ABOUT JUMPSTART

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org.

Corps Member and Returning Corps Member

ABOUT THE POSITION

Jumpstart Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive professional-caliber training to help them implement Jumpstart's outcome-based program, promote children's school success, and build family involvement.

JUMPSTART SCHOOL YEAR

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:

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Dedication to early childhood education

Commitment to service

Professionalism

JUMPSTART CORPS MEMBERS ARE:

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS




Team Leader

ABOUT THE POSITION

The team leader collaborates with a team of Corps members to provide educational activities to young children and families. Responsibilities include planning and implementing effective Jumpstart sessions using the Jumpstart curriculum, facilitating team meetings, and coaching Corps members to use developmentally appropriate practices with young children. The team leader plays a variety of roles, including coach, trainer and observer and is essential to making Jumpstart a high quality program. The Jumpstart team leader position is open to Jumpstart Corps members and alumni who have completed at least one year of service. In some cases, it is also open to undergraduate or graduate students who have early childhood education backgrounds and can serve in a team leader role.

TEAM LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

Early Childhood Education

Leadership

Community Engagement

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Dedication to early childhood education

Commitment to service

TIME COMMITMENT

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Team-building experience Team-building experience

Management

Early childhood knowledge and practice

Commitment to service

Professionalism

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

JUMPSTART TEAM LEADERS ARE:

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS




Volunteer Coordinator

In addition to supporting the work of college students as Corps members, Jumpstart also engages a variety of community members as volunteers who contribute their time and talent to enhance Jumpstart's service to our partner early childhood centers and the community at large.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The volunteer coordinator recruits, assists in training, and manages volunteers for various Jumpstart service projects that address specific program and community needs. The volunteers recruited, oriented, and trained by the volunteer coordinator should reflect a balance of college students, local community service organizations, and others who can participate in a range of volunteer service projects. Basic volunteer service project categories include one-day, short-term, and long-term service projects.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteer Recruitment and Training

Planning and Implementation

Volunteer Management and Tracking

Evaluation of Volunteer Activities

TIME COMMITMENT

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Dedication to volunteerism and coordinating volunteer activities

Communication

Commitment to service

Professionalism

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS



Jumpstart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities. Please visit our website at www.jstart.org.