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Which Caribbean country has more churches per square mile than any other nation in the world?
Be the first to answer correctly and you will win a fabulous CLAS-Themed Prize!
Email the correct answer to:

Please note: to collect your prize you will need to visit us at 4200 Posvar Hall. The answer to this question will be featured in next week's newsletter.

If you would like to contact Dr. Dussel-Peters, email:


CLAS/UCIS@Pitt Faculty news:


Dr. Áurea María Sotomayor, Professor,
Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh


Ganadora del Premio Literario Casa 2020–ENSAYO DE TEMA ARTÍSTICO-LITERARIO

Premio: Apalabrarse en la desposesión. Literatura, arte y multitud en el Caribe insular de Áurea María Sotomayor (Puerto Rico)

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UCIS@Pitt News:

Op-Ed: Republicans have a clear message on immigration. Why don’t the Democrats?

Dr. Ariel C. Armony
Vice Provost for Global Affairs;
Director, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh

January 31, 2020


Part of The Center for Latin American Studies Film Series 2020.

6pm--125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

For more information about this films and future films, visit:




40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival


Starting at 3:00--9:00 P.M.

For photos from previous Festival and information, please visit:





Applications for
For more information, see link below.

for questions, email: Luz Amanda Hank at 



Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative
Seeks Proposals by Feb. 15


The Latinx Cluster Hire Committee (Ariel Armony, chair) invites proposals from the University community to hire faculty members working in Latinx studies in their respective units, departments, and/or schools. The first round of hires will take place in AY2020-2021 and will continue in subsequent years.

Through a cluster hire process, the University proposes to quickly advance its expertise in this field in order to accomplish three principal goals: the recruitment and retention of a larger number of students for whom Latinx issues are relevant, the recruitment and retention of faculty who work in these fields, and the raising of the University’s intellectual profile and expertise in Latinx studies. We are particularly interested in intersectional and multidisciplinary approaches that emphasize but are not limited to, the following: racialization, ethnicity, diaspora/migration, equity, citizenship, border studies, indigenous studies, geographies, emerging Latinx communities, and participatory and/or policy-relevant research. We intend to create and support (some support will come from the Center for Latin American Studies) an initial cohort of nine tenure-stream Latinx-focused scholars at the assistant professor level across the University.



The ULS Joins a Proof of Concept Pilot for the Collaborative
Stewardship of Open Access Books

In 2016 the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) formally endorsed a search for a viable pilot project designed to explore the stewardship of a set of open access scholarly e-books published in Argentina.

The open access book content published by CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) was selected for the pilot project. Garcia Cambeiro, based in Argentina, and JSTOR jointly provide essential library services for the stewardship of the 2018-2019 frontlist Open Access published by CLACSO and assist with the assessment of the pilot project. A group of LARRP member libraries are providing the necessary funds to support the pilot project. In addition to Pitt, other partner libraries include: NYU, NYPL, Harvard, UT Austin, Princeton, and Columbia University.

Latin American Council on Social Sciences (CLACSO) is an academic network which represents 345 research centers and 649 post-graduate programs in social sciences, located in 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, United States and Europe. CLACSO and its associates publish close to 300 monographs per year. The year one Partner Libraries are contributing $70,000 in total for this Pilot Project.  The funds cover the costs for the publishing, access, discovery and preservation of 200 CLACSO book titles covering the 2018 and 2019 copyright years.

Here is a link to view the individual titles which are available via keyword searches and browsing on JSTOR:

Certificate Information for Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

Undergraduate Programs:   
Graduate Programs:

To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to:    

Applications for
For more information, see link below.

for questions, email: Luz Amanda Hank at 


PressReader is a resource we recently started subscribing to with good international news coverage. 

It provides access to more than 6,000 current newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries and about 60 languages. Content is discoverable by searching publication name, subject, country or language preference.

Fully-formatted publications and stories appear just as they do in print.  The database archives content for up to 90 days.
It can be accessed at:
Databases A-Z -



Currently at the Pitt Global Hub:

Ramón Gómez de la Serna Exhibit 

Featuring a sample of items from this remarkable collection of one of the most innovative literary figures in Spanish literature of the 20th century. A prolific Spanish-Argentinian poet, novelist, and essayist, Gómez de la Serna is especially known for creating a new literary genre he named the “greguería.” Ramón himself defined the greguería as a mathematical equation:  Greguería = Humor + Metaphor. Others have characterized it as a brief, humorous insight expressed in metaphoric language.

It was a pleasure and a challenge for me to dig-into the Ramón Gómez de la Serna papers to select 16 items from the approximately 60,000 pieces that compose the collection. The ones selected for the exhibit are intended to present a glimpse of the scope of the collection, the range of topics, the physical formats (handwritten notes, drawings, caricatures, manuscripts) and Ramon’s untraditional approach to express his views on the subject matters. Numerous cross-outs and colorful marks can be found throughout his work.

Kari Johnston, Communications Support Specialist for the ULS, printed the images and designed the artistic display. Many thanks to Kari for her valuable contribution.

Edward Galloway, Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections, provided valuable advice and support. Many thanks to Ed. 

The exhibit will be on display throughout the spring and a talk about the collection will be scheduled later in the semester. 

I will welcome questions and comments about the exhibit.

Please send them to:  Martha E. Mantilla

Librarian, Latin American Studies and Eduardo Lozano Collection

For more information about the Collection, visit:



AMD3 Foundation/Operation Walk Pittsburgh Student Intern - Non-Clinical


The AMD3 Foundation/Operation Walk Pittsburgh is a private, non-profit medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries who have limited or no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions.

Marketing and Communications Intern (MC)

The AMD3/OpWalk MC Intern will work closely with the Program Analyst and Program Director to

● Provide marketing and communications support for: AMD3 Foundation and Operation Walk Pittsburgh community and patient engagement events and programs; fundraising campaigns and events; campus outreach efforts; 2020 Operation Walk Mission trip logistics; and volunteer engagement activities.

● Provide event planning and coordination support for all efforts above as needed.

● She/he will execute digital communication plans (social media, email campaigns, newsletters, blogs, etc.) each month with guidance and support from the Program Analyst. She/he will and assist with various stages of the publication cycle, from ideation and content creation to distribution and metric tracking. She/he will track and report on success indicators as defined in the Foundation’s strategic plan.

● Participate in weekly planning meetings with Foundation staff and hospital stakeholders. She/he will provide written progress reports for all effort within the context of those meetings.

Upon completion of this internship, the MC Intern will:

● Acquire strategic communications experience and skills to develop and execute outreach and promotion strategies for medical nonprofit programs.

● Acquire familiarity and marketable non-clinical experience in the medical/public health sector.
● Acquire operational experience and skills in project planning, community outreach, event coordination and fundraising, for local and international programmatic effort in a nonprofit setting.

Required & Desired Skills

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of nonprofit experience or one year of nonprofit coursework at the graduate level. She/he will be in good academic standing (3.6 Minimum GPA) and be available for the entirety of the internship period. She/he will be able to multitask in a fast-paced, team environment under direct supervision but also thrive as a self-starter. She/he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and experience using Google and Microsoft suite products. Experience utilizing software such as Squarespace, Mailchimp, Buffer, and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. Health sector experience is a plus, as well as demonstrated interest in Latin America and familiarity with Spanish.

Compensation, Schedule & Structure

The MC Intern will be financially compensated $16-$20 per hour based on previous experience. Schedule is full time during summer months with option to extend part time during the school year if warranted. At the close of the internship, a formal performance evaluation will be conducted.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants will submit a 1-2 page resume, including 3 references, and a 1 page cover letter to the AMD3 Foundation by emailing no later than March 1, 2020, with the subject line MC Internship Application . For more information about the AMD3 Foundation and Operation Walk Pittsburgh, please visit


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Pitt Competition

What is a 3MT competition?

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The 3rd Annual Pitt 3MT competition will be held on April 6, 2020.

Read about the 2019 3MT Pitt Competition.

Read about the 2018 3MT Pitt Competition.

Who is eligible to enter?

PhD students who have successfully completed the dissertation proposal defense (PhD candidate status) and are actively in the dissertation stage of training are eligible.

Preparation workshops are being conducted on February 4, 2020 and March 5, 2020 to both review the rules and eligibility requirements and to provide helpful tips to prepare a 3-minute oration and an presentation slide. Registration is required.

How do I enter the 2020 Pitt 3MT Competition?

  • Win your school-level competition. Each school will run a competition. (Check back as schools announce their competitions.)
  • If no competition in your school is held, place in the online competition. (Details for the online competition will be announced soon.)

3MT Rules for the Pitt and Online Competitions

We are following the 3MT rules suggested by the University of Queensland, which founded the event.  

Noted are a couple variations for the online competition.

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration. (For the online competition, simply attach a file to your email submission.)
  • No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum, and competitors exceeding three minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage. (Not relevant for the online competition.)
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Prizes for the University Competition

First place prize:                 $1,000 travel grant

Two runner-up prizes:        $500 travel grant

People's Choice prize:        $1,000 travel grant

Judging Criteria

Check back to see who our celebrity judges will be—and who will hear our competitors talk about their research.

At every level of the competition each competitor will be assessed on the judging criteria listed below. Each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on audience.

Comprehension and Content

  • Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background and significance to the research question being addressed while explaining terminology and avoiding jargon?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the impact and/or results of the research, including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
  • Was the thesis topic, research significance, results/impact, and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation—or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?

Engagement and Communication 

  • Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
  • Was the presenter careful not to trivialize or generalize their research?
  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
  • Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience’s attention?
  • Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact, and vocal range; maintain a steady pace; and have a confident stance?
  • Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation—was it clear, legible, and concise?

Presentation Resources

To learn more about the competition history, rules, and to gain valuable preparation tips, visit the 3MT Web site.

Preparation Workshop

Pitt Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: Speaking to Non-specialists Workshops

February 4, 2020, 4–5 p.m.
Alumni Hall 528

March 5, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
B26, Alumni Hall

Come and learn all you need to know in order to compete in the 3rd annual Pitt Three Minute Thesis (3MT), to be held on April 6, 2020. In this workshop, Meghan Culpepper (Office of the Provost) will review the rules and eligibility requirements for the 3MT Competition, and Dr. Joel Brady (Center for Teaching and Learning) will provide students with helpful hints and tips to prepare a three minute oration and an accompanying presentation slide of their research. Registration is required.

Note that participation in the workshop is not required to enter a school or online competition.




Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Office of Graduate Studies: Dean's Tuition Scholarships

Dean’s Tuition applications for Summer 2020 are now available. Applications are due on
Friday, April 17, 2020. 

The primary criteria for this award are financial need and academic achievement in the graduate program as certified by the applicant’s graduate department. Priority is given to registered students who have exhausted all university and personal resources. Due to limited funds, tuition scholarships will not be provided for beginning students or to students who have previously received the scholarship. This is a tuition only scholarship. Students are responsible for any other required fees. The application can be found on our website:

Applications can also be obtained from departmental graduate administrators or from 5141 Sennott Square. In addition to completed applications, a letter of recommendation from the student's advisor is required in order to be considered for this scholarship. The letter should comment briefly on the student's academic achievements, progress toward a degree, anticipated completion and graduation dates, and financial need. Completed applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Dietrich School Office of Graduate Studies, 5141 Sennott Square. 


 Pitt Scholarships  

 Fund your graduate school, research, study abroad, and more! 
For more information and to apply click here:

Pitt's National Scholarship Mentors can help you craft competitive applications for national and international scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants. 

Explore your scholarship options: Schedule a one on one appointment on Pitt Pathways with Lesha Greene, Josh Cannon, Dave Fraser, or Aidan Beatty. 

For more resources here:






A Student Journal of Social Relations


Contact Us:

Latin American Studies Asociation (LASA) 

Join LASA in Guadalajara, Mexico!

To learn more about upcoming Conferences, visit this link:

Dear CLAS Faculty,

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers resources and funding for affiliated faculty throughout the University. For more information please visit our faculty link here:


Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative
Seeks Proposals by Feb. 15


The Latinx Cluster Hire Committee (Ariel Armony, chair) invites proposals from the University community to hire faculty members working in Latinx studies in their respective units, departments, and/or schools. The first round of hires will take place in AY2020-2021 and will continue in subsequent years.

Through a cluster hire process, the University proposes to quickly advance its expertise in this field in order to accomplish three principal goals: the recruitment and retention of a larger number of students for whom Latinx issues are relevant, the recruitment and retention of faculty who work in these fields, and the raising of the University’s intellectual profile and expertise in Latinx studies. We are particularly interested in intersectional and multidisciplinary approaches that emphasize but are not limited to, the following: racialization, ethnicity, diaspora/migration, equity, citizenship, border studies, indigenous studies, geographies, emerging Latinx communities, and participatory and/or policy-relevant research. We intend to create and support (some support will come from the Center for Latin American Studies) an initial cohort of nine tenure-stream Latinx-focused scholars at the assistant professor level across the University.

For more information visit:


Call for Faculty Papers:
Transformation and Continuity in Cuba

International Conference

March 20-21, 2020

The main theme in our Year of Cuba Conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to the multiple, enriching, and conflicting intersections taking place in this country. This forum, in partnership with CIFAL Atlanta, serves as a platform to engage in scholarly conversations that will contribute to understanding the complexities of Cuba, generating new forms of engagement and learning, and appreciating the many forms of Cuban’s resiliency and contributions to the world. 

At a historic news conference in Havana back in 2016, former President Barack Obama reflected on the nuevo día dawning for Cuba and the United States“Cuba’s destiny will not be decided by the United States or any other nation. Cuba is sovereign and rightly has great pride. And the future of Cuba will be decided by Cubans, not by anybody else.” This speech marked the reaffirmation of a transitional period that started in 2014 called the Cuban Thaw, an overture to reestablish relations between both countries after a period of estrangement that began back in 1959 with Fidel Castro’s Revolución. The end of this 60-year hostility could become a reality with the lift of the trade embargo; the culmination of the Castrista dynasty; the ease of American travel to Cuba; the long-awaited release of political prisoners; and the development of dozens of bilateral projects that would foment the performing arts, culture, sports, the ecological landscape, and medicine. Undertaking drastic economic reforms and striking a balance between rupture and tradition, however, have proven in a post-Castro era to come with promises and shortcomings. 

We invite proposals for academic papers across the disciplines that think critically about Cuba related topics, not limited to the following:

Social Issues – Same-Sex Marriage, Journalism, Social Justice, and Community Development
Economic Issues – Equity, Mobility, Tourism, Remittances, Investment and Healthcare
Cultural Studies - Race, Class and Gender; Cuisine, Sports, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Artivism
Historic Preservation – Architecture, Memory, Storytelling, Museum Studies
Religious Studies - Cuban Santería, Jewish Heritage, Christianity, and Secularism
Cuban History –Slave Trade, Colonialism, Revolución, Post-Castro Cuba
Environmental Studies- Climate Change, Disaster Response, and Sustainability
Cuba-U.S. Relations - Spanish American War, the Embargo, the Cuban Thaw, and the Role of Baseball
Cuban Americans & Transnational Cuba – Cuban Communities Across the Globe
Technology & Science –Internet, Youth Activism, Advances in Medicine and Emergency Response 

For additional context on the Year of Cuba and the conference visit

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts: To participate, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words describing the focus of your proposed paper or panel, the methodology employed, and the general argument. At the top of the abstract, type your name, institutional affiliation, position or title, contact phone number, and e-mail. If you wish to propose a panel, please submit the title and abstract for each paper, along with the names and institutional affiliation of all panelists. Save in one Word or RTF document and attach the document to an email message. Type “Year of Cuba Conference” in the subject line and send it to Dr. Dan Paracka at

CLAS Faculty News 

New book from Dr. Pilar M. Herr - an assistant professor of history and the coordinator for the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Contested Nation: The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Throughout the colonial period the Spanish crown made numerous unsuccessful attempts to conquer Araucanía, Chile’s southern borderlands region. Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía—because of its status as a separate nation-state—became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic. This book studies how Araucanía’s indigenous inhabitants, the Mapuche, played a central role in the new Chilean state’s pursuit of an expansionist policy that simultaneously exalted indigenous bravery while relegating the Mapuche to second-class citizenship. It also examines other subaltern groups, particularly bandits, who challenged the nation-state’s monopoly on force and were thus regarded as criminals and enemies unfit for citizenship in Chilean society.

Pilar M. Herr’s work advances our understanding of early state formation in Chile by viewing this process through the lens of Chilean-Mapuche relations. She provides a thorough historical context and suggests that Araucanía was central to the process of post-independence nation building and territorial expansion in Chile.

New Book : How “Indians” Think Colonial Indigenous Intellectuals and the
Question of Critical Race Theory

By Gonzalo Lamana



Immigrant & Refugee literature at City of Asylum Bookstore!

The store also has a website, in which you can order any of these books (and virtually any book published):

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Substitute Teacher needed!

Central Catholic High School

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Kevin Sheridan from Central Catholic High School in Oakland, PA 

(The classes would start on January 21, 2020 and run through the end of the 2020 year.)

For more information, email: Susan A. Dawkins

Let us know about events going on in the community! 
To submit events, visit:

40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival


Starting at 3:00--9:00 P.M.

For photos from previous Festival and information, please visit:





The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosts various clubs, classes, and conversation groups related to Spanish. These including "Spanish for Beginners," "Spanish Conversation," and "Spanish II."

To browse events related to Spanish offered by the library, click here:

These classes are for adult learners and are FREE.
You do not have to register for the classes or bring anything.
New participants are welcome at any time.

Let's Speak English

If English is not your first language and you would like a place to practice, come to the Library! Join other non-native English speakers for friendly, low-stress conversation.

Want to know more?

Casa San Jose 
Extended Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Casa San Jose esta extendiendo sus horas de oficina en nuestro segundo local en East Liberty.
Si quiere hacer cita o comunicarse con esa oficina por favor llame al (502) 682-4540.

For more information on Casa San Jose, visit:


Clínica Pediátrica y de Vacunación en español:
Todos los martes por la mañana, Jueves después de las 5 p.m. y Viernes en la mañana  
cita previa y seguro de salud son necesarios
Primary Care Center de Children’s Hospital de Pittsburgh en Oakland
3420 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Clínica Pediátrica y de Vacunación en español:
Todos los segundos Sábados de cada mes en la clinica
no se necesita cita previa ni seguro de salud
Birmingham South Side 
54 S. 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Clinica Pediátrica en español:
Todos los cuartos Martes de cada mes en la clinica
Se necesita cita previa pero NO seguro de salud
Birmingham South Side
54 S. 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Clínicas Pediátricas y de Vacunación Gratuitas:
Todos los Martes en la tarde a partir de Febrero 2020 de las 1PM a 4PM
Se necesita cita – No se requiere seguro de salud
Casa San José
2116 Broadway Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Para hacer cita y para confirmar que la clínica no ha sido cambiada de fecha

llamar al 412-692-6000 opción 8

Mayor información

: 412-692-6000, opción 8
Más información:ÑOS_flyer_2019.doc


Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) 

For more information about event sponsored by LACU please CLICK HERE

Latino Family Center (LFC) 

For more information about events and information by LFC please CLICK HERE


Latin American Studies Asociation (LASA) 

The LASA Career Center is free to all job seekers and provides you with access to employers and jobs from all over the world. For more information, please visit:


Job Posting: Business Development Representative ($1,000 Signing Bonus!)


RoadRunner Recycling is seeking upbeat, proactive, goal-oriented individuals to join our inside sales team at the company headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  

As a Business Development Representative (BDR) you will be responsible for developing new business through proactive, strategic outreach methods including prospecting, cold-calling and lead qualification.

You will be assigned to one of our fast-growing markets and paired with an Account Executive in the field. Together you will work as a team develop leads and grow the business on a day by day basis!

If you're the type of person who gets excited about the opportunity for advancement in your career, then the RoadRunner Sales team is a great place for you!

As a BDR, you will have the ability to earn three promotions within your first year! Each promotion comes with additional responsibility and of course more compensation!

What you will be doing:

  • New business development
  • Lead-generation via prospecting
  • Cold calling
  • Building target call lists
  • Navigating the decision-making tree
  • Working closely with the Account Executive team

To be great in this role you must be:  

  • Career-oriented
  • Coachable
  • Resilient
  • Confident
  • Passionate about growth
  • Possess a winner's mentality 
  • Resourceful

Education: Two-year college degree required; 4-year college degree preferred

We offer:

  • First class leadership!
  • Educational 8-week training program led by our head trainer and top performing reps
  • The opportunity to earn three promotions during your first twelve months
    • Top level reps carry a total compensation package of $60,000 annually
  • Uncapped commission!
  • Fun and motivating monthly contests
  • First class Health, Dental, & Vision coverage
    • RoadRunner pays 99% of the coverage for the employee and 75% for spouse and any dependents. Employees are eligible for benefits coverage in their second month of employment.
  • 401(k) with a generous 4% company match
    • Employees are eligible to participate after six months of employment
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 17 Earned Paid Vacation/Personal Days each year

About RoadRunner Recycling:

RoadRunner Recycling is one of the fastest growing companies in America. We are transforming the waste and recycling industry with innovative thinking and unprecedented results. We create and manage end-to-end waste and recycling solutions for businesses large and small. Every day we cut carbon emissions, divert recyclables from landfill and reduce operating costs for our customers. With the belief that recycling should be mutually beneficial for the planet and our pockets, we help commercial businesses recycle more and spend less.  

  • Voted by Business Insider as the #1 Hottest Enterprise Start-Up in the Country!
  • Voted by the Tech Tribune as one of the 2020 Best Tech Startups in Pittsburgh

For consideration, PLEASE APPLY TODAY. We thank all applicants for their interest in RoadRunner Recycling, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to reading your application!

RoadRunner Recycling is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. It is the policy of RoadRunner Recycling that qualified individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against because of their disabilities regarding job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of RoadRunner Recycling to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. RoadRunner Recycling is prepared to modify or adjust the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact our Human Resources department at RoadRunner Recycling, at


Description:  Penn State New Kensington is seeking a candidate for a Research Coordinator position who will be responsible for recruitment and data collection for an innovative study on housing stock and psychosocial health and well-being. The position will require approximately 25 - 35 hours a week. The successful candidate must be a graduate student (public health, social work, medicine or a health-related field) or recent graduate of a health-related Master’s program, who has demonstrable experience in research using qualitative methods. An interest in environmental and psychosocial health preferred. This is a short-term temporary assignment with an anticipated end date of July 31, 2020. Must be willing to work some nights and weekends. Must be willing to work onsite at Penn State New Kensington.

Campus/Location: Penn State New Kensington
Campus City: Upper Burrell, PA
Date Announced: 01/29/2020
Date Closingopen until filled
Job Number: 93281
Work Unit: Penn State New Kensington
Department: Academic Affairs

Apply here!

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review at

EEO Is The Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Posting: Coordinator of Social Service Ministries

Good Samaritan Catholic Church is seeking a Coordinator of Social Service Ministries to serve the Latino community in Beaver County. This individual will be responsible for extending the mission of this Church to serve and support immigrants by connecting them with social service providers and empowering them to become more self-sufficient. The overall mission of this ministry is to connect Latino immigrants with services so that they may successfully adjust and thrive in the United States and Beaver County. The Coordinator of Social Service Ministries must keep sight of the ultimate goal of building self-sufficiency and to facilitate coordinating and accessing community resources to empower immigrants to do increasingly more for themselves and for each other.
This is a full-time position that will oversee a growing network of social services provided by Good Samaritan Catholic Church. This person will perform client intakes, individual assessments, coordination, and monitor the delivery of service coordination to high-need immigrant populations with language and cultural barriers. S/he will also oversee case assessments and management, referrals/coordination to social service, medical, and government agencies (etc.), and linkages with interpretation assistance and English classes. The ideal candidate will be fluent in both English and Spanish and have a background in serving minority communities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social service, education or related field (Master’s Degree a plus), and/or 3 years of experience with immigrant services, service coordination or other social services.
  • Alert to cross-cultural differences in dealing with foreign-born clients, able to behave in a culturally sensitive manner, and to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the clients.
  • Excellent team player with organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Be a practicing Catholic with familiarity with Catholic theology and social teachings.
  • Fluent or near fluent reading, writing, and speaking in English and Spanish. Experience in translation-interpretation is preferred.
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality and ability to pass a background check.
  • Flexible schedule for some evening and weekend hours. Car required.

  • Screen/meet with clients to determine and assess gaps in service, English proficiency level, medical needs, social service and other needs, provide referrals, and track progress on a regular basis.
  • Develop individual plans that aim to build competence in accessing services independently.
  • Coordinate services and referrals with partner agencies, County human service providers, schools, healthcare and government entities, etc.
  • Interpret in person or by phone to connect immigrants with services.
  • Collect and record client data, producing measurable outcomes, as appropriate.
  • Write case notes for all activities on behalf of clients, including any telephone communications.
  • Perform Exit interviews during last quarter to determine successes and future plans.
  • Serve as cultural liaison, informing internal and external providers on culture, norms and customs, and orienting immigrants to American systems, customs and culture.
  • Practice cultural sensitivity while engaging with professional partners, communities, and clients.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of volunteers to support the ministry and outreach.
  • Liaise with an ESL Coordinator and office staff to ensure room requests, schedule, announcements, and other ESL needs for clients needing English class referrals.
  • Attend any meetings required by supervisor.
  • Manage social media communications with Latino community.
  • SUPERVISOR: Casa San Jose, Monica Ruiz, Executive Director
    For more information, please contact

    Job Posting: SPANISH TEACHER

    Beginning August 2020

    St. Edmund’s Academy seeks a dedicated and dynamic educator to teach Spanish at St. Edmund’s Academy.

    The teacher will be responsible for designing curriculum, planning lessons, and promoting the world language program in collaboration with the school’s academic leaders. The teacher will also partner with the French and Latin teachers to implement a program that emphasizes fluency, linguistic dexterity, and an appreciation for global perspectives and the cultural aspects of language instruction.

    Candidates must possess enthusiasm for 21st century pedagogy, be open to change and new ideas, and have an outstanding record teaching elementary and/or middle school age groups. Excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication are expected. Ability to be positive, collaborative, detail-oriented, and innovative is essential. Candidates must have the capacity to teach extended periods in a rotating block schedule.

    Educators dedicated to meeting the academic, social, emotional and personal needs of children should apply. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in more than two languages.

    St. Edmund’s Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its employment policies, or any other policy of the program.

    St. Edmund’s Academy provides an exceptional independent school experience for students in preschool through 8th grade, combining a rigorous academic curriculum with enduring Core Values and rich tradition in a nurturing environment.

    Core Values

    • Respect for the needs and feelings of others
    • Understanding and appreciation of the differences among people

    • The worthiness of service to others

    • The importance of taking responsibility for one’s own conduct

    • The central role of honesty in relationships

    • The value of setting high standards in all endeavors

    Core Competencies

    • Character

    • Critical thinking

    • Communication

    • Collaboration

    • Creativity

    • Cross-cultural competency

      Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to:

      Thu-Nga Morris
      Assistant Head of School, Director of Academics, and Director of Upper School
      St. Edmund’s Academy
      5705 Darlington Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15217


    Amazon Conservation Association Employment Opportunity:

    Amazon Conservation Association (also known as Amazon Conservation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been protecting the western Amazon for almost 20 years now. As conservation pioneers since 1999, we have used science to guide our multi-pronged approach to environmental conservation and restoration in Peru and Bolivia. Our founding program provided support for Brazil nut harvesters in Peru, as an incentive for protecting the forest. Since then, the organization has grown to protect over 4 million acres of rainforest, establish Peru’s first conservation concession, host thousands of scientists and tourists at our three premier biological stations, empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and so much more.

    Amazon Conservation is growing and we are currently recruiting three positions:


    Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) Job Postings

    JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life. Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

    Position Description

    Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) is the lead agency of a five-agency partnership called Immigrant Services & Connections (ISAC). This position falls under the ISAC program. This individual will assist the program supervisor in administering the ISAC Program in the following ways: maintaining customized web-based database, running reports for evaluation and outcome reporting and training/updating staff on database. Monitoring and/or conducting screenings of ISAC referrals and intakes to ensure quality, communicating with and collecting information from partner agencies, quality assurance, and compliance with program/funding requirements. Utilization of interpretation as appropriate.

    Bachelor’s degree and experience in program administration and/or database management. Informational systems/data collection program skills needed. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with and follow direction of management team and staff required. Experience with non-English speakers a plus. Cultural sensitivity a must. Maintaining a valid PA driver’s license and insurance is a requirement.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains the customized web-based database and troubleshoots problems. Serves as the contact for database with vendor and other IT consultants as needed.
  • Assists in collecting/entering data; tracking and reporting on program activities, quality control issues, evaluations and outcomes.
  • Responsible for monitoring the Service Coordination waiting list and assigning cases as necessary.
  • Act as front line staff to respond to inquiries by phone and in person (utilizing interpretation as needed), assess needs, enroll and determine level of service needed for clients with limited English and/or cultural barriers.
  • Develop and revise ISAC and database training materials, forms, and program information.
  • Responsible for providing ISAC and database training to service coordinators, navigators, supervisors and interns at JFCS and partner agencies,
  • Assist in convening internal staff meetings and regular monthly partner meetings and quarterly trainings; including recommending training and scheduling presenters, as well as logistical planning
  • Participates in staff development and training opportunities as directed.
  • Assists with communication to clients, partner agencies and external providers. Working through an interpreter if required.
  • Supports other administrative and program activities as required.
  • Is alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and behave in culturally sensitive manner in order to be able to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the clients.
  • Performs outreach and marketing activities to promote ISAC and inform the service provider community of its two-way referral network,
  • Represents ISAC on various committees and at regular ongoing stakeholder meetings
  • Application

    Please email cover letter and resume to with “ISAC Administrative Coordinator” in the subject


    JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services leads Immigrant Services & Connections (ISAC), a five agency partnership helping newcomers build their lives in the Greater Pittsburgh area by connecting immigrants to important resources, services and communities in Allegheny County and offering information & referrals, service coordination to assess needs and connect clients to a full range of community connections, and bilingual navigation.

    Position Description
    Make an impact on the lives of new immigrants in our region. As Intensive Case Manager, you will be responsible for providing case management to high-needs clients referred by ISAC partners and help the most vulnerable of our community meet their life goals.

    Work together with clients, complete intakes and individual assessments, and develop and implement individualized plans.

    Connect clients with resources spanning social services, medical, and government agencies, as well as to interpretation assistance and English classes to promote long-term self-sufficiency.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or related field (MSW preferred)
    • Minimum of three years case management experience
    • Experience with immigrant services, case management, service coordination or other social services
    • Alert to cross-cultural differences in dealing with vulnerable immigrant clients and to their unique needs
    • Excellent team player with organizational and communication skills
    • Comfort working together with interpreters
    • Comfort with inputting data into data management systems
    • Proficiency in a second language a plus
    • Maintaining valid PA driver’s license and insurance (requirement)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify clients in partnership with ISAC staff
    • Screen clients to determine and assess gaps in service, English proficiency level, medical needs, social service and other needs, provide referrals, develop case management plans and track progress on a regular basis. Assure proper documentation
    • Develop individual plans, both short-term and long-term, to include, whenever possible, development of English proficiency as well as building competence in accessing services independently
    • Case management to support connection to services and referrals with partner agencies, county human service providers, schools, healthcare and government entities, etc.
    • Work, at times, in ISAC neighborhood drop-in sites around the Greater Pittsburgh area
    • Work closely with navigators (bilingual community helpers) and interpreters.
    • Take part in staff development and training opportunities
    • Collect and record program data both electronically and in paper files
    • Participate in delivery of training to external service providers and outreach to client/immigrant communities
    • Other duties as needed

    Please email cover letter and resume to with “Intensive Case Manager” in the subject line.

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