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    Job Posting: SEIU Texas; Bilingual English Spanish Grievance Representative

    SEIU Texas
    Bilingual English Spanish Grievance Representative
    Houston, Texas

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage and execute the steps of the grievance process.
    • Support and execute all aspects of grievance, Labor Board and other hearings as needed.
    • Effectively support the preparation and execution of arbitrations, and fully argue cases before an arbitration panel.
    • Support contract negotiations as necessary.
    • Perform strike support, including organizing community support, helping pressure employers, back to work assignments.
    • Train, recruit and develop stewards in all matters regarding grievance handling and representational issues.
    • Support the union’s Member Resource Center when necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Economics or equivalent experience in the labor movement.
    • Knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining and Human Resources issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply labor law and employment policies, practices and procedures.
    • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality member experience.
    • Skill to cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize work, subject to dynamic deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess information and evidence, and decide on appropriate course of action
    • Excellent writing skill for business communications and arbitration briefs.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work long, irregular hours, including occasional weekends.
    • Must be fluent in both English and Spanish.

    Salary and Benefits

    • Salary is competitive and negotiable.
    • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.
    • Car allowance.

    SEIU Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Posted in Business by on January 21, 2014

    Leading STEM Education Curricular Program Provider Launches “K to Career” Pipeline (October 21, 2013):  PLTW is the nation's leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across America.

    Our programs engage students in activities, projects and problem-based (APPB) learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences allowing students to design, build, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. Our program of study is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education (CTE), but at the same time integrates national academic and technical learning standards and STEM principles, creating what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls one of the "great models of the new CTE succeeding all across the country."

    When our country ranks 25th in math and science, there's no question that STEM education is the ultimate goal to remain competitive in the global market.  It is forecasted that in the years to come the fastest growing occupations lie in STEM related fields so it behooves us to do whatever is in our power to ensure these opportunities are made available for our students. 

    PLTW ensures every student in Virginia and D.C. receives an outstanding education and a promising career and PLTW has the resources to do so and the record to prove it.  The Department of Education in Richmond, the Governor's Office in Richmond, DCPS, DCPCS in addition to many leaders in D.C., are staunch advocates of our program.

    Elementary Program
    In fall 2014, PLTW will launch the newest piece in the “K to career” pipeline – PLTW Elementary. Only weeks away, registration for the elementary program for the 2014-15 school year is targeted to open on November 1, 2013.   Our elementary program will build on our core competencies. Students will be problem solvers, working collaboratively to innovate, to consider and test ideas, to make mistakes and learn from them, and to "think outside of the box.” Our teachers will be coaches and facilitators of critical thinking. With the support of PLTW's curriculum, professional development, and assessments, teachers will learn to create a context for learning and how to guide students through. The elementary program will be a robust and flexible program for schools across the country.

    Posted in Business by on October 22, 2013

    10/1 Job Opening: Tuscon Unified School District Seeking Director of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

    Tuscon Unified School District Seeking a Director of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

    Job Title Director: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
    Location Label CIPD
    Site Address
    1010 E. 10TH ST.
    TUCSON, AZ 85719
    Number of Months 12

    Summary: Directs district wide culturally responsive pedagogy and practices to allow academic success for all students at Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).

    Minimum Requirements
    *Bachelor's Degree in related field
    *Experience in Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Education, Multicultural Education or a related field
    *Five (5) or more years of any combination of teaching experience, administrative/supervisory or program management experience in a multicultural setting.

    Preferred Requirements

    *Master's or Doctorate degree in specific area of: African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies or Multicultural Education
    *Experience designing and implementing academic and/or social programs focusing on multicultural students.
    *Experience writing grants, fund development, public speaking and presentation preparation.
    *Experience developing and conducting student leadership groups.
    *Active participation in culturally diverse social and civic organizations.
    *Experience working with diverse urban populations.
    *Administrative experience in an educational environment

    Additional Requirements After Hire

    *Must hold the Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card.
    *Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

    Comments Dear Applicant:

    *Please Log-In to our Job Site and submit your application on-line. You are also required to submit a cover letter with resume and three current reference letters (written within the past 18 months, signed and dated) to Human Resources by email to or by fax to (520) 798-8683. Documentation is due by the close date of the position. Please send your documentation in promptly. Applications without required documentation will not be included in screenings.

    Thank you for your interest.
    If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please don't hesitate to call HR at 520-225-6225.

    Additional Information
    $80,775.93 commensurate with experience

    Essential Functions

    The List of Essential Function is not Exhaustive and May be Supplemented.
    *Directs District-wide culturally responsive instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students, especially those at-risk.
    *Oversees the development and implementation of culturally responsible pedagogy.
    *Works with appropriate TUSD personnel to establish and implement district policies and procedures to have an equity based and culturally responsive curriculum and instructional services.
    *Directs educational approaches and practices which create and support inclusive learning environments utilizing learner centered approaches that emphasize students' cultural assets, backgrounds, social conditions, and individual strengths, while engaging families of students as partners in the learning process.
    *Collaborates with appropriate TUSD personnel to facilitate opportunities to create best practices in the classroom and/or school to coach and mentor students for academic success using culturally responsive pedagogy.
    *Collaborates with appropriate TUSD personnel to develop and implement curriculum and instruction focusing on cultural and historical experiences to engage all TUSD students.
    *Supervises the implementation of culturally responsive courses.
    *Responsible for development and oversight of budget.
    *Promotes inclusive practices, respect for diversity and equity among TUSD staff, students, and public.
    *Prepares and monitors assigned budgets.
    *Supervises assigned staff.
    *Represents the District in professional and community activities as directed.
    *Adheres to all court orders, state and federal laws, and District policies and regulations.
    *Prepares ad hoc reports as requested
    *Directs the collection and dissemination of information on available training sources for district wide personnel relating to Cultural Responsive Pedagogy and directs and coordinates the implementation.

    Posted in Business by on October 01, 2013

    9/30 Need to Find a Good Taco and/or a Hispanic Business? Try En-phone

    Now with more than 7,000 member businesses in 36 states, Hispanic small business directory celebrates its roots and looks forward to linking Spanish-speakers in the U.S. with the Hispanic small businesses eager to serve them.

    Minneapolis (HISPANIC.COM) Sept. 5, 2013—Call it the power of a good taco: it’s the driving force behind the founding back in 2011 of, the nation’s most complete Hispanic small business directory. Now with more than 7,000 member businesses in 36 states, is celebrating its dynamic growth and preparing for expansion.

    “During the winter holidays of 2011, I wanted to see if my favorite taco shop in Minneapolis was open,” said Mario Lopez, founder of “I searched Google, Bing and Yahoo! but I couldn’t find the basic information about this small shop. I instantly realized small businesses like my favorite taco shop that cater to Hispanics needed a directory so people can contact them. A few months later, was born—all because of the power of a taco!”

    Leading the nation in demographic growth every year, Hispanics in the United States make up 16.3% of the U.S. population, according to the 2010 Census, and represent more than $1 trillion in buying power. serves this rapidly growing community by providing a link between Hispanic-oriented businesses and people who prefer to speak Spanish when dealing with a lawyer, doctor, dentist, towing company, insurance agent or tax preparer.

    Easy to use, provides a state-by-state listing of small businesses that cater to Spanish-speaking customers. Employing Spanish text and intuitive icons, the small business listings are further broken down by geographical location as well as type of service.

    With a few clicks, users working on desktop computers, tablets or mobile phones can be connected to businesses in their city, businesses eager to serve them in Spanish. Each entry provides users a business’ address, hours of operation, phone number, product or service and much more.

    In addition to professional services, the Hispanic business directory offers links to other essentials for the Hispanic community. includes listings from small businesses offering quinceañera dresses, baked goods, shoes, Mexican cowboy boots, herbs and groceries. There are even listings so users can keep track of their favorite musical acts and mariachi bands.

    “I think back to my favorite taco shop and how began,” said Lopez. “With the growth of Hispanic business directory, small businesses like that amazing shop are now reaching more potential customers, customers who appreciate service in Spanish, and increasing their sales. It’s a win-win for our community.”  

    Companies providing goods and services to the Hispanic community can quickly and easily become a part of the dynamic Hispanic business directory by visiting and clicking on the Registration icon. A basic membership comes at no cost for businesses and users who search never pay a fee for doing so.


    Founded in 2011 and based in Minneapolis, is the most complete directory of small businesses across the United States that serves the vibrant Hispanic community.
    Learn more at

    Posted in Business by on September 30, 2013

    9/26 Aplace2go: La revolución del mundo del ocio

    The Goat Group, agencia de marketing y comunicación digital, ha revolucionado el mundo del ocio gracias a su originalidad a la hora de crear Aplace2go, una App que no sólo es informativa, sino que, además, funciona como red social y cómo punto de convergencia entre empresarios del ocio y los clientes, que cada vez buscan planes más económicos para salir a divertirse.

    Una cena, unos mojitos en un bar de coktails, unas cervezas en un irlandés…. y unas copas en la discoteca que más te guste….Una noche completa que incluya todo lo que te imagines y, además, económica. Todo ello en una sola App, única y sin competencia pese a la gran cantidad de herramientas que existen en España dedicadas al ocio.

    Su éxito reside en la gran cantidad de restaurantes, bares y discotecas de todas las ciudades de España y de otros países como Andorra, Colombia y México que contiene la plataforma y en su original sistema, que no es meramente informativo. Este es el truco de poder abarcar tantos lugares con tantos descuentos: son los propios establecimientos los que acceden a la plataforma para anunciar sus ofertas y sus negocios. Es decir, la verdadera revolución es la idea de Aplace2go como red social. El sistema de geolocalización no sólo indica los lugares que están más cerca de ti, también señala dónde están las personas que están usando Aplace2go, con los que podrás interactuar e incluso agregar para tener siempre visibles.

    Aplace2go está pensado solo y exclusivamente para el usuario, para que no sólo encuentre todos los lugares de ocio con ofertas, sino para ayudarle a elegir sus planes mejor que nunca y hacer de cada noche una noche inolvidable.

    Esta es la culminación de una App dispuesta a satisfacer las necesidades de todos sus clientes, de cualquier edad y todo tipo de gustos que ya crece a un ritmo mensual de 50% en cuanto a descargas se refiere y se extiende de forma abrumadora por el mercado sudamericano ya.

    Ahora, Aplace2go comienza su expansión por los EEUU con un especial énfasis en el público hispano para conseguir su principal objetivo: consolidarse como líder indiscutible en español a nivel mundial.

    Para más información puede ponerse en contacto directamente con la empresa en la dirección de corro

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    Posted in Business by on September 25, 2013
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