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July 2, 2020

UW ECO Community Partner Liaison: Teaching Assistantship Position

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020

The UW Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) degree believes teaching and learning happens across a variety of contexts and settings. Students in the ECO major complete a year-long internship where they apply their knowledge and skills in a community-based organization. The ECO internship is designed to have students work with a community-based organization to increase capacity while also gaining professional skills.

The Community Partner Liaison is responsible for building and sustaining partnerships with community-based organizations to serve as hosts to the ECO students. ECO works to build mutually beneficial relationships with community partners to further organizational goals, address community-identified problems, and promote student learning.

The Program seeking a Teaching Assistant to support the work of the ECO Community Partner Liaison. The TA will collaborate closely with the Community Partner Liaison and support them in fostering and sustaining strong relationships with a subset of community organizations engaged with the ECO major. This is a .5FTE TA position for the 2020-2021 academic year open to a qualified Master’s and doctoral student in the UW College of Education.

The TA will specifically support in the following areas:

  • Cultivating and sustaining relationships with community-based organizations:
    • Communicate with internship mentors on course deliverables/timelines, etc.
    • Site visits (as appropriate, per public health guidance) to better understand and support the work of the interns in the community
  • Services to incoming students:
    • Advise and support undergraduate students through one-on-one meetings and answering email inquiries
    • Support creation of Canvas course materials
    • Prepare students for internship applications (resume, cover letter, etc.)
    • Support the internship placement process
  • Supporting and coaching ECO Interns:
    • Problem-solve issues in collaboration with the student and the internship supervisor
    • Work with students to help them understand their work in the broader context and make meaning from their internship experience
  • Evaluation of students/organizations
    • Work to develop and administer evaluation of the students’ progress in their internship as well as the experience of the internship

What you will gain from this experience:

  • Experience with higher education and campus engagement with diverse communities in the Seattle area
  • Working with undergraduate students as they explore career paths, apply theory to practice, and grow during their service of community
  • Work in a supportive, team-oriented environment

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you are a good fit for this position to Nubia Lopez, nubial@uw.edu