Saturday, July 11, 2009

Finished one task, on to the next

OK: I managed to work up the courage (and motivation) to finish the MNDOE letter, but now I have to do at least two cover letters for jobs I want, and work on my project, as well as e-mail the teacher I'm going to do practicum hours with starting the 20th of July. All on a beautiful Saturday too! Hopefully I can get outside for some of it!

Here are the jobs I'm applying to:

Program Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: The Loft Literary Center
CATEGORY: Arts and Culture

The mission of the Loft Literary Center is to support the artistic development of writers, to foster a writing community, and to build an audience for literature. The Loft is renowned for the quality of its programming and its service to the community. Loft staff enjoy a flexible and enjoyable workplace, health and other benefits, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues. This year, the Loft was awarded the 2009 American Psychological Association’s “Best Practices” Award which recognizes the Loft’s “innovative workplace practice that fosters work-life balance.”

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

SALARY: $16.50 TYPE: Part Time / 20 hours DEADLINE: 7/27/09

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate all aspects of inkTank, the Loft’s teen council. inkTANK is designed to encourage and empower high school students to use literary tools to express themselves. inkTANK council members:

 Typically meet at least twice monthly as a group and occasionally one on one during the course of the academic year at the Loft Literary Center
 Design literary programming and shape the present and future of inkTANK activities
 Engage the teen community in literary events
 Develop a close working relationship with a mentor in their chosen genre to develop their own literary skills
 Attend 10-15 literary events over the course of an academic year
 Learn to be future leaders and participants in the thriving and ever changing literary community that is the Twin Cities.

In addition to inkTank, the PROGRAM COORDINATOR will support the program team, and work in collaboration with the Education Department to provide feedback and ideas for open enrollment classes for teens.

HOURS: This is a half-time position requiring evening and weekend work. The schedule for this position will vary week to week.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in - and commitment to – working collaboratively with youth, along with experience and/or interest in contemporary and young adult literature, as well as new media and technologies. Teaching experience is preferred. Candidate must have experience with standard office software, and must be comfortable working with a wide variety of constituents: teens, parents and guardians, literary artists, education professionals, and the M.F.A. students who serve as mentors for inkTank council members. The ability to work well under pressure and a sense of ease and humor are essential. An Associate and/or Bachelor's degree is required. A criminal background check will be required.

JOB BEGINS: Mid-August (a total of 20 hours of training with current program coordinator during month of August, regular schedule begins September 1).

Email submissions only. Please send a letter of interest noting skills and background suited to the position, your resume, plus contact information for three references to Jerod Santek at Required materials must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 27.
This job was posted on 7/10/2009. Please carefully follow the instructions under “How to Apply” when submitting applications for this position. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits operates this Job Board as a service to nonprofits and jobseekers.


Program Assistant

ORGANIZATION: East Side Learning Center
CATEGORY: Education

The East Side Learning Center (ESLC), located in St. Paul, MN, is a year-round, non-sectarian, one-on-one tutoring program in reading for children in grades K-4 who are below level in reading and do not have the resources to get help elsewhere. The goals of this program are to (1) help children who are below grade-level in reading reach their appropriate level no later than the end of fourth grade, (2) empower them to be successful in school and society, and 3) train parents in basic “teaching of reading” techniques they can use with their children at home.

JOB TITLE: Program Assistant
LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

SALARY: 26,000-27,000 TYPE: Full Time / 40 hours DEADLINE: 7/24/2009

Prepare quality lesson plans for volunteer tutors, be a master tutor grades K-4, collaborate with Site Coordinator in daily operation of a site, assist in training volunteers, monitor implementation of the parent component, and be physically able to walk steps and long distances in the school.

MN Elementary teaching license or equivalent experience, skilled in teaching primary reading, extremely organized, strong relational skills, self-directed, skilled in written and verbal communication, flexible, skilled in prioritizing and organizing work and activities to meet deadlines, able to promote collaboration. Bi-lingual beneficial.

This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month position (September 2009 through May 2010).

Email cover letter and resume to
This job was posted on 6/24/2009. Please carefully follow the instructions under “How to Apply” when submitting applications for this position. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits operates this Job Board as a service to nonprofits and jobseekers.
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