Ignite Social Media (Detroit) lots of hiring!

Ignite Social Media looking to hire 40 to support Chrysler, other accounts http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/announcements/ignite-social-media-looking-to-hire-40-to-support-chrysler-other-accounts/

Ignite Social Media has recently added Chrysler Group LLC to their roster of accounts. They will be doing a lot of hiring by Oct 1st in the following areas: account service, metrics/monitoring, community management/engagement, art direction, copywriting, web development/programming and more. Experience with automotive marketing is a plus.

Posted by jckroll on August 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM | Comments (0)

Interested in a Federal Career? Consider the Presidential Management Fellowship Program

For those of you planning on applying to the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program, the application on usajobs.gov is now open until October 15th, 2010.

The purpose of the PMF Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

Steps to take for nomination consideration:
• Apply through usajobs.gov (develop your federal resume through the system)
• Print out the nomination form
• Submit nomination form, resume, unofficial transcripts, along with a brief essay (Why Do I Want to Be a PMF?) to Joanna Kroll by Oct 15th at midnight.
• Students who are selected for nomination will be notified by Oct 29th.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I have attached the PMF presentation to this email that covers all of the details and key deadlines (for those that missed the information session in Sept).

Good luck!

Joanna Kroll
Sr. Associate Director of Career Development
University of Michigan School of Information
ph 734-615-8294 fax 734-615-3587

Posted by kkowatch on October 11, 2010 at 01:02 PM | Comments (0)

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Faculty Position Available at University of Michigan School of Information

Faculty Position Postings
2010-11 Faculty Search Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Human-Computer Interaction
Rank: Open

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty candidate at any rank in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). For this position, we aspire to recruit a skilled researcher who will contribute to teaching, research, and intellectual leadership in HCI. While we encourage applications from all areas of HCI, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching design courses and whose research interests are related to the design of interactive systems, encompassing areas such as design methods, design tools, new forms of interaction, or designing for novel application domains. Successful candidates will be passionate about interdisciplinary work and be prepared to join a large and diverse community of researchers in the areas of interactive and social computing, with dozens of faculty and graduate students spanning several departments across the university. For more information about School of Information research and activities related to HCI and social computing, see misc.si.umich.edu.

The mission of the School of Information, where this position will reside, is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with 35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other units, we recently launched an undergraduate informatics major. The School of Information is internationally recognized for its research strengths in social informatics, network analysis and text mining, human computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital preservation, and information seeking, sharing, and use. More about the School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website: si.umich.edu

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion.

Qualifications:

* A Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in an area such as human-centered computing, design, computer science, sociology, psychology, computer-supported cooperative work, communication studies, or related fields concerned with human-computer interaction
* Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
* Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
* A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials online:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research
* Statement of teaching interests and experience
* Three representative publications
* Three letters of reference (required for junior applicants) or names of three references (senior applicants)


The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding faculty candidates also in the following areas:

* Digital Environments/Digital Humanities. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Information in Organizations. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Health Informatics. Rank: associate/full professor.

The School's mission is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School currently has 35 FTE faculty; 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. We have recently partnered with other units to launch a new undergraduate major in informatics as well. We encourage you to learn more about the School, its mission, and its activities at si.umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

All candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be committed to working in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse environment. To apply, please see the individual job descriptions.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

Posted by kkowatch on October 07, 2010 at 03:12 PM | Comments (0)

Information in Organizations Faculty Position Available at University of Michigan School of Information

Faculty Position Postings
2010-11 Faculty Search Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Information in Organizations
Rank: Assistant Professor

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty candidate at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of information in organizations. For this position, we aspire to recruit an accomplished researcher and intellectual leader focused on the role of information and information technology in organizations.

The University of Michigan hosts one of the strongest organizational research communities in the world, encompassing several hundred faculty and graduate students across more than a dozen departments, including the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies. The School of Information (SI) both contributes to and draws upon this community. SI is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with 35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other units, we recently launched a new undergraduate informatics major. The School of Information is internationally recognized for its research strengths in social informatics, information economics and management, network analysis and text mining, human computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital preservation, and information seeking, sharing and use. More about the School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website: si.umich.edu

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion.

Qualifications:

* A Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in a relevant area, such as organizational behavior, sociology, organizational psychology, computer-supported cooperative work, social informatics, management, business information technology, management information systems, communication studies, or related fields concerned with information in organizations
* Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
* Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
* A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity


Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials online:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research
* Statement of teaching interests and experience
* Three representative publications
* Three letters of reference

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding faculty candidates also in the following areas:

* Digital Environments/Digital Humanities. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Rank: open.
* Health Informatics. Rank: associate/full professor.

The School's mission is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School currently has 35 FTE faculty; 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. We have recently partnered with other units to launch a new undergraduate major in informatics as well. We encourage you to learn more about the School, its mission, and its activities at si.umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

All candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be committed to working in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse environment. To apply, please see the individual job descriptions.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

Posted by kkowatch on October 07, 2010 at 03:07 PM | Comments (0)

Digital Environments/Digital Humanities Faculty Position Available at University of Michigan School of Information

Faculty Position Postings
2010-11 Faculty Search Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Digital Environments/Digital Humanities
Rank: Assistant Professor

The University of Michigan's School of Information (SI) seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to help establish a vigorous program of research and teaching in Digital Environments/Digital Humanities. New technologies and digital environments offer transformative opportunities for the humanities. At the same time, they bring unheralded challenges for accountability, authority, representation, intelligibility, and the assessment of value. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated research record investigating topics of concern in the digital humanities. Potential areas of research include (but are not limited to) virtual collaboration in the humanities; design of interactive humanities-related media; credibility and authority of digital content; ethnography or history of digital culture; and curation of digital resources.

This position is part of a Digital Environments faculty cluster aimed at transforming humanities scholarship and engaging faculty and students in new modes of research, teaching, and learning. The Digital Environments cluster represents a partnership between the School of Information; the departments of English Language and Literature and Communication Studies; and the Program in American Culture, each of which is hiring a new faculty member through independent searches. Candidates for the School of Information position will engage with these new faculty as well as colleagues across the university, through such venues as research projects, a speaker series, reading groups, and teaching initiatives.

Application letters for this position must discuss the candidate's ideas for interacting with the cluster group. Before doing so, please read the full description of the Digital Environments cluster.

The mission of the School of Information, where this position will reside, is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with 35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other units, we recently launched a new undergraduate informatics major. The School of Information is internationally recognized for its research strengths in social informatics, network analysis and text mining, human computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital preservation, and information seeking, sharing and use. More about the School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website: si.umich.edu

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion.

Qualifications:

* Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in a relevant area, such as literature, history, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, design, information science, library science, archival studies, or technical fields involving significant interactions with the humanities
* Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
* Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
* A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, creative activity, and cultural diversity

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials online:

* Cover letter, including your ideas for interacting with the Digital Environments cluster group
* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research
* Statement of teaching interests and experience
* Three representative publications
* Three letters of reference

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding faculty candidates also in the following areas:

* Information in Organizations. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Rank: open.
* Health Informatics. Rank: associate/full professor.

The School's mission is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School currently has 35 FTE faculty; 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. We have recently partnered with other units to launch a new undergraduate major in informatics as well. We encourage you to learn more about the School, its mission, and its activities at si.umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

All candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be committed to working in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse environment. To apply, please see the individual job descriptions.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

Posted by kkowatch on October 07, 2010 at 03:00 PM | Comments (0)

Job Opportunity in Hong Kong - Red Bricks Media

Although we usually don't use the blog for posting jobs, an SI alumnus asked me to spread the word about this unique opportunity.

Job Title: SALES ASSOCIATE, SENIOR SALES ASSOCIATE
Reports to: CEO

Be a part of Web 2.0!

Red Bricks Asia Hong Kong Limited is a full-service integrated marketing agency specializing in search engine marketing, interactive media planning, email marketing and emerging forms of media including buzz and mobile marketing. We take a performance-driven approach to marketing and measure our success by our clients' successes. Red Bricks Media is an independent agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, creating world-class marketing programs for top brands like Sony, Microsoft and LA Times. Most recently, the company made the Inc. 500's list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Visit www.redbricksmedia.com to find out what makes Red Bricks Media special.

Summary of position:
This role is responsible for successfully growing sales for the Hong Kong office across the globe. This includes pitching top global brands to roll out Asian digital marketing programs. Your job will be to develop leads and then skillfully managing them through to a successful sale. This is a very consultative sales role whereby the sales associate needs to firmly understand the prospect’s business models and then customizes programs to their needs. We have a great product, an impeccable reputation in the industry, and a stellar close ratio. When our sales associates understand our products/services and know how to map them into prospect’s needs, they are unstoppable. We handsomely reward top sales producers and do not believe in commission caps.

This is a full time position based in our Hong Kong office located at Kowloon Bay.

Specific Responsibilities
• Generate leads through existing rolodex or outbound prospecting
• Develop customized presentations, proposals and marketing programs
• Skillfully and consultatively present Red Bricks Media capabilities via teleconference or in person meetings
• Document all activity in Salesforce automation software
• Assist in the presentation of client specific proposals for additional program sales
• Prepare weekly sales reports and attend weekly sales meetings

Skills and Aptitude Required
• 3+ years of success exceeding sales goals,
• Experience selling to large, complex accounts at the C-level
• Excellent consultative selling skills
• Self-starter with a solid work ethic, self-discipline, and persistence
• Excellent written communications skills
• Excellent verbal/presentation skills
• Mandarin or Cantonese knowledge necessary and fluency is a plus
• Interpersonal skills - ability to build relationships
• Strong professional, confidence-inspiring presence and business style
• Training in a strategic selling methodology such as Strategic Selling, Target Account Selling, SPIN, or Solution Selling, a plus.
• Strong and proven marketing acumen; Direct marketing experience beneficial
• Technical knowledge beneficial
• Experience in a service-oriented business a plus
• Strong understanding of website development and technology
• Unwavering personal integrity

5 days work, double pay and comprehensive medical benefit with competitive remuneration package (base salary + commission) will be offered to the successful candidates.

Login to iTrack for information and to apply.

Posted by kkowatch on September 03, 2009 at 12:09 PM | Comments (0)

HCI Job Sites

I just wanted to throw this blog post out real quick... I've been going through some resources that we have avialable here. I was updating a listing of HCI job sites and as I verified the links, I found so many awesome jobs out there to be had by our soon-to-be graduates. Check out all these sites -- and if you know of a new one that's not here, please send it my way (and I don't mind waiting until you get your job secured!)

Association for Computing Machinery Career Resource Centre

Association for Information Science and Technology Careers

Boxes and Arrows

Creative Hotlist

Computer Jobs

Coroflot Jobs

Dice

Good Experience Job Openings

HFcareers.com

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Career Center

Human-Computer Interaction Resource Network Job Bank

Internet Technical Group Job Bank

OdinJobs

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals – CI Career Center

The Information Architecture Institute Job Board

Usability First

UsabilityNews.com Jobs

Usability Professionals Association Job Bank

Posted by kkowatch on April 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM | Comments (1)

Random Thoughts on Twitter and (of course) Job Seaching

I usually like to post articles and things that other people say on this blog, but I've got some questions to ask and some thoughts to share.

Twitter. Do you twitter? I'm twittering... and I don't get it. I even spent some time today signing up to follow different orgs and people that I'm interested in... and I'm still not seeing anything earth-shattering. As a person who likes to keep my inbox and computer desk top *really* neat, I find that having to keep another tab open all day long (in addition to my Pandora tab), I'm feeling cluttered. And then I have to check it, refresh it, skim it... to my disappointment. What am I looking for? Its not as fun as Facebook... I've had students and other people share with me that its a great resource for job searching and for getting informed on industry trends and company happenings, but I've yet to see anything really informative come through.

I did read this really interesting article in Time last weekend (Desperately Trying to Quit Twitter By Lev Grossman) about Twitter and I found that I was envious of the author's experience... I even went so far to look up my favorite authors, but no luck, they don't twitter.

However, I signed up to follow CollegeGrad.com (they emailed me about Twitter) and I've found that they have some good topics to follow.

A few recent entries included:
TheCollegeGradResume and Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts: http://tinyurl.com/ag93yd

TheCollegeGradN2 Publishing is seeking applicants for its growing advertising entrepreneurship program here: http://tinyurl.com/dylubx

TheCollegeGradFree career assessment will put you on the right career path.: http://tinyurl.com/dfmp27

TheCollegeGrad CollegeGrad recognized as one of the "Top 100 Edu Tweeters" by Online Degree World: http://bit.ly/GshyI

(I also just did see that the new Whole Foods is doing taste tests which is a plus... maybe I am coming around to Twitter!)

So, there is good stuff out there, but you have to looking for the right twitter friend to find it. I'll be adding updates on Twitter Friends to add that are related to job searches. TheCollegeGrad is a good start. The Resume Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts article is a great start for some really good, basic advice.

If you have thoughts or suggestions on Twitter, send them on. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Posted by kkowatch on March 12, 2009 at 03:23 PM | Comments (0)

Looking for a GSI Position at UM? Read on...

The UM Academic HR website has a listing of all the GSI positions available: http://www.hr.umich.edu/acadhr/grads/postings.html

(Note: While there are no actual GSI/GSSA position postings at this site, each of the links below contain detailed descriptions of the relevant procedures, processes, timelines, etc. of University of Michigan academic units that regularly appoint GSI’s and GSSA’s. In many cases, the information may also contain links to local unit websites (or description of physical locations) at which actual postings may be located. All inquiries from current or prospective graduate students about the academic programs themselves, or about specific GSI or GSSA appointment opportunities, should be directed to the involved academic units.)

I'm not sure, but I think that this isn't a comprehensive list, so if there is a certain department that you are especially interested in, you may want to contact the department directly to inquire about openings.

When submitting an application for a GSI position, you are going to want to emphasis your teaching experiences. GSI positions at UM are extremely competitive, but that doesn't mean that they are impossible to attain as we have a handful of students every year that get them.

If you choose to submit an application, consider also adding a cover letter that speaks to the following topics:

1. Command of the Course Material
a. Demonstrated mastery of the material in the course; Performance in the course itself; Previous coursework/work experience
b. Overall academic performance

2. Teaching Skills/Promise
a. Teaching experience/skills; Prior teaching performance (here or elsewhere); Particular skills for a course: e.g. leading discussions, assisting/assessing writing, strong quantitative skills, etc.
b. Rapport with the instructor (usually assessed by instructor preferences among candidates)
c. Interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to establish good rapport with the full range of students, particularly those having trouble; Approachable, supportive, a good listener; Ability to understand, diagnose, and address student difficulties; Strong presentation/group interaction skills; Capable of GSIing his/her fellow students (if applicable); General maturity

Posted by kkowatch on October 14, 2008 at 11:29 AM | Comments (0)

ASB Internship...

Another potential internship with the Smithsonian -- and this one is probably going to be funded. See iTrack for more information and how to apply!

United States National Herbarium
Smithsonian Institution
The Science Fieldbook Registry

For centuries, biologists have been exploring the earth in an effort to describe the plants, animals, and other natural objects that make up our planet. In the course of these explorations, scientists recorded observations, maintained itineraries, prepared drawings and maps, and otherwise documented each collected specimen in personal notebooks. These critically important sources of bio-diversity data can be difficult to locate. Sometimes they are deposited in archives, other times catalogued in libraries, but all too often they are in limbo … on bookshelves in research offices or the wards of individual scientists.

The National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) is designing an online registry of scientific field books and personal science journals and notes that will provide a central, accessible repository for these critical scientific and historical texts. The Departments of Botany and Vertebrate Zoology (Fishes Division) are piloting this project and are working together to catalog their respective field books, ships logs, research notes, and non-archived correspondence. Two summer interns are sought to help with researching and standardizing record structures, establishing object and data definitions, cataloging objects, and preparing a functional requirements document for a web-based registry.

Interns will have an opportunity to work together, in consultation with Museum staff in the Departments of Botany and Fishes, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives, during all system design activities. Each intern will then be assigned to one Department to proceed with cataloging efforts. Collections Managers Rusty Russell (Botany) and Jeff Williams (Fishes) share project management responsibilities and will directly supervise the interns.

We are seeking students with good research and organizational skills, and some experience at assessing system data requirements.

Posted by kkowatch on April 04, 2008 at 10:49 AM | Comments (0)

Career Resources for those Targeting Chicago

An SI alumnus working in Chicago that I met while visiting sites for ASB provided me with the following job search resources to share with you... These are focused on LIS jobs in the Chicagoland area. Enjoy!

Metropolitan Library System (one of nine regional Library systems: http://www.illinoislibrarysystems.info/ab_systemmap.html )
http://www.mls.lib.il.us/

C. Berger:
http://www.cberger.com/CBG%20Services/Job%20Board/jobboard.htm
(They post a lot of library temp jobs in the area).

SLA Illinois has some good links to job sites:
http://www.slaillinois.org/taxonomy/term/4

And it probably wouldn’t hurt to identify local area colleges, universities, museums and other related venues and see what kinds of job sites they sponsor (which you may already do).

These all skew towards library type jobs…not sure if there are additional resources for some of the more HCI and other more technically-focused or information policy type jobs.

Posted by kkowatch on March 05, 2008 at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)