May 26, 2011

Employment Opportunities

Office for Academic Success
Position Announcement


The University of Minnesota, Morris is a residential public liberal arts college serving 1800 students. The student body is diverse and engaged. The University of Minnesota, Morris is committed to educating a talented and diverse student body, building a respectful and inclusive campus culture, and preparing interculturally competent graduates for leadership in a global community.

The University of Minnesota, Morris, is seeking an experienced professional to direct and administer the delivery of support services for students with disabilities, manage the Office for Academic Success (OAS) and provide outreach to a diverse student population. The director works closely with faculty and other offices, notably Office of Residential Life, Health Services and Student Counseling, to improve student learning on campus. This is a 100% time, ten month academic administrative appointment annually renewable, available August, 2011.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Office for Academic Success includes both the Disability and Academic Success services. The Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and will work to promote academic success on campus. As Coordinator of Disability Services, the successful candidate will coordinate support services for 150+ students with disabilities, including: academic support, accommodation determination, mentor programming, counseling and advisement, serve as a resource for the campus on disability information and training for serving individuals with disabilities. The Director supervises OAS office staff and budgetary allocations; develops and evaluates program services; works to integrate the OAS services with the larger campus community; work with University system disability and other groups on campus to ensure access for individuals with disabilities and to develop and promote a positive learning environment.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Provide leadership and vision for the Office of Academic Success;
• Collaborate and coordinate services with Student Counseling, Office of Residential Life, and Health Services;
• Implement assessment of the Disability Services and Academic Success programs;
• Be responsible for the overall management of the Office of Academic Success;
• Supervise the Coordinator for Academic Success, administrative staff, and student staff and mentors;
• Prepare Disability Services and Academic Success operating budgets;
• Build community and foster a healthy campus learning environment;
• Serve as advocate for students with disabilities and liaison between students and faculty and staff;
• Consult with faculty, staff and students about the instructional needs of students with disabilities and arrange auxiliary aids and services;
• Provide individual academic counseling, referrals and support for students with disabilities;
• Maintain campus compliance with ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
• Research and prepare recommendations and budget proposals for assistive technology;
• Proctor examinations according to ADA standards;
• Maintain confidential student files and a DS database;
• Advise prospective students and their parents of support services and accommodations;
• Develop training material and brochures for faculty and staff to ensure compliance and an understanding of ADA requirements;
• Make Disability Services accessible through outreach, the OAS web site and other means;
• Facilitate a support group for students with disabilities;
• Act as liaison with University system disability offices.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Student Personnel, Education, Counseling, Psychology or a related field. Thorough knowledge of pertinent Federal statutes and regulations as applicable to accommodation provision in a university setting; four years of working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting or equivalent experience required with at least two years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Candidates for the position should possess knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation; ability to plan and organize; experience hiring, training and working with student employees; have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with excellent interpersonal communication and conflict-management skills; experience managing and analyzing budgets. Have demonstrated ability to work with and support a diverse, inclusive campus community.

Application Procedures: Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references through the University of Minnesota on-line application system at Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For more information call 320-589-6015 or visit our web site at

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons 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.

Salary range: $43,000 to $45,000 for 10 months.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:58 AM

May 11, 2011

Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference

June 23rd and 24th 2011

Metropolitan State University

St. Paul Campus, Founders Hall

700 East Seventh Street, St. Paul MN 55106

The Mission of the conferences are to offer an alternative way of thinking about community building by addressing intergenerational pain and trauma that act as barriers to healing, collaboration, sustainable change and community empowerment.

Our Vision to see the African American community become empowered "from inside out" versus "the outside in".

The Theme for the 2011 conference is Wellness and Accountability.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:01 PM

May 10, 2011

Job Opportunity for LPCCs

Job Opportunity for LPCCs

Opportunity available to LPCC's working with military families in the Little Falls area. If you are interested, please contact Daniel Peterman, 800-251-8501 ext. 3080,

From the ACA: The National Health Service Corps FY 2011 Loan Repayment Program is Now Open

Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published its 2011 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program information bulletin. The National Health Service Corps is a competitive program that recruits health professionals to serve in areas with inadequate access to health care (referred to as Health Professional Shortage Areas--HSPAs). In return for their service, the corps assists clinicians in their payment of qualifying education loans. To be eligible, counselors must be fully trained, licensed and working at (or in the final stages of employment negotiations with) an NHSC-eligible facility. For more information, or to apply online, visit

Deadline: May 26, 2011

The "opportunities list" of facilities seeking a NHSC provider is available at

7th Annual Clinical Forum on Mental Health: Turning Knowledge into Practice
May 17, 18 and 19, 2011
The Ramkota Hotel
Bismarck, ND

The Clinical Forum is designed to not only instill new-found skills and knowledge, but also to challenge you to think about the how's, what's and why's of our system of care. We will provide you with information on how to implement evidence-based, promising programs that will enhance mental health services. Sessions are designed to act as a guide to you, with speakers representing a national, regional and local approach. You will learn how to turn knowledge into practices you can use.

For more information and to register visit

Posted by rutka005 at 8:09 AM

May 6, 2011

Department Reception and Commencement

Thursday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., reception in the Williams Arena Club Room, for the Department of Educational Psychology

RSVP by April 30 to or 612 624 1698. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending.

Williams Arena is located on the East Bank at 1925 University Avenue SE.
Parking is available at the 4th Street Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
The commencement ceremony will follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. in Mariucci Arena

Posted by rutka005 at 10:16 AM

May 2, 2011

Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division

The Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division is partnering with the University of Minnesota Powell Center and the School of Public Health to host an event on Monday, May 9th at the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. The focus is on Perinatal Issues and Women's Mental Health. The talk is part of National Women's Health Week. The speakers are psychologists and physicians. An audio recording of the presentation will be on the MPA web site 1-2 weeks afterward for those who are unable to attend.

Time and Date: Monday, May 9, 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: Moos Tower, Room 5-125, University of Minnesota, 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 (
Refreshments provided

Posted by rutka005 at 2:45 PM