Dream Project

Title: Dream Project AmeriCorps Member

Term of Service: September 3, 2019 – July 15, 2020

 

Apply here! http://tinyurl.com/SSC1920 

Application closes Wednesday, August 7, at 12:00 PM.

Student Support Coordinator

  • Work collaboratively with Dream Project staff and student leaders to recruit UW student mentors (specifically those from underrepresented communities and who are graduates of our partner high schools) through tabling, classroom presentations, and other innovative ideas.
  • Initiate and execute celebration and community-building events honoring volunteers and student leaders in their efforts, including leader appreciation events and mentor retention events.
  • Work with HSL Managers to provide support for HSLs, including troubleshooting visit-related issues, reserving UCars for high school visits, and reserving MES rooms.
  • Meet with and provide support to the Public Relations team, 9th and 10th Outreach team, Recruitment team, Community Partnerships, and Events team.
  • Provide leadership development support for student leaders, especially as they navigate relationships and partnerships with high schools and school districts.
  • Coordinate weekly vehicle schedules for visits and support logistics with UW Fleet Services to maintain vehicles for weekly service learning visits.
  • Create climate surveys for High School Lead interns, analyze data, and formulate solutions based on the responses.

 

All AmeriCorps Members

  • Build strong relationships with Dream Project 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 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 events that bring high school students to UW to experience and tour the campus, to start and complete college applications, and to apply for financial aid and scholarships (AWW and Spring BBQ).
  • Attend and support weekly High School Lead and committee meetings.
  • Attend and support weekly lectures (260/360/361) for all mentors and leaders.
  • Mentor in a partner high school for up to 5 hours per week (based on program need and member interest).
  • 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.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consciousness of social justice issues and ability to work effectively with and build relationships with high school and college students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Understanding of and passion for Dream Project’s mission and 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.

Benefits:

  • Living wage stipend of $1,945.24 per month, provided by Washington Service Corps.
  • Health insurance provided by Washington Service Corps which meets the Minimal Essential Coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Segal Americorps Education Award of $6,095, provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours.
  • Eligibility for student loan forbearance and potential interest accrual payment on qualifying loans.
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible.