Job Board for February 3, 2014

Note: The UW Multicultural Student Center Job Board is routinely posted every Friday.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, last week’s Job Board has been posted today, Monday, February 3, 2014.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Field Support Technician at Actuant Corporation

Application Due: N/A

Description: The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. Provide onsite and telephone support for customers to commission new products and supervise operation of existing systems. This Enerpac business in Columbus, WI is adding a Field Support Technician to their team. Responsibilities include reporting to the Engineering & Operations Leader, this position significantly contributes to training, service and support of mechanical systems primarily on customer job sites, but also in the office via telephone and during assembly and testing of systems. Continue reading

Job Board: January 17, 2014

Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Director at Multicultural Student Center

Application Due: January 24, 2014

Description: The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. The applicant must be committed to social justice and work in collaboration with students and staff in the development of a more inclusive environment. Responsibilities include managing and supervising MSC Leadership and Involvement Staff and collaborating with related outreach programs.

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Job Board January 10, 2014

Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Director at Multicultural Student Center

Application Due: January 24, 2014

Description: The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. The applicant must be committed to social justice and work in collaboration with students and staff in the development of a more inclusive environment. Responsibilities include managing and supervising MSC Leadership and Involvement Staff and collaborating with related outreach programs.

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Last Call: Submit a proposal for our 2013-14 Professional Development Series

We are seeking proposals for our 2013-14 Professional Development series for students of color. We are looking for workshops/trainings/master classes in creative and performance arts, higher education, community, civic, and social engagement, and graduate and professional school (preparation and success)

We are particularly interested in multi-session (1-3 trainings) that address:

  • Specific needs/challenges/opportunities for Students of Color (Generally or Community Specific e. g. Race/Ethnic Specific, LGBTQ, Women, etc)
  • Technical/Specialty Skill development (Technique, Method, Process)
  • Areas of these career fields where People of Color are underrepresented
  • Business, Technical & Administrative Careers in the Arts (writing, producing,   light/audio Engineering, stage management, arts organization management)
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Career Opportunities in Community Development/Transformation

Proposals must include the following: 

  • Statement of Interest (Why would you like to participate in this training series?)
  • Name, Resume, Brief Biography, Artist Statement (if applicable) and Philosophy of Training  (for each/all Trainers)
  • Series Title
  • Number of Sessions (1-3)
  • Time frame for each session. Sessions may range from 90min-3hours
  • Required time per session
  • Training Agenda/Outline for each Session
  • Learning Objectives (what do you plan to achieve and what will participants walk away with)
  • Space and Technical Needs
  • Suggested number of participants (minimum and maximum)
  • Compensation requirements

Deadline: February 22. Submit proposals to dhilliard@studentlife.wisc.edu. Only electronic submissions (MS Word or PDF) will be accepted. 

The Regents’ Diversity Award goes to: Dr. Douglass Henderson!

I was part of the WiscAMP program in the summer of 2010. I took classes that developed my skills in math, science, and writing.  We also went on field trips that exposed us to the current world of modern science.

WiscAMP Scholars at Community GroundWorks (Troy Gardens), a nonprofit organization that connects people to nature and local food.

WiscAMP Scholars at Community GroundWorks (Troy Gardens), a nonprofit organization that connects people to nature and local food.

 My favorite trip was to Troy Gardens, a community garden where people around the neighborhood grow their own food and also find profit through their community farm. In this program, I met individuals like myself. We wondered if we’d chosen the right major, we took challenging science classes together, and we constantly tried to prove ourselves.  Being surrounded by so many motivated students and helpful faculty who understood what it is like to be a minority within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields allowed me to feel like I belonged. Today, I find myself within the field of civil engineering continuing to strive for my degree. 

Dr. Douglass Henderson

Dr. Douglass Henderson

Dr. Douglass Henderson, UW-Madison alumni and Professor of Engineering Physics in the College of Engineering, helped integrate a mentoring space for undergraduate students. He and other faculty at the College of Engineering were successful in securing funding from the National Science Foundation and established WiscAMP, a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at UW-Madison. This program provides educational opportunities for students interested in STEM fields.

Dr. Henderson also established the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS) program.  It is a graduate fellowship program that offers a support network for students and  increases the number of underrepresented graduate students. In 2009, President Obama also honored Dr. Henderson with the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the highest federal award for mentoring in the country.

When it started in 1998, the GERS program served just three underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in the College of Engineering. Currently, there are 51. Over the past decade, 46 Ph.D. students have graduated from the program – up from just 17 graduates in the previous nine years.

Recently, Dr. Henderson was one of 5 winners of the annual University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ Diversity Awards. This award recognizes and supports those who foster access and success within the university for historically underrepresented populations.

Photo Essay: Snapshots from City Year Milwaukee

“My name is Adriana Salgado. I am 24 years old, a Milwaukee native, a product of Milwaukee Public Schools, and proud UW grad. I returned to serve a second year with City Year Milwaukee to continue living my grandiose dream of changing the world. As a Team Leader, I look forward to inspiring a new wave of young people to continue a legacy of service to a cause greater than self.”

During my corps year, I had the privilege to serve alongside 8 inspiring people on the David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Team at Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School.

Throughout the year, my team hosted numerous school wide events. At Math & Science Night, our largest event of the year, we recruited Corps Members from other schools to come out and help.

In collaboration with our school’s Boys & Girls Club, we hosted the very popular Open Mic Night were students displayed their many talents.

During Spring Break, City Year Milwaukee hosted Camp City Year at Discovery World. Here, my group of students is in the Kohl’s Design It Lab creating nontraditional eyewear.

Here I am at City Year’s First Annual Gala alongside my teammate.

At Summer Academy, an annual gathering of City Year sites across the nation, I was selected to represent my site and share my ‘Why I Serve’ statement. I serve because continue a legacy of giving back to my community with the audacious hope that the youth will follow suit.

City Year Milwaukee received Best of City Year, an award presented to select sites across the network for excellence in service. Here I am alongside my Senior Corps team, team leaders for this year’s corps.

This year I am proud to lead eight young idealists in their ten months of service to a cause great than themselves.

Photos by Adriana Salgado. Adriana is also the MSC’s Alumna Spotlight in our October edition of Tapestry. She writes about her reflections about her experience as a corps member. 

Interested in joining City Year Milwaukee? Check out the application here. The next deadline is November 15. 

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.   

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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.

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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.

See past job boards here.