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ASC Geosciences Employment Opportunity - March 20, 2009

Administrative Assistant to Business Development Office
ASC geosciences, inc.

This position provides high-level administrative support to the Director of Business Development & Marketing, as well as other management staff as needed with minimal supervision. This position requires a candidate with extensive editing, computer, and customer service skills as well as attention to detail, problem solving skills, fast/focused under pressure, and professionalism dealing with diverse communication styles and people. Some weekend and evening hours required as needed. Pay ranges $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr. Company benefits are provided after 90 days.

Duties & Responsibilities: Assist with scheduling a challenging and ever changing array of appointments, meetings, and travel as needed; Assist with the preparation of routine and non-routine reports and proposals for prospective and existing clients; Coordinate travel arrangements as needed; Manage and organize off-site and on-site meetings/seminars; Prioritize day-to-day projects/commitments; Day-to-day appointment management, data entry, marketing coordination/development support, preparation of correspondence/email and newsletters/brochures/handouts and press releases, answer phones, filing, maintain archives of press releases/photos/promotional materials/forms/business cards/samples/etc., make copies, send/receive faxes, mailings, marketing database updates, surveys, direct business inquiries to appropriate staff, database maintenance, assistance with special events/conference/tradeshow exhibit coordination, update corporate Statement of Qualifications.

Qualifications: High school diploma, college education preferred. Position requires ability to manage multiple priorities, close attention to detail; and strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as customer service skills. Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe (varied), varied database programs, graphic design, internet research, and typing skills. Must be self-motivated with superior organizational skills. Ability to follow established, detailed procedures is at times required. Position also requires discretion and confidentiality. Some travel required.

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Heartland for Children Employment Opportunity - March 19, 2009

Heartland for Children Employment Opportunity

Licensing Specialist

Job Code: SR JOB ID: 09-04

This is a professional position responsible for the licensing and
retention of foster family homes, providing support to new and existing parent/families and providing resources and training opportunities. Effective performance requires independent judgment under some guidance.

Specific Duties include:
Essential Functions: establish and maintain a positive working relationship with HFC customers, recruit and pre-screen prospective foster families for MAPP Orientation classes, train pre-service/in-service training for foster parents, review all licensing and re-licensing home studies for accuracy and compliance with licensing regulations, assist with licensure problem resolution, assist in the development of tracking systems , ensures all screening requirements completed in a timely manner, arrange and participate in retention and recruitment activities, recruit and pre-screen prospective Foster Families, monitor the ongoing development of Life Books, set-up pre-service/in-service training notify parents and encourage participation, train pre-service/in-service training for foster parents,conduct initial home studies, and secure signatures as required within the specified time frames, monitor, completion of training requirements for Foster Families, notify parents of training hours by letter, participate in recruitment activities, provide ongoing support, resources and referral information to Foster Families, ensures all screening requirements completed in a timely manner, conduct MAPP Training and Orientation Presentations, demonstrates cultural and age-specific, competencies in interactions with clients, families,co-workers and customers and completes special projects as assigned within designated time frames.

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Social Work or related
field and will be required to obtain certification as Child Protection
Professional. Experience in Licensing is strongly preferred.

We offer an excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, group
health, RX, dental insurance, wellness programs, domestic partner
coverage, retirement & generous paid time off. Fax resume with job code 863-534-9215 or Email to Drug free Work Place, Drug Testing Req. EOE M/F/D/V

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Bobb at 863.519.8900 ext. 291

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Looking to make a positive impact in a child's life? Junior Achievement needs your help. - March 12, 2009

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hand's on programs. The program is driven by its dedicated volunteers who believe in it's mission to bring economics training to elementary through high school students. Volunteers teach the students about the free enterprise system, how to create a budget, and the value of staying in school.

How you can help: As a Junior Achievement volunteer, you can help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to make money, how to create jobs and how to think like an entrepreneur in the workplace. With the JA curriculum, you’ll transform classroom lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world!

Everything you will need is provided for you and the lessons are very easy to follow! Junior Achievement will train you on the materials. The elementary curriculum consists of 5 lessons that will take between 30-40 minutes each visit. The 6 middle school lessons last 45 minutes each. Most JA volunteers prefer to visit their class weekly but the schedule is up to JA volunteer and their teacher. Many schools prefer to begin JA after March 15 (once FCAT is over) so the time to volunteer and sign up for your training is now.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Marci Miller, JA Education Manager at (863) 603-0254 or

Volunteers are currently needed at the following schools:
Churchwell Elementary
Crystal Lake Elementary
Dixieland Elementary
Jesse Keen Elementary
North Lakeland Elementary
Oscar J. Pope Elementary
Purcell Elementary
Lake Gibson Middle
Sleepy Hill Middle
Southwest Middle

If you need more information on each individual program offered, you may visit their website,

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EVANS FIGHT- Walk to Cure supporting The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - March 11, 2009

When: March 28th, 2009
Where: Lake Hollingsworth
Registration Start Time: 8:00 AM at the sump across from Florida Southern College
Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM

As many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, a disease most often diagnosed in childhood that strikes suddenly, lasts a lifetime, and carries the constant threat of deadly complications, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Thanks to dramatic research progress, a cure is now within our reach.

Over the last two years Lakeland, along with the support of Southern Lady, Inc. has raised over $50,000 which has gone toward promising new research projects funded by JDRF. The Walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to help find a cure for diabetes. It's fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it's an event you will feel good about being a part of.

As usual t-shirts will be available for all walkers. All donations no matter how big or small should be made out to JDRF. As always donations are tax-deductible and most importantly Southern Lady, Inc. has graciously agreed to match your donations once again!

For more information contact Melissa Hughey at 727-344-2873 or visit

Letter from Evans Family


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American Cancer Society Relay for Life - March 11, 2009

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
This year marks the beginning of their nationwide celebration of 25 years of Relay For Life. In Florida, more than 20,000 cancer survivors and over 100,000 participants raised $21 million last year!

When: 6pm on April 17th to 12 noon on April 18th
Where: Lakeland High School
Teams consist of at least 8 people and require a minimum of $100 plus any additional donations. Each team will also have a captain. The first team meeting will occur on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009; 6-7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth.

For more information please visit:

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The Girls Inc. Motto is “Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold!” - March 10, 2009

Girls Inc. Annual “She Knows Where She’s Going” Award Luncheon is Thursday, May 21, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Girls Inc. has recognized women throughout the community since 1990, with the belief – ‘It doesn’t matter where she’s been, just as long as she knows where she’s going.” Women are nominated that have overcome adversity in their lives, and their stories are amazing!!! This year’s emcee is Dr. Judith Ponticell, USF Polytechnic. For tickets please contact Girls Inc. 863/682-3002 or email Girls Inc. CEO Kay Fields at

Please consider attending this amazing and uplifting event.

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Mud Volleyball Tournament benefitting Noah's Ark of Central Florida - March 3, 2009

When: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Where: Noah's Landing (From I-4, Exit 33 and follow the signs)
What: Get ready to get down and dirty for a good cause. Join others at the Mud Volleyball Tournament benefitting Noah's Ark of Central Florida. Team players can earn free food, free beverages, and prizes.
Cost: $300 Per Team (maximum 10 players- have to be at least 16 years old)

To register or for more information, please call 863.687.0804 or visit

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