Weekend Job Board: July 20

Escalera Program Coordinator: Centro Hispano is seeking applications for the position of Escalera Program Coordinator. Escalera is a national after-school model developed by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) that promotes economic mobility for Latino youth by increasing their educational attainment, career planning, and access to advanced careers. The mission of the Escalera Program is to help vulnerable Latino youth graduate from high school, prepare for college, and make informed plans for their careers. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position based at Centro Hispano. Full time employees at Centro Hispano receive a competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, simple IRA, disability and life insurance. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Escalera program.
  • Utilize resources and talents of Centro Hispano (students, staff, volunteers, and contacts) to further program objectives.
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating a local advisory board for Escalera.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively on progress of program.
  • Coordinate Escalera planning and design efforts with partners to: Identify barriers and probable solutions in terms of the program model; organize initial schedule of activities complete with timelines and assignments; appropriate performance standards for project components
  • Develop career exploration activities including mentoring and internships and develop connections for college preparation activities.
  • Coordinate Escalera Program implementation and evaluations
  • Recruit, assess, and provide individual planning services to Escalera students.
  • Organize academic support and computer skills training for students.
  • Organize job readiness training and career and college exploration activities.
  • Arrange student-planned community service activities.
  • Ensure strong parental involvement and support for students.
  • Coordinate post-program support for graduates.
  • Maintain a data collection and analysis system to document effectiveness and enhance offerings.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher required. At least two years of experience in education or youth leadership development. Prior experience coordinating among multiple partners. Bilingual—Spanish and English is necessary.

  • Strong computer literacy and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Customer service-oriented and strong, proven ability to work in teams
  • Experience with both nonprofit and business sectors a plus
  • Experience developing new programs a plus
  • Willingness to work flexible schedules as deemed necessary with evening and weekend availability desirable
  • Must have own vehicle to travel to local schools for outreach/recruitment
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Interested applicants should provide a resume and cover letter via email to kenneth@micentro.org. Deadline is August 1, 2012.   


Environmental Analysis & Review Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Madison Office:  As the Department’s Environmental Process Specialist, this position has responsibility for the research, analysis, consultation and coordination of services on proposed environmental laws and regulations including the development and recommendation of Department responses to initiating bodies. This position synthesizes state and federal environmental laws and their related regulations and processes these into Departmental operational policy. In addition, this position will assist the Department’s operating units and consultants under contract with the Department in the development, implementation, and documentation of environmental processes under the provisions of the National and Wisconsin Environmental Policy Acts and the Department’s environmental operational policies, guidelines and procedures. Other responsibilities include analyzing and evaluating the impacts of Department plans, programs and projects on the environment, recommending alternate courses of action, options or techniques which would improve or mitigate impacts. Deadline: July 29

Applicants can learn more about this exciting opportunity via the job announcement located at: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=60671&jobid=60186&index=true.


Editorial/Media Assistant (Oral History Review): 5-8 hours/week; initial wage dependent on experience but no less than $9/hr

The editorial/media assistant will help editors with production of print issue release, meet with editors regularly, manage the journal production calendar, maintain and update the journal’s reviewer database, facilitate production and posting of OHR blog entries via the OUP blog, maintain audio/video postings, and manage social media accounts (@oralhistreview). This person will also work with editors on other various projects aimed at improving the journal’s utility and circulation.

The ideal candidate should have: complex time management skills, with ability to maintain and adhere to deadlines; attention to detail and organization; ability to organize large amounts of data in digital spreadsheet; familiarity with Internet media, especially with regards to blogging, A/V embedding, and web design; familiarity with digital audio and visual editing; internet research ability; strong writing and copyediting skills; strong interpersonal communication skills, with particular attention to correspondence; and interest in oral history, folklore, cultural anthropology, history, journalism, English, or some related field

The Oral History Review (OHR) is a quarterly academic journal published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The Editorial/Media Assistant works with journal editors as a production assistant and consultant, as well as a social and digital media coordinator. The position works primarily to facilitate online and multimedia aspects of the journal, to build interest in the journal’s articles, and to draw more readers to both the online and print versions of OHR.

This position reports to Troy Reeves, OHR’s Managing Editor. Interested students should send cover letter and resume to Reeves at treeves@library.wisc.edu. Deadline for application is July 31, 2012. Preferred starting date: August 20, 2012.

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