Memphis Teacher Residency

The Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a four-year education program that combines an accelerated Masters in Urban Education, an internship at a low-performing school with a mentor teacher, and support with an experienced coach throughout the required three years of teaching in Memphis. To learn more and apply online: For non-Seniors, get a taste of urban education in Memphis through a paid teaching internship with MTR Camp this summer. To learn more and apply online:

Sports Mentoring Research Participation

Did you play sports in high school?

Did you have an adult that made an important difference in your life, someone that acted as a mentor?

If so, we are interested in interviewing you for a study about the role of mentors in the lives of young people.

Please contact Margaret Kelley at for more information about participation.

The interviews will last about an hour.

Participants must be between 18 and 26 years of age and full-time undergraduate U of I students.  Your participation is voluntary and confidential.   Each participant will receive $20.

UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators

Greetings from the University of Northern Iowa campus. I am writing to announce the next UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators:

University of Northern Iowa
January 31 – February 2, 2014
-Registration deadline is January 10-save $40 if registered by Dec. 2.

-120+ American international schools will be in attendance.
-Teachers may obtain a registration packet on our web site:

Please be sure to let your current year education graduates and alumni know about the incredible teaching opportunities that await them in American K-12 schools around the globe. Over 900 teaching positions were posted at our last event. Teachers of all disciplines are needed.

New teachers continue to do very well at the UNI Overseas Fair. Last year, OVER 60% OF NEW TEACHERS SECURED EMPLOYMENT.

We are here to answer any questions you or your students may have about  our services or overseas teaching. Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any question.

Please feel free to post a link to our services at:

Tracey Godon
Director, UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators
University of Northern Iowa Career Services

Now hiring: I-Connect Diversity Workshop Undergrad Facilitators

Dedicated to diversity? Facilitate important conversations and change your campus!

Diversity and Social Justice Education is looking for undergraduate students to facilitate I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshops starting in Spring 2014. The I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshop is a brand new initiative of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations and the Division of Student Affairs. During these workshops, new students will take a look beyond “diversity” and focus on some of the skills that we all use that promote inclusion and community.

We will soon start holding interviews for I-Connect facilitators. Experience facilitating difficult conversations is a must! The position is paid, and interviews will be held in mid-October. Students of color, LGBTQ, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply at  For more information, contact: or 217-244-1814.



Susanne Bennett

Graduate Assistant

Diversity & Social Justice Education

I-STAR Summer Positions for Students


Undergraduate Admissions I-STAR Application Packet

The University of Illinois Office of Undergraduate Admissions has positions available for Illinois Student Admissions Representatives (I-STARs).  We are looking for students who are articulate, flexible, reliable, energetic, enthusiastic about Illinois and have a positive attitude.

All I-STAR positions will involve giving tours of campus to prospective students and families, as well as assisting with large visit days (parking assistance, information table duty, check-in tasks).

Visit I-STARs will assist with the Daily Visits Monday through Saturday for prospective students and guests.

Summer Registration I-STARs, in addition to Visit I-STAR responsibilities, will assist with Summer Registration for new students. This includes assisting with check-in, course registration, speaking with new students and parents/guests, and other tasks associated with the registration program.

Illini Orange and Blue I-STARs, in addition to Visit I-STAR responsibilities, work additional full day Saturday shifts during every home football game at the Memorial Stadium to assist the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics as they welcome potential students to campus.  This is an additional commitment over and above the regular I-STAR time commitment.  Not only does it require 100% commitment for every home football game in the fall, but also hours in the spring for weekend recruitment.

Engineering I-STARs are specially trained College of Engineering students who give tours of the Engineering Campus Monday through Friday from 2pm-3:30pm throughout the year.

During the Spring Semester, I-STARs are required to work a minimum of one two-hour shift per week, with additional hours required during our large admission programs and a minimum of three Saturday programs per semester.  Compensation is $8.25/hour with an opportunity to receive higher wages after one year of employment.  Applicants must be undergraduate students in good academic standing and must be eligible to work on campus.  Seniors graduating in May 2014 or August 2014 are not eligible for this position.

For this hiring season, students will begin training in November/December and will begin work on January 21, 2014.   Students must be able to work during the spring semester part-time (2-20 hrs per week) and then will also have the option for summer full-time work (36 hrs per wk).

Applicants should submit the application, a copy of their current resume, and complete the short answer questions no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2013  (see below).  Those selected for an interview will be notified by November 4.  Depending on the number of applicants, we will conduct one or two rounds of interviews.  These will include a group panel discussion and individual interview.  More information will be given to those offered an interview.  Successful applicants will be required to attend training sessions.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Amber Kramme or at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 333-7779 or

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (901 West Illinois St.) at the reception desk or email your application, resume and responses to

I-STAR Application

Please print

Name  __________________________________________ UIN  _________________________

Local Address  _________________________________________________________________

University Email Address _______________________________________

Cell/Personal Phone Number ____________________________________

Home Address  _________________________________________________________________

High School Attended  _____________________________            ______________________________

Illinois major(s) and minor(s)  ______________________________________

Intended Date of Graduation (month, year) _________________________

Please note that students graduating in May 2014 or August 2014 are not eligible for this position.

List one reference (current University of Illinois undergraduate students or resident advisors excluded) that can speak to your communication skills, reliability, flexibility, positive attitude, energy, and enthusiasm.  On campus reference preferred.

Name  ________________________________________________________________________

Phone and Email  _______________________________________________________________

Company and Job Title___________________________________________________________

Relationship to you  _____________________________________________________________

Check the term(s) you are interested in working; check all that apply.

Fall 2013 ______     Spring 2014 ______         Summer 2014 ______           Fall 2014 ______

There will be sub-groups of I-STARs assisting with the recruitment of targeted student populations.  Please check one that is of most interest to you.

Transfer Students:_____         Student-Athletes:______

Out of State Students:______                        Diversity Recruitment:_____         Engineering Students: _____

I release grade authorization to the Campus Visits for purposes of employment.  I also release any other employment information (such as reference information or disciplinary information) necessary for employment.

Signature  ________________________________________           Date  ________________

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (901 W Illinois St.) at the Admissions Service Center reception desk.
Please type the answers to the following short answer questions.

  1. Why are you interested in working as an I-STAR?

    2. Describe your first year experience.  What advice do you have for incoming     students?

    3. What aspects of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign set it apart from other colleges and universities?

   4.  List the extracurricular and leadership activities with which you have been involved

   5.  Why did you choose to attend the University of Illinois?

   6.  How did you find out about the I-STAR position?

    7.  How many hours a week do you anticipate being available during the Fall and    Summer?

Uni High Coaching Positions

Assistant Coach Positions

Girls’ Basketball and Jr. High Boys’ Basketball

             Urbana University Laboratory High School

The following assistant coaching positions are open for the 2013-2014 school year at Urbana University Laboratory High School:   Girls’ Basketball(2 positions) and Jr. High Boys’ Basketball.  Qualified candidates must be 19 years old and must have the ASEP coaching certification.  The Jr. High boys’ basketball season will start on Oct. 14 and conclude Feb. 7.  The girls’ basketball season will start on November 4, 2012 and conclude the third week of February in 2014.

If the ASEP certification is needed by a candidate, University Laboratory High School will cover the cost of the certification class.


Interested candidates should contact athletic director Sally Walker at for more information or to apply.


Tutoring at Urbana High School

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Urbana High School.  We appreciate your willingness to support our students and community.  Please read the information below.  If you have questions or need additional information, contact: Lori Ellinger, .

Urbana High School Tutoring FAQs

1. What do I need to do before I begin tutoring?

Before working with students, School District #116 policy requires that all volunteers:

1.) Complete a (free) fingerprint background check,

2.) Attend a volunteer orientation

3.) Fill out a volunteer application

2. How do I get a fingerprint background check?

Free fingerprint background checks are available through the USD #116 office.  Call 384-3600 to schedule an appointment.

3. When is orientation?

There are two orientation sessions scheduled for fall semester. Choose one of the following to attend:

Monday, September 9th, 7pm, Room 426, Mumford Hall, U of I campus


Wednesday, October 2nd, 7pm, Room 426, Mumford Hall, U of I campus

4. How will I get a tutoring assignment?

At the end of each of the orientation meetings, listings of teacher-requested tutor positions will be available.  Students attending orientation will be able to sign up for slots which fit their schedules. (If you are a Math 199 student, see your instructor about arranging your tutoring assignment.)

 5. I tutored last year and have already been fingerprinted and attended orientation.  What should I do if I want to tutor again this year?

Thank you for your help last year and thank you for wanting to come back!

You do not need to repeat your fingerprint check or orientation.  However, you may need to attend an orientation meeting in order to sign up for a tutoring position.  Please email Mrs. Ellinger for more information.

 6. I might not be able to attend either of the orientation meetings.  How do I sign up for tutoring?

Attendance at an orientation session is mandatory for UHS tutors.  If you are unable to attend either session, you can try to schedule a time the following week to have an individual orientation at UHS.  This can be tricky as I have only a few hours per week allotted for managing the UHS tutoring program.  Also remember that many of the tutoring positions will be filled after the second orientation. If this is your first semester tutoring at UHS, it is strongly recommended that you make arrangements to attend one of the two scheduled orientation sessions.

7. What should I do with my application?

Please bring a hard copy of your completed application to your orientation meeting. If you prefer, you may email your completed application to Mrs. Ellinger at

8. Will I be able choose the time and the subject I tutor?

You will be able to choose from lists of available tutoring positions. These tutoring positions are created by teacher request.  In the past three semesters, there have been many requests for math tutors and multiple subject tutors (study hall, study support, Saturday school), some requests for ESL and foreign language tutors, English tutors and social studies tutors and a few requests for science and assorted other subjects.  Most tutoring requests are for tutor support during the school day with some opportunities immediately after school and some on Saturdays.

9. My U of I instructor is working with a UHS faculty member and they will assign me a time to tutor.  Do I still need to go through fingerprinting and orientation?

Yes. However you will not need to sign up for tutoring slots unless you would like to volunteer additional tutoring hours.

10.Will I like tutoring at UHS?

We certainly hope so!  A survey completed by some of last year’s tutors showed that most tutors had a very good experience at Urbana High School.  Tutors felt they benefited from their experiences with a diverse student body and many cited learning a great deal from working with excellent teachers.


Thank you for your interest in supporting our students! I am looking forward to helping you find the tutoring placement that best fits your schedule.

                                    Lori Ellinger, UHS Community Involvement Specialist

                            School phone – 384-3505

Tutoring needs:

  • Tutors in almost all classroom subject during school hours: math, English, Algebra, Geometry, Chemisty, Physics, Biology, Physical Science, Zoology, Anatomy, Government, Psychology, History, etc.
  • Tutors in elective classes: art, mechanics, child development, foods, etc.
  • Tutors for ESL and French, Spanish and German classes
  • Tutors for study hall/study support/ ALS classes
  • Tutors for after school program
  • Tutors for Saturday School
  • Tutors for afterschool athletic study hall
  • Tutors for any band or orchestra instrument
  • Tutors for Minority Enrichment Program
  • Tutors to support Special Education students
  • Volunteers to help with UHS fall musical “ The Wiz” (singing, dancing, scenery, tech, acting)
  • Tutors in any subject area who speak Spanish


DiversityEd is Hiring a Marketing Intern!

Become a DiversityEd Marketing Intern!

Diversity & Social Justice Education – a program of OIIR – is looking for talented, motivated students looking to help enhance transformative educational opportunities to the University of Illinois campus. The Marketing Intern will assist DiversityEd develop office publications (web, social media, and print based), coordinating DiversityEd marketing campaigns, managing office communications, coordinating the photography and recording of programs, and developing educational materials. Additionally, the marketing intern will provide some general office assistance to DiversityEd. Duties include: maintaining social marketing, web, and print publicity; designing educational materials; coordinating DiversityEd marketing campaigns; coordinating the photography and recording of programs; and general office assistance.

Skills & experience: Strong graphic design skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.); ability to maintain confidentiality when working with student information and evaluations; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Marketing experience (both in publication design and communication); organization; typing and word processing; attention to detail; ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A portfolio of design work may be requested upon interview. FWS eligibility required.

 Start date: August 2013

 Compensation & Hours

Time commitment for this position will be flexible, but may require occasional evening and weekend commitments.  Compensation begins at $8.50 per hour with opportunities for hourly rate increases.

 To Apply

The position search closes on Friday, April 26th, and interviews will be scheduled between April 29th and May 8th. To apply for a DiversityEd intern position, send a cover letter and current resume to or send to:


Attn: Student Intern Search

703 S. Wright St., 2nd fl (MC-302)

Champaign, IL 61810

For more information, contact Ross at 217-244-1814 or

Job Openings in Rantoul

The Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul, IL is hiring teachers, teacher aides and an Education Coordinator for our two children’s programs: our Migrant Head Start (for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years) and our Children’s Enrichment Program (for children grades K-8). Head Teachers should have at least 6 credit hours in Early Childhood Education, and the Education Coordinator should have at least 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education. Teacher Aides do not need any college coursework, but should have experience working or volunteering with children. Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Most jobs are seasonal.

To apply or to get more information, please email April at: as soon as possible with your resume and cover letter. Interviews are filling up for early next week!

Summer Opportunities to Teach Through AIESEC

Are you still looking for something to do this summer? Finding opportunities to teach is getting harder and harder. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the world and work abroad through AIESEC! AIESEC is the world’s largest student run organization, located in over 113 different countries. We offer the both volunteering and teaching internships all over the world. If you are interested in learning more about what AIESEC has to offer, email Rachel Bowlus at