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Wednesday Update – May 15, 2019

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Gator Junior Golf Association Fundraiser Tournament – May 18 | Mark Bostick Golf Course
The Gator Junior Golf Association is hosting an exciting charity scramble golf tournament on Saturday, May 18th at Mark Bostick Golf Course to raise money for our scholarship program! We will be having a raffle and food, fun, and free prizes, including UF men’s golf team merchandise and apparel. The tournament is a fundraiser to help us continue building our program and impacting our community. We want to expand our scholarship program where we serve Reichert House and Girls Place programs for at-risk youth. These students come from difficult backgrounds and our program is a reward for them. The price is $100/individual, and $400 for four people, so invite your friends and family! Current parents of our program will receive a 10% discount using the code “GET10”. Sign up at:

Hernando County School District Teacher Job Fair – May 23 | HCSD Board Room, 919 N. Broad Street Brooksville, FL, 34601
Not a teacher yet? Do you hold a bachelor’s degree? We have a teaching job for you too! Come find out how at one of our hourly informational sessions. We have positions open in all subject areas. Complete an application here.

Introducing: The Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium – June 17-18, 2019
The University of Cambridge and University of Florida invite you to the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium. This symposium will convene a diverse group of educational leaders for a collaborative dialogue on the challenges facing the field.  Learn more at: .


Graduate Student Scholarships
The Board of the University Women’s Club has approved five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to be awarded to graduate students this year. The student must be completing the first year of UF graduate study, at least, and must be a U.S. citizen. The awards for men and women are based on scholastic excellence, character and financial need. Only one student may be nominated by a department or program.To complete the application process we ask that YOU, as professor and nominator, provide us with the name, email address, and mailing address of the candidate along with a recommendation on his or her behalf. The student’s curriculum vitae should accompany this recommendation. A brief statement from the candidate about why this award would be helpful is also appropriate. After a review of all candidates by the Scholarship Committee, five scholarship winners will be selected. The professor nominating the student will be notified of the award as will the winners. Scholarship checks will be mailed to the students directly. Please contact Susan Robell 352-256-5569 for any questions.

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Please submit to: or mail to Susan Robell, 2583 SW 50th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608

Free GRE Workshop
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, May 20-23, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. each day. The verbal sessions are Monday and 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 to, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location.

Certificate Announcement: The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Health
The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Health will introduce students from across disciplines to the exciting global field of applied theatre. Students who complete the coursework for the certificate will be introduced to history and practices in the field of applied theater and will explore utilizing and facilitating theatre in communities for education, social change, and health. This certificate can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options. *For more information and to enroll, please contact Professor Jeffrey Pufahl at

  • Applied Theater I: Theory & Practice (HUM 2930) will be the first course offered this fall for the program! T/TH periods 7-8 (1:55 PM – 3:50 PM), McGuire Pavilion Room G-12.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Easterseals Florida Camp Counselors
We are seeking energetic, creative, and compassionate indidivudals to fill our overnight summer camp positions! If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what what we are looking for! Easterseals’ Camp Challenge located in Sorrento, FL. We have 12 camp counselor positions open (paid plus room and board) as well as lifeguard and camp nurse positions. Apply for all open positions here

Embedded Instruction California Student Position
Embedded Instruction California is looking for undergraduate or graduate students to assist them in project activities, such as: a project to adapt, pilot, and evaluate professional development on strategies for supporting preschool teachers to embed instruction for young children with disabilities in ongoing activities and routines in early childhood classrooms. Knowledge of Excel, attention to detail, reliability, and maintaining confidentiality are important qualifications. Experience with preschool curricula and children ages 3-5 in classroom settings and bilingual in Spanish is preferred. The position is an hourly position that is available immediately through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and may include additional semesters pending performance. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Students will be paid $10-$15/hour, depending on experience. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest, the number of hours you are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 and 5 for the Summer semester, and a resume to Dr. Darbianne Shannon, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

Summer Camp Coordinator
The SWAG Family Resource Center is looking for a Summer Camp Coordinator!  The Summer Camp Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality elementary summer camp.  This position requires a high-level of independence, productivity, and attention to detail.  The Summer Camp Coordinator may support and/or collaborate with other resource center staff, volunteers, and interns.  The Summer Camp Coordinator will report to the SWAG Family Resource Center Manager. Must have completed high school and be 18 or older. Experience working with at-risk children in a school, camp, or community setting (may include volunteer experience). Must successfully complete a Level II background screen (including fingerprints and a drug screen). Position Type and Expected Hours: This is a temporary contract position, for a period of 6 weeks between June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26, 2019, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm and two Fridays (Field trips on June 28th and July 26th).  Compensation is $11.60 an hour. Interested individuals should contact, SWAG Family Resource Center Manager, for full description or to submit a cover letter and resume.

Reading/Math Teacher
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a reading/math teacher. Teacher needed to be the reading/math teacher of record for small pullout groups of struggling Kindergarten – 5th grade students. Teacher would be required to submit weekly lesson plans based on school curriculum, be able to implement plans with fidelity, be responsible for grading, and communicating with parents regarding grades and academics. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 4:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. Job Type: Full-time. Salary: $42,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year. For more information, please visit:

Art Teacher
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring an art teacher. Part time art teacher needed at small charter school to work 20 hours weekly. There is some flexibility with the scheduling of the 20 hours. Responsibilities include: plan and prepare a program of study to meet the needs and interests of the students, plan and present art displays, demonstrate and assist students to use different techniques and media to develop art works aligned to their artistic abilities, and more.Job Type: Part-time. Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 4:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. For more information, please visit:

Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a long term sub needed for Kindergarten teacher on maternity leave. Job starts July 10, 2019 and ends September 20, 2019. There is a possibility that another part time long term position could be available starting October 7. Responsibilities include planning, preparing, teaching, and grading lessons using school curriculum. Teacher would also be expected to have contact with parents regarding academics and behavior. There would be support provided from the teacher on maternity leave. The long term sub would be provided with guidance on lesson planning and other classroom matters. Hours are 7:45 – 4:15 Monday through Friday. Awesome work environment with lots of support. Prefer applicant to have previous teaching experience. A sense of humor, classroom management, and a love of children are very important. Job Types: Full-time, Temporary. Salary: $150.00 to $170.00 /day. For more information, please visit:

Physical Education Instructor
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a physical education instructor is needed for small charter school. The Physical Education/Coach/ Health teacher is responsible for organizing innovative games and challenges that promote physical activity among all students in grades K-5. The goal is to develop motor skills, physical development, proper exercise, and eating habits among all students. The teacher must be knowledgeable about healthy life practices and use everyday relevant situations to teach these practices, must be creative and resourceful in using school space and limited resources to provide physical activities, and be flexible and engaging as an instructor for students from multiple grade levels. The PE instructor will also be responsible for managing the school’s Morning Mile program. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 8:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. Job Type: Full-time. Salary: $37,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year. For more information, please visit:

UF CPET Residential Counselor Positions
UF SSTP is a seven-week residential science immersion program for academically talented high school students.  Residential counselors are an integral part of our summer program providing leadership, mentorship, and supervision for the up to 90 SSTP participants.  A counselor’s responsibilities are multifaceted and range from working in the CPET office, to planning, organizing, and implementing activities, to leading small group discussions and providing feedback on academic assignments, to facilitating a safe and inclusive residential environment. Applications:  Link to the on-line application available at Two references, a resume, and copy of college/university transcriptions (unofficial transcripts acceptable) are requested.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Application deadline is Sunday, May 7th. Contact:  Dehlia Albrecht, Youth Programs Coordinator at or 352-392-2310.

Psychologist Office Assistant
A licensed psychologist in Gainesville is seeking an office staff for her private practice. Responsibilities include: Typing data into reports and letters, scoring psychological tests, organizing and filing client charts and documents, other office responsibilities such as answering phones and ordering materials. Hours are flexible. This is a great opportunity to learn various psychological tests and improve report writing skills. 1 year commitment is required. If interested, please call 352-372-8000 or email at

Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences Middle School Teacher Positions 
Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences is a diverse, urban middle school looking to attract educators committed to a growth mindset who are ready to impact the future! A traditional 6-8 school, Hill is located near 6th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in the Hilltop neighborhood serving students from every part of the socio-economic spectrum. We strive to create a joyful, academically robust learning experience rooted in relationships each and every day.Hill was awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award by the state of Colorado based on our school performance last year. This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences has exceeded expectations related to student academic progress and met/exceeded expectations related to academic growth gaps. We are the only traditional middle school to earn the award! Hill was also awarded the Top Mover Award by Denver Public Schools to celebrate the fantastic leap we made on the SPF this year – jumping TWO colors in a single bound! For more information, please visit:

Communications Intern
The communications internship with E-Learning, Technology, and Communications at the University of Florida College of Education offers a well-rounded, fun environment for students looking to broaden and strengthen their communications experience. Qualified candidates will often work independently within a framework of communication objectives. Responsibilities include: Create and curate social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Snapchat; includes photo/image editing, conduct social media analytics and audits, edit photography/images for presentations and social media, develop digital strategies for different campaigns across the college, write stories for website(s) that will be published across social media platforms and WordPress blogsAssist in a variety of events including live tweeting, interviewing and photography Assist with photo and/or video shoots around the college, conduct research to support communications campaigns. To apply, please send an updated resume and writing sample to ​

Take Stock in Children Mentor Coordinator & Data Specialist
TSIC Mentor Coordinator and Database Specialist – The Mentor Coordinator and Database Specialist will be responsible for mentor recruitment, application processing, training, monitoring, mentor communication & retention for our 300+ volunteer mentors. This person will also be responsible for entering, quality checking, and maintaining data on students, mentors, alumni, and other required data for the Take Stock in Children program. Please visit our website for a full job description and information on how to apply for this position here

Tacachale Behavioral Program Specialist & Rehabilitation Therapists
Are you a special educational professional looking for a challenging position that utilizes your skills and abilities with less stress and more autonomy than a typical school setting? Tacachale offers educators a unique environment enabling them to work closely with others in providing care for the developmentally disabled. Tacachale is currently hiring Behavioral Program Specialists and Rehabilitation Therapists. We are a state facility, so all positions qualify for the fabulous State Benefits package, including tuition waivers, health insurance, and paid sick and annual leave. Please apply at:

Summer Kids Cooking Camp Internship
The Fat Tuscan Cooking School offers students the most comprehensive Cooking Camp in Florida.  Our students get all day one-on-one experience from experienced chefs and work in a real kitchen preparing recipes. With our hands-on learning approach we encourage each student to prepare recipes and meals for themselves and their families. The Fat Tuscan is looking for a summer intern to work hands-on with kids in the kitchen. The internship is Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Each aid/counselor will work with a maximum of 10 students, ages 10 – 15. All food materials and class instructions are provided. For more information, please visit: If you have any question please email:

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

BCLS Florida Alternative Breaks Site Leader 
The Brown Center for Leadership and Service Program is looking for students who are interested in becoming site leaders. This role which encompasses servant leadership and giving back to the community by leading service opportunities for Florida Alternative Breaks and Days of Service. Site Leaders are students who will lead Florida Alternative Breaks trips, Day of Service experiences, and local service opportunities for UF students. To apply please visit:

Balance 180 6th Annual Summer Camp Volunteers
Volunteers needed for Balance 180’s summer camp from July 15 – August 2! Volunteers can join in the morning from 8:00am-12:30pm or in the afternoon from 12:30pm-5:30pm; however, these times can be adjusted to the volunteer’s schedule! No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer. Volunteers can sign up for any week or specific days: whatever works for your schedule! Most help is needed in the mornings. Students who are interested can email Dennis Le at

Adaptive Gymnastics Class Volunteers
Volunteers needed for gymnastics class from May 25 – August 3! This is a gymnastics class that is specifically designed for children with varying abilities. We set up the gym in 4 rotations, including vault, floor, beam, and bars, so that our athletes can work on a variety of motor skills. If you are interested in being a part of the Adaptive Gymnastics volunteer team, please contact Stephanie Thompson at No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer.

Cade Museum Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is now accepting applications for summer camp volunteers for camp on July 15-19 and July 22-26. Volunteers help to make camp an enriching experience for all by helping students with activities and assisting camp teachers. Please complete an application here  or contact Michele Kuhn at for more information.

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention Volunteers
Looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity? Do you love science, art, technology, and being creative? Join the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention as a volunteer! They are always in need of passionate volunteers who enjoy working with people and teaching others to help throughout the museum. Apply online at, and contact Michele Kuhn, Volunteer Coordinator, at with any questions. Their next orientation is Tuesday, May 21st at 6 pm.

Summer Art Camp Volunteers
Gain service hours and encourage creativity as you assist children ages 7 – 11 with accomplishing various art projects. As a volunteer you will assist students throughout the art-making process, help manage supplies and facilitate classroom set-up and clean-up. Volunteers should be able to commit to one 3.5 hour shift (either morning or afternoon) for a full week (Monday – Friday). Morning shift is 8:30 am – 12noon. Afternoon shift is 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Camp dates run from June 3 to August 2, and more information regarding themes can be accessed here. Interested in becoming a Harn volunteer? Please contact Jennifer Infinger, School and Family Programs Manager at or 352.294.7060.

Childcare – Tutoring

Childcare Needed
Seeking an enthusiastic and responsible caregiver starting Fall 2019 (August 2019) for my 10-year-old daughter and occasionally to drive my high schooler son. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car. Duties: Include pickup from school, supervising homework, driving kids to activities, help with minor chores such as kids’ laundry. Hours for Fall 2019: Need availability Monday through Friday afternoon hours (average approx. 10-12 hrs. per week). If nanny’s availability is only for part of the week will still consider those applications as I am willing to consider splitting the week between two nannies. Pay: $13/hour. CONTACT:Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to

Tutor Needed
Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity for one or more students who’s native language is English to assist an 11 year old boy on the autism spectrum in Reading/writing, Math, sports and Social communication area as tutor at home or home school, short-term work in the summer or long-term work for more than one year, in Gainesville. (Experience with elementary education or special education students is desirable, but not necessary.) If you are interested, please contact the boy’s mother, Cindy, by phone /text at 7273016344, or at

Spring & Summer 2019 – Study Abroad

ENY 4905: From Ancient Farms to Modern Tables
Study Abroad course for Summer A 2019 (June 8-June 23, 2019). See the following attachments, UF in Greece and ENY4905,  for further information. Questions? Please contact Roberto Pereira at


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