For the last year we have quietly been experimenting with what it would take to bring the core of Acumen’s leadership programs to the world. We think we’ve hit on something exciting, and we want to share it with you.
Acumen launched our first formal leadership program, the Acumen Global Fellows Program, in 2006, and since then we have been honing our curriculum and scaling our programs. Today, we have more than 120 Acumen Fellows, and are expanding our offerings through our East Africa Fellows Program, Pakistan Fellows Program, and, in 2013, our soon-to-be-launched India Fellows Program.
We think this is just the beginning.
The +Acumen online leadership academy will bring this curriculum to anyone with access to the internet. The courses are free, they offer world-class content, and through our pilots we have already had ~5,000 people register for these courses from more than 100 countries. We hope that through these courses even more emerging leaders can gain the skills, perspective and insights to better help them improve lives of people around the world.
Today we are proud to announce that, building on our longstanding partnership with IDEO, we are offering a new course titled Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation. Developed together with IDEO.org, Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation is a five-week course beginning on July 10 that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and help you use the process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change.
Register by July 3.
And thanks to the generous support of the Knight Foundation and the American Express Foundation, the +Acumen online leadership academy will offer a full suite of courses throughout 2013 at www.plusacumen.org/courses/. All courses are free and open to everyone.
The world needs you to lead. This is your invitation.
There are currently some wonderful opportunities for HCDE students interested in web design. These positions are open to work-study eligible students only. For more information, visit:
A sample of the current job listings:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review the OUR’s various printed academic records and become familiar with their content
- Research available hardware/software packages to digitize and index the information
- Recommend a solution based on that research
- Develop an organizational structure for the records’ metadata (such as document date, category, author, department, etc.)
- Collaborate with the OUR’s Web Computing Specialist and Director of Academic Data Management to integrate the data into existing (or new) web repositories
- Advise the OUR on opportunities and challenges in this area
- The OUR envisions this internship as a mutually‐beneficial partnership. At its conclusion, the OUR will be closer to reaching its goal of having all the University’s history available online.
To be considered for this internship, the applicant must:
- 1. Preferably be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Washington in one of the following disciplines (or similar):
- a. Library science
- b. Computer science
- c. Information management
- 2. Have received a financial award and therefore be eligible for a work study program;
- 3. Read, understand, and agree to be bound by FERPA regulations governing access to student records;
- 4. Be physically able to retrieve bound materials on shelves, operate digitization equipment and software, etc.; and
- Gain real‐world experience identifying, planning, and implementing a process to digitize a substantial set of records;
- Collaborate with professionals who can provide letters of recommendation about his or her work;
- Be welcome to write a paper or otherwise create a record of his or her work for class credit, portfolio, or publication; Share in the knowledge he or she played an instrumental part in furthering this important goal ;
- and earn money for school .
Temporary Hourly Student Assistant – fiscal and front desk support
Department: Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Provide a variety of general administrative support in fiscally-related duties and provide back-up front desk coverage as needed.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
• Maintain records, perform electronic mail tasks
• Create budget and grant file folders
• Copy, fax and sort various documents
• File reports, receipts, and other documents
• Enter data and maintain various accounting of grant/budget logs or databases including verify and process fiscal/accounting data, perform basic computing, calculating and manual or automated posting of data; make corrections as required
• Deliver or pick up grant proposal/award documents between the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences department and the Office of Sponsored Programs or the Grant and Contract Accounting office
• Serve as back-up telephone and in-person contact, receive visitors, respond to inquiries regarding office/departmental policies and procedures
• Serve as back-up for responsibilities of photocopy and fax machines.
• Assist users with special functions, fix minor problems, call for repair service, monitor and reorder supplies.
• Responsible for timely completion of photocopy requests
• Occasionally sort and distribute office mail
• Perform other related duties as required/assigned
WORK-STUDY ASSISTANT POSITION
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
Must have work-study award from Student Financial Aid.
Time Period: Autumn 2009-Spring 2010. Possible continuation in Summer
2009 if student is awarded summer work-study and has performed well.
Hours negotiable between M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At least 3 days/week preferred. (Evening/weekend hours not available.)
Job Description: Assist Epidemiology Administrative and Program Offices with clerical and administrative tasks.
Responsibilities (May vary, but will include some of following):
o Assist with a few department social events.
o Distribute mail in Administrative Coordinator’s absence.
o Create and check applicant & student files.
o Scan applications correctly and clearly.
o Prepare and collate Admissions Committee materials accurately.
o Scan applicant files into pdfs with training o Copy applicant pdf files in specified order to 8 memory sticks for each of 3 admission meetings.
o Track, submit and pickup jobs at copy centers; run other errands.
o Sort and distribute class lists and budget reports to faculty/staff.
o Prepare mailing labels and a variety of on-campus and off-campus mailings.
o File documents accurately using complex filing system.
o Update email lists.
o Other duties as assigned: Responsibilities may change and/or increase over time.
Start at $12/hour.
Distance Learning Design at UWEO has an immediate opening. Provide technical assistance in Webinars using Adobe Connect Meeting; also conduct orientations for students using Moodle (training provided). Excellent English (written and oral) is a requirement. Must be comfortable with web conferencing and other online learning tools (discussion forums, etc.). Flexible hours required. Send resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Webmaster – Office of Admissions
The Office of Admissions (Undergraduate) is seeking one or two webmasters to join the webteam. The position entails working closely with the Communications Manager and other student webmasters in creating and maintaining an exciting and user-friendly website for prospective undergraduates. This is a great opportunity for students to gain “real-world” experience working with the Web and firsthand knowledge of what it takes to maintain a large and busy website ( ~400 pages; ~500,000-1M page views per month). Continue reading
Position Type: Job
Employer: UW ORIS
Title: Student Web Producer
The Office of Research Information Services seeks a highly motivated, well-organized student for a newly available Web Producer position. Located in the UW Tower, the Office of Research Information Services develops online systems and information for the UW research community.
The Web Producer will be responsible for weekly web maintenance tasks including checking and researching broken links, testing web projects, and posting announcements and events. Additionally, the Web Producer will create and edit web content, requiring attention to detail and excellent HTML hand-coding skills. The Web Producer will play a key role in reviewing, updating, and converting the Human Subjects Division Website and the Researcher’s Guide to a database-driven framework. The ideal candidate will have prior experience creating database-driven PHP web applications, though this is not required. In order to be considered, applicants MUST include, with the resume, a link to a personal web page he/she created. Additional samples of prior work are also appreciated.
Ability to code and validate strict HTML (outside of WYSIWYG editors)
Internet research skills (research broken links)
Basic knowledge of Apache Web Server .htaccess files
Ability to review, revise, and reorganize complex content
Strong interest in learning more about web development
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated professionalism – punctual, organized, proactive, motivated
PHP scripting ability – query a database and return a list of results
Amazing technical writer
Experience with Drupal or WordPress
Computer science coursework
Experience working with MySQL or other SQL databases
Level of Experience:
Related college coursework requested, 1-2 years related work experience
Part-Time, On-Campus Hourly
Employer Type: UW Campus Department
APPLY VIA HUSKYJOBS
Summer Digital Media work-study position available, extending into fall and beyond. $14/hour. Training provided. Email CV including computer/software experience to email@example.com.
All applicants please be UW work-study qualified.