Deadline extended: 2015-2016 GSA Position with the UW Pipeline Project

EXTENDED Application deadline:   May 27, 2015 (by 11:59pm)

50% FTE Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project
Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016

The Pipeline Project: The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning
and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University
of Washington with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations. Through
the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and
support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of
students, while addressing inequities in public education. Working with the Pipeline Project provides
a unique opportunity to learn about public education and gain a better understanding of what it
takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, local K-12 schools, and
students.

Working with the Pipeline Project also means joining a talented team of hard working and
passionate people. For detailed information about the Pipeline Project, please visit
http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA),
preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives, which
include a volunteer program, credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars and the Alternative Spring
Break program. The GSA will also help with other Pipeline initiatives and participate in Center for
Experiential Learning and Diversity activities. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the
GSA commitment for at least two academic years, pending funding.

The primary responsibilities of the Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate a rich and diverse set of 10-15 quarterly Inner Pipeline seminars where
    undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or
    community organization.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars.
  • Maintain website for quarterly Inner Pipeline seminar offerings, Canvas pages for each
    seminar, and manage time schedule construction.
  • Administer add and drop codes and room assignments. Record seminar grades and
    compile post-seminar survey data.
  • Advise and support students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email
    inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new
    tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring
    break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy
    arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Help recruit Pipeline students through flyers, emails, social media and other recruiting
    events.
  • Assist in maintaining Pipeline student EXPO online database and processing
    background checks.
  • Work with Pipeline Project staff on initiatives associated with the College of Education’s
    undergraduate studies.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate Inner Pipeline seminars (topics to be
    arranged with Pipeline staff).
  • Assist with grant and conference proposal applications.
    Staff front desk in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (maximum 1.5
    hours per week).
  • Participate on committees in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.
    Work with dynamic Pipeline Project team to support daily operations and tasks.

Benefits:

  • Gain extensive program experience in higher education academic affairs and service learning.
  • Excellent for graduate students who are already involved or interested in K-12
    educational outreach and higher education community engagement.
  • Develop significant curriculum development and program assessment skills.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.

Requirements:

  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment,
    preferably in the College of Education.
  • Experience with undergraduate and masters level coursework in the field of education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and
    attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in higher education academic student services, civic engagement
    programming, or K-12 youth work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socio-economic disparities
    that exist in education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance (Drupal), social
    media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and
    5pm)

How to Apply:

Please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to the following
online CollectIt site: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/manage/castick/35589
Questions: castick@uw.edu
Application deadline: Wednesday 5/20/15 at 11:59pm.

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