Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Educational Equity Americorps Member

The Carlson Center is Hiring!

The Educational Equity Liaison will be a full-time AmeriCorps member working with the Carlson Center to provide focused support for students engaged in service with P-12 education systems that serve high-need and/or low income children and families in the greater Seattle area.  The Americorps member will develop new (and deepen existing) partnerships with P-12 schools and community support networks, offer reflective opportunities and other program supports for students engaged in service with these organizations, and coordinate collaborative efforts with units on campus involved in educational equity work.

Duties include:

Community Engagement

  • Develop and implement meaningful and engaging service-learning positions with community-based organizations, preschools, and K-12 schools that serve high-need and/or low-income individuals, families and communities. The member will develop a minimum of 15 new community partnerships during the service year.
  • Manage information and contact histories related to community partnerships via an online database to insure sustainability of new partnerships after the end of the member service year.
  • Work a regular schedule (likely one day per week) directly with a mutually agreeable community-based organization in the education field.

 Volunteer Engagement

  •  Conduct outreach events to inform students about educational equity action opportunities—including service-learning courses, fellowship programs, registered student organizations, etc.
  • Maintain and document connections with registered student organizations that have an educational equity interest/connection.
  • Develop and implement a recruitment plan to recruit 150 new UW student volunteers to serve through service-learning and internship opportunities with community partner organizations during the member service year.
  • Provide structured reflection opportunities for service-learning students and student interns/volunteers through workshops and other activities. Document content and resources for at least one in person and one on-line training during the member service year.
  • Recruit new family and community volunteers to increase involvement in the preschools and community-based organizations in partnership with the Carlson Center. The member will recruit at least 15 new non-UW volunteers, and will document methods for doing this to be shared with partner organizations.

40 hours per week for 10.5 months beginning on September 1, 2014 and ending July 15, 2015. General schedule will be regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM; occasional evening or weekend events will be requested.


  • High school diploma or GED required. Four-year college degree in related field (education, social work, sociology) preferred.
  • Experience with community based organizations and/or service-learning programs a plus.
  • Solid organization skills; this role requires someone comfortable with balancing administrative detail and community relationships.
  • Strong communication across medium (written, verbal, and interpersonal).
  • Commitment to fostering sense of civic responsibility in higher education students.
  • Comfort engaging others in conversations about the complex issues surrounding educational equity.


  • 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

Application Instructions

Interested parties are asked to submit a professional resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references as .doc or .pdf attachments.  Please visit our online application for further instructions.

The position is contingent on funding, applicants will be advised of funding confirmation by mid-May.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 5PM (Pacific) on Monday, May 5, 2014.