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Service-Learning Assistant - University of Washington, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
This position is open to undergraduates.
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11715
Posted: August 17, 2017

Objectives: The Service-Learning Assistant will work in close cooperation with service-learning staff in the Carlson Center to provide support on key components of the center’s service-learning program, and will provide administrative support to professional staff within the center, including duties related to our internship course (General Studies 350). The Service-Learning Assistant will contribute to the University of Washington’s commitment to community engagement through supporting both community organizations and undergraduate students in the service-learning process.

Job Responsibilities:  Under guidance of service-learning staff, participate in the development of undergraduate service-learning positions by communicating with contacts at community-based and non-profit organizations by phone, email, and in person.  Assist in in-class presentations to service-learning classes at the beginning of each quarter.  Provide peer advising by assisting students with service-learning and General Studies 350 registration processes and managing student inquiries both in person and over email.  Process student service-learning and internship registration forms using the Carlson Center’s database(s).  Assist Carlson Center staff with administrative components of program assessment including scheduling meetings, administering student surveys, organizing data, and creating reports.  Represent the Carlson Center at tabling and outreach functions on campus.  Maintain and manage posts to the Carlson Center’s social media accounts and our public service opportunities blog.  Work at least 2 hours per week at the front desk of the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity, in which the Carlson Center is co-located.


Required Qualifications:  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills  Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, community partners, and staff  Highly motivated and self-directed  Genuine interest in community engagement and service  Have attended at least three quarters at the UW prior to start date

Preferred Qualifications:  Previous experience with community engagement/service/volunteer work with local community organizations or non-profits in the greater Seattle community  Previous experience with public speaking and/or presentations  Eligibility for federal or state work study, is a preferred (but not required)

Hours and Compensation:  $15 per hour  12 to 19 hours/week, flexible with student’s schedule Period of Appointment: Starting Autumn Quarter 2017, continuing through the remainder of the 2017-18 Academic Year. Part time work over Summer Quarter 2018 is a possibility for those with a work study award. All current student assistants may be invited to return to staff for the 2018-19 academic year.

How to Apply:

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position as email attachments to Kathryn Pursch Cornforth, Associate Director at

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

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