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.

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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.

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

The Carlson Center is searching for Student Staff

The Carlson Center is currently recruiting hourly paid undergraduate and graduate student staff for the 2017-18 academic year:

Service-Learning Assistant (2 openings, work study eligibility preferred, starts at $15/hour)
The Service-Learning Assistants are undergraduate students who provide support on key components of the Carlson Center’s programs (service-learning, special events, and General Studies 350), and are an integral part of the Carlson Center team! The position is designed for 12-19 hours per week and is a great match for students that are interested in advancing community-engagement on campus. Positions are open until filled, application review will begin immediately.

Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor (5 positions open, starts at $19/hour)
This paid internship is part of the University Community Based Internship (UCBI) program, a collaboration between the Carlson Center and the UW Career Center. This position provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student learning, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness, program management, and a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area. Applications are due on August 29th.

Full position descriptions—including detailed application instructions—can be found on the Carlson Center website. They are eager to hire and onboard student staff before Autumn Quarter begins, so these processes will move quickly!

Training &Service Opportunities with United Way’s AmeriCorps Team

The United Way of King County has connected hundreds of people to high-impact service opportunities across our community. While working on anti-poverty and family stability projects, United Way AmeriCorps members gain invaluable professional development and work experience, earn a living stipend and $5,775 Education Award, and build a network of like minded leaders.

Learn more about United Way’s AmeriCorps Teams!

Fuel Your Future
September 15th, 2017 through July 31st, 2018
Transform schools into nutrition hubs through education, expanding access to federal nutrition programs, and community events.
Focus Area: Food Security and Family Stability
Program: The Fuel Your Future program reduces childhood food insecurity in low-income schools while helping families build financial stability and meet their basic needs. FYF AmeriCorps members work with kids, parents and staff in partner schools to develop programs enabling all students to access essential healthcare and nutrition programming, healthy meals and quality nutrition education both in and out of school.

Apply for Fuel Your Future

Housing Ready & Crisis Resilient
September 15th, 2017 through July 31st, 2018
Get trained as a Free Tax Campaign specialist, student financial stability coach or regional access point housing specialist.
Focus Area: Ending Homelessness and Financial Stability
Program: Our 25 Ready & Resilient AmeriCorps members help low-income people improve their housing, education and financial stability outcomes. After extensive training, R&R Americorps work at tax sites, regional access points or community colleges to help clients get by (emergency financial assistance and income supports), get ahead (build savings), and stay ahead (improve credit and build assets).

Apply for Ready and Resilient

 

Paid Opportunity for Sports Nutrition in Athletics

Good luck to all who are interested!

Fueling Manager – Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Overview:

The University of Washington Sports Nutrition Department is hiring a part time Fueling Manager to begin August 2017. This position is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal. This position will assist with fueling our men’s and women’s basketballs teams and help with day-to-day operations in the sports nutrition department. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into the field of sports nutrition and gain valuable experience as a part of an interdisciplinary performance team.

Hours: Part time, approx. 20 hours/week (950 hours per year). If a student, we will try our best to work around class schedules, but please understand that there are specific times we need someone to be here.

Compensation: $16/hour

Commitment:

Please be aware that you will work non-standard work hours, including possible weekends and holidays. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but understand that you will need to be flexible as team schedules may change! Please expect to work occasional home basketball games as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with assigned sports. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Make post-practice smoothies for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball (approximately 30 smoothies per day)
  • Assist in recipe development for smoothies, incorporating whole-food ingredients
  • Assist Fueling Station Manager in ordering and inventory
  • Appropriate clean-up and care of our equipment
  • Ordering for and stocking both men’s and women’s basketball locker-rooms
  • Educational (nutrition) signage in the locker rooms
  • Occasionally assist with game days
  • Help prepare halftime fueling for both teams
  • Assist in fueling station shifts as needed

Expectations and Skills:

  • Preferred: an applicant with a strong interest in nutrition, particularly sports nutrition
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to all department and university policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Pac12 Conference and NCAA.
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral member of the performance nutrition team
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment while still paying attention to detail
  • Possess strong time and priority management skills AND possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Practice safe food handling skills and obtain food handlers permit within 30 days of hire
  • Be able to lift, push, pull objects up to 30 lbs.
  • Be reliable and dependable and accomplishing assigned tasks

Interested candidates please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how they align with your career goals to Meredith Price at Mprice22@uw.edu