Monthly Archives: October 2009

Volunteer Program Coordinator; Virginia Supportive Housing – Richmond, VA

Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH), located in Richmond, VA, is looking for a Volunteer Program Coordinator to facilitate the organization’s growing community engagement efforts.
The Volunteer Program Coordinator supports VSH’s efforts to cultivate community involvement in and support for the vision, mission, and programs of VSH. The Volunteer Program Coordinator oversees volunteer programs that inspire community members and organizations to join in the vital work of VSH through volunteerism. The position interacts frequently with internal programs and external community partners. The Volunteer Program Coordinator reports directly to the Development Director.
General Description of Duties
The Volunteer Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s volunteer program in both Richmond and South Hampton Roads, VA. In general, the Volunteer Program Coordinator works with the staff in planning, developing and supervising a meaningful volunteer program. He/she will recruit, interview, select, orient, train, place, supervise, motivate, recognize and evaluate volunteers. The Volunteer Program Coordinator acts as liaison between the organization and the community at large and between staff, volunteers, and recipients of the services.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
 *   Recruit, interview, screen, train, provide orientation and place volunteers for programs
 *   Supervise and/or assure proper supervision of volunteers; maintain volunteer records and schedules; interpret VSH policies for the volunteers
 *   Maintain a constant awareness of the fluctuating volunteer needs of the various program areas
 *   Solicit involvement from and coordinate regular communication with community partners (e.g., corporations, schools, faith communities, civic groups)
 *   Confirm all individual and group volunteer schedules
 *   Respond to requests for volunteer information in a timely and professional manner
 *   Support community education efforts (including VSH open houses and tours)
 *   Oversees the development (including conducting client needs assessments), implementation, and continuous improvement of volunteer programs, policies and procedures
 *   Plan volunteer recognition events and awards
 *   Represents VSH at meetings with community partners as assigned
 *   Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or comparable documented experience. Must be detail oriented, highly organized and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong customer service ability, experience in volunteer management, an ability to work flexibly and creatively, and have a passion for VSH’s mission.  Experience in outreach, networking and promotion a plus. Must be able to work well with people, including underserved and/or special needs populations and be comfortable with public speaking. Cross-cultural skills and experience with culturally diverse populations a plus. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite). Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Compensation: $35,000 – $40,000 commensurate with experience. Full benefits.
Closing Date: Positions close at 5:00pm on November 6, 2009.
To Apply: 
Applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to with the subject line Volunteer Program Coordinator or fax to (804) 788-6827. Attn: Volunteer Program Coordinator.

Part-time Customer Service Rep; AmeriGas Propane (close to campus)

This is a part-time job working 20 hours a week all year long in our Richmond, VA office.
The Customer Relations Representative (CRR) is responsible for face-to-face, as well as telephone, customer interactions.  CRRs process customer payments, resolve customer concerns and handle customer accounts.

We are looking for candidates who are committed to excellence, like working in a team environment and those who thrive working in a fast-pased office.

Must be computer literate, have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We can be somewhat flexible with work hours Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.  This job would be for 4 hours a day.

To apply, send your resume AND cover letter to: Deborah Ranson – Employee Relations Manager
For more information on the company, visit their website.

Careers in Psychology: October 20 @11 am

Thank you for letting Sarah and me visiting your class today. Here are all the resources we will talk about today!

UCC Overview:

Overview of Career Center Services – PSYC.ppt

Helpful Handouts:

1) Login to your account, go to: RamsRecruiting login page
2) Enter in your username and password.
Start with the guest account: (username) vcuguest and (password) guest until I get can get you entered in.

Format for username is your VCU email address minus the @ and .edu (i.e, my email is; my username is ejwatermanvcu)
 Format for the password is your birth month and the last two digits of your birth year (i.e, my birthday is 03/23/79; my password is 0379)

Please allow 48 hours for your account to be entered. 

**If you have specific questions on your username and password, just email me at or call me directly at 828-4846 and I will be happy to look it up for you.**

Various Positions, including Special Agents; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

•     Must be a U.S.  CITIZEN
•     Minimum 3.0 GPA
•     Must qualify and be able to retain a Top Secret Clearance
•     Drug test and polygraph testing required

Those who join us from college assume a variety of roles throughout the Bureau:
Management Analyst          
Budget Analyst          
Staff Operations Specialist          
Information TechnologySpecialist
Human Resource Specialist     
Personnel Security Specialist
Electronics Engineer          
Forensic Examiner     
Intelligence Analyst

All majors are accepted, however, disciplines should include one of the following Areas (Undergraduate and/or Graduate Degree):
Computer Science     
Management Information Systems     
Computer Engineering
Electronic Engineering     Biology
Chemistry     Physics
Arabic Language (read, writer, speak)     
Accounting /Finance
Research Analysis
Criminal Justice/Criminology     
Physical Science
Social Sciences     
Homeland/National Security

•     Visit 
•     Click on the Campus Visit Schedule tab 
•     On the right side under Don’t see your school, click on “Go here to submit your information” 
•     Fill out the requested information, upload your resume, and submit.

U.Va. Diversity Career Fair (October 28th and 29th) – Charlottesville, VA: bus provided on the 28th with an RSVP

Email Joseph Lyons at if you plan on attending. 
Diversity Career Day attracts over 150 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences. DCD is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career!
Diversity Career Day is open to all students at colleges and universities throughout Virginia and Washington DC. This regional recruiting event typically attracts more than 1200 students from all majors looking for full-time and internship opportunities. All students are welcome!
Students are not required to pre-register and can simply check-in at the registration desk when they arrive. 

First Investors Corporation – Financial Services Representative


Description of Company:  

Established in 1930, First Investors is a Wall Street based financial services firm with regional offices located nationwide.  The company currently manages over $6 billion in assets and serves over 350,000 institutional and individual investor accounts.



This is an entry level opportunity in the field of financial services.  First Investors offers a complete training program for qualified candidates to receive securities licenses.  Our financial professionals work with clients to help them achieve their many financial goals such as saving on taxes, planning for a child’s education, or preparing for their retirement years.  Management opportunities are available for qualified representatives.



College degree, with majors from the fields of Liberal Arts, Finance, Business, or Marketing preferred.  Strong communication skills coupled with the ability to work well with people on a one-to-one basis.  The ability to grasp new concepts and the creative and organizational skills to set and achieve specific goals.  An entrepreneurial work ethic and deep desire to achieve financial success.  The candidate must be qualified to work in the USA without sponsorship on a long term basis.



For more information, please contact:


Crystal Tull

Regional Recruiter

First Investors Corporation

4701 Cox Road, Suite 107

Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

(804) 346-4670 Ext.10

(804) 270-2549 Fax