Monthly Archives: October 2008

Need help creating your portfolio, resume, CV, or cover letter?

Check out our University Career Center Guides:
Resume Writing
http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/docs/ResumeWritingGuidelines.pdf
Cover Letters and More
http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/docs/JobSearchCorrespondence.pdf
Curriculum Vitae Writing
http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/docs/CurriculumVitae.pdf
Professional Portfolios
http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/docs/ProfessionalPortfolios.pdf

AmeriCorps VISTA, a Stipend Volunteer Opportunity at Community Mediation Center

The Community Mediation Center, Hampton Roads only non-profit mediation center and the United Way’s 2006 Agency of the Year provides education and services that increase the capabilities of families, youth, individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to more effectively resolve, reduce and prevent conflict. CMC, based in Norfolk and conveniently located near I-64 and Tidewater Drive, serves the entire Hampton Roads region.
Positions Available: CMC is actively recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer position which is equivalent to one-year staff positions (possibly renewable). These positions are ideally suited for recent undergraduate, graduate, law school graduates, career switchers, or retirees, who are seeking a uniquely enriching community building experience, and those seeking a career change. The position is for a full time Youth Program Coordinator.
Responsibilities:
Youth Program Coordinator: to develop and deliver conflict resolution, restorative justice, peer mediation and bullying and harassment prevention programs in local schools; engage community-based partners in program implementation; provide training and mediation services; and help recruit, train, and develop diverse volunteers to further support school conflict resolution programs. Some evenings and weekends required. Must have reliable transportation. Successful candidate will be a self-starter, outgoing, organized, and an independent worker.
Benefits: Full-time position that offers a living stipend of $380 bi-weekly, plus an education award of $4,275/year that can be used for college loans or tuition for other degrees. Successful applicants may select a $1,200 cash payment in lieu of the education benefit. ACV provides pre-service training with all expenses paid, medical coverage, 10 days personal leave, 10 days medical leave, and one week emergency leave. There are also some child care benefits. There are restrictions about taking outside employment or participating in school while serving as an ACV. The CMC offers free mediator certification to ACVs.
Availability: Recruitment for this position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated hire date late January/early Feburary, 2009.
Send resume & cover letter to Kim Humphrey at 757-480-2777 ext. 250 (phone), 531-9423 (fax), or to KimberleeH@ConflictCrushers.org. Visit our website at www.ConflictCrushers.org.

Clean Energy Intern; Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is accepting applications for Clean Energy internships.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is the first organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
We are in need of 3-4 qualified and dedicated individuals to work with us in several different capacities.
We are looking for interns to support our:
• National clean energy and global warming campaigns/trainings and CCAN membership support. (1 intern)
• State grassroots campaigns in Virginia
The position requires a commitment of at least 15 hours/week during the Fall 08′ semester.
Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently, experience with organizing on campuses, and a strong commitment to clean energy and the fight against global warming. Positions available immediately.
Preferred Method of Application:
Email Employer Contact
Contact Information:
Antigone Ambrose | VA Organizer
1108 E. Main St.
Suite 603
Richmond, Virginia 23219
United States of America
Email: antigone@chesapeakeclimate.org

Recruiting Internship; Robert Half International –Interested in Recruiting or HR?

With 60 years in the industry, Robert Half International is the world’s leader in specialized staffing. We are a Fortune 500 company and was the first S & P 500 Company in the Staffing industry. Robert Half International has again been ranked first in our industry on Fortune magazine’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies for 2008. In this position you will be trained to recruit, interview, and evaluate administrative and accounting professionals for a variety of clients and positions. You will work within a professional but fun environment and learn all about the staffing industry as well as become familiarized with the various industries and companies that make up our client base. This is a great learning opportunity and resume builder if you are looking to get into the fields of recruiting or human resources. We are very flexible with your schedule and the number of hours you can work. If you are energetic, hardworking, and enjoy working with people in a fast-paced environment, please apply or e-mail nick.pierce@rhi.com.

Business Development Rep; Apex Systems, Inc.

Apex is pioneering an inside sales function to increase lead generation for our branch network. The team will conduct campaigns centered on our major markets. The callers will be asked to make outbound calls to prospective clients in an effort to set appointments and then hand off those leads to the branches for execution.
JOB FUNCTIONS:
Outbound calls to decision makers within prospective clients.
Responsible for appointment setting and lead generation.
Delivering appointments/leads to the outside sales team.
Follow up to ensure appointments were successful.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Must have experience in an inside sales environment. Candidates must have previous success against metrics for lead generation and appointment setting. A typical candidate will be motivated by a sales environment and will possess the energy and drive to get the job done. Communication skills are a must. Experience w/ sales tracking software is preferred.
Apex Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities and females to apply.
AnnualSalary : 32,000 to 48,000
Schedule : Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Required : Experience in a telesales/inside sales environment where candidate had to deliver results around led generation.
College Degree Preferred
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Preferred Method of Application:
Email Employer Contact, Through RamsRecruiting
Contact Information:
Nicole Britt | Corporate Recruiter
41 Perimeter Center East
Suite 103
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
United States of America
Email: nbritt@apexsystemsinc.com

Outside Sales Representative; Independent Lighting

What could be better than getting paid on YOUR performance? At our company, we let you decide how much you make! We currently have immediate openings for energetic and enthusiastic Outside Sales Representatives. No evenings, weekends or overnight travel required!! Awesome opportunity for individuals looking to start a career in sales! We are one of the top 25 rising GREEN companies in Hampton Roads. Due to the dramatic increase in awareness and demand for energy saving products we are adding several sales representatives to our sales force in the Hampton Roads area.
Men and women who possess the following are encouraged to apply:
• College degree
• Career-oriented & entrepreneurial-minded
• Professionalism with strong business acumen
• Enjoy sales, account management and building rapport with customers
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
We are a well-established company headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. With over 25 years of service to the Hampton Roads area, we offer:
• Outstanding earnings potential
• Qualified leads & established accounts
• Ongoing incentive and bonus programs
• Major medical /dental / vision insurance
• 401K with company contribution
• Auto Allowance program
• Flexible hours, no evenings, weekends or overnight travel required
Preferred Method of Application:
Email Employer Contact, Through RamsRecruiting
Contact Information:
Chris Carpenter | Vice President
873 Seahawk Circle
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
United States of America
Email: chrisjr@independentlighting.com

Administrative Assistant; American Cancer Society – Glen Allen, VA; Closing date to apply: November 7, 2008 Hiring Range: $25,213 – $28,995

We have an exciting opportunity available for a motivated Administrative Assistant for our Glen Allen, VA office. This position will serve Central Virginia.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides customer service to staff in region/department in regards to ordering, processing of work requests, and special needs.
• Provides administrative support to Regional field offices or Department as necessary for the efficient and effective day-to-day operations.
• Effectively researches, collects, organize and disseminate information in a timely fashion.
• Prepares correspondence, memos, reports and other written materials.
• Assists office volunteers in office-related tasks.
• Assists in creating documents and materials utilizing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes as well as other databases specific to the Division.
• Answers phone inquiries and routes calls to appropriate staff.
• Prepares simple analyses of requested information or data.
• Follows procedures for tracking projects to ensure completion.
• Ensures all communication to both internal and external customers is conducted in a professional manner.
• Assists with the recruitment and training of office volunteers as requested.
• Processes all income per ACS Guidelines.
• Ensures invoices are processed in a timely manner.
• Alerts facilities management when appropriate to ensure facilities are maintained.
• Maintains petty cash as necessary
• Assists with meeting logistics and operations.
• Makes business based decisions; maintains complete and updated files and records in accordance with standards of the Division, submits timely and accurate reports; meets timelines, follows through; apprises supervisor of status; provides viable & innovative solutions to problems; attends meetings/trainings, adheres to approved policy/procedure, represents the organization in a professional manner.
• Maintains and orders adequate inventory of American Cancer Society materials as requested.
• Ensures the memorial program procedures adhere to ACS guidelines.
• Ensures all safety guidelines and emergency procedures are followed according to ACS guidelines.
• Processes requests for ACS literature and materials in a timely fashion.
• Assist the public with requests for wigs, prostheses, bras and other patient service materials as necessary.
• Proactively and assertively addresses issues as they arise.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
• High School graduate with a minimum of two years of administrative work experience.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with staff team, volunteers, other organizations, Community leaders and the public at large.
• Intermediate skills on Windows-based PC and Microsoft applications.
• Reliable transportation required
Other Desirable Qualifications:
• Knowledge of general accounting principles preferred.
• Ability to proofread for accuracy
• Good Organizational Skills
Division: 
South Atlantic Division
Preferred Method of Application: 
Through Employer Website
http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_acs/external/search.do
And search Job ID #: 3595