fullTime
Nonprofit
Education K-12

AmeriCorps Member Team Leader

Paid, $600 Biweekly living stipend40 hoursPhiladelphia9 positions availableYear RoundHealth CareChild Care if eligibleEligible for $6,095 Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps Term of Service$20 weekly transportation stipendProfessional Development opportunities/TrainingAn opportunity for federal student loan forbearance during the term of service

Description

The AmeriCorps Great Futures Program provides academic support to youth participants at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, bridging the gap between the resources available to youth in Philadelphia’s impoverished communities versus wealthier surrounding areas. AmeriCorps Members will assist Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in implementing academic enrichment programs to youth in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The AmeriCorps Member Team Leader will lead 3 AmeriCorps Member Learning Coordinators in a year of service and assist with the implementation of STEM, Literacy and High-Yield Learning programming with the goal of increasing youth academic performance and engagement. This role includes monitoring and collecting data, researching activities to supplement programming, facilitating the planning and implementation of enrichment activities, and serving as a mentor to AmeriCorps Member Learning Coordinators. The AmeriCorps Member Team Leader will also support the vision and mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia through community outreach and volunteer engagement.

Position Start and End Dates: August 24, 2020- August 12, 2021
Required Number of Hours per Week: 40 hours

Responsibilities Include:
Program Expansion/Enhancement
-Assisting with the planning and leading of daily lessons and activities for Club members that contribute to BGCP’s culture of learning.
-Establishing positive, trusting relationships with Club members by modeling positive adult-youth relationships and utilizing effective behavior management techniques.
-Leading the AmeriCorps site team in gathering, recording and tracking program data related to youth participation, attendance and outcomes and consistently monitoring youth progress towards goals.
-Supporting AmeriCorps Member Learning Coordinators in coordinating the Project Learn program model in the areas of STEM, Literacy Enrichment, and High-Yield Learning.
-Serving as a role model, mentor and coach to AmeriCorps Member Learning Coordinators including modeling appropriate relationships with youth and leading academically engaging activities with youth.
-Collaborating with fellow AmeriCorps Member Learning Coordinators to create an encouraging, academically enriching environment for Club members of all ages.
-Complete program-related tasks such as general upkeep of program spaces, assisting with Club transition times, and maintaining positive and professional interactions with staff, Club members and their families, and Club visitors.
-Participating in all required trainings and community service activities, including but not limited to Member Orientation, AmeriCorps citizenship training, and Boys & Girls Club content-specific and youth development trainings.
-Complying with all AmeriCorps and Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia policies regarding conduct and expectations.
-Complying with Mandated Reporting policies and reporting any suspected Child Abuse or Neglect following the procedures mandated by the State of Pennsylvania.
-Representing AmeriCorps and Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.
-Respecting confidentiality of Club members, families, staff and fellow AmeriCorps Members.
Volunteer Management
-Establishing connections with individuals and volunteers in the community and at the Club to enhance Boys & Girls Club programming and Club beautification.
-Overseeing volunteer outreach and engagement under the guidance of the Site Supervisor.

Qualifications:
-Two years of college or equivalent work experience
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to work as a team player, respect and collaborate with others
-Strong organizational skills, including the tracking of program data
-Positive relationship-building skills and dedication to working with youth
-Previous experience leading, mentoring or guiding peers preferred
-Ability to foster a positive, creative, and engaging learning environment for youth
-Ability to meet or exceed expectations and take initiative
-Professionalism and punctuality
-Conflict resolution skills
-Previous AmeriCorps or Boys & Girls Club experience is a plus

Availability of all positions is pending approval of funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Benefits
-$600 Biweekly living stipend
-$20 weekly transportation stipend
-Eligible for $6,095 Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps Term of Service
-Health Care
-Child Care if eligible
-Professional Development opportunities/Training
-An opportunity for federal student loan forbearance during the term of service

Requirements

-Two years of college or equivalent work experience
-Strong written and verbal communication skills  Ability to work as a team player, respect and collaborate with others  Strong organizational skills, including the tracking of program data
-Positive relationship-building skills and dedication to working with youth
-Previous experience leading, mentoring or guiding peers preferred
-Ability to foster a positive, creative, and engaging learning environment for youth
-Ability to meet or exceed expectations and take initiative
-Professionalism and punctuality
-Conflict resolution skills
-Previous AmeriCorps or Boys & Girls Club experience is a plus