House Approves New Road Traffic Act

first_imgAdvertisements Story HighlightsA new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety. House Approves New Road Traffic Act ParliamentNovember 11, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedUK Prime Minister Lauds Effort to Tackle Crimecenter_img RelatedPM Says Jamaica/UK Partnership Vital to Economic Programme RelatedSenate Continues Debate on CCJ Bills Tomorrow A new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety.Also, since the old Act was promulgated, there has been phenomenal development in the design of motor vehicles and roads, thus rendering various descriptions and requirement in the Act obsolete.Opening the debate on the Bill recently, Dr. Guy noted that there was need for a new Road Traffic law that will “ensure that we have something that is modern, that addresses some of the issues that have been plaguing us on the road, and to bring this Act into the 21st Century.”The Bill covers areas such as the establishment of the Island Traffic Authority and its functions, the road code, classification of vehicles, revocation of certificate of fitness, application, grant and refusal of learners permit or driver’s licence, and offences relating to the licensing of a driver.The legislation will be sent to the Senate for its approval.last_img read more

Susan Amnioff talks College President

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilSusan Amnioff talks College President Oct. 26, 2016 at 1:00 amCity CouncilSusan Amnioff talks College PresidentGuest Author5 years agocity councilcollege presidentdaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionsmc Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :city councilcollege presidentdaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionsmcshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMelkonians talks residents of Santa MonicaTorosis talks affordable housingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agolast_img read more

Puerto Rico Open returns as island stands strong once again

first_imgLike most houses in Puerto Rico, Jason Matos’ home is built low to the ground and with cinderblocks, an aesthetic concession to the architectural necessities of life inside of a hurricane corridor. Having been born and raised in Puerto Rico, Matos also is accustomed to the periodic storms that batter the island. But on Sept. 20, 2017, as the winds intensified and the rain lashed his sturdy home, he started to worry. “I put my wife and daughter and three dogs in the bathroom until the winds died down,” Matos recalled. “They were in there for about four or five hours.” By the time Hurricane Maria passed over Puerto Rico, the Category-4 storm and its 155-mph winds left a swath of destruction that still lingers. The numbers are overwhelming. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 85 years, knocked out power to the entire island and left a recovery bill that is $90 billion and counting. For Matos, the cost of the storm was immediately evident. While his family survived the storm, and his cinder block house adjacent to Coco Beach Golf Club, where he’s the course superintendent, was relatively intact, the same couldn’t be said for the course that annually hosts the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. The scene that awaited Matos at Coco Beach the morning after Hurricane Maria washed over the island was a microcosm of the storm’s devastation. “When we drove out there were just hundreds of palm trees all over the course and the road. The course was underwater. The hurricane was so strong that it ripped off the storm shutters on the clubhouse,” Matos remembered. “The first thing that goes through your mind is where did all that water come from? How long is it going to be on my grass? This is how a superintendent thinks.” Between Maria and Hurricane Irma, which skirted Puerto Rico just a week earlier, more than 30 inches of rain saturated the island, leaving 75 percent of the championship course at Coco Beach underwater and destroying the facility’s pump station. Matos said the storm down about half of the trees on property, and sand in the layout’s bunkers almost entirely washed away. In the aftermath of the two storms, the island’s supply chain was quickly stretched past its limits. An aging power grid was decimated, and to this day there are some isolated areas of the island still without power. Fuel and water shortages became part of everyday life. But for Matos and his efforts to restore Coco Beach, it was sand that became a precious commodity. “Getting sand on the island was a real headache,” Matos laughed before immediately recognizing the irony of his dilemma. Getty Images A Puerto Rican flag is pictured still waving in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.Despite being left shorthanded when a dozen members of his maintenance crew fled to the mainland in the storm’s aftermath, Matos begged, borrowed and browbeat the championship course back to tournament shape. “The course should be in acceptable condition for the tournament,” a recent memo from the Tour to players read. Considering how much Matos and his crew had to overcome, players will discover much better than “acceptable” conditions this week when the Tour returns to the island. In the most trying times of the recovery, Matos negotiated to buy fuel, initially bound for a FEMA compound, for Coco Beach to keep its generators running. “We had to stop the truck headed to the hotel (which doubled as a FEMA staging area and temporary housing during the recovery) and pay in cash,” he admitted. The challenges for Matos, however, went well beyond professional pride. For his employees who remained in Puerto Rico, the requirements of work had to be heavily balanced with the demands of everyday life in a disaster area. “It was really hard on the guys to get to work. They had to stand in line for fuel for 18 hours and were only allowed to buy 10 gallons at a time. We had no power,” Matos said. “We tried to help our employees as much as we could. They had to come to work but they also had it in their minds they had to take care of their families.” Matos installed a washer and dryer in the maintenance facility so his employees could do laundry for their families and gave them each a bag of ice per day.  It took 10 months following Maria before power was restored at Coco Beach and nearly a year before the neighborhoods in the hills above the posh resort were back on the grid. When the Tour descends on the island this week for the first time since 2017, the goal is business as usual. But it’s clear that the recovery has been anything but normal. Rafael Campos, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico and still lives just outside of San Juan, was playing in the Web.com Tour Finals when Hurricane Maria hit the island. He spent the days after the storm staying with a friend in Miami and waiting for sporadic updates from his family. “I can’t possibly imagine what everyone went through back home. When I saw my dad, he had white hair. He never had white hair; there was so much stress,” Campos said. Getty Images D.A. Points is a past winner of the Puerto Rico Open, one of the island’s biggest tourism draws.As the island embraced the reality of a long recovery, Puerto Rico Open tournament chairman David Chafey held out hope that the event could be played in 2018. The tournament is the island’s biggest sporting event and a key piece to its tourism strategy, but despite Matos’ best efforts, neither the island nor Coco Beach were ready. Instead, the Tour hosted a charity pro-am last March that included 20 professionals from the PGA, Web.com and LPGA tours. The event raised more than $500,000 for relief efforts. Though the pro-am was a much-needed break from the day-to-day grind of recovery, it wasn’t the Puerto Rico Open. On an island where community pride is woven into the fabric of every aspect of life, actions matter, and when the event was placed back on the 2019 Tour schedule, it was a symbolic victory for a place that desperately needed a win. “Those first few months, really, most roads were impassable. You couldn’t go on a road or a fairway. It was a devastating scene,” Chafey explained. “I would use the word pumped for a lot of people that we’re sending a message that the tournament is on. They will see a picture from just a year ago. From devastation to hosting the tournament.” Jason Matos Even for those not even associated with the tournament, this week’s event is a celebration of perseverance and indisputable evidence that not even a once-in-a-century storm can break an island’s spirit or resolve. “In the Puerto Rican culture we are really full of pride. It doesn’t matter where you go on the island you feel at home,” said Campos, who has already won this season on the Web.com Tour and is playing this week’s event on a sponsor exemption. “It’s the one week out of the year that tourism and the course is promoted worldwide. Being able to have the tournament again is awesome.” Matos can now from his cinderblock home look out over a golf course that has been transformed from a disaster area, flooded and littered with trees and debris, back into a championship course poised to again host the world’s best players. “It’s been really hard,” Matos said, allowing in a brief moment of reflection. “It’s been a struggle having to get over that year, but Puerto Rico is a resilient island. We are strong and back on our feet.”last_img read more

19 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal

first_img Facebook Previous articleFinn Harps Underage Round-UpNext articleDungloe and Carndonagh to contest Donegal JHC Final News Highland Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 20, 2020 center_img Pinterest There are 396 new cases of Covid 19 in the Republic including 241 cases in Dublin.There are no new deaths so the death toll remains at 1,792.There are 36 new cases in Cork, 19 in Donegal, with 12 in Galway, 11 each in Meath and Kildare, 9 in Monaghan, 7 in Louth, 6 each in Clare, Offaly and Waterford and 5 in Wicklow.The remaining 27 are spread across 11 counties. 70 per cent of cases are under the age of 45. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 19 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Six African projects shine in Million Cool Roofs Challenge

first_imgSign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Their projects include a range of innovative technologies and approaches for deployment in residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. As the world warms, rapidly scaling up cooling solutions like solar-reflective cool roofs in countries exposed to heat stress and lacking widespread access to cooling services is essential. Studies show that in buildings without air conditioning, replacing a dark roof with a white ‘cool’ roof can reduce interior temperatures by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius and net annual energy use by up to 20%. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The Million Cool Roofs Challenge is an initiative of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, the Global Cool Cities Alliance, Sustainable Energy for All, and Nesta Challenges. Finance and Policy Nick Virr, Programme Director BRAC UK commented: “I am impressed with the range and quality of the proposed solutions to this important challenge. I am confident that as the finalists rollout their innovations and business plans that we will all learn a great deal about how to improve the living conditions of millions in new ways—I will watch and listen carefully.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The winning projects focus on geographies across the developing world and on a range of innovative solutions, including high performance solar reflective products, indigenous insulating materials, light-coloured paint, and a reflective coating financed by revenue from a community plastic waste recycling programme. TAGSenergy efficiencyInnovation Previous articleFuture Energy East Africa Day 2: Discussion highlightsNext articleGauging the certainty of lithium batteries amid the rise of EVs Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA In a statement, the competition organisers noted that $1 million will be awarded in 2021 to the team that has demonstrated the best sustainable and most transferable model for rapid deployment of cool roofs, with the aim of deploying 1 million square meters of cool roofs. Generation Lisa Bate, Chair of the World Green Building Council said: “Our finalists represent three of our most vulnerable warming regions where reducing heat loads is critical to support life on Earth. We look forward to the implementation phase of all of their award-winning, scalable solutions to maximise results.” “The Challenge received interest and engagement from applicants around the world. We look forward to seeing how the ten winners use their boost funding to accelerate the scaling of their cool roof innovations. These ten deployments are the kind of solutions the world needs to adapt to the warming world while minimising carbon pollution,” said Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program. View the winning projects here: www.coolroofschallenge.org/finalists AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Final projects will also be judged on the effectiveness, viability, scalability, and sustainability of their approaches. Judging criteria are available here.To advance cool roof solutions, finalists were selected by a global panel of expert judges from academia, industry, civil society, government, and philanthropy. Ten award-winning project teams have each received $100,000 under the global Million Cool Roofs Challenge, to deploy their solutions between September 2019 and December 2020, six of these are from across Africa. Estimates show that over one billion people face significant risks from extreme heat every year and live without access to electricity for cooling. Another 2.3 billion can afford to purchase air-conditioning but only the most inefficient models, which use super polluting F-gases that are thousands of times more damaging to the climate CO2. BRICSlast_img read more

Dominion Energy Acquiring rest of Natural Gas MLP

first_img Facebook Linkedin Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables 11.26.2018 Twitter The in-house merger was originally announced back in September and valued at $2.2 billion. Pipeline companies are reorganizing their business structures after a FERC ruling changed income tax allowances on shipping fees, according to a Reuters story in September. Facebook Virginia-based utility giant Dominion Energy has entered into a revised deal to acquire the outstanding shares of its natural gas master limited partnership, the companies announced Monday. Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Dominion Energy will give shareholders of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners essentially one quarter-share of its stock in exchange for each unit of the MLP, according to the release. The new offer is about percent higher than previously announced. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dominion Energy owns about 15 percent of the midstream firm. Dominion Energy Midstream Partners owns about 2,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline, liquid natural gas storage, terminals and other assets. Dominion Energy Acquiring rest of Natural Gas MLP Linkedin Twitter By chloecox – Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Gas Previous articleCarlyle Group buying New England Gas-Fired Plants for $590MNext articleKansas City firm buys Rights to 21.8 MW in North Carolina Solar Projects chloecox TAGSDominion No posts to displaylast_img read more

Dressage Prince Edward Island Named Dressage Volunteer of the Month

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! questrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that Dressage Prince Edward Island (DPEI) has been chosen to receive the September 2017 Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award.DPEI is a volunteer organization that has offered dressage shows in PEI for over 20 years. The team is comprised of Chairperson, Ken Mellish, and Florine Proud, Virginia Cooke, Dawn MacKinley, Anna Osinga Bouma, Teresa Mellish, and Anne Wallace, who hold a variety of roles.In 2017, DPEI organized five successful dressage competitions at the picturesque show grounds of Crapaud Agriplex. Two were EC Gold shows, featuring highly qualified senior judges, while the other three were schooling shows, giving beginner riders the chance to experience riding down centerline, while also providing opportunities to Maritime coaches. In addition, DPEI hosted the 2017 Atlantic Dressage Championship.DPEI prides itself on offering well-organized competitions that attract riders from all three Maritime provinces. The team works with dressage organizations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to ensure that competition dates do not overlap.Education and recognition of members is also important to the DPEI team. To address these priorities, they offer annual awards to competition participants, and recently organized a freestyle clinic.The DPEI team has received plenty of positive feedback regarding their organizational expertise, as well as the exceptional hospitality found in PEI.Congratulations to all members of DPEI on their success and their support of dressage throughout the Maritimes. EC is pleased to recognize DPEI’s contribution to dressage and wishes them continued success.If you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition, nominations are quick and easy through the EC website.Nominations for the award are accepted until the 20th day of each month, making October 20th the next deadline to submit the name of a volunteer who has made a difference to the sport of dressage. Questions and comments on the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award can be directed to Christine Peters at [email protected] Tags: Dressage Prince Edward Island, DPEI, Horse Sport Enews Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP last_img read more

Twitter exploring ways to address misinformation before 2020 election

first_imgiStock/hocus-focus(NEW YORK) — Images of tweets flagged by Twitter as “Harmfully Misleading” were leaked to NBC News and are making rounds on social media.Twitter confirmed that the images are part of the social media company’s experiment with ways to tackle misinformation on its platform.“This is a design mock-up for one option that would involve community feedback,” a Twitter spokesperson told ABC News. “Misinformation is a critical issue, and we will be testing many different ways to address it.”Based on the images, the feature would append a bright orange label including the words “Harmfully Misleading” if the tweet is flagged as containing mis- or disinformation. Here’s what it might look like when a politician tweets “harmfully misleading” content after March 5th. Big red/orange flag underneath the offending tweet.These are screenshots from that were left on a public testing site. Twitter confirmed they’re possible iterations. pic.twitter.com/EH61YDGjOg— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) February 20, 2020The images are only early-stage mock-ups and not a feature currently being tested within Twitter, a source at Twitter told ABC News.Robert Mueller’s report on Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election showed social media was a prominent way for trolls and bots to influence the electorate.On March 5, Twitter said the company is planning a series of updates to its platform to target misinformation. These include applying a label to tweets that have been “have been significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated,” showing a warning to people before they retweet or like the tweet, and reducing the tweet’s visibility, according to a Twitter blog post.The leaked mock-up images are not a part of that March update, according to a Twitter source.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Neonatologists – Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (70039)

first_imgThe Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine-Jacksonville is inviting applicants for full-timeNeonatologist positions in the Division of Neonatology as AssistantProfessor/Associate Professor/Professor rank at a tenure/non-tenureaccruing level based on qualifications. Our clinical neonatologyprogram staffs 5 area Level 1 through Level 4 Neonatal IntensiveCare Units. The Level 3 and Level 4 units admit 700 and 650neonates per year, respectively. All outborn neonates born inFlorida within the Jacksonville catchment area with birth weightsless than 1001 are transferred to the Level 3 of Level 4 NICUallowing for geographically robust clinical studies in the highestrisk population. We also receive neonates Southeastern Georgia andthe Florida Panhandle. We are an active participant in theVermont-Oxford Network and in the Florida Perinatal QualityCollaborative. Major responsibilities for this position are patientcare and teaching but preference will be given to candidates withan established record of mentoring academic growth of juniorfaculty and in quality improvement and/or clinical outcomesresearch.We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated a zest forteaching of pediatric residents and advanced practice providers,continued personal professional development, an affinity forcontinuous quality improvement and/or outcomes-based research, andskills in working as part of a large team. Preference will begiven to individuals who have a track record of mentoring juniorfaculty in their clinical development and academic endeavors and/orhave experience with collaborative multicenter research or largedata sets.This position will report to the Chief of the Division ofNeonatology and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at theUniversity of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Followingis a partial description of duties and responsibilities: Provide clinical critical care to neonates and newborns at the5 hospitals staffed by our division of neonatology as assigned bythe Chief, Division of Neonatology and/or designee.Teach and supervise the care of pediatric residents andadvanced practice providers.Participate on committees to represent the Department ofPediatrics as required by Chief, Division of Neonatology and/ordesignee as required.Participate in monthly department faculty meetings,administrative functions and institutional committees asrequested.Develop new and support ongoing divisional academic activitiesfor the purpose of advancing the careers of junior faculty. The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three colleges at the Health Science CenterJacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health inJacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — andmore than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughoutNortheast Florida and Southeast Georgia.The college’s 16 clinical science departments house more than 440faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as wellas medical students from UF and around the country. We offer anincredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to trainmany of best primary care providers and specialists throughout theregion, the state and the country.The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical educationprograms and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents andfellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College ofMedicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinicalrotations as well.In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations inall the major disciplines are provided for students from the UFCollege of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical studentsenrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at theJacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urbansetting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UFstudents, elective rotations in the final year of clinical trainingare available to students from accredited schools in the US andCanada.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields.The college’s faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinicalresearch. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings atlocations across the country and publish their projects inwell-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 millionin external research funding, approximately 50% of which wasfederally sponsored projects.The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translationalresearch facility. To support faculty and resident research, thecollege has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchersanalytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center forResearch Training, helping develop the next generation of highlycollaborative clinical researchers.Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the AtlanticOcean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy anaverage of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolestsummers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is amajor port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, severalnature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, whichplays a major role in our work and play.To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/.The successful candidate will have a MD/DO degree, be a boardcertified pediatrician and board eligible/board certified inneonatology.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February18, 2021. Please provide letter of intent and CurriculumVitae.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Coordinator for Pre-College Visit Programs

first_imgTo apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/526146/coordinator-for-precollege-visit-programs jeid-fb5ece4b827d934697d51c821a2aa978 Coordinator for Pre-College Visit ProgramsJob no: 526146Work type: Officer of AdministrationLocation: Eugene, ORCategories: Admissions/Financial Aid/EnrollmentManagementDepartment: Orientation ProgramsAppointment Type and Duration: Regular,OngoingSalary: $37,500 – $45,000Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year2020-2021FTE: 1.0Application Review BeginsImmediately; to ensure consideration apply by March 31, 2021Special Instructions to ApplicantsIn addition to a completed online application, includinginformation for three professional references, please attach:A current resumeA cover letter summarizing your experience with recruitmentprograms/events focused on underrepresented student populations, aswell as your qualifications for and interest in thepositionA response to the following supplemental question:- What is your guiding philosophy for student supervision and howdo you enact that philosophy when working with studentsdirectly?Department SummaryIt is the mission of Student Orientation Programs to introduce newand prospective students and their families to the university’sintellectual climate. In addition, we seek to improve the qualityof the new student experience by providing assistance withacademic, personal, and social adjustment to the university,demonstrating the University of Oregon’s commitment to teaching,learning, and scholarship. Through recruitment programs such as theAmbassador Program, Duck Preview, Duck Days, and orientation eventssuch as IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome, Student OrientationPrograms serve approximately 70,000 visitors, prospective students,new students, and families.Position SummaryThe Coordinator for Pre-College Visit Programs serves as a memberof the Student Orientation Programs team and is essential to thelong-term recruitment and yield of new undergraduate students tothe University of Oregon. Additionally, the coordinator isessential to the ongoing successful recruitment, selection,training, and supervision of the Ambassador-MulticulturalRecruiters (MCRs). Like all full-time staff on the campus visitsteam, the Coordinator independently develops and implementsprograms, events, and training initiatives to meet the University’srecruitment goals.This position has a significant impact on the achievement of theuniversity’s recruitment goals because of its focus on thedevelopment of long-term on- and off-campus pipeline programs, forgrades 6-12, that serve first-generation, low-income, andunderrepresented students. Using strategic enrollment managementstrategies, the successful candidate will partner with area schoolsand community-based organizations in the development of newmentorship initiatives that include university advocates,volunteers, and student staff.Also critical to the success of our efforts, the selection,training, and evaluation of student staff and volunteers who willstaff the on- and off-campus programs and events coordinated by thesuccessful candidate. The Coordinator collaborates with campuspartners and community stakeholders to ensure the messages, facts,and information about university programs and services is accurateand that the university’s stories are shared in an effective wayduring the campus visit.The position requires a significant level of independent judgmentand autonomy in regards to work planning; selection and trainingstudent staff and volunteer mentors; presenting the university totens of thousands of prospective student and communityconstituents, families, and campus organizations; and applicationof university student employment policies. The Coordinator willdirectly supervise 30+ MCRs as well as some supervision of thedaily operation of visits for all 80+ student Ambassadors.Secondary responsibilities include additional travel on behalf ofthe university and other duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of skills,experience, and educationTwo years of work experience in higher educationadministration, enrollment management, student affairs, or arelated field; graduate-level work appliesProfessional CompetenciesDemonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, highlycollaborative, team-oriented environmentDemonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancingdiversityExperience working in diverse environments and/or with diverseclienteleExperience hiring, training, and supervising studentemployeesEducational background and work experience in Higher EducationAdministration, Enrollment Management, student development, or arelated fieldExcellent organization, planning, public relations, andpresentation skillsStrong problem-solving and decision-making skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsPreferred QualificationsSecond language skills desired; candidates who are fluent inSpanish will be given preferenceMaster’s degree in higher education administration, studentaffairs, or a related fieldExperience planning and implementing large-scaleprogramsOne year of experience hiring, training, and supervisingstudent employees and/or volunteersFLSA Exempt: YesAll offers of employment are contingent upon successfulcompletion of a background inquiry.The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. For more information aboutbenefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.center_img The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliancewith the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individualsto apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protectedstatus, including veteran and disability status. The University iscommitted to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants andemployees with disabilities. To request an accommodation inconnection with the application process, please contact us [email protected] or 541-346-5112.UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,and gender expression in all programs, activities and employmentpractices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, andpolicies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may bereferred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil RightsCompliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement ofnon-discrimination.In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon preparesan annual report on campus security and fire safety programs andservices. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.last_img read more