Service Opportunity! Join WACC as the next College Access Corps Team Leader!

Join the dynamic team at Washington Campus Compact!

Washington Campus Compact (WACC), hosted at Western Washington University (WWU). Washington Campus Compact is a coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state.

 

Here’s the service opportunity!

Would you like to lead a team of highly dedicated AmeriCorps members committed to improving college access of low-income youth in Washington state? If so, your leadership and talent will be put to good use. As the team leader, you will train team members, coach them through challenges, and help them celebrate and share their successes. You will get to know your teammates and learn the best way to coach and support them. Team members’ needs and skills will be diverse. Some need minimal support and others will need more of your time and attention. You get to help them cultivate their skills and abilities and create a positive AmeriCorps service year for each of them. Do you like to organize events and recruit volunteers? You will help develop and lead trainings, a service symposium, and community events too. You will have the opportunity to work with the Washington Campus Compact staff to build a statewide network of higher education institutions focused on improving college access of low-income youth and building sustainable campus/community partnerships.

Please bring strong communication (both written and verbal) skills with you as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice and strengthen those skills. Are you tech savvy? Great! You’ll be using social media to support the team and showcase their great service! And of course, there’s the data. We will be collecting program data and information to help us track our progress towards our program goals and also help us make improvements to the program. Washington is a beautiful state and the team leader will travel to the different parts of Washington to meet with members, gather information about their projects, and provide training and coaching.

Here are the REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College Degree – A.A. /A.S. minimum
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong customer service and coaching skills (listening more than talking)
  • Strong project management and event organizing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent conflict management skills and pro-active problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge of and experience in community engagement, partnership building, volunteer management, and national service
  • Ability to manage short and long term deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of MSWord, Excel, Outlook, and social media
  • Ability to travel for site visits throughout the state of Washington (no car needed)
  • Pass background check (CAC members will have “recurring” access to vulnerable populations and therefore must pass a standard background check and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202)

And, while not required, these are some PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS too:

  • College Degree – B.A./B.S.
  • Completed one year term of national service (preferably AmeriCorps or VISTA)
  • Experience with coaching, mentoring and training programs

Here are some of the many BENEFITS you’ll receive from your service experience:

  • Living allowance of $16,000 (distributed over 11 months – August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
  • Education Award of $5,815 upon successful completion of term of service
  • Loan Forbearance and Interest Accrual Reimbursement on qualifying loans
  • Basic Medical Plan and Childcare assistance for qualifying members
  • Strengthen coaching and training skills and deepen professional experience
  • Coaching from supervisor as well as a formal mid-year and year-end member evaluations
  • A year that can positively impact the course of your life!

SERVICE DAYS and HOURS:  In general, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sometimes evening and weekend hours will be needed to prepare for an event, travel for site visits, or meet deadlines.

Please send cover letter and resume to jennifer.hine @wwu.edu. If you have questions or need more information, please contact:  Jennifer Hine at 360-650-7984.

The College Access Corps program, an AmeriCorps program, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action enroller of AmeriCorps service volunteers. Members of ethnic minorities, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, and recently separated veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. The College Access Corps program only enrolls members who are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. All new members must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.

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