Position Descriptions

Corps Member

Corps members complete an intensive commitment and make a substantial impact in the life of a young child. During the school year, Corps members participate in the following activities:

  • Participate in intensive pre-service and on-going trainings
  • Communicate with children’s family and support family involvement
  • Provide individualized attention and positive adult-child relationships to prepare children attending preschool in low-income neighborhoods for school success
  • Increase adult support in the learning environment
  • Collaborate with Corps members and Team Leader to plan weekly in-classroom activities

Corps members serve part-time, 8-12 hours per week, during the school year including:

  • Jumpstart sessions with team and small groups of children, 4 hours per week (two sessions per week for two hours each)
  • Team planning meetings and session preparation, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, 2-3 hours per week
  • 2-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day (the number of hours in the classroom is determined by the total hours commitment for the year)
  • 1 hour of individual planning and preparation for Jumpstart session

Team Leader

The Team Leader collaborates with a team of Corps members to provide educational activities to young children and families. Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in intensive trainings, including September Leadership Institute
  • Lead a team of University of Washington undergraduate students to provide educational activities for young children
  • Facilitate team planning meetings, weekly classroom sessions, and family events
  • Communicate with teachers, staff, and families of the preschool children
  • Coach team members by modeling developmentally appropriate practices
  • Guide reflection and discussion related to adult practice and children’s development
  • Coordinate team administration, including facilitating organized team meetings while managing notes and records

Team Leaders serve 12-16 hours per week during the school year including:

  • Jumpstart sessions with team, 4 hours per week (two times a week for two hours each)
  • Team planning meetings, which include planning, reflection, and/or training, 2-4 hours per week
  • Weekly meetings with other team leaders and site staff, 1.5-2 hours per week
  • Preparing for Jumpstart sessions, 2-4 hours per week
  • 2-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day

Volunteer Coordinator 

The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, assists in training, and manages volunteers for various Jumpstart service projects that address specific program and community needs. Volunteer Coordinators serve 8-12 hours during the school year. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with site staff and Corps member to plan on-going and annual volunteer appreciations
  • Co-facilitate and support training of all volunteers
  • Present Jumpstart to campus and local community organizations, student groups, faculty and staff to obtain volunteers
  • Recruit required number of volunteers to provide the required number of service hours needed
  • Recruit volunteers to commit to one-day, short-term, and long-term volunteer projects
  • Recruit volunteers to serve at Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event
  • Assist site staff in identifying and implementing of events and service days held at partner early childhood centers


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