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Spokane United Way has an AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity!

Join Us. Spokane County United Way has a unique one year AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity starting in July 2013!

We are seeking someone to coordinate the development and implementation of a volunteer engagement strategy.  

Applications are due by April 30, 2013.

Volunteering is key to achieving our mission which is to mobilize our community to create measurable results that improve lives. We do that by focusing on Education, Income and Health, the building blocks for a good of life.  Volunteering is vital to helping us get things done for our community and is an important part of how we create relationships both at the institutional and personal level.

The person who accepts this position will work under the guidance of our leadership team and will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for volunteer engagement that will:

  • Mobilize volunteers to impact identified community issues – such as recruiting volunteers to serve as mentors and tutors for children at risk of dropping out of school or to provide free tax preparation services to low and moderate income households.
  • Encourage volunteering – Working with local non- profit organizations and community organizations to identify volunteer projects.
  • Connect people to volunteer opportunities – including arranging team projects for local businesses to recruiting individuals using social networking and traditional media.
  • Provide training and support to make sure volunteers are effective and appreciated.

If you have good planning and organizational skills, are a good oral and written communicator, and have the passion and basic organizational and planning skills to help get things done – then we encourage you to apply.

To be considered as a candidate for this position – you must apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2013. Visit their website at and find the listing for Spokane County United Way Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

For more information about Spokane County United Way, contact Janice Marich, VP of Community Relations, 509-838-6581 x104 or e-mail her at

Paid Journalism Internships! and Summer Seminars: Ethics, PoliSci, Econ, Humane Studies

Attention! Gonzaga students interested in Summer Seminars and Paid Journalism Internships!

Check out the programs offered through IHS

the Institute for Humane Studies 

How can students make the most of the summer?

Summer is the most exciting season at the Institute for Humane Studies. We’re gearing up to help students capitalize on time away from school this summer through week-long seminars, personal connections to professionals and professors, and paid internship opportunities.

Summer Seminars on the Ideas of Liberty

Application Deadline, March 31st:
You have two weeks left to apply for Summer Seminars offered by the Institute for Humane Studies. In a seminar week, you will delve into the ideas of liberty with a group of intellectually curious people from all over the world. You can also expect ample time to get acquainted with fellow students, and talk informally with the faculty lecturers. You might be amazed how much you can learn from one week of challenging discussion.

To give you a taste, here are a few topics you might encounter:

“Politics without Romance: Public Choice Economics”

“Aristotle and Adam Smith on Freedom, Virtue, & the Good Life”

“Material Inequality”

“World Poverty and International Justice”

  • Be sure to apply by the March 31st deadline!

Paid Journalism Internships

Application Deadline July 1st:
Considering becoming a journalist?  If so, turn an investigative eye toward the IHS Journalism Internship Program. The application for paid fall internships in broadcast, print, and investigative journalism is now open! Learn more:

Institute for Humane Studies – 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1C5 – Arlington, VA 22201-4432

Fellowships with the Washington Bus – Info Sessions Thurs 2/21

The Fellowship Coordinator at the Washington Bus, a youth-driven non-profit that engages young folks in civic and political life contacted our office with the following info:

Right now, we’re recruiting for our Bus Fellowship, a ten week leadership development program that gives a cadre of 18-24 year-olds hands on civic engagement and organizing skills. It’s a really empowering experience and we plan to come talk with students at Gonzaga about this opportunity.

We will be in Spokane on Thursday, February 21st. We’re hoping to connect with as many Gonzaga students as possible.

Lauren McCullough | Fellowship Coordinator | the Washington Bus
P.O. Box 20188 Seattle, WA 98102 |
Office: 206.325.1889 | Cell: 971.219.5935

JVC Northwest Open House Feb 12 at 7 pm

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Spokane Open House

Curious about life as a Jesuit Volunteer in the Northwest? Join current Spokane Jesuit Volunteers at their Open House for refreshments, hear their stories of service, and learn about life as a Jesuit Volunteer. Anyone interested in JVC Northwest is welcome to attend!

Hosted by Spokane Jesuit Volunteers
1010 E Mission, Spokane 99202
Tues. Feb. 12, 7-8:30pm

Please RSVP to Christie: or 503-335-8202

Teach for America – Deadline 1/11/13

Teach For America Paid Internships and Seniors’ 4th Deadline 1/11/2013

See below for our 4th deadline for seniors to apply to Teach For America and a paid summer internship opportunity for underclassmen!

Seniors: Over the holiday break, your family and friends will ask you, “What are you doing after you graduate?” Tell them “Teach For America,” because improving the equity of our education system is one of the most important things our generation can do. Today, 4th graders living at or below the poverty line are on average three full grade levels behind their wealthier peers and have an 8% likelihood of graduating from college. Be the change. Education Transforms.


Next Application Deadline for College Seniors is Friday, January 11th


Application requirements are simple, you could easily complete it in one day over the holiday break!:

  • A Resume.
  • A 500 word Letter of Intent explaining, “Why you want to join TFA.”
  • No letters of recommendation required until your interview.


Teach For America is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of students and families within our country. If you’re interested in gaining more information about TFA, please help us by taking 1 minute to fill out this survey for a chance to win an iPad, courtesy of Teach For America!


iPad/TFA survey here: Also, visit or Jacqueline Kamm (


The Basics of Teach For America:

  • Teach For America Corps Members are full-time teachers in a classroom
  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted (background in education/teacher certification is not required nor discouraged)
  • Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Americorps Education award of $11,100 in addition to loan forbearance and paid interest for two years
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 46 regions
  • All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL, Special Education, and the arts
  • Option to receive your certification and/or Masters in Teaching
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their societal impact



Underclassmen:  Operations Coordinator Paid Summer Internship


This summer, Teach For America will run eleven institutes in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mississippi Delta, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Memphis, Jacksonville and Tulsa. The purpose of institute is to train corps members and prepare them to assume full-time teaching responsibilities in the fall. We are looking for outstanding underclassmen to serve as operations coordinators (OCs) at each of the institutes. OCs will play an integral role in the daily operations of our program and gain professional development and unique insight into Teach For America.


Access the full job description here. Dates of the internship vary based on institute, but learn more by checking out our website:


Apply online by Sunday, January 27 and feel free to contact  if you have any questions about the application.



Jacqueline Kamm

Recruitment Manager

Gonzaga University and Whitman College

Teach For America


Next Application Deadline: Friday, January 11th

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education

Unpaid Internship (Volunteer) Opportunities with YMCA

YMCA of the Inland Northwest has Two Great Opportunities to Acquire Skills and Experience!


Outside the Box (OTB) School Ambassador

Operational Unit: Youth Development
Department: Teen Program
Location: North Central High School
Duration: 3-9 months
Time Commitment: 2 days per week.  T/W/Th 2:30-5:30pm


Youth Legislature Advisor, Teen Leadership & Civics Program

Operational Unit: Youth Development
Department: Teen Program
Location: Central YMCA / Corp
Duration: 9 months (Sept-May)
Time Commitment: 3 weeknights/month + special events



Nilas-Anthony Manley (Tony) 

Association Volunteer Coordinator

YMCA of the Inland Northwest

1126 North Monroe, Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 777-9622 ext 479

The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

Post-Grad Service Fest & Fair – Wednesday 9/19

SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE…  It’s the Gonzaga way…

Interested in learning about volunteer opportunities in the Spokane community?

Attend Service Fest!

Wednesday, September 19th

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Globe Room of Cataldo Hall

Over 50 local non-profit agencies and programs will be represented!



Interested in Post-Graduate Service work?

Attend the Post Grad Service Fair!

Wednesday, September 19th

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Globe Room of Cataldo Hall

This event welcomes representatives from the organizations listed below.  Learn about opportunities and connect with program representatives.

  • Teach for America
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • International Partnership for Service-Learning
  • Peace Corps
  • PACE
  • AmeriCorps
  • Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE)
  • PLACE Corps – LMU
  • Heart’s Home
  • Lutheran Volunteer Corps
  • Rostro de Christo
  • Marynoll Lay Missioners
  • Gonzaga PCMI

We hope to see you there!  Brownies and other delicious treats provided, too!

FREE PIZZA! Mon. 9/17 @ Noon “Post-Grad Service Preparation”

Attention Gonzaga Students!

If you are interested in Post Graduate Service or just want to learn more about opportunities to serve after graduation, please attend the Post Grad Service Fair!

WHAT:  Post-Grad Service Fair

DATE:  Wednesday, September 19th

TIME:  5:00-6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Globe Room of Cataldo Hall

This event welcomes representatives from programs such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE), Lutheran Volunteer Corps and more.  Learn about opportunities and connect with program representatives.  Brownies and other delicious treats provided, too!

AND… if you plan to attend Wednesday’s event, please also attend the Career Center’s Post Grad Service Fair prep event.  Polish your resume, learn how to create an elevator pitch, and find out ways to stand out to recruiters!



Monday, September 17th at Noon!

Road to Bali Conference Room

(2nd Floor of Crosby)

RSVP through

Free Pizza will be provided!!

JOB ALERT! Service Positions in Spokane (PT and FT)

Attention GU Students and Recent Grads!  There are several openings in Spokane working in community service, both part-time and full-time. If you enjoy working with children, there’s a part-time job for you! If you want to work with the homeless, there’s jobs for you too!  Check out this website for a full listing:

These positions CLOSE SOON, so hurry!

Visitation Monitors – PT
This job posting is open until Saturday, August 25th 2012

The Spokane Corps has openings for part-time (up to 29 hours/week) Visitation Monitors in our Nurturing Center Visitation Program. Must be 21 years of age and have one year experience working with children. Varied shifts available. If interested, please submit a resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to Human Resources.  $9.50 per hour.

Stepping Stones Case Manager – Part Time
This job posting is open until Monday, August 13th 2012

The Salvation Army Spokane Corps has an opening for a part time case manager in our Stepping Stones transitional housing facility (29 hours/week including weekend shifts). To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest stating your experience and how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position(s), and three references to or fax to (509) 325-6828. Starting wage $11.00/hour.

Maintenance & Repair Coordinator – full time
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps has an opening for a Maintenance & Repair Coordinator. This is a full time (40+) salaried position with full benefit package. (regular hours M-F 8 AM-5:30PM) This position requires the employee to be responsible for the supervision and coordination of the custodial and facility maintenance aspects relating to the Corps Community Center, Administration, Transitional Housing Family Resource Center & Quarters for the Spokane City Administration. Requires knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, vehicle & machinery servicing, and minor electrical repairs as the employee is required to handle all related repairs that are routine in nature.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/application and three references to Cathi Holje, Human Resources Manager via email ( or fax to 509-325-6828.

HFCA Coordinator – Full Time exempt
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps is accepting applications for a full time exempt HFCA(Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment)Coordinator position. This position is responsible for all administrative, program management and personnel functions along with day to day operation of the HFCA Program.
To apply: Please forward resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to or fax to (509)325-6828.

HFCA Assessment Specialist – Full Time
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps is accepting applications for a full time HFCA(Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment)Assessment Specialist – (two positions available). This position conducts the assessments and placements for HFCA and works closely as a team with TSA housing and shelter program staff. This position is responsible for knowing and updating the shelter and housing beds status, assessing participants for services and diversion, and providing case management and direct services to eligible families.
To apply, please send resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to or fax to (509)325-6828.


Internship Alert! Mobius Science Center (Spokane)

8 week Internship with Mobius Science Center helping with a STEM grant!

Work with Girl Scouts after school at the brand new Mobius Science Center in Spokane!  This is a GREAT opportunity for GU female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Education, or Math!

$500 Stipend

If you need more information, please contact Chris Ryman (GU Internship Manager) at 313-4092.

August 2012

Job Title: Teen STEM Mentor, female

Status: Part Time, After School, approximately 3p to 5p

Stipend: $500

Supervisor: Director of Education and Outreach, Mobius Spokane Kathy Curtiss,

To Apply: Send a resume, a letter outlining your qualifications and include three references (two from your current college) with all their contact information.  Please send via email attachment.

Deadline: August 31st, 2012

Summary: Mobius Science Center desires dynamic, inclusive and organized individuals to deliver informal STEM educational programming to Girl Scouts enrolled at Glover Middle School. This position requires collaboration with a small team of educators and the ability to teach, facilitate, manage and ignite the imagination of middle school learners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Mobius Science Center Education Team and Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to deliver and evaluate 8 weeks of educational programming.
  • Collaborate effectively while strengthening relationships amongst the team.
  • Coordinate and provide organizational support to complete team tasks.
  • Deliver educational programs in a professional, engaging and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ensure all actions in teaching and learning embrace Mobius Science Center and Girl Scout’s mission and reflect the highest degree of quality and commitment.
  • Model effective leadership practices and institutional values of the Girl Scouts and Mobius Spokane.

Key Traits and Characteristics:

  • Ability to ignite learning in others
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong professional written and oral communication skills, relating to teens
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for informal science education
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for best practices in teaching methods with a focus on learning
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with youth

This position involves after school programs for a cohort of 20 girls at Glover Middle School.  Dates of involvement:

  • September 19 – Orientation: 4-6pm
  • September 22 – Training: 8am-4pm
  • September 25th through November 7th – Tuesday and Wednesday for the next 7 weeks: 3-5pm
  • November 14th – STEM Celebration at Mobius: 12-6pm
  • November 16th – Wrap up, assess and discuss how to improve: 4-6pm
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