The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is accepting applications for the 17th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI), which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., June 20-28, 2015. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 – 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply.
Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that will cover airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI’s curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.
To fill out the student application to be considered for the 2015 NNAYI program, please click HERE.
Applications and supporting materials are due by Friday, April 17, 2015. Late submissions will not be viewed.
Stay tuned to the AAIP Twitter feed and the AAIP website: www.aaip.org for more information. Also, please feel free to contact Gary Lankford at 405-946-7072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
March 27, 2015
Limited Duration Position (approximately one-year)
Nature of Work:
Pierce Transit along with the City of Tacoma and Pierce County is responsible for the administration of trip reduction programs in Pierce County. In cooperation with Pierce County and the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit is the lead agency on a grant project to provide support to community outreach events, employer programs, and assistance to commuters. Under direction of the project team, the employee will 1) support current programs and 2) develop, implement and administer new employer and commuter support programs to encourage use of travel options other than driving alone.
Due to the nature of this work, an ideal candidate would possess experience in the field of communications, marketing, or advertising. The candidate must be able to provide creative solutions to developing programs that will encourage people to use travel options to driving alone. Desired talents for this position include the ability to be flexible, work collaboratively, communicate clearly and with confidence, and provide excellent customer service.
The position is grant funded for approximately one-year with a possible one-year extension (not to exceed 24 hours/week and 1,248 hours per year). Evening and weekend hours will be required to staff community outreach events.
An employee in this position will learn about the Commute Trip Reduction Efficiency Act, employer commute options programs, and implementation strategies; gather pertinent information about transportation programs; develop new transportation options programs, use creative marketing principles to effectively develop and deploy programs based on the community/employer/individual needs; work collaboratively with partners to implement the approved programs; continuously review results and, as needed, make course corrections; provide a final review and written report on the programs and findings.
The employee will be expected to coordinate work tasks with several agencies and several personnel within those agencies. The employee will cultivate a teamwork atmosphere in order to carry out the project scope. They will also be expected to carry out job tasks independently and in a timely manner.
- Support Pierce Trips programs, campaigns, and promotions
- Develop employer and commuter support materials and help coordinate marketing materials
- Create partnerships and conduct outreach with small employers countywide
- Interview and write testimonies from users of travel options
- Support and assist with training and networks
- Prepare outreach displays and attend community outreach events
- Attend employer transportation fairs or present at employee meetings
- Work with other agencies to cross-promote campaigns and initiatives that support Pierce Trips’ mission
- Support all communications including the Pierce Trips website, Pierce Trips events calendar and Facebook page. Seek new media partners such as city blogs, newsletters, other Facebook pages and announcement boards
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing or related field preferred. Other desired qualities include: knowledge of marketing principles, practices and methods; excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with creative writing, marketing concepts, and graphic design; excellent interpersonal skills; interest and knowledge of using travel options; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and related programs. A valid Washington State driver’s license is required.
Wage: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour depending on qualifications, plus a transit pass
How to Apply:
You will need to complete a Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Application materials may be obtained at www.piercetransit.org/careers, or from Pierce Transit at 3701 96th Street SW, P.O. Box 99070 Lakewood, WA 98496-0070 or by calling 253.581.8000. Resumes will be accepted only if attached to a completed Pierce Transit application packet. Application materials may be returned via email to email@example.com, via fax at 253-984-8224, or mailed to the address listed above.
Applicants who, in the judgment of the Human Resources Department, most closely match the requirements of the position will be invited to appear before an oral review panel. The most competitive candidates may be referred to the hiring authority for a final interview. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.
March 13, 2015
CUSTOMER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE I – FIXED ROUTE
NOTE: This is a part time position but may work up to 40 hours per week, as scheduled.
Under direction, the employee in this position provides timely and accurate bus route, schedule information and other customer services to the public; responds to customer inquiries, performs fare media sales and provides clerical support services to other Agency departments. Essential duties include answering inquiries from customers and staff; directing visitors and those calling with customer comments to correct departments; performing automated or manual trip planning by telephone, e-mail, Relay 711 or in-person by using maps, schedules and other informational tools; recording field trip and ridematch application information and customer comments; selling fare media; taking photographs; updating reference materials and assisting in maintaining customer services records; balancing daily and monthly sales transactions and preparing sales reports; preparing lost and found items for disposal, donation, or extended storage; conducting check-in of lost and found items with Pierce Transit’s courier; contacting customers about their lost and found item(s); transferring ORCA card information for reporting to ORCA; blocking cards and submitting for disposal; attending resource fairs providing community outreach and education; conducting customer information classes and tours of Agency facilities; assisting in training new Customer Services Representatives; operating various office equipment, including but not limited to, telephone system (which includes recorded phone lines), a computer using Windows applications and other computer software programs, printer, copier, Relay 711, fax, calculator and Agency vehicles; participating on cross-departmental teams occasionally, and performing related duties as assigned.
Wage: $16.83 per hour, paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Pierce County area and roads; customer service techniques; proper English usage.
Ability to: Speak clearly; listen effectively; assimilate information; deal tactfully, patiently, professionally and effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds under frequently stressful circumstances; maintain objectivity, flexibility and creativity in approaching individual work situations; work well with little or no supervision; follow written and oral instructions; read and understand maps, street guides and timetables; accurately perform arithmetic computations and repetitive activities; communicate effectively orally and in writing; demonstrate good work habits including time management, dependability, attendance and the ability to work well in a team environment; exhibit good interpersonal and relationship building skills; pass a job-related examination.
Required: High school graduation or GED equivalent. A minimum of one year experience in a customer service environment involving heavy phone work and/or in-person contact. Desired: Fluency in Spanish.
A valid Washington State Driver’s License may be required. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Must be available Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Must be able to work any shift as assigned.
Must be punctual and be able to maintain regular attendance. Must be able to work at Pierce Transit during weather emergencies. Will be required to pass a background check prior to hire.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, before 4:00 p.m., March 13, 2015. Applications may be obtained from www.piercetransit.org/careers, Pierce Transit headquarters at 3701 96th Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 or by calling 253-581-8000. Resumes will be accepted only if they are attached to a completed application form. Completed applications may be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 253-984-8224, or mailed to PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely meet the requirements of the position may be invited for a written examination and an interview. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.
Link to site information: http://www.visionmakermedia.org/filmmakers/intern/kcts9
Link to online application: http://visionmakermedia.org/intern
Multimedia Internship at KCTS 9 for American Indian/Alaska Native
KCTS 9 is the largest public television station in the Pacific Northwest, reaching over 2 million viewers weekly in Washington and British Columbia. Located in the heart of Seattle at Seattle Center, KCTS 9 improves the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing meaningful programming on air, online and in the community that informs, involves and inspires.
More information about the station: kcts9.org
Open Internship Position
Proposed start date: October 5, 2015
Proposed end date: December 11, 2015
This is a great opportunity to get first-hand experience working on a weekly PBS television series, to work with broadcast professionals, and to gain valuable professional experience for potential career paths in the television/journalism industry.
- Contribute to at least two short-form videos on local Native American people, events or issues for on-air or online distribution
- Assist with shoots
- Field Producer inquiries
- Research various topics to support productions
- Transcribe interviews
- Complete projects which contribute to intern’s professional portfolio; topic(s) to be mutually agreed upon between the intern and supervisor
- Take the initiative on assignments as needed
- Assume personal and professional responsibility for actions and activities
- Maintain professional relationships with staff, members, viewers and vendors
- Work independently and collaboratively to accomplish responsibilities, goals and projects
- Relate and apply knowledge acquired in the academic setting to the internship
- Prepare for and utilize training opportunities offered by KCTS
- Provide supervisor with periodic progress reports
- Actively participating in weekly check-in meetings with supervisor
- Actively participating in final internship evaluation meeting
Apply online at visionmakermedia.org/intern
Clear Sky NDN Youth Conference April 16th & 17th
FYI Registration fee is waived for ALL SPS Native Learners
Clear Sky – NEW LOCATION
Clear Sky presents this month’s presenter: Star Nayea
ARTISTS UP: Networking and Resource Event for Native Artists
Join the Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and Artist Trust for a FREE, informal evening at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center to learn about art resources and to network with fellow Native artists. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30—8:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for Native artists to learn about services and funding opportunities, chat with local funders, and meet other artists in the community.
Artists creating in dance, literature, media, music, theater, visual, and public art are welcome to attend.
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
Seattle, WA 98199
Light refreshments will be served and art activities for school-aged kids (5 years and older) will be available upon registration for attendees who require child care.
Sign up for art activities for school-aged kids (5 years old and older) when registering.