LOCATION: Boston, MA
POSITION TITLE: North Shore Halftime Member
DEPT/DIVISION: Community Impact
REPORTS TO: Director Community Impact
STATUS: One-year service term
AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 900 hours of documented service from January 2019-July 2020
- Attend all Corps wide training and learning sessions
- Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
- High School Diploma or GED
- Between the ages of 17 and 29 as of August 1st 2019
Preferred Member Qualifications:
- Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
- Interest in nonprofit organizations and/or public schools, and their development
- Organization and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Passion for national and community service
- Desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
- Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability
- $6,866 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments
- $2,072 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
- Paid health and dental insurance
- Loan Forbearance
- Uniform parts
- YMCA Membership (for the year)
- Training and networking opportunities among a core groups of Corps members and other non profit professionals.
- Access to the United Way network for resources after service is complete
AmeriCorps Member Selection Timeline:
- Application deadline is January 31st, 2019. Applicants will be notified as applications are reviewed.
- January/February – Full time training and orientation day for AmeriCorps members
- January/February – AmeriCorps members begin full time service at sites
- Lynn: 2 position in a school available, 1 positions available in a community based nonprofit
- Salem: 1 position in a school available
About AmeriCorps and the United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program:
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 North Shore AmeriCorps Program is an innovative young program that places 30 AmeriCorps members in schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Lynn and Salem, MA, to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among English Language Learners through strategic tutoring and mentoring programs. AmeriCorps members serve with their host sites, either in a school or a community based nonprofit that provides services to young people. Members provide structured tutoring and mentoring supports to English Language Learners, helping them succeed academically and socially in the community. Youth typically range in age from 8-17, depending on the site. Members complete eleven months of service, from September 2019 to July 2020. Collectively, the service of the AmeriCorps members ensures a holistic approach throughout the community to reduce the barriers to academic success for English Language Learners and their families.
About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley:
We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We call it harnessing the power of people working together. And that means everyone — individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government agencies. We work every day to achieve our vision and mission by focusing on two foundations of better lives: Financial Opportunity and Educational Success.
Financial Opportunity: Ensuring that all families have safe housing, healthy food, and quality childcare, that they have jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families, and that they have access to financial tools and coaching to help build a better future.
Educational Success: Preparing children to enter school ready to learn, develop critical social and academic skills, and get the support they need to stay in school and graduate.
If interested, please email Sean Cicero at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply!
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.