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Opportunity Council - WIHS - School Enrollment VISTA
Whatcom Intergenerational High School is a tuition free public charter high school serving Whatcom County. Students co-create their classroom experience, enabling them to pursue their passions, think critically, solve problems, and be creative. This phenomenon-based learning approach helps them develop a strong sense of individual and community culture while exploring real-world skills. Students are taught to understand that no text is neutral – bias is in everything. Critical Literacy is the ability to spot these biases and see the power dynamics in books, social media, music, art, news, and other resources. Community elders provide education, support, and connection for students, both in and out of the classroom. The student recruitment and enrollment program is organized into four main sections: 1. Developing prospective family contacts (creating awareness of WIHS), 2. Generating inquiries from contacts (educate families about opportunities at WIHS, introduce elements of programming through intentional/thoughtful marketing), 3. Converting inquiries to applications (persuading families to make the decision to commit and join WIHS), 4. Keeping applicants engaged and retaining enrollment (post-decision; maintaining contact, enthusiasm, and deepening relationships). There are a LOT of moving parts, and it is important to track conversations and movement with interests and commitment levels. The person in this position essentially operates as a WIHS representative to all external groups/organizations/communities, and works to connect with as many people as possible. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
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Member Duties : Activities will include development of family and community engagement plan for long-term success in engaging with families with an emphasis on creating feedback structures, opportunities for student family voice in school operations and expanding word-of-mouth recruitment. This will include researching effective engagement activities, recruiting a diverse cohort of parent volunteers, creating structure and policies for the Family Network, and evaluating procedures. This VISTA member will develop a long-term plan for recruiting students who historically have limited access to educational choices, including a schedule of recruitment events, presentations, and progress monitoring. Additionally, this member will develop an evaluation plan that assesses the effectiveness of WIHS’ Recruiting and enrollment opportunities, ensuring that economically disadvantaged students get access to educational programming designed to help them succeed in High School and beyond.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Tribal . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
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Opportunity Council - WIHS - School Enrollment VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/08/2021  To  07/19/2021 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 104794