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Tutor Positions Available – Upward Bound is hiring

TUTORS for the TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy

 THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY: Individuals with a reputation for being successful with helping students improve academic performance (e.g., grades, overall GPA, test scores) are being sought to provide tutoring and  academic coaching/mentoring to diverse students ranging from 9th grade to 12th grade. A large number of the students come from under-served, under-resourced, and under-prepared backgrounds and are often potential first-generation college students. Selected individuals must have a deep commitment to working with these populations.

 ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is an intense pre-college program that assists youth from the Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul, IL areas. The program is designed to identify students interested in attending college and to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in college.

 ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES NEEDED: Math (Algebra I, Algebra II w/Trigonometry, Geometry, and Calculus); Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy); Foreign Language (Spanish); and English (Grammar, Composition, and Reading Comprehension).

 ANTICIPATED START AND END DATES: September 12, 2016-May 15, 2017.

 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Tutors are expected, for example, to: participate in training activities; keep abreast of strategies, policies, and procedures related to effective tutoring; provide individual and/or group tutoring/instruction on agreed-upon days and times; complete assessment of students’ needs prior to tutoring/instruction; report attendance such as “no shows”; provide encouragement to students to enhance self-esteem; complete service-delivery reports after sessions; complete accurate timesheets; exercise good judgment and professionalism when interacting with students; and other duties as assigned.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS

  • Must be a college student, a graduate student, current or retired teacher, or experienced professional.
  • Students must have earned a “B” or higher in the tutoring subject — evidence required.  All students must be in good academic standing.
  • Current or retired teachers or experienced professionals must provide evidence of competency in tutoring subject (e.g., transcript, copy of diploma in discipline, reference letters, certifications, citations).
  • Preference given to individuals with experience working with economically challenged/first generation college bound students and/or previous tutoring experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.             

 TIME COMMITMENT: Must be available to work Mondays and Wednesdays during 4:00pm-8:00pm. Hours subject to change depending on operational and students’ needs.

 SALARY:$10 per hour minimum. Eligible campus employees may be considered for work in excess compensation.

 BACKGROUND CHECKS: Chosen candidates are required to pass an extensive background check prior to starting the position. New background checks may be required for individuals employed previously by Upward Bound and/or who work in other areas of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or off campus.

 TO APPLY: Please complete your application online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2048451 and upload the following supporting documents online along with your application: 

 1) Cover Letter (addressing qualifications, experiences and how you comply with requirements) 

2) Resume

3) Philosophy of Education (addressing your perception of teaching, learning, your teaching goals, your goals for students and/or your personal goals as an educator)

4) Unofficial copy of academic transcript with evidence of highest degree

5) Contact information for four references (including: name, job title, phone number, and e-mail address)

 *Previous Upward Bound employees should submit the following: an application, cover letter, and an updated resume.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. To ensure full consideration, please submit your materials by Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

 PROGRAM WEBSITE: http://omsa.illinois.edu/TRIO/upwardbound.html

 STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVERSITY STATEMENT: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/DOCS/Diversity_SA.pdf

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 

Research Technician Position Available in MCB

Job Title: Academic Hourly Research Technician
Occupational Summary:
An academic hourly position is available with an immediate start date for a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Erik R. Nelson, within the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests and experiments.

Work Performed:

  1. Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
  2. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
  3. Rodent husbandry and handling (manual restraint, injections, tumor measurement, necropsy).
  4. Small animal (rodent) surgery.
  5. Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
  6. Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  7. Assist in training new personnel.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Skills:

  • Applicants require a Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with either animal work, cell culture or molecular biology are considered assets, but not necessary.

The academic hourly is expected to work for 35-40 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:

Please email a brief cover letter, CV/Resume and the contact information for three references to:
Erik R. Nelson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
enels@illinois.edu

GAP YEAR? HOW ABOUT CITY YEAR?

For graduates considering a career in medicine or public health, City Year provides a unique and valuable perspective. During this gap year experience, AmeriCorps Members must be compassionate and empathetic, forging personal relationships with students and their families on a daily basis. They must be hardworking and persistent amidst seemingly insurmountable obstacles, constantly honing the skills that will one day turn them into both competent and caring physicians. They will witness first-hand the impact a lack of access to high quality health care can have on an individual, a community, and society at large. City Year alumni working in the medical field say City Year shaped their pathway and provided a solid foundation for their medical careers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY.

Summer 2016 Research Position

Chronic Wasting Disease in Illinois White-tailed Deer Employee

The Mateus and Novakofski lab is seeking a motivated individual to assist with research on the genetics of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Illinois white-tailed deer. The CWD research program conducts applied conservation and population genetic analysis of deer, describes patterns of genetic structure, spatial distribution and gene flow, to draw insights into the epidemiology of CWD.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • DNA extraction
  • PCR
  • Sequencing
  • Genotyping
  • Data analysis in Sequencher and Genemapper software
  • Data entry in MS Excel and Access

Necessary Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction.
  • Must have good organization and communication skills.
  • Experience with basic lab techniques (i.e., PCR).
  • Must be able to work during summer 2016.

Compensation: During the summer, the selected candidate will be expected to work 30-40 hours per week. Extension of the position after summer is possible. If the candidate is an undergraduate student, work during fall/spring semesters is limited to a maximum of 10 hours per week. Pay will be hourly based on experience.

Closing: Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Inquiries: Please send a cover letter and resume to Michelle Green (mlgreen@illinois.edu)

Illinois Emergency Medical Services Fall 2016 EMT Basic Course

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the Fall 2016 EMT-Basic Course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the Emergency Room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Their EMT Basic course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the Fall 2016 semester you will learn:

  • Treatment of Cardiac Arrest beyond simple CPR
  • In depth treatment of Heart Attacks, Strokes, Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, Emergency Childbirth, Allergic Reactions, Psychiatric Emergencies, and much more
  • Management of Shock, Hemorrhage, and a variety of Traumatic injuries
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

The course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on their website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, complete a Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page, and fill out the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B Section.

Completed applications are due May 5th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 258 in the Union RSO complex).

Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

Are you a queer, lesbian, or bisexual woman? Your opinion is needed for an upcoming research focus group taking place the evening of either April 18th or 20th. Participate in an interactive focus group about gender expression in LBQ women. Trans women are welcome! Two hours of research participation credit for a class can also be attained by participating. Food and beverages will be provided. Email Dawn Brown at dmbrown4@illinois.edu for details.

2016-2017 Peter and Joan Hood Internship in Student Academic Affairs

Interested in Student Academic Affairs?

Considering a career in higher education?

Looking for a valuable internship experience for the 2016-2017 academic year? 

The College of LAS is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Peter and Joan Hood Internship in the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office (2002 Lincoln Hall).

The intern will assist the Associate Dean and Assistant Deans with special projects and research studies pertaining to LAS Student Academic Affairs; for example evaluative assistance in the study of “best practices” together with support in the areas of access, admissions, honors, undergraduate research, transfer articulation, unit assessment and surveys.

This is a paid internship. The intern will be expected to work 7-10 hours/week during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Required qualifications include:

  • Junior or senior status in an LAS major
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated writing and quantitative skills
  • Experience with technology including Microsoft Excel
  • High academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.3)

To apply fill out the following online application form and upload a current resume and cover letter explaining your career objectives and goals, your experience with research and/or statistics, and your computer/technology skills.

Application deadline: Monday, April 18 at 5:00 PM

Questions? Contact Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist

Summer Internship Opportunity at The Career Center

Type of Position:

Summer Internship:    Summer Internship: May 16th – August 5th, 2016

Approximately 20-25 hours weekly from 8-10 am and/or 12 pm – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

 Description:

The Career Center (TCC) is seeking two energetic and customer oriented summer interns for 2016. The Career Center is the primary point of contact for all students regarding professional development. The internship focuses on providing direct contact to thousands of incoming students and parents while working alongside TCC staff in designing and creating best outreach methods for current students. The intern will have the ability to work on both small and large projects as well as receive ongoing personalized, professional development help from TCC staff.

 General Duties:

  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Resource Center
  • Assist students by providing one-on-one resume and cover letter critiques
  • Complete various projects as assigned by The Career Center staff

 Specific Duties:

  • Present The Career Centers services and resources to all incoming students and parents during Summer Orientation Resource Fair.
  • Provide assistance to visitors in The Career Center as the primary point of contact during the lunch hour.
  • Interact directly with customers by telephone, email and face to face.
  • Create a new career based “Bulletin Board” for use in the residence halls.
  • Design and develop innovative methods to reach students.
  • Meet regularly with supervising Assistant Director of Academic & Campus Outreach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the TCC staff.

 Qualifications:

Interns must have outstanding customer service skills. Candidates must be energetic and willing to work with TCC staff, students, parents, and others as necessary. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills.  These positions require strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.  Interns must be able to use Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Strong candidates will have experience presenting career based services and resources.

Compensation:

$8.75 hourly

 Application Procedure:

Application deadline is Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief 250 word writing sample on “How does this position fit into your personal and professional goals?”

 Emma Andruczyk

            Assistant Director—The Career Center

            715 S. Wright Street, MC-383

            Champaign, IL. 61820

            eandrucz@illinois.edu

Research and Development Paid Internship!

Research and Development Internship

This is a paid internship, and is long however.  There is some weekend work, and a little travel is involved- approx. the second week students are asked to go to Kentucky to help in the fields for about one week.  All expenses are paid for them. The pay is about  9.00 per hour, with OT, so there is some opportunity to earn some good money and learn about wheat seed development.

 SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Provide assistance during wheat harvest, seeding preparation and seeding operations between June and October (with flexibility on an earlier end date).

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Work outdoors in the field

·         Hand-harvest wheat research material in the field

·         Assist combine harvest of yield plots

·         Operate laboratory size research equipment (e.g. threshers, cleaners, seed counters, etc.)

·         Organize seed stocks in the warehouse

·         Prepare seed for sowing

·         Assist research planting operations in the field

·         Other duties as required

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma, BSc or MSc, or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, required to pass MVR test
  • Full-time hours commitment, including overtime and Saturdays
  • Farming background and tractor driving skills preferred
  • Students studying Plant Breeding, Agriculture, or similar encouraged to apply
  • Able to meet physical requirements of the position including, but not limited to prolonged periods of standing and sitting, bending, kneeling, working in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, dust, damp, etc.)
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To apply for the job click here

Seeking Student Applicants for Student Disciplinary Committees

The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant undergraduate and graduate student seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC), the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC), and the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct (SSM).

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experience.  In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills and to improve communication skills.  Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers.  Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently.

The Subcommittees are a part of the student discipline system of the UIUC Senate and is responsible for reviewing charges of violations of the Student Code.

 Applications are available here.

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016.

 Membership Criteria/Expectations:

Minimum qualifications of student members are:

  1. A student enrolled full-time at the UIUC campus,
  2. Approximately two full semesters still required for the degree,
  3. Good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Justin Brown (justbrow@illinois.edu) or Danielle Morrison (daniemor@illinois.edu) with the Office for Student Conflict Resolution.