December 23, 2010

TRIO Upward Bound at the College of Education and Human Development

TRIO Upward Bound at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota is seeking student applicants for the following academic year positions:

* Office Assistant
* Tutor
* Instructor

We have several positions open for each job. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education, are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website. To apply, click on the link related to each position:

OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR UPWARD BOUND

Requisition Number 169798

Work Hours 10-15/week arranged

Starting Hourly Rate 9.18

Job Close Date 01-14-2011

Work Study Only

To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92051

TUTOR IN UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM

Requisition Number 169797

Work Hours 6-10 hours/week arranged

Starting Hourly Rate 10.20

Job Close Date 01-14-2011

To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92049

INSTRUCTOR - UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM

Requisition Number 169795

Work Hours Wednesdays, 3:30-6:00pm, plus additional prep hours

Starting Hourly Rate $12-15.50 DOQ

Job Close Date Open Until Filled

To apply: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=92047

ABOUT US
TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education equal educational opportunity program. Specifically, TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO Upward Bound works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound has served 105 low-income and first generation students annually since 2001 and 85 students each previous year since 1965.

Visit out website at:
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound/default.html

Thanks,
Minerva

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Minerva S. Munoz
Director, TRiO Upward Bound
College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota

612-626-2215

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound/

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus will be closed from December 24, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

"There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves." - LBJ

Posted by rutka005 at 7:30 AM

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING

INSTITUTE ON COMMUNITY INTEGRATION. RESEARCH TRAINING CENTER ON COMMUNITY LIVING, College of Ed. and Human Development

Spring Semester 2011

POSITION AND APPOINTMENT: Graduate Research Assistant

Hours/Percent Time: 20 hours per week - 50%

Wage and benefits: $17.08 plus medical, dental, and tuition benefits

Expected start date: January 2011

Program Information:

This Graduate Research Assistant position is in the Adult Services and Community Living Program area of the Institute on Community Integration (ICI). The Institute works with service providers, educators, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the state, country, and world to provide state-of-the-art research and information on practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.

Primary Duties

Conduct literature reviews including securing articles and drafting text for article summaries and manuscripts; Contribute to the collection, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of research and evaluation data/results; Preparing text for reports of project findings including collaborating on the development of reports, journal articles, conference papers, and other publications as needed; Manage databases and accommodate database retrieval requests; and other duties as assigned depending on skills, interests, and project needs.

Required Qualifications

· Current University of MN graduate student - early PhD student preferred.

· Advanced technical research and writing skills; must be able to conduct literature reviews; and draft research articles and evaluation reports, etc.

· Expertise in collecting and managing research data.

· Statistical expertise.

· Database (Access) expertise (design, mergers, retrievals, and data cleaning).

· Understanding of survey and test item development.


Preferred Qualifications

· Previous work experience in and knowledge about transition and/or adult developmental disability services.

· Previous work experience in supporting research tasks such as data management and analysis of quantitative and interview data.

· Demonstrated experience authoring literature reviews, research articles, evaluation reports, etc.

· Previous experience managing databases.

· Excellent verbal communication skills.

· Ability work well in teams and independently.

Applicants must submit the following materials; cover letter, current resume, transcripts (unofficial or official), and a writing sample demonstrating some of the skills noted in the "Required Qualifications" section above.

Application materials can be delivered or mailed to Jenna Conley at 204 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. They may also be emailed to Derek Nord, Ph.D. at nord0364@umn.edu.

Applications are due at 5pm on January 7th, 2011.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:28 AM

December 6, 2010

CSPP end of semester refreshments!

All CSPP students are invited to stop by conference room 108 of the Education Sciences Building to enjoy various treats! Provided by the CSPP faculty, for your end-of-semester enjoyment! The snacks will be available to CSPP students from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday (12/6) - Friday (12/10).

Posted by rutka005 at 2:45 PM