April 11, 2014

Pipeline is Hiring!

By Pipeline Project at the University of Washington

Pipeline Project Edu­ca­tion Equity Ameri­Corps Mem­ber Description

TITLE: Pipeline Project Edu­ca­tional Equity Ameri­Corps Member

TERM OF SERVICE:  Sep­tem­ber 1, 2014 – July 15, 2014

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PIPELINE PROJECT:
The UW Pipeline Project pro­vides edu­ca­tional and ser­vice oppor­tu­ni­ties for UW under­grad­u­ate stu­dents through tutor­ing and men­tor­ing in local and regional schools and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions.  The Pipeline Project Edu­ca­tion Equity Ameri­Corps Mem­ber will work with Pipeline staff to recruit, train and sup­port stu­dent tutors and assist in over­all pro­gram devel­op­ment and implementation.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Pipeline Project Edu­ca­tion Equity 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 issues 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 Project Edu­ca­tional Equity Ameri­Corps mem­ber will work col­lab­o­ra­tively with other Edu­ca­tion Equity Ameri­corps mem­bers on cam­pus to ensure both stu­dents and part­ners can eas­ily nav­i­gate between units on cam­pus involved in edu­ca­tional equity work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:

Spe­cific duties include:

  • Assist Pipeline staff in recruit­ing, train­ing and sup­port­ing UW stu­dent vol­un­teers to tutor in K-12 Seat­tle Pub­lic schools and com­mu­nity organizations.
  • Iden­tify and doc­u­ment K-12 tutor­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties with school and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion part­ners via Pipeline’s online data­base man­age­ment system.
  • Lead weekly Tutor Ori­en­ta­tions for new Pipeline tutors and pro­vide ongo­ing guid­ance for Pipeline tutors.
  • Design and lead a service-learning sem­i­nar for return­ing UW Pipeline stu­dents to fos­ter crit­i­cal reflec­tion and encour­age an extended tutor­ing commitment.
  • Tutor in a tar­get Pipeline school for 5 hours per week.
  • Con­duct site vis­its and phone calls with Pipeline school part­ners to dis­cuss suc­cesses and chal­lenges with Pipeline tutors.
  • Assist in plan­ning and serve as Team Leader for Alter­na­tive Spring Break project where UW stu­dents work in rural com­mu­ni­ties on a lit­er­acy arts project dur­ing spring break.
  • Imple­ment at least three new effec­tive vol­un­teer man­age­ment practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA or BA/BS degree preferred
  •  Inter­est and abil­ity to work well with K-12 stu­dents and col­lege stu­dents of diverse backgrounds.
  • 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

40 hours per week. Gen­eral sched­ule will be reg­u­lar busi­ness hours, Mon­day to Fri­day, 8:30AM to 5PM; occa­sional evening or week­end events will be requested.

BENEFITS:

  • 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.

TO APPLY:
Inter­ested par­ties should sub­mit a pro­fes­sional resume, cover let­ter, and the names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three pro­fes­sional ref­er­ences by 5PM (Pacific) on Mon­day, May 5th, 2014.
APPLY HERE

Ques­tions:  Email Sarah or Mar­cus: Pipeline@uw.edu

For more infor­ma­tion about the Pipeline Project and Wash­ing­ton Ser­vice Corps, visit:
http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/
http://www.esd.wa.gov/washingtonservicecorps/

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.

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