Jumpstart

Join Jumpstart!

We are hiring Jumpstart Members for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Mary Gates Hall is closed and accessible via Husky Card to UW students, staff and faculty who have been given access to the building (for example, people who work in the building during normal operations). The building will remain secured until further notice. Our services and staff are available online and by phone. For updates on the University’s response to COVID-19 as well as information for students, please visit www.uw.edu/coronavirus.

Benefits

  • Work towards closing the opportunity gap among Seattle’s youngest learners
  • Build community with other UW students
  • Earn $16.39/hour for work-study eligible students
  • Earn a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $1,311.11*
  • Earn academic credit (WQ GEN346 and fulfills service learning requirement)
  • Serve in and alongside South Seattle communities
  • Develop transferrable professional and personal skills for your future career
  • Gain access to an incredible network of fellow AmeriCorps, CELE Center, and Jumpstart members

*The Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award is contingent upon AmeriCorps funding and is available to those who meet citizenship requirements. Must complete service term of 300 hours. Learn more about the Segal Education Award here.

Jumpstart Positions

Jumpstart Corps Member

Secondary deadline is October 9, 2020 at 11:59pm. Students may continue to apply after this date, but those who meet the priority deadline will receive priority in consideration.

Corps Members complete an intensive commitment, of 300 hours over the course of 3 quarters. They make a substantial impact in the life of a young child by engaging in the following activities: 

  • *During session, deliver the Jumpstart curriculum to preschoolers twice weekly, for 2 hours each 
  • *Participate in weekly virtual Team planning Meetings (3 hours per week total)
  • Prepare individually for virtual Session activities
  • *Assist pre-k classrooms 4 hours per week during individual classroom service.
  • *Attend weekly virtual training sessions on Wednesday evenings in FQ and WQ
  • *Attend two full day Saturday training sessions (PENDING)

Members dedicate 10-15 hours per week to Jumpstart related activities.

*These activities will look differently this year. Fall Quarter onboarding and training will all be virtual this year due to COVID-19. We are currently working with preschools on a safe service year. This may look different for each site.

View full Corps Member position description here. 


Jumpstart Team Leader

All positions are currently filled for 2020-2021

Team Leaders complete an intensive commitment, of 300 hours over the course of 3 quarters. They make a substantial impact in the life of a young child by engaging in the following activities:

  • *Lead a team of UW students who provide educational activities for preschoolers
    • Facilitate virtual team planning meetings twice a week (3 hours total per week)
    • Coach corps members to use developmentally appropriate practices with preschoolers
    • Build community amongst your team members as well as the Team Leader community
  • *Participate in a 2 day leadership training – Fall Leadership Institute
  • *Attend weekly virtual training sessions on Wednesday evenings in FQ and WQ
  • *Attend two full day Saturday training sessions (PENDING)
  • Attend weekly virtual team leader meetings (1.5 hours per week)
  • *Implement effective virtual Jumpstart Sessions (twice weekly, for 2 hours each)
  • *Collaborate with teachers, staff, families and UW site managers
  • Prepare individually for session activities
  • *Assist pre-k classrooms 4 hours per week during individual classroom service.

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

*These activities will look differently this year. Fall Quarter onboarding and training will all be virtual this year due to COVID-19. We are currently working with preschools on a safe service year. This may look different for each site.

View full Team Leader position description here.


 

Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinator

All positions are currently filled for 2020-2021

Volunteer Coordinators recruit, assist in training, and manage volunteers for various Jumpstart service projects that address specific program and community needs. Responsibilities include:

  • *Recruit community volunteers to participate in short and long term events
  • *Co-facilitate and support training of all volunteers
  • *Plan and implement volunteer events and service projects, including:
    • Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event
    • Events and partner childcare centers
  • Data entry into electronic systems
  • *Attend & support Jumpstart hosted events
  • Present Jumpstart to campus and local community organizations, student groups, faculty and staff
  • *Secure various in-kind donations
  • Support in planning on-going and annual volunteer appreciations
  • Participate in bi-weekly Jumpstart staff meetings

Volunteer Coordinators serve 8-12 hours during the school year.

*These activities will look differently this year. Fall Quarter onboarding and training will all be virtual this year due to COVID-19. We are currently working with preschools on a safe service year. This may look different for each site.

View full Volunteer Coordinator position description here.


 

Jumpstart Program Assistant

All positions are currently filled for 2020-2021

Program Assistants will have the unique opportunity to play an instrumental role in the “behind the scenes” work that goes into running an effective program. Including, volunteer management, data entry, compliance and materials management.  Responsibilities include:

  • *Organize corps members files
  • *Assist site managers with file and systems audits
  • Data entry into electronic systems
  • *Attend & support Jumpstart hosted events
  • *Organization and inventory of curriculum materials
  • *Create and prepare curriculum materials
  • Provide ongoing support for Corps Members and Team Leaders
  • Participate in bi-weekly Jumpstart staff meetings
  • Other various office tasks

Program Assistants will work 12-19 hours per week.

*These activities will look differently this year. Fall Quarter onboarding and training will all be virtual this year due to COVID-19. We are currently working with preschools on a safe service year. This may look different for each site.

**Program Assistants must be Workstudy Eligible
**Program Assistants are NOT eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award


Last updated: September 20, 2020

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.edufor more information.