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2024-2025 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow

2024-2025 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow

locationLynn, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Community Services
No work experience required
Up to $28,000 per year

2024-2025 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow

Begin Your Career in Education & Youth Development Today!

Apply for the 2024-2025 Team

Contact Fatima Jallow, Program Specialist, for more information at fbintoujallow@supportunitedway.org

About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley: Together with thousands of volunteers, supporters, and advocates, we are building stronger neighborhoods by finding solutions, supporting programs, and fighting for the financial stability and educational success of every person in our community.  About AmeriCorps and the United Way AmeriCorps Program: AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps Fellows serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. The United Way AmeriCorps Program is an innovative education program focused on providing additional social-emotional learning (SEL) and academic support to multilingual students enrolled in grades K-12 in the communities of Lynn, Salem, and Gloucester, MA. United Way Fellows are placed at either a public school or nonprofit host site to serve alongside full-time staff to ensure multilingual learner students experience a sense of belonging and have opportunities to further develop their SEL skills like self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision making, in both one-to-one and small group settings.

Full-Time United Way AmeriCorps Fellows complete 1,700 hours of service from their start date in September 2024 to the end of their service term in July 2025.  

United Way AmeriCorps Fellow Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support in-school or out-of-school-time programming for elementary, middle, or high school multilingual learner students by integrating positive social-emotional learning (SEL) practices in either 1:1 or small group settings 
  • Create meaningful relationships with both students and site staff 
  • Contribute to a positive school climate that celebrates diversity and cultivates a sense of belonging 
  • Collaborate with other site staff on special projects or initiatives as the individual site needs come up 

Essential Functions

All UWMB AmeriCorps Fellows are expected to: 

  • Provide SEL support to a focus list of 20+ ML students at a host site 
  • Support educators/nonprofit staff in implementing site-wide initiatives that focus on SEL and benefit ML students 
  • Satisfactorily complete all projects assigned by the host site that benefits ML students 
  • Attend all United Way AmeriCorps training, learning sessions, and supervisory sessions 
  • Complete the required number of service and training hours as indicated by the United Way AmeriCorps position description (1700 hours) 
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation including submitted bi-weekly Salesforce data trackers and Paylocity time sheets on time 

United Way AmeriCorps Public School Host Site Placements: 

  • Lynn Public Schools (Middle & High School) 
  • Salem Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, & High School) 
  • Gloucester Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, & High School) 

United Way AmeriCorps Nonprofit Host Site Placements: 

  • LEAP For Education Salem and Lynn, MA
  • New American Center, Lynn, MA 
  • Gregg Neighborhood House, Lynn, MA
  • RAW Art Works
  • Ask in your interview for the most current list of non-profit host site partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident 
  • High School Diploma or GED or higher 
  • Over the age of 17 as of September 1st, 2024

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development 
  • Interest in public schools and their development 
  • Passion for working at a public school 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Desire to work with diverse people, organizations, and communities 
  • Commitment to service 
  • Invested in serving in a local North Shore community 
  • Positive attitude, solutions-oriented, and adaptability 

National Service Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 1,700 hours of documented service over the course of one year, as well as the full-term of service (September 2024 - July 2025) 
  • Attend all UW AmeriCorps team-wide training and learning sessions 
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting 

United Way AmeriCorps Full-Time Fellow Benefits:

Cost of Living Benefits

  • $28,000 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments during the term of service (*Amount is adjusted if Fellow has a later start date than 9/6/2024) 
  • SNAP Benefit Eligibility 
  • Optional Childcare Benefits 

Education Benefits

  • $7,395.00 taxable Segal Education Award upon completion of the full-time service term 
  • Education Loan Forbearance 
  • 25% Discount on Undergraduate and Graduate Classes in Partnership with Northeastern University 

Professional Development Benefits

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practices (JEDI) 
  • Youth Development including Proactive Behavior Management 
  • Support the academic needs of Multilingual Learners
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) 
  • Trauma-Informed Care 
  • Data Collection and Analysis 
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing 

Health & Wellness Benefits

  • Mental Health and Counseling Services 
  • Optional Cigna Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Free YMCA Membership 

Additional Benefits

  • Access to the United Way network of nonprofit partners during and after service 
  • Microsoft Office 1 Year Subscription 
  • United Way Clothing 

United Way AmeriCorps Fellow Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2024
  • Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed by UW Program Staff 
  • Program Start and End Dates: September 3rd, 2024, to July 25th, 2025
  • Program Orientation Dates: September 3rd, 2024, to September 13th, 2024


United Way of Massachusetts Bay is committed to fostering a work environment characterized by dignity and respect. Our workforce is diverse and is reflective of our community. We wish to celebrate our diversity and create an environment in which everyone's skills and talents are best utilized to help us achieve our goals. Discrimination, of any kind, is not consistent with our mission and values, and will not be tolerated. United Way is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and provides reasonable accommodations for the application process, interviews, and service upon request

Please Note: Position is available pending confirmation of Federal funding.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.



Required degree level

  • High school

Years of experience

  • No work experience required

Salary range

  • Up to $28,000 per year