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How do I post a job of interest to NE members on the website?
NE JOB POSTINGS NEWS as of January 2007
Academy has had a contract with HealtheCareers for over six years in response to members wanting an online job site. The contract gives exclusive rights for job postings by electronic means to the vendor providing Academy’s CareerLink. Job postings by any of the DPGs on their own Listservs and Websites is considered a violation of that contract. At this time, Academy has asked all DPGs to remove job postings from their websites and listservs.
Career Link was developed as a place where Academy members, at no charge, can go to seek a job, build and post a resume, and now establish their own web page related to job searches. Employers can post jobs (for a fee), search resumes, and receive emails when resumes are posted that meet criteria for their open positions. HealtheCareers is Academy’s exclusive job bank. Many healthcare facilities may actually already be using HealtheCareers through their HR departments, since they are a major job site for physician, nursing and other allied health jobs. If this is the case, the potential cost to the food and nutrition department may be less than the usual cost for a single, one time listing. For more information on posting jobs, visit Academy’s web site and click on the AcademyCareerLink on the upper right or call 888-884-8242. Employer information is listed on the link http://www.healthecareers.com/site_templates/Academy/index.asp?aff=Academy&SPLD=Academy
Some of the things that DPGs can do as far as posting jobs are:
- Post jobs in printed newsletters.
- Provide a link to the Academy CareerLink site on the DPG website.
- Post on the DPG listserve that a job has been posted on CareerLInk, providing location and employer without the specifics of the job.
Could you share some resources or link me to a mentor because I want to start my own private practice? The best way to gain access to professional resources and fabulous mentors is by joining NE. Under the Members Only section of this website, you can easily access a list of resources that fellow NE members recommend. You can also join the private practice specialty group. An additional resource available to NE members is the mentor page with details of what types of mentors are available and how to get started. The Ventures newsletter also contains valuable information about business and keeps you informed about workshops and events that may interest you at FNCE.
How do I join NE?
The quickest way to join NE is by calling Academy (800/877-1600 ext. 5000) and joining by credit card. The membership year runs from June 1 through May 31. Academy accepts payment for the current year through the end of February. Once you have joined, Academy will inform us and you will start receiving your mailings. All back issues of newsletters will be mailed to you.
How much does it cost to join NE?
Annual membership dues are $30. Member benefits include:
- Ventures – NE's quarterly newsletter
- NE Listserv – connect with members
- Mentoring Program – ask the experts
- Networking Benefits
- Specialty Groups
How do I join the specialty groups?
NE has six specialty groups. Membership to the groups is included in your annual NE dues. To join the specialty groups and take advantage of their specialized information, contact the individual group chairs. Contact information is in the members' area.
Do I have to be a member of Academy to join NE?
If you are Academy-eligible, you must be a member of Academy to join NE. If you are not Academy eligible, you can join under our "Friends of NE" program.
When are the newsletters mailed?
Newsletters are sent bulk rate, so it may take up to three weeks once they have been mailed for you to receive your copy. They are mailed in the following months:
- Summer issue: Mailed July
- Fall issue: Mailed September
- Winter issue: Mailed January
- Spring issue: Mailed April
I've moved and didn't get my newsletter. What should I do?
Be sure to notify Academy of any address changes. If you've missed an issue, use our contact form to contact our administrative assistant, Joanne Gibbons, or call her at 800/861-9406.
I've heard of NE mini-meetings. What are they?
Mini-meetings are an opportunity to connect informally with other NE members in your area. One or two members contact other NE members and schedule a meeting, usually through email or phone calls. Some members have arranged to meet in a coffee shop or restaurant or invite members to their home. Sometimes guest speakers are invited.
How do I get the names of other NE members in my area?
Please use our contact form to contact our administrative assistant, Joanne Gibbons, or call her at 800/861-9406. Give her the telephone area codes surrounding you. She will email you a list of names/phone numbers/email addresses for members in those area codes.
Does NE offer any scholarships?
NE does not provide scholarships. What we do offer is our annual NE Award, which is a $1000 award in recognition of an outstanding NE member and our Outstanding Dietetic Student Award. The applications are on our Web site.
Do you have workshops?
Yes, we offer occasional workshops. In addition, we offer a variety of ways to obtain continuing education credits and to network including teleconferences from the convenience of your home or office, mini-meetings in a town near you and opportunities to meet and learn from your NE colleagues at the annual FNCE meetings.
How do I join the NE Electronic Mailing List?
Log on to the Members Only section of the website for directions.
Can I advertise my business or list my workshop on the NE EML?
We offer NE members the opportunity to advertise their products and businesses on the Electronic Mailing List four times a year. By last name, the following can post an advertisement on the list:
- A-I: January, April, July, October
- J-P: February, May, August, November
- Q-Z: March, June, September, December
The ad can be sent once in the first seven days of the assigned month and the subject should be: NE Ad: Member's Name. No email attachments are accepted and anyone who abuses the privilege will be removed from the list for six months.
NE also offers member rates for advertising on our website and in Ventures.