1) Facilitate Jumpstart training series for Corps members; adapt or develop training content for Corps members when necessary.
2) Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum.
3) Provide coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations.
4) Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart Sessions.
5) Ensure the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart Quality Standards.
6) Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation.
7) Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all Jumpstart Corps members.
8) Support Corps members in the completion of expected hours requirements.
9) Provide Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication.
10) Work with national and regional staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance.
11) Manage Corps member files to grant specifications.
12) Work with NSP team to prepare and submit grant reports on fiscal and programmatic performance to Jumpstart.
13) Provide additional support and representation at stakeholder events/meetings.
14) Build and manage high quality Preschool Program Partner relationships.
15) Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus.
16) Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships.
17) Participate in regular meetings with counterparts at Jumpstart and attend some trainings provided by Jumpstart.
18) Participate in NSP and Office of Civic EngagementÂ staff meetings and events.
19) Work with faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports (i.e., for first generation and non-traditional students), preschool program partner and higher education partner relationships (i.e., financial aid, grants/accounting, etc.)
20) Work with NSP Program team and OCE Student Civic Engagement team to develop and deliver program content and collaborate with other student civic engagement programs/projects.
21) Recruit and manage a part-time assistant or graduate student to assist with administrative tasks.
1) Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled.
2) Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets.
3) Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff, preschool staff, and the general community.
4) Commitment to Jumpstartâ™s mission and values of learning, determination, connection, joy, and kindness.
5) Commitment to serving the community.
6) Ability to work effectively across the University â“ including students, faculty, and staff â“ and with the broader community, including community and civic organizations to creating meaningful and sustainable partnerships as necessary.
7) Ability to work independently, with a high degree of initiative; ability to meet deadlines; maintain confidentiality, and problem solving.
8) Effective organizational and time management skills with a high degree of attention to detail.
9) Energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.
10) Requires significant evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year.
10) Significant local travel.
1) Background or experience in an early childhood or youth development setting.
2) Prior experience in managing college students; ability to provide verbal and written feedback.
3) Prior experience working or serving in Woodlawn or Washington Park strongly.
4) Prior experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities.
5) Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
6) Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
7) Self-motivated and able to work independently.
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference list
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