ABOUT WA MESA

The Washington Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program is a statewide organization committed to building pathways to college and careers in STEM for traditionally underrepresented minority (URM) students, including women, Native American/Alaska Natives, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders.

POSITION TITLE

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator 

DATES OF SERVICE AND WORK SCHEDULE

Monday, August 9, 2021 – Monday, May 9, 2022 (10-months)

Monday – Friday (may need to serve some evenings and weekends) 

SITE LOCATION

University of Washington

1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Schmitz Hall, 3rd Floor

Washington MESA Program

Seattle, WA 98195

POSITION SUMMARY

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator will support the expansion and delivery of innovative diversity and equity initiatives for the WA MESA network. The DEI Coordinator will help build the capacity and increase the effectiveness of WA MESA by: 

  • procuring content and coordinating DEI-focused trainings, learning communities, and presentations;
  • researching evidence-based strategies to improve program outcomes for underrepresented students; and 
  • assisting with the compiling, editing, and dissemination of program impact reports. 

Through these efforts, MESA Center programs that serve middle school, high school, and community college low-income, underrepresented, and students of color, will have increased collaboration, thereby creating a more synergetic pathway for MESA students.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the coordination and implementation of  diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Assist with research efforts and compiling information for quarterly reports. 
  • Research and develop virtual repository of diversity, equity, and inclusion STEM-focused reports, best practices, and models of success.
  • Support the preparation and submission of grant proposals that secure funding to sustain STEM programming and DEI-focused initiatives.
  • 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.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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. 

BENEFITS

  • Monthly living allowance (stipend) and Education Award upon successful completion of the program.
  • Health Insurance
  • Forbearance for Federal Student Loans and childcare (if eligible).
  • Networking opportunities and training and practical hands-on experience along with professional development opportunities. 
  • A chance to make a difference in your community, and with your team! 

SALARY AND HOURS

$9,000 Living Expenses (for 900-hours/21-hours per week)

$3,172.50 Education Award (Eligible upon successful completion of service)

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Email the following items to wamesa.inbox@gmail.com
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references (name, title, relationship, email address, and phone number)
  1. If selected, you will be invited to interview with the WA MESA State Office staff and current AmeriCorps Members.

DISCLAIMERS: 

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.