Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Education Coordinator position at the CREATE Center

Job Opportunity - RS Paid Graduate Intern

Cal Poly Pomona is looking to fill two graduate assistant positions (one paid and one unpaid) with our Cal Poly Pomona Renaissance Scholars this upcoming year. The Renaissance Scholars program at CPP is a support program for former foster youth. It is a fantastic program with some of the most extraordinary students you will ever meet! These positions are great for students that may be in need of field work hours or a part-time job where they can to some degree implement what they are learning. The position is about 10 months long at $13 an hour. We are looking to have the graduate assistants come on the 2nd/3rd week of September. 

For more information:
Makeda D. Bostic
Coordinator, Renaissance Scholars
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Office: (909) 869-3169  Fax: (909) 869-2982

RSO Welcome!

RSO Welcome!

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Education’s Secret Sauce—The Ties That Bind"

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff:

You’re invited to attend a discussion featuring

Dr. David L. Kirp
James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy
UC Berkeley 

Education’s Secret Sauce—The Ties That Bind

Moderated by Dr. William G. Tierney  
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Social Sciences Building (SOS) B-49
 *The seminar will start promptly at 12:00pm.

Please find Dr. Kirp’s abstract and bio below.

On behalf of Rossier’s Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, we hope many of you will come out and support our featured speaker.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide refreshments. 
Please RSVP to Sonya Black-WIlliams at
Thank you.

Today’s self-styled education reformers believe that public education is fundamentally broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the market, believing that a healthy dose of competition will do the trick, while others have embraced the notion that the schools are prime candidates for what the business world calls disruptive innovation, with online learning the disruptive force. Common to both mindsets is a belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology.
Neither strategy has lived up to its hype, and with good reason—the notion that education can be improved by doing an end run around inherently complicated and messy human relationships is flat-out wrong. All youngsters, especially those from poor and minority backgrounds, need a champion, someone who believes in them. The most effective approaches, whether providing high-quality preschool or keeping high school students on track to graduate, depend on fostering bonds of caring between teachers and their students.
David L. Kirp has written seventeen books and scores of articles in both the popular press and scholarly journals.  He has tackled some of America’s biggest social problems, including affordable housing, access to health, gender discrimination and AIDS. 
 His latest book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for American Education, has been hailed by reviewers and widely cited by education policy-makers. The book chronicles how Union City, New Jersey, a poor urban school district, has transported Latino immigrant children, many of them undocumented, into the education mainstream: more than 90 percent of those youngsters are graduating from high school and 75 percent are going to college. It takes the reader from a third grade classroom to the superintendent’s office, where the crucial if undramatic system-building gets done, from the schoolhouse to the potent politics of the community. This isn’t just an inspiring story—its lessons can be applied nationwide.

USC School of Social Work, Diversity Committee's first event for the semester!

​On September 26, 2014, 6-9pm in MRF 340 (Auditorium) Attorney J. Brian Campbell and Private Investigator Mike Madigan will discuss what they learned about the practice, origins, and effects of racial profiling. RSVP:

What is Racial Profiling and Who is Really at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Project Coordinator, Student Engagement

USC’s Department of Student affairs is seeking a Project Coordinator to join its team. This position supports the Assistant Provost of Student Affairs and as well as assists in the planning, organization and delivery of Student Engagement cluster services and programs. The incumbent will oversee administrative operations and assist in providing specialized professional services such as developing, implementing and evaluating important team wide projects/initiatives. This position offers exciting opportunities to be involved with collaborative projects and activities in the Student Engagement cluster as well as across the division of Student Affairs. The Student Engagement cluster includes Campus Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Programs, Office of International Services, Parent Programs, Spectrum, Student Publications, Trojan Marching Band, Transfer and Veterans Programs.

Job Accountabilities:
• Support the Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, Student Engagement.
• Provide professional services such as event planning, budgeting, proposal development, and marketing of program services
• Handle highly confidential information in a discreet and disciplined manner.
• Maintain appointment calendar including making all necessary arrangements to assure appointments and meetings are up to date, accurate, and well-coordinated
• Provide leadership and guidance for student workers and/or volunteers. Ensure satisfactory follow through on assigned areas of responsibility.
• Assists in the planning, organization and delivery of Student Engagement cluster services and programs
• Research and gather data from various sources and databases. Assemble and format; create preliminary presentations; submit recommendations and prepare reports, as assigned
• Assist in coordination of assessment efforts, including identifying opportunities, connecting cluster to resources, and producing and assembling reports
• Coordinate production and distribution of important communication materials including reports, informational materials, marketing materials, meeting agendas, etc
• Coordinate program services and/or activities including but not limited to the President’s Tea and the Student Affairs/DPS Ride Along.
• Oversee budget preparation and administration. Research costs. Track and monitor budget expenditures. Report on variances.

For more information (and to apply):

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Program Specialist (Coordinator/Assistant Director) Position

USC’s Office of the Provost, Mc Nair Scholars Program, is seeking a Program Specialist to join its team. Funding end at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year (possibly through July 31st) Program Specialist assists in the planning, organization and delivery of services and activities specific to a university program. Provides specialized professional services including: counseling, testing and evaluation, teaching or events planning.

The USC Mc Nair Scholars Program prepares eligible and academically talented undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research, advising, mentorships,  assistance with the graduate school application process, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and other scholarly activities.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Provides professional services including: counseling, testing and evaluation, teaching or event planning in support of a university program. Assists program management with administrative functions: planning, budgeting, proposal development, and marketing of program services.
  • Researches and identifies client or beneficiary needs and recommends program modifications or creation of new programs and services. Assists in the design and delivery of programs, services and special events.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to staff, student workers, volunteers, and/or graduate assistants. Leads others in the planning and delivery of services, activities and special events. 
  • Develops and conducts program focused training and assesses proficiency or readiness 
  • of trainees.
  • Interfaces with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content.
  • Researches the market, develops marketing plans to promote program, creates information materials, and plans activities and events to support marketing strategies.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Provides historical data and projections for use in developing program budgets. May directly control a portion of the total program budget or assist with overall budget administration.
  • Coordinates program services with other offices and staff on campus, serves as a resource for program information and represents program on university committees.

For more information (and to apply):