*** Please note: This posting is a partnership with Americorps, therefore the application process is on the Americorps website, and the workplace will be with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida at sites in Polk County ***
Please apply directly on the Americorps site at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98692
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has partnered with Americorps to create an exciting service opportunity: Americorps Outreach Program Specialists. This is a ten month, 1700 hour full time commitment for each of 10 Americorps members to serve October 1, 2020-July 31, 2021. Interested applicants should apply quickly as Americorps has an extensive selection and onboarding process.
Highlights of being an Americorps member: Americorps is a national service program that works to serve needs in the community. In addition to serving our community, Americorps members are eligible for:
Monthly living stipend ($1189.91 before taxes) paid bi-weekly.
Education Award ($6195.00) upon successful completion of commitment.
After service, some schools offer an education award match or scholarship for Americorps alumni.
Paid Health Insurance.
Child Care benefits if eligible.
Federal student loan deferment during service.
Membership in Girl Scouts of the USA.
Member gear (Americorps shirts, etc.).
Professional development opportunities.
Orientation and training (Americorps, Girl Scouts, CPR/First Aid, etc.).
Americorps team members will serve 1820 girls in grades K-12 in a 1:8 ratio during and/or after school at schools and centers in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, Lake Wales, Poinciana, and other surrounding areas in Polk County, Florida by delivering program built on Girl Scout program pillars: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Outdoor activities, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship, all part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GLSE).
AmeriCorps members should generally be providing service directly to the people/communities where they serve rather than performing service remotely. Due to Covid, teleservice will be provided from October to December. Beginning in January, members will perform direct service to girls in person to:
Increase academic success by 70% by providing teleservice programming from September-December, adhering to CDC guidelines.
Serve in a 1:8 ratio for in-person small group mentoring from January-July during and/or after school M-F 7 hours a day. Some events will require weekend and evening participation.
Recruit and engage 23 community volunteers to enhance program experience.
Deliver program, facilitate cooperative learning and girl-led experiences.
Administration of surveys.
Creation of recruitment materials, certificates, and awards.
Attend family engagement events.
Track individual girls program participation and progress towards goal achievement within the curriculum/on standardized tests and collect data into web portals (Qualtrics).
Work collaboratively to problem solve.
Participate in professional development opportunities.
Support community service projects and GSWVF council-wide events, honing in on their unique talents and experiences to inspire learning.
Must be min.18.
Must have received High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Must Be U.S. Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Must be willing to undergo a fingerprint based FBI and Florida background check.
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for girls with a current membership of 3.6 million girls and adults. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves close to 19,500 girls in 8 counties: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, & Hernando. Volunteers use their expertise, skills, interests, and life experience to shape fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls, and inspire them to reach their personal best. Volunteers help council staff facilitate the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls through exciting program opportunities: leadership/self-esteem, financial literacy, travel, health/wellness, science, technology, engineering, and math.