ACT Service Lead Position - Deadline Extended

ACT Service Lead

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017

Official Position Description:

Time: 10 – 14 Hours a Week (depending upon academic year and SAF funding)

Pay: $15/hour (stipend)

GPA: Minimum 2.7

Duration: September 5th 2017 through May 31st 2018

Supervisor: Civic Engagement Program Coordinator, Office of Community-Based Learning and Research Shauniece Drayton, sad23@uw.edu

General Overview:

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) Leads - These student positions work to promote and aid in creating a campus climate and culture of service-learning and social justice. These students will each plan events, programs, and service projects related to social justice and civic engagement over the academic year. These could include, MLK Programming, Alternative Spring Break, Earth Day, Volunteer Local Fair, Health Fair, Voter Registration, Post Graduate Service Panel, and community benefit fundraisers (such as food, clothing, books), etc. In planning these service and social justice awareness events, the students will collaborate with multiple community organizations in the Greater Bothell Area, in addition to multiple offices and organizations at UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

ACT leads will conduct site leader trainings and facilitate reflection activities for other students. Students participating in these positions will take the lead role in coordinating these events, and gain valuable experience in building relationships inside and outside an organization which will prepare them for success in their careers. These students will develop leadership, organizational, communication, and time management skills, in addition to an increased self-awareness and cultural competence.

In addition, ACT leads will hold weekly office hours for students to share service-learning/volunteer opportunities and highlight the importance of service-learning and giving back. ACT will be trained in peer facilitation and reflection. They will act as a resource for students on techniques of reflection and journaling for community based learning experiences (including community based courses, volunteer work, and student programing).

Being an ACT Service Lead is a commitment for the full academic year, with an average of 10-14 hours per week. Meetings will be held on a weekly basis. Those selected for this position will have extensive training so ACT Service Leads will be prepared to complete their duties and responsibilities successfully.

Partnership with Student Engagement and Activities:

ACT will be structurally located under Community Based Learning and Research (CBLR) with a partnership with Student Engagement and Activities (SEA). SEA will collaborate on Martin Luther King Jr. Programming as well as Alternative Spring Break Programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hold weekly total of at least 10 office hours in the CBLR Office, may have additional meetings outside of office hours
  • Minimum GPA 2.7
  • Update ACT OrgSync page and use it to communicate to students regularly and actively
  • Attend regular ACT meetings
  • Schedule and attend regular meetings with the ACT Advisor
  • Attend summer training (June & September) and additional trainings and development sessions throughout the academic year
  • Promote and market service engagement opportunities to students
  • Create and evaluate learning outcomes for each program or activity
  • Create post-service/engagement surveys
  • Facilitate programs and activities of a diverse nature to encourage a culture of service at UW Bothell
  • Recruit and train student site leaders
  • Organize and lead committee meetings
  • Develop relationships with specific community organizations, coordinate and communicate with these organizations to plan service events on and off campus
  • Act as a resource for off campus organizations that may reach out for partnerships 
  • Plan major day of service events
  • Track and archive information on events and budgets
  • Complete appropriate forms to host events on and off campus
  • Actively seek input from the student body to determine needs and advocate for improved service experiences
  • Complete SAF proposal for the following academic year & attend SAF hearing
  • Take part in the ACT interview process for new members
  • Complete additional duties as determined by ACT and ACT Advisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled UW Bothell student
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Understand and be committed to serving the mission of Achieving Community Transformation and the community service program at UW Bothell
  • Positive, collaborative attitude and customer service orientation
  • Ability to actively listen and empathize with others
  • Must be reliable, responsible, flexible, and willing to help and take initiative
  • Flexibility with schedules through the duration of the job
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 for the most recent academic quarter or cumulatively, whichever is higher
  • Be in good standing with the University and never break any student conduct code violations
  • Must be available for summer training, and available to work over Spring Break, 2018 to lead Alternative Spring Break

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcripts to Shauniece Drayton, sad23@uw.edu by April 28, 2017.