The following coordinator positions are available, please click on the position title for more detailed description. There will be a transition process in the spring of 2013 and the position officially begins at the start of the Fall 2013 Semester.
Applications are due either February 10 or March 26 (deadlines are listed on the application page). These are paid positions for work-study students and volutneer leadership positions for non-work study students.
If you are interested, please apply here.
- ASHA -- app due 3/26
Hours: About 5 hours a week
The Program Coordinator has three main responsibilities: ongoing volunteer management, oversight of the peer-education program, and spearheading community outreach. Schedule is flexible, but time must be allotted for office hours at OCS and for group meetings.
Volunteer Management (40%)
Lead volunteer training
Cultivate internal group leadership
Peer-Education Program (40%)
Ongoing curriculum development
School outreach in Fall/Spring
Schedule teaching dates and transportation
Continue evaluation of teaching
Web site maintenance
Community Outreach (20%)
Organize annual World AIDS Week Events in conjunction with Oasis Center in Middletown, CT
Promote sexual health awareness on campus
- Habitat for Humanity
(Hours: about 2 hours per week)
The Habitat coordinator is responsible for communicating with the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Chapter and setting up transportation and other logistical details for students to participate in weekend builds, renovations, or Restore volunteering. The coordinator will also be in charge of leading the planning and fundraising for the Spring Break Habitat trip, a week-long trip in which students travel to large build project locations to help for the week.
This position also includes keeping in touch with the larger Hunger and Homelessness Program and participating in events that involve the whole group, in efforts to raise awareness and facilitate discussions about topics related to homelessness in our community. We welcome new members and new ideas.
- Hunger and Homelessness -- app due 3/26
Hours: about 4 hours per week
The program coordinator will be responsible for checking in with the four different Hunger and Homelessness programs (Food Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, Bread Salvage, and Amazing Grace cooking classes) and their respective coordinators. He or she will assist each coordinator with advocacy, recruitment, expansion, financial needs and events. He or she will also attend monthly meetings with the rest of the MIddlesex County Childhood Hunger task force and serve as Office Assistant to OCS.
We are looking for innovative and well-organized people who can multitask and offer assistance to different programs. Schedule is flexible.
Working with other coordinators and assisting with their programs (40%)
Looking for expansion opportunities
Organizing fundraising or educational events for a specific program
Assisting with SBC requests and transactions
On Campus Advocacy (40%)
Organize events and inviting speakers
Potentially holding a student forum
Maintaining Contact with outside organizations (20%)
- Language Bank Coordinator -- app due 3/26
Hours: 3-4 hours per week
The Language Bank consists of a database of student volunteers who provide free translation and interpretation services for the Middletown community, translating anything from a written document to an in-person meeting such as a parent-teacher conference.
The program coordinator acts primarily as a liaison between the community partners who submit translation requests and the student volunteers who meet those requests. Weekly responsibilities include checking the Language Bank email account for new requests, following up with community partners on the progress of translation projects, and seeking volunteers to complete new projects.
Additional responsibilities include community outreach and publicity (letting local schools and organizations in Middletown know that the Language Bank is an available resource) and volunteer recruitment on campus. These tasks can be done as needed, but are most crucial at the beginning of the school year.
The Language Bank Coordinator must be organized and have strong communication skills. New ideas for how to improve the program are welcomed. Hours are very flexible.
- WesAGE -- app due 3/26
Hours: 3 - 4 hours a week
The program coordinator will have to coordinate and recruit volunteers for weekly visits and special events at local elderly homes. The program coordinator has to be creative and outgoing, able to come up with new ways to draw Wesleyan students and run programs that are of interest to the elderly and student population. The Program coordinator has to be in contact with the different community partners to run and create new programs. .The schedule is very flexible.
Coordinating Weekly Elderly Home Visits (30%)
Liaison with community partners to set a weekly visit time (usually Friday afternoons)
Coordinate with volunteers and community partners any other weekly visit
Special Events (30%)
Coordinate seasonal community service projects. Projects that have been run successfully in the past:
International Dessert Buffet Fair (March or April): coordinate with the senior center and local restaurants
Companions Program (40%)
Recruit companion members from both student and senior communities
Manage keeping in touch with faculty coordinators, students and seniors
Provide feedback and resources for volunteer and organize companion group events
- WesESL -- app due 3/26
The Wesleyan ESL program involves coordinating English classes between Wesleyan students and members of Wesleyan's custodial staff. Responsibilities include:
Working closely with Wesleyan students to train them to be tutors and provide continued support throughout the semester for planning lessons and measuring progress.
Recruiting, networking and building rapport with members of the Wesleyan custodial staff for classes, arranging meeting times, and checking in with them throughout the semester for feedback about the lessons.
Staying in constant communication with the Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, set up dates/plans for training, assuring that they receive the exam results and forms they need to include the Wesleyan ESL program as their volunteers.
Organizing community activities to encourage community building among Wesleyan students and the custodial staff such as tutor parties and lunches.
Organizing bi-monthly meetings - 1 group and 1 round of one-on-ones - to build community and give opportunity to discuss more specialized concerns.
In addition, applicants must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish, a genuine concern and desire to bridge the divide between custodial staff and students.
- WesReads/WesMath -- app due 2/10
Hours: 4 - 6 per week, 2 positions
The WesReads/WesMath Coordinator(s) have several responsibilities that require varying levels of time commitment throughout the semester. At the beginning of the semester, coordinators must be proactive in recruiting new volunteers and encouraging past volunteers to continue. Coordinators must lead orientation and training sessions for new and returning tutors. Coordinators must also work with existing material to provide curriculum for Wes volunteers; this material should aim to advance the students' math and reading skill, with specific standardized test-oriented goals in mind. Working out the semester's schedule requires constant communication among the coordinators, administration at Farm Hill and Macdonough, and volunteers.
Throughout the semester, coordinators act as liaisons between teachers and students notifying students of scheduling changes and resolving any conflicts that may occur. They should encourage open communication among volunteers and teachers and be receptive to any student concerns.
At the end of the semester, coordinators needs to solicit feedback from volunteers in order to assess the program and identify areas for improvement. They also work with the administration to plan events that celebrate the students' work.
- Woodrow Wilson - 2 positions
Hours: 6 - 8 hours a week for each coordinator
The program coordinator has several responsibilities surrounding the maintenance and growth of the program. Schedule is flexible. Responsibilities vary throughout the semester and include:
Maintaining regular communication with teh community partner at Woodrow Wilson (both in person and via e-mail)
Recruiting and training new tutors
Matching Wesleyan tutors with Woodrow Wilson students
Holding several check-in meetings for all tutors
Bi-weekly meetings with teacher on site at Woodrow Wilson