate (1) the types and lifecourse trajectories of IPV experienced, (2) longitudinal trajectories of contacts with the CJS, (3) factors associated with help-seeking, (4) responses of CJS programs such as police, prosecution, and courts, and (5) the relationship between contacts with CJS and women’s safety/well-being over time.
With reported IPV prevalence rates of 41-60%, an over-representation in IPV-related homicide statistics, different manifestations of IPV (such as abuse by male and female in-laws), and barriers to help-seeking related to socio-cultural factors, linguistic needs, and/or immigrant status, Asian battered women’s experiences require urgent study. Furthermore, little is known about their contacts with the CJS. By researching the unique needs of Asian battered women, we will make policy and practice recommendations about how different and/or additional interventions by the CJS will increase its effectiveness and promote victim safety.
Respondents will be 320 women of Filipina, Indian and Pakistani descent, aged 18 and above, who have experienced IPV. They will be recruited from CJS and non-CJS IPV programs, as well as through written and verbal announcements at community organizations/events and advertisements placed in ethnic media outlets. We will collect data on the lifecourse experiences of IPV and contact with the CJS through semi-structured interviews using the Life History Calendar (LHC) method, an instrument that increases respondent recall for more accurate collection of lifecourse data. Using longitudinal data analysis techniques (e.g., multi-level and growth mixtures modeling), we will examine the lifecourse trajectory of IPV, contact with the CJS, responses of the CJS, women’s safety and wellbeing, and the interrelationships of these factors over time.
Expected products from the study include interim and final reports to the NIJ, recommendations and training materials for CJS programs regarding socio-culturally competent practice with Asian battered women, scholarly presentations and/or journal articles, and an electronic data file to be archived under the NIJ’s Data Resource Program. By identifying factors that promote and hinder effective interventions in Asian communities, the findings will inform public policy and improve the degree to which the CJS meets the complex needs of diverse Asian battered women.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:48 AM

Employment Opportunities

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Domestic Violence Research Project Manager
Re-Posted 5/2/2006
PLEASE USE THIS VERSION

Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Founded in 1986, it advocates on health issues of priority and significance to AAPI communities, provides technical assistance and training, analyzes and disseminates health and U.S. Census data, and convenes regional and national conferences. The Health Forum has a policy department and 3 program areas: domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (a program of the Health Forum) is a national Resource Center and clearinghouse that serves a network of advocates, service providers, researchers and activists addressing gender violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

This research project is funded by a grant awarded to the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence of the APIA Health Forum. The research project will be directed by Co-Principal Investigators from the University of Michigan and the API Institute on Domestic Violence. It will be based in San Francisco at the offices of the APIA Health Forum. Please see abstract below for details of the research project.

Title: Research Project Manager
Reports to: Co-Principal Investigators: Chic Dabby, Director of the API Institute on Domestic Violence in San Francisco and Dr. Mieko Yoshihama, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
Supervises: 3 half-time Research Project Interviewers
Start date: July 1 2006
Hours: 20 hours /week, based in San Francisco
Salary Range: $43,000 to $48,000 FTE (exempt position). Competitive, excellent fringe benefits Note: This is a part-time, limited term, grant-funded position, starting July 2006 and ending June, 2008.


Job Summary:
This position requires the academic knowledge of a discipline and advanced study or demonstrated capacity for social science research.

The Domestic Violence Research Project Manager, working closely with the co-Principal Investigators, will be responsible for planning and implementing a community-based research project on domestic violence in the Filipina, Indian and Pakistani communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. S/he will also be responsible for managing the project’s day-to-day operations, supervising staff and interns, interfacing with collaborating organizations and stakeholders, and representing the project at community, professional, and academic meetings.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plan and implement a community-based research project;
• Assist with study design and methodological development;
• Work with research project’s Advisory Committee;
• Act as liaison between University of Michigan and the APIAHF on budgetary matters that may include development of project budget, including tracking and monitoring budget activity and analyzing variances;
• Assist the Co-Principal Investigator on Institutional Review Board procedures in conformity to the University of Michigan’s policies and Federal regulations governing research;
• Assist in the short and long term planning and design of research project direction and objectives
• Recruit, train and supervise Interviewers;
• Obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board and other necessary assurances;
• Create status reports on project plans, progress, and results of activities
• Liaise with collaborating community-based-organizations, community stake-holders and funders;
• Recruit and follow-up with respondents;
• Assist with data analysis;
• Responsible for all aspects of data management: coding, entry, cleaning, analysis and interpretation;
• Write reports, manuscripts, and if necessary, grant proposals;
• Make presentations at community, professional, and academic meetings and engage in other dissemination activities.

Required Qualifications:
We require a demonstrated commitment to excellence, attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks; and the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary team setting.
• Master’s degree in social work or allied discipline;
• Experience and knowledge of social science research in general, and face-to-face interview studies in particular;
• Knowledge of violence against women;
• Experience in working with Asian American communities;
• Knowledge and experience in research program development;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Experience in statistical analysis;
• Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities;
• Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

Desired Qualifications:
• Proficiency in one or more Asian languages is strongly preferred;
• Knowledgeable about Filipino, Indian and/or Pakistani communities;
• Knowledge and experience working with the IRB and adhering to Federal regulations governing research

APIAHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and writing sample, preferably electronically, to:

APIAHF
Human Resources
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
spadua@apiahf.org

Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asian Communities

Proposal submitted to the National Institute of Justice
by the University of Michigan, School of Social Work
and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
April 18, 2005

Abstract
This joint proposal of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence seeks to obtain empirical data to help strengthen the response of the criminal justice system (CJS) to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Asian communities. Through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with Asian battered women, we will investigate (1) the types and lifecourse trajectories of IPV experienced, (2) longitudinal trajectories of contacts with the CJS, (3) factors associated with help-seeking, (4) responses of CJS programs such as police, prosecution, and courts, and (5) the relationship between contacts with CJS and women’s safety/well-being over time.
With reported IPV prevalence rates of 41-60%, an over-representation in IPV-related homicide statistics, different manifestations of IPV (such as abuse by male and female in-laws), and barriers to help-seeking related to socio-cultural factors, linguistic needs, and/or immigrant status, Asian battered women’s experiences require urgent study. Furthermore, little is known about their contacts with the CJS. By researching the unique needs of Asian battered women, we will make policy and practice recommendations about how different and/or additional interventions by the CJS will increase its effectiveness and promote victim safety.
Respondents will be 320 women of Filipina, Indian and Pakistani descent, aged 18 and above, who have experienced IPV. They will be recruited from CJS and non-CJS IPV programs, as well as through written and verbal announcements at community organizations/events and advertisements placed in ethnic media outlets. We will collect data on the lifecourse experiences of IPV and contact with the CJS through semi-structured interviews using the Life History Calendar (LHC) method, an instrument that increases respondent recall for more accurate collection of lifecourse data. Using longitudinal data analysis techniques (e.g., multi-level and growth mixtures modeling), we will examine the lifecourse trajectory of IPV, contact with the CJS, responses of the CJS, women’s safety and wellbeing, and the interrelationships of these factors over time.
Expected products from the study include interim and final reports to the NIJ, recommendations and training materials for CJS programs regarding socio-culturally competent practice with Asian battered women, scholarly presentations and/or journal articles, and an electronic data file to be archived under the NIJ’s Data Resource Program. By identifying factors that promote and hinder effective interventions in Asian communities, the findings will inform public policy and improve the degree to which the CJS meets the complex needs of diverse Asian battered women.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Domestic Violence Research Project Interviewers: Three positions
Re-Posted 5/2/2006
PLEASE USE THIS VERSION


Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Founded in 1986, it advocates on health issues of priority and significance to AAPI communities, provides technical assistance and training, analyzes and disseminates health and U.S. Census data, and convenes regional and national conferences. The Health Forum has a policy department and 3 program areas: domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (a program of the Health Forum) is a national Resource Center and clearinghouse that serves a network of advocates, service providers, researchers and activists addressing gender violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

This research project is funded by a grant awarded to the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence of the APIA Health Forum. The research project will be directed by Co-Principal Investigators from the University of Michigan and the API Institute on Domestic Violence. It will be based in San Francisco at the offices of the APIA Health Forum. Please see abstract below for details of the research project.


We are hiring three part-time interviewers who speak one or more languages of the study: Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog and Urdu. If an applicant speaks two or more of these languages we can consider combining 2 part-time positions into a full-time one.

Title: Research Project Interviewer
Reports to: Domestic Violence Research Project Manager
Start date: August 1 2006
Hours: 20 hours /week
Salary Range: $35,000 to $40,000 FTE (non-exempt position). Competitive, excellent fringe benefits
Note: This is a part-time, limited term, grant-funded position. The grant starts July 2006 and ends in June 2008, the position will be for a shorter time between those dates.

Job Summary:
The Domestic Violence Research Project Interviewer, working closely with the Research Project Manager, will be chiefly responsible for respondent recruitment; interviewing; and data coding, collection and entry as part of a community-based research project on domestic violence in the Filipino, Indian and Pakistani communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate community based recruitment efforts using multiple methods and channels
• Coordinate interview process with respondents, including contacting prospective respondents, setting up appointments, securing interview locations,
• Conduct face-to-face interviews
• Perform data coding and entry
• Assist Project Manager and Project Directors/Principal Investigators with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned
• Participate in ongoing supervision and debriefing

Required Qualifications:
We require a demonstrated commitment to excellence, attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks; and the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary team setting.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or allied discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
• Fluent in one or more Asian languages used in the study: Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
• Knowledgeable about violence against women;
• Experience in conducting interviews
• Experience working with Asian American communities;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities;
• Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledgeable about Filipino, Indian and/or Pakistani communities.

APIAHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are hiring three part-time interviewers who speak one or more languages of the study: Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog and Urdu. If an applicant speaks two or more of these languages we can consider combining 2 part-time positions into a full-time one.

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample, preferably electronically, to:

APIAHF
Human Resources
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
spadua@apiahf.org

Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asian Communities

Proposal submitted to the National Institute of Justice
by the University of Michigan, School of Social Work
and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
April 18, 2005

Abstract
This joint proposal of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence seeks to obtain empirical data to help strengthen the response of the criminal justice system (CJS) to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Asian communities. Through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with Asian battered women, we will investigate (1) the types and lifecourse trajectories of IPV experienced, (2) longitudinal trajectories of contacts with the CJS, (3) factors associated with help-seeking, (4) responses of CJS programs such as police, prosecution, and courts, and (5) the relationship between contacts with CJS and women’s safety/well-being over time.
With reported IPV prevalence rates of 41-60%, an over-representation in IPV-related homicide statistics, different manifestations of IPV (such as abuse by male and female in-laws), and barriers to help-seeking related to socio-cultural factors, linguistic needs, and/or immigrant status, Asian battered women’s experiences require urgent study. Furthermore, little is known about their contacts with the CJS. By researching the unique needs of Asian battered women, we will make policy and practice recommendations about how different and/or additional interventions by the CJS will increase its effectiveness and promote victim safety.
Respondents will be 320 women of Filipina, Indian and Pakistani descent, aged 18 and above, who have experienced IPV. They will be recruited from CJS and non-CJS IPV programs, as well as through written and verbal announcements at community organizations/events and advertisements placed in ethnic media outlets. We will collect data on the lifecourse experiences of IPV and contact with the CJS through semi-structured interviews using the Life History Calendar (LHC) method, an instrument that increases respondent recall for more accurate collection of lifecourse data. Using longitudinal data analysis techniques (e.g., multi-level and growth mixtures modeling), we will examine the lifecourse trajectory of IPV, contact with the CJS, responses of the CJS, women’s safety and wellbeing, and the interrelationships of these factors over time.
Expected products from the study include interim and final reports to the NIJ, recommendations and training materials for CJS programs regarding socio-culturally competent practice with Asian battered women, scholarly presentations and/or journal articles, and an electronic data file to be archived under the NIJ’s Data Resource Program. By identifying factors that promote and hinder effective interventions in Asian communities, the findings will inform public policy and improve the degree to which the CJS meets the complex needs of diverse Asian battered women.

Posted by kenne064 at 8:48 AM

May 12, 2006

CSPP Announcements

PLEASE EXTEND YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PhD TEAM FROM CSPP!!!

Julie McDonald, Michelle Trotter, and Ling-Hsuan Tung

Congratulations to the winning teams listed below for their exemplary performance in the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, 2006 ACA Ethics Committee Case Study Competition at the Doctoral and Master’s level. A total of 18 teams from the Doctoral graduate program and 41 Master’s programs participated in the competition by responding to a case study of an ethical dilemma. Letters of recognition, gift certificates and plaques will be sent out to the contact faculty of the winners within the month.

ACA Ethics and Professional Standards Department and Ethics Committee give a nice round of applause to the winners for a job well done!

Master's Program Teams

First Place: Eastern University

Second Place: Tie between Fairleigh Dickinson University and

University of Northern Iowa (both received an average score of 94

Honorable Mention: Radford University


Doctoral Program Teams

First Place: University of Virginia

Second Place: Western Michigan University

Honorable Mention: University of Minnesota

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Congratulations to all our students on completing another successful year in CSPP. Many congratulations to all our graduates!

Posted by kenne064 at 8:53 AM

Student Info

DEADLINE!!!

Download file

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request funds you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty advisor must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form (attached) Mary by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Posted by kenne064 at 8:51 AM

PhD Student Info

Dear CSPP Doctoral Students:

On Tuesday, May 16th, CSPP is sponsoring a meeting with Dr. Salina Renninger, Training Director at UCCS and three CSPP students who recently obtained predoctoral internships. The meeting will be held in Room 240 Burton from 8:00 - 9:30 am. If you have not yet done an internship and are interested in discussing the process of applying and obtaining one, please plan on attending. Bring any and all questions you have about the process. We will generate a list of your questions and the speakers and I will attempt to address them.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Deirdre at: kenne064@umn.edu

Thank you.

Pat McCarthy Veach

Posted by kenne064 at 8:50 AM

Classes

Hello Fellow CSPP Students,

I am happy to announce a new course called Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing to be offered this summer, June 5th – June 9th from 9:00-11:30 each day (M-F). This is the first time this course will be taught, so any help in spreading the word to interested students within in CSPP and other programs would be much appreciated. If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact me.

Integrative Wellness: Using Mind-Body and Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Healing, 1 credit

June 5 – 9, M-F, 9:00-11:30

Course Description

This course will cover mind-body and creative approaches to clinical practice in counseling, social work, nursing and related fields. The course will use practice and scholarly research to explore clinical interventions including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, creative writing and creative/art based interventions to promote healing. The course will have an experiential component through which students will practice the various interventions being studied. The course will also draw on the expertise of guest speakers to augment course readings, lecture, class discussions and in-class activities.

Sincerely,

Michelle Trotter, MA
trot0026@umn.edu

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Fall 2006 Special Topics
EPsy 8400:
Orientation to Self & Career Teaching Practicum

Tuesdays, 11:00-1:00
Instructor: Dr. Tabitha Grier

A 10 hour per week practicum, you will be trained to use the constructivist career development curriculum for PSTL 1076 Orientation to Self and Career, and you will instruct one section of this two credit course.

*Make yourself more competitive for teaching positions!*

This practicum is designed to help you extend general group and career counseling skills to the domain of teaching and learning. Constructivist career development and relational, active learning paradigms of education will be our focus.

*Integrate group and career counseling skills in the classroom!*

Sensitivity to context and socialization in a multicultural setting is a major feature of this practicum.

*Learn to apply constructivist counseling, teaching, and learning tools in a multicultural classroom!*

Contact Tabith Grier at grier001@umn.edu for more information.

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Hello,
I am writing to let you know about a course that I will be teaching Fall 2006: INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS (DNCE 1500 section 050). This course can also be taken as an upper level course. Please contact me for more details. I would also be happy to answer any questions you or your students might have, or to meet with you (at your convenience) to tell you more about this class.

Audience: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a comprehensive language for analyzing movement, and is an important tool for any field that is involved with the study and understanding of movement and non-verbal behavior, including psychology/therapy, education, non-verbal communication, kinesiology and performance. It is relevant to students interested in Dance, Theater, Performance Arts, Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology.

The study of LMA paradigm develops an ability to observe and work with all forms of movement. It can be used to observe and work with the psychological, social and cultural aspects of movement patterns, and leads to a more articulate understanding of the communicative and expressive aspects of movement.

This course will introduce participants to all aspects of the LMA system, through movement exercises, live and video observation, verbal movement analyses, and, most importantly, the actual moving experience of the theory.


OFFICIAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION
Course number: DNCE 1500 section 050 2 credits
Course times: Wed. afternoons- 12:20-1:50 pm
Location: TBA (probably at the Barker Center)
Course Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb
Loebx001@umn.edu
Phone: 612-925-5277

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MFA CMA ADTR received an MFA in Dance from Temple University (Philadelphia), is an advanced level Dance Movement Therapist/ psychotherapist and has worked in area hospitals as well as in private practice. She is also a Certified Laban Movement Analyst; and a Body Therapist trained in a range of alternative modalities. She has taught courses in Dance, Women’s Studies and Theater departments and has also been an Artist-in-Residence and has taught at other colleges and universities including St. Olaf College, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Portland State, Temple University, and the Lithuanian Arts University in Vilnius, Lithuania..

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Merra Young, adjunct faculty at CSPH, is offering a fall semester course on Integrative Psychotherapy: Effective Use of Compassion, Emotional and Spiritual Healing which includes Mindfulness and compassion practice at it's foundation. Csph #5541

Posted by kenne064 at 8:47 AM

Research Participation

Clinical Perceptions: Request for Study Participation

Dear Training Director,

I am a doctoral student at Lehigh University who is currently
investigating clinical perceptions in the therapeutic context under the
advisement of Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D. I would greatly appreciate your
forwarding this request for participation to the TRAINEES in your
clinical, counseling, or counselor education program.

We are asking your trainees to view an online video of a counseling
session and to then provide their clinical perceptions from the
perspective of a clinician in training.

Participants can access the cover letter and survey by clicking on the
following link (or by copying and pasting this link into their browser):
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=33071893017

Thank you for your time and consideration. Also, please note that in
order to assure anonymity, we will not be collecting identifying
information. We plan to send out a reminder e-mail in 2 weeks to all
people we initially contacted.

Sincerely,

Sandra Banks
Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychology Program
Lehigh University

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Dear Training Director:

I am writing to request your assistance in collecting data for my dissertation. I am a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Educational Psychology department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. My dissertation advisor is Dr. LaVerne Berkel. This study will examine counseling psychology doctoral students’ interest in and perceived importance of training focused on religion and spirituality. The study entails filling out a brief demographic questionnaire and an online survey. Administration time takes approximately 30 minutes and I am offering participants a chance to win one of five $20 cash prizes once data collection is complete. The study has also been reviewed and approved by the University of Missouri-Kansas City IRB.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could direct your students to the following website to learn about my study, and hopefully participate. I am very grateful for your time, consideration, and assistance.

Please click on the following web address or cut and paste it into your browser's address link to participate in this study:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=336202024807

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Olson
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
University of Missouri - Kansas City
816-235-5725

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at: eaop77@umkc.edu

Posted by kenne064 at 8:43 AM

Employment Opportunities

Position Description
Position Title: Senior School Counselor - Cargill Scholars
Organization: Neighborhood Involvement Program (EMPLOYER) — working with Destination 2010 (a program of The Minneapolis Foundation)
Reports to: President/Executive Director
Neighborhood Involvement Program
Posting Date: May 1, 2006 Closing Date: May 19, 2006
Starting Date: August 1, 2006

Background:
Cargill Scholars® is a youth incentive program developed by The Cargill Foundation and administered by the Neighborhood Involvement Program. On July 1, 2006, students who have been participating in Cargill Scholars will be integrated into Destination 2010, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation. As such, as of July 1, 2006, the Cargill Scholars Program will end, for the most part, and participating Scholars will begin working closely with Destination 2010. One service The Cargill Foundation will provide for Scholars making the transition to Destination 2010 is school counseling. This service will continue through high school.
Cargill Scholars provides socio-economically-disadvantaged children the opportunity to improve their academic achievement by investing in their academic success. The goal of Cargill Scholars is to prepare youth for a successful high school experience that culminates in enrollment in post-secondary education. Fifty children were selected at the end of their 3rd grade year and are now nearing the end of 8th grade. These children will continue with the program through 8th grade, at which time, as mentioned above, they will make the transition to Destination 2010.
The candidate selected for the 20 hours/week role of Senior School Counselor for Cargill Scholars must be able to serve youth who transition to Destination 2010 from Cargill Scholars until participating Scholars graduate from high school in June of 2010.
Position Purpose:
The Cargill Scholars Senior School Counselor will serve as part of the Neighborhood Involvement Program staff and will work closely with Destination 2010 staff. As the Cargill Scholars School Counselor will work directly with Scholars and also supervise the work of a 20 hours/week, Assistant School Counselor. She/he will also work in concert with Scholars’ parents/guardians, teachers, mentors and other individuals, groups and organizations who are associated with the Scholars. The successful candidate for this Senior School Counselor role will have the passion, desire and ability to work with children of high school age - some of whom will have significant educational, financial, and/or social needs.

Principal Responsibilities
• Senior School Counselor activities — attached — (80%) — with help from an Assistant School Counselor, the Senior School Counselor will serve as primary planner, writer and executor of Scholars’ School Counseling Plans. Once plans are developed and written, the Senior School Counselor, with help from an Assistant School Counselor, is responsible for the execution and completion of all Scholars’ plans — with respect to appropriate budgetary constraints. Individual plans are developed yearly for each child.
• Record management/data entry (15%) — with help from an Assistant School Counselor, the Senior School Counselor will manage each Scholar’s School Counseling Plan in a thoughtful, comprehensive and timely manner, and with respect to the appropriate budget. Maintain an accurate, detailed and up-to-date record for each Scholar, which can be accessed by the Destination 2010 team. Gather and assemble data in support of research activities.
• Communications (5%) — Act as liaison to The Cargill Foundation as it concerns
communications, meetings, etc.

Qualifications:
• Degree and Minnesota license in school counseling
• 5 years experience as a licensed school counselor
• Ability to manage confidential information
• Ability to coordinate services and relationships with multiple organizations
• Superior interpersonal skills and good judgment
• Excellent written and group presentation skills
• Ability to set limits and apply clear program standards
• Strong problem-solving, planning and organizational and data management skills
• Ability to work independently in field settings
• Ability to develop and execute individual school counseling plans
• Creative

Must Have:
• Minnesota License in School Counseling
• Passion for and a commitment to youth
• Valid Minnesota Drivers License
• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
• Sense of humor
• Ability to reach consensus for the benefit of the children and the program

Salary: $25,000/year plus benefits

Send resume and cover letter by May 19, 2006 to:
Dan Haugen
President/Executive Director
Neighborhood Involvement Program
2431 Hennepin Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Part-Time Licensed School Counselors for Cargill Scholars

Grade Activities:

9th Grade
• Orient students and families to high school system and all the programs available (SLC, courses, resources, extracurricular, PSEO, etc.)
• Collaborate with Cargill Scholars, building staff and community resources on resources for students and families
• Administer and interpret interest and values inventories for students
• Coordinate MBST and MCA support for students
• Counsel students on career exploration
• Counsel students on post high school exploration
• Work with building counselors on students’ academic options and credit standing
• Collaborate with building counselors to help students select courses and develop 4 year academic high school and post high school plans
• Work with students to develop a resume
• Assist students with getting summer enrichment, employment or make-up credits as needed
• Collaborate with support staff (truancy, counselor, social worker, nurse, etc.) as needed to advocate for students
• Counsel students on personal social issues as needed
• Refer students to and collaborate with additional resources as needed (assessments, counseling, etc.)

10 • Same as previous, plus:
• Counsel students and families to prepare for the PLAN test (and possibly PSAT), help students register for PLAN and interpret results
• Work with counselor, students and families on students’ eligibility of PSEO for next year
• Assist with PSEO application if needed

11 • Same as previous, plus:
• Counsel students and families to prepare for PSAT and ACT and/or SAT and interpret results
• Work with building counselors to verify that students meet NCAA eligibility requirements if needed
• Coordinate and supervise students’ attendance at the National College Fair
• Coordinate and supervise college visits for students and families
• Counsel students and families on college comparisons, preliminary scholarship searches and senior year planning

12 • Same as previous, plus:
• Assist students with college and scholarship applications
• Write letters of recommendation for college and scholarship applications as needed

• Be liaison for students and families with colleges and assist with monitoring of application, acceptance/decline notification, wait listing and student housing issues if needed
• Counsel students and families on financial aid and assist with FAFSA application
• Counsel students and families on the transition from high school to college

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Position Description
Position Title: Assistant School Counselor — Cargill Scholars
Organization: Neighborhood Involvement Program (EMPLOYER) — working with Destination 2010 (a program of The Minneapolis Foundation)
Reports to: President/Executive Director
Neighborhood Involvement Program
Posting Date: May 1, 2006 Closing Date: May 19, 2006
Starting Date: August 1. 2006
Background:
Cargill Scholars® is a youth incentive program developed by The Cargill Foundation and administered by the Neighborhood Involvement Program. On July 1, 2006, students who have been participating in Cargill Scholars will be integrated into Destination 2010, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation. As such, as of July 1, 2006, the Cargill Scholars Program will end, for the most part, and participating Scholars will begin working closely with Destination 2010. One service The Cargill Foundation will provide for Scholars making the transition to Destination 2010 is school counseling. This service will continue through high school.
Cargill Scholars provides socio-economically-disadvantaged children the opportunity to improve their academic achievement by investing in their academic success. The goal of Cargill Scholars is to prepare youth for a successful high school experience that culminates in enrollment in post-secondary education. Fifty children were selected at the end of their 3rd grade year and are now nearing the end of 8 grade. These children will continue with the program through 8th grade, at which time, as mentioned above, they will make the transition to Destination 2010.
The candidate selected for the 20 hours/week role of Assistant School Counselor for Cargill Scholars must be able to serve youth who transition to Destination 2010 from Cargill Scholars until participating Scholars graduate from high school in June of 2010.

Position Purpose:
The Cargill Scholars Assistant School Counselor will serve as part of the Neighborhood Involvement Program staff and will work closely with Destination 2010 staff. Under the supervision of the Senior School Counselor, the Assistant School Counselor will work directly with Scholars. She/he will also work in concert with Scholars’ parents/guardians, teachers, mentors and other individuals, groups and organizations who are associated with the Scholars. The successful candidate for this Assistant School Counselor role will have the passion, desire and ability to work with children of high school age — some of whom will have significant educational, financial, and/or social needs.

Principal Responsibilities
• Assistant School Counselor activities — attached — (85%) — under the supervision of the Senior School Counselor, the Assistant School Counselor will serve as a planner, writer and executor of Scholars’ School Counseling Plans. Once plans are developed and written, under the supervision of the Senior School Counselor, the Assistant School Counselor will be responsible for the execution and completion of assigned Scholars’ plans — with respect to appropriate budgetary constraints. Individual plans are developed yearly for each child.
• Record management/data entry (15%) — under the supervision of the Senior School Counselor, the Assistant School Counselor will manage assigned Scholar’s School Counseling Plans in a thoughtful, comprehensive and timely manner, and with respect to the appropriate budget. Maintain an accurate, detailed and up-to-date record for each assigned Scholar, which can be accessed by the Destination 2010 team. Gather and assemble data in support of research activities.

Qualifications:
• Degree and Minnesota license in school counseling
• 2 years experience as a licensed school counselor
• Ability to manage confidential information
• Ability to coordinate services and relationships with multiple organizations
• Superior interpersonal skills and good judgment
• Excellent written and group presentation skills
• Ability to set limits and apply clear program standards
• Strong problem-solving, planning and organizational and data management skills
• Ability to work independently in field settings
• Ability to develop and execute individual school counseling plans
• Creative

Must Have:
• Minnesota License in School Counseling
• Passion for and a commitment to youth
• Valid Minnesota Drivers License
• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
• Sense of humor
• Ability to reach consensus for the benefit of the children and the program

Salary:$21,900Iyear plus benefits

Send resume and cover lefter by May 19. 2006 to:
Dan Haugen
President/Executive Director
Neighborhood Involvement Program
2431 Hennepin Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Part-Time Licensed
School Counselors (both Senior and Assistant) for Cargill Scholars

Grade Activities:

9th Grade
• Orient students and families to high school system and all the programs available (SLC, courses, resources, extra curricular PSEO, etc.)
• Collaborate with Cargill Scholars, building staff and community resources on resources for students and families
• Administer and interpret interest and values inventories for students
• Coordinate MBST and MCA support for students
• Counsel students on career exploration
• Counsel students on post high school exploration
• Work with building counselors on students’ academic options and credit standing
• Collaborate with building counselors to help students select courses and develop 4 year academic high school and post high school plans
• Work with students to develop a resume
• Assist students with getting summer enrichment, employment or make-up credits as needed
• Collaborate with support staff (truancy, counselor, social worker, nurse, etc.) as needed to advocate for students
• Counsel students on personal social issues as needed
• Refer students to and collaborate with additional resources as needed (assessments, counseling, etc.)

10 • Same as previous, plus:
• Counsel students and families to prepare for the PLAN test (and possibly PSAT), help students register for PLAN and interpret results
• Work with counselor, students and families on students’ eligibility of PSEO for next year
• Assist with PSEO application if needed

11 • Same as previous, plus:
• Counsel students and families to prepare for PSAT and ACT and/or SAT and interpret results
• Work with building counselors to verify that students meet NCAA eligibility requirements if needed
• Coordinate and supervise students’ attendance at the National College Fair
• Coordinate and supervise college visits for students and families
• Counsel students and families on college comparisons, preliminary scholarship searches and senior year planning

12 • Same as previous, plus:
• Assist students with college and scholarship applications

• Write letters of recommendation for college and scholarship applications as needed
• Be liaison for students and families with colleges and assist with monitoring of application, acceptance/decline notification, wait listing and student housing issues if needed
• Counsel students and families on financial aid and assist with FAFSA application
• Counsel students and families on the transition from high school to college

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Please publicize the following counseling position to interested candidates. Though it is a temporary sabbatical replacement for 1 year, it might continue. It is expected that there will be a need for another replacement the following year since additional staff counselors are expected to apply for sabbaticals and if granted, the candidate who is hired will have a good chance of continuing. Further, by the end of that period, one or more counselors in the department are expected to retire and will need to be replaced.

Regards,

Kevin Kujawa
Counselor and Advisor to
International Students and Scholars,
PDSO & RO
Office: 612-659-6705
Fax: 612-659-6710
E-mail: kevin.kujawa@minneapolis.edu
Address: Minneapolis Community and
Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA


MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Posted on: May 8, 2006

Position: Counseling (Unclassified MSCF-TC Faculty)
Appointment: Full-time Temporary

Start Date: August 21, 2006

End Date: May 16, 2007

Application Deadline: May 19, 2006

Send materials to: College Counselor Search Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact: www.minneapolis.edu
Email: elaine.kirchner@minneapolis.edu
Phone: 612-659-6840

Responsibilities:
Provide high quality counseling services in the areas of career development, personal adjustment, and crisis intervention to a highly diverse student population.
Provide developmental advising to support individual planning, personal skill development and problem resolution with individual and groups of students.
Assist students to develop appropriate academic plans and course selections.
Conduct new student orientations.
Teach courses and / or make presentations in classes as appropriate.
Consult with faculty and staff about students' personal adjustment and mental health issues.
Create and implement programs to facilitate student development, and support student retention and success.
Participate in Advising Program committees.
Participate in College committees and projects to provide student development information and perspective.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree with a major in counseling or counseling psychology or highly related degree.
Demonstrated effectiveness in serving the needs of diverse populations.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programming to support student development and academic success.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff from a variety of offices and programs.
Must possess or qualify by meeting the qualifications for the MnSCU Vocational Technical License in College Counselor License (#001000). For additional information regarding licensure requirements, please refer to the MnSCU Licensure website.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of counseling at the college level, preferably a two-year college.
Experience with development and implementation of retention programs.
Experience with College student development goals and concepts.
Supervised practicum/internship in counseling.


Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, resume, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of at least three (3) references who can directly address the applicant's qualifications for this position (prefer that references have observed the applicant while acting in a counseling capacity) to College Counselor Search, Office of Human Resources.

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Chief Behavioral Health Services

The Hope School (THS), a nationally recognized private educational and residential facility for children between the ages of 5 to 21, is seeking candidates for the position of Chief, Behavioral Health Services. The Chief supervises clinical psychologists and behavior analysts in the provision of evidenced-based services to youth with multiple disabilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong vision and knowledge of state-of–the-art services and possess the leadership skills to support continued quality improvement. Academic appointments are available through THS affiliations with the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Research opportunities supported and active participation in THS Training and Research Institute encouraged.

Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. and license-eligible in Illinois. The individual selected must have the ability to lead and supervise clinical staff in and conduct psychological evaluations, design data collection systems, complete Functional Analysis of target behavior, and train parents, professionals and paraprofessionals.

Salary competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits including paid vacation, personal and holidays; 401K; health, disability and life insurance. Travel and expenses are provided for two major conferences per year, as well as membership fees for one professional organization. Assistance with repayment of student loans available.

THS is located in Springfield, IL (pop of 150,000) which is within 3 hours of Chicago, and Indianapolis and 1 ½ hrs from St. Louis. Rich recreational and cultural opportunities are available.

Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts and a letter of interest to:

Don R. Thomas, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
C/O THS Human Resources Department
50 Hazel Lane, Springfield, IL 62705-5810

DShowalter@thehopeschool.org

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DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
K-12 Public School Employee

Position Description:
The Data Management Coordinator will offer student outcomes data organization and analysis services to school districts within the Hiawatha Valley Education District.

Employment Schedule, Salary Range:
210 to 220 days per year
$60,000 to $75,000

Service Outcomes:
Participating districts’ student outcomes data will be organized to assist with curricular and instructional decision making at the student, teacher, program, building and district levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Awareness training for staff on the uses of student data for instructional decision making and tools available

2. Preparation of data (see technical support) for building based leadership teams or principals with assistance in determining instructional goals and professional development activities

3. Technical support:
- Inventory of current data being collected and SIS system in use
- Assisting the district(s) in choosing an appropriate data integration tool
- Coordinating and training district(s) staff for initial data input
- Coordinating and training district(s) staff for ongoing data input
- Modeling data analysis and presentation to appropriate decision makers
- Training district(s) staff to do data analysis and presentation
- Ongoing data analysis and presentation to appropriate decision makers (scope and frequency to be negotiated with individual districts)
- Ongoing monitoring of data collection and analysis for district administration

4. Training of instructional staff to use data in instructional decision making on an ongoing basis (scope to be negotiated with individual districts)

5. Evaluation of results of using data for instructional decision making (longitudinal studies)

Qualifications:

- Solid statistical background required
- Some administrative experience may be preferred
- Master’s Degree in Education or higher
- Ability to communicate effectively with K-12 educators
- Degrees could possibly include school administration, school psychology, Ph.D. level with education research emphasis

Qualified candidates may submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and credentials to:

Gary Woodward, Executive Director
Hiawatha Valley Education District
1410 Bundy Boulevard
Winona, MN 55987

Hiawatha Valley Education District
District No. 61-6013
1410 Bundy Boulevard • Winona, Minnesota 55987
Tel. 507/452-1200 • Fax 507/452-3422 • www.hved.org

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THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA
JOB POSTING
Counselor – Full-time

Date Posted: 5/5/06

Closing Date: 5/22/06

Date Available: 6/06

To provide counseling services to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff as related to personal issues, disabilities and the school environment through individual counseling sessions, crisis intervention, referrals, workshops and other methods.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS
1. Provide individual counseling, crisis intervention, and referral services to students, staff and faculty.
2. Maintain a current reference bank of available community resources and provide referrals as necessary.
3. Participate in activities that promote the availability of counseling services such as orientations, informal classroom visits, faculty/staff meetings, etc.
4. Be available for consultation with department directors, faculty, staff, parents, and outside resources.
5. Act as liaison for the school with community services agencies, parents and academic community.
6. Facilitate regularly scheduled workshops, and other pertinent educational activities in order to promote and improve student's professional and personal development.
7. Provide current information and training as appropriate for students, faculty, and staff that meet common needs and issues regarding physical or mental health and safety.
8. Develop and implement policies as they pertain and relate to physical or mental health and safety.
9. Be actively involved in various activities and pursuits in order to remain current in the professional field.
10. Inform School President and Director of Student Services of significant areas and information related to counseling and legal issues.
11. Provide back up support to the re-admissions advisor assisting students who have previously withdrawn from their school program in the process of returning to school.
12. Work with department directors in assessing and determining appropriate activities to promote/enhance student retention.
13. Advocate for the needs of disabled students to the campus community.
14. Coordinate policies, procedures, programs, and services that affect students with disabilities.
15. Provide consultative and training assistance to the campus community on issues and policies related to disabilities.
16. Develop and execute short and long-range objectives, to include plans and follow appropriate budget framework. Maintain current records and complete required reports.
17. Supervise counselor internship program.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to the Dean of Students Services. The counselor is in a position within the school system requiring working and communicating with all department directors, faculty and staff on an ongoing basis.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field
2. Two years of post-degree counseling experience providing personal counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, consultation and workshops preferred. One year in a post-secondary setting preferred (internship acceptable); knowledge of disability issues preferred
3. Excellent counseling, crisis intervention and communication skills required; must have good organizational and computer skills
4. Maintain APA professional ethics in all areas
5. Knowledge of current practices and theories in student affairs in higher education
6. Ability to communicate and effectively act as a member of a team

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter. Interested internal applicants, please inform your supervisor before applying to:
Human Resources
The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 S. 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Fax (612) 904-1541
Email: chenp@aii.edu

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University of Minnesota
College of Liberal Arts
McGuire Scholars Program
Assistant Academic Adviser

The McGuire Scholars Program is designed to ensure high school students involved in Admission Possible and Learning Works have a seamless transition to the University of Minnesota. The program will include communication in its various forms, events, presentations within the University, the college, and the community, and follow-up activities designed to provide students with the tools to achieve rich success in the university environment and to have a fulfilling and effective educational experience. McGuire Scholars Program students are expected to have an extremely high rate of retention and graduation. The program will incorporate the participation of deans, faculty, staff, current students and alumni.

Responsibilities
• Academic advising: Advise students on degree program planning, registration, and transition to other programs or offices; develop/initiate/refine proactive advising techniques to enhance advising efforts; maintain student records on advisees, and monitor academic progress and student progress in order to intervene, advise, and recommend solutions to improve students’ progress and success.
• Advising support: Assist with coordination of advising schedules and assignments; implement the advising philosophy and policies of CLA Student Services. Provide back-up advising support as needed; act as referral for front desk questions.
• Training and development: Assist in hiring and training of peer mentors; develop and organize pre-service and in-service training programs; keep peers informed of additional staff and program development opportunities; monitor and provide individual training and development for each peer.
• Orientation/Registration: Help plan and revise new student orientation program and materials; assist with Courses in Common, orientation programming; select, create, and present information during orientation; assist students with registration process.
• Outreach and liaison: Function as a liaison with relevant academic departments, programs, and units; participate in University advising organizations and programs.
• Programming and support: Provide programmatic support for a Summer Bridge program as well as retention, resource and support programs throughout the academic year.
• Additional: Other program duties and responsibilities as assigned/required.

Qualifications

? Required – Master’s degree in hand by appointment start date. Two years of college-level advising or teaching experience. Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity issues. Technological competence related to student support services. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse student, staff, and faculty population. Ability to be self-motivated, work in collaborative environment, and respond well to supervision. Excellent time management and organization skills. Strong computer skills within the Windows environment to include word processing, e-mail, and database manipulation. Ability to work with complex systems in a fast-paced and structured setting. Ability to multi-task and pay attention to details. Leadership/supervisory experience.

? Desired – Master’s degree in liberal arts discipline, counseling psychology,
counseling and student personnel or related area. Familiarity with liberal arts programs and with university-wide student support services. Similar and progressive supervisory experience. Program development and planning experience. Excellent problem solving skills. Experience with career enrichment programming. Familiarity with PeopleSoft system. Experience with web-based advising software. Experience interpreting and working with details of complex policies. Demonstrated ability to learn and disseminate detailed information using a high level of interpersonal skills.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume and the names and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 26, 2006.

McGuire Scholars Program Coordinator Search Committee
Assistant Dean for CLA Student Services
106 Johnston Hall
University of Minnesota
101 Pleasant St. S.E.,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Position Title: Associate Dean of Students

Location: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota School of Business

Status: Full-time

Date Posted: May 10, 2006

Deadline: May 17, 2006

Description:
The Brooklyn Center campus invites resumes for the position of Associate Dean of Students. This position works closely with the Dean of Students on issues such as SAP, graduation audits, academic advising, and other day-to-day student issues. The right candidate for this position will be a team player with the ability to self-direct and multi-task as necessary, and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Hours for this position are somewhat flexible; however this individual will be expected to work one evening per week until close.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Experience within an academic environment preferred

To Apply:
Contact Diana Stanslaski, Dean of Students
dstanslaski@msbcollege.edu

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DePaul University
International Student Advisor

General Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the International Student Office (ISO), the International Student Advisor is responsible for advising international non-immigrant students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 status on immigration, cultural, and personal concerns. The advisor is also responsible for processing immigration documents, which assist the University, its students and scholars, in complying with Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) and Department of State regulations. The advisor also develops and implements social and cultural programs designed to enhance recruitment and retention of non-immigrant students.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Advises non-immigrant students on legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns, and identifies those at risk for difficulties; resolves individual student concerns related to admission, orientation and matriculation

2. Assists Director with retention and recruitment strategies by developing, implementing and evaluating educational, cultural, and social programs for international students in collaboration with other departments.

3. Assists Director in implementing the office strategic plan to utilize computer technology to respond effectively to inquiries by new and prospective students, and enhance dissemination of academic, legal, and program information

4. Develops informational materials for international students and scholars addressing issues of specific and current concern; prepares and distributes departmental publications. and scholars.

5. Serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in carrying out F-1 and J-1 immigration responsibilities on behalf of the University to ensure compliance with federal law; maintain appropriate confidential legal files as part of DSO and ARO responsibilities; keep up to date on changes in federal laws affecting non-immigrant students

6. Utilizes computer technology to improve tracking of student documents related to non-immigrant legal status, in order to enhance regulatory compliance and student participation in legal benefits available under BCIS regulations.

7. Interprets and signs BCIS and Department of State forms for processing school transfers, extensions of non-immigrant stay, employment, academic/practical training, and re-entry.

8. Oversees issuance of SEVIS I-20 and SEVIS DS-2019 Forms as well as other documents related to non-immigrant F-1 and J-1 status.

9. Assists incoming students and scholars with housing and other logistical concerns related to their arrival in Chicago and adjustment to the University system.

10. Assists in ISO responsibility to comply with U.S. federal reporting requirements through the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Other job related information:
Supervision:
Supervision may be received weekly. Functional supervision may be exercised over clerical and student support staff. Direct supervision of student orientation mentors.

Contact with others:
Daily contact with students and scholars; weekly contact with academic advisors and faculty members, Student Affairs departments, and other administrative offices; monthly contact with professional colleagues in international education.

Decision making authority:
Interpret and apply complex federal law governing non-immigrant students and scholars; determine contact and format of orientation programs; determine when to confer with faculty members and/or administrators on a case by case basis; assign work to student support and clerical staff

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
General familiarity with U.S. federal law governing non-immigrant students and scholars. Must possess good organizational, advising, group facilitation, and public speaking skills. Ability to maintain a patient and flexible approach to advising students and interpreting legal issues while handling a heavy advising load. Basic knowledge of cross cultural adjustment and communication theory and practice.

Position qualifications:
A Bachelors degree in an appropriate field or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary. A minimum of 6 months of experience in international educational exchange, or a related field is necessary.

Starting salary range:
Mid 30's

Benefits:
Excellent health, dental, and 403b benefits
Tuition remission for DePaul employees and their dependents

Begin Date:
As soon as possible
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Application Instructions
To apply please send the following:
 Cover Letter
 Resume – Please include the following in your resume: (1) your grade point average(s) for your Bachelors and/or Masters degree(s) (2) Names of three references
 Two page essay on your formative years and interest in international education.

Please send your application materials to Rosanne Roraback, Director of the International Student Office (ISO) by email; send to rrorabac@depaul.edu .

No phone calls please.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume by email, fax, or mail. Thank you.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

DePaul is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

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Misc.

Please join us for the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s program

Marketing Evaluation Results
A Literature Discussion Led by Gene Lyle

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, noon-1:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., St. Paul


As evaluation professionals, we seldom focus our time and energy on marketing our work, particularly marketing the results of our work. When published, it tends to be in professional journals with relatively small and specialized audiences. Much evaluation takes place internally in organizations and results are not shared outside that setting. Other work is done for organizations that have a closer connection to the community, such as foundations, where sharing evaluation results through public media is emphasized.

Please read the following recent papers available on the W. F. Kellogg Foundation web site and join our informal conversation on this topic.
• Op Ed Checklist
• Template for Strategic Communications Plan To access the papers, follow this path: http://www.wkkf.org/ ––> Knowledgebase/Publications and Resources ––> Toolkits

Our discussion will examine how widely applicable the ideas and techniques in these two papers are, how they might be adjusted or modified to be a better fit for the evaluation profession, whether they could have any value to us in marketing our work and results, and what we can learn from them.

Recently retired, Gene Lyle began his evaluation career in 1974 and in 1979 helped found the Office of Research & Evaluation (now the Office of Performance Measurement & Evaluation) at Ramsey County Community Human Services. He holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has graduate level studies in statistics and evaluation. He is the year 2000 recipient of the American Evaluation Association Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Government Award.

For maps and directions to the St. Anthony Park Library, click http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/stanthony.html

This program is free and open to the public. Membership information and applications will be available. For further information, contact Program Committee Chair Gwen Willems (wille002@umn.edu).

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