Undergrad Work Study Position with the UW Carlson Center

Work Study Position Announcement:

Service-Learning Assistant

Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Work Study Job Number: CLPS04

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center develops service-learning, community-based participatory research, and leadership opportunities for UW students that sustain reciprocal partnerships, deepen learning, advance civic engagement, and contribute to our greater community.

The Carlson Center is accepting applications for a Service-Learning Assistant. Service-learning is a learning experience that combines service with the community with structured preparation and reflection opportunities. Service opportunities are tied to academic coursework and address concerns that are identified and articulated by the community.


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. 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 registration process and managing student inquiries both in person and over email.

· Process student service-learning forms using the Carlson Center’s database.

· Assist Carlson Center staff with administrative components of program assessment including 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 online blog for public service volunteer, internship, and job opportunities.

· 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

Hours and Compensation:

· $10/hour

· 10 – 19.5 hours/week, flexible with student’s schedule

Period of Appointment:

· 2013-2014 Academic Year

Supervision and Training

· Ongoing training and supervision will be provided by Coordinator of Community Partnerships David Hlebain with assistance from other Carlson Center staff members.

· Staff Meetings: student should be available to attend a weekly Service-Learning Team Meeting (date/time TBD).

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position as email attachments to David Hlebain, Coordinator of Community Partnerships at engage.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at dso.

Undergrad SL Assistant Position 2013-14.pdf