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Graduate Opportunities

Receptionist: Position: Closed

JEP is looking for a skilled and committed graduate student to work with JEP as Office Reception assisting all who come into the JEP House. We are seeking a hard-working individual who enjoys being a part of a great team. Click the link above to download an application. Due by February 7th to the JEP house.

 

Van Driver: Position: Closed

JEP is looking to hire a graduate student to drive service-learning students from the University Park campus to local schools and non-profit agencies for the duration of the spring 2014 semester. Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be available to work between 8 and 12 hours each week between the hours of 8am - 6pm (hours will be determined by the days/times of students' service-learning assignment and will vary). Hourly rate: $10/hour. Click the link above to download an application. Due by February 7th to the JEP house.

 

STEM Project Manager: Position: Closed

Last year, JEP received a grant from the Boeing Company to support the creation and placement of grey water systems at five partner schools to be used by teachers as instructional tools for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Teacher workshops were hosted at USC to provide local educators with the necessary tools to integrate the water systems into their classroom curriculum, and an instructional guide and video were created for teachers to complement the workshops.

This year JEP received a continuation grant to build upon the work of last year, and is currently seeking a Project Manager (20 hours per week mid-October through the end of June 30th, 2014. 

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50 % Graduate Research Assistant: Position: Open

JEP is looking for a graduate student to work with JEP's Associate Director for Research and Academic Affairs to research and evaluate the learning outcomes of JEP's 2000 service-learning students.

 


50% Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Position: Open

JEP is looking for a graduate student to work with JEP's Directors of Research and Academic Affairs primarily to develop service-learning programs and curricula for JEP's 1000+ service-learning students.

Literacy Advocate: Position: Closed

Deadline: 5/31/13

The Joint Educational Project (JEP) and USC ReadersPlus is seeking a graduate student with at
least two years to commit to a program aimed at improving K-6 grade literacy in local schools.
This person will be responsible for assisting in the coordinating the USC Readers Plus program
in the Family of Five schools, recruiting and training undergraduate students to tutor one-on-one
in literacy.

Mathematics Advocate: Position: Closed

Deadline: 5/31/13

The Joint Educational Project (JEP) is seeking a graduate student with at least one year
(preferably two) to commit to guiding the USC ReadersPlus program aimed at providing
one-on-one tutoring in mathematics at local elementary schools. This person will be
responsible for training undergraduate students for tutoring, creating hands-on math
lesson plans for one-on-one tutoring and group projects, making visits to the multiple
partner schools, and serving as an academic resource for the undergraduate tutors.

Pen Pal Program/ African Millennium Foundation/ USC ReadersPlus: Position: Closed

USC ReadersPlus, an America Reads/America Counts program is searching for a graduate student with at least two years to commit to the program. This person will be responsible for coordinating Literacy One, an English as a Second Language program that improves reading readiness for non-native speakers at the kindergarten level.
The Graduate coordinator, in addition, will assist in the continued development, administration, and communication efforts of the USC ReadersPlus program across the original Family of Five schools in which the program operates.

Psychology Service-Learning Consultant: Position: Closed

JEP is looking for a graduate student in Psychology to work with JEP's Director of Academic Development and faculty in the Psychology Department to develop reflective assignments that help psychology students connect what they are learning in the classroom with what they are learning in the community through JEP.

Salvatori Community Scholar: Position: Closed

The Salvatori Community Scholar(s) will work with JEP's Director of Academic Development, USC faculty, and one or more community organizations to develop mutually beneficial service-learning projects. Projects are to be jointly determined by the needs of the organization, the academic goals of the service-learning course, and the abilities and interests of the Scholar, and might include participatory action research or direct service activities. All projects must involve undergraduate students in work that builds their knowledge and skills while supporting the agency in achieving its mission. Ideally, the service-learning projects will closely correspond to the scholarly activities of the Salvatori Community Scholar.
More information is found here.

Science Education Coordinator: Position: Closed
JEP and USC ReadersPlus are searching for a graduate student with at least two years to commit to the Young Scientists Program. The YSP Coordinator will train and assist four undergraduate Teaching Assistants in implementing hands-on science lessons at Weemes and Vermont Elementary Schools that will support teachers and students in reaching the goal of implementing effective science instruction into their classrooms. The objective is that the science labs at these schools will serve as a model for other school sites and will lead to increased science activities in all of USC’s Family of Schools.

Service-Learning Liaison: Position: Closed
The Service-learning Liaison works with JEP's Director of Academic Development, USC faculty (primarily in the social sciences), and community-based organizations to develop service-learning assignments that help students connect what they are learning in the classroom with what they are learning in the community.

Literacy Project Volunteer Opportunities: Position: Open

Literacy Project volunteers receive training in the area of literacy content, and learn how to create lesson plans that will cater to a student's individual needs and interests. Once trained, volunteers are assigned to work one hour per week with an individual student at one of the original USC "Family of Five" elementary schools (32nd Street, Foshay, Norwood, Vermont, and Weemes). Over the course of the semester, Literacy Project volunteers help children to develop effective strategies that facilitate independent reading.

Young Scientists Program Teaching Assistant: Position: Closed

JEP is searching for six students - undergraduate or graduate - with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientistprogram beginning fall 2012 until spring 2013. The YSP Teaching Assistants implement hands-on science lessons to fourth and fifth grade classrooms at the five schools served by the USC ReadersPLUS program (Weemes Elementary, Vermont Elementary, Norwood Elementary, 32nd Street USC MaST, and Foshay Learning Center. In presenting engaging and interactive science labs, TAs support teachers and students in reaching the goal of implementing effective science instruction into their classrooms. The objective is that the science labs at these schools will serve as a model for other school sites and will lead to increased science activities in all of USC’s Family of Schools.

If you are interested in positions that are closed, please email us and we can let you know when they do become open again. We would also like to hear of any programs that you think may intergrate with JEP as a possible future partnership.