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Education & Equity Graduate Assistant

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 22204

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service (CCES) is seeking a graduate student who is bright, enthusiastic, and mature. We are looking for a self-starter who is committed to community service to join our team as DC Reads FWS Graduate Assistant: Support for DC Reads. Approximately 150 undergraduate AU students participate in the DC Reads program, a citywide tutoring program serving youth across the District. This is a valuable program for both AU students and the young students that are tutored. DC Reads works closely with our community partners and DC public schools to provide quality after school literacy and math programming for District students. The position averages approximately 18-20 hours/week (During September-October and January- February hours will average 22 hours/week). Some Saturday hours are required at the start of the fall and spring term for training sessions. Occasional evening hours to assist in conducting trainings will be required. Must be a team player. Previous tutoring experience is a big plus, as is previous administrative experience, attention to detail, and event planning. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply. Federal Work-Study eligibility is helpful but not required.

Job Description

  1. Manage payroll process for DC Reads work-study students in accordance with program regulations. Explain procedure, reiterate hiring policies, and emphasize student responsibilities.
  2. Produce materials for student recruitment such as social media posts and flyers.
  3. Delegate recruitment tasks to Team Leaders and oversee social media posting.
  4. Help train tutors on program procedures, hiring policies and expectations, and responsibilities.
  5. Complete online hiring process for all FWS tutors, follow up to ensure timely completion of all components of on-line hiring process.
  6. Work with AU’s payroll and human resources team to troubleshoot obstacles in the hiring and payroll process as they arise.
  7. Manage DC Read’s GivePulse page to track tutor attendance.
  8. Assist in recruitment, hiring, and training logistics as needed.
  9. Follow up with community partners as it relates to placements, attendance logs, tutor tracking, and logistics.
  10. Send biweekly emails to students and employers to encourage timely submission of paperwork. Follow up with students regarding individual payroll issues.
  11. Maintain DC Reads and educational programming webpages.
  12. Assist with programmatic aspects of DC Reads, including planning & facilitating meetings / trainings.
  13. Serve as a resource and support for tutors, team leaders (TLs) and community partners.
  14. Assist with program assessment, evaluations, and reporting.
  15. Assist with FWS and logistics for the new College Access Program as necessary.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated impeccable attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google suite programs, comfortable with technology and able to learn new programs. 
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Previous administrative experience. 
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work independently and within the DC Reads team.
  • Previous experience in tutoring/community service and training/facilitation a plus

Other Information

This position is restricted to graduate student applicants. A commitment of one full school year (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) is expected. Two year commitment preferred.
Please email a cover letter and resume to dcreads@american.edu. For more information, contact Jacob Ortiz at (202) 885-7323. The Center for Community Engagement & Service is located in the Mary Graydon Center in room 273.


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