New Market Skills Center

2019 FRESH Program: Summer Staff Position Opening

This Job is Contingent on Student Enrollment

Title: Learning Assistant (FRESH Counselor)

Contract Days: July 2 – August 26

Contract Hours: Training week: July 2, 3, & 5 Hours TBD (no training Thursday, July 4)

Program dates: July 8 – August 23, (Mon. Tues. Wed. Fri.) 20-25 hrs/wk, Hours TBD Staff wrap-up dates August 26 Hours TBD

New Market Skills Center and the Tumwater School District are accepting applications for a Learning Assistant (FRESH Counselorfor the 2019 summer session. We are interested in staff who are committed to students and to a continuing program of personal and professional growth.

Tumwater F.R.E.S.H. (Farm Rooted Education for Sustainability and Health) is a GRuB-inspired youth employment training and leadership development program. During the FRESH summer program, 24+ youth will invest in their personal growth by growing food for their community, stewarding public park land, and engaging in service- oriented learning. Counselors are an integral part of a program leadership team that is designed to mentor youth in their personal growth and model how to cultivate a respectful, supportive, and empowering work community.

It is the Mission of New Market Skills Center to provide a positive, industry supported and aligned learning environment where students are encouraged and expected to achieve their highest potential through rigorous career, technical and academic preparation programs.

Professional Qualifications:

1.Experience in youth leadership program delivery

2.Team leadership experience demonstrating good communication and motivational skills, a positive attitude and good work ethic

3.A valid driver’s license with a minimum of one year of driving experience and ability to secure a type II certification

4.First Aid/CPR Certification (can be obtained upon starting)

5.Two excellent professional references

Typical Responsibilities:

1.Model positive leadership and work ethic to 24+ youth during farm tasks

2.Assist with prep and delivery of workshops and leadership development activities

3.Hands-on sustainable agricultural work and modeling best practices

4.Mentor youth toward their personal goals within the program

5.Organize and appropriately maintain farm equipment and resources


2019 summer hourly pay $15.90-$18.46 depending on experience

Selection Process:

For best consideration – apply by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — closing Friday, May 3, 2019

In person interviews will take place the first week of June, notification of hiring will occur shortly thereafter.

The Tumwater School District No. 33 reserves the right to select for interviews only those applicants who, in the judgment of district officials, appear to be qualified for the job opening. A copy of the job description for the position is attached to this announcement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: NMSC will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on age, sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person of disability. NMSC will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.