Riverways Guide

The Riverways Guides program recuits Native UW students who are enrolled full-time to mentor and guide K-12 students from tribal communities and support partnerships between the UW and community colleges.  Through current Riverways programming, these guides will support the Native Pathways Program which is designed to strengthen the connections between UW and two-year community colleges by helping them create transferable classes that count toward the American Indian Studies (AIS) major at UW as well as help young native students envision pathways towards higher education through community colleges as a viable alternative. 

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Applications are due January 1, 2023 at 11:59PM. 

  • Coordinate with Riverways to share existing training materials and programming with multiple Native students (5th - 12th grade).
  • Assist administrative duties for scheduling school visits, continued support with grant requirements.
  • Present workshops about community college options to aid Native youth as they determine their pathways towards higher education. 
  • Promote connections between community colleges and four year colleges such as the UW.
  • Further develop activities and programming with Riverways to help students envision higher education.

 

LEAD GUIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with Riverways and CAIIS staff to develop training materials and programming for multiple age groups (5th - 12th grade).
  • Assist in training of other Guides
  • Assist with administrative duties such as recruitment, onboarding, continued support with grant requirements.
  • Present workshops about community college options to aid Native youth as they determine their pathways towards higher education
  • Promote connections between community colleges and four year colleges such as the UW
  • Develop activities and programming to help students envision higher education
  • In this pilot, support current Riverways programming in the Makah and Yakama Nations that works with Native youth
  • 6-8 hours/week


GUIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Present workshops about community college options to aid Native youth as they determine their pathways -towards higher education
  • Promote connections between community colleges and four year colleges such as the UW
  • Develop activities and programming to help students envision higher education
  • In this pilot, support current Riverways programming in the Makah and Yakama Nations that works with Native youth
  • 3-4 hours/week
  • Affiliated with a Tribal community.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at UW.
  • Has transferred from a community college or taken classes through a community college. 

A strong Guides candidate has: 

  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Experience navigating the college applications process
  • An ability to take initiative in creating and leading your own projects
  • A willingness to work collaboratively and independently in a professional manner
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • $16.69/hour

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Lead Guides: 

  • Why are you interested in this position? 
  • What is one way community college has impacted you personally that you could share wiht younger students? 
  • Describe a time that you took a leadership role in a group. What did you learn? 
  • What is one idea you have for what we should incorporate into this program to encourage young Native students to consider higher education? 
  • This position will require regular meetings and a 6-8 hours weekly workload. Does this fit with your current schedule and time commitments?

Guides: 

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What’s one way community college has impacted you personally that you could share with younger  students?
  • This position will require regular meetings and a 3-4 hours weekly workload. Does this fit with your current schedule and time commitments?