Jumpstart

Join Jumpstart!

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We are now looking for Jumpstart Members for the 2019-2020 academic year! 

Benefits

  • Earn $16/hour for work-study eligible students
  • Earn a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of about $1,270*
  • Earn academic credit (FQ GEN350 and WQ GEN346, and fulfills service learning requirement)
  • Work closely with other UW students
  • Work in the Seattle and South Seattle communities
  • Work towards closing the opportunity gap among Seattle’s youngest learners!

*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.

Jumpstart Positions

Jumpstart Corps Member

*Priority Deadline is October 14th (must submit application AND attend an info session prior to Oct. 14th)

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 Team planning Meetings (3 hours per week total)
  • Prepare individually for Session activities
  • Assist pre-k classrooms 4 hours per week during individual classroom service.
  • Attend weekly training sessions on Wednesday evenings in FQ and WQ
  • Attend two full day Saturday training sessions (one in FQ and one in WQ)

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

View full Corps Member position description here. 


 

Jumpstart Team Leader

*Priority Deadline is October 3rd (must submit application AND attend an info session prior to Oct. 3rd)

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 team planning meetings twice a week (3 hours total per week)
    • Coach corps members to use developmentally appropriate practices with preschoolers
  • Participate in a 2 day leadership training – Fall Leadership Institute
  • Attend weekly training sessions on Wednesday evenings in FQ and WQ
  • Attend two full day Saturday training sessions (one in FQ and one in WQ)
  • Attend weekly team leader meetings (1.5 hours per week)
  • Implement effective 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.

View full Team Leader position description here.


 

Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinator

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

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

View full Volunteer Coordinator position description here.


 

Jumpstart Program Assistant

**Priority Deadline is August 12th (must submit cover letter and resume prior to Aug. 12th)

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
  • Other various office tasks

Program Assistants will work 12-19 hours per week.

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


 

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 for more information.