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GLSEN WA is recruiting!
Do you like the work of GLSEN Washington State? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Are you Looking for a life-changing experience? Do you want an experience that will: give you a stipend, basic health insurance, child care assistance (if needed) and an education award? Maybe you want to do all? GLSEN Washington State and AmeriCorps might have a position for you! Check out the link below to see if this is something you may want to do!
GLSEN Washington State is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). It is based in Seattle with support staff covering the entire state. GLSEN combats the bullying, harassment and discrimination leveled against students and school personnel.
GLSEN creates learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students, and, in so doing, teaches them to respect and accept all of their classmates regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLSEN believes that the key to ending anti-gay (and LGBT) prejudice and hate-motivated violence is education. For this reason, GLSEN brings together students, educators, families and other community members (of any sexual orientation or gender identity/expression) to reform America’s educational system. School-based supports such as comprehensive anti-bullying/harassment policies, school personnel who are supportive of LGBT students, Gay-Straight Alliances, and LGBT-inclusive curricular resources can positively affect school climate for LGBT students. Findings from the 2013 National School Climate Survey demonstrate that students attending schools with these resources and supports report more positive school experiences, including lower victimization and absenteeism and higher academic achievement.
Our AmeriCorps member will be serving on both the student side and the educator side to create change and improve the conditions in schools for LGBT students across Washington State. This position is contingent on funding.
Member Duties : Personal effectiveness competencies: Takes Initiative, Works independently, ambition: motivation & perseverance, interpersonal skills, adaptability & flexibility. Top 5 responsibilities: Meet with Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Clubs, make contacts with schools for trainings, help plan & execute events, connect and track contacts, student visits, & educator trainings, volunteer recruitment and outreach. Project goals and outcomes: Train and Visit GSA Clubs (20 New Club Visits), educator trainings (At least 1 per month during time), have educators post safe space stickers (100 around state), plan and implement events (Youth Conference, Night of Noise, and Youth Pride Dance), learn about and implement at least 3 local school climate surveys. Special skills and knowledge: Working with LGBTQ and Allied Youth/Adults, good Presentation Skills (Youth and Adults), organization skills, computer skills (Microsoft and Google Apps), social media presence and skills
Skills : Communications , General Skills , Education , Recruitment , Team Work , Public Speaking , Youth Development , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Leadership .
Program: WSC, GLSEN WA State Student & Educator Outreach Program
Start/End Date: TBD, 6 month Positions
Schedule: Full Time
Education Level: Some College
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18 Maximum: NONE
Program Location: Seattle (With statewide assignments)
Accepting Applications: Ongoing until hired.
- Member stipend remains $1,195 per month
- Education award is $2,887.50 dependent upon member’s successful term completion and accumulation of at least 900 service hours.
- More information in link below.