Hi everyone

Our thanks to the following for their job referrals and contribution to this Failte 32 update:

Aoife Butler, President of Irish Network USA (www.irishnetwork-usa.com); Chair of the All-Ireland Pan-Alumni Association; member of the Irish American Leadership Council; and Attorney.

Siobhan Dennehy, Executive Director, Emerald Isle Immigration Center (www.eiic.org). Siobhan was recently awarded the prestigious John F Kennedy Award which is a joint AOH-LAOH award, the Order’s highest, given to a Roman Catholic of Irish birth or descent and outstanding in their field of endeavor. Siobhan is the first woman recipient of the medal. Past recipients include astronaut James McDivitt, actor Pat O’Brien, mayors Richard J. Daley of Chicago and Raymond L. Flynn of Boston, John Cardinal O’Connor, and Nobel laureate John Hume.

Jim Rice, Attorney at Law.

Kevin Elliott, IDA Ireland.

Thanks also to Paddy McCarthy, owner of the Irish Examiner USA, Irish Connections Magazine (www.irishexaminerusa.com) and Nevada Smiths Sports Bar ‘where football is religion’ (www.nevadasmiths.net/about.html) for hiring his second J1 visa holder. Voted among the top three best soccer bars in the U.S. by The 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards, Nevada Smiths nicknamed “The Church” by its regular patrons, is a perennial Best Bar nominee.

Thanks also to John and Anne Garvey for reaching out to Sarah Moran in Ireland, who is considering emigrating to the U.S., to provide her with some direction on a career in speech therapy here in the U.S.

John and Anne are very active in the Irish community in many roles including the American Irish Teachers Assoc. and the United Irish Counties Assoc. (www.uicany.org).

Caro Kinsella, Attorney & Counselor at Law with expertise in U.S. Immigration law (www.legalprofessionals.us), will begin writing articles for Failte 32 which will offer meaningful insights into the various U.S. visa options available to Irish nationals. Failte 32 has added this service to expand its purpose to include support for those not eligible for the J1 visa. Caro’s first article will be a brief intro and then a general overview of each type of immigrant and non-immigrant visa. Each week thereafter she will break down each visa in specific detail with pros and cons etc. We have had requests from those considering emigrating to the U.S. seeking our support under visa types other than the J1, and Caro will be a very valuable resource in this regard. We welcome her contributions to Failte 32. You can contact Caro at: [email protected]

Attached is information on an upcoming Job Fair, a Failte 32 job search tip, and a few plugs for those who have supported and plan to support Failte 32.

Current Openings (4):


1. New York office of Irish law firm seeks a personal assistant. See below for details.  If interested contact Aoife Butler at [email protected]

Duties include:
– Managing the day to day running of the office
– Audio Typing of documents, letters, contracts etc.
– Editing and creating new legal documents and templates
– Diary management, organising meeting and dealing with travel arrangements
– Maintaining client files
– General administration including filing and archiving documents

– Dealing with any queries from clients

– Dealing with the facilities for the office

– 5+ years experience as a Legal Secretary / Office Management experience
– At least 60 words per minute
– Excellent computer skills with Advanced Word
– Ability to multi task and prioritize
– Ability to work well under pressure and work to tight deadlines
– Well presented and professional
– Excellent telephone manner
– Flexible
– Familiar with Ireland


2. The CIIC Board is seeking applications for the vacancy created to the recent departure of Sheila Gleeson our former Executive Director and welcomes applications from interested parties for this primarily part-time position.

As in the past, working from home might an option with this position.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  A personnel committee comprised of Board members Siobhan Dennehy, Celine Kennelly and Brendan Magee will review applications and make hiring recommendations to the CIIC Board. For further details on the CIIC please check our website at www.ciic-usa.org

3. The San Diego Center is also looking for a part-time Executive Director. See www.ciic-usa.org


4. Post

University College Dublin North America Representative


To establish on-site representation for University College Dublin in North America. To provide an accessible first point of contact in America for high schools, partner institutions, students and parents. To engage in a range of activities that will contribute to the growth and development of full-degree recruitment in North America, in addition to supporting Junior Year Abroad / Study Abroad recruitment. The post will be offered on a consultancy basis and activities will take place under the general direction of the Manager of the Centre for Study Abroad and as part of the UCD International team in Dublin.

The University

The mission of the University is to advance knowledge, pursue truth and foster learning, in an atmosphere of discovery, creativity, innovation and excellence, drawing out the best in each individual, and contributing to the social, cultural and economic life of Ireland in the wider world.

University College Dublin is a large and diverse university whose origin dates back to 1854. There are over 22,000 students including over 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

The university is situated on a large modern campus about 4km to the south of the centre of Dublin. Further information on the University is available via the internet at www.ucd.ie

The Unit

UCD International is dedicated to managing, supporting and enhancing internationalization at UCD. Its responsibilities include international marketing and student recruitment, international student support services, the coordination of European and non-European student mobility programmes, the international relations of the university (including UCD’s membership of the Universitas 21 consortium) and a wide variety of other international activities. A principal activity for the UCD International in the coming years will be to implement UCD’s International Strategic Plan. UCD International is led by the Director of International Affairs and is part of the broader Office of the Registrar.

The UCD Centre for Study Abroad is the North America division of UCD International. It was established in May 2007 as a specialist unit initially tasked with the development of Study Abroad / Junior Year Abroad programmes and subsequently with full-degree recruitment in North America. By bringing together existing expertise within UCD, the Centre has a dual remit: to achieve growth in US full-degree and study abroad enrolments, and to provide all North American students in UCD with a world-class social and cultural experience in partnership with Schools and Colleges. The UCD Centre for Study Abroad is led by its Manager, Enda Carroll.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Identifying, developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with UCD’s key high school and university partners in North America.

Co-ordinating and engaging in frequent High School and University visits and presentations in North America for the benefit of full-degree and study abroad recruitment

Representing UCD at a variety of international recruitment fairs, conferences and meetings

Assisting in the organisation of visits by UCD staff to high schools and partner institutions in North America

Ensuring, at all times, the delivery of a highly flexible, responsive and effective service to full-degree and study abroad students and their parents including the provision of information on UCD’s admissions criteria, eligibility for financial aid, applications processes and fee payment.

Providing a high level of customer service to high schools and partner institutions engaged in full-degree and study abroad programmes with UCD

Providing a verbal weekly report and a monthly written report to UCD International.

Advising UCD staff on relevant legislative changes and other developments in North America that may have an impact on UCD’s full-degree and study abroad recruitment initiatives.

Contributing to the maintenance of accurate databases on student alumni and records of partnerships.

Travelling to UCD occasionally for business purposes

As the activity areas of UCD North American office evolve, flexibility in relation to the work of the office may be necessary. Accordingly, the list of responsibilities specified is not intended to be either exclusive or restrictive.

The nature of the duties of this position will require a willingness to engage in extensive travel throughout North America and occasionally participate in, and supervise, activities outside regular working hours.

Selection Criteria

This position is open on a consultancy basis to US citizens or the holders of the US green card/ relevant work visa. Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


Minimum of 3-5 year work experience in the North American educational system, student recruitment or college admissions area

Proven ability in relationship management

High level of awareness of customer service

Flexibility regarding working hours and a willingness to travel extensively

Clean US drivers license

Good standard of numeracy, effective IT skills and attention to detail


Third level qualification

Familiarity with Ireland and willingness to gain knowledge of UCD programmes, processes and curriculum

Previous experience of study overseas

Length of Contract

1 year

Contract Renumeration


Expressions of interest should be sent by email to Enda Carroll [email protected] before Friday, February 25th , 2011 and should include:


Cover letter outlining interest in position and relevant experience

Guest speaker at the IIBN event,Kevin Ryan (Founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe www.gilt.com ) mentioned that he is always looking to hire people -currently looking to hire over 100 people as his on line shopping site has just exploded…

IIBN – Irish International Business Network (www.iibn.com)
Contact Ailbhe Mullen  [email protected]


Remember, Failte32.com provides free classified ads in the Irish Examiner USA for those looking for employment, and a monthly Hospitality Recruitment Open Day at O’Casey’s Bar and Restaurant with one of our strategic partners, Irish Business solutions (www.irishbusinesssolutions.net), and use of O’Casey’s Bar and Restaurant during their job search for use of wifi and free refreshments. Job seekers can contact us any time and we will gladly meet with them at O’Casey’s to discuss their situation and assist them finding employment.

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