Seattle University Youth Initiative AmeriCorps Member

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

08/08/2018

Start Date

08/15/2018

Application Deadline

08/15/2018

Address

1223 E Cherry St
Suite E
Seattle
WA
98122
United States

Description

The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) unites Seattle University and the wider community to improve the academic achievement of youth living in the low-income neighborhood adjacent to campus. The goals of the initiative are 1) to prepare children to graduate from high school and to succeed in higher education and in life, and 2) to empower Seattle U students as leaders for a just and humane world. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves as headquarters for SUYI, coordinating and leading SUYI programs and activities in four local schools: Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Garfield High School and Middle College High School.


CCE

is hiring six AmeriCorps positions to support our K-12 Initiative during the

2018-19 academic year. These positions will be dually housed in local public

schools and in the CCE office.


Member Benefits: Monthly

stipend (varies by site), an education award (upon completion of service),

health coverage stipend, transportation assistance, childcare assistance (if

eligibility criterion met), Seattle U and CCE swag, access to Seattle

University’s athletic facilities, library, sporting events, and campus

lectures.



Extended Learning Program Assistant – 2 positions

Extended

Learning Program (ELP) Assistants support Seattle University's partnership with

Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, offering expanded learning opportunities

during the school day and after school, supporting improved education outcomes

for K-5th grade students, with a focus area of English Language Arts (ELA). Key

essential functions of these positions include but are not limited to:

assisting with daily after school programming logistics, maintaining on-going

communication with Gatzert grade level teachers to ensure academic support

provided in classrooms and after school aligns with curricular goals, assisting

with program planning and expansion of new programs, and serving

collaboratively with University staff and faculty to support the SUYI and CCE

activities. A potential candidate for these roles would be someone interested

in learning about school administration, teaching, and gaining supervisory

experience. (Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps position; Monthly Stipend

$1,307 / Education Award $5,920)


Family Engagement Program Assistant – 2 positions

Family

Engagement Program Assistants support Seattle University's partnership with

Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, offering family engagement programming

opportunities during the school day and after school based on the premise that

engaged and informed families have more opportunities to successfully support

their children to reach his or her full academic potential. Key essential

functions of these positions include but are not limited to: assisting with the

implementation of programming and assisting with school-wide events, serving as

a liaison to grade level teachers and school administrators to ensure that

families are welcomed and participating in school-wide events, assisting with

program planning and expansion of current and new programs, and serving

collaboratively with University staff and faculty to support the SUYI and CCE

activities. A potential candidate for these roles would be someone interested

in connecting with students, families, administrators and community members to

support the academic success of students and their families. (Washington

Service Corps AmeriCorps position; Monthly Stipend $1,307 / Education Award

$5,920)


RAMP Coordinator at Washington Middle School – 1 position

The

Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a signature program of the Youth

Initiative. It is designed to help youth improve academic skills and build

character traits for success. RAMP matches 6th, 7th and 8th graders with

SU undergraduates for one-to-one sessions once a week during the school day and

after school. The CCE is currently seeking one AmeriCorps RAMP Coordinator to

help manage SUYI programming as part of a long-term effort to improve college

access. A potential candidate for this role would be someone interested working

with middle school youth, learning about school administration, as well as

gaining supervisory experience. (College Access Corps AmeriCorps position;

Monthly Stipend $1,202 / Education Award $5,960)


College Access Coordinator at Garfield High School – 1

position

Each

year the CCE recruits, trains and places Seattle University students to act as

college access coaches for 9th -12th grade youth at Garfield High

School (GHS). The CCE is currently seeking one AmeriCorps College Access

Coordinator to provide training and support to 25

Seattle U student employees and volunteers. A potential candidate for this

role would be someone interested in working in a high school, career and

college preparation, and interested in gaining supervisory experience. (College

Access Corps AmeriCorps position; Monthly Stipend $1,202 / Education Award

$5,960)



Qualifications:

AA or BA/BS degree preferred • Ability to work well with people of diverse

backgrounds • Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral

communication skills • Program management (marketing, event planning, training,

volunteer management) experience. • Strong initiative; self-starter • Ability

to creatively problem solve • Enthusiasm for helping others succeed

 

Benefits

Medical, education award upon completion

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

https://www.seattleu.edu/cce/volunteer/leadership-opportunities/post-graduate-opportunities/

Please submit a resume and cover letter to cce@seattleu.edu. Applications are being considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.


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