Welcome to the 2013-2014 Hiring Page for the Student Leadership in Service Learning Program!
Below you will find the following:
- Description of how the hiring process works
- Hiring process timeline
- Positions available with the (sl)² program
- (sl)² Application Packet
Hiring Process Description
To apply for the Student Leadership in Service Learning Program:
- Review all of the course- and community-based positions available for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Attend one or more of the Meet & Greet sessions
- Determine which position(s) you are interested in applying for (students may apply for more than one position)
Contact that service learning faculty or community partner for an interview (please bring your completed (sl)² Application Packet). If the service learning faculty or community partner selects you as a Service Learning Student Leader, then please submit an (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal, which includes the following:
- A Letter of Support from the faculty or community partner
- A completed (sl)² Program application
- Submit the (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal to Deborah Burke via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hard copy (Attn: Deborah Burke, Service Learning Institute, Bldg. 44, Room 108)
- Based on available funding the Service Learning Institute will then select (sl)² Program Partnerships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Please note: While students are encouraged to pursue more than one course- or community-based position, when it comes time to submit the (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal, students may only submit one (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal.
The Service Learning Institute hosts four Meet & Greet sessions so that faculty, community partners, and interested students have an opportunity to learn more about one another and the (sl)² program. The Meet and Greets are on the following dates:
- Monday, March 4th from 12:30pm-1:30pm @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
- Wednesday, March 6th from 7:00pm-8pm @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
- Wednesday, March 13th from 12:00pm-1:00pm @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
Wednesday, April 10th from 7:00pm-8:00pm @ Service Learning Institute (Bldg 44)
- Interested students arrange an interview with faculty or community partners during the timeframe of Monday, March 25th - Friday, April 19th
- Following interviews, faculty and communiy partners select one student with whom they would like to work with, and write a Letter of Support for the student
Prospective students then submit an (sl)² Program Partnership Proposal by Friday, April 26th to the Service Learning Institute, which includes the following:
- Letter of support from faculty or community organization
- (sl)² Program application filled out by student
- Based on available funding, the Service Learning Institute selects and announces (sl)² Program partnerships for the 2013/2014 Academic Year on Monday, May 6th
(sl)² Program Positions Available
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County - Julie Aulenta (email@example.com)
The community-based student leader position for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County requires the student leader to not only recruit volunteers, but also orient service learners so that they will be familiar with policies and procedures of the Boys and Girls Club’s service sites. The SL Student Leader contacts faculty at CSUMB to schedule classroom presentations about the Boys and Girls Club in order to recruit service learners. Once the recruitment process is complete, the SL Student leader conducts orientations for service learners who sign-up for service at the Boys and Girls Club’s service sites.
During the orientation process, the SL student leader discusses with service learners the rules and procedures of the Boys and Girls Club, assists them to complete required paperwork, and takes students on a tour of the sites. The SL Student Leader then works with service learners to set up their schedules and match their needs with the needs of the staff. During the service period, the SL Leader keeps track of student hours and monitors their progress and keeps faculty informed of the student’s progress. The SL leader may conduct personal meetings with service learners throughout the semester, to answer any questions or help solve any problems that students may encounter.
Hours of Service: Serving during peak hours at BGC, Monday - Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm
Chinatown Learning Center - Jeffery Lehner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Chinatown Community Learning Center is a project of CSUMBs Service Learning Institute. The Center functions as a resource for the residents of Chinatown which are primarily the poor, homeless, drug-addicted, and mentally ill. The Center offers free broadband access to the residents of Chinatown and provides over a dozen computers for public use. Furthermore, the Center functions as a classroom where residents can gain job readiness skills, basic to advanced computer literacy skills, nutritional/dietary education, conflict resolution skills and more. The classroom also functions as a satellite laboratory for CSUMB capstone, service learning students, as well as student volunteers to interface with our needy population.
We are looking to be able to upgrade the guidance and supervision and facilitation opportunities for service learning students at the Learning Center. There are so many opportunities for students to contribute to the work of the Center; but this needs the intimate attention of an SL2 to connect student interests and capacities with the needs of the Center’s clients. There are many opportunities for Capstone projects that could emerge with the leadership of an SL Student Leader.
Hours of Service: 12-15 hours/week during the Learning Center hours of operation: M-F 9:00pm – 3:00pm
Community Alliance for Family Farmers (CAFF) - Kathryn Spencer (Kathryn@caff.org)
Farm to School Programs connect farms with school cafeterias and classrooms. These programs can include everything from farm field trips to nutrition education in the school gardens to farm-fresh salad bars. Farm to School programs come in all shapes and sizes, but they fall into two main categories: Farm to School Education and Produce Distribution. A comprehensive Farm to School program combines both elements: Fresh, locally grown produce appears on the school menu, while students learn about local agriculture. A Service Learning Student Leader would be responsible for recruitment and training volunteers for our Farm to School programs, in addition to work alongside volunteers and Service Learners in F2S direct education. The SL2 must be able to transport themselves to and from F2S sites, has previous work experience with youth in a school or outdoor setting, and must be reliable and a good communicator.
Hours of Service: Hours between 8:30am-5pm (M-F), with supervision hours between 9am-12pm.
Salinas-Marina Community Food Project - Iris Peppard (831- 582-4140)
This project is a collaborative effort between Shoreline Workforce Development Services, a division of the Goodwill Industry, Pueblo Del Mar of Sun Street Center with the Housing Authority, and Everyone’s Harvest under the direction of the Service Learning Institute of California State University Monterey Bay. The project’s mission is to provide access to fresh production of food, nutrition education, employment training, and free public green space by building and maintaining community gardens with and for underserved populations. The projects three main goals are to increase the consumption of fresh organic produce, provide a supportive work environment nurturing entrepreneurial enterprise, and create free public green space.
SL2 responsibilities would include outreach, recruitment, and orientation service learning students to the project. Throughout the semester, an SL2 would check in and spend some time working side-by-side with service learning students and other volunteers to develop and enhance the overall volunteer experience with this project. Lastly, a service learning student leader would assist the project manager to improve this project and increase services provided to underserved populations.
Hours of Service: Will schedule based on academic schedule, some weekend events / orientations necessary
Veteran's Administration Clinic - Beth Kane (Beth.Kane@va.gov)
The VA Clinic in Seaside is a community based outpatient clinic providing services to veterans. It is a part of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The primary CSUMB service learning course associated with the clinic is BIO 378S, Health Science Service Learning. The student leader will gain a working knowledge of a clinical operation that is part of one of the largest health care systems in the nation. They will learn about veteran’s issues, which include major and minor health-related illnesses, injuries, mental health diagnosis’/treatments, to include: PTSD, homelessness, depression, as well as geriatrics. They will learn organizational skills related to the operation of a clinic, patient rights and confidentiality protections, as well as how to work with the general public. They may help to facilitate workshops for the veterans, or be assigned more specific roles in the clinic as their training and skills develop.
Roles and responsibilities include helping at the front desk in the Main Lobby and/or General Medical Clinic, greeting patients upon their arrival in the clinic, and helping to recruit and orient other service learning students into the clinical setting. In addition to these roles, an SL2 would organize a trip to Palo Alto for new recruits in order that they may take training and obtain IDs, and lastly, potentially help in specific clinical placements.
Hours of Service: The clinic is open M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat - Merrie Potter (email@example.com)
MEarth (pronounced "Me Earth") provides hands on environmental education to youth and adults of the Monterey Peninsula. We have three primary program areas: Native Plant Nursery and Restoration, Organic Gardening, and farm to table Culinary Classes. Our mission is to reconnect people to nature and raise awareness of how our decisions impact the environment.
Roles and responsibilities would include recruiting and training new service learnings at the beginning of each semester, including orienting them to the site. Additionally, tracking and scheduling service learner's involvement over the semester, and actively involved as a volunteer in all program areas.
Hours of Service: MEarth is open M-F 8am - 5pm, with occaisonal events on the weekends.
Visual & Public Arts (VPA) 306S: Digital Public Art - Angelica Muro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students work with a digital approach to public art project development, including analysis of sites,
conceptualization, and collaboration using current imaging and video software. Students work in collaboration with specific communities to develop digital images and/or short videos.
• Student leader actively participates in partnership meetings and proposals development.
• Student leader actively participates in helping to maintain realistic timelines and budgetary constraints linked to a particular project.
• Student leader works face-to-face with students and community members.
• Student leader helps to create and implement a community outreach plan, including the overseeing of some activities and services.
• Student leader helps organize and attend community/ neighborhood group meetings.
• Student leader helps publicize and distribute education and information materials, presentations and
displays – including newsletters, media/new media outreach and website content.
• Student leader helps oversee public events, meetings, and open house information sessions.
• Student leader helps respond to public and community inquiries.
• Student leader participates in construction status meetings.
• Student leader helps oversee the maintenance of a community database of interested parties and issues.
Hours of Service: VPA306S meets Mondays & Wednesdays 2-4pm
BUS 201s (Macroeconomics & Community Participation) and BUS 300s (Business Ethics in Action) have a combined average of 200 students per semester who must work 30 hours or more with a partner site. These business classes require the student hours be performed in one-on-one settings with members of marginalized populations where they are able to get to know the clients as people. Placements such as tutoring, mentoring, working with homeless people in Chinatown, eating with seniors at Meals on Wheels and serving food at Dorothy’s are roles that are acceptable. Unacceptable, during these two classes, would include food preparation at Meals on Wheels, composting, farmers market, marketing plans, bookkeeping, fundraising or other experiences that do not involved relationship building with the clients of the non-profit.
We expect the student leader to work one-on-one with students who are having a challenge finding the appropriate placement. The student leader would need to reinforce and interpret the course guidelines to students during their discussions. Also, the student leader would review paperwork to insure it is complete and accurate. For this activity, we expect the student leader to be detail oriented and organized.
Hours of Service: Hours are flexible. The Student Leader would need a range of different times available to be able to meet with business students and faculty.
For more information about the 2013-2014 Student Leadership in Service Learning Hiring Process, please contact:
Zac Walker - Program Specialist of Service Learning Leadership
email@example.com or (831) 582-4604
Deborah Burke - Faculty Coordinator of Service Learning Leadership
firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 582-3631
Mojola Osifeso - Current Service Learning Student Leader