Archive for August, 2010

Job Posting/ Bergen County

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Job Posting/Bergen County
Bookkeeper, Part-Time

The Ramsey Adult School has an opening for a part time bookkeeper.  This position reports directly to the Director of the Adult School and is located in the Ramsey High School, Ramsey, NJ.

Organization Description

The Ramsey Adult School (RAS) is a non-profit, self-sustained organization which operates under the Ramsey Board of Education.
RAS is made up of three main sections:  adult continuing education, youth and children’s programs (including summer camps, Wrap Around Kindergarten and Extended Day – a before/aftercare program) and facilities management for the district.

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for all Ramsey Adult School finance functions.

* Using QuickBooks and RAS registration software (software training given), provide general bookkeeping support for all RAS programs including but not limited to invoicing, paying bills, posting deposits, payroll, monthly reconciliation of bank statement and audit preparation.

*Position must answer phone calls with financial questions from parents as well as staff, instructors and vendors.  Confidentiality and discretion are critical to this position.

*Responsible is responsible for own filing and clerical needs.

*Create and maintain financial reports and analysis as needed, including monthly and quarterly reviews, profit and loss statements, income and expense reports, and cash flow statements for all RAS programs.

Position Requirements:

Candidate must be :

-detail oriented
-organized have initiative and be able to multi task in a fast paced environment
-Accounting/bookkeeping experience with a basic knowledge of financial reporting a must
-Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 software including Word and Excel.
-Knowledge of Quickbooks software a plus.
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-a professional demeanor and the ability to work in a team atmosphere are a must.


Monday – Thursday, 9:00a.m. – 3:30p.m., 12 month position


$18-$20 per hour; salary commensurate with experience and degree

Vacation and holiday pay as per district calendar

There are no medical or dental benefits offered

To apply, please mail your resume and a cover letter to:

Ramsey Adult School
256 E. Main Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Attn:  Jeanne Macko, Director

Or send by email to:

The Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


I am writing to inform you of a new self-assessment tool for afterschool programs that focuses on global learning as a means to enhance quality in out-of-school time. The Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool is a resource created by Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning, developed with the New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) and in collaboration with afterschool partners, to assess and improve programs’ capacity to help build the global competence of youth.

The Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool
is meant to be used in conjunction with other quality tools to help programs focus on how to create or improve the conditions necessary for successful global learning within a high-quality program. Therefore, we would very much appreciate your assistance in announcing this additional resource to the field and featuring it alongside existing quality tools via a link to our website, where the tool is available as a free downloadable

Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning works to develop youth to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed for success in an increasingly interconnected world. The term global competence has emerged as a way to articulate these knowledge and capacities, and as such it represents a crucial shift in our understanding of the purpose of education in a changing world. Simply put, globally competent youth can successfully investigate the world of their immediate environment and beyond; recognize their own and others’ perspectives; communicate ideas to diverse audiences; and take action to make a difference both locally and globally. Young people everywhere – from all backgrounds – deserve the opportunity to access global learning opportunities both during and after school that help them succeed in the global economy and contribute as global citizens.

We believe that global learning is both an appropriate and relevant goal for the afterschool field. Afterschool, before-school, and summer programs in schools, community- and faith-based organizations, and other settings, are appropriate places to look at learning and communities in new ways.  Moreover, afterschool professionals bring a wealth of experience in developing understanding and appreciation of diverse people and cultures. Global learning is most effective when it builds on the connections that we all have to others in our communities and to the world around us; however, global learning implies much more than exposing young people to the cultures in their communities.  It requires an intentional approach to expanding horizons for youth, so as to increase the critical global knowledge and skills required for future success.

The Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool <> serves as a guide for programs that wish to bolster their program design, environment, activities, and policies to build global competence in youth. For programs that are just getting started with global learning, the tool can be used as a framework for guiding preliminary discussions and to help identify areas of high-quality global learning in out-of-school time. More established programs can use the tool to measure progress to date and plot growth over time.

We welcome your feedback on the Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool and would be happy to discuss with you further ideas about how we might work together to advance high-quality afterschool programs that help youth become globally competent for the 21st century.

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Discovery Tour: Be a 4-H Camper for a Day

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Discovery Tour: Be a 4-H Camper for a Day

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

Join us at the Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp in Branchville for a fun-filled day of outdoor activities for the entire family (children 8 years and older) including boating, archery, GPS treasure hunting, and hiking.  Lunch will be provided, and the daytime activities will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
But, if you are having too much fun and don’t want it to end, you can elect to stay for the BBQ dinner and campfire.
The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children, which includes all activities and lunch.
The optional evening cookout and campfire experience is an additional $6.50 per person.
Attendance is limited to 30 adults and children, so register early to confirm your space.

For more information and to register by August 28, visit our website at discovery.rutgers. du/4hcamper2010.html



Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

NJPC is offering one day training for professionals and providers in the child-serving arena on family engagement.  The workshop will explore engagement strategies and barriers, history and principles of family involvement, and specific strategies for high-risk and urban families. The curriculum includes Building Consensus & Collaboration with Parents and Family Members, Critical Elements of Family Engagement, The Impact of Community on Family Engagement, Family-Specific Strategies, and Recruitment & Retention.  Professionals attending the training are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of family engagement and will receive practical tools and strategies which they can implement in their local organizations, resulting in improved outcomes for children and families.   Lunch will be served.   Each class is five hours in length.  Early registration is recommended as class size will be limited.

Hear what others have said about the workshop:

“Very comfortable atmosphere and the educational content was excellent.”

“The instructor had a lot of knowledge and provided a lot of resources to the group.

The style of training makes professionals feel comfortable.”

Location Atlantic County Library –

Ventnor Branch Meeting Room

6500 Atlantic Ave,
Ventnor, NJ 08406

Date August 31st , 2010
Time 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fee $99.00

To register, or for additional information, call Shweta Shinde at 973-989-8866, fax the registration form to 973-989-8867, or email Please mail payment to NJPC, 275 Rt. 10 East, Ste.220-414, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010

It’s Never too Early to Plan for Summer! Attend the National Summer Learning Association’s Summer Changes EverythingTM Conference!

Summer Changes EverythingTM, the only national conference focused entirely on summer, will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, November 9-10. If you work with children, operate or make decisions about summer programs, or are involved in youth education, you can’t afford to miss this conference. With 60 workshops on topics from STEM learning to social media outreach, we’re presenting the latest information regarding youth and summer learning.

This year, we are thrilled to welcome an exciting lineup of guest speakers, exhibitors, and panelists, including neurologist, author, researcher, and middle-school teacher  Dr. Judy Willis. Tarik Glenn, retired Indianapolis Colt and co-founder of D.R.E.A.M Alive, Inc., will share how his experiences both on and off the field have helped him to build and maintain a successful youth program. Other presenters include social media guru Beth Kanter, policy experts, and NSLA staffers. Don’t miss out on what promises to be the best summer learning conference yet!

Learn how to build, strengthen, and expand summer programs at the Summer Changes EverythingTM conference:

  • Connect and network with colleagues, including summer program providers, educators, school administrators, researchers and policymakers.
  • Choose the option of participating in one of two relevant, in-depth pre-conference institutes on November 8, on program planning or summer learning advocacy.
  • Choose from 60 workshops in three exciting areas: Knowledge and Strategies for Summer Program Managers; Policy and Funding for Systems Building; and Innovative Instructional Approaches.

Learn more and register now at our conference homepage.  Or, contact our Conference Manager, Ryan Rebarchick, via e-mail or phone: 410 856 1370 ext 203.