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The LearningWorks AIMS HIGH program is seeking AmeriCorps members who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive. Our dedicated team serves in elementary schools in Portland, Biddeford, Windham, and Saco in Southern Maine. Our members support students’ academic, social, and emotional development by:
Tutoring and mentoring students one-on-one
Instructing small groups of students
Supporting teachers in the classroom
Engaging families and the community
Leading extended learning opportunities, like afterschool clubs and summer day camps
LearningWorks AIMS HIGH has full-time, half-time, and minimum-time opportunities available. (Application deadlines below)
What You Will Gain:
AIMS HIGH members receive training in academic instruction, classroom management, and community building, so prior experience in education is not required. Members should demonstrate a willingness to learn and a desire to help children reach their full potential. In addition, members will gain hands-on, meaningful experience and grow their leadership abilities, all while making a positive impact in their community.
Full- and half-time members receive a living stipend, and all members are eligible for an education award upon successful completion of service as well as loan forbearance during the time of service. In addition, full-time members receive ACA-compliant health insurance and are eligible for an AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit. Please see our website for more details about the position and these benefits.
Be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment
Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (current high school students 17 years or older are also eligible)
LearningWorks reimagines learning through innovative programs that help children, adults, and families realize their potential and build thriving communities. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening the communities we serve by providing free community-based education programs for children, adults, and families throughout Southern Maine. Our primary goal is to support academic and personal success for our neighbors who lack resources and/or fall outside traditional educational structures.
LearningWorks and AIMS HIGH are committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting a diverse workforce and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates in order to better reflect and serve our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military service, genetic information, or in any other manner that violates the law.
About Portland, Maine:
With its welcoming salty air, renowned restaurant scene, and accessibility to the best Maine has to offer, it’s easy to fall in love with Portland. The Greater Portland Area is a hub of colliding and collaborative visions. Here, the arts, outdoors, and entrepreneurial worlds come together to make Portland an innovative and close-knit community. New Mainers from all over the U.S. and the world are arriving each day, adding vibrancy to the region, and our spirited schools reflect this diversity and growth.
Minimum-time applications to serve during the summer are being accepted through until June 15, 2018. Full-, half-, and minimum-time applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Join Our Team!
To apply to be an AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps Member, please visit our website to complete an application and submit your resume. Be sure to select the application form for the correct type of position (e.g., Half-Time). Questions can be directed to Hayli Hu Kinney, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (207) 517-3137.