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Jumpstart Team Leader Position (job or graduate assistantship)

Team Leader Position

Jumpstart is an early childhood intervention program. A Team Leader manages 5-7 college student tutors to provide educational tutoring to at-risk preschool children. Responsibilities include planning and implementing effective Jumpstart sessions with children and tutors; coaching tutors on the use of Jumpstart curriculum and developmentally appropriate interactions with young children; and facilitation of team meetings. In addition, Team Leaders provide training and oversee team administration. Playing a variety of roles including coach, trainer, and observer, Team Leaders are essential to ensuring the high quality of the Jumpstart program. Training is provided to Team Leaders to fulfill all responsibilities.

The Team Leader opportunity is available in one of two ways to students:
·        Assistantship to graduate students. Benefits include a full tuition waiver, $1682 monthly stipend, and $1,280 AmeriCorps Education Award. The opportunity for the tuition waiver and GA wage are dependent on your academic department.
·        Part-time job to graduate students. Benefits include hourly wage of $22.15 per hour and $1280 AmeriCorps Education Award.

This position requires availability Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00-7:30, and Fridays 8:45-11:45. These hours are required for both fall and spring semesters. Applicants must have reliable transportation. (Approximately 20 hours per week; 10 month position beginning in August and ending in May). Student must file FAFSA and qualify for work study.

To apply please send your resume, along with a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in, to Chrissie Dickson ( Upon review of your materials Jumpstart staff may contact you to schedule an interview.