Graduate Staff Assistantship (Fall/Winter), Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center

Deadline: September 7, 2012

Req #: 88123
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Mary Gates Hall 171
Posting Date: 08/31/2012
Closing Info: Closes On 09/07/2012
Salary: Tuition waiver and stipend commensurate with student standing.
Union Position: Yes
Department: Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
Notification Deadline: September 20,2012
Acceptance Deadline: September 27,2012

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center (Carlson Center) develops service-learning, community-based participatory research, and service opportunities for UW students that sustain reciprocal partnerships, deepen learning, advance civic leadership, and contribute to our greater community. The Carlson Center is part of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, which connects undergraduate students to community-based learning, research, and scholarships.

Working at the Carlson Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about public service and the world of non-profit organizations, as well as to gain a better understanding of what it takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, community-based organizations, and students. Working at the Carlson Center also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people! For detailed information about the Carlson Center visit

The Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) to work primarily with our service-learning program. The service-learning program serves to engage UW undergraduates in the community by combining community-based service opportunities with academic coursework. The GSA will also help to coordinate other areas of Carlson Center programming and participate in Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity meetings and activities.

The GSA will work collaboratively on several areas within Carlson Center programming including: Working with Carlson Center staff and community-based organizations to develop meaningful service-learning opportunities for University of Washington students that are consistent with the organization’s mission, interests, needs and capacity. Helping to create opportunities for community partners to engage in meaningful conversations with each other and the Carlson Center regarding the service-learning program, partnering with the University of Washington, and their role(s) as co-educators of students. Working collaboratively with community partners and Carlson Center staff to implement additional engagement activities for students (such as reflection workshops, one-day service opportunities, and opportunities to present their community-based work). Assisting in presenting on service-learning to students in service- learning courses. Working as a part of the Carlson Center team to advise and enroll service-learning students. Assisting in coordination of service-learning logistics and front desk staffing in the Center for Experiential Learning.

Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.

Additional Requirements:
Experience and interest in working with community-based non-profit organizations
Experience and interest in working with undergraduate students
Work well both as a team member and independently
Ability to work under pressure, pay attention to detail and meet deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Computer literacy
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Experience with database work is desired

Condition of Employment: Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Hours: 220 hours per academic quarter
Duration: Autumn Quarter 2012 and Winter Quarter 2013

Salary information:

For a full position description, see UW Hires:   
(Req # 88123)