ACT Service Lead

Deadline to Apply: April 5th, 2018

Department Description

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) is structurally located under the Office of Community Based learning and Research (CBLR) in the Student Success Center (UW1). CBLR supports the University of Washington Bothell in its mission to be a "transformational learning community," and to "serve as a catalyst to enhance quality of life throughout our region" while fostering a "dynamic community of multicultural learning."

ACT Mission Statement

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) initiates and supports an ongoing dialogue with internal and external organizations to provide opportunities for service, civic engagement, and social justice based on cultivating passion and the understanding of student and community needs.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.

Job Hours and Pay Rate

Time: 12 – 14 hours a week (depending on SAF funding) including some weekend work

Pay: $15.45/hour

GPA: Minimum 2.7

Duration: September 4th 2018 through May 31st 2019

Supervisor: ACT Program Coordinator, CBLR, Shauniece Drayton,

Position Overview

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) Leads - These student positions work as a team to promote and aid in creating a campus climate and culture of service-learning, civic engagement and social justice. These students will each plan events, programs, and service projects related to ACT’s mission over the academic year. These could include, MLK Programming, Alternative Spring Break, Earth Day Events, Equity Workshops, Health Fair, Voter Registration, Post Graduate Service Panel, and community benefit drives (such as food, clothing, books) etc. In planning these service and civic engagement events, ACT leads will collaborate with community organizations in the local and greater Seattle area, in addition to internal departments/organizations at UW Bothell and Cascadia College. ACT leads will also conduct site leader trainings, lead committee meetings, and facilitate reflection activities for other students.

Being an ACT Service Lead is a commitment for the full academic year, with an average of 12-14 hours per week. Hours can fluctuate; during peak programming times hours may exceed 14 hours, but during slower programming times hours will not exceed 12. Team and individual meetings will be held on a weekly basis. Those selected for this position will have extensive training (September, pre-fall) so ACT Service Leads will be prepared to complete their duties and responsibilities successfully.


  • Update ACT OrgSync page and use it to communicate to students regularly and actively
  • Attend weekly ACT team meetings and individual meetings with ACT advisor
  • 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 (ASB)
  • Organize and lead committee meetings (MLK Programming & ASB)
  • Develop relationships with community organizations, coordinate/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 service and civic engagement events
  • Track and archive information on events including budgets, attendance records, surveys, etc.
  • Actively seek input from the student body to determine needs and advocate for improved service experiences
  • Complete annual SAF proposal for the following academic year & attend SAF hearing
  • Take part in the ACT interview process for new members (spring)
  • Complete additional duties as determined by ACT and ACT Advisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled UW Bothell student
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be committed to serving the mission of ACT and community engagement at UW Bothell
  • Positive, collaborative team attitude and customer service orientation
  • Ability to actively listen and empathize with others
  • Must be reliable, responsible, flexible, willing to help and take initiative
  • Be in good standing with the University and never break any student conduct code violations
  • Must be available for pre-fall training in September and additional trainings throughout the academic year
  • Be available for some weekend work (service projects for MLK, ASB and/or conferences)
  • Be available to work over winter and spring break

Learning Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills and building relationships with internal/external organizations  
  • Develop strong leadership and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Time management and the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Increased self-awareness and cultural competence

Application Instructions

  • Apply to ACT Lead Position
  • A resume is required. Additional application materials may be required 
  • We strongly encourage applicants to visit Career Services to prepare and review their resume and cover letter, as well as conduct a mock interview.


If you have any questions please email Shauniece Drayton, ACT Advisor at