Welcome Back Job Board: April 1

Campus Women’s Center is Hiring for Fall 2013! Positions Available:

  • Family Resources Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Publicity Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Applications are due by April 2nd at 11:59pm. Drop them off at the CWC or email them to cwc.volunteer@gmail.com. Application and Position Descriptions available online: http://campuswomenscenter.com/Get_Involved.html

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The College of Engineering is recruiting a Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives: They are searching for someone with strong qualitative and quantitative methodological skills. The person will be responsible for conducting research about the interventions and practices that lead to diversifying the engineering profession and for supervising and maintaining a small team of individuals that work to implement evidence-based programs.

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On Tuesday April 9th from 5-8pm in Memorial Union, the RISE program will host the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit & Campus Job Fair. At this event you will meet with UW employers that are hiring for professional on campus job opportunities including student hourly positions, campus internships, UW research opportunities, UW full-time jobs (for graduates). All UW-Madison students are eligible to attend however; this event is specifically targeting diverse student groups on campus who are interested in employment at UW-Madison. There will be 25 employers across different colleges and schools who are currently hiring for job opportunities across campus.  Below you will find a list of registered employers.

  • Administration Information Management Systems (AIMS)
  • Athletics Department
  • Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI)
  • Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) & Exploration Center for Majors & Careers (EC)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
  • College of Letters & Sciences
  • Cultural Linguistic Services
  • Department of Information Technology (DoIT)
  • Division of Business Services
  • Division of International Studies
  • Division of Recreational Sports
  • Division of Student Life: Administration
  • Facilities Planning & Management
  • General Library System
  • Office of Admissions
  • Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Wisconsin School of Business
  • School of Medicine and Public Health
  • The PEOPLE Program
  • Transportation Services
  • Waisman Center
  • Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH)
  • Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
  • UW-Madison Police Department
  • Wisconsin Union

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United States Representative Mark Pocan is now accepting applications for summer internships in his Madison District Office. Interns in Congressman Pocan’s Madison office are engaged in a variety of activities and will benefit from working in an inclusive professional office. Interns will be immersed in the daily operation of a Congressional office, and are encouraged to challenge themselves. Opportunities are available for interns to focus on a specific area of interest.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Answering telephones
  • Taking in constituent casework and legislative comments
  • Processing constituent correspondence
  • Drafting responses to constituents and other agencies
  • Researching issues of importance

Qualities applicants must possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Competency with computers and online research
  • Strong sense of team and positive attitude

Interns must commit to work 10-15 hours per week (2-3 days per week for 4-5 hour blocks) during normal business hours. In addition, those selected for internships must attend a training session on Friday, May 3, 2013.  All applications must be submitted by 5:00p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013.

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SOUL Summer School Applications now open: Due April 5. SOUL Summer School is an intensive 8-week introduction to community organizing and social change, designed for emerging organizers with at least one year of experience. SOUL is dedicated to building the skills of young women, young people of color, working class, and queer people as the next generation of leaders for the social justice movement. SOUL Summer School has three main components:

ORGANIZING SKILLS TRAINING so you can build the concrete tools you’ll need to organize for power in our communities. SOUL’s trainings will help you develop essential skills in outreach, recruitment, campaign strategy and tactics.

POLITICAL EDUCATION to deepen analysis of our political and economic context, especially the issues impacting working-class communities and communities of color. We’ll also look at current and historic fights to win justice for our people, and develop a vision for building our movement today.

INTERNSHIPS to practice your skills on the ground. You will have the opportunity to work closely with an organization that builds power locally through campaigns and base-building work.

SOUL Summer School is a full-time commitment. Participants can expect to spend 10 hours a week in political education and skills trainings, and at least 30 hours a week in the organizing internship. You will not have time for another job or summer classes. SOUL will provide a need-based stipend—up to $2000—for living costs during the summer.

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College Access Program Instructors. Instructors are strongly encouraged to design the course around their academic area of expertise in order to foster autonomy, creativity, and intellectual diversity. CAP Instructor Application. Deadline: April 5, 2013

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Student Full-time Researcher at Center for Media and Democracy (520 University Ave., Suite 260, Madison, WI 53703) for Summer 2013 (with opportunities to start sooner). $10/hr. 

The Madison, Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy is seeking students with a strong interest in politics and excellent research and writing skills to support our investigative reporting and watchdog work, which we document on our websites PRwatch.org, ALECexposed.org, and most recently, PetersonPyramid.org. Interns will also aid in the development of our SourceWatch wiki, a well-respected online resource of short articles that document the central personalities, organizations, and frontgroups in the corporate and political worlds. Politically aware, open-minded, and self-motivated candidates are desired. Demonstrated interest in social justice, worker’s rights, environmental justice, gender and racial equality, and consumer protection is preferred. This position is for a summer internship (May through August), but opportunities are likely available for students to start as soon as they are available.

Application Deadline: April 26. Please email the following to Brendan Fischer at brendan@prwatch.org:

  • resume
  • short writing sample
  • In the body of the email, please indicate why you want to work with the Center for Media and Democracy and your five most-frequented websites for news, information, or commentary
  • indicate whether you have federal work study funds available.

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