AmeriCorps Boston Field Program Assistant - Stipended
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Recruiting Organization: Literations
Literations improves the literacy skills of young children through grade four by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become strong readers, develop confidence and unleash their potential in the classroom and beyond. Our highly-effective programming annually serves thousands of children in the Greater Boston area. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult coaches to improve student literacy in grades 1-4.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION
The Program Assistant, under the supervision of the Program Staff, is responsible for supporting the management, communication and technical support of coaching sessions for a cluster of sites. A successful Program Assistant will collaborate and work closely with the Site Team Leader (STL) and Program Staff to help with the administrative and oversight of the program and the tools Literations uses to track the program. A Program Assistant serves a minimum of 450 hours during the program year (approx. 15 hours per week over 3-4 days) and attends regular Site Leadership Meetings held by Literations central office. We are seeking 5 candidates to support our Boston sites.
The Literations program is organized into groups. Each grouping includes several schools or afterschool sites. Each site has a team of volunteer Literacy Coaches (LC) serving between 4 and 10 hours per week, providing literacy coaching to children who could benefit from additional reading support.
- Support scheduling and execution of literacy coaching sessions for a site(s), which includes:
- Communicate scheduling information for coaching sessions and reminders to Literacy Coaches as needed
- Maintain session scheduling
- Assist and support the Literacy Coaches with data entry into Literations data platforms on a weekly basis to ensure program data is entered.
- Cover and manage the site on the STL weekly day off supporting the LCs and general oversight of the program.
- Occasional substitute or assist with coordination of a substitute for absent Literacy Coaches
- Support staff and volunteer leaders with regular literacy coach observations and student progress assessments/data to ensure program consistency and quality control.
- Other duties as assigned
- Positive attitude, commitment to organizational mission and appreciation for older adults and intergenerational work
- Detail orientation and organization skills a must
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including empathy, patience, positive attitude, attentiveness, adaptability and technical knowledge
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong technology skills and high degree of comfort with technology, with the interest and ability to learn new platforms
- Ability to serve in-person (please visit Literations.org for a list of current program partners and locations)
To serve as an AmeriCorps Quarter-Time Member you must be at least 17 years old and be a US citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is an AmeriCorps Quarter-Time Member position which offers a taxable stipend in the amount of $4,000.00 (pre-tax) for the service term with a commitment of 450 service hours (an average of 15 hours/week) and 8.5 months of service beginning in the second week of September and ending the second week in June. Upon successful completion of service terms, members will be eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $1,678.57. This award is a post-service benefit that may be used to pay for educational expenses. To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit http s://www.nationalservice. gov/programs/americorps/what- americorps.
You can learn more about Literations by visiting literations.org.
Literations is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating and supporting a diverse work environment. Candidates of color, bi-/multilingual, bicultural, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US
To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.
Boston, MA 02110
July 26, 2022
- WEEKDAYS, PART_TIME