Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member Description
TITLE: AmeriCorps K-16 Suburban Poverty Education Team
TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2015 – July 15, 2016
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PIPELINE PROJECT:
Through the Univeristy of Washington Pipeline Project, UW undergraduate volunteers provide K-12 students with tutoring and mentorship, as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education. The Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member will work with Pipeline staff to recruit, train and support student tutors and assist in overall program development and implementation.
The Pipeline Project Americorps Member will serve at the University of Washington in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. The Coordinator will assist in the implementation of a K-12 tutoring and mentoring service-learning program to address K-12 academic success and develop innovative strategies to increase volunteer participation rates. The Pipeline Project Americorps member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings. The Pipeline AmeriCorps member will work collaboratively with other Dream Project Americorps members on campus to ensure that students and partners can easily navigate between units on campus involved in educational equity work.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
Specific duties include:
- Recruit UW student volunteers to tutor in Seattle Public Schools and community organizations.
- Orient and guide new tutors by leading Pipeline tutor orientation trainings.
- Provide ongoing support to tutors by sharing tutor resources, responding to tutor questions and building community for UW tutors.
- Assist with conducting site visits and phone calls with Pipeline school partners to discuss successes and challenges with Pipeline tutors.
- Have the opportunity to tutor K-12 students for five hours per week.
- Work collaboratively with Pipeline team to reach out to, recruit and retain students from historically marginalized communities.
- Collaborate with the Dream Project AmeriCorps members to design and implement joint volunteer recruitment and outreach events at the UW.
- Assist in planning Pipeline’s Alternative Spring Break project, where UW students facilitate writing, book making and environmental education workshops at K-12 schools in rural communities in Washington.
- AA or BA/BS degree preferred
- Interest and ability to work well with K-12 students from diverse backgrounds.
- Interest and experience with diverse Registered Student Organizations and institutions that support diversity on campus.
- Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.
- Basic office computer skills, including word processing. Experience with spreadsheets.databases and desktop publishing preferred.
- Program management (marketing, event planning, volunteer management) experience.
- Strong initiative; self starter.
- Ability to creatively problem solve. Enthusiasm, flexibility, self-direction
- Experience as a Pipeline volunteer is a plus!
40 hours per week. General schedule will be regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5pm; occasional evening or weekend events will be requested.
- End of service Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645
- Modest monthly living allowance
- Deferment or forbearance of student loans
- Health coverage
- Child care, if eligible
- Skills development for the nonprofit or public sector
- One year non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs after term of service
NOTE: This position is contingent on funding. Applicants will be advised of confirmation of funding by May 15th.
Interested parties should submit a professional resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by 11:59PM (Pacific) on Thursday May 14th, 2015.
Questions: Email Sione: Pipeline@uw.edu
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.