Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The AmeriCorps member is responsible for building partnerships between families, schools, and Clubs for the benefit of the program participants. The AmeriCorps member provides educational support, including tutoring and small group mentoring to children in grades K through 12 in the areas of reading and math. The member will be required to commit and engage for a one-year timeframe in a highly focused program (Program Achieve) and with a specific target group. AmeriCorps members will bring continuity and fidelity into academic-focused Club programming, which includes implementation of the Summer Brain Gain curriculum during the summer months. Curriculum is comprised of weekly thematic modules that build to a final project or event, including mandatory literacy and STEM-focused projects. Short term, measurable outcomes for the program will consist of: School Attendance, Club Attendance, Academic Achievement and Grade Progression.

Type of Enrollment: 1) Three quarters time (1,200 hours)

 

JOB RESPONSBILITIES

  • Maintains academic remediation through providing one-on-one tutoring of individualized instruction
  • Provides individual and small group mentoring
  • Ensures that participants have focused time allotted to reading, writing STEM projects, goal setting and team building activities
  • Monitors agreements established by youth/teen’s family to boost attendance
  • Recruits at least five (5) volunteers from the local community with the assistance and support of BGCAZ’s Volunteer Coordinator
  • Attends a minimum of 12% of service hours obtaining training and orientation
  • Attends training on first aid, CPR, character education, academic remediation and communication and conflict resolution
  • Completes training modules to include, but not limited to: Unconscious Bias, Communication Styles, Coaching for Accountability and Facilitating Academic Success
  • Attends AmeriCorps sponsored trainings, staff meetings and events

 

AMERICORPS MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Living Allowance of $10,800
  • Loan deferment and interest forbearance for eligible loans
  • Education Award of $4,441.50 for college and trade school 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Access to a national AmeriCorps Alumni Network
  • Member Performance Evaluations and feedback   

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

  • High School diploma or equivalent


WORKING CONDITIONS and DRIVING

  • Members will be expected to work an average of 10 hours a week to achieve the total 1200 hours during their term of service
  • Members will be expected to work on-site for this role at an identified BCGAZ club
  • Members will be required to pass the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) which includes the following background checks: fingerprinting, FBI & State background check and NSOPW.gov check


ELIGIBILITY

  • Be 18 years or older at the start of service 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or lawful permanent citizen 
  • Cannot have been convicted of murder or listed on the NSOPW
  • Individuals who have already served 4 terms are not eligible 


EXPECTATION of EXCELLENCE

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley supports a culture of excellence in all we do and all employees are expected to reflect these values in their daily responsibilities. To be sure we meet our obligations for high performance in all areas, we organize our goals and efforts under these five Pillars of Excellence:

SERVICE

Every decision and action is driven to serve our youth and teens.

TEAMWORK

We thrive on collaboration and believe we can achieve greatness together.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We lead with integrity and own our actions, decisions and commitments.

INNOVATION

We are creative problem solvers always looking to learn and improve.

HEALTHY LIVING

We strive for energizing integration of work and home and support a healthy lifestyle to model for our Club Kids

Application Instructions

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