Job Opportunity – Breakthrough Collaborative

From Lorena Martinez, director at Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano:

“In October, I transitioned from Program Director to Director and in January we hired a new Assistant Director, Bryan Boyce.  Although the program has experienced many changes recently, we very proud of our accomplishments. Within the past couple of months we have written a new strategic plan for the program, we are in the process of establishing a Board of Directors and we made partnerships with local high schools so we can better track and support our College Bound students. In addition, Bryan and I applied and received an AmeriCorps grant that will allow us to hire two VISTA members each year for the next three years at no cost to the program.

Currently we are in the process of recruiting and filling these two VISTA positions. I was wondering if you all could help us with this process. If you know of any recent college grads who are passionate about education and would be interested in working for Breakthrough SJC please send us their information and let them know about these two positions.

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position so you must apply through the AmeriCorps website. You may use the two links below: [more info: Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Community Partnerships Coordinator_job description] [more info: Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Volunteer Coordinator_job description]

I am also attaching a job description of the two positions [above].


Thank you so much,

Lorena Martinez”

Job Opportunity – Big Picture Learning

From Andrew Frishman ’97:

“I work with Big Picture Learning ( and am excited
to talk with Wesleyan alums (and others) who are interested in
learning more about our work across the US and internationally to
transform, re-imagine and fundamentally redesign education in the
United States, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze
vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining
innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem
with the real world of their greater community.

If you want to learn more about Big Picture Learning’s unique approach
to education, check out

Various positions available. See their website for information about available positions and how to apply.

Start date: 09/01/2013
Location: Various in the United States and abroad

Contact Andrew at or (401) 743-8136

Job Opportunity- Part Time Teacher

From Bobbi Teva:
About the actual teaching position I will need to be somewhat vague, as we do not yet have a sense of the class for next year.  Ideally we would want someone 2-3 mornings/week on days that we meet (Tu/Th/Fri).  The focus would be math/science, and the student would be absolutely free to develop his or her own curriculum, teaching these subjects in creative, fun ways to our 5-7 yr. old kids.  As an educator, I’d also be happy to offer guidance, and would serve in a supervisory role.
If you know any students who are interested in this possibility, it would be wonderful for them to stop down some time in the next few weeks (before they leave campus for the summer) to see our program in action, and for us to meet them.  We are located just a few blocks from campus, on Pearl Street, and meet Tu, Th, Fri 9-2.  That way we would at least start the connection, and then could be in touch over the summer as we get a clearer picture of what our class will look like in the fall.  Just for perspective, our current group is 6 children ages 5-8.
I am not certain what kind of pay we could offer, as that again is linked to the number of kids we end up with in the fall.  We would certainly offer some kind of stipend to a committed student, at the very least, and deep gratitude for sharing her/his knowledge and passion, as well as a wonderful opportunity to experiment with teaching in a warm, creative environment.
For more information contact:
Bobbi Teva
or visit this website:

Job Opportunity- Continuing Studies Project Assistant

From Sarah-Jane Ripa in the GLSP Office:

Graduate Liberal Studies is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented student to gather information about our exceptional community. The project assistant will be primarily responsible for the data collection for our database, as well as for our archiving project. The position is open to freshman, sophomores and juniors only. Work-study highly preferred. Candidate must be available to begin between June 3 and June 10, and must be able to work at least through August 12th.Project Assistant must have a confident mastery of Excel, Google forms, and customer service. Ideal candidate will have experience making cold calls, and be extremely pleasant, even-tempered and eager to learn more about people.  Job Responsibilities: Call and email members of the Graduate Liberal Studies community; Enter data using google forms; Data-mining and research; Daily reports to supervisor for problem-solving, strategizing and trouble-shooting; Weekly meetings with supervisor; Occasional attendance at meetings with representatives from other departments.

Sarah-Jane Ripa, Student Services and Outreach Coordinator
Wesleyan University Continuing Studies
74 Wyllys Avenue / Middletown, CT   06459 / (860) 685-3345

Job Opportunity- Assistant Dean of Admission

From Kathleen Norris, Assistant to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

A Job!

Type of opportunity: Full-time employment

Start date of position: July 1st, 2013

Location: Wesleyan University

Organization description: Wesleyan University Office of Admission

Position description: Assistant Dean of Admissions

The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean of Admission and
participates in Wesleyan undergraduate recruitment and selection
programs by working closely with staff, current students and alumni.

A range of responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment travel, organizing and hosting events, interviewing candidates, and review applications;
  • Participate as full voting member of the Wesleyan admission committee;
  • Represent the university to students, parents, high school guidance counselors, and alumni.  Considerable work with current students and faculty
  • Assist in management of admissions programs to include but not limited to admission volunteers, tour guides, and yield activities

Application review process will begin in May and continue until the position is filled.

Application requirements/instructions:
Please view requirements and apply through CAREERS on the Wesleyan Web Site

Contact information: