2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/18 /17 – 6/15/18.

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 UW with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations locally and around the state.  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.

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 that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

The primary responsibilities of the UW Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate 10-15 quarterly EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline seminars where undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or community organization. Take a lead in implementing a comprehensive set of racial equity concepts throughout all seminars.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars and support them in implementing race and equity goals.
  • Oversee all logistics for the seminars via the Pipeline website, Canvas pages, the UW Time Schedule.
  • Advise and support undergraduate 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.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate an Inner Pipeline seminar (topics to be arranged with Pipeline staff).

Requirements:

  • Be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment, preferably in the College of Education.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in higher education academic student services, or K-12 youth educational work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in 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:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, 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 18, 2017 – June 15, 2018.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and 5pm)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter describing why you believe you are an excellent candidate for the position
  • A diversity statement describing your experience engaging and working with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster cultural responsiveness and racial equity.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please upload application documents here: https://tinyurl.com/UWPipelineGSA. Please contact Christine Stickler, 206-616-9564, castick@uw.edu, with questions about this opportunity.

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