Thursday, October 21, 2010 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center Update by Katie Coon

See how you can get involved with the Morgridge Center, UW-Madison's center for public service.  Opportunities this week include financial coaching, computer lab assistance, grant writing, and employment opportunities.

Be a Financial Coach at Dane County Financial Education Center

The Financial CHANGE Program is one of the programs offered by Dane County Extension Financial Education Center. The program provides individuals with support using Coaching, a Hands-on approach, Accountability, Networking, Goal Setting, and Education.

This program matches you (“the partner”) to a trained volunteer “coach” from the community. Your coach is not a financial adviser and has nothing to sell, but will help you keep track of your financial goals and work with you to reach them.

If you enjoy motivating people and are interested in helping people reach their goals, then you can be a coach at Dane County Extension Financial Education Center!

Computer Lab Assistant Opportunity

The Urban League of Greater Madison is in need of volunteers to monitor use of computers and answer questions in our computer lab during business hours. Many of our members are still becoming familiar with computers and will need assistance in navigating websites, e-mail accounts, and computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. We are willing to work around your schedule but would like volunteers to make a time commitment and volunteer at the same time each week if possible. Individuals should have a strong appreciation for diversity.

Showcase Your Grant Writing Experience

As a new non-profit organization, working with youth in the Madison community, we need help raising funds and acquiring resources for our much needed after school programs. These programs include mentoring, tutoring, and programs designed at your local area middle schools.

Sponsored by the University Wellness Foundation, We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to write grants on a diversity of different programs. These grants are needed for our organization to grow and continue or valued service. All of our services are aimed at working with urban and at risk youth. We are attempting to extend service to the hardest-to-reach youth. These services will be built on the wellness foundation belief in mental and physical wellness while installing a high degree of social awareness.

We are looking for someone with experience in grant writing to work with our grant and resource team.

Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors play an important role by providing student advising and information to those interested in service. This position’s main responsibilities include serving as a main point of contact for students interested in volunteering and building relationships with other campus units. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies to involve more students in volunteerism, service-learning, and other civic engagement activities.This is an academic year position beginning late November 2010 ending in mid-May 2011. There is the possibility of rehire for the 2011-2012 academic year with quality work. The time commitment will average 8-10 hours a week. Hours are flexible but most will occur between 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday. This position pays $8.00 an hour with the opportunity for raises.

Office Assistant

Student Office Assistants/Information Coordinators serve as the face of the Morgridge Center for Public Service to UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, non-profit representatives and other visitors. As such they are responsible for creating a professional, welcoming atmosphere for all our customers and performing specific administrative duties. This is an academic year position beginning in late November 2010 ending in mid-May 2011. There is the possibility of rehire for the 2011-2012 academic year with quality work. The time commitment will average 10 hours a week (in a minimum of 2 hour blocks). Hours are flexible but most will occur between 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Monday-Friday. This position pays $8.00 an hour with the opportunity for raises.

Full position descriptions and application instructions are available on our website. http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/aboutus/employment.htm