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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 5PM (Pacific) on Monday, May 5th, 2014.
Questions: Email Sarah or Marcus: 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.