About AmeriCorps and the United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program:
AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program is an innovative young program that places 30 AmeriCorps members in schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Lynn and Salem, MA, to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among English Language Learners through strategic tutoring and mentoring programs. AmeriCorps members serve with their host sites, either in a school or a community based nonprofit that provides services to young people. Members provide structured tutoring and mentoring support to English Language Learners, helping them succeed academically and socially in the community. Youth typically range in age from 8-17, depending on the site. Members complete eleven months of service, from September 2019 to July 2020. Collectively, the service of the AmeriCorps members ensures a holistic approach throughout the community to reduce the barriers to academic success for English Language Learners and their families.
About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley:
We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We call it harnessing the power of people working together. And that means everyone — individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government agencies. We work every day to achieve our vision and mission by focusing on two foundations of better lives: Financial Opportunity and Educational Success.
Financial Opportunity: Ensuring that all families have safe housing, healthy food, and quality childcare, that they have jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families, and that they have access to financial tools and coaching to help build a better future.
Educational Success: Preparing children to enter school ready to learn, develop critical social and academic skills, and get the support they need to stay in school and graduate.
AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year, as well as the full term of service (September 2019 – July 2020)
- Attend all Corps-wide training and learning sessions
- Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
- High School Diploma or GED
- Between the ages of 17 and 29 as of August 1st, 2019
Preferred Member Qualifications:
- Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
- Interest in nonprofit organizations and/or public schools, and their development
- Organization and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Passion for national and community service
- A desire to work with diverse people, organizations, and communities
- Positive attitude, flexibility, and adaptability
- $17,000 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments
- $6,095 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
- Paid health and dental insurance
- Loan Forbearance
- Uniform parts
- North Shore YMCA Membership (for the year)
- Training and networking opportunities among a core group of Corps members and other nonprofit professionals.
- Access to the United Way network for resources after service is complete
AmeriCorps Member Selection Timeline:
- Application deadline is June 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed.
- September 3rd to September 20th, 2019 - Three-week full team AmeriCorps Member orientation focused on understanding AmeriCorps, United Way, professional development and team building.
- September 23rd, 2019 - AmeriCorps Members begin full-time service at sites
Interested? Send resume and cover letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program and general information about the AmeriCorps positions, please contact:
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.