Thursday, February 12, 2015

Job Opportunity

Loyola University's Office for Community Service and Action is in search of a new Jumpstart site manager!

 The person is hired by Jumpstart but works at Loyola through a grant.  

Jumpstart is an early childhood education program that places 35 Loyola volunteers in CPS classrooms in Rogers Park. The volunteers go to the classrooms twice a week to implement a language and literacy curriculum. The Site Manager recruits, trains, places, and manages the volunteers.

Click here to read more about Loyola's Jumpstart program.

Jumpstart Site Manager 

Position Overview

The Site Manager is a full year position based in Chicago and housed on the campus of a local college or university. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus Jumpstart program in order to insure that Jumpstart Quality Standards and guidelines are achieved and that the program is meeting grant requirements. Using a work plan and program calendar provided by Jumpstart, a Site Manager will recruit, train and manage college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members to work with children from low income neighborhoods during the academic year. The Site Manager directly drives Jumpstart’s school success outcomes, in conjunction with key campus personnel and Jumpstart’s regional and national staff.

As part of the Jumpstart network, a Site Manager is provided opportunities for professional development and growth, including but not limited to: new staff training, weekly check-ins, annual retreats, and field feedback. The Site Manager will report directly to a Jumpstart Program Director in the Northeast Region and a Campus Champion at the university.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Early Childhood Education and Training:

·   Facilitate Jumpstart training series for Corps members; develop training curriculum for Corps members when necessary

·   Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum
·   Provide coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations related to Jumpstart’s standards of quality
·   Observe and support Team Planning Meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart Sessions
·   Ensure the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart Quality Standards
·   Work closely with teachers and center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation and navigating teacher/center relationships.

2. Program Management

·   Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all Corps members for site
·   Support Corps members in the completion of expected hours requirements (200-300+ hours over the course of the program year)
·   Recruit and manage a Corps member to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator (may not be applicable to all sites)
·   Provide Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
·   Work with national and regional staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance
o    Manage Corps member files to Corporation for National and Community Service and/or Grantee specifications
o    Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to Regional Office
o    Provide additional support and representation at Corporation sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings
·         Facilitate Jumpstart Summer Program to specifications designed by Jumpstart (may not be applicable to all sites)

3. Campus and Community Partnerships

·   Build and manage high quality Preschool Program Partner relationships
·   Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus
·   Work with Volunteer Coordinator to plan and execute volunteer engagement activities to involve outside members of the community and our corporate sponsors in our work
·   Contribute to the development of the Jumpstart brand by engaging in local media and public relations activities, including maintaining and updating site web page
·   Work with regional office to support city/community based efforts (city-wide volunteer event collaboration, city-wide training institute collaboration, etc.)
·   Build relationships with community partners and stakeholders

4. Jumpstart National Network Responsibilities

·   Participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart Program Director
·   Participate in Regional Conference Calls and retreats
·   Attend Leadership Institutes annually and New Staff Training during first year
·   Support the stewardship of National and Regional stakeholders by hosting site visits and engaging Corps members in events
o    Host visits to campus and to program partner sites

5. Campus Specific Responsibilities

·   Participate in campus and department responsibilities including staff meetings and events
·   Work with faculty who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, as well as higher education and preschool program partner relationships
·   Work with a faculty advisor to develop and deliver course content, as applicable by existence of a service-learning course
·   Recruit and manage a part-time assistant or graduate student who can assist with administrative tasks
·   Maintain relationships with various departments on campus (financial aid, grants accounting, etc.)


·   Bachelor’s Degree required, in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred
·   Background or experience in an early childhood setting
·   Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities
·   Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled
·   Prior experience in managing others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback
·   Demonstrated ability to use intermediate and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) the internet and web-based forms
·   Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets
·   Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff and the general community
·   Commitment to Jumpstart’s mission and values
·   Commitment to serving the community
·   Experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities


·   Requires significant evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year
·   Significant local travel required


Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits

Starting Date

February 2015


Chicago, IL

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to

Jumpstart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities. Please visit our website at

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

Job Opportunity

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
JOB TITLE:  Peer Health Education Program Graduate Intern
SUPERVISOR:  Director, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
DATE:  February 9, 2015
General Summary:
The Peer Health Education Program is designed to provide health education on a variety of topics to the DePaul student body with the goal of enhancing long term healthy behaviors. The topics may include stress management, sexual and relationship violence prevention, alcohol and drug prevention, bystander intervention, sexual health, healthy relationships, mental health and nutrition. Ideally, students will reach their fullest potential both personally and academically during their time at DePaul.   Through the Peer Health Education Program, the Graduate Intern will assist in recruiting and training the peer health educators, as well as marketing and implementing the curriculum. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, and must be currently pursuing a Master’s degree at DePaul University. Finally, the Graduate Intern must both understand and fulfill the mission of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness as a role model.  Some weekend and evening hours are also required. Office space in the Lincoln Park Student Center will be provided. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
·         Assist in the development of the DePaul  Peer Health Educator Program
·         Assist in the selection of the Peer Health Educators
·         Assist in the development of the training for the Peer Health Educators
·         Supervise 8-12  undergraduate Peer Health Educators
·         Assist in developing content for the curriculum
·         Coordinate the presentation schedule and assign educators to present
·         Assist in marketing of Peer Health Educator Program to generate interest in program campus-wide
·         Facilitate curriculum as needed
·         Facilitate weekly meetings with Peer Health Educators
·         Attend weekly supervision with HPW staff member
·         Develop and maintain content for website
·         Evaluate effectiveness of program
·         Develop authentic, engaged relationships with the educators so that the GI can serve as a resource in times of concern
·         Contact and book presenters to conduct professional development workshops as needed for educators throughout the academic year
·         Maintain and update necessary database information with current data
Education and Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited university.
·         Knowledge of DePaul University’s prevention and support resources on campus
·         Proven commitment to health and wellness initiatives and education.
·         Professional and creative presentation skills
·         Excellent written communication skills.
·         Well-developed managerial and organizational skills.
·         Must be currently pursuing a Master’s degree at DePaul University.
·         Proficiency in SPSS (preferred)
·         Some management experience (preferred)
The Peer Educator Program Graduate Intern position is intended to be a yearlong appointment – 48 weeks/year
Required hours per week: 20 - 25hrs
Mandatory Dates:
        Involvement Fairs
  April 10-11, 2015  training

To Apply, go to the Campus Job Board and submit the below information:

·         Cover letter
·         Resume
·         On a separate sheet of paper please answer the following questions:
1.       What positive characteristics/attributes would you bring to the Peer Health Educator Program?
2.       Imagine that you are talking to an incoming Freshman student.  What two separate pieces of advice would you give them, one regarding the use of alcohol and substances and one regarding the stress they may face in the upcoming year?  

Applications are due February 24th at 5PM 

Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.

All College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree-credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration.

Who May Nominate
Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education.

When You May Nominate
Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. You are encouraged to nominate faculty members from the College of Education now for the Annual Award.

  • Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Secretary of the Dean of the College of Education (either in person at COE Building 203 or at
  • Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter

You are invited to submit nominations by/on Friday, February 27th


Adaptations and Individuation through Dialoging with an Other

Presented by Judith Cooper, Psy.D.

Friday, February 201th
1:00pm- 4:00pm

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Room 407/412

This introductory presentation will focus on the theoretical concepts developed by Jung of the Shadow and the Jungian technique of Active Imagination, and how the application of these concepts can contribute to a transformational process of growth and change, as illustrated in the 2002 film Adaptation, a Charlie Kaufman (screenwriter) – Spike Jonze (director) collaboration.

Professional Bio of Judith Cooper, Psy.D.
Judith Cooper, Psy.D. is a Jungian psychoanalyst, diplomat graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago. She was on the adjunct faculty of Argosy University, formerly the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and has taught in the Analyst Training Program, Jungian Psychotherapy Program, and Public Education Program of the Jung Institute of Chicago. She was a supervising psychologist for 12 years, 1990-2002, and Director of Training from 1997-2002 of an APA-accredited doctoral internship at a community mental health center in Northwest Indiana. She has lectured widely at various Jungian conferences in Chicago, Montreal, Florida, and Colorado. Her special interests are gender and film.


Additional Upcoming Film Series Workshops:
4/17/15: Stromberg’s Maleficent: A Reimaging of
the Shadow from the Traditional Fairy Tale
6/19/15: Confronting the Shadow in Post-
Apocalyptic World of Film “V for Vendetta”

Questions? Contact the Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies
at or 312.467.2364


Building for Eternity: Ethical Applications of African Centered Concepts in Delivering Mental Health Services

Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.
Friday, February 27th
9:30am- 1:00pm

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Room 407/412

Workshop Description:
This advanced half day long presentation will engage participants in presentations and discussions that examine the biases and assumptions we bring into professional spaces, explore the need for a culturally different worldview, examine culture at the deep structure level, and expose participants to a model of skill development the can be useful in enhancing our personal and professional interactions.

Professional Bio of Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.:
Thomas A. Parham is Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to these positions, he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling and Health Services, Counseling Center Director, and Director of the Career and Life Planning Center at UCI. Before that, Dr. Parham held an appointment on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Since his return to Orange County, Dr. Parham has been an active member of this community and has contributed his talents in the areas of social advocacy, community uplift and youth empowerment. He currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Black Psychology, and served as a treating clinician for the NFL program for substance abuse.

He also served as chair of UCI’s Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium for 10 years, helped charter the Orange County chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, and is a past president of the National Association of Black Psychologists and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. He is also a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. He has also been recognized as a “Distinguished Psychologist” by the Association of Black Psychologists.

General Admission (CEs Included): $60
TCSPP Alumni Admission (CEs Included): $30
TCSPP Faculty/Staff Admission (CEs Included): $10
TCSPP Faculty/Staff Admission (No CE Credit): FREE
TCSPP Student Admission: FREE
Student Admission (Not enrolled at TCSPP): $10

Questions? Contact the Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies
at or 312.467.2364

Tuesday, February 10, 2015