Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Studies Scholarships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.

Who is eligible to apply?
To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by March 31 of the current year) or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year, preferably at an accredited American Institution of higher learning. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.

Please note:

  •  International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed ten or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Wellesley College Alumni Scholarship

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research that are open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two of these awards are open to women graduates of any American institution. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate school for the following year. Preference in all cases, except for the Peggy Howard Fellowship, will be given to applicants who have not held one of these awards previously. Decisions will be based on merit and need, with the exception of the Knafel and Trustee awards, which are determined on merit alone. U.S. tax laws apply. Please note that the awards are for study at institutions other than Wellesley College and are open to all nationalities.

Please note the Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship, Horton-Hallowell Fellowship, and Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship.

Call for papers!

Call for Papers:

 International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online)

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Centre for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on. The journal is published in both print and online versions. The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek. IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 12 which is scheduled to be published on August 31, 2011. Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijhssnet.com, or editor.ijhss@hotmail.com For more information, visit the official website of the journal www.ijhssnet.com

With thanks,

The Chief Editor International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

Contact: editor@ijhssnet.com, editor.ijhss@hotmail.com

Job: Associated Veterans – SPM

Contingent on Contract Award

Timeline: We are currently interviewing for positions to be filled for a start date in October 2011. The position is contingent on contract award.

Please respond with resumes and inquiries to: jobs@associatedveterans.com

Job Description – Senior Project Manager (SPM) 

The SPM will support the specific Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) with large-scale systems implementation projects.  The SPM will participate in analyzing issues and needs in support of business delivery management, business process management and strategic and organizational change management. The SPM must be able summarize complex ideas into clear and concise briefing materials that provide management with both the big picture as well as critical details where required.

Key Functions

The individual will be required to perform traditional project management functions including:

  • Support the coordination and completion of assigned projects
  • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor project progress
  • Build and maintain working relationships with stakeholders, cross-functional team members, vendors, and other departments involved in assigned projects
  • Prepare various reports, policy papers, briefing materials, presentations and recommendations for upper management review and decision
  • Identify project resource needs
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope
  • Lead  the development of deliverables and other work products prepared by the team before submitting to the client
  • Identify and document business requirements;  Monitor changes in business requirements and/or project scope and keep management informed
  • Create and execute dynamic project work plans revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies escalating when appropriate
  • Perform cost and resource analysis and develop recommendations for project leadership
  • Ensure project related documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Meeting management services and support
  • Support project leadership and teams during requirements analysis and testing phases of projects

Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience managing $3 million plus projects (7 years experience if no PMP)
  • PMP certification required – assistance may be provided in achieving certification
  • Experience with software development projects
  • Knowledge of Agile Systems Development Lifecycle a plus

The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  1. A variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures
  2. Large scale Agile System Development Projects (i.e. Sprints, Scrums, and Product Backlog).
  3. Implementing end-to-end automated solutions
  4. Business Delivery Management, Business Process Management, Requirements Management, Business Process Reengineering, Defect Management, User Acceptance Testing, Risk Management
  5. User Story, Use Case, and Test Case Development
  6. Rational Product Suite (i.e. Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational Team Concert (RTC), and Rational Quality Manager (RQM))
  7. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook), MS Project and SharePoint

Job: Associated Veterans – APM

Contingent on Contract Award

Timeline: We are currently interviewing for positions to be filled for a start date in October 2011. The position is contingent on contract award.

Please respond with resumes and inquiries to: jobs@associatedveterans.com

Job Description – Assistant Project Manager (APM) 

The APM will support the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) with large-scale systems implementation projects.  The APM will participate in analyzing issues and needs in support of business delivery management, business process management and strategic and organizational change management. The APM must be able to summarize complex ideas into clear and concise briefing materials that provide management with both the big picture as well as critical details.

Key Functions

The APM’s primary focus is to provide assistance and support for various programs and projects.  Activities may include:

  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings – providing meeting management services and support
  • Recording and distributing meeting minutes, action items, and following up with stakeholders and project teams
  • Preparing project reports for team members, managers, and stakeholders
  • Gathering, compiling, tracking and reporting information relevant to project assignment 
  • Ensuring all project documentation is complete and current
  • Providing overall support for project teams in meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Coordinating and managing the project’s communication plan among team members, management, and stakeholders
  • Providing support for invoice reconciliation and interpretation of contracts
  • Serving as back up to the project management team when necessary.  This may include supporting Project Managers and work stream leads in the execution of responsibilities for projects including:
    1. Developing and maintaining project plans
    2. Meeting with stakeholders, and the Office of Information Technology (OI&T) to define project requirements
    3. Monitoring project tasks, assigned action items
    4. Identifying and escalating project risks
  • Assisting with risk identification and management
  • Assisting with requirements gathering

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience proving support for projects, experience with software development/implementation projects preferred
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to quickly and effectively adapt to technologies outside of current base of knowledge
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret various types of business documents
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with a willingness to take on responsibility
  • Ability to work independently, establish schedules and priorities, and multi-task
  • Expert working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook), experience with Microsoft Project preferred; experience with Microsoft Visio and Sharepoint a plus
  • Knowledge of Agile Systems Development Lifecycle a plus
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) highly desirable

The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  1. Large scale Agile System Development Projects (i.e. Sprints, Scrums, and Product Backlog)
  2. User Story, Use Case, and Test Case Development
  3. Supporting /implementing end-to-end automated solutions
  4. Business Delivery Management, Business Process Management, Requirements Management, Business Process Reengineering, Defect Management, User Acceptance Testing, Risk Management
  5. Rational Product Suite (i.e. Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational Team Concert (RTC), and Rational Quality Manager (RQM))