Weekend Job Board: June 29

Last weekend to apply! The UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center is seeking an Associate Director to oversee and expand our social justice education programming and curriculum, assist in developing assessment and strategic planning, supervise staff and interns, and liaison with campus departments and programs. Bachelor’s degree + 6 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree + 5 years of professional experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of and/or skill working at the intersection of racial justice and other social justice issues and experience/degrees in areas of social justice education, student affairs, higher education, or other closely related areas.Deadline is July 1. Click here for more job details and application requirements. 

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The Western States Center in Portland, OR was established to help strengthen and further develop the progressive movement in the West. For more than two decades, they have served to connect activists and organizers, building our sense of share values, honing our strategies for building power, sharpening our political analyses, and forging relationships and alliances with the broader movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. They are now hiring for:

You can also use their job board as a resource to connect with other social justice jobs. 

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The LGBT Campus Center is seeking an Assistant Director! Successful candidates will exhibit experience, competency, and capacity in the following areas of work:

  • Collaboration with diverse students groups and groups of students on events and programming that facilitates identity development, personal growth, understanding of social identities, and action towards social change;
  • Ability to deliver effective educational trainings which are based in a deep understanding of power, privilege, intersectionality, and social justice;
  • Plan, execute, and assess events and initiatives that support the core mission of the LGBT Campus Center and the communities which the Center serves;
  • A commitment and understanding of work in a higher education setting done through the lens of intersecting social identities, social justice, and empowerment
  • Network with campus partners towards establishing a campus-wide network of support and inclusion of LGBTQ individuals.
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The Multicultural Learning Community with UW-Madison Housing is seeking a Program Coordinator to work collaboratively in providing leadership, programmatic and organizational direction, and support to students living in the MLC. The Program Coordinator reports to the Witte Hall Area Coordinator and Faculty Director. Deadline is July 23. See application details and submission information here.

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Join Us in Finalist Interviews for the Social Justice Educator position

This week, the LGBT Campus Center and Multicultural Student Center are hosting the finalists for the position of Social Justice Educator/ Program Planner. This joint position will concentrate on establishing, executing, and maintaining programs that build community at the intersection of race/ethnicity and sexual orientation, gender identity/expression.

Feedback from our campus partners is incredibly important to us as we strive to build networks across campus that ensure that University of Wisconsin is an inclusive space for all people. Please pass this invitation on to colleagues and also join us for the sessions listed below:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Candidate: Sam Hsieh
12noon-1:15p*, LGBT Campus Center
lunch with campus partners and students

1:30p-2:30p, On Wisconsin Room B
candidate presentation

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Candidate: Sheltreese McCoy
12noon-1:15p*, LGBT Campus Center
lunch with campus partners and students

1:30p-2:30p, On Wisconsin Room A
candidate presentation

Friday, June 29, 2012
Candidate: Justin Ford
12noon-1:15p*, LGBT Campus Center
lunch with campus partners and students

1:30p-2:30p, On Wisconsin Room A
candidate presentation

Lunch will be served at the luncheon sessions and space is limited, so please RSVP to Gabe Javier (gjavier@studentlife.wisc.edu) indicating your attendance and/or if you have any dietary needs/accommodations. You can also contact Gabe  if you have any questions. Your feedback and consideration is much appreciated! We hope to see you throughout the week.

Weekend Job Board: June 22

SWIB is partnering with the UW School of Business to offer a scholarship, internship and mentoring opportunity to a female student pursuing a graduate business degree and a career in investments.  The program includes:

  • Full tuition, fees, and health insurance for the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP) specialty within the MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business
  • $10,000/year stipend for 2 years (exact amount depends on hours worked)
  • Hands-on investment research experience working directly for the Chief Investment Officer of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), full-time during the summer and winter break and limited hours during the school years
  • Mentorship and career guidance support from Dominic J. García (Analytics and Fund Management Group of the SWIB)

The ASAP/SWIB Scholarship Program is an unprecedented opportunity to earn a MBA degree in investments at very little cost, while obtaining significant experience and high-level exposure at the 9th largest public pension fund in the US. To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Be a female
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4
  • A GMAT score of at least 650
  • 3 years of work experience
  • Be a US citizen OR legal permanent resident

To be considered for the ASAP/SWIB scholarship, applicants must apply to the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP) at the University of Wisconsin School of Business: http://www.bus.wisc.edu/asap/. Please contact Professor Mark Ready at mjready@facstaff.wisc.edu with any questions.

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Madison Metropolitan School District seeking bilingual applicants (Spanish/English!)

  • Bilingual Teachers (classroom, dual language immersion, and bilingual resource teachers)
  • Bilingual Substitute Teachers (including Permit Substitute Teachers, requiring minimum of Bachelor’s degree)
  • Bilingual Special Education and Regular Education Assistants
  • Bilingual Professional Support (social workers, school psychologists, speech/language pathologists)
  • Bilingual Administrative Assistants

Apply at http://www.mmsd.org (click on Employment to create and submit your application). Email bweber@madison.k12.wi.us or srsendelbach@madison.k12.wi.us with any questions.

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SWIB (State of Wisconsin Investment Board) is hiring! SWIB offers a comprehensive benefits package, educational and training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and challenging work in a professional, team environment.

  • Financial & Program Analyst to be part of Investment & Management Services Group. The financial & program analyst will be responsible for producing cost of management reports and compiling and analyzing statistics and data for statutorily required reports. The incumbent will assist with the plan for Investing in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Broker program, and Minority Broker program. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or similar degree required. Deadline is July 6. Email resume, cover letter, salary history/requirements to resumes@swib.state.wi.us with the subject line “Financial & Program Analyst.” See here for more job details.
  • Compensation analyst to join the Human Resources Team. The compensation analyst will be responsible for complex agency-wide analysis and support relating to compensation. Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or similar degree is preferred, as well as having advanced analytical, quantitative and Excel skills. Deadline is June 29. Email resume, cover letter, salary history/requirements to resumes@swib.state.wi.us with the subject line “Compensation Analyst.” See here for more job details.
  • Help desk specialist to join the Information Technology Group. The help desk specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to end users by resolving computer issues, tracking and escalating help desk tickets when needed, and documenting resolutions. This person will provide level 1 support; track help desk tickets and document resolutions; conduct hardware and software diagnostics, installations and upgrades; coordinate technical support, image, configure, and deploy Windows workstations; support various end user systems; and assist with the procurement process for IT purchases. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or similar degree required. Deadline is July 11. Email resume, cover letter, salary history/requirements to resumes@swib.state.wi.us with the subject line “Help Desk Specialist.”

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The UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center is seeking an Associate Director to oversee and expand our social justice education programming and curriculum, assist in developing assessment and strategic planning, supervise staff and interns, and liaison with campus departments and programs. Bachelor’s degree + 6 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree + 5 years of professional experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of and/or skill working at the intersection of racial justice and other social justice issues and experience/degrees in areas of social justice education, student affairs, higher education, or other closely related areas.Deadline is July 1. Click here for more job details and application requirements. 

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Weekend Job Board: June 15

The UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center is seeking an Associate Director to oversee and expand our social justice education programming and curriculum, assist in developing assessment and strategic planning, supervise staff and interns, and liaison with campus departments and programs. Bachelor’s degree + 6 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree + 5 years of professional experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of and/or skill working at the intersection of racial justice and other social justice issues and experience/degrees in areas of social justice education, student affairs, higher education, or other closely related areas.Deadline is July 1. Click here for more job details and application requirements. 

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Independent Living Specialist/Grassroots Organizer: Access to Independence is seeking the right candidate to work in a dual role as an IL Specialist and Grassroots Organizer.  This full time position will continue the development of the agency’s grassroots advocacy network, as well as fulfill the responsibilities of an IL Specialist.

Responsibilities as an organizer include: Reaching out to members of the local disability community, dissemination of information to the network, providing advocacy training to local groups and promoting systems advocacy by the members of the disability community.  Responsibilities of an IL Specialist include: Provide coverage for information and referral contacts, manage a caseload of consumers with active goals, provide services such as advocacy, skills training, benefits assistance, assistive technology and youth transition, among a number of other duties and obligations.

Requirements: Knowledge of disability rights and IL Philosophy; firsthand experience and/or education with disability-related issues; demonstrated leadership ability; knowledge of community resources and ability to develop networks. Experience is required with public relations and presentations, and providing training through a curriculum. Candidate must have an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license or ability to arrange own transportation. Computer competency is required in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as competency in using social networking tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong time management skills are a must. Bi-lingual in Spanish or ASL preferred.

People with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Submit cover letter and resume by the close of business on June 18th, 2012 to Dee Truhn at deet@accesstoind.org. Or by mail to: Access to Independence, 3810 Milwaukee Street, Madison WI 53714

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90 Minute Job Search Workshop: Thursday, June 28

Free to L&S students and alumni, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Academic and Career Advising Center, Middleton Building room 102. Register by calling (608) 262-3921 and request “90 Minute Job Search Workshop”

If you are an alumni, senior or junior nervous about the job market or have hit a wall with your job search, this workshop will arm you with the most current, effective job search strategies. If you are only searching job listings and feeling discouraged, this workshop will help you move beyond Monster board and into the world of employment. Bring your questions to the Q & A and a career counselor will address your concerns about your job search.

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Trailer to Watch: Dear White People

“Dear white people…stop touching my hair. Does this look like a petting zoo to you?” Dear White People is a satire about being a Black face in a white place, following the stories of four black students navigating life at an Ivy League college, where hey, there’s no “race problem,” right? With a lot of wit and bite, the film provides advice for avoiding unintentional racism and also explores “racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.” In an interview with Shadow and Act, Director Justin Simien says this:

“Nobody wants to be called a racist, so I think when people hear the title ‘Dear White People,’ already they want to take a defensive posture. But my movie isn’t necessarily about racism. I think that racism is a fact of life and any movie dealing with black issues has to take place in a world where that’s reflected. But my movie is really about race identity – it’s about who you are, how the world sees you, and how that affects your potential.”

Love the trailer and want to bring this piece of cinema to the big screen? Right now, the film’s producers are looking to raise seed money that will push the movie towards production. Click here to help make this film a reality: http://bit.ly/DWPYoTu You even get perks for your contribution!

You can also provide support by spreading the word. Follow them @dearwhitepeople, like them on Facebook, and check our their tongue-in-cheek tumblr here.

Weekend Job Board: June 8

Associate Director, UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center: The UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center is seeking someone to oversee and expand our social justice education programming and curriculum, assist in developing assessment and strategic planning, supervise staff and interns, and liaison with campus departments and programs. Bachelor’s degree + 6 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree + 5 years of professional experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of and/or skill working at the intersection of racial justice and other social justice issues and experience/degrees in areas of social justice education, student affairs, higher education, or other closely related areas. Deadline is July 1. Click here for more job details and application requirements. 

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The UW Information Technology Academy: Internship Coordinator: The UW Information Technology Academy, a pre-college program serving diverse high school students in the Madison area is now hiring an Academic Support Specialist - Internship Coordinator. This position assumes responsibility for: coordination, maintenance, and enhancement of the ITA Internship & Job Skills Program; case management of approximately 60 students enrolled in the program; planning and teaching the 10th grade Leadership curriculum for up to 30 students;  help supervise student meetings (including weekends and summer programs as scheduled), assist with the ITA summer camps and other program events, provide substitute instruction for other staff as needed.  Deadline is June 22.

The Information Technology Academy (ITA) is a pre-college technology access and training program for underrepresented high school students sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ITA’s mission is to increase the recruitment, enrollment, retention and matriculation rates of students of color and low-income students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through its dual focus on academic excellence and technological literacy, ITA prepares promising students for learning and leadership in the 21st century digital age. Full PD can be found at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_073779.html

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Boys and Girls Club of Dane County hiring 2 TOPS Coordinators: Teens of Promise (TOPS) is an initiative by the Boys & Girls Club in partnership with Madison School District’s AVID program (AVID/TOPS). Its goal is to have more high school students become first generation college graduates. It includes a college readiness curriculum (AVID elective class), mentoring, tutoring, college field trips, summer job internships, college test preparation and career explorations.

TOPS Coordinators will: manage & administer TOPS program component to meet established standards and  outcomes; actively participate on the site team for AVID/TOPS program; recruit, interview, train and manage tutors for AVID class and after school; support the oversight and management of tutors in classroom; oversee mentor/mentee relationships & organize mentor/mentee events; match students with summer job internships and train them in Job Ready program; conduct periodic check-ins with students and employers in summer job internship program; research and schedule monthly speakers from the community for the classroom; make arrangements for agreed upon field trips including transportation, meals, schedules, and any admission fees and serve as a chaperone on field trips; and more.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your resume, cover letter and three references to Kate Tricker at ktricker@bgcdc.org. Please ensure that your name, your resume, cover letter and personal references are identified before sending along. Example:  ktricker_resume, ktricket_coverletter, ktricker_references. Only serious candidates with expected proven experience are encouraged to apply. Completed  cover letters and resumes will be accepted until the close of business on Monday, June 18, 2012.

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Voting in the Wisconsin Recall Election Tomorrow, June 5

We encourage you to be educated about the candidates and cast a ballot in the Wisconsin Recall Election on Tuesday, June 5. If you’re a registered voter and plan to cast a ballot, see which of these situations applies to you:

 

  • If you’re staying in your apartment or house in Madison for the summer: Vote on June 5 at your regular polling place or via absentee ballot.
  • If you’re moving out of University Housing or an off-campus apartment or house before the election, but returning to Madison this fall: New regulations require you to live at an address for 28 days before you are eligible to vote at that address.Your options include voting with an absentee ballot from your current Madison address or returning to Madison to vote on June 5. This is permissible if you move before the day of the election, but intend to return to Madison in the fall. Do not register or vote at any other location.
  • If you’re leaving Madison permanently: If you do not plan to return to Madison, you should register to vote at a new Wisconsin address when you have been there long enough to establish residency — 28 days after moving.
  • If you’re moving elsewhere in Wisconsin within 28 days of the June 5 election: You may vote absentee from your Madison address for the June 5 election.
  • If you’re moving out of Wisconsin with no intention to return to Madison: You will not be eligible to vote in the June 5 election.
  • If you’re currently abroad: You may mail a request for an absentee ballot ASAP and return it immediately to ensure your vote counts. Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning May 18, must be postmarked on or before Election Day and must be received in the city clerk’s office no later than Friday, June 8. Mail delivery times may not make it feasible for your ballot to returned in time to be counted without using an expedited mail service to return your ballot.
  • If you haven’t registered to vote in Madison in the past and have instead chosen to register and to vote in your hometown: Vote in your hometown on June 5.

Remember, you do not currently need to show a photo ID at the polls or when you register. If you need information about your polling place or registration status, visit hereAll of the information in this message is accurate as of May 10, but if you have questions, contact the Madison city clerk’s office at (608) 266-4601voting@cityofmadison.com or visit here. 

An absentee ballot request form is available here. In addition to requesting an absentee ballot by mail, you may vote absentee in person at the Madison city clerk’s office beginning on Monday, May 21. Full details about absentee voting can be found here.

Read Lori Berquam, Dean of Students full message about voting here.