Archive for June, 2011

Job Posting in DC or NYC

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Afterschool Alliance is hiring an Associate and Development Associate

The Afterschool Alliance is a non-profit advocacy and public awareness organization based in Washington, D.C. working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality afterschool programs.  The Afterschool Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

Positions currently open to fill:

AssociateThis position will be based either in the New York City or Washington, DC office, depending on the location of the final candidate for the position.

Development Associate and Grant Writer


The Afterschool Alliance often has openings for self-motivated, team players, committed to community service in the area of afterschool initiatives.

The general tasks and activities that will be performed include but are not limited to:

  • Performing research about issues in the afterschool field;
  • Assisting with communicating changes in federal policy to afterschool providers and advocates;
  • Assisting with the collection and analysis of data and information regarding local, state and federal policies affecting afterschool programs;
  • Supporting in the management and coordination of all of fundraising efforts;
  • Supporting events and meetings as needed;
  • Helping to maintain the organization’s database;
  • Helping with administrative functions, and opportunities to attend events and briefings.

Requirements: Background in child development, education, communications, policy, or community development preferred.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.
Stipend and benefits not included.
To Apply: Email resumes and cover letters to:


US Dept of Education

OVAE is hiring a Supervisory Education Program Specialist(GS-1720-14) to serve as the supervisor of the Division of Adult Education and Literacy’s Accountability Team. This position has been held by Mike Dean,who is retiring from the Department.
The vacancy announcements are currently posted on USAJOBs and are scheduled to close on July 1, 2011.
OVAE is recruiting from all sources for the position.
Prospective applicants are expected to possess: knowledge of performance management systems, knowledge of Management Information System (MIS) design and implementation, knowledge offiscal grant administration, and experience analyzing legislation and policydocuments. For complete information on the position as well as guidelines forthe application process, please access one of the following links:

Open to All RecruitingSources (non-status candidates)

Open to Federal Agencies(status candidates—current and former federal employees)


Free Field Trips Anyone?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A secret treasure in NJ for kids who like to invent!

Located@  :
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


Book a free field trip.
There are some openings left for summer , and plan ahead for those half days in the fall!

Why the Edison Site?

Imagine your day ending at sunset.
Life without music, motion pictures, radio.

Life without light itself.
Our modern lives began at the turn of the century in West Orange, New Jersey.
The Laboratory and home of Thomas Edison, stopped in time, continue to teach a new generation

Idea to Product- Edison’s Invention Process- Grades 3 -6

How did Thomas Edison transform so many of his good ideas into commercially successful products?  Try your hand at inventing the Edison way – with hands-on work and team-based problem solving.

Hollywood, New Jersey- Grades 6 -8

Explore the invention of motion pictures at Thomas Edison NHP.  Long before Hollywood and multi-million dollar blockbusters, a group of engineers in New Jersey laid the foundation for all the entertainment to come.  You’ll explore Edison’s laboratories and learn how he was able to make the first motion pictures reality, then put on a costume and star in your own short film.

Who’s the Victor?- Grades 9 -12
Why do companies design their products the way they do, and how do we choose what to buy?  Thomas Edison and his laboratory workers wanted to make the fastest-selling phonographs in America, and they made choices along the way that shaped the final product.  But did they achieve their goal?  Or were there other companies doing a better job of giving consumers what they wanted?

Ben Lee, Park Ranger
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052
973.736.0550 x29

Job Posting/ NJ Regional Coordinator

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Experienced Regional Coordinator needed to market, develop, implement and administer  after school Supplemental Education Services (SES) programs in New Jersey.  Learner First is expanding its 21st century tutoring programs and is seeking organized, detail oriented, student centered/customer service driven individuals to join our team.   Experience working with SES programs is required.

Regional Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing, training and monitoring  in school program staff and, with the assistance of a site coordinator at each location, manage daily program operations, instruction, and completion of mandated paperwork.  Must be proficient with computers and willing to help troubleshoot technical problems with computer lab.

This position involves handling student records and communicating with Principal and parents; candidates will need to maintain confidentiality of records and keep them organized, secure, and up to date.  Before work can begin, candidate will have to pass a fingerprint clearance and background check with the NJ Department of Education.   The hours of this job will be from approximately 10:30am to 6:30pm M-Th plus 9-5pm on Fridays for contacting parents and completing paperwork.

This position will start at the beginning of September and run through June.   Successful candidates will be courteous, neat, professional and able to supervise teachers and teaching assistants.  To apply,
Open application in Word (, fill in, save, and email application along with your current resume and cover letter

Great News for NJ !

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

NJSACC is proud to become a member of the National Girls Collaborative Project

NJSACC has been chosen to serve as the Convening Organization for the New Jersey affiliate of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP).
New Jersey is now one of 21 collaborative projects, serving 33 states that have been established as a part of the NGCP, facilitating collaboration between more than 8,800 organizations and indirectly serving more than 5 million girls.

The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise and equipment. In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources. The National Girls Collaborative Project provides the opportunity for programs to increase their organizational capacity to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM through collaboration. The project will also add knowledge to the out-of-school time field about effective engagement and outreach strategies for underrepresented girls in STEM.

NJSACC’s “The Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative Project“  will host a variety of free or low-cost professional development opportunities for girl-serving organizations, educators, and business professionals in the area. The NGCP model is structured to bring organizations together to compare needs and resources, share information, and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls. The NGCP’s collaborative model transforms the way practitioners and educators work to advance girls participation in STEM .

The Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative Project will host an information meeting on August 18th, following NJSACC’s Summer STEM Institute. The information session will be held from 3-5pm at the First Baptist Church in Westfield, NJ.  All program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, K-12 teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education are invited to join us to learn about the National Girls Collaborative Project and meet new colleagues to identify collaboration opportunities .

For more details please contact Mike MacEwan.

The NGCP is a perfect complement to NJSACC’s Full STEM Ahead Initiative,  (CLICK HERE TO LEARN) which strives to increase the number and quality of STEM opportunities that all out-of-school time students in New Jersey have access to.

For additional information contact:

Mike MacEwan

Director of 21st CCLC and STEM Initiatives
NJSACC: The Network for NJ’s Afterschool Communities


NJSACC is the only statewide afterschool network in New Jersey. We promote and support the development, continuity and expansion of quality programs for children and youth during out-of-school time.


Low Cost Grant Writing Workshop Sponsored By New Community

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

 Save the Date! First  25 folks to Register cost is $99 !

Join us on Oct 28th for Grant Seeking and Writing Tips and Skills for Community Projects with Dr Bev Browning author of Grant Writing for Dummies.

Be one of the first 25 people to register for only $99 thanks to Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA.
In addition receive FREE continental breakfast, Grant Writing for Dummies Audio CD and secure  parking

The seminar is designed to give all levels of nonprofit development staff and volunteers charged with the task of identifying grant funding opportunities and writing grant proposals a detailed overview of how to research and write success grant funding requests.
The tips and skills presented are applicable to federal, state, foundation, and corporate proposals and applications.

The agenda includes:

*Finding state and national grant makers

* matching funder priorities to your needs and to your long-range strategic planning goals

* writing award winning narrative sections for the New York/New Jersey Common Grant Application format

* understanding expectations of private and public sector grant makers. 

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand:

·         How to identify and quality potential grant funding opportunities.
·         How to approach potential funders initially to ascertain their level of interest in your organization, its needs, and receiving a follow-up funding request.
·         How to target your grant proposal to the funder’s current areas of interest.
·         How to incorporate needs and solutions research into a grant proposal.
·         How to avoid the fatal mistakes that results in a funding rejection notice.

Be one of the first 25 people to register for only $99 thanks to Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA. 
In addition receive FREE continental breakfast, Grant Writing for Dummies Audio CD and parking –