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Jumpstart Corps Member (2017-2018)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 06/07/2017
Working Title Jumpstart Corps Member (2017-2018)
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Tutor
Federal Work Study Required? Yes
Job Summary

The University is seeking a Tutor to serve in a preschool classroom alongside 7-8 other Pitt undergraduate students and mentor language and literacy skills.

Tutors will meet in the William Pitt Union as a team, gather materials, and travel to sites. Corps members serve in the preschool classrooms by reading, singing songs, and playing games. Jumpstart works alongside teachers, families, and community partners to serve the children to reach the day that every child enters kindergarten prepared to succeed!

Jumpstart is a national organization, please visit jstart.org for more information.

Job Requirements

- Must be able to pass child care clearances

- Must have Federal Work Study for a paid position OR be willing to volunteer
(Both volunteers and work study students can be eligible for the AmeriCorps Education award)

- Must commit to Fall AND Spring semesters

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $8.15
Anticipated Number of Openings 75
Anticipated Hours per Week 12
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am-12:30pm
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am-12:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00pm-5:30pm

(Choose 1 timeslot from above (7 hours per week) plus 4 hours in the classroom that works with your schedule)

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location William Pitt Union
Posting Number S-04877-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Referring to the description above, students commit to one timeslot throughout the school year. Which of the following timeslots are you able to participate in?
    • Monday/Wednesday 9:00-12:30pm
    • Monday/Wednesday 2:00-5:30pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-12:30pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-5:30pm
    • I do not know my schedule
  3. Jumpstart is a national program and also requires a separate application at jstart.org/apply. At the time of this PittSource application, have you completed a Jumpstart application?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver's license? (Not required, but will determine placement)
    • Yes, I am 21+ years and have valid driver's license
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume