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  • Professional Career Opportunities

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    Here are some professional career opportunities available nationwide.

    CAREER POSTING #1

    Here at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), we are seeking a Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving to join our Resource Development team.

    Would you know anyone that might be interested in this role? The position would be based at our administrative headquarters in Atlanta. Full relocation is provided. Below I have included a link that explains the position in further detail:

    www.habitat.org/job/senior-development-officer-individual-giving-based-atlanta

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks,

    Lacy Robinson
    Talent Sourcing Specialist, Habitat for Humanity International

    P.S. – Feel free to send me your resume or e-mail me directly with any questions at lrobinson@habitat.org

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    CAREER POSTING #2

    Job Description

    Higher Education Manager, L.A. Compact


    Agency Background

    The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,600 member businesses in Los Angeles County. By being a voice of business, helping its
    members grow, and promoting collaboration, the L.A. Area Chamber assures prosperity for the Los Angeles region.

    UNITE-LA is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the L.A. Chamber. UNITE-LA’s mission is to promote and support an effective public
    education system in Los Angeles, emphasizing business and community partnerships with schools, so that all students have access to education and training opportunities preparing them for high-skill, high-wage employment in a fulfilling career of choice.

    Since 2008, UNITE-LA has served as a neutral intermediary and backbone organization for the L.A. Compact – a collaboration of business, education,
    government, labor, and community leaders working to improve education outcomes for all students in Los Angeles, from cradle to career. The L.A. Compact partners are focused on achieving three system-wide goals: 1) All students graduate from high school; 2) All students have access to and are prepared for success in college; 3) All students have access to pathways to sustainable jobs and careers.

    The L.A. Compact is founded in the belief that no single organization or institution acting alone can solve the complex, large-scale education achievement and workforce readiness gaps in Los Angeles. By working collaboratively towards the same goals and using a collective impact approach, the individual efforts of L.A. Compact partners can add up to big changes for the future of young people in Los Angeles.

    www.lachamber.com

    www.unitela.com

    www.lacompact.org


    Position Overview

    This position will advance the L.A. Compact’s goal of improving regional postsecondary education completion by working with the Compact’s Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Collaborative and its associated workgroups. The IHE Collaborative represents a consortium of 11 area colleges and universities, and the Los Angeles Community College District, which have joined together to support the L.A. Compact.

    The IHE Collaborative, through its Data Sharing Workgroup, has developed the Los Angeles Educator Pathways Partnership, an unprecedented collaboration between the L.A. Compact, higher education institutions, and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to investigate best practices and drive continuous improvement in teacher preparation programs to enhance teacher quality and student learning in LAUSD.

    The IHE Collaborative is working on developing a Student Success Workgroup to improve postsecondary education completion in the Los Angeles region. The group will work collaboratively on sharing best practices that promote student success, and developing coordinated strategies to increase completion.

    The position reports to the Senior Manager, Education & Workforce Development, and requires close collaboration with other managerial staff at UNITE-LA, including the L.A. Compact Senior Manager. It is a full-time, salaried exempt position with full benefits, including paid sick leave, vacation, 401(k) participation, health, vision and dental.


    Job Responsibilities

    In collaboration with L.A. Compact staff, the Higher Education Manager, L.A. Compact will lead the convening of the L.A. Compact Institutions of Higher Education Collaborative, and its Student Success

    Workgroup, and support the convening of the Data Sharing Workgroup.


    Major tasks include:

    • Developing effective working relationships with members of the Institutions of Higher Education Collaborative and its workgroups, including but not limited to, partners from local colleges, universities, school districts, and government agencies;
    • Planning all aspects of, and executing ongoing convenings to facilitate agreement among partners on the development of a regional postsecondary education completion agenda;
    • Facilitating agreement among partners on common goals, measures, aligned strategies, and a long-term implementation plan focused on improving regional postsecondary outcomes;
    • Researching best practices, developing recommendations, and creating a workplan reflective of the partners’ goals and strategies
    • Tracking project progress and providing timely updates to all stakeholders;
    • Communicating regularly to partners and the general public;
    • Analyzing data and program implementation against goals and strategic plans to inform continual improvement The Higher Education Manager, L.A. Compact will support the Senior Manager, Education & Workforce Development as needed in ongoing capacity building, fundraising, strategic planning, publication development, performance measurement, and community engagement for the L.A. Compact.


    Preferred Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
    • 3-5 years relevant work experience that includes:
    • working effectively and communicating with diverse groups of clients at all levels of management in partner organizations, community based organizations, government agencies, and donors;
    • working to improve outcomes and student success in higher education;
    • leading and facilitating meetings, including community/civic organizing;
    • developing program workplans, strategic plans, and/or logic models;
    • policy research and analysis, especially related to improving educational outcomes for underserved populations
    • database management and data analysis.


    Preferred Knowledge and Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable networking
    • A self-starter with high motivation, organization, and attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Commitment to team collaboration and communication
    • Strong leadership skills and innovative thinking
    • Strong knowledge of the postsecondary education landscape, including policy, research and best practices for student success
    • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner, especially to non-technical audiences
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Commitment to improving outcomes for underrepresented and underserved students
    • Strong cultural competence and multi-cultural awareness
    • Bi-/multi-lingual capabilities (plus but not required)
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects at once and produce a large quantity of work at high quality


    Salary Range:
    Commensurate based on experience.


    Questions or to Apply:
     Email resume and cover letter to:
    Paola Santana
    Senior Manager, Education & Workforce Development
    L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce / UNITE-LA
    350 S. Bixel St. | Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Ph: 213.580.7586 | Fax: 213.482.0814
    psantana@lachamber.com | www.lachamber.com
    www.unitela.com

    Find the L.A. Area Chamber on:
    www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=105119
    www.facebook.com/LAAreaChamber
    twitter.com/#!/LAAreaChamber
    www.youtube.com/user/losangeleschamber?feature=mhum

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    CAREER POSTING #3

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The Partnership is currently seeking candidates for our Chief Academic Officer and Senior Director of School Transformation positions. These are exciting opportunities for individuals looking to make a large impact on students in LA. Please share broadly with your networks and feel free to refer candidates directly to me. Both job announcements are here:

    Chief Academic Officer

    Senior Director of School Transformation

    Thank you in advance for your support and partnership!

    Best,

    Mark Kleger-Heine
    Chief Operating Officer
    Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
    Office: 213.201.2000 x 239
    Cell: 323.491-8015
    www.partnershipla.org
    twitter.com/partnershipla


    Partnership Schools

    99th St. Elementary — Carver Middle School — Figueroa Elementary — Gompers Middle School — Griffith-Joyner Elementary — Hollenbeck Middle School — Huerta Elementary — Jordan Partnership Academy for the Arts — Markham Middle School — Mendez High School for College and Career Preparation — Ritter Elementary — Roosevelt High School — Academy of Environmental & Social Policy at Roosevelt — Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt — Santee Education Complex — Stevenson Middle School — Sunrise Elementary



  • Prepárate Conference – May 1-2

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    Preparate Conference

    Prepárate Conference

    Educating Latinos For the Future of America
    The Palmer House Hilton
    Chicago, Illinois

    Join us at the Prepárate Conference to discuss new solutions, share best practices and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for the Latino students who are counting on all of us to help them succeed.

    Attend The Preparate Conference To:

    • Network with colleagues who face similar hopes and challenges to become more informed, efficient and effective
    • Gain a renewed commitment to paving the way for successful programs and students
    • Learn about initiatives that are closing the gap in today’s K–12 schools, colleges and universities
    • Hear about practical ways to empower, encourage and support Latino students to prepare for academic success
    • Become energized, inspired and prepared to return to your professional roles with new ideas, actionable plans and the resolve to affect real and sustainable improvement

    The Prepárate Conference and A Dream Deferred are a way to bring knowledge and information back to the rest of your organization. You can train your coworkers on best practices, tips, trends and processes that you learn at the conference.

    When you attend the Prepárate Conference and A Dream Deferred, you have the opportunity to speak with the College Board staff responsible for serving your region and also with staff who are in charge of developing College Board programs. By asking questions and providing feedback, you can ensure that your organization’s voice is heard, and you can also take back answers to your organization’s program-specific questions.

    Who Will Be At The Prepárate Conference:

    • Counselors
    • Teachers
    • College Admissions and Outreach Coordinators
    • Financial Aid Administrators
    • Researchers
    • Legislators and Policy Makers
    • Industry Leaders
    • Community Leaders
    • Parent Engagement Coordinators
    • K–12 and Higher Education Administrators

    View the full 2013 Prepárate Conference Program

    Regular Registration is from February 21 — April 14. To register, click here.

     

    Also Join Us for A Dream Deferred™: The Future of African American Education

    A Dream Deferred is being held following and in conjunction with Prepárate, including joint sessions and networking opportunities. Attend both events and expand your knowledge base so you can contribute even more to your students and community.

    For more information, visit the website for A Dream Deferred.



  • K–12 Education Expo – April 6

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    K–12 Education ExpoSaturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Kimmel Center, New York University
    60 Washington Square South

    *Free to Attend! Workshops & Performances for Everyone!*

    The K–12 Education Expo is a great event for families, educators, administrators and anyone with a passion for education. Make this an outing your whole school or family can enjoy: with educational workshops, kid-friendly activities, book signing with free books, and representatives from over 40 education programs, the Expo is not to be missed!

    RSVP to Attend the K–12 Education Expo 

    We will be adding many more workshops, performances and vendors, so stay tuned. To keep yourself updated on the new additions as they happen, like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitterand be sure to stay tuned to the K–12 Education Expo Page!

    Free Giveaways

    We’ll have giveaways throughout the day including free books from Penguin Young Readers and all-access museum passes from High 5 Tickets to the Arts!

    10:00 – 2:00pm: Workshops

    Workshops are geared towards parents, teachers and education organization employees. Come join us for sessions covering topics such as:

    • Managing Difficult Behavior, Ramapo for Children
    • Financial Literacy for Kids, Cents-Ability
    • Nutrition Tips, Red Rabbit
    • Parenting from the Inside Out, Raising Great Men
    • *NEW! *Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom, Monica Burns
    • …with more to come!

    10:00 – 2:00pm: Kid Activities

    Children are invited to participate in fun yoga, theater and dance activities including:

    • Build a Carniverous Bog, New York Botanical Gardens
    • Supermarket Gardening, New York Botanical Gardens
    • Mexican Folk Dance Class, Capulli Mexican Dance
    • Mommy and Me Flamenco Dance Class, Flamenco Latino
    • *NEW! *Story Time with Michali Learner, Barefoot Books
    • ..with more to come!

    What People Have Said About Previous Expos

    Great relevant information for the classroom teacher! I already ordered some materials from Flocabulary and am looking forward to using theleague.org’s website. I brought back information for my school’s principal, parent coordinator, and guidance counselors.

    — Abigail Rennert, Public School Teacher

    I met a key contact through the Linkeducation Expo which has turned into a collaboration that could help thousands of college-bound high school students get very important scholarship information.

    — Alvin Rogers, Phattime.com, The Learning Network

    We attend several tabling fairs for educational settings and this was one of the most dynamic and well attended.

    — Deborah Field, Brooklyn Arts Council

    Help Spread the Word

    Forward this message to a friend. Or better yet, forward this message to your entire school or organization!

    Contact Us

    Have questions about the K–12 Education Expo? Want to suggest an organization? Please email us at info@linkeducation.org.

    Become a Sponsor

    Current Vendors

    • ArtsConnection
    • *NEW! *Barefoot Books
    • *NEW! *Beginning with Children Foundation
    • Calpulli Mexican Dance
    • Cents-Ability
    • Children’s Aid Society
    • Flamenco Latino
    • Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)
    • *NEW! *Health Plus
    • *NEW! *Henry Street Settlement
    • LinkEducation
    • Making Books Sing
    • New York Botanical Gardens
    • *NEW! *Parent to Parent
    • *NEW! *Prep for Prep
    • Ramapo for Children
    • Red Rabbit
    • *NEW! *Summit Academy Charter School
    • Treehouse Shakers
    • *NEW! *The Boys Club of New York
    • … and more!

    Become a Vendor



  • NCORE Conference – May 28 – June 1

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    NCORE Conference

    NCORE 2013
    May 28 – June 1, 2013
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    New Orleans , Louisiana

    In 1988, The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies launched the first Annual National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) to address the resurgence of racist incidents in higher education. Since its inception, the NCORE conference has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural forum that attracts Black/African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latino/as, and European Americans representing campuses across the United States.

    The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

    The NCORE Conference is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

    The NCORE Conference is built on a solid programming tradition:

    • Providing a range of policy, planning, and pedagogical perspectives from around the country and highlights exemplary working models and approaches which are adaptable to other institutional or regional settings.
    • Assisting higher education institutions to create inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum; improve campus racial and ethnic relations; and expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations
    • Providing policy, planning, programmatic, curricular/pedagogic, research/assessment, training, and theoretical perspectives from around the country.
    • Highlighting exemplary working models and approaches capable of being adapted in other institutional settings.
    • Attracting attendees from higher education communities or agencies concerned with higher education from across the United States. The NCORE Conference also attracts international attendees.

    Consistently receiving high evaluations annually – 98 percent of the conference attendees rate the overall value and benefit of the NCORE Conference as “Excellent,” “Very Good,” or “Good,” with 88 percent rating it as “Excellent” or “Very Good”.

    NCORE Conference Participants Include:

    • Senior administrative officers at both campus and system levels.
    • Academic affairs administrators, deans, department chairs, and teaching faculty.
    • Directors and staff of offices of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and minority affairs.
    • Professionals in virtually all campus activity/service areas, including admissions, student life, financial aid, personnel, public safety, alumni affairs, and athletics.
    • Representatives of state and national institutes, associations, agencies, commissions, and foundations.
    • Leaders of student organizations.
    • Representatives of community-based agencies and organizations.

    For more information visit www.ncore.ou.edu. You can qualify for early bird registration before March 29, 2013.



  • Vassar College Job Opening

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    Vassar College

    Vassar College
    Assistant Director for Campus Life / ALANA Programs

    Position Information: Administrator

    Posting Date: February 11, 2013

    Position Title: Assistant Director for Campus Life /ALANA Programs

    Department: Campus Life Office

    Duration of Position: Academic year / Full-time

    Posting Number: 1000409

    Position Summary and Responsibilities:

    Vassar College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Campus Life/ALANA Programs, a full-time, academic year position within the Campus Life and Diversity Office. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity, the Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for directing the Campus Life ALANA Center for African-American/Black, Latina/o, Asian, and Native American Students and building links to the broader campus community for global and cross-cultural engagement. Assist students of color in fostering a strong sense of self and community, and building supportive networks among communities; advising responsibilities include mentoring students of color, serving as a role model, and linking students to various campus resources to enhance academic excellence and post-graduation plans; makes appropriate referrals of students to other administrative offices; some work with first-generation students as appropriate. Other responsibilities include supervising a student staff team, working with faculty to enhance the intellectual life within the center, program development, and managing a budget.

    The position entails significant work in advising individual students and ALANA student organizations as well as building networks with faculty and administrative offices to actualize and support the college’s diversity mission and the Campus Life/ALANA Center goals of promoting affirming campus life experiences, campus-wide inclusion, diversity, and social justice education. Work on the construction, design, and distribution of center publications and plan annual events. Work collaboratively on a team with the Associate Dean of the College and Campus Life administrators in International Services, LGBTQ/Gender Resources, and Religious and Spiritual Life as well as across the Dean of the College division. Collaborates with Alumni Affairs to build networks with alumni of color. The Assistant Director assists with first year and co-curricular programs, campus-wide dialogue initiatives; leadership development programs, and represents the office on various campus committees. Working evenings and weekends is required.

    Qualifications:

    Masters Degree required in fields associated with the center’s mission and/or related academic or student life areas. Successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills; demonstrated experience in program development and student advocacy with underrepresented students. 3-5 years experience in program administration and advising students of color in a comparable undergraduate liberal arts campus setting is preferred.

    Estimated Start Date: As early as April/May 2013.

    To Apply:

    Please visit us at https://employment.vassar.edu. To complete your on-line application, you are required to attach a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information, including email addresses, for three references. All attachments must be in Word or PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, materials must be received by March 11, 2013.

    Vassar is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

    Vassar College
    124 Raymond Ave.
    Poughkeepsie, New York 12604
    (845)437-5820, x6820
    careers@vassar.edu