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Verified Pay $18.90 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Working Title Gus Bus Program Specialist (Part-Time) Position Number 6461 Posting Number S3374 State Role Title Education Support Specialist II Position Type Wage Position Status Part Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime College/Division College of Health and Behavioral Studies Department 540881 - Stone Spring 21st CCLC Year 3 Pay Band 3 Pay Rate Hourly Specify Range or Amount $18.90 / hour Is this a JMU Only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding. Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No
Position Summary Information
General Information
The Gus Bus Program at JMU's Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) is an out-of-school learning program that supports the academic achievement of elementary-aged students in the local community by providing additional learning time and enrichment opportunities in after-school settings and on the Gus Mobile classroom vehicles. The Gus Bus staff use the mobile classroom vehicles to visit local neighborhoods to provide enrichment, read-alouds, activities, and book checkout for elementary-aged children. Additionally, the Gus Bus program coordinates after-school enrichment and home-based tutoring for Harrisonburg elementary schools through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Gus Bus Program at JMU's Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) seeks a part-time Program Specialist. This position will work primarily with Stone Spring Elementary School (Mon-Wed, 3-6pm). The part-time position will average 25 hours/week (with both direct service and office hours/planning).

Program Specialists are responsible for assisting with planning and implementing after-school enrichment programming that aligns with VDOE 21st Century Community Learning Center grant proposals. This includes planning and teaching programs in school buildings or on the Gus Bus mobile classroom vehicle. Program Specialists participate in weekly Gus Bus team meetings. These positions will include occasional participation in special program or community events. Program Specialists will maintain attendance records for programming.
  • Must be able to work afternoons/evenings and a few weekends/year.
  • Knowledge of child development and best practices in early childhood education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with children, youth, adults, agency professionals, school staff and community members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion.
  • Ability to excel at multi-tasking and taking initiative in an independent work environment.
  • General computer skills required, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Teams and Excel.
Condition(s) of Employment
This is a part-time wage position working an average of 25 hours per week over the course of a calendar year with no benefits.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Date 09/19/2023 Beginning Review Date 09/27/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.
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The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically

You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.
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