Job Description

Project Achieve Specialist

AmeriCorps Position Description:


Commitment Required: Monday –Friday 2pm- 7pm (Hours vary dependent on school calendar)

1200 or 900 contract hours total. 

21-28 hours weekly for the duration of the Program year. Program year August 7th, 2023– May 31st, 2024 


Purpose: This position assists Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley in making progress towards improving consistency and quality around academic success programming, which directly affects BGCAZ’s ability to provide premier out-of-school time programming.   

Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps Service Objectives for this position include: (1) providing academic support and adult connection for youth and teens; (2) data collection for the outcomes of Project Achieve. This position is supported by the, Program Director, and BGCAZ’s Program Manager-Academic Success. 


  • Build partnerships between families, schools and Clubs.
  • Provide academic remediation and mentorship to Project Achieve participants in Reading & Math.
  • Provide individual and small group mentoring for 20 to 30 minutes per service day with at least 30 hours of individualized instruction over project year.
  • Monitor Project Achieve participant’s Club attendance.
  • Monitor Project Achieve participant’s academic achievement, progress, and overall growth using an online platform: Edmentum 
  • Interact with youth ages 8-12 as a positive adult and role model.


  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of service.
  • Proof of US Citizenship 
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide academic remediation to youth and/or teens.
  • Ability to take direction well.
  • Ability to function well in fast –paced, noisy environments.
  • Desire to help and relate to youth from diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, the national service member needs to successfully complete the following:

  • AmeriCorps application process, including fingerprinting – no cost for fingerprinting
  • BGCAZ onboarding processes, including BGCAZ background check – no cost for background check
  • BGCAZ New Hire Orientation & Project Achieve Training 

AmeriCorp Program Benefits: 

  • Professional development & Networking opportunities
  • Living allowance 
  • Education Award upon completion with scholarships and loan deferment on student loans 

Application Instructions

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