in PROGRAM PURPOSE: Washington Campus Compact (WACC) believes all students should feel included and empowered and have the necessary resources to thrive in college and beyond. The AmeriCorps program leverages campus/community partnerships, civic and community engagement, student leadership, and indigenous knowledge networks to provide basic needs support and academic interventions, as part of a holistic commitment to educational equity and success for underrepresented college students.
PROGRAM GOALS: As part of the Washington Campus Compact, our AmeriCorps program works to build a statewide network of higher education institutions focused on improving college retention and success for underrepresented students, increasing awareness and support for equity and inclusion in educational institutions and communities, and building sustainable campus/community partnerships.
POSITION SUMMARY: WACC members perform direct service-related tasks that help their specific campus site promote activities and practices that help students increase their academic engagement and success, as well as their career aspirations.
TERM OF SERVICE: 10 months.
SERVICE HOURS: 1700 Hours
DAYS OF SERVICE: Monday – Friday (may need to serve some evenings and weekends)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
- Manage content and updates of the WA MESA website.
- Curate content and manage social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).
- Produce and print marketing and communication materials.
- Create, edit, and disseminate quarterly e-newsletter.
- Assist with the creation and utilization of brand marketing/media kit.
- Abide by all guidelines and rules outlined in the Member Service Agreement and ensure compliance with AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities .
- Generate awareness and leadership around racial justice and equity through the sharing of ideas, information, and experiences.
- Collect and document program data using required tracking tools and progress reports.
- Participate in WACC training.
- Practice personal self-care and reflection.
- Collaborate with other WACC teammates and national service members in your community on common projects.
- Record and track service hours.
- Participate in professional development training and actively engage in learning about AmeriCorps.
- Be a United States Citizen, a Naturalized Citizen, or a Lawful Permanent Resident.
- Be 18 or older.
- Have an AA/BA or some college.
- Agree to a criminal record check and not have a sexual offense or murder conviction (other offenses may also prohibit participation, but will be determined on a case-by-case basis)
- Commit to serving full-time (70% direct service, maximum 20% training/professional development, maximum 10% on fundraising)
- Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Strong organization, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
- Strong data management and social media skills
- Strong initiative, self-starter, and enthusiasm for helping others succeed.
- Committed to promoting educational equity and inclusion.
- Monthly living allowance (stipend)
- Living Allowance will be raised from $13,399 to $15,002.
- Education Award upon successful completion of the program
- Health Insurance
- Forbearance for Federal Student Loans
- Childcare (if eligible)
- Networking opportunities
- Training and practical hands-on experience along with professional development opportunities
- A chance to make a difference in your community, and with your team!
- Email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resume and Cover Letter
- Contact information for 3 references (name, title, relationship, email address, and phone number)
- If selected, you will be invited to interview with the WA MESA State Office staff and current AmeriCorps Members.
Please note that WA MESA AmeriCorps Members must satisfy all WACC/AmeriCorps pre-on-boarding requirements before beginning employment.
About Washington Campus Compact (WACC)
Washington Campus Compact (WACC) is an organization committed to connecting colleges with communities to solve today’s critical issues. WACC empowers students to create positive change in their communities by providing comprehensive civic engagement resources and education.
Becoming an AmeriCorps Member
- AmeriCorps Application + Background Check – apply to WA MESA position through AmeriCorps general application and complete required sign-on steps
- Attend AmeriCorps Onboarding Seminars – state & national intro meetings
- Complete Orientation Materials – virtual training, selection of Education Award, registration for health and food benefits
For more information about Washington Campus Compact, click here:https://wacampuscompact.org/
The Washington Campus Compact (WACC) AmeriCorps program is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action enroller of AmeriCorps service volunteers. Members of ethnic minorities, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, and recently separated veterans, persons of disability and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WACC only enrolls members who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Naturalized citizens, or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All new members must show service eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.