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Wednesday Update – July 11, 2018

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FREE GRE Workshop 
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, July 23-26, from 5-7 p.m. each day.   The Verbal sessions are Monday  & Wednesday, and the Math sessions are Tuesday and Thursday.  You can register for just the math sessions, just the verbal sessions, or all four.  Go, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location

Employment & Internship Opportunities

FLMNH School Programs Education Assistant Fall 2018  – Deadline to apply Friday, July 20, 2018
The Florida Museum of Natural History is hiring part time Education Assistants to assist with program development, implementation, and evaluation of a fourth grade science program focusing on the featured exhibit, Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs.

Summary of Duties

  • Develop activities related to the Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs exhibit
  • Implement pre-visit lesson plans to fourth grade students in selected low performing Alachua County public elementary schools
  • Assist with teacher training at the Museum for fourth grade teachers
  • Guide fourth grade students on a Florida Museum field trip
  • Administer an evaluation of the program
  • Serve as a role model for the elementary school students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching or other work experience with children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Supervision and Evaluation: School Programs Education Assistants work under the supervision and guidance of the Florida Museum of Natural History School Program staff. The School Programs Coordinator will oversee timesheets, task assignments, and scheduling of interns and will evaluate materials and performance. Evaluation will be ongoing, consisting of one on one mentoring sessions with feedback on assignments from School Programs staff.

Work Schedule: $14/hour x 10 hours/week x 16 weeks

The position will run Aug 20, 2018 – Dec 7, 2018. Education Assistants will work 10 hours per week at the Museum except when delivering programs at the schools.

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and availability to Dianne Behringer, by July 20, 2018.

Hiring for Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Aftercare Program
Seeking individuals who have the below credentials and are willing to comply with the following:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have experience working with children and/or working towards the completion of a degree in Education or Early Childhood
  • Maintain a professional image and uphold the values and principles of the Academy at all times
  • Effectively manage a group of students ranging from grades PK – 8th Grade
  • Have a strong work ethic, be punctual and have minimal absences
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Maintain a safe environment for students at all times
  • Implement all behavior management plans in place by the Program
  • Engage with children in activities and play
  • Be willing to complete a background check through the Diocese of St. Augustine and the Department of Children and Families
  • Have availability from 2:00pm – 6:00pm as well as availability to work Early Release Days with advance notice

If you are interested in the above position, please email the Aftercare Director, Jessica Wilburn, with a copy of your resume and availability at

Part-time GRRATE Project Specialist
Santa Fe College is seeking to hire a part-time Specialist to manage the recently funded NSF ATE Project “Guitars, Rocketry, Robotics Advanced Technical Education”.  This position will be located at the Blount Center (on 6th Street) and will work with three rural educational centers located in Archer, Starke and Keystone Heights.  It is a great opportunity for a graduate student looking to get experience in managing NSF grants.  The hours are flexible and will require occasional travel to our rural educational centers. Additional details here.

St. Joseph Academy – St. Augustine, FL
We are seeking a talented educator capable of teaching AP Calculus and/or Physics at our Catholic high school in St. Augustine, Florida. If interested, please contact Principal Todd M. DeClemente at or 904-824-0431.

Social Studies Teacher opening
Viera High School in Brevard County is seeking a motivated Social Studies Teacher to teach US History and Psychology.  Please visit our district website to create an application and apply for this position  Candidates can also email their resume to

Middle School Math Teacher needed
Our supportive team of professional educators is seeking a teacher for middle grades Math for the 2018/19 school year at Micanopy Academy. We believe in empowering our teachers to use their professional judgment to guide curriculum and instruction in their classrooms. In addition to teaching high-quality lessons, typical duties include taking roll, posting brief weekly lesson plans to our website, managing an orderly classroom, participating in faculty meetings and being a team player. Applicants MUST be certified to teach Math for grades 6 – 9 or in the process of obtaining their certification. If interested please contact Principal Tara R. Lowe-Phillips at or 352-466-1090.

Hiring Two Student Assistants
The College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning is seeking two undergraduate student assistants to provide clerical and administrative support fall 2018 & spring 2019 semesters. Duties will include but not be limited to: document sorting and distribution, data entry, document imaging, filing and making copies, and providing excellent customer service. Interested applicants must have unmet financial aid need, availability to work 10-15 hours per week Mon.-Fri., and be enrolled at least 1/2 time for the fall and spring semester. Hourly rate of pay is $10.00. To apply please email a resume and copy of your current course schedule to

Peaceful Paths — Internship Opportunities 
Peaceful Paths is the only certified domestic violence center responsible for serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties. Our agency is committed to providing services to survivors of domestic violence. Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Child and Youth Department which provides services to our Outreach Office and Emergency Shelter, as well as to the community through our Violence Prevention program. Interns will have the opportunity to work first-hand with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them emotionally and physically safe. Violence Prevention interns will gain first-hand experience in building prevention strategies by planning and facilitating elementary to high school curriculum focused on healthy friendships, relationships, and intimate partner violence prevention. Please see attachments for additional details: Child & Youth Program and Violence Prevention ProgramApply by 11:59 pm, Wednesday July 25, 2018

Sun ‘n Lake Elementary in Highlands County
Currently Sun ‘n Lake Elementary has four teaching positions open, and Highlands County has close to 27 open teaching positions posted. If  you are open to an exciting opportunity to serve students, please apply here.

Palatka High School in Putnam County
Teachers needed for the upcoming school year. We have openings in Math, English, and Science. We are also able to offer a one-time signing bonus of $5,000 for any brand new teacher that comes to work for us. Applications and specific details can be found at

Evergreen Elementary School in Marion County
We currently have 4th, 5th grade and K-5 EBD positions available. If interested, please visit the Evergreen Elementary website and click Career Opportunities.

Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
Position available for an advanced undergraduate or graduate student to assist with activities for a project providing professional development for early intervention providers serving infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities. The professional development is focused on providers coaching families to implement practices to support the social-emotional development of their infants and toddlers.  This student would assist the Project Coordinator with preparing materials for professional development workshops and meetings, data entry, and data processing. The position is an hourly position that is available immediately with the opportunity to continue the work through next year. Availability for 20 hours per week is preferred. Students will be paid $12-$15/hour, depending on experience. The position includes a brief orientation and training and ongoing supervision by a project coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in professional development, coaching, or instructional approaches in early childhood and would like to gain experience in funded projects. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest and a resume to Dr. Cinda Clark, Postdoctoral Associate, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

Palm Grove Academy – Ocala
Palm Grove Academy is actively seeking dedicated and forward-thinking teachers who support the vision and mission of our school. Positions available are 9th and 10th grade Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.  Minimum requirements: Degree in field with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Fluency in English. If you meet qualification and are interested, please e-mail a cover letter and up-to-date resume to

Teaching Opportunity for Students & Teachers — Teach English to Children in China
The job is working online in the mornings or early evenings to teach English to Children in China. The pay is $16-$20 an hour and there are travel opportunities too! The company offers employees to go to China for summer camps along with other opportunities to meet the students that we teach.

This job has given me, as an education major, many opportunities to work with diverse populations, teach children, and make money. Hopefully it can do the same for others who have an interest in international studies, teaching, or the Chinese culture.

Attached you will find instructions on how to apply for the job along with some more in depth information. Feel free to email me with any questions and if/when someone applies so that I can follow up with the company as well at

Volunteer Opportunities

Alachua County School District 21st Century After School Programs
The Alachua County School District 21st Century After School Programs is looking for volunteers for this upcoming school year.  Volunteers are needed for academic assistance and mentoring support during after school hours, Mondays-Thursdays for grades Kindergarten – 8th grades.  Volunteer schedules can be flexible.  The schools are Duval Early Learning Academy, Foster Elementary, Lincoln Middle, Rawlings Elementary, Shell Elementary, Terwilliger Elementary, and Westwood Middle.  We are an academic based program, but also work on STEAM projects.  Our current project is Architecture/Environmental Architecture (Critter Cottages with Hands On Gainesville).  Volunteers can assist with student check in (directly after school students report to our program), homework help, recreation and youth sports, supper-time, technology time, and with academic classes in particular hands-on STEM architecture.

If you are interested in the opportunity, please contact Melissa Montgomery, 21st CCLC District Project Manager at  Also, if you would like more information about the program, please visit the 21st Century Community Learning Centers page.

Childcare – Tutoring Opportunities

Babysitter Needed
Our one and a half year-old son is the light of our life. He is a wonderful person to be around and we need a little assistance with him due to our active lifestyles. Both parents are business owners and have demanding schedules. We want to spend as much QUALITY TIME with our baby and need some help. We are looking for 1-2 people who are experienced to aid in continuing his positive growth and development and would also like to share the working schedule (because we know how busy your academic schedules can be). We need help during both early mornings and weekday afternoons. The schedules and pay rate/hour will be discussed in person. If you are interested please email us at

Assistance Needed
I am looking for a student, or students, who are interested in making some extra money by helping watch a 16 year old autistic son of mine. The work does involve some nights and weekends. Please contact Jonathan Culver at

Interlachen High School – Tutors Needed
Interlachen High School is in need of tutors! Our district will be implementing the amazing AVID curriculum and a large piece of this is that students are able to meet in small groups on Tuesdays and Thursday to get that extra help with difficult material. Tutors will go through a background check, training process, and must be able to commit to 2 days every week for 2-3 hours each day. Compensation is available at a rate of 15.00/hour. The school year begins August 14 and tutors will be needed the following week. If interested, please contact Ms. Brittani Phillips at

Call to Action: America Reads Tutors Needed!
America Reads is one of the preeminent federal community service programs in the country. Its mission? To mobilize an army of trained reading tutors to help children become successful, independent readers. Our tutors play a critical role in elementary schools and community centers throughout Gainesville. They partner with teachers to support reading instruction. They work one-on-one with children who are struggling to learn. They run small-group tutoring sessions. They inspire a love of books and reading in their students.

 Micanopy Tutoring – with Friends of the Library
Tutors needed for 1-on-1 tutoring with at-risk elementary through high school students one to four afternoons per week. Micanopy Library is located 15 to 20 minutes south of campus. Volunteers are also welcome. This is an Alachua County/United Way funded program.

Hours (one or more of the following days): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  Thursday, anytime between 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – These are summer hours. To apply, interested applicants should email

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