Dream Project

Dream Project/CELE AmeriCorps for 2021-22

Washington Campus Compact AmeriCorps programs|Civic Leadership & Engagement Corps (CLEC) Organization:

University of Washington, Community Engagement and Leadership (CELE) Center 

About the CELE Center: The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to thriving communities; building authentic community and campus partnerships drive our work. The CELE Center programs are centered around the areas of community-engaged learning, democratic engagement, leadership education, preK-12 student success and place-based initiatives. CELE programs include: CELE Fellowships, Community-Engaged Courses, Dream Project, Husky Leadership Initiative, Internship GEN ST 350 Course, Jumpstart, Othello-UW Commons, Riverways Education Partnership, and Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI). 

Months of AmeriCorps Service: 10 (40hrs/week) 

Service Term: August 1, 2021- July 31, 2022 

Hours: 1,700 

Living Allowance/month: $1,800 

Living Allowance total: $18,000 

Education Award upon Completion: $6,345.00 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be a United States Citizen, a Naturalized Citizen, or a Lawful Permanent Resident. Individuals under DACA do not meet citizenship requirements at this time. 
  • Be 18 or older
  • Have an AA/BA, some college or be a current student 
  • Agree to a National Service Criminal History check, which includes the National Sex Offender Public website 
  • Be a Washington State resident and agree to a WATCH State of Residence (if applying from out of state) and FBI fingerprint check 
  • An applicant is ineligible if they have a sexual offense or murder conviction 

Benefits for Full Time Members: 

  • Living Stipend 
  • Education Award 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Eligibility for SNAP Benefits 
  • Forbearance for Federal Student Loans
  • Interest accrual reimbursement for student loans in forbearance 
  • Child care (if eligible) 
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness program 
  • Member training and development training 
  • Supervisor guidance and coaching 
  • Networking opportunities 

Position Title: Curriculum & Student Support Coordinator 

Position Description: 

CELE AmeriCorps members will support general program operations. This includes engaging in student recruitment efforts, supporting undergraduate student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development and training sessions, among other tasks. This position is contingent upon availability of grant funds. 

The Curriculum & Student Support Coordinator will spearhead student recruitment efforts for CELE courses, support the coordination of course logistics and assist with the creation and facilitation of CELE lectures and course offerings. 

Job Duties: 

  • Work collaboratively with CELE staff to recruit UW student mentors and tutors (specifically those from underrepresented communities and who are graduates of our partner high schools) through tabling, classroom presentations, targeted emailing of listservs and other innovative strategies.
  • Initiate and execute celebration and community-building events honoring volunteers and student leaders in their efforts, including leader appreciation events and mentor/tutor retention events
  • Represent CELE programs at UW recruitment events, create and facilitate presentations that provide information about CELE student opportunities; lead a CELE recruitment committee
  • Work with CELE staff and interns to provide support for students enrolled in CELE courses and service learning
  • Support service learning students by overseeing some off-site visits/events
  • Provide leadership development support for students and interns, especially as they navigate relationships and partnerships with schools and school districts.
  • Coordinate weekly vehicle schedules for school visits and support logistics with UW Fleet Services to maintain vehicles for weekly service learning
  • Book/schedule rooms for CELE course related meetings, training and quiz sections. Keep an updated schedule of meeting locations and bookings
  • Coordinate and support hiring process and onboarding of new course related interns
  • Support the Manager of Manager of Curriculum and Student Services with recruitment, selection, and onboarding of CELE seminar/course facilitators
  • Assist with facilitation of some CELE courses (as guest presenter or lecturer)
  • Execute and plan gear sales for CELE service learners as well as tracking receipts and sales every quarter
  • Order service learning course related supplies as needed 
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Curriculum & Student Services and seminar facilitators in the creation, facilitation and grading of CELE course curriculum
  • Support CELE program student registration, managing add codes and corresponding with prospective students in an informative and welcoming manner
  • Orient and guide new CELE tutors and mentors by leading CELE service learner orientations and trainings
  • Assist in the background check process of CELE service learners to ensure risk management policies and practices are followed
  • Create and provide service learning related resources for mentors and tutors
  • Create and standardize presentation templates used by service learners with K-12 students
  • Identify, coordinate, and organize quarterly mentor financial aid events for service-learning
  • Create feedback surveys for CELE service learners, analyze data, and formulate solutions based on the responses
  • Support data collection efforts, such as distribution of survey and input of results
  • Build strong relationships with CELE interns, staff, and undergraduate students through weekly meetings and informal conversations
  • Cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD)
  • Support mentors and tutors in developing a racial equity framework
  • Attend and support meetings with high school and district administrators, teachers and counselors as well as with University staff members, as relevant to program implementation
  • Assist and support large CELE events that bring high school students to UW
  • Attend and support CELE committee meetings as assigned
  • Attend and support weekly CELE lecture
  • Manage essential program operations such as ordering and organizing supplies and food for visits and events
  • Adjust roles throughout the term to best fit a dynamic program with a variety of needs

Position Title: Internship Support & Training Coordinator 

Position Description: 

CELE AmeriCorps members will support general program operations. This includes engaging in student recruitment efforts, supporting undergraduate student program participants, and being involved in the planning and facilitation of professional development and training sessions, among other tasks. This position is contingent upon availability of grant funds. 

The Internship Support & Training Coordinator will create and facilitate professional development sessions for CELE’s undergraduate interns and provide general intern support and oversight. 

Job Duties: 

  • Collaborate with the Manager of Community Relations to help oversee the implementation of the College & Career Readiness Assistants (CCRA) Program.
  • Collaborate and support Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) Program as needed, including co-creating and facilitating professional development sessions  
  • Assist in the hiring, placement and onboarding of CELE interns
  • Create, facilitate, and implement weekly professional development sessions for interns focused on college readiness, College Bound, FAFSA/WAFSA, racial equity, skill building, career preparation and other relevant topics
  • Create climate surveys for interns and analyze data to create solutions to strengthen internship experience
  • Conduct intern placement site visits to observe interns and provide feedback as necessary
  • Support CELE school & community partnerships to ensure positive working relationships between programs and schools through in person/virtual meetings and check ins
  • Attend college access provider partner meetings with the Manager of Community Relations
  • Coordinate weekly vehicle schedules for visits and support logistics with UW Fleet Services to maintain vehicles for interns
  • Ensure internship success by tracking time logs and managing quarterly work schedules
  • Support intern facilitated events and programs as needed
  • Coordinate community building events for interns
  • Build strong relationships with CELE interns, staff, and undergraduate students
  • Cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD)
  • Support mentors, tutors, and interns in developing a racial equity framework
  • Attend and support meetings with high school and district administrators, teachers and counselors as well as with University staff members, as relevant to program implementation
  • Assist and support CELE program large events that bring K-12 students to the UW campus
  • Participate in CELE committees as assigned 
  • Attend and support CELE trainings
  • Participate as a member of the CELE recruitment team and support recruitment of undergraduate students to CELE opportunities
  • Support coordination between mentorship and internship programs and events
  • Manage essential program operations such as supply ordering and organization
  • Adjust roles throughout the term to best fit a dynamic program with a variety of needs

Desired Qualifications for both roles:

  • Passionate about social justice issues and ability to work effectively with and build relationships with students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Understanding of and passion for CELE values
  • Reflectiveness and self-awareness of own identities in relation to systems of power and privilege
  • Self-starter who can work with high levels of autonomy while also checking in and working well with others on a team
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve with enthusiasm and flexibility.
  • Ability to remain calm and positive in situations requiring improvisation.
  • Proficient to intermediate office computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets/databases. 
  • Ability to have discretion with FERPA-protected student information.
  • Public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • AA or BA/BS degree completed by start of service term

 

Application due: May 28th at 11:59pm

Application: tinyurl.com/21-22DPApplication

Position Descriptionshttps://tinyurl.com/21-22AmeriCorps

Resource Guide: https://tinyurl.com/ResourceGuideAC

 

*Hiring for all AmeriCorps positions is contingent upon AmeriCorps funding. 

*Open to those graduated with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree by the start date (August 16, 2021)

 

Please contact dreamproject@uw.edu with any questions regarding these positions.

We look forward to receiving your application!