United Way AmeriCorps Fellow

Posted on July 8, 2020


About AmeriCorps and the United Way AmeriCorps Fellowship:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The United Way AmeriCorps Fellowship is an innovative education program that places 30 AmeriCorps Fellows in schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Lynn, Salem, and Gloucester, MA. Fellows are trained to provide structured tutoring and mentoring support to English Learners, helping them succeed academically and develop social-emotional skills (communication, critical thinking, self-awareness, etc.). Fellows serve with their host sites, either in a school or a community based nonprofit, supporting English learners grades K-12, depending on host site. Full-Time United Way AmeriCorps Fellows complete 1700 hours of service from their start date in September 2020 to end of their service term in July 2021.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
  • High School Diploma or GED or higher
  • Between the ages of 17 and 29 as of August 1st, 2020

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and/or public schools, and their development
  • Passion for education
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Commitment to service
  • Invested in working in a local North Shore community
  • Positive attitude, solutions-oriented, and adaptability

National Service Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year, as well as the full-term of service (September 2020 – July 2021)
  • Attend all Corps wide training and learning sessions
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting

United Way AmeriCorps Fellow Position Benefits:

  • Cost of Living Benefits
    • $17,000 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments during term of service
    • SNAP Benefit Eligibility
    • Connection to Housing Support
    • Optional Childcare Benefits
  • Education Benefits
    • $6,195 taxable Segal Education Award upon completion of full-time service term
    • Education Loan Forbearance
  • Health & Wellness Benefits
    • Mental Health and Counseling Services
    • YMCA Membership (1-Year)
    • Optional Cigna Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Professional Development Benefits
    • Youth Development including Proactive Behavior Management
    • Supporting the Academic Needs of English Learners including the Sheltered Immersion Observation Protocol (SIOP)
    • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Additional Benefits 
    • Access to the United Way network of nonprofit partners during and after service
    • Microsoft Office 1 Year Subscription
    • United Way Clothing

United Way AmeriCorps Fellow Selection Timeline:

  • Application deadline for the 2020-2021 year is June 30th, 2020. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed.
  • September 8th to September 25th, 2020 – Three week AmeriCorps Fellow orientation focused on understanding AmeriCorps, United Way, professional development and team building.
  • September 28th, 2020 – AmeriCorps Fellows begin full time service at sites

Join Our 2020-2021 Team Today! Interested Candidates Apply Here or Send Your Resume Directly to Zach Brown, Program Coordinator zbrown@supportunitedway.org.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay is committed to fostering a work environment characterized by dignity and respect. Our workforce is diverse and is reflective of our community. We wish to celebrate our diversity and create an environment in which each individual’s skills and talents are best utilized to help us achieve our goals. Discrimination, of any kind, is not consistent with our mission and values, and will not be tolerated. United Way is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and provides reasonable accommodations for the application process, interviews and service upon request.