TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy Mentor: Whatcom Community College — Application closing 04/30/2018

Job position / title: TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy Mentor

Name of business / employer: Whatcom Community College

Job Description:

Whatcom Community College’s Upward Bound program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and is designed to encourage, and support 60 students in Whatcom County to complete high school, and prepare them to enter, and complete a postsecondary education program. The program serves students at Ferndale, Nooksack, and Mount Baker high schools, with a focus on serving potential first generation college students.

TRIO Upward Bound Summer Mentors are current Whatcom Community College students selected and trained to support the target populations of the Upward Bound program through mentorship, individual and group activities. TRIO Upward Bound summer mentors will help student’s complete needed steps to enroll in college, including admission process, key summer deadlines and financial aid.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Welcome students and help facilitate AM check-in
  • Help plan and facilitate lunch activities and conversation
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Support students in meeting academic rigor of summer program
  • Engaging with students throughout the day, formally and informally
  • Get to know participants, be approachable, and make yourself available during

summer academy

  • Work with students to help them identify their strengths
  • Mentor small groups and 1-1 with students
  • Facilitate activities for small groups of students

*We are tentatively hosting a training/orientation for summer staff on Friday May 25th 9:30am-12:00pm with lunch.



-Current WCC Student

-3.0 GPA Minimum

Person or department to contact: Sarah Simpson

Business address: 237 W. Kellogg Road Bellingham, WA 98226


Phone: (360) 383-3134

Applications Procedures:

Please provide the following materials in your application:

  • Cover Letter (see info below)
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three recent professional references (name, phone number, and nature of relationship)

Application Due By: April 30th, 2018

Turn in applications either by stopping by the TRIO Upward Bound Office (Foundation Building 101D) or by scanning and emailing to Sarah Simpson at

If you have questions please contact Sarah Simpson at 360-383-3134 or

Please address the following questions in your Cover Letter:

  1. In reading the job description what interests you in this position? What do you see yourself bringing to this position? What do you hope to learn from serving in this position?
  2. Tell us a bit about yourself and the experience(s) that you would bring with you to this position including working in a mentoring role (i.e. family, community or school for example), working with students or working with people. Please include anything else you think is relevant to the position.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

[×] References


Softball Umpire, Whatcom County Umpires Association — Closes 4/30/18

Job position / title

Softball Umpire

Name of business / employer

Whatcom County Umpires Association

Job description / duties

The Whatcom County Umpires Association is holding their first training session for the upcoming softball season. If you have had experience officiating, or if you’ve never umpired before, here’s your chance to be one of the proud blue that umpire local slow pitch and fastpitch games. The season begins with high school ball in the spring and runs through the fall with local rec slow pitch games. As a Whatcom County Umpire you are an independent contractor, which means you decide when you want to work. All training, rule books, and manuals are provided You will have both classroom sessions and field mechanic training taught by veteran umpires.

The first training session will be held on February 12 at 7:00 pm at the REMAX office located at 913 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham (please park and enter from the back of the building).

For more information feel free to contact Steve Hoffman, UIC District 11 at 360-303-0265


Knowledge of softball/officiating experience helpful, but not required

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.


Salary / rate of pay

Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’

Independent Contractor

Days and hours of employment

Monday- Sunday Afternoons and evenings

Flexible schedule?

(○) Yes

Travel required?

(○) Yes

Pay period

(○) Monthly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)


Person or department to contact

Steve Hoffman

Business address

3718 Vining St, Bellingham, WA 98226