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Careers in Non-Profit

0 Commentsby   |  02.25.11  |  Announcements, Career Planning & Information, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The 2nd Annual Careers in Non Profit Event will take place on March 8th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Hunter Welcome Center.

Students will be able to talk with representatives from Boys and Girls Club, Disability Resources, Love & Care Ministries, and the Noah Project.

The Keynote Speaker will be Janet Ardoyno, VP of Agency Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Light snacks will be served.

Students should RSVP to

Information Session – ACLE – Teach English in Italy

0 Commentsby   |  02.25.11  |  Announcements, Career Planning & Information, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, March 7th | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Living Room | McGlothlin Campus Center

Two ACU students, Matthew Hale and Trevor Cochlin will be speaking about their experiences with the ACLE organization. They will explain how they taught English through sports, music and a variety of other activities at summer camps throughout Italy.  Students should RSVP through ACU CareerLink

Big Brothers Big Sisters

0 Commentsby   |  01.25.11  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Good afternoon!

I work in the PR department for Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Abilene. BBBS is an organization that helps children succeed by matching them with a caring adult mentor. These mentors provide encouragement and make a lasting difference in a child’s life through friendship.

There are currently 133 kids on our waiting list and several of them have been waiting be matched for more than a year.

If you would be interested in volunteering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, please contact me at 325-674-3102.

Thank you so much for helping us help the children of Abilene. Have a great day!

Rebecca Steele Baker

VISTA-Public Relations and Recruiting
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Summer Teaching Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  12.14.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2011 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Are responsible and hard working
  • Have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students
  • Have regular access to a reliable car

We welcome you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:

If this link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

This Summer Reading Programs Publication was sent by the Institute of Reading Development
5 Commercial Boulevard Novato, CA, 94949, USA

WorldWide Witness

0 Commentsby   |  11.16.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about God?
Do you want to change the World?
Do you want to serve others and share your faith?
Do you want to grow?
If you answered “yes,” then WorldWide Witness is the program for you.  And you don’t have to be a Bible major to participate!

What is WorldWide Witness?
World Wide Witness provides students with practical missions experiences outside of the classroom. Under the guidance of effective, experienced missionaries, you will have the opportunity to develop ministry skills that will enable you to serve God wherever you live and whatever your career.  Internships last 6-10 weeks during the summer months. Apprenticeships last 6-24 months after graduation. The application process begins each fall.

WorldWide Witness Long-term Goals are to:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to hear God’s call to long-term missionary services.
  • Assist young men and women in developing ministry skills.
  • Increase the vision for missions in our churches by equipping the next generations with first-hand experience in cross-cultural ministry.
  • Give missionaries on the field energetic, short-term help with specific tasks on the field.
  • Encourage mission-minded students to network and develop partnerships for long-term ministry.

Brief List of Possible Locations and Activities

  • Campus Ministry in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Spanish Language Studies in Costa Rica
  • Ronald McDonald House for Kids in Leipzig, Germany
  • Orphanage in Accra, Ghana
  • Orphanage in Mariupol, Ukraine
  • Youth Activities & Camps in Brisbane, Australia
  • Youth Activities & Camps in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Remote Village Outreach in Burkina Faso
  • House Churches in The Bronx, New York
  • Inner-city Work in Houston, Texas
  • Dry Bones in Denver, Colorado

For more information click on this link

Contact Information

Larry Henderson 674-3757

Gary Green 674-3782

Facebook:  World Wide Witness


Technical Writing Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  04.22.10  |  Job & Volunteer Opportunities

hands writtingTechnical Writing Intern
Quality Assurance Department
Milsoft Utility Solutions
Abilene, Texas

Primary Responsibilities:
The Technical Writing Intern will be expected to assist in creating new software documentation, maintaining current documentation, maintaining the internal wiki, and proofreading presentations. The intern will also be expected to test and document software functionality as a part of the writing process.

Preferred Experience and Education:
–    Experience proofreading for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and technical accuracy
–    Experience creating documents using given formatting and style guidelines
–    Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
–    Coursework in English (composition), Journalism, or related areas

The internship will run from 5/17/2010 to 8/13/2010. Compensation rate will be based on a combination of experience and performance on related tests during the interview.

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume to Chandra McFarlen at For more information about Milsoft Utility Solutions, visit

Teaching English in China

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

April 3, 2010

My name is Mark Bolding and I, along with my wife, Zhu Yan, founded CNET in 2005. CNET (China Needs English Teachers) works directly with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) in Nanjing, China to recruit English teachers for all levels of educational settings. We charge no fees for this service and are not a for-profit recruiting agency. This is our fifth year recruiting for the JPDE and we have had great success the previous four years. In 2009, we helped place 22 teachers in Jiangsu Province schools. I have contacted your department in previous years.

Zhu Yan and I are former teachers from the Jiangsu region who currently live in Houston, TX. We have assisted in recruiting since coming to Houston five years ago as a favor to friends in China who work within the JPDE. We are attempting to secure the best possible teachers for one or two semester teaching engagements. We are seeking dedicated, career minded persons who understand that living and working in China will be challenging, but very rewarding. This can be the opportunity of a lifetime in both cultivating their teaching careers and experiencing the fabulous culture of China. China is at a crossroad in its history and her children and their parents are desperate for English instruction and foreign involvement. For this reason, we recruit each year solely by contacting English and Education Departments at four year institutions in the United States.

Because our recruits will work directly for the Department of Education, there is very little chance of a contractual misunderstanding and, should a problem arise, it will be addressed and remedied quickly. We find that our recruits enjoy their time in China. We have formalized our relationships with some schools to send graduate or undergraduate student groups annually to our summer program or for one or two semester positions. We are always happy to serve as intermediaries in a dialogue between a college or university and the Jiangsu Department of Education.

If you have graduating seniors or instructors who might be interested, please refer them to our website at


Mark Bolding


8450 Cambridge, #2167

Houston, TX 77054


Dr. Nancy Shankle, Professor and Chair
Department of English
Abilene Christian University, ACU Box 28252, Abilene, TX 79699
Visit The Inkwell, the English Dept Blog,

English Job Opportunities in China

0 Commentsby   |  03.26.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities


From: Prof. Haley

A former student of mine, Joe Cotten Drisdale, is teaching in China. In a recent email he told me that they can use many more teachers, the pay and housing are good, and most English B.A. students would presumably be qualified. Joe writes:

…this school will triple enrollment next fall, and needs more foreign Oral English teachers, They don’t have to have the ESL certificate, as training is provided.  Min. requirement is a bachelors, but if they have a masters the pay is more. The housing is new, comfortable, and similar, I would guess, to a flat in Abilene renting for about $600. Both the Dir. of English Dept. and the recruiter asked me to help with referrals, so if you think this would be of interest to any of your students, please give them my email.

If you’re interested, contact Joe:

Project Coordinator Needed in Dallas

0 Commentsby   |  03.01.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Amanda Musick is looking to hire 2 Project Coordinators.

If you are interested, email Amanda Musick at

The job is in North Dallas (in the Farmers Branch area)

Here is the job description:

Akorbi Language Consulting, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a rapidly growing trusted provider of foreign language translation, interpretation, language and cultural training, localization, and technology solutions.

Akorbi is certified as ISO 9001:2000 for quality assurance and also certified as a woman-owned business (WBE and 8a). Akorbi also operates from additional locations including Bangalore, Buenos Aires, Houston, Hyderabad and Medellin to cater to global customers. Akorbi serves a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, high profile non-profit organizations and the public sector.

Akorbi Language Consulting is the recipient of many business awards and recognitions, some of them include Woman-Owned Business Enterprise of the year by the NCTRCA. Mayor’s Entrepreneur Award at the Fort Worth Entrepreneur Expo and the Microentrepreneur of the Year by Wachovia and ACCION Texas.

We are looking for a production coordinator with the following:


  • Highly effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and juggle priorities
  • Intermediate computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe, QuickBooks Organization skills
  • Ability to handle a high volume of emails and organize by tasks/projects
  • Time management
  • Ability to manage long term and short term priorities
  • Ability to understand and work with margins, estimates and invoices


  • Experience with project or production coordination
  • 4 year degree in a related field (for ex: business management, advertising, translations)
  • Experience in translation industry preferred
  • Bilingual Preferred (Preferred language: Spanish, Chinese, German, Hindi, Urdu or Korean language skills)
  • Proven performance in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to perform in a high stress position

Daily Responsibilities

  • Creating estimates and entering invoices
  • Matching skilled contractors with job requirements in the language and translation field
  • Recruiting and hiring of contract language professionals (mainly via email and phone screens)
  • Coordinating in-house teams for projects
  • Coordinating activities between corporate offices in Texas and the offshore staff
  • Managing relationships with vendors
  • Clarify project expectations with clients
  • Answering emails related to projects: ability to handle a high volume of emails in the inbox and organize them by task/project
  • On-time delivery of final projects

This position is a high volume, deadline driven, multi-tasking position that interfaces with external vendors and language professionals and the internal departments within the company. It requires attention to detail, superior organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Stress levels can be high during peak periods. This is a perfect position for someone looking to use their organizational and communication skills to have a positive impact on the operation.

Culture: high energy, team oriented, multi-tasking, positive, “get it done” attitude

Dress code: Business Casuals

Pay Range: $30,000 – $36,000 base

Hiring Organization:

Amanda Musick

Akorbi Language Consulting

An ISO-9001 certified company

4100 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 203, Dallas, TX 75244
(w) 214-736-8358 | (f) 214-594-5908 | (c) 214-938-5810

Services: Translations | Interpretation | Localization | Staffing | Technology Solutions
Locations: Dallas | Houston | Buenos Aires | | Medellin | Bangalore | Hyderabad

Have questions?
Check out our blog at

2 Job Opportunities, 1-22-2010

0 Commentsby   |  01.22.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Picture 1There are 2 recent job posting positions for English majors.  Both positions are listed in CareerLink.

BookPros, LLC in Austin has need of an Editor (Full-time or Part-time) in Austin; apply by Feb 11

Ramar Communications (FOX 34 News and Good Day Lubbock, KJTV Lubbock) is looking for a creative and energetic off-line editor; apply by Feb 12

For more information, contact

Daniel Orozco
Associate Director – Career Center
Abilene Christian University
230 Hunter Welcome Center
ACU Box 27914
Abilene, TX 79699-7914
325-674-6909 Direct Office
325-674-2473 Main Office