Sunday, June 28, 2015

Golden parakeet: Creating Jobs - General Academic Tutor - WUaS's first job description for Volunteers/Interns, and especially planned for Federal Work Study students awarded this at Reed College this autumn, Already listed here -

Creating Jobs - General Academic Tutor - 
WUaS's first job description for Volunteers/Interns, 

and especially planned for Federal Work Study students awarded this at Reed College this autumn

Already listed here -


New WUaS careers' page to come, too:


World University and School

P.O. Box 442 (86 Ridgecrest Road),
Canyon, CA 94516

Managing Academic Tutor

● name of intern/volunteer position

Managing Academic Tutor

● name & address of the service site (i.e., the name of your school, agency, nonprofit)

World University and School

● dept or office in which student will be employed

WUaS academic teaching department

● location where student will perform duties

Personal computer with broadband

● name of student’s on­site supervisor

Scott MacLeod

● purpose / role of position within the organization

The purpose of this position within World University and School, as our first staff teaching-focused position, is to begin to develop the academic wiki subject pages at WUaS in terms of flourishing teaching, and eventually for matriculated students first working toward a CC best STEM-centric accrediting baccalaureate undergraduate degree.  

Generate an online learning-oriented conversation, toward flourishing and very enjoyable knowledge-generation in a wide variety of ways.

● duties & responsibilities associated with position & how it relates to purpose / role

To begin, FWS Interns will
  • Aggregate & curate online content to become familiar with WUaS as Wiki - in all of these wiki (editable) Subjects - - and eventually in many languages (and eventually too in these ~12 main areas WUaS areas - - (part way down))
  • Add and create resources to World University as forms of teaching
  • Explain about WUaS
  • Reach out to build community through online open instruction
  • may Instruct – e.g. create a video about what you wrote your Reed thesis on, for example, and add this to a WUaS wiki subject, or create a video about how World University and School works in all of WUaS' many, many facets, planned languages and countries
  • If WUaS gets more than one intern, this position will also manage other 1-2 other interns

Key job responsibilities also include:
- Targets key WUaS Subjects to develop and live communities of learning to reach out to
- Analyzes both matriculated students and open wiki learners’ goals, strategies and directions to develop compelling learning resources
- Formally engages and leads 2-3 person multi-disciplinary teams in developing complex solutions for specific planned student populations and by engaging deliverables such as a Request For Information (RFI), Request For Proposal (RFP), and Statements Of Work (SOWs) or presentations
- Leads intern presentations to guide learning solutions to senior WUaS executives, including CEO, CFO, CIO, Boards of Directors, and Evaluation Committees
- Acts as the single point of client contact for all WUaS academic intern activities
- Makes decisions on the scope of a specific academic subject, with overall outreach responsibility for the developing wiki subjects to the students
- May manage multiple opportunities concurrently
- Generate positive attitude as WUaS scales large

Additional characteristics which will help make candidate successful:
· Background in 2 or more multiple academic fields
· Demonstrated leadership capabilities
· Logical, detail-oriented and well-organized working style
· Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
· Creative
· Interpersonal sensitivity

● rates of pay for position: $11.28 per hour (2015 - ­2016 academic year)

$11.28 per hour

● general qualifications for the position

High achievement-oriented academic focus as a Reed College student having taken courses both in the sciences and in humanities/social sciences/languages.

● length of student employment ­ beginning & end

September 2015-June 2016

● general work shifts available ­ days / times

2-10 hours per week

● orientation and training

Orientation and training will be held in Google + group video Hangouts, and these videos themselves will become training videos for future reference.

● evaluation process & schedule

Evaluation will include consideration of resources added and taught

Further considerations

● What will FWS volunteers/interns do at your site(s)?

Aggregate, curate and instruct online at WUaS in creative ways

● Who benefits from the work a volunteer/intern does at your site(s)?

Matriculated WUaS students will benefit from what the intern does, on the one hand, and the open teaching and learning WUaS community of the wiki, will benefit on the other hand.

● What is different or better after the volunteer/intern work is done?

More excellent resources will become available to learners and teachers, especially matriculated students, thus growing an academic conversation and knowledge generation focus of WUaS.

● Is the impact of the volunteer/intern work short­term, long­term or both?

The impact of the intern’s work is cumulative and long term.

WUaS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. WUaS is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. WUaS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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