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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.




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Applications for FACULTY RESEARCH GRANTS are now open!
For more information, see link below.

Applications for research that will take place during the summer of the 2019-20 academic year must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2020.

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.




Save the Date!

40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival


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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh is privileged to celebrate the 40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival on Saturday, April 4, 2020. An innovative initiative promoted by Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Shirley Kregar as a way to “bring Latin America” to Pitt students in 1979 has now grown into an emblematic tradition, attracting more than 3,000 people yearly and forming part of Pittsburgh’s cultural fabric for generations.

The Festival reflects the diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting participants of all ages through attractions including cultural activities, cuisine, art and music centered on Latin American and Caribbean traditions and celebrations. Moreover, the Festival’s appeal includes the opportunity to access traveling consulates, advocacy, and ancillary legal services and support.  Please join us for this joyful yearly happening as we celebrate our roots and look forward to an auspicious future.

If you have photos from past Festivals, we would love it if you would share them with us! Please email them to us at

For photos from previous Festival and information, please visit:


Join us on February 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for our screening

of the film “Churros” in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Trailer for the film, visit:

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. The series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The films will be screened approximately twice per month, through the end of the Spring semester. All showings start at 6pm at either WWPH 4130 or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Pizza will be served. For more information on upcoming films, email:
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 

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


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:
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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:



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. 

MSU Special Collections Summer Research Grants

Michigan State University Libraries invites applications for research grants for the summer of 2020. The grants are intended to help scholars who live more than 100 miles from East Lansing whose research would benefit from on-site access to the rich primary source collections housed in MSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The 2020 grants are made possible through the generous support of Char Mollison and MSU Libraries Special Collections Endowment.

Five grants of $3,000 will be awarded based on the overall promise of the research project and the significance of MSU’s Special Collections to the work. The on-site research period must run for at least one week between May 1 and September 30 of the year awarded.

Research strengths of MSU Special Collections are deep and varied, including an outstanding comic art collection; American radicalism on the extreme right and left; extensive holdings on Latino and Chicano activism and artists; popular culture; zines, Africana; exceptional rare book holdings in cookery, the history of science, veterinary medicine, Italian unification, conduct books; one of the country’s oldest LGBTQ+ collections; a peerless collection documenting the contemporary men’s movements; and the papers of numerous Michigan writers including Richard Ford, Diane Wakoski, and Thomas McGuane. Please consult their collections page for more information on MSU’s unique holdings.

How to Apply

Any researcher, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, artists, activists, or independent researchers, residing more than 100 miles from East Lansing, is eligible to apply. International scholars are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, which may have travel limits. Current or incoming MSU students are not eligible.

Please submit the following documents, preferably as a single PDF, to SPC Summer Research Grant Applications ( by January 31, 2020.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than six pages
  • Description of research topic, its significance, and specific materials within MSU Special Collections to be used (two pages maximum)
  • First and second choice of dates in residence. On-site research period must run for at least one week between May 1 and September 30. Please note: our summer reading room hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference speaking to the value of your project and the quality of your work. Recommendation letters can be submitted with the application or separately to the same email address.

travel guide has been prepared to assist all recipients, once they have been notified of acceptance:

All grant recipients will give a presentation about their research at the library during their visit. Recipients are also asked to acknowledge the grant in any publications resulting from funded research in MSU Special Collections and to provide a copy of the final publication. Grant recipients may be subject to tax implications, depending on how the awarded funds are spent. For international award recipients, this may include tax implications in the United States and in their country of origin.

The grants committee will begin reviewing applications promptly after the deadline and grant recipients will be notified by March 16, 2020.

For more information, click here.

DRCLAS Visiting Scholars and Fellows Application
Call for 2020 - 2021 Applications

Application deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is February 1, 2020. 
Each year the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) selects a number of distinguished academics (Visiting Scholars) and professionals (Fellows) who wish to spend one or two semesters at Harvard working on their own research and writing projects. 

Visiting Scholars and Fellows are provided shared office space, computer, library borrowing privileges, access to University facilities and events, and opportunities to audit classes and attend seminars in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in other Harvard professional schools.

The residential fellowships cover round-trip travel expenses (up to $3,000), emergency health insurance (for the foreign Visiting Scholar or Fellow and accompanying immediate family), and a taxable $25,000 living stipend while at Harvard. Appointments are typically for one or two semesters. Recipients are expected to spend an entire semester at the University. The stipend is $25,000 regardless of a one or two semester residency. Visiting Scholars and Fellows may also obtain funding from their own academic institutions, outside foundations or personal resources.


Further inquiries about the DRCLAS Visiting Scholars Program can be made to Edwin Ortiz, and for more information on the application process, click here.


 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:

Applications for FACULTY RESEARCH GRANTS are now open!
For more information, see link below.

Applications for research that will take place during the summer of the 2019-20 academic year must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2020.

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


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.

Faculty News!

For more information on Professor Hugo Nutini, click here.

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

Latin American Studies and Eduardo Lozano Collection News! 

University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires Manuscripts
by Jorge Luis Borges

October 2019

The University Library System is pleased to announce the acquisition of four handwritten manuscripts by Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine writer and poet. In addition to the Borges notebook previously acquired last year, these new items include two poems and two essays. Specifically, the manuscripts are El otro tigre (The Other Tiger), La nadería de la personalidad (The Nothingness of Personality), Poema conjetural (Conjectural Poem), and Anotación al 23 de agosto de 1944 (Annotation to the 23rd of August of 1944). In March of 2018, the ULS acquired the Cuaderno Avon (Avon notebook) and several loose accompanying pages (Páginas sueltas), which included the story La espera (The Wait) and notes for El escritor argentine y la tradición (The Argentine Writer and Tradition).
Jorge Luis Borges was born on August 24, 1899 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and died on June 14, 1986 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and is considered one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century.
The addition of these exceptionally valuable manuscripts to the University Library System will contribute to the enrichment of the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection as well as the extensive collection of Borges’s original work held in different institutions including the University of Virginia Library, the New York Public Library, Michigan State University, the National Library of Spain, the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Geneva, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. 
These materials will be housed in Archives & Special Collections, which is one of western Pennsylvania’s largest repositories for archival manuscripts, rare books, photographs, maps and audio-visual materials. 
The Finding Aid can be accessed at:
Any Questions? Please contact Librarian. Martha Mantilla 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 on Gamaliel Churata by Professor Elizabeth Monasterios and Mauro Mamani Macedo!
Gameliel Churata: El escrito, el filósofo, el artista que no concíamos
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:


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:


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

    Job Posting: International Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at The University College Maastricht (UCM)
    Maastricht University (UM) is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 14,000 students and 3,500 employees. Reflecting the university’s strong international profile, a substantial amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university is comprised of 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
    University College of Maastricht University is an international Liberal Arts and Sciences Honours College that specializes in Bachelor education for academically passionate and highly motivated students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Drawing on the strengths of Maastricht University’s faculties and its own core staff, it offers its students over 150 courses and an extensive skills training program, as well as a close-knit academic community. Academic freedom of choice and personal attention are hallmarks of the program. The College has been ranked for several years as either the best or one of the two best Bachelor programmes in the Netherlands and also topped the rankings in the quality of our teaching. After completing their studies, many students go on to renowned Master’s or PhD program, and a wide range of careers.
    Job description:
    You will contribute to teaching in the honours liberal arts & sciences BA programme of the University College Maastricht. Teaching duties include courses in Sociology and Contemporary World History and possibly in Research Methods. You will be teaching and coordinating at least one course in Latin American issues from a sociological perspective. Furthermore you might be involved in supervising Bachelor theses.

    Your teaching activities will take 80% of your time the remaining 20% will be available for research.
    Job requirements:
    The candidate must be from a Latin American country, currently living in Latin America and must have completed a PhD that is explicitly focused on Latin American issues from sociological perspective.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Indigenous Peoples/Cultures; Social Movements; Human Rights, Environmentalism, and Sustainability. Familiarity with the African diaspora of Latin America is also be beneficial. Expertise in Sociology and a working knowledge of Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative) is essential.
    You should be capable of planning and coordinating at least one six week course module of 11 two hour tutorial meetings and five one-one and a half hour lectures on Latin American issues from sociological perspective which would trigger student learning and participation in group discussions. You will also be required to do the teaching for the course and typically, there might be two-four tutor groups but the number of tutor groups depends on student demand. You will receive guidance in how to complete a course module student course manual and of course in how to teach using the Problem Based Learning model. You are an inspiring and stimulating supervisor.
    As the language of instruction is English, your command of English should be excellent (oral and writing) and must be demonstrably proficient.
    Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are highly welcomed.
    Experience with teaching in international classrooms is a plus. All members of staff are expected to share our emphasis on high quality teaching, reflected in our system of small-scale problem based learning. You are open to interdisciplinary collaboration. You are a team player.
    Temporary appointment of 12 months. If you perform well and if student numbers do not drop substantially, this contract can be extended. The contract period is in total maximum 2 years.
    You will be a member of the academic staff for this period and provided with teaching guidance and the possibility to follow the teaching training programme offered by the University. Furthermore support will be provided for research.
    Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is about € 3.475,- per month, scale level 11 (based on a full-time appointment). The gross yearly salary is about € 48.500,- (based on a full-time appointment, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment).
    For more information on conditions of labor see:

    For researchers from outside the Netherlands there is a possibility of applying for tax free allowance which amounts to 30% of the taxable salary.

    More information can be found via

    If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.

    You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.
    For more information on University College Maastricht please check the website: or contact: Dr. Mark Stout, Vice Dean Student Affairs (phone number +31-(0)43-3885198).
    Please send an application letter, CV and a course proposal before January 31st to:


    Dr. Mark Stout
    University College Maastricht
    P.O. Box 616
    6200MD Maastricht
    The Netherlands
    The course proposal should be no more than three paragraphs long; please use as a template the various course proposals in the UCM course catalogue available for download at:

    Job Posting: University of California, Berkeley - Program Coordinator 

    The First Review Date for this job is: January 27, 2020.

    Departmental Overview
    The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at UC Berkeley is an organized research unit dedicated to promoting research and community awareness about issues affecting Latin America.

    The Center works to host public events that bring leading scholars, policymakers and social leaders to the Berkeley community; Support faculty and student research; Bring information about Latin America to a wider audience through our website and publications; Build networks among Latin Americanist scholars, students and practitioners.

    The Center for Latin American Studies is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a key position that ensures the smooth functioning of a particularly dynamic campus unit.
    The Program Coordinator role involves designing, conducting, promoting, and supporting various public educational programs that inform the campus and general public about research and policy issues important to Latin America. The Coordinator will research and assess educational needs and interests for targeted public segments, and develop programs and materials accordingly. They will manage all aspects of the unit's public program. This includes planning and execution of lectures, conferences, art exhibits and film series each semester. In addition, the person in the position must track program expenses with working budgets and final expense reports.

    Program coordination (60%)

    • Plans and develops public programs of the Center. Works with the Chair and Vice Chair to plan and carry out conferences, lectures, and cultural events.
    • Manages all logistical arrangements for designated campus events, such as film screenings or public talks.
    • Is present to host and ensure that all public programs run smoothly.
    • As part of CLAS' designation as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, plans outreach programs for local K-14 educational institutions. Works with other outreach coordinators on campus to ensure that outreach programs are topical, responsive, and in line with current trends in public education.
    • Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for public programs. Stays attuned to current research and policy issues related to Latin America to tailor the program to address critical issues in the region.
    • Develops material from events (video, images, etc.) and publishes on appropriate platforms.
    • Collects program reporting data for grant proposals and individual donors.
    • Manages program budget.
    Community Building and Program Publicity (20%)
    • Develops strategy for community building and program publicity. Creatively uses print and social media to share CLAS' story with our campus, local, and global communities.
    • Publicizes events to relevant audiences.
    • Manages social media publicity for events.
    • As part of CLAS' designation as a National Resource Center grant by the U.S. Department of Education, publicizes outreach programs to local K-14 educational institutions.
    • Represents CLAS on social media with non-event content.
    • Tracks student and faculty participation in programs to find new avenues for collaboration with these target audiences.
    • Maintains links to on and off campus partners and works with museums, consulates, non-profits, campus departments, and other universities to maximize program participation and outreach goals.
    Other responsibilities (20%)
    • Manages undergraduate student assistant(s).
    • Supports grant reporting tasks.
    • Respond to needs of Chair, Vice Chair, and other teammates as they arise.
    Required Qualifications
    The Program Coordinator must have comprehensive and detailed knowledge of and experience in event planning. They must be willing and able to work with a large number of diverse stakeholders. They must be prepared to professionally represent CLAS to the greater public. In addition, they should be familiar with Latin America and should be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
    • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills in English.
    • Thorough knowledge of and skill in planning and delivering programs.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in English.
    • Excellent organizational skills, including skill with juggling multiple competing tasks.
    • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, university financial, travel, entertainment, and student award policies and practices.
    • Ability to interact with broad range of individuals, including interpersonal skills to develop professional relationships with faculty and graduate students.
    • Skills in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Google Suite, Microsoft Suite.
    • This position includes responsibilities that fall outside of traditional work hours (9:00 am - 5:30 pm).
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree in related area and/or the equivalent of experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
    • Fluency in a language predominantly spoken in Latin America and experience in Latin America in academic and/or professional settings
    Salary & Benefits
    How to Apply
    For questions regarding the position, contact Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    To apply, click here


    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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