Monday, February 28, 2011

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Service-Learning Coordinator

The Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center is seeking a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student to join our team as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Service-Learning Coordinator. As a sub-grantee of Washington Campus Compact’s Learn and Serve America Program, the Northwest Sustainability Initiative, we seek to increase service-learning opportunities for undergraduate students in STEM disciplines (particularly those focused on sustainability), to improve partnerships with on campus Registered Student Organizations with a sustainability focus, and to increase collaboration with the UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office.

As a part of the University of Washington Center for Experiential Learning (, the Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center ( is committed to engaging undergraduates in understanding, building and improving our communities. Working at the Carlson Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about public service and the world of non-profit organizations, as well as gain a better understanding of what it takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, community organizations, and students. Working at the Carlson Center also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people!

• Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Able to communicate effectively with people (especially students) of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience or interest in community-based learning (volunteer service, service-learning, internships, etc.)
• Preferred but not required: academic studies in a STEM field

Hours: 15 hrs/week. Flexible scheduling within normal business hours. Prefer ability to work over spring break, but not required.

Compensation: $12-$15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Duration: Spring Quarter 2011, with the potential for continuation in Summer 2011 and the 2011/2012 academic year.

Selection: Priority will be given to candidates who apply by March 9, 2011.

Application Procedure:
Submit a letter explaining your interest in the position and working at the Carlson Center, along with a resume indicating previous work experience and computer skills. Please include the name and contact information for two references. Application materials should be emailed to Rachel Vaughn at

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Rachel L. Vaughn
Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
phone: 206/616-4359 fax: 206/616.4389
email: web: