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Gus Bus Program Specialist (Part-Time)

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title
Gus Bus Program Specialist (Part-Time)

Position Number

Posting Number

State Role Title
Education Support Specialist II

Position Type

Position Status
Part Time

FLSA Status
Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime

College of Health and Behavioral Studies


Pay Band

Pay Rate

Specify Range or Amount
$18.90 / hour

Is this a JMU Only position?

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?

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 children in the local community by providing additional learning time and enrichment opportunities in after-school settings and on the Gus Bus mobile classroom vehicles. The Gus Bus staff visit local neighborhoods on the mobile classroom vehicles to provide enrichment, story time, activities, and book checkout for elementary-aged children. Additionally, the Gus Bus program coordinates after-school enrichment and school- and home-based tutoring for four Harrisonburg elementary schools through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, as well as other locations using other grant funds.

Duties and Responsibilities
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. This position will include occasional participation in special program or community events. Program Specialists will maintain attendance records for programming.


  • Must be able to work evenings (Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and occasional weekends.
  • 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 and Excel.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

    Condition(s) of Employment
    This is a part-time wage position working an average of 29 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

    Beginning Review Date

    Closing Date

    Open Until Filled

    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.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
    Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    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 http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

    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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Keywords: James Madison University, Harrisonburg , Gus Bus Program Specialist (Part-Time), Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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