School Administrator magazine Senior Editorial Assistant

School Administrator, an ambitious monthly magazine that covers K-12 education subjects for school leaders nationwide, seeks a full-time senior editorial assistant for its small editorial team.

We seek someone who can work independently in a fast-paced environment and can meet concurrent deadlines to support the magazine’s print and electronic editions, handling a wide range of assignments that include editing and proofreading, fact-checking, interviewing, compiling information and rewriting, photo research and fulfilling requests for article reprints and back issues as well as coding and posting our digital edition to the web. We seek candidates with at least two years of publication-related work experiences. Starting salary: high $40s to low $50s.

School Administrator is published by a leading education association — AASA, The School Superintendents Association (www.aasa.org). Send cover letter and resume to HR@aasa.org. Deadline: Jan. 29, 2017.

Questions and requests for the full job description can be sent to: jgoldman@aasa.org

Desert Island Supply Co. seeks communications interns

The Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), a nonprofit creative writing and arts program for Birmingham-area children and teens, is seeking two communications interns for the spring 2014 semester (Jan-May).

Based in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood, DISCO offers after-school tutoring and creative workshops from 4-6 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Interns will work directly with DISCO’s director of programming in a cool, fun work environment.

Applicants should be excellent communicators with a passion for community engagement and creative problem-solving. If interested, students can receive academic credit for the internship. We also offer a small transportation stipend at the end of the internship in May.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and organizing list of volunteer tutors

  • Contacting volunteers about specific after-school and evening programming opportunities

  • Helping with DISCO’s social media efforts and volunteer newsletter

  • Contacting after-school/workshop registrants to confirm registration

  • Interacting with parents and teachers

  • Assisting with DISCO’s after-school programming

  • Coordinating volunteer get-togethers

  • Representing DISCO at community events

Internship requirements:

  • Weekly staff meeting at DISCO every Monday at 2:30 p.m.

  • Minimum 4 hours/week at DISCO during after-school programming (4-6 p.m., M-Th)

  • Off-site social media/newsletter/email, as needed up to 4 hours/week

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the contact info for three references to internship@desertislandsupplyco.com.

Practicum/Internship Opportunity: West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) help reduce health disparities by improving the quantity, diversity, distribution and quality of the nation’s healthcare workforce. Under the guidance of the newly formed Alabama Statewide AHEC Program, the West Central Alabama AHEC will serve a 13-county area, implementing a number of initiatives designed to increase the number of students who enter healthcare programs, train in rural and underserved areas, and obtain healthcare jobs in Alabama. Increasing the numbers of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, therapists, and other health professionals, especially those coming from rural and underserved areas, has been shown to increase access and improve the overall health of communities. 

Interns work with West Central Alabama AHEC staff to create a comprehensive Health Careers Preparation and Promotion program. Periodically interns may have an opportunity to participate in planning, organizing and implementing a special project in partnership with an academic institution, healthcare organization or other charitable/nonprofit organization with similar goals and objectives.

 HOURS:  Schedules are flexible and students have an option of working from a satellite location. Practicum/Internship may qualify for academic credit with approval and completion of the appropriate paperwork from your academic institution. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Excellent writing and communication skills, knowledge of computer applications such as Windows, MS Word, Excel, Publisher, etc. Appropriate for the following majors: social sciences; education; pre-health professions; public health/health education; and marketing and communications.

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter with interest and resume to Regina Knox at reknox@whatleyhealth.org.