Job Listing: Expanded Learning Opportunities VISTA
Join the Afterschool Alliance and School's Out Washington on their mission to provide career exploration and pathways to post-high school credentials and degrees for children and youth furthest from opportunity. Providing more opportunities to connect academic and social-emotional learning to potential career paths help spark passion in youth and provide tangible mechanisms to reach their long-term goals.
The VISTA member will work with professional development staff to create an online portal of training and resources for STEM and career connected learning. In addition, the VISTA will monitor and report on career connected learning efforts in the state and create communications distribution strategies related to STEM/career connected learning. The VISTA will also make five new contacts a month and give five community presentations about expanded learning opportunities and STEM/career connected learning.
Reports to: School’s Out Washington’s Policy and Advocacy Director
Location: Position will be located in Seattle, Washington
- Become knowledgeable about expanded learning opportunities as well programming related to career connected and work-integrated learning;
- Research innovative practices and strategies that other cities have used to provide career connected learning programming;
- Identify afterschool and summer programs that are doing elements of career connected learning;
- Identify critical gaps of service and develop plans to increase knowledge of career connected learning amongst expanded learning providers;
- Work with programs to identify and document operational barriers or policy obstacles and develop potential solutions to remove these challenges;
- Work with the training team to develop a summit or trainings on implementing career connected learning;
- Work with expanded learning providers and advocates to engage partners including and not limited to schools, workforce boards, businesses, and providers;
- Staff the Network Career Connected Learning Subcommittee;
- Develop resources and communications relating to career connected learning; and
- Support communications and other work of School’s Out Washington and the Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network.
- Address racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other discriminatory practices;
- Work toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism;
- Support ongoing organizational cultural competency;
- Participate in related project meetings and weekly staff meetings;
- Answer telephone, respond to requests for information and resources and make referrals to outside resources; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Excellent communication skills and positive customer service abilities
- Competencies: Community Organization, Education, Public Speaking, Communications, Youth Development, Writing/Editing, and Leadership.
Hours and Benefits
40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non Exempt
Program Start/End Date (with potential for a second year): August 2019 – August 2020 (annual term, flexible start date)
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
Childcare assistance if eligible
VISTA Housing Benefit
(For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits)
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply via the My Americorps webportal.
Contact: Marisa Paipongna
1101 14th St, NW, Ste. 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
Listing ID 90638