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2019 Graduation

May 4th, 2019
3 months to go.

Job Opportunity for Sports Fans…

A job opportunity at the SAP center in San Jose, shared by Patrick Pavao, who held the job until his recent promotion and recommend it to others (thanks, Patrick!) Click here for more information.

Spring Term I Classrooms

Welcome to Spring Term I. Classes Begin January 7

Three things to remember:

  1. Get your syllabus
  2. Get your textbook. (The NDNU bookstore will now match prices!)
  3. Complete your first night’s assignment (see your syllabus).

Resource: all syllabi are listed here.

A welcome video can be found here with classroom prep reminders.


HSP 2221 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN CU 1

ENG 2164 Linguistics LARRAGOITI SM204

Tuesdays in Belmont

REL 2250 Religions of the World LIPOWITZ CU 9

Tuesdays in Tracy

BUS 2008 Legal Environment of Business LADINE Transit Center

BUS 2218 Social Research Methods ARBORE Transit Center

Wednesdays in Belmont

CUL 2400 African Cinema LAROCHE DAVIS SM 204

HSP 2248 Managing Cultural Diversity REYNOSO CU 6

PSY 2101 Personality Theory CU 9

Wednesdays at Mission

HSP 2221 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN GC 322

HSP 2203 Communication Skills ARBORE GC 308


HSP 2251 Managing EAPs BARSI CU 1

BUS 2000 Mgmt Princ and Org Beh LIM CU 9

Saturday January 26:

Community Leadership Practicum SANTAMARIA CU 9

Saturdays (Hybrid)

BUS 2006 Contemporary Professional Writing LARRAGOITI SM 208


BUS 2224 Corporate Finance HUA

BUS 2250 Personal Financial Planning MULVEY

Happy 2019! Spring Class Prep Reminders

Job Opportunity at NDNU

Our Clinical Psychology department needs an advisor/administrative assistant.  It’s an opportunity to work with some really incredible faculty and students; the program is rated in the top two in the country for student satisfaction.  Click this link for more information.

Job Opportunities (Lots of ‘Em!)


With gratitude to THRIVE for gathering and posting these; what a resource!

Administrative Coordinator
We are currently looking for a friendly and organized professional to provide coordination and administrative support to the members of the PARCA leadership team. Coordinate a wide variety of organizational efforts pertaining to internal and external personnel including senior management, board members and committees, vendors, business partners, donors, and staff.
United Way Bay Area
Temporary Job Development Specialist
The Temporary Job Development Specialist works as a part of the team that engages employers as partners in a spectrum of workforce readiness, job placement, and career pathway programs led by United Way Bay Area. This is a full-time, temporary, 6-month position between November 1st, 2018 – April 30, 2019, working 37.5 hours per week, with the possibility of becoming a permanent position depending on funding and performance.
Healthy Cities Tutoring
Program Coordinator
Healthy Cities Tutoring is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for coordination of the tutoring program, primarily at schools located in Redwood City. This position also assists in community outreach, tutor recruitment, training, program communications, fundraising, and general administration duties as an integral member of the Healthy Cities Tutoring staff.
CORA – Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
Case/Social Work
Facility Management


Marketing Intern
We are looking for a part-time marketing intern to help promote and support Thrive Job Board. Thrive Job Board is a free platform where you can find new job and volunteer opportunities in the Silicon Valley nonprofit sector. As a marketing intern, you will learn how to update and maintain the website, design and create job newsletters, and execute marketing campaigns to promote the platform. Tech-savvy candidates interested in marketing are encouraged to apply.
More Recent Job Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity

Many (if not most) of you in our evening programs meet these criterion; let Judy or Therese know if you need help applying!
Sr. Dorothy Stang Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any scholarship applicant who meets the following criteria:
·         Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
·         Student must demonstrate need for financial aid
·         Student must have at least two years’ experience of community engagement/social justice ( see application for details)
·         Undergraduate student. Sophomores and above will have priority

Thrive’s Nonprofit Career Summit and Job Fair

Thrive_PowerUp_CS_Logos_v2WHEN:  You are invited to register for the second annual Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair. The event is taking place on November 1, 2018, 5:30 pm at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores. If you are looking for ways to advance your career in the nonprofit sector or find a new job, you should be in the room!

COST:  Enter the code: GETHIRED for your free ticket!

Some local options:

  • Development Manager at Family Connections
  • Program Analyst for Evaluation and Learning at Peninsula Family Service
  • Development Manager at Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
  • Internship Placement Manager at NPower
  • Family Law Specialist at CORA
  • General Plan Coordinator at Housing Leadership Council
  • Bilingual Spanish/English Clinical Consultant at Peninsula Family Service
  • Full Time Food Service Worker at Sisters of Mercy
  • Preschool Teacher at Peninsula Family Service
  • Program and Management Analyst at HEART of San Mateo County

Click here for the link to register!