January 31, 2011

Graduate School Fellowships for Diverse, Women, and Minority Students Pursuing Masters and PhDs

Graduate School Channel

The Guide to Graduate and Professional School Fellowships

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship
AAUW Educational Foundation
Dept. 60
2201 N. Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Phone: 319-337-1716
URL: http://www.aauw.org

The American Association of University Women awards stipends of $5,000 to $12,000 to minority women who are graduate degree candidates completing their final year of study in fields such as business administration and law. The goal of the program is to support women in designated fields where female participation has traditionally been low.
Qualifications: Applicants must be minority women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their final year of study
Deadline: January10

American Planning Association Fellowship
Attn: Assistant for Divisions
Fellowships and Council Administration
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
(202) 872-0611
Candidates must be nominated by planning schools or departments that are recognized by the National Education Development Committee of the American Planning Association. Students are eligible to be nominated if they are, or will be enrolled in fu1l-time programs for the Master of City Planning or equivalent degrees, and are members of the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American. Amount: $1,000-$4,000. Deadline: May 1.

APSA Graduate Fellowships
Amount: $6,000.
Contact: American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Afro-American and African Studies Predoctoral Fellowship
Carter G. Woodson Institute for
Afro-American and African Studies
1512 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-3109
Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowship must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Afro-American or African Studies, except for the dissertation, prior to August of the fellowship year. Applicants must include a description of a research project that would be pursued during the fellowship year. Amount: $12,500. Deadline: December 1.

Afro-American and African Studies Pre-doctoral Fellowship
University of Virginia
102 Minor Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Telephone: (804) 924-3109
These fellowships are for the support of projects in those disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, which concern themselves with Afro-American and African Studies. Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowship must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation. Recipients must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the duration of the award. Amount: $12,500. Deadline: December 2.

Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships
(415) 346-2051
Each year, AAJA offers an array of scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria:

Commitment to the field of journalism.
Sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement.
Journalistic ability
Financial need
Different selection criteria and eligibility requirements may apply to some scholarships to reflect the spirit of each award. To date, AAJA has awarded more than $860, 000 in scholarship and internship funds to about 350 students and young professionals pursuing journalism careers.

Bunting Fellowship Program
The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, a program of the Radcliffe Institutes for Advanced Study, was founded in 1960 as The Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study. The Institute began as a multidisciplinary research center for women scholars, scientists, artists, activists, and writers and is one of the major centers for advanced study in the United States. We have sought to redress the underrepresentation of women in all professional fields. Today our mission is to advance women through scholarship, creativity, and social activism.

Community Colleges of Connecticut Minority Fellowship
Community Colleges of Connecticut
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 520-7800
African-American and Hispanic graduate students in Connecticut are eligible to apply if they are interested in administrative or teaching careers in one of Connecticut's twelve community colleges. They must have completed at least one year of their graduate program. Amount: $6,000. Deadline: August 8.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship
Any graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education, or any full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA is eligible to apply for a scholarship. All applicants must reside, attend school, or have attended high school in a Congressional district represented by an African-American Member of Congress. Also, applicants must provide a completed financial statement.

Cooperative Research Fellowship Program
AT &T Bell Laboratories
Room 1B-122
CRFP Manager;
101 Crawfords Corner Road
P.O. Box 3030
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Minority graduate students who are working toward Ph.D. degrees. Amount: Full tuition plus renewable $13,200 stipend; summer internship included. Deadline: January 15.

Cornell University Graduate School Fellowships for Women

EPA - Minority Academic Institutions Fellowships for Environmental Study
Amount: up to $34,000 per year
Contact: EPA Environmental Sciences Research Division
Mail Stop 8723R
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460

Fellowship Programs
The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Under-represented students in master's or Ph.D. programs at GEM-member universities. Amount: Full tuition, stipends ranging from $10,000-$20,000, plus paid summer internships. Deadline: November 1. http://www.gemfellowship.org

Flemmie P. Kittrell Memorial Fellowship
American Home Economics Association
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Minority students in the U.S. or abroad who are enrolled in graduate home economics programs; transcripts required. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: January 15.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral & Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities #1
The Fellowship Office
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20418
(202) 334-2860
Candidates must be members of minority groups enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program in behavioral sciences, social sciences, earth sciences, humanities, life sciences, physics and astronomy, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and computer sciences. Individuals must aspire to a teaching and research career. Amount: $12,000. Deadline: January 3.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral & Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities #2
The Fellowship Office
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20418
(202) 334-2860
Fellowships will be offered only to individuals who are citizens or nationals of the United States at the time of application, and are members of a minority group. Applicants are required to have earned their Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in a field supported by this program. Only those individuals already engaged in a teaching and research career or those planning such a career are eligible to apply. Awards will be made in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering mathematics, physical sciences, and life sciences. Amount: $2,500 to $25,000. Deadline: January 5.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program for Minorities
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20418
(202) 334-2872
These fellowships are intended for minority students who plan to work toward the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree and who are at, or near, the beginning of their graduate studies. Eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students or others who have completed a limited amount of graduate work. Amount: $11,500. Deadline: November 1.

Freda A. DeKnight Memorial Fellowship
American Home Economics Association
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-4600
African American students who are members of the American Home Economics Association and have completed at least one year of professional home economics study by the beginning of the academic year for which the award is granted may apply. They must be U.S. citizens and show clearly defined plans for full-time graduate study in the U.S. during the period for which the fellowship is awarded. Preference is given to qualified applicants who plan to study home economics, communications, or work in cooperative extension. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: January 1.

GEM M.S. Engineering Fellowship Program
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering & Science
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Criteria for selection are: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, enrolled as at least a senior in an accredited engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.8, and an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue graduate studies in engineering. Recipients must attend one of the 107 GEM member universities that offer a master's degree in engineering. Amount: Full tuition with a stipend up to $16K. Deadline: November 1.

GEM Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering & Science
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Criteria for selection include: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, senior, gradaute student or working professional with minimum of a BS in engineering, undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0, and an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue graduate studies in engineering. Amount: Full tuition, minimum stipend $16,000. Deadline: November 1.

GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Criteria for selection include: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, specific ethnicity underrepresented in the natural sciences, enrollment as a senior, graduate student or working professional with a minimum of a BS in an applied science discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0; and an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue graduate studies in the applied sciences. Amount: Tuition with a minimum stipend of $16,000. Deadline: November 1.

GOALS Fellowships
I.R. Council on GOALS
P.O. Box 4363
East Lansing, MI 48826
Telephone: (517) 351-6122
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and members of one of the racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in labor/industrial relations. They must have earned undergraduate degrees in one of the social sciences that provide appropriate preparation for graduate study in industrial relations.

Graduate Fellowships for African-American Students
The American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 483-2512
Applicants must be African Americans who qualify for acceptance at accredited institutions of higher learning, have the potential for success in political science graduate studies, are U.S. citizens, and can demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to students about to enter graduate school. Amount: $6,000. Deadline: Nov. 1.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Travel and Research Grants for Print or Broadcast
Journalists and Editors Interested in Health Policy and Public Health

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois
Applicant must be a U .S. citizen, African American, Hispanic American, or Native American and accepted for admission to a doctoral program at one of the participating universities in fields where there is severe under representation, specifically in sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Amount: $15,000. Deadline: February 16.

JACL National Scholarship Awards
Japanese American Citizens League
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. The JACL recognizes education as a key to greater opportunities for its members and therefore offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, and creative & performing arts students. The National Scholarship and Awards Program also offers a student aid award. All scholarships are one-time awards.

Mellon Minority Fellowship
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program builds on the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program, established in 1989 as the centerpiece of the Mellon Foundation's effort to support the development and training of minority scholars. The MMUF program aims to increase the number of African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans in core fields within the arts and sciences, and to diversify the faculties at colleges and Universities by providing support for qualified minority scholars.

Minority Fellowship for Graduate Study in Human Resource
Management/Industrial Relations
I.R. Council on GOALS
P.O. Box 4363
East Lansing, MI 48826
(800) 344-6257
Candidates must be members of one of the following racial or ethnic groups: African American, Hispanic, Native Alaskan, Native American, or Native Hawaiian. An undergraduate degree in one of the social sciences, such as economics, psychology, sociology, or political science is appropriate preparation for graduate work in HRM/IR. Candidate must be accepted by one of the 13 consortium graduate schools. Call for a catalog. Amount: $7,500. Deadline: January 15.

Minority Geoscience Graduate Scholarships
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 379-2480
Awards are limited to geoscience graduate students who are U.S. citizens and members of underrepresented minority groups. Selection is based on academic excellence, financial need, and probable success in the geoscience profession. Amount: $4,000. Deadline: January 1.

Minority Institution Assistance Fellowships
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Exploratory Research
Mail Stop 8703
401 M Street S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20460
Minority full-time undergraduate students pursuing environmental careers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; must apply two years before receiving the bachelor of science degree. A cumulative 3.0 GPA and goal statements are required. Amount: Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, and summer internship after the first year.

National Academies (Science, Medicine, Engineering Research)
Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The Fellowship Office administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study. The office currently administers the following programs: The Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities, the Resident Research Associateships Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowships, the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellows Program, and the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering & Science, Inc. (Fellowships)
P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(219) 631-7771
Amount: Full tuition and fees plus annual stipend
Deadline(s): December 1
Field(s): Engineering; Natural Sciences

Master's and Doctoral Fellowships for ethnic/racial minorities. Must be a U.S. citizen at time of application. 250 fellowships per year.

National Defense Science & Engineering & Graduate Fellowship Program
Department of Defense
200 Park Drive Suite 211
P.O. Box 13444
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-8505
Program open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the U.S. Applicants should be at or near the beginning of their work on a doctoral degree in a mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, or engineering science. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Selection is based on academic record, recommendations, and standardized test scores. Financial need is not considered. Amount $16,218. Deadline: January 1.

National Physical Science Consortium (Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences)
New Mexico State University
Box 30001, Dept. 3 NPS
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Amount: $10,000 to $15,000 per year
Deadline(s): November 15

Field(s): Astronomy; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geology; Material Science; Mathematics; Physics
Open to USA citizens who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or female who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and are eligible to pursue graduate study in the above areas at a participating NPSC member university. Renewable for up to six years. Total value of award up to $180,000. Write for complete information.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-547-6926 or 212-548-4623
URL: http://www.pdsoros.org

This program provides opportunities for continuing generations of accomplished "new Americans" to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The fellowship grants half tuition plus $20,000/year for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Applicants must provide evidence of at least two of the following: creativity, originality, and initiative; commitment to and capacity for accomplishment; commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Qualifications: Applications are open to those who hold "green cards," have been naturalized as U.S. citizens, or are the children of two parents who are naturalized citizens. Applicants must either have a bachelor's degree or be in the final year of undergraduate study and must not be more than thirty years of age. Applicants maybe in graduate school, though not beyond their second year.
Deadline: November30

Predoctoral Fellowships in Microbiology for Minority Students - American Society for Microbiology
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-4171
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or hold permanent resident visas, members of a minority and formally admitted as a fully qualified prospective candidate for a Ph.D. degree in microbiology in accredited institutions with data on the research programs to be completed for the degree (or within 2 years of attaining a Ph.D.). Financial need is considered in selecting fellows. Amount: $2,000-$10,000. Deadline: April 1.

Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy-density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory. Benefits: Yearly stipend of $32,400; payment of all tuition and fees; $1,000 yearly academic allowance. This program is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens studying at a U.S. university who are exceptional senior undergraduates or are in their first or second year of graduate study. Additional information is available at: http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf/

UCLA Institute of American Cultures - Ethnic Studies Fellowships
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) was created in 1969 as an umbrella organization to support ethnic studies on campus and to build connections among the four ethnic studies research centers - American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center.

United Negro College Fund - Graduate and Research Fellowships
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 1-800-331-2244

Women's Research and Education Institute Congressional Fellowship Program
1750 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006

Posted by rutka005 at 2:54 PM

January 25, 2011

Psychology Summer Institute

PSI ................
psychology summer institute
PSI Benefits
Travel fellowship covering all reasonable expenses
• One-on-one mentoring
• Seminars on selected topics by advanced faculty/psychologists
• Reviews and critiques of your manuscripts by journal editors
• Networking with representatives from federal and private agencies and foundations
• Advocacy for training in ethnic minority mental health Eligibility
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Any advanced psychology doctoral student who has or will have successfully proposed a dissertation prior to the deadline
• Any psychologist who has received a doctorate within the last 5 years seminars and workshops
• Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities
• Program Evaluation
• Publishing
• Ethics
• Cultural Competency
• Advanced Research Methods and Qualitative Research
• Health Disparities
• Balancing Life & Career
• Tools for Getting Tenure
• Transitioning Into Your Career
• Advocacy Training

Online application deadline
May 1, 2011

Requirements • Application form • Concept paper: A narrative outlining the needs, goals/objectives, methodology / procedures, and other information related to your project • Statement of purpose • Curriculum vitae • Two letters of recommendation For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp PSI provides professional development and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students and recent doctoral recipients in psychology. Participants receive mentoring and training to help them transform concepts into grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowship ideas, publications, innovative treatment models, or program evaluations. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.
9th Annual Psychology Summer Institute July 17-23, 2011 Washington, DC

Flyer Final Minority fellowship.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:20 AM

January 11, 2011

UM Job and Internship Fair Volunteer Sign-Up

There are still open volunteer slots for the U of M Job Fair on February 25. If you haven't had a chance to sign-up, please consider volunteering part of your day at this important event!

To register, simply follow the link below and then click on "UM Job and Internship Fair Volunteer Sign-Up." You can then select any of the times you would prefer to work:

*Use Internet Explorer or Firefox
*Do not use the "Back" button on your browser.
*Once you are done you can print a list of your registration times by clicking the "Printable List by Person" link at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Meaghan VanderSanden meaghanv@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 9:04 AM

January 5, 2011

Career Services Graduate Internship Opportunity

CEHD Career Services at the University of Minnesota is seeking 1 -2 graduate student internship position(s) available for the 2011-2012 academic year.

CEHD Career Services provides comprehensive career services and resources for undergraduate/graduate students and recent alumni in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).

CEHD Career Services is located in the new Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) Building on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. Our space includes a large career resource room and interview center. The center is shared with CLA Career Services and the College of Design, Minneapolis programs.
To learn more about CEHD Career Services visit www.cehd.umn.edu/career
Position description
• Assist CEHD students in identifying majors, career interests and goals using personal exploration and assessment tools (MBTI and SII) through one hour individual appointments.
• Assist students with job search preparation including how to search for employers, write a resume and cover letter, and develop strong interview skills.
• Provide walk-in resume reviews and career counseling.
• Conduct individual and group mock interviews and provide feedback to students.
• Conduct classroom presentations on career development related topics.
• Participate in CEHD and U of M events/programming such as career fairs, career panels, and recruiting events.
• Work with staff to develop career services that will support a diverse student population.
• Involvement in professional development and training.
• Additional projects and opportunities depending on student's interest, background and strengths.

• Applicants must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program in college student personnel, counseling psychology, higher education, or related field with an interest in career counseling/career services in a higher education setting.
• Completion of career development coursework.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team.
• Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
• Commitment to providing career services to a diverse population of students and alumni.
• Experience with job search skills, career development, and teaching or advising with college students is preferred, but not required.
• The time commitment is approximately 20 - 25 hours per week during office hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday) with occasional evening and weekend opportunities during the 2010 - 2011 academic year.
• Graduate student interns are supervised by a master's level career services professional and will have at least one hour per week of individual supervision.
• Graduate interns are provided initial and on-going training and begin with observation of appointments, then proceed to supervised appointments and then independent appointments.
• We are currently not able to provide LP supervision.
• $500.00 per semester stipend.


Please provide the following application materials: (1) resume and cover letter, and (2) three references (please indicate length and nature of relationship). Submit application materials via e-mail to Jeannie Stumne, Lead Career Coordinator, at stumn001@umn.edu
Priority deadline is January 31st, 2010, but applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.
For more information contact Jeannie Stumne at stumn001@umn.edu or 612-625-5307

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all person shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:33 PM

Graduate Assistant Position Openings

The Educator Development and Research Center would like to announce two 50% Graduate Assistant Position openings. Both positions will report to the Coordinator of Accountability and Accreditation and will support initial and advanced educator development programs in CEHD in preparation for the fall 2012 unit approval and accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT).

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Data Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26j

- Assisting in the development and maintenance of databases for tracking accreditation related data.

- Obtaining and entering unit-wide and programmatic data.

- Tracking data submissions and following-up with faculty and staff to obtain data in a timely manner.

- Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of electronic evidence and exhibits.

Graduate Assistant: Accreditation Management Support - Job Responsibilities

- Full Job Description http://z.umn.edu/26i

- Working with groups of faculty and staff within CEHD and accreditation-related committees and projects.

- Handling communications and announcements within CEHD and among external partners.

- Managing logistics for large meetings and events, including the accreditation site visit.

- Developing and managing the accreditation master schedule.

Qualified applicants should be currently enrolled in a CEHD graduate-level program. Follow the links above to see the full job descriptions and qualifications.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Carole MacLean at PPG@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 10:43 AM

The Annual Big Ten Counseling Center Conference "Nurturing Vitality, Realizing Vision"

When: February 9th to 11th, 2011
Where: University Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis, MN


The University of Minnesota's Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS) is pleased to announce the Call for Posters for the annual Big Ten Counseling Center Conference. This year's conference asks participants to consider what they do to sustain vision, vitality, and passion in the face of limited resources and increasing student demand. Our shared reality is one of being asked to do more with less: more service to students, faculty, administrators, parents, and other campus and community colleagues with diminishing resources and time. This conference asks us all to reflect on how we stay vital and motivated in the face of these demands, and bring the vision we have for our work to fruition. Please consider presenting a poster that describes how you create and sustain vision and stay passionate and engaged in the important work that you do. Consider sharing your creativity and intentionality from various aspects of your counseling center work, such as clinical service, training, outreach, administration, honoring diversity, and campus collaboration.

Please submit your proposed poster to Salina Renninger, renni001@umn.edu no later than January 21, 2011. Poster acceptance is considered provisional pending confirmation of a paid registration from each presenter.

Poster Title:

Principle Presenter full name and degree:


Phone Number:


Additional Presenter (s) This section must be completed for each additional presenter:


Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

January 3, 2011

Volunteer Support Group Facilitator

The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) is looking for a group facilitator for their survivors group.

Mission and Purpose:
Contribute and further the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) mission:
§ To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
§ To create and promote resources for support, networking, and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families.
§ To unite and educate individuals, the medical community, and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer.
§ To advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Attend and lead twice-monthly support group meetings for ovarian cancer survivors.
2. Follow appropriate MOCA support group guidelines regarding confidentiality, respect and participation, and establish the role of the facilitator at every meeting.
3. Maintain communication with group members via email and/or phone, including meeting reminders via email prior to every meeting.
4. Familiarity with MOCA activities and MOCA materials available at all meetings.
5. Provide member information to MOCA quarterly.

§ Demonstrated knowledge of group therapy process, and strong empathy skills.
§ Ability to redirect and facilitate healthy discussion as well as fulfill responsibilities as listed above.
§ Commitment to the mission of MOCA
§ Ability to connect group members to services outside of group support, as needed, a plus.
§ Knowledge of ovarian cancer or a health care professional a plus.

Additional position information::
§ Position reports directly to the Public Education Program Manager.
§ This is a volunteer, part-time position, approximately 4 hours per month. Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 6-7:30pm, at Macalester College in St. Paul. Additional administrative time is devoted to communication outside of group time.
§ Facilitators are asked for a minimum one-year commitment.

Contact information:
Lindsay Kohn
Public Education Program Manager
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
4604 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
P: 612-822-0500
F: 612-825-1140

Posted by rutka005 at 8:43 AM