Position descriptions

Jumpstart Summer Internship

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there are no Summer Internship positions available this year. Please consider applying for other membership opportunities listed below for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Jumpstart Corps Member

We are hiring for 2017-2018 Corps member positions! Please select “New Corps Member” on the application if you have not served with Jumpstart before.

Jumpstart Corps Members complete an intensive commitment and make a substantial impact in the life of a young child. During the school year, they engage in the following activities:

  • Participate in intensive pre-service and on-going trainings
  • Communicate with children’s family and support family involvement
  • Provide individualized attention and positive adult-child relationships to prepare children attending preschool in low-income neighborhoods for school success
  • Increase adult support in the learning environment
  • Collaborate with their team to plan weekly in-classroom activities

Members serve 8 – 12 hours per week, during the school year including:

  • Jumpstart sessions with team and small groups of children, 4 hours per week (two sessions per week for two hours each)
  • Team planning meetings and session preparation, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, 3 hours per week
  • Additional hours to do classroom assistance time or CAT to earn hours and support classroom teachers
  • Approximately 1 hour of individual planning and preparation for Jumpstart session

Team Leader

Please note: We are currently hiring for 2017-2018 Team Leaders. Please submit your application and select “New Team Leader” if you are interested in this position and email one of the Site Managers for more information.

The Team Leader collaborates with a team of their peers to provide educational activities to young children and families. Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in intensive trainings, including Fall Leadership Institute
  • Lead a team of University of Washington undergraduate students to provide educational activities for young children
  • Facilitate team planning meetings, weekly classroom sessions, and family events
  • Communicate with teachers, staff, and families of the preschool children
  • Coach team members by modeling developmentally appropriate practices
  • Guide reflection and discussion related to adult practice and children’s development
  • Coordinate team administration, including facilitating organized team meetings while managing notes and records

Team Leaders serve 12-16 hours per week during the school year including:

  • Jumpstart sessions with team, 4 hours per week (two times a week for two hours each)
  • Team planning meetings, which include planning, reflection, and/or training, 3 hours per week
  • Weekly meetings with other team leaders and site staff, 1.5 hours per week
  • Meeting on a bi-weekly basis with classroom teachers
  • Preparing for Jumpstart sessions, 2-4 hours per week
  • 2-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day

Volunteer Coordinator

Please note: We are interviewing for the 2017-2018 VC position.

The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, assists in training, and manages volunteers for various Jumpstart service projects that address specific program and community needs. Volunteer Coordinators serve 8-12 hours during the school year. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with site staff and the Jumpstart cohort to plan on-going and annual volunteer appreciations
  • Co-facilitate and support training of all volunteers
  • Present Jumpstart to campus and local community organizations, student groups, faculty and staff to obtain volunteers
  • Recruit required number of volunteers to provide the required number of service hours needed
  • Recruit volunteers to commit to one-day, short-term, and long-term volunteer projects
  • Recruit volunteers to serve at Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event
  • Assist site staff in identifying and implementing of events and service days held at partner early childhood centers




Jumpstart is available to all, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or other legally protected status as recognized by federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. Please contact Sala Sataraka at salas@uw.edu, Meghan Robinson at meghanr7@uw.edu, or Sarah Hamilton at sarahh4@uw.edu for more information.