Dawg Daze with the Q Center

Open House/Info Sessions @ the Q Center (HUB 315)

The Q Center is hosting a series of open house sessions where we will discuss a variety of resources for LGBTQ+ community members followed by games and mingling. The sessions occur over two days, twice per day, and guests can show up to any of the sessions to receive similar information.

Tuesday, September 26th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (first session)
2:00 – 3:00 PM (second session)
Social from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (first session)
2:00 – 3:00 PM (second session)
Social from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

14th Annual Welcome Luncheon @ wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court)

Friday, September 29th

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for our largest event of the year featuring fabulous speakers, free lunch, networking, and a fancy photobooth! This event is free and open to the campus community. Feel free to stop by for part or all of the event.

For more information, visit our qcenter.

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Work to End Hunger, Poverty, and Homelessness in King County

AmeriCorps Service Term: 10.5 months, September 18, 2017-July 31, 2018

If you are a determined, energetic problem solver, looking to impact your community, our AmeriCorps programs need you! All members are placed in one of four teams and will accelerate the impact of United Way’s work to lift 50,000 people out of poverty and reduce the unsheltered population by 50%. We’re excited to continue to offer a $1202/month stipend in addition to $5800 Education Award upon completion of service after 10.5 months, in accordance with AmeriCorps policy.

  • United Way Free Tax Campaign: Lead large scale volunteer recruitment efforts, develop outreach strategies through community partnerships, present to stakeholders on key issue areas, and provide on the ground leadership at service locations.
  • Ready & Resilient: Increases financial stability for community college students through a client-led approach. Responding to individual needs, you will coach clients to find unique solutions to immediate housing and financial crisis. As a resource expert, you will influence system change by launching college food pantries, free legal clinics, financial literacy workshops, and programs for formerly incarcerated students.
  •  Fuel Your Future Team: Are you passionate about ensuring every kid in our community has access to healthy, nutritious food where they live, learn, and play? Our Fuel Your Future team works to transform low-income schools into nutrition hubs for kids and families. You will increase participation in school breakfast and afterschool meals programs, and teach nutrition education to kids and families as you become an expert in issues of childhood hunger, school nutrition programs, and anti-hunger resources in the community.
  • Streets to Home: Reduce poverty and homelessness in King County by providing financial interventions to improve housing readiness and financial resiliency for low-income families. You will meet directly with clients, often doing quick problem solving to find immediate housing solutions.

If you have any questions about this position contact Tori at tsarris@uwkc.org or (206)461-5089. Submit your resume and cover letter at http://bit.ly/2oYYsfa.

Student Position at the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) Office

The DRS is seeking a Communication Assistant for a student with a disability. The candidate would need to be available to attend class with the student.

This would be an ideal job for someone wanting a few extra hours of work per week. Please see job description below. A graduate student with good communication and notetaking skills would be ideal. Feel free to pass along names of anyone who might be interested directly to neffb.

Communication Assistant

Job Description

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) Office seeks a student employee to provide direct accommodation services. This includes but is not limited to performing specific tasks for a DRS student to have full access to course work and participation opportunities in the classroom setting. DRS is seeking candidates that are resourceful, reliable, engaged, professional, and have experience with classroom settings.

Project Persistence

As part of our commitment to the student experience, Disability Resources for Students and the Division of Student Life will review each student employee’s academic progress via GPA reviews. The intent of these grade checks is to offer our student employees holistic support and connect students to resources and academic support services should the need arise. These reviews will begin after you complete your first quarter of employment. GPA reviews have no impact on your selection for the position or your standing as an employee once you begin employment.

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.

Supervision

This position will report to Britt Neff, DRS Disability Counseling Coordinator.

Job Hours and Pay for Temp Hourly Employee

10+ hours a week, $15 per hour. Work hours vary upon a given student’s class schedule. Schedules are based upon workload. Ideal candidates can give at least 6 month commitment.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all classes and exams of student assigned to, when needed arrive early.
  • Take notes during course lectures.
  • Scribe for student on exams and in class course assignments.
  • Voice written student responses or questions during courses.
  • Read as directed by the DRS student from the coursework in class.
  • Receive instructions verbally and/or electronically.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by DRS Counselor or Associate Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to collaborate with staff and work one-on-one with another student.
  • Ability to follow and give instructions with attention to detail.
  • Computer skills to include word processing.
  • Communication skills; oral and written.
  • Competency in working with a diverse population.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Desirable

  • Experience working with students and or adults with disabilities.
  • Experience in and familiarity with higher education.
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
  • Pattern of excellent attendance and punctuality in prior positions.

Gilman Scholarship Application Now Open

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is now accepting applications for winter and spring programs and the early application period for summer. The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate students with high financial need to participate in study abroad. Eligible students must be receiving a Pell Grant and enroll in a program at least three weeks in length through UW Study Abroad. Students do not need to be accepted to a study abroad program at the time of application, but if selected ,they do have to be accepted into a study abroad program before Gilman will disburse the award.

Application deadline is October 3rd

Learn more

Information sessions about the award will be hosted by Kiana Parker, the Global Opportunities Adviser, at the following times:

Thursday August 31, 1pm-2pm, MGH 171

Wednesday, Sept 13, 2pm-3pm, MGH 171

El Centro de la Raza Job Openings

El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr. County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to achieve social justice. Through our comprehensive programs and services, we empower members of the Latino community as fully participating members of society. We also work to raise awareness with the public, and government, business and civic leaders about the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States.

El Centro de la Raza is hiring for the following positions:

Current Openings:

AmeriCorps Positions:

  • College Readiness Coach
  • Plaza Roberto Maestas After School Program AmeriCorps
    • Academic Support Specialist
    • Case Manager

For further details about each position please visit: http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/careers/

To read more about El Centro de la Raza’s mission, vision, and work, please visit www.elcentrodelaraza.org.

How to Apply:

  • All applications must include:

o   Resume

o   Cover letter

UW Graduate School Fair

Graduate programs at the UW, across Washington and throughout the nation will participate in the UW Graduate School Fair. The goal is to provide a forum for graduate programs to recruit UW students on the Seattle campus and for students to make fruitful connections that will help foster their graduate school aspirations. GPAA will market this event to all University of Washington current students and alumni, as well as local community members. Event information can be found on our comprehensive website: http://uwgpaa.wixsite.com/uwgradfair.

Please mark your calendars for:

UW Graduate School Fair

October 26, 2017 | Thursday

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

University of Washington

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

Questions? Contact gradfair.