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Part-Time Job Opening for the Fall 2014: Afterschool Enrichment Instructor (Elementary and Middle School)

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Part-Time Job Opening
Afterschool Enrichment Instructor (Elementary and Middle School)
Hours: Varied, two-hour periods; must be available weekday afternoons
Pay: $25 per hour
Dates: Fall 2014 to Summer 2015
Deadline: Open until filled


Highly successful afterschool program seeks dedicated and inspired instructors to lead enrichment activities in the All Stars Program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Asbury Park. Our program is funded in part by a 21st enrichment activities focused around a STEAM theme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with additional programming in the areas of literacy, physical education, and character development.

The ideal candidate has experience teaching elementary and middle school youth or has professional experience combined with a passion for working with children. Content areas include hands-on science, gardening, fitness, kitchen chemistry, culinary arts, journalism, music, architecture, photography, robotics, martial arts, rocketry, Zumba, chess, recycled art, video game design, fashion design, theater, salsa dancing, community service, career exploration, and video arts. Creative class ideas are welcome, particularly those that fall within the STEAM theme.


  • Create lesson plans and lead weekly enrichment activities.
  • Lead hands-on group activities that are engaging and age appropriate.
  • Prepare materials and equipment for afterschool activities.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development throughout the year.


  • A passion and commitment to providing youth with high quality learning experiences.
  • Energetic, with the ability to build meaningful relationships and engage with youth in a professional manner.
  • Experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Must meet background clearance requirements.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to:

Job Posting: Plainfield Community Outreach Seeks Project Director (part-time)

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Part-time Project Director (20 hours/week) needed for a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on Afterschool programs and Student Development. Primary duties include: Overall program oversight, grant writing and implementation, support of site program instructors and administrators, and some supervision of staff.

Candidate must have experience writing successful grant applications for State of New Jersey programs.

Minimum education required: BA or BS in an Education related field; also will consider fields relating to Organizational Management, Business Administration, or Social Work.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The following New York Times article was written by Eileen Pollack about the lack of women in the science fields. Below is an excerpt of this informative article:

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. Presented with identical summaries of the accomplishments of two imaginary applicants, professors at six major research institutions were significantly more willing to offer the man a job. If they did hire the woman, they set her salary, on average, nearly $4,000 lower than the man’s. Surprisingly, female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts.

The new study goes a long way toward providing hard evidence of a continuing bias against women in the sciences. Only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s in this country are awarded to women, and only about half of those women are American; of all the physics professors in the United States, only 14 percent are women. The numbers of black and Hispanic scientists are even lower; in a typical year, 13 African-Americans and 20 Latinos of either sex receive Ph.D.’s in physics. The reasons for those shortages are hardly mysterious — many minority students attend secondary schools that leave them too far behind to catch up in science, and the effects of prejudice at every stage of their education are well documented. But what could still be keeping women out of the STEM fields (“STEM” being the current shorthand for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics”), which offer so much in the way of job prospects, prestige, intellectual stimulation and income?

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Job Posting: Creative New Jersey Seeks Communications Coordinator

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Communications Coordinator Job Description

Part-time, independent contractor position


Creative New Jersey (CNJ) is a statewide initiative dedicated to fostering creativity, innovation, and sustainability by empowering cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government, and culture, in order to ensure dynamic communities and a thriving economy.

Creative New Jersey’s vision is:

  • For all New Jerseyans to develop their capacities for imagination, creativity and innovation;
  • For cross-sector partnerships to flourish and enhance creative problem-solving, and for New Jersey to establish more creative work places, schools, and communities; and
  • For New Jersey to continue to attract the best creative minds and leaders who recognize and champion the value of creativity, innovation and sustainability.

CNJ’s core programming consists of a statewide series of Calls to Collaboration which focus on championing creativity as the vehicle for developing innovative solutions to support sustainable, thriving communities. The convenings utilize Open Space Technology, a highly-scalable and adaptable meeting format which creates unique opportunities for intentional, action-oriented discussions among diverse groups of people to explore areas of collaboration, and to share resources and information. The community-building power of this process comes from participants creating the agenda together, and subsequently self-organizing to lead group discussions about creative solutions to a central community question. It unleashes the leadership of every participant who is passionate about the issue at hand and wants to take action.

Launched by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, CNJ has produced one statewide and five community based Calls to Collaboration as well as one statewide World Café since 2011. CNJ has launched Creative Monmouth, Creative Morristown, Creative Rahway and Creative Orange. Creative Trenton is currently underway with the Call to Collaboration expected to be held in November 2013. Creative NJ will be of service to six Hurricane Sandy disaster-affected communities by developing and producing community engagement opportunities to assist residents, municipal leaders, state/local planners, business owners, local nonprofits, mental health professionals, and others in coming together to engage in critical dialogue around the issues of recovery and rebuilding.

Even though the specific agenda is not known until the participants create it during the convening’s first hour, there is a prescribed structure from which we operate which ensures a successful convening. Our programming empowers citizens, and gives them a framework for receiving information, building consensus, and taking action towards a more creative and sustainable community.

Communications Coordinator Position

Creative New Jersey is looking to hire a part-time Communications Coordinator to assist CNJ’s Director and Program Manager in implementing the mission of CNJ and to carry out the specific duties involved with launching our creative communities and the Calls to Collaboration, including our engagement work in Hurricane Sandy impacted communities.

Specific Duties include:

  1. Plan, organize and implement overall communication strategies; create and distribute on-going communication, feedback, and information from CNJ to the field via: email updates; postings on the website, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets; participation in a variety of committee meetings and statewide events.
  2. Manage and create new content for CNJ’s website, Facebook and twitter accounts.
  3. Solicit and manage information from our creative communities before and after the Call to Collaboration; includes collecting updates and anecdotal stories for publishing on the website, FB, Twitter, and in newsletters.
  4. Create, write, and distribute CNJ News (an online newsletter) every 6 to 8 weeks.
  5. Serve as the media contact; write and distribute press releases for CNJ announcements (as needed) and work with the local Host Team members to assist them in writing and distributing their local releases.
  6. Participate in meetings and statewide events/activities as a representative of CNJ when appropriate.
  7. Work to ensure the mission of Creative New Jersey is being fulfilled.

Additional responsibilities and duties may be assigned as Creative NJ’s work expands and grows throughout the state.

General Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • possesses strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • has in-depth knowledge about New Jersey’s nonprofit sector; strong relationships with the arts, education and sustainability sectors are a plus;
  • has 2+ years of marketing, communications, media or public relations experience;
  • has the ability to work independently and as a member of a team; able to balance competing priorities;
  • is comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups;
  • is flexible and able to navigate issues/changes as they arise with clear and level-headed thinking.

Specific Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in marketing, English/journalism or a related communications field a plus;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector, preferably in NJ;
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, web-based platforms and communication software (such as WordPress and Mailchimp), and social media;
  • Proven competency in creative writing.

Compensation: this job is a part-time, independent contractor (fee-based) position, and is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Recovery Fund. The contract is for 12 months, at approximately 30 to 35 hours per month, for a total flat annual fee of $7,500. Creative NJ does not have a central office and therefore, the Communications Coordinator must be able to work from her/his home office and work hours are flexible. The Communications Coordinator reports to Creative NJ’s Director.

Start Date: as soon as possible – contract will be for 12 months from the start date. Resumes are accepted until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to: CNJ Communications Coordinator Search at:

NOTE: Creative New Jersey does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. CNJ is an equal opportunity and equal access employer. 

Job Posting: South Brunswick Community Education Site Coordinator

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

South Brunswick Community Education is looking for a Site Coordinator to run an elementary after school program serving students in grades K-5. The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS in education or a related field, and at least two years experience working with school-age groups, preferably in a leadership role. Candidates with an Associate’s degree and 8+ years of experience in school age care will be considered as well.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills who can run a quality afterschool program serving a diverse population of students and families.

This position offers paid holidays, personal days, and the school district’s benefits package.


  1. Oversee program activities and staff, including meeting regularly with staff individually and in teams to develop quality programming meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  2. Work with all children in various settings – set up positive behavior expectations, use appropriate strategies to handle student concerns, collaborate with School Age Care Manager and building staff/administration to meet all students’ needs
  3. Build positive relationships with parents/guardians by communicating with families on a regular basis and creating family events
  4. Follow Community Education policies and procedures; assure staff does likewise
  5. Meet regularly with School Age Care Manager
  6. Attend in-service and orientations
  7. Other duties as assigned

Reports to: School Age Care Manager

Hours: 2:15- 6:15 PM Monday through Friday, plus meetings and staff development (10 month position)

Salary: $15,995 stipend

Interested applicants should apply online through the South Brunswick School District Human Resources Department at: or e-mail Sheila Barry, School Age Care Manager, at: