GEAR UP Part-Time Job Opportunity – helping at-risk youth in education

Gear Up

GEAR UP Program

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and competence in tutoring various core subject areas.
Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Ability to collaborate with students to enhance their knowledge in junior high and/or high school level courses.
Ability to work with GEAR UP personnel and school staff at their assigned schools, colleges, or other locations.
Skills in effective tutoring of students of all ages.
Ability to use initiative, demonstrate dependability, and use time constructively.
Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals and to communicate effectively.
Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED required

Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in Spanish, both speaking and writing.
Physical Requirements
Requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, hear, see, and talk on a regular basis. Requires fine hand manipulation in the use of computers.
Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.
Benefits Summary
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.
Pay Range       $9.00 – $11.25 based on the number of college core credits completed.

To Apply Contact:
Helen Patterson
Counselor, GEAR UP Education Program
helenp@uvu.edu

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Victim Advocate Internship – Attorney General’s Office

State of Utah Attorney General

Utah Attorney General’s Office

Victim Advocate Intern

 The Office of the Utah Attorney General is seeking a driven and empathetic college student to assist the Victim Advocate in an unpaid, part-time internship.

This internship will last September-December, 2017. Hours are flexible.

We are seeking to fill the position as soon as possible. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Purpose: To act as a liaison between victims and members of the justice system by providing victim assistance services.

Responsibilities:

  • Explain the criminal justice process to victims and answer questions
  • Advise victims of their victims’ rights and answer questions
  • Notify victims of hearings and accompany victims to court
  • Identify victim’s needs and provide referrals/resources
  • Offer reassurance and empathetic listening
  • Follow-up with victims regarding case status
  • Assist Victim Coordinator with case work
  • Answer questions/concerns from the general public
  • Assist with trainings and special projects

To apply, please send this completed application packet and the required materials to Katherine Rhodes at krhodes@agutah.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to email.

 

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Make-A-Wish Intern (Operations) – fall semester 2017

Make-A-Wish logo

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for an Operations intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of initiating and analyzing queries, maintaining spreadsheets, building relationships with volunteers, and participating in some wish events.

Hours: 20 hours per week
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Operations team, the intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Business and Information Manager in all job functions including adding constituents to RE
  • Maintain spreadsheets for Development and Operations Departments
  • Enter data into RE
  • Analyze queries for inconsistencies
  • Assist with both building and volunteer management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excel knowledge required
  • Some database management experience
  • Accounting experience/interest helpful
  • Detail-oriented
  • Friendly
  • Responsible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with and acknowledge the contribution of a diverse and dynamic team of staff and volunteers.

 

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume and cover letter to: jhortin@utah.wish.org

About Make-A-Wish Utah
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Utah grants over 160 wishes a year. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, the Foundation offers a quality wish experience that includes a magical wish-making ceremony in the Wishing Tower, special wish tokens to throw in a wish fountain, and plenty of room for wish-granting celebrations. For more information, visit www.utah.wish.org.

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Circles Initiative (Provo) – Advocacy Group Intern (fall semester 2017)

Circles Initiative
Advocacy Group Intern (Provo)
NEED
Circles Provo is looking for an intern to work at their site to manage and facilitate its’ advocacy group.

OVERVIEW
Advocacy is one of the most important tools that nonprofits and foundation can use to create lasting change in the communities they serve. It can be confusing, intimidating and even discouraging at times.

Circles “Big View” is an advocacy group made up of community members, Circle Leaders, Allies and Circles staff that work collectively to identify and solve systemic barriers within their own community that prevent individuals and families from moving out of poverty.  In addition, Big View works to be a liaison to state and national Big View efforts to help mitigate “cliff effects”.

INTERNSHIP EXPECTATIONS

  • Facilitate monthly Big View group meeting.
  • Coach its’ group members through the intricacies of advocacy, to help them understand what’s allowable under the law, to build confidence, and to give them the tools they need to conduct effective advocacy.
  • Recruit additional members to build up team. Suggestions include: college students, researchers, advocates, bank employees, credit consumer counseling staff, community members specifically involved with the issue that the Big View Team has selected to address.
  • Help group do the following:
    • gather information
    • chose realistic and meaningful plan/goals to address barrier
    • identify key stake holders
    • get to know key stake holders
    • formulate a message that they want this group to know or do differently
  • Help group to stay on course, fulfill assignments and follow through with plan.
  • Conduct personal research of the issue and stay informed.

CURRENT BARRIER OF FOCUS:           Affordable housing in Utah County

TIME FRAME
From Sept 2017 – December 2017
Please contact Margie Fullmer at: mfullmer@communityactionuc.org, 801-691-5235

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Circles Initiative (Nebo) – Advocacy Group Intern (fall semester 2017)

Circles Initiative

Advocacy Group Intern
NEED
Circles Nebo is looking for an intern to work at their site to manage and facilitate its’ advocacy group.

OVERVIEW
Advocacy is one of the most important tools that nonprofits and foundation can use to create lasting change in the communities they serve. It can be confusing, intimidating and even discouraging at times.

Circles “Big View” is an advocacy group made up of community members, Circle Leaders, Allies and Circles staff that work collectively to identify and solve systemic barriers within their own community that prevent individuals and families from moving out of poverty.  In addition, Big View works to be a liaison to state and national Big View efforts to help mitigate “cliff effects”.

INTERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

  • Facilitate monthly Big View group meeting.
  • Coach its’ group members through the intricacies of advocacy, to help them understand what’s allowable under the law, to build confidence, and to give them the tools they need to conduct effective advocacy.
  • Recruit additional members to build up team. Suggestions include: college students, researchers, advocates, bank employees, credit consumer counseling staff, community members specifically involved with the issue that the Big View Team has selected to address.
  • Help group do the following:
    • identify the most pressing barrier in their area
    • decide what aspect of this barrier they would like to see change
    • gather information
    • chose realistic and meaningful plan/goals to address barrier
    • identify key stake holders
    • get to know key stake holders
    • formulate a message that they want this group to know or do differently
  • Help group to stay on course, fulfill assignments and follow through with plan
  • Conduct personal research of issue and stay informed.

CURRENT BARRIER OF FOCUS: to be determined
From September 2017 – May 2018
Please contact Lucy Perkins at lperkins@communityactionuc.org, 801-691-5242 for more information.

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United Way Internships for Fall Semester 2107 – Apply Now!

United Way of Utah County

Internships available at the …

South Franklin Community Center
The South Franklin Community Center provides free programs (including music lessons, art classes, and tutoring) to help strengthen relationships between community members. We are currently looking for four interns to help manage these programs in the fall. Details on each position are below. To apply, please fill out our internship application.

Program Support Specialist 1

  • Maintain attendance record for Community Choir and register new participants
  • Assist and support other programs at South Franklin Community Center
  • Assist and support Parent Cafe groups; find 3 to 5 participants through outreach to attend each month
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Plan a community event based around income and job training
    3. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
    4. Maintain community resource bulletin board and find tools to help families find resources as needed
  • Attend outreach events to distribute program information
  • Collect data for grant reporting

Program Support Specialist 2

  • Maintain attendance record for art class and register new participants
  • Assist and support other programs at South Franklin Community Center
  • Coordinate monthly Parent Cafe groups
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Increase Parent Participation
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Plan community health fair with Revere Health Partnership
    3. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
  • Attend activities to distribute program information
  • Collect Data for grant reporting

Social Media Specialist

  • Maintain attendance for dance class and register new participants.
  • Update monthly calendar online and for printed material
  • Create marketing material such as flyers and calendars for monthly events
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
  • Update social media platforms
  • Create forms and contracts as needed
  • Some responsibilities with the Welcome Baby program in addition to the South Franklin responsibilities

Internship with Help Me Grow Utah

A free child development phone line where families and providers can connect to community resources and information. Interns work with our team to contact families via email or phone, research child development topics, review developmental screenings, follow-up with families to make sure they connect to appropriate resources, and more! To apply, complete our internship application.

Internship with Welcome Baby – Utah County

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting class throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families, and more! To apply, complete our internship application.

Applicants may apply for either program, and will be considered for both programs during the interview process.

Find details and application instructions here: https://unitedwayuc.org/who-we-are/jobs-internships

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Make-A-Wish Internships – Fall 2017 – Apply Now!

Make-A-Wish® Utah has openings in fall semester for 6 different internship experiences. These positions offer experience in many different facets of non-profit organizations while working on a variety of major projects in a fun team environment. All majors welcomed to apply if you have talent in the specific areas.

Hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107

Apply NOW for fall semester. Click on the links below for details and application instructions:

Operations Intern Job Description

Development Intern – Corporate & Community

Development Intern Description

Events Intern Position

Program Services Intern

Communications Intern Description

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Paid Job – UVU School-Community-University Partnership (SCUP) Program

PA-TA Jobs 2017

UVU PREP 2017  Student Program Assistant Mentor Job Description

  • Ensure the safety and appropriate behavior of 30 program youth in your charge
  • Attend classes with students, assist instructors and students as needed or requested
  • Mentor and or teach students as needed during Research and Study class period, as well as providing educational support activities throughout program
  • Work with UVU PREP staff in planning, preparation, and coordination of special UVU PREP learning activities
  • Serve as an example to the UVU PREP students in your charge
  • Foster the development of a growth mindset, confidence in leadership, peer mentoring and educational achievement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Prior experience working with adolescents preferred
  • Must be available to work – May 9th and May 11th (5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Program Orientation
  • Must be available to work May 30, 2017 – June 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (Staff training week)
  • Must be available to work program dates: June 5 – July 20, 2017 (week of July 3-7 –off for staff and students). Program times 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 Monday-Thursday (1.5 hr. lunch break), and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Secondary Education, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, or other related majors preferred

Skills:

  • Lead classroom discussions/activities when needed
  • Ability to utilize effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records
  • Mentor positive attitudes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects with students one-to-one or in small groups.

Ability to assess student work
Supervise 30 junior high students
Ability to actively engage with youth to build a team mentality about becoming leaders and mentors in their own community.

Schedule:
Must be available to work May 9, 2017 from 5-8 pm and May 11 from 5-8pm
May 30, 2017 to June 2, 2017 (Staff training week) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Must be available to work Program Dates June 5 – July 20th from 9:30AM to 4:30PM Monday-Thursday (take a 1.5 hr. lunch break), and 8:30AM to 1:30PM on Fridays

Two references needed.

Application links:
UVU PREP 2017 Job Posting Links
 Position Title                                    Job Posting                                                   Req ID

Program Assistant (staff) (7)                  https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/26011                            JPP02817

Teaching Assistant (staff) (4)     https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25946               JPP02217

 

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4 SUMMER VISTA Positions in Orem – UVU SCUP Program (School, Community, and University Partnership)

Summer VISTA position 2017

AmeriCorp VISTA Summer Associates applications
Full time work 10 weeks this summer living stipend and educational award at the end of the summer.

The Utah Valley University, located in Orem, Utah, VISTA Summer Associates will participate in work that will expand the capacity of our UVU PREP summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program. UVU PREP is in its fourth year, and we are looking for bright, motivated young people to help us grow! The Summer Associates will have a unique opportunity to grow this amazing program by facilitating activities, working with middle school students who are interested in STEM, and contributing to the overall goals of UVU PREP. Be a part of an exciting program! Apply today!

Member Duties : 1) Working with Summer UVU Prep Middle School students and assisting instructors in providing top notch STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. 2) Assuring that the Summer Prep program is organized and runs smoothly. 3) Assisting with supervision of students during meaningful Summer Prep activities, such as presentations and field trips. 4) Serving as a liaison with Summer Prep students’ parents. 5) Problem solving. 6) Observation and feedback on Summer Prep program performance.

Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance with health benefits (@2550) and a $1200 education stipend at the end of summer. (May 22 – July 20)

Here is the link again for people to apply: ksl.com/jobs/listing/724344

 

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Circles Utah Valley – Salem Internship

Circles Utah Valley – Internship

 NEED:
Circles Utah Valley is looking for an intern who will assist with site development and community outreach for the Salem location. Main office located in Provo, UT.

OVERVIEW:
Circles Utah Valley is part of an innovative national program that works to move low-income families out of poverty and into financial self-reliance. The Circles Initiative is grounded in research which suggests low-income families must have strong social capital and connections within their communities to improve their economic situation. Interns will have opportunities to work directly with low-income participants, volunteers and staff to gain an understanding of the non-profit workplace and the challenge low-income families face in our community.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Interns will work directly with the Circles Coach and other staff members to carry out a variety of projects:

  • Create and develop strategies and tools to help site volunteers, participants, and staff stay connected outside of weekly meetings.
  • Evaluate and access ways to improve meeting layout and facility planning.
  • Participate and sit on Community Team. Coordinate and collaborate with Community Team to create strategies to increase community participation at weekly meetings.
  • Assist Coach and Program Assistant in creating and developing site procedures manual.
  • Engage in volunteer recruitment and retention for South County area by working with VISTA and Outreach Team.

 ADDITIONAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Comfortable working in community organizing and community development
  • Strong organization skills in managing complex tasks with autonomy
  • Ability to provide one’s own transportation
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (must work Thursday evenings each week)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with South Utah County area and demographic preferred

TIME FRAME:
Summer 2017 (May-August)

TO APPLY:
Send an email with: your resume, how you learned about Circles, and why you are interested in a Circles Internship to Jessica Awbrey, Salem Circles Coach, at JAwbrey@CommunityActionUC.org (office: 801-691-5242)

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