Monthly Archives: February 2009

Upcoming Career Fair—Public Safety

3rd Annual Public Safety Career Fair
March 4th, 2009 10am-2pm
Commonwealth Ballrooms A&B
Hosted By: Eta Lambda Sigma Inc. & IAEM
*All students of any major who are interested in the agencies may attend.
*There is no registration required.
*Please bring copies of your resume and dress professionally.
*If you’re not sure what to say to employers, check out this networking guide.
Agencies Confirmed:
US Dept of State
Air Force
Coast Guard
State Police
Prince William County PD
Chesterfield Police
Virginia Beach PD
Blacksburg Police
Target AP
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
US Capitol Police
IRS Criminal Investigative Unit
Newport News PD
Night Protective Services
Red Cross
Henrico PD

The MADD Richmond, VA office is currently seeking candidates for the position of Program Specialist

Job Description
MADD has helped save more than 330,000 lives since its founding in 1980. With approximately 400 offices nationwide, licensees in Australia, Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico and Sweden and 2 million members and supporters, MADD is the premier grassroots organization working to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. For more information, visit or call 1-800-GET-MADD.
General Duties:
Direct, organize and implement all aspects and technical portions of core and supplemental and/or grant funded drunk driving prevention programs for targeted populations at the State and Local level. Responsible for all program and/or grant administration including regular liaison and reporting, achievement of established performance objectives, development of programs
to achieve objectives and adherence to all program an/or grant policies and guidelines.
Essential Functions

Develop and design programs and events targeted to achieve specific objectives. Provide training, guidance and support by conducting training meetings, telephone coaching and on-site support.
Design, develop and implement training programs and conduct the programs at the State and Local level. Organize and host orientation meetings, evaluation meetings and training of local trainers.
Ensure that goals and objectives as designated in the program or grant are achieved.
Maintain tracking of program and/or grant results, financial reports, and the progress for evaluation and improvement. Identify areas that are not fully utilizing the resources available and ensure assistance is provided in a timely manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
One to two years experience in work with the development and implementation of community awareness, education, partnership and youth programs specifically related to areas of substance abuse. Previous experience working with programs or grant administration helpful.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet timelines and deadlines. Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.
High proficiency level computer and MS office related products.
Travel and flexible hours are required.
Interested Candidates should forward resumes to the following email address:
MADD offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits + business casual environment. “An Interested Party will be considered an applicant only after the individual has complied with the application process and has indicated the specific position for which they are applying.”
MADD is an equal opportunity employer.

Robyn C. Ackerman—Success Story!

Name: Robyn C. Ackerman
Major: Psychology major, Criminal Justice minor
Graduation Date: May 2009
Graduate School attending/Program attending: Columbia University School of Social Work in New York, New York
How the Career Center helped you along the way:
The Career Center and Jeanette Waterman specifically, were extremely helpful over the past year at VCU. Throughout my final year here, I was advised on my options after graduation and the process of how to apply to grad school. Also, I felt that I was given a support net of having someone understand what I was experiencing in my search, both the ups and the downs. My career consultant was always available to help me in anyway possible and Jeanette always helped me focus on the task at hand; thus, I have been accepted at the school which was at the top of my list for graduate studies. The services of the University Career Center are a great resource and students should be take advantage of them! I highly recommend students to get in touch with the Career Center and their consultant for their benefit.

PAID Summer Internships– Freddie Mac; McLean, VA

Business Partner Intern: HR, Psychology, Organizational Development, Liberal Arts
College Relations Intern: Liberal Arts, BAM, HR
Diversity and Inclusion Intern: HR, Liberal Arts
To find out more about these opportunities, please log on to your RamsRecruiting account and read more! *YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RESUME APPROVED TO APPLY*
Don’t have an account? Just stop by the Career Center or email us at

Summer Events Assistant for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; Lansdowne, Virginia; $11 per hour; Deadline: March 6th!

-Assist with planning logistics for three residential summer programs, including communication with Scholars & parents, travel arrangements, & program material development
-Accurately complete general office tasks prior to and after summer events
-Support Event Associate and Senior Program Associate in administrative job functions
To apply, send RESUME AND COVER LETTER to:
Berkeley Burgess at or Fax to 571-209-1263 no later than March 6th.

This Wednesday: C2C Fair –all majors welcome; REGISTER TODAY!

C2C Career Fair (all majors welcome)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
<a href="“>Register here
Here is the latest list of employers (as of Feb. 19th)
Altria Client Services
CapTech Ventures, Inc.
Chesterfield County Police Department
Dillard’s Short Pump Town Center
DMG Securities, Inc.
Douglas Aquatics
Eli Lilly & Company
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
First Investors Corporation
First Market Bank
GPR Consulting, Inc.
Greater Richmond Chamber
HCA Richmond Health Systems
Hometown Realty Services, Inc.
Interview Angel Inc.
Jason’s Deli
Lutron Electronics
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Marstel-Day, LLC
Masa Corporation
MassMutual/Capital Financial Partners, LLC
MetLife/Richmond Financial Group
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Old Dominion University
Rainbow Station
Reynolds Packaging
Richmond Times Dispatch
SagePoint Financial Inc.
Southern Teachers Agency
SunTrust Bank
Symplicity Corporation
Union Bankshares
University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies and Human Resources Services
UPS Freight
US Census Bureau
VCU Department of Health Administration
VCU School of Business
Venturi Staffing Partners
Verizon Wireless
Visual Aids Electronic Corporation
Wachovia Corporation
Wells Fargo Financial
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance and Financial Services
WWBT TV Channel 12

Executive Secretary position open at the Daily Planet

Job Opening with the Daily Planet
General Statement of Duties
The Executive Secretary is the office manager in the agency, and is
responsible for the efficient operation of the administrative offices
at the executive level. The Executive Secretary should initiate all
mail, typing, and the flow of messages to the administrators.
Interpersonal skills are very important to the job, as well as speed
and knowledge of the computer and various kinds of word processing
software and office equipment. A positive demeanor and respect for
the homeless and urban poor are very important.
Completion of a 4 year college or 2 year associate degree program.
Office management, financial/bookkeeping and/or secretarial experience
required. Experience and significant courses may substitute for
college degree. Excellent computer skills, interpersonal skills and
the ability to work with homeless individuals.
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Negotiable
Application Process: Send resume electronically to
with Executive Secretary in subject line or fax resume to (804)
783-2514 Attn. Executive Secretary
Peter Prizzio, Executive Director
804-783-0678 ext 230