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Aldine ISD is looking for creative teachers!!!

Looking for a teaching job, but still haven’t found anything? Then this is a great opportunity for you!
Aldine ISD is a “Nationally Recognized” school district located in the northern part of Houston, Texas. Our district is currently growing and we will be looking to hire teachers in all areas. Our current starting salary for the 2012-2013 school year is $45,114.00. We pay $3,000.00 critical needs stipends for 9-12 math and science teachers and $4,000 stipends to our bilingual teachers.

Please visit our Aldine ISD website to find out more about our school district. If you are interested, please complete the on-line application and email Jeff McCanna, Director of Human Resources, at jmccanna@aldine.k12.tx.us

Start Up Kids Film Screening!

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Join ImprovEDU for the film screening of “Start up Kids” May 7th from 6 to 9pm at the Coffman Union Theater

The film Start Up Kids was filmed by two Icelandic entrepreneurs who wanted to motivate other young people in their country to become entrepreneurs after Iceland’s economy suffered. The film contains interviews from the founders of Vimeo, Soundclout, Dropbox, and other organizations you may be familiar with.

Check out the trailer!
The Startup Kids
Come and meet Greg Tehven! Greg was one of the founders of the organization Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF). A phenomenal organization that focuses on providing leadership experiences and encourages students to become catalysts for positive change in their own lives, schools, and communities.
There will also be few other sister organizations at the event as well and there will be opportunities for networking afterward.

There will be a small fee of $5 for the event. You can purchase at the door, or click here to purchase online.

Click here for the Facebook Event Page!

The Family Partnership is looking for a School Success Intern

Organization:
The Family Partnership
4123 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Position: School Success Intern
Department: School Success
Department Description: The School Success Department is looking to hire a School Success Intern to assist the School Success team. The school success program aims to increase rates of school success among children. Currently, they are working closely with Hennepin County Attorney’s Be@School program which works with children and families struggling with truancy. Your duties will include various things, ranging from general office work, to connecting families with essential resources that help them overcome the barriers to school success, to arranging intake appointments with clients. It is essential that you are flexible with work assignments. You may also work with the Youth on the Move Program.
Qualifications/Requirements: An undergraduate student preferably majoring in FSoS (or a closely related field) who is willing to commit for at least a semester, however, the longer commitment, the better**. Approximately 8 hours a week, at least 2 days a week, however this may fluctuate depending on assignments given. Daytime hours, before 5:00 pm are best as the School Success will not be around after that time. It is important that you are self motivated, as often times you may be the only one in the office from the School Success team. Strong communication and organizational skills with attention to detail. Moderate computer skills. Ability to handle confidential information and be discrete and professional. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team is very important. Flexible with work assignments. Ability to work with diverse people in regards to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.
**Your duties and responsibilities MAY become more focused on field work and hands on experience over time if the School Success Team believes you are able and if opportunities arise.
For more information, and to apply, contact Jed Lundeen at jlundeen@thefamilypartnership.org. Please include cover letter, resume, and references. Within the cover letter, make sure to state your availability.

Peace Corps Information Session

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Did you miss the last Peace Corps session? No worries, here is your last chance to go to the next information session this Thursday!
Three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be sharing their experiences in Bolivia, Morocco and Ecuador
When: Thursday,May 2nd 5:00-6:00p.m. @ 214 Heller Hall
Learn about assignment in:
• Health
• Education
• Agriculture
• Environment
• Business
• Youth Development

For more information,contact: Deanna Camell,Campus Representative 230 Heller Hall 612-­626-5311 peacecor@umn.edu facebook.com/UMNPeaceCorps

Career of the Week- Camp Director

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Summer is nearly here, which can mean only one thing. It’s time for camp! Children all around the United States travel to some of the most beautiful camp grounds in the nation during the summer and enjoy an amazing opportunity for growth and development at camp. It would be easy to see just the fun side of things, but someone needs to coordinate the logistics and ensure a safe, productive environment for the children while they are at camp. This is the role of the Camp Director.
While there are many paths that can lead to directing a camp, one that provides an educational component would be to have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education Foundations or Early Childhood Education Foundations. These degrees would provide an educational background valuable for creating an intentional living and learning community for campers.
If this is something you would like to do, check out these resources on what a camp director does and what these degrees entail:
Elementary Education Foundations
Early Childhood Education Foundations
Camp Director Information (Falls under the category of Lodging Manager)

Project for Pride in Living Internship Opportunities!

Safer Strategies Initiative Coordinator & Family Support Intern
Position Title: Safer Strategies Initiative Coordinator (Intern)
Organization: Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
Program: Property Management
Site: PPL Service Center and a variety of PPL housing locations
Supervisor: Property Management Facilities Coordinator
Schedule: 20 plus hours/week, flexible schedule to be determined between supervisor and intern (during business hours: M-F, 8 am-5 pm
Summer Position: June – August (can start earlier if available)
Fall Semester Position: September – December
Program Description:
Formerly homeless and very low income households experience higher rates of chronic and serious health issues including asthma. The Safer Strategies Initiative was launched by PPL to focus on a key trigger of asthma attacks — pesticides and their increased use in response to bed bug control. Through the use of a nationally-trained canine detection team, strategic prevention inspections, tenant and staff training, and a new low-chemical pest control response, Safer Strategies intends to achieve and demonstrate reduced pest infestations and a safer environment for children. This is an excellent opportunity for a student in the fields of public or environmental health or social work.
Responsibilities & Duties:
• Coordinate communication between pest control inspector, pest control treatment contractor, and PPL Property Managers and Self-Sufficiency Program staff. Manage master schedule of inspections and treatments.
• Assess needs of participating households and support residents to prepare for inspections and treatments: reviewing prep checklist, providing education, demonstrating proper preparation techniques, delivering plastic bags/boxes/quarters, and answering questions. This will be done over the phone and through in-person home visits.
• Develop culturally appropriate materials to education residents on pest control procedures.
• Support project through additional activities as requested, including data collection.
Qualifications:
• Experience communicating and working with diverse communities
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to engage and reassure residents who may be reluctant due to stigma around issue
• Comfort performing home visits with residents who have been cited with pest control problems
• Reliable transportation
• Quick learner and ability to navigate multiple systems
• Detail orientated and good at managing multiple details
• Background in public health or social work a plus
• Bilingual in Somali a plus
Compensation:
• Mileage reimbursement for internship-related travel
• Stipend available upon successful completion of internship – amount dependent on total number of hours to be negotiated with student before internship begins
Application Process:
Please direct a cover letter and resume to Julie Huck, Volunteer Program Mgr., at julie.huck@ppl-inc.org. The selection process includes an interview, references and background check.