AmeriCorps Member -- Academic Enrichment Coordinator


Job Type

Full Time Temporary

Salary

Details: Living stipend of $1,303.86 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps; $5,920 Education Award provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours.

Published:

05/14/2018

Start Date:

09/03/2018

Application Deadline:

06/24/2018

Address

4101 George Washington Lane
Box 353070
Seattle
WA
United States

Description

The University of Washington Women’s Center is a catalyst for change. We disrupt cycles of oppression and break down gender-based barriers through transformational education programs, leadership development, and advocacy for girls and womxn. We believe womxn’s rights are human rights.


Making Connections is a proven college-readiness program that provides four years of life-changing wrap-around support and enrichment services to 105 underserved students and their families in the greater Seattle area. Our mission is to help low-income and first-generation high school students, especially girls, graduate on time, attend post-secondary education, and pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).


Making Connections Academic Enrichment Ameri­corps Mem­ber will serve at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Women’s Center. The Americorps Member will work directly with students and assist with the implementation of the Making Connections academic enrichment programming to increase student’s knowledge and opportunities in higher education.


Our program holds at least twelve educational events every program year, including site visits to local STEM companies, financial aid and college application workshops, and STEM-focused movie nights and panel discussions intended to help students feel excited about science, technology, and math. These events combine with regular after-school tutoring and mentoring to provide academic and social support to underserved students and help them realize their educational and career goals.


The Making Connection Academic Enrichment Ameri­corps mem­ber will receive on-site train­ing and par­tic­i­pate in Wash­ing­ton Ser­vice Corps train­ings.

40 hours per week. Gen­eral sched­ule will be, Mon­day to Fri­day, 10:30 to 7pm; Service on approximately 10 Saturdays will be required.


Specific duties include:


  • Conduct outreach/student recruitment at Seattle area high schools
  • Conduct interviews and one-on-one meetings with current or interested MC students.
  • Engage with students to assess needs, progress, satisfaction with the program, areas for growth, college readiness topics, etc.
  • Oversee after-school tutoring hours
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement academic enrichment activities including but not limited to: the student leadership retreat; spring break campus visits; semi-annual college informational workshops for parents, and monthly class meetings
  • Recruit, coordinate, train, and support MC volunteer tutors
  • Act as a mentor and/or tutor for Making Connections students after-school as needed
  • Collect, track, and report student academic performance, mentor and volunteer hours, progress towards performance goals and other information

Benefits

$5,920 Education Award provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours.

Living stipend of $1,303.86 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps

Health insurance

Eligibility for student loan forbearance and potential interest accrual payment on qualifying loans

AmeriCorps members automatically are eligible to use EBT food stamps to supplement food expenses (up to approximately $190/month).

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jwhite23@uw.edu

https://goo.gl/forms/lRLkD6fl2Z1krhiT2

Submit APPLICATION by 11:59PM (Pacific) on June 24, 2018 


Additionally, if you have not already, please complete an AmeriCorps profile and submit interest in our Academic Enrichment Coordinator position here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51198&fromSearch=true


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