Application Deadline is November 22, 2013


MIAMI— Are you looking for an exciting temporary job opportunity to work with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department? Then look no further, the Department is issuing a call for temporary job applicants to fill the staffing needs of a special event taking place during March 2014, on Key Biscayne, FL.  Duties will range from, but are not limited to, grounds maintenance, parking operations, customer service, cashier, and pre/post event site prep/breakdown.  Applications for these temporary Miami-Dade County Parks positions will only be accepted November 4-22, 2013. 

Applicants must apply via the Miami-Dade County Online Employment Application site at www.miamidade.gov/jobs.  Individuals must be at least 17 years old. 

All applicants selected will be required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and criminal background check prior to employment.  The deadline for applying is November 22, 2013. 


Career Opportunities

Lead Teacher, Center for Excellence

The Center for Excellence Demonstration School in Early Education has an opening for a lead teacher to be responsible for planning/coordinating the implementation of the center's education program for children ages zero to three or three to five years of age. Master's degree. Bilingual preferred. Salary range is $37K-45K. Please email resumes to [email protected].

Volunteer and AmeriCorps Manager
Switchboard Miami seeks a volunteers and AmeriCorps manager to supervise volunteers and AmeriCorps members and provide direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer and service functions within the organization to help strengthen programs and to involve a community of supporters.  Bachelor\'s degree and min. 1 year volunteer management exp. For more information, contact Carolyn Broughton at (305) 358-1640 or email [email protected].

Helpline Counselor (Part-time)
Switchboard Miami seeks a HELPline Counselor to provide telephone information, referrals, crisis counseling as well as suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Human Service field, and demonstrated social services experience is required. Contact Carolyn Broughton at (305) 358-1640 or email[email protected].

Teachers, Teacher Assistant and Administrator (part-time)
Cherry Blossom Learning Center seeks teachers, a teacher assistant and a part-time administrator for the center. Please forward your resume to Kathy Nieto either by e-mail to [email protected] or fax to (305) 860-3304. Also visit,www.cherryblossommiami.com.

Community Health of South Florida needs a clerk for its Healthy Steps Program. Candidates should have a high School graduate or GED Equivalent with experience working in an office setting with computers. Knowledge of Excel preferred.Please visit the CHI website at www.chisouthfl.org to apply. Contact number (786) 293-5509.

Assistant Project Coordinator- Intake/Bonding
The Service Network for Children of Inmates seeks a field outreach position designed to identify, engage and link children and families with incarcerated parent and potentially beneficial and available supportive social, therapeutic and educational services. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required. Data entry willingness and experience also required. Contact phone: (305) 788-3154. Please send Resume to[email protected].

Maternity Care Advisor
The Healthy Start Coalition has an immediate full-time position for amaternity care advisor with its MomCare Program. The advisor will facilitate access to prenatal care for pregnant women on Medicaid. A B.s. degree in social services, minimum 2-4 years experience, local travel, reliable transportation, excellent phone and communication skills required. Bilingual CRE/SPA preferred. Computer literacy a must. Competitive salary. Contact number: (305) 541-0210 or email[email protected]. Visit the Coalition's website at www.hscmd.org for application instructions.

Community Liaison
The Healthy Start Coalition seeks a community liaison. This full-time position will be responsible for provider and community outreach to ensure universal Healthy Start screening of pregnant women and infants. A B.S. degree in Social Services, minimum 2-4 years experience, local travel and excellent communication skills are a must. Bilingual CRE/SPA preferred.  Computer literacy is a must. Competitive salary. For details, contact Natalia Coletti at (305) 541-0210 or email[email protected]. To apply, visit www.hscmd.org .

Regional Director Needed for After-school Alliance Board
The Florida After-School Alliance seeks a Region 5 (Broward, Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties) director to join its state-wide Board. Candidates must live in the area they represent. Each board member serves a two-year term on a voluntary basis for this important leadership position. All FASA members interested in being considered, should complete the Board Candidate Application form downloaded from www.floridaafterschool.org .

Psychological Testing Supervisor, Grant Clinical Supervisor, Developmental Specialist, Targeted Case Managers
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) has openings in the following areas: psychological testing supervisor, grant clinical supervisor, developmental specialist and targeted case managers.Visit www.icfhinc.org for a summary of qualifications and application instructions. ICFH is an EOE and Drug Free Work Place. Background screening required. Contact Sylvia Sanders at (305) 685-4231. Email resumes to [email protected].


Source:   The Children's Trust

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Position Summary http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp

Department: Miami Dade Aviation


Close Date: 06/17/2013

Location: Northwest/Miami International Airport

Entry Rate: $40,711.06 Yearly

Maximum Rate: $72,185.62 Yearly

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Recruitment Status: Open to the Public

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business
Administration, Aviation Business Administration, or related field.

Applicants qualifying for employment with the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department will be subject to extensive security screening, including
but not limited to fingerprint checks, employment verification and such other
procedures as may be mandated by federal law.

The security clearance required by federal law is a
continuing condition of employment.

NATURE OF WORK: This is specialized property management work
for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Employees in this class are responsible
for performing a variety of property management duties in the leasing,
inspection and maintenance of airport facilities and properties.
Responsibilities include inspection of airport properties, assisting in the
administration of airport leases, contracts and permits, preparing less complex
leases and amendments, attending airport planning and construction meetings,
preparing recommendations for new airport facilities and reviewing construction
plans. Duties require the application of real estate knowledge in the
interpretation of airport contracts and leases. Supervision is received from an
administrative superior who reviews work for conformity to departmental
procedures and achievement of desired goals and objectives.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS: Inspects airport properties including
office buildings, fueling facilities, commissaries, warehouses, terminals,
hangers, and aircraft ramp areas; recommends repairs or removal of unsafe or
economically unsound structures. Assists in administration of airport leases,
contracts, and permits by inspecting, evaluating and monitoring leased airport
property for compliance with terms and conditions contained in the agreements.
Prepares less complex leases and amendments concerning property and facilities
at general aviation airports. Conducts or attends various meetings concerning
planning, construction, and implementation of a wide range of projects
including airport roads and buildings. Assists in preparing recommendations for
new facilities at Miami International Airport and the general aviation
airports, including additions or modification to warehousing and other
buildings, aircraft washing racks, pavement stripping, taxiways, fueling
facilities, aircraft, and auto parking. Reviews a variety of construction plans
submitted by airport tenants for airport staff review and recommends approval
and coordinates efforts to assure compliance. Performs related work as

KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS: Considerable knowledge of
real estate practices, terminology, contracts and lease agreements.
Considerable knowledge of the design, construction and operation of airport
roads, utilities, aircraft runways, taxiways, aircraft ramps, and other
aviation facilities. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws
pertaining to lease agreements and airport property management. Knowledge of
real property management, contract management, and commercial and industrial
property leasing. Knowledge of public relations principles and techniques.
Ability to inspect a variety of airport properties and detect unsafe or unsound
conditions. Ability to monitor the use of airport properties to assure
compliance with the provisions of lease agreements. Ability to prepare leases,
agreements, and amendments for airport properties and facilities. Ability to
assist in the review of proposed new airport facilities. Ability to communicate
clearly, concisely, verbally, and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with superiors and airport tenants or their




Foundation retains firm to survey employees, solve retention issues

MIAMI and CINCINNATI  (Jan. 16, 2013) – The Miami Foundation in Miami, Fla., has retained Blackbook HR to help the region improve its rate of turnover among major employers, retain bright young professionals and increase civic engagement.

“Miami has the fifth-highest percentage of college students per capita in the U.S. and the fifth-highest flight of those students once they graduate,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO at The Miami Foundation. “It is incumbent on us to develop, attract and retain the best and the brightest here in Miami.

“Our future depends on it.”

Soto and his team heard Blackbook CEO Chris Ostoich present at a recent CEOS for Cities conference and asked his team to help them survey employees at key companies in Miami and develop solutions for retaining them.

“We were excited about partnering with Blackbook for a number of reasons,” adds Nancy Jones, vice president for development and communications at the Foundation. “Among them is the amazing results their tools have had in reducing year-over-year turnover for major employers in the Cincinnati area.”

The Foundation convened more than 20 major corporations and community partners to engage with Blackbook in conducting a regional Embeddedness Quotient (EQ)™ survey, which determines how connected people feel to an employer or community and calculates their risk of leaving. 

EQ is a patent-pending Web-based survey technology built on the LinkedIn API.

After completing the EQ survey, Blackbook plans to use its Yocal™ platform, connecting employees by using social networking tools and information, activities and events within the community, to engage 30,000-50,000 participants.

“Obviously, Miami has a treasure trove of community assets, and our job is to help evaluate why some citizens aren’t connecting with them and how to make that happen,” said Ostoich.  “We are excited to bring the success we’ve had working in enterprises to regions such as Miami that understand that talent is a critical driver in economic and regional prosperity.” 

Career Opportunity: Economic Development Officer


Economic Opportunity Development Officer 

Salary Range: $101,335-154,000


Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school district in the nation, is accepting applications for the position of Economic Opportunity Development Officer.  This position is Responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring direction and leadership in the development and implementation of M-DCPS’ business growth strategy; accountable for planning, directing, and overseeing the development of new business and strategic partnerships for small and minority/women business enterprises (M/WBE) to participate in the award and performance of Board contracts.


Job Functions:


  1. Delegates and communicates M-DCPS’ goals and objectives.
  2. Identifies and addresses development issues that challenge and support district policies for effectiveness.
  3. Monitor, track and certify small business and minority/women business enterprises.
  4. Fosters a timely and effective resolution of disruptions and/or grievances.
  5. Manages budgets for work plans.
  6. Develops relationships and partnerships in the community to create and increase M/WBE opportunity that support businesses/networks.
  7. Responsible for publishing accurate data relative to percentages and dollar amount of goods and services provided by minority and women-owned businesses.
  8. Provides maximum legally permissible opportunities for small minority/women business enterprises to participate in the award and performance of Board contracts.
  9. Enforces the Board’s anti-discrimination policy in the award of contracts for construction projects, procurement of goods and services and professional services.

10.  Networks through seminars, trade fairs, conferences, minority/women organizations and community functions to provide outreach to minority businesses.

11.  Directs business functions to achieve maximum performance and results by M/WBEs; directs improvements as appropriate.

12.  Develop and implement necessary administrative procedures to fully implement programs.

13.  Possess good interpersonal skills and able to work within diverse group settings.

14.  Performs other duties related to general administrative responsibilities of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Master’s degree in business, administration, finance or educational field. Legal background preferred.
  2. Experience as a business or fiscal director or related experience.
  3. Experience in financing and management techniques in a large complex organization.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of strategy development methods, marketing/planning concepts and project management.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.


M-DCPS has implemented a web-based registration and application tool, thru E-Recruiting, for new candidates and/or current employees.  Please use the following link to apply and submit required documents for this position:  http://jobs.dadeschools.net/Apply.asp


Deadline to apply is January 4, 2013. 


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Career Opportunities

Substance Abuse/HIV Health Educator 

The Switchboard of Miami, Inc. seeks a SA/HIV health educator to deliver substance abuse and HIV evidence-based strategies and programs within a university environment, to participate in on-going needs assessment studies and in the implementation of surveys, focus groups, key informant interviews, etc. A bachelor's degree required and/or three years experience working with similar populations and programs is required. For more information, contact (305) 358-1640 and send resumes to [email protected].

Service Learning Liaison
Switchboard Miami has an opening for a service learning liaison whose job responsibilities include exploring opportunities for student service learning experiences at a variety of community agencies, developing and leading meetings and workshops to assist community partnering, and to deveop effective service learning experiences for students. Bachelor's degree required. For details, call (305) 358-1640 and/or email resumes to [email protected].

Piecework Case Managers  

The Institute for Child and Family Health seeks applications from experienced targeted case managers to coordinate services for individuals and families. Candidates must have a B.A. degree in a closely related mental health field, experience working with SED children, knowledge of available resources in the service area, must be willing to travel throughout Miami-Dade County. Bilingual (English-Spanish) is preferred. Background screening is required. Email resume to [email protected] or fax to 305-685-4208.    


Source: The Children's Trust

Career Opportunities

Read to Learn Manager 

The Children's Trust seeks a manager to play a vital role in implementing the Strategic Plan for Read to Learn, our literacy initiative. The Read to Learn manager will assist the Children's Trust in its goal of reducing by 50 percent the number of third graders not reading on grade level by 2020. This will be accomplished through coordination of activities to assist community members and parents to develop a keen understanding and appreciation for the importance of school readiness, stimulating summer programs and activities, and regular school attendance for young children. Master's in Educational Leadership or Reading required; Spanish and Creole language abilities preferred. The manager will report directly to the Public Policy director. For more information, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.    

After-School Literacy Instructor 
Just Kids Academy, located in SW Miami, is looking for a certified after-school literacy teacher to work 4 hours daily. Candidates must be certified  in the state of Florida and have at least 2 yrs experience in an educational setting. For more information, contact Ana Delgado at (305) 221-0011 or email [email protected].


Source: The Children's Trust

Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Job Fair, Draws 7,000

Wilson_hat Miami, FL – With her continued goal of employing residents, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-17) hosted a job fair in Miami that attracted more than 7,000 people seeking employment and 150 employers including federal and state agencies, Fortune 500 Companies and local businesses.  The day-long job fair was held at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and included workshops that focused on job readiness and technical assistance seminars.

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Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Congressional Black Caucus “For the People” Jobs Initiative



Five-City Jobs Tour – Including Back-to-Back Events in Miami – Will Feature Prominent Members of Congress and Over 100 National and Local Employers

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Speakout for Good Jobs Now stops in Miami TODAY

Join Congresswoman Frederica Wilson today for the "Speakout for Good Jobs Now" Tour in Miami. The event is part of a listening tour in which pro-worker members of Congress listen to YOU about the need for good jobs in our communities.

It's time we stopped giving tax breaks to billionaires and big corporations when working Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will listen to what YOU have to say and take that back to Washington as we continue to fight to reinvigorate the American Dream — the ability to put in a day’s hard work for good wages and benefits so we can provide our children with a better future. 

Are you dissatisfied about the lack of good jobs and opportunities? This is your chance to tell YOUR STORY to a member of Congress who cares.

Here are the details:

"Speakout for Good Jobs Now Tour" comes to Miami

Saturday July 16th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Lehman Theater in the Arts Complex

North Campus, Miami-Dade Community College

11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167

Also in attendance will be Representatives Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, and Ted Deutch, as well as State Senator Oscar Brayon, State Representative Dwight Bullard, and other community leaders and activists.