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2024 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow - 6 Month Service Position

2024 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow - 6 Month Service Position

locationSalem, MA, USA
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2024 United Way AmeriCorps Fellow

(6 Month Service Position)

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Apply for the2024 School Year

Contact Fatima Bintou Jallow, AmeriCorps 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. United Way AmeriCorps Fellows beginning in this cohort complete 900 hours of full-time service from their start date in January 2024 to the end of their service term in July 2024Please Note: Fellows may extend their service for an additional full-time term of service from September 2024 to July 2025 based on performance during their first year of service.

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 (900 hours)
  • Serve a schedule of full-time hours (equivalent of 8-hour days and 40-hour weeks to reach 900-hour goal)
  • 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 Open Placements:

  • Gloucester Public Schools - O'Maley Innovation Middle School
  • Lynn Public Schools - Marshall Middle School
  • Lynn Public Schools - Lynn English High School

United Way AmeriCorps Nonprofit Host Site Open Placements:

  • Cape Ann YMCA Youth Development Program, Gloucester, MA
  • LEAP for Education DreamMore Program, Lynn, MA

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
  • High School Diploma or GED or higher
  • Above the age of 17 as of January 1, 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 900 hours of documented service over the course of six months as well as the full-term of service (January 2024 - July 2024)
  • 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

  • $14,000 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments during the term of service (*Amount is adjusted if Fellow has a later start date than 2/9/2024)
  • SNAP Benefit Eligibility
  • Optional Childcare Benefits

Education Benefits

  • $3,697.50 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, including the Sheltered Immersion Observation Protocol (SIOP)
  • 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: January 12th, 2024
    • Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed by UW Program Staff
  • Program Start and End Dates: January 29th to July 26th, 2024
  • Program Orientation Dates: January 29th-February 2nd, 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