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Program Coordinator

Organization

Center for Education in Small Urban Communities

Type

Graduate Assistantship

Percent

50

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities is seeking a 50% Graduate Assistant to help coordinate several community engagement programs. The majority of time will be spent helping to implement the SOAR after-school program. The SOAR (Student Opportunities for After-School Resources) program serves Latina/o emergent bilingual students in grades 3 through 5, providing support in reading, homework completion, and enrichment activities. University undergrads serve as volunteer tutors and are paired with one student each semester to provide one-on-one help and mentorship to the child.

This is 20-hr/week position, in-person, for both the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.  As the student coordinator, the candidate will report to Dr. Victor H. Perez. This is a 9-month appointment and may be renewed on a yearly basis based on performance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and supervise 120-150 university undergrads to serve as volunteer tutors 
  • Collaborate with course instructors, cultural houses, RSOs and others during the recruitment process
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate university undergrads registered in volunteer/service-based courses 
  • Collaborate with Champaign Unit 4 and International Prep Academy staff and teachers to manage the logistics of the program
  • Supervise and monitor the children participating in the program
  • Assist with the Youth Literature Festival and other activities as needed

Minimum requirements:

  • Full time graduate student (preferably in one of the following fields: education, social work, speech and hearing science, human development and family studies, or library science).
  • Bilingual in English / Spanish is preferred but not required

Note: This position requires the candidate to be available in-person on Wednesdays and Thursdays from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. when the program takes place.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Compensation

50% Appointment and rate is determined by the University of Illinois

Application Procedure

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Victor H. Perez via email at vhperez@illinois.edu

Contact Info

Contact Name

Dr. Victor Perez

Contact Email

Contact Phone

217-300-5012

Contact Address

1310 S. Sixth Street, Room 358 Champaign, IL 61820

Start Date

Monday, August 15, 2022