Job Description

 
 
Project Achieve Specialist - AmeriCorps National Service

Commitment Required: Monday –Friday 12pm- 7pm (Hours vary dependent on school calendar)

1200 hours total. 20-40 hours weekly for the duration of the Program year (TBD by start date) Program year September 2022– August 2023 

Purpose: This position assists BGCAZ 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 Branch Director, Program Director, BGCAZ’s Program Manager-Academic Success, and BGCAZ’s Volunteer Service Manager. 

Duties/Expectations:

  • Build partnerships between families, schools and Clubs.
  • Provide academic remediation to Project Achieve participants.
  • Provide individual and small group mentoring for 45 to 60 minutes per service day with at least 30 hours of individualized instruction over project year.
  • Ensure that Project Achieve participants have focused allotted time to reading, writing, STEM, goal setting, and team building activities.
  • Monitor Project Achieve participant’s school and Club attendance.
  • Monitor Project Achieve participant’s academic achievement, progress, and overall growth 
  • Interact with youth ages 5-18 as a positive adult and role model.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of service.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor youth and/or teens with prior experience assisting with.
  • 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 volunteer placement and 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 

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