Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Internship at Vocollect - IST

For:  Information Technology and Science majors
 
Vocollect Healthcare Systems is seeking a part time person to work in a temporary position.  The work schedule will be weekly Monday, Wednesday, Friday, occasionally on Sundays, at approximately 20 hours.  The person will be responsible for providing technical support via phone, email, web for VHS customers.  It will be a hands-on position in our Customer Support Center (CSC) interfacing directly with customers and internal technical and clinical team members.  The temporary person will also perform regular software upgrades using remote diagnostic tools and assist in receiving returned materials from customers.  
 
Please send resumes to Angie Woods at awoods@vocollect.com
 
Label: Internship

Friday, August 26, 2011

Opportunities for students in environmental studies

The office of Career Development at Chatham University is co-sponsoring a speaker series for students interested in environmental issues. It is a monthly luncheon series entitled “Pathways to Sustainable Careers” which features the decision pathways of successful people in environmental fields ranging from non-profit management and advocacy to financial portfolio and academic research. Our goal is to offer students the opportunity to learn more about the wide range of careers available within the field of sustainability by hearing each month from a professional that is working in a different aspect of the field each month.   (The dates, location and times are listed below.)
 
Students from all local colleges and universities are invited to attend. We would simply ask that interested students email us to RSVP at careers@chatham.edu and let us know what university/college they are from, just so we have an idea of how many to expect.
 
The Rachel Carson Institute & The Chatham University Office of Career Development
Present
Pathways to Sustainable Careers
 
September 12, 2011- Maryann Donovan, UPCI Center for Environmental Oncology
October 10, 2011- Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Women for a Healthy Environment
November 14, 2011 – Ellen M. Marcus, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
 
January 9, 2012 – Phyllis Barber, Highmark
February 13, 2012- Thelma Reddick, Wildlife Habitat Council
March 12, 2012 – Valerie Patrick, Bayer Material Science
 
Meet at the PCW Room in Anderson Dining Hall in the Mellon Center Building at Chatham University from 11:45 Am to 1:30 PM to hear from women with exciting careers in applied environmental issues.  See the pathways they followed to success, and learn about career opportunities in their fields.
 
Contact:
Office of Career Development 412.365.1280
Rachel Carson Institute 412.365.2702
 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Internships at Jackson Hewitt

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has valuable internship opportunities available for January - April, 2012.

Tax Preparer - Prepare income tax returns using proprietary software, provide exceptional customer service, educate customers about the services offered by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.  Applicant must successfully complete training in basic income tax preparation and products and services, provided by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. 

Minimum GPA 3.0 

Accounting and Finance majors 

Minimum education level Junior 

Full time and part time hours, weekdays and weekends, days and evenings 

Hourly wage

Submit resumes to:  jacksonhewitt757@aol.com

(We have also posted these opportunities on the Nittany Lion Career Network, post ID 68705 Tax Preparer.)

Contact:  Laurie Palmer
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
3022 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15216
412-563-9000 

Social Services positions with JF&CS

Three (3)positions available with a social services agency in Pittsburgh:


Job Posting:
Refugee Program Administrative Support, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Pittsburgh, PA

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) a non-sectarian multi-faceted social service, assists newly arriving refugees to start new lives in Pittsburgh with funding provided by the U.S. government refugee program, in partnership with community organizations, volunteers, government offices, schools and others.
Position Summary
JF&CS has multiple government contracts to assist refugees and other legal immigrants.  JF&CS provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to foster the early self-sufficiency of such immigrant clients. The Administrative Assistant provides a range of assistance to Resettlement program supervisors in compliance with government grants and internal requirements.
Qualifications
·         Two years administrative experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
·         Competency in data entry, Excel, Access, Microsoft and ability to learn other programs as needed.
·         Strict attention to detail and adherence to confidentiality per funding requirements.
·         Resourcefulness and self-motivation.
·         Ability to prioritize and work under deadline.
·         Excellent organizational and communication skills.
·         Willingness to communicate with multi-cultural, limited English speakers (with interpreter if necessary)
·         Capable of working on a team.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Create and maintain client files.
·         Enter and maintain client information into internal and external databases.
·         Track client participation in programs.
·         Report client information to funders.
·         Communicate with appropriate internal/external resources when encounter problems.
·         Communicate with clients (with interpreter if necessary) to gather required information.
·         Take part in staff development and required trainings.
·         Be alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and behave in culturally sensitive manner in order to be able to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the clients.
·         Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

To Apply:
This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to Leslie Aizenman, laizenman@jfcspgh.org .

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JOb Posting:
Refugee Case Manager, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Pittsburgh, PA

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) a non-sectarian multi-faceted social service, assists newly arriving refugees to start new lives in Pittsburgh with funding provided by the U.S. government refugee program, in partnership with community organizations, volunteers, government offices, schools and others.
Position Summary
JF&CS is responsible for the delivery of basic resettlement services to refugees who have fled persecution in their homelands and arrive into the U.S. under the United States government refugee program. JF&CS provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to foster the early self-sufficiency of refugee clients. The Resettlement Case Manager, under supervision of the Program Director, oversees the activities that take place before arrival through the first month post-arrival.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree; MSW preferred and two years relevant experience in refugee or social services.
·         Must be able to work well with vulnerable, diverse, limited English-speaking populations (using interpreters as necessary) AND with diverse colleagues.
·         Organized, flexible team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Experience in administration and program supervision.
·         Experience with crisis management.
·         Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license.
·         Willing and able to do airport pick-ups and other occasional evening and weekend hours.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Oversees pre-arrival activities by coordinating staff, volunteers and interns: Management of arrival pipeline; communication with national and overseas refugee agencies; and, upon notification of arrival, secures rental, sets up household and arranges for airport pick-up.
·         Coordinates airport pick-up.
·         Ensures compliance with U.S. Refugee Program and proper documentation of such compliance in collaboration with relevant members of Refugee team. Program requirements are time sensitive and include home visits, intakes, access to government offices (welfare, social security), medical appointments, enrollment of parents into English; enrollment of children into public school; cultural orientation, enrollment into JF&CS employment program, etc.
·         Oversees apartment maintenance program.
·         Handles landlord relations.
·         Creates and maintains resettlement files.
·         Coordinates file reviews.
·         Reports to funders on resettlement program.
·         Participate in training and professional development activities including those which would result in increased responsiveness to the clients served and/or increased cultural awareness.
·         Other duties as required.
To Apply:
This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to Leslie Aizenman, laizenman@jfcspgh.org .

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Job Posting:
Refugee/Immigrant Employment Specialist, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Pittsburgh, PA

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) a non-sectarian multi-faceted social service, assists newly arriving refugees to start new lives in Pittsburgh with funding provided by the U.S. government refugee program, in partnership with community organizations, volunteers, government offices, schools and others.
Position Summary
JF&CS has multiple government contracts to assist refugees and other legal immigrants find employment.  JF&CS provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to foster the early self-sufficiency of such immigrant clients. The Refugee Employment Specialist (using interpretation) as required provides vocational assessments, counseling and job development activities for refuge/immigrant populations with a wide range of English, education and work experience. The Specialist coordinates and leads employment-related workshops relating to job readiness, the American world of work, upgrades and others.  He/she develops and assists with special employment projects as needed.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in social service, education or related field; Master’s a plus.
·         Experience working with multi-cultural and/or vulnerable or diverse populations.
·         Ability to prioritize and work under deadline.
·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
·         Capable of working on a team.
·         Ability to cultivate new employers and sustain those relationships.
·         Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license.
·         Occasional night and/or weekend work.
Duties and Responsibilities (Use of interpreter as necessary)
·         Assess employment needs of refugee/immigrant clients.
·         Complete job plan for refugee/immigrant clients.
·           Provide job counseling and job search for refugee/immigrant client.
·           Provide job development services for employable refugees.
·           Responsible for clients’ employment files.  Assure proper documentation.
·            Contact employers on behalf of refugee/immigrant clients.
·         Plan, write curriculum, organize, coordinate, and lead job-related workshops for refugees as  needed.
·         Follow up with employed refugee/immigrant clients, according to requirements of grants.
·         Act as liaison with employers, available to trouble-shoot problems.
·         Assist and/or stand in for Employment Case Manager, as needed –employment intakes, reporting, meeting attendance,  etc.
·         Professionally represent JF&CS Refugee Program in external community.
·         Take part in staff development and training opportunities.
·         Be alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and behave in culturally sensitive manner in order to be able to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the clients.
·         Attend all necessary conferences.
·         Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

To Apply:
This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to Leslie Aizenman, laizenman@jfcspgh.org .

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IST Profession Expo : Sept. 19 at University Park

IST students: Here is  an opportunity for you to meet your future employer .. either for internships or full-time jobs.


The event is being sponsored by the PSU College of IST and is open to all IST students across all campuses of PSU.  It will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 10 am until 4 pm at the IST building at University Park in State College.


Information and registration can be found at http://proexpo.ist.psu.edu/ .


You do need to register.  If you are serious on finding opportunity,  you need to attend this event with your resume. 

Message forwarded from Gary Heberling
Instructor, Information Sciences and Technology
Penn State University


IT Direct Hire Career Opp.

FW: Message from PSU NK IST: Direct Hire Career Opp.

Dynamics - 493 Nixon Road, Cheswick, Pennsylvania 15024

MUST want to work in a startup that recently received 35M in funding. Want software to go live by Q1, 2012.

Stock options, 3 weeks vacation, flexible hours, $93/month for employee healthcare, $279/month for family (highmark PPO blue).  18 employees so far.

Network & System Administrator
Dynamics Inc. is a start-up that produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards such as advanced payment cards. Focused on introducing fast-cycle innovation to top card issuers, the company's first innovation is the world's first fully programmable magnetic stripe for use in next-generation payment cards. The company is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The team at Dynamics has deep experience in Financial Services, Payments, Consumer Electronics, and Card Based Technologies. The company so far has won DEMO Fall 2010: DEMOgod Award, DEMO Fall 2010: People's Choice, Best of Show at Finovate Fall 2010, and Best Innovation in the personal electronics category at CES 2011.
Join the start-up team at Dynamics as a key developer of the future of payments and card technology.
Dynamics believes great start-up culture comes from hiring the most talented, team-oriented developers who work well together with our business team to build out the future of payments, today.
Job Description
·         Maintains computing environment by identifying system requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring system performance.
We are looking for:
·         Solid network and system administration background
·         Proven ability to handle the following duties:
o    Establishing the system specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing system infrastructure.
o    Establishing the system by planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, software, LAN and WAN networks, and operating and system management systems; defining system and operational policies and procedures.
o    Maintaining the system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems; designing and running system load/stress testing; escalating application problems to vendor.
o    Securing the system by developing system access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; establishing and testing disaster recovery policies and procedures; completing back-ups; maintaining documentation.
o    Preparing the users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
o    Upgrading the system by conferring with vendors and services; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software.
o    Meeting financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
o    Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
o    Protecting the organization's value by keeping information confidential.
o    Accomplishing organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
o    Working successfully in an ambiguous environment
o    Meeting tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workload
o    Communicating with colleagues in both business and technical roles
o    Managing multiple competing priorities simultaneously and drive projects to completion
·         A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
·         Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
·         Customer focus and professional demeanor
Required Skills and Experience
·         Exchange 2010 installation and support
·         Windows Server 2008 installation and support
·         General skills with System Administration, Developing Standards, LAN Knowledge, Proxy Servers, Training ,  On-Call, Networking Knowledge, Network Hardware Configuration, Network Maintenance, Network Performance Tuning
Required Education
·         Bachelors in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field OR equivalent experience required
For more details:
Julie McIntyre
Account Executive
Office: 412.701.9016

UPMC's Technology Development Center

Positions with UPMC's Technology Development Center
Analysts
Clinical Quality Analyst (Two (2) positions: Job ID#s 2003295 and 2003293) > Works with the management team, senior software engineers, and third party partners to define and deliver test techniques for multiple software projects to ensure software integrity and standards compliance.  Additionally, analysts in this role will provide insight using clinical experience to verify that requirements and implementation will result in a system that will
be of value to the desired healthcare target groups. 

Quality Analyst, Associate > Working with the management team, software engineers, and third party partners to define and deliver test techniques for multiple software projects to ensure software integrity and standards compliance.  Implementation tasks will potentially span the gamut of computer software, from web service/site design to embedded mobile applications. 
Quality Analyst, Intermediate (Two (2) positions: Job ID#s 2001798 and 2002374) > Working under the general direction of the management team and senior staff, provides experienced analytical services, defines requirements, assures the quality of applications and the adherence to department standards, and provides services to meet client IT and business needs.  Responsible for reviewing test plans, cases, and scripts among other responsibilities.
Systems Analyst, Intermediate > Working with the management team and third party partners to define and deliver prototype software that demonstrates feasibility, performance, utility, and user experience.  Additionally, the usual activities of the position will include collaborating on the definition of software development efforts, collecting requirements, architecting the software, developing the code, creating documentation, and deploying a working system.

Engineers
Software Engineer, Associate (Multiple positions: Job ID#s 2001967, 1074463, 2003284, 2003283, and 2003261) > Working with the management team, software engineers, and third party partners, define and deliver prototype software that demonstrates feasibility, performance, utility, and user experience.  This position will require providing technology and operational support to the management team of the TDC as necessary as well as participating in project proposal process and roadmap process.
Software Engineer, Intermediate (Multiple positions:  Job ID#s 2001963, 2003289, and 2003286) > Working with the management team, software engineers, and third party partners, define and deliver prototype software that demonstrates feasibility, performance, utility, and user experience.  In addition to several other responsibilities, this position will require communicating activities, statuses, accomplishments, and strategic direction with TDC executive management as well as evaluating new hardware and software products and technologies and participating in TDC project assessments as necessary.
Software Engineer, Senior  (Multiple positions: Job ID#s 2001926, 2003233, 2003292, 2003294, 2003298, and 2003300) > Working with the management team and third party partners, define and deliver prototype software that demonstrates feasibility, performance, utility, and user experience.  In addition to several other responsibilities, this position will require communicating activities, statuses, and accomplishments as well as working with management to identify, develop, and manage a strategic engineering plan for respective projects within the TDC.  With experience, the successful employee will be able to expand their role into defining and leading new software projects which could deliver significant impact.
 Product Management
Product Manager > Working with the management team, software engineers, business analysts, quality assurance personnel, as well as commercial business partners, define and deliver software products for the IT Healthcare space.  Manages commercial software product development through the lifecycle from idea inception through initial release.   
 

Retail Marketing Specialist

Retail Marketing Specialist, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, PA

 
 RETAIL MARKETING SPECIALIST – Full Time
Location: Retail Operations Center, North Versailles
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Marketing, or related field preferred.
Experience: 1-3 years in marketing, communications or retail; non-profit experience preferred; strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and preferred experience using Adobe Creative Suite
Compensation: $30,000-33,000 based on experience.
Travel Required: Yes
Summary: The Retail Marketing Specialist is a marketing support position for the Retail Division of Goodwill SWPA. The position is responsible for supporting retail marketing and personnel recruiting efforts; maintenance of brand and retail standards in all retail locations, including coordinating signage and marketing needs in all new retail locations; and developing and maintaining relationships with key division personnel. This position must be able to work independently, multi-task and must be self-motivated, goal oriented and a team player.  This position will also have excellent problem-solving skills and exceptional writing, speaking and communications skills.  Must have reliable transportation.
 TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Shannon Farley, HR Staffing Specialist/Recruiter at shannon.farley@goodwillswpa.org.

 
Posted: 8/8/11

IT intern needed at Local Manufacturer

IT Internship – Fall 2011
 
Company Profile  Premier Automation
Premier Automation serves as a true electrical control partner to companies that are in need of industrial automation, drive and control solutions. Our services are anything but off-the-shelf. We excel at applying AC and DC drive control in combination with automation solutions to offer packaged control solutions. From concept to completion, our engineering, production and field service staff are unmatched in industrial automation experience and ability.
 
Intern Profile  Job Duties
<![if !supportLists]>-          <![endif]>Develop program to deliver nightly reports from quotes generated from business systems
<![if !supportLists]>-          <![endif]>Work with Network Administrator to create a tracking system that reflects current status of computers on the company network
<![if !supportLists]>-          <![endif]>Create company intranet with menu options to provide news, shared folders, document control, etc.
 
Skills
Undergraduate Senior or Junior student
GPA 3.0 or higher
Graduating with an Information Technology related degree
Strong programming background in Visual Basic
Proficient with Microsoft Office products 
Very strong knowledge of Microsoft Access
Ability to work on multiple projects
 
Contact Information
 
Contact: Vince Cannella
Required for Interview: Current Resume - must show school coursework with GPA, work history and at least two references with contact information (one teacher/professor and one work supervisor)

MTV Networks College Relations Coordinator opportunity

I wanted to make everyone aware of an open position within College Relations at MTV Networks. We would love someone who is really passionate about working with students and who can handle the high volume/fast paced nature the role requires. This is a fantastic role for someone who is excited about College Relations and who wants to grow with the team! Candidates can apply via the link below.
 
Suzanne Rosenthal
Director, College Relations, MTV Networks Human Resources
                                   

Website:http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=1987

Position: Coordinator, College Relations
Location: New York, NY

Job Description: COLLEGE RELATIONS COORDINATOR, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Description: Duties include (but are not limited to):
•Prescreen, interview and place intern candidates for MTV Networks/Viacom Corporate NYC and various regions
•On boarding logistics for MTVN/Viacom Interns
•Partner with team to plan and facilitate internal and external events related to College Relations, including but not limited to: intern orientation, intern forums, on campus recruitment, networking events, college visits
•Maintain and develop relationships with students/interns, external organizations, internal staff, colleges/universities
•Ad hoc department projects (i.e. social networking/marketing efforts)
•Light lifting (i.e. boxes, supplies)
Required Qualifications/Skills:
•Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field
•Must be able to handle high volume recruiting; experience with full cycle recruitment is ideal
•Minimum 1-3 years experience (strong internship experience in related area is acceptable)
•Excellent written and verbal skills; Strong multi-tasking skills and experience in a fast paced environment; Strong organizational and administrative skills; Responsive, flexible, self-motivated, professional; Detail and deadline oriented with great time management skills; Able to work autonomously yet be an effective team player
•Excellent computer skills, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet research
•Must be comfortable working with large groups and have strong presentation skills
•Ability to travel - on average 15% during school year

Desired Qualifications/Skills:
•Experience with any of the following areas: college relations, recruiting, human resources, admissions, career services
•Strong interest in media and Human Resources
•Experience interviewing candidates
•Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•Previous experience with customer service and dealing with high volume of people
•Basic knowledge of software programs (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher)
•Knowledge of social networking platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linked In)
•Knowledge of SharePoint development and Taleo

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How They Spent Their Summer Vacation

From the Penn Stater Magazine (8/24/11):
In our Sept./Oct. issue, now arriving in mailboxes, you'll meet a handful of Penn State students who landed some coveted summer internships—and completely bust the myth that "internship" = "grunt work."
In addition to the nine students profiled in the print edition, we thought you'd also enjoy hearing about a 10th: Audrey Snyder, who spent the summer in Milwaukee covering the Brewers for MLB.com. A senior in the College of Communications and a sports fanatic, Snyder was one of only 30 students nationwide to score the MLB gig, and the only intern covering the Brewers, making for a packed schedule and tight deadlines. Snyder squeezed in a few minutes (on a game day, no less) to talk to me about her job:



See the entire article by picking up the print edition of the Penn Stater Magazine in PSNK Career Services.

Network Engineer Opportunity

 
Network Engineer:
-Install all new hardware, systems, and software for networks.
-Install, configure, and maintain network services, equipment and devices.
-Supports administration of servers and server clusters.
-Manages all system back-up and restore protocol.
-Plans and supports network and computing infrastructure.
-Perform troubleshooting analysis of servers, workstations and associated systems.
-Documents network problems and resolution for future reference.
-Monitors system performance and implements performance tuning.
-Manage user accounts, permissions, email, anti-virus, anti-spam.
-Requires a thorough knowledge of networking essentials.

Required Skills Sets:
-Strong Knowledge of the Windows implementations of DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory
-TCP/IP
-Strong knowledge of enterprise switching/data switching
-Familar with networking and routing protocols
-Have a basic understanding of network security (VPN, IP encryption, etc...)
 
If you are interested please respond by email with a Word document of your resume or give me a call at 412-348-2276.
 
Jon Fantini
Account Executive
Information Technology Services Division
 
Oxford Solutions
 9576 Perry Highway, Suite 300
Pittsburgh PA 15237
Direct:  412-348-2276
Phone: (412) 348-2260 x106
Fax: (412) 348-2261
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Electrical CADD Drafter Opportunity

We are currently looking to identify candidates for an Electrical CADD Drafter position.  The company is located in Butler, and they are looking for someone that has experience using AutoCAD Electrical or someone that has AutoCAD combined with panel shop experience (the design of control panels).
 
I have attached a copy of the job description for you to distribute as you see fit.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Thank you,
 
Melissa Daniel
Recruiter Assistant
Specialized Staffing and Industry Recruiters
"The Best Work With Us"
Phone:      724-287-8380
Toll-Free:   1-866-240-5150
Fax:          724-287-8382