Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer Employment For Grads and Undergrads

Y.O.U. Inspire Fellows Program 2015
Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) is pleased to announce its Inspire Fellows Program for the summer of 2015. The fellowship offers graduate and upper-undergraduate students a full-time opportunity to learn best-practices in youth development and to prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector.

Inspire Fellows serve as workshop leaders and counselors for Y.O.U.'s 9-week summer program. Fellows are chosen to develop and facilitate specific workshops in one area such as the arts, literature, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or recreational activities. Additionally, all fellows help lead discussions and workshops on life skills topics.

The Fellowship runs full time from June 1st through August 14. The first week offers Fellows a comprehensive orientation and training on Y.O.U., non-profit management, and positive youth development. The next nine weeks consist of high-impact summer programming.

Primary responsibilities of Inspire Fellows include:
·         Develop and facilitate youth activities in your chosen area that promote academic, social, and emotional development.
·         Supervise youth activities in a safe, sensitive, developmentally appropriate, positive manner.
·         Maintain positive, supportive relationships with youth.
·         Nurture supportive relationships with parents, school administrators, teachers, students, and community representatives.
·         Develop and maintain good working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and volunteers within Y.O.U., and with others in the community who offer information about, resources for, or services to young people in Evanston.
·         Maintain timely and accurate records concerning youth participation and outcomes.
·         Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement in Y.O.U. programming.

The Fellowship experience offers a unique opportunity for growth for students thinking about a career in youth development, education, the arts, or non-profits. Fellows are provided supervision through both formal and informal feedback to help them grow. In this way, fellows develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.

The Inspire Fellow should have the following qualifications:
·         Experience in and passion for youth services
·         Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth
·         Extraordinary teamwork and leadership skills
·         Passion for Y.O.U.'s mission of ensuring that all youth have the resources they need to thrive
·         Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
·         Be actively seeking or have already obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree

The Fellowship offers a stipend. (Y.O.U. is also glad to provide documentation to any students who receive support from their universities for summer employment with a non-profit organization). Please visit

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email with questions.

Future Leaders of Wiley Internship Program

Future Leaders of Wiley Seeks a Learning Management Systems Specialist Intern
Ideal candidates thrive in a fast paced environment, are solution-oriented, and proactively seek professional development opportunities. The ten-week, paid summer internship runs May through August and is available to graduate or baccalaureate students in their junior or senior year.
An internship that’s anything but ordinary, the Future Leaders of Wiley summer intensive provides students with the opportunity to work on important projects, assignments, as well as participate in a leadership development program. Participants are awarded a certificate upon program completion.

LMS Specialist Intern
The LMS Specialist Intern is the perfect position for a student with an interest in Learning Management Systems. The LMS Specialist Intern should be someone with strong technical aptitude, including experience with HTML and CSS. The LMS Specialist will be working with the Academic Services team to:
·         Develop technical writing
·         Learn our proprietary Learning Management System
·         Develop training materials
·         Assist with general implementation tasks

Bachelor’s Level Students in Instructional Design or related field of study.

Students who wish to apply for the Future Leaders of Wiley internship program should meet the following requirements:
·         Minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.5 or higher preferred)
·         Area of study (major) applicable to position desired 
·         Ability to show applicable experience, whether through school or personal projects and/or previous employment
·         Desire to learn, grow, and contribute in a creative, collaborative environment

Students must also submit a written personal statement that explains the following in detail:
·         Why you are the ideal candidate for acceptance into the program
·         Your area(s) of professional interests and why
·         What you perceive to be the true meaning of leadership

For a complete job description and to apply please click here

Please note, there is also a written component required. It is recommended that the student applicant mention they heard about the position from Roosevelt University's College of Education.

Early Childhood Program Earns IBHE Innovation Grant

On April 14, Roosevelt University's Early Childhood Program was informed that it has been selected as a recipient of an Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation Grant for a second consecutive year.  The grant award is in the amount of $29,800 for the period April 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016. Under the leadership of Associate Dean Toni Potenza and Assistant Professor Jinah Kim, the Early Childhood Program will use the funds to redesign the teacher licensure program in early childhood education and create a new pathway for early childhood majors at the community college level to earn a BA degree in Educational Studies with a Level V employment credential from Gateways for Opportunity.

This grant is funded through federal monies from the Race to the Top — Early Learning
Challenge and is a collaborative effort of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois
Community College Board, the Illinois State Board of Education, The Center: Resources for
Teaching and Learning, and the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, in
conjunction with the Illinois Early Learning Council’s subcommittee on Higher Education Learning and Professional Development.

For more information about this grant initiative, contact Dr. Antonia Potenza.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 21: Hip Hop For Social Change

Fall 2015 Travel Abroad Course Approved

Recently, Counseling professors Dennis Frank and Kristina Peterson received approval to take a group of Counseling students overseas to attend an international conference and do some sightseeing in the area of Venice, Italy.  Student who register and participate in the trip receive course credit for an elective course, CHS 425, The Counseling Profession: Building Bridges toward Wellbeing.

The travel fee for this course is $3000.  Contact Dennis Frank or Kristina Peterson for more information.