AmeriCorps Teaching Assistant - Covenant Preparatory School

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ORGANIZATION: Notre Dame Americorps- Connecticut

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Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford, the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities. More information about the school can be found on our website: www.covenantprep.org.

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are asked to commit to a one-to-two year fellowship intended to develop their knowledge and skills as an educator. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant Prep is on an extended day program, running from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and includes a Summer Academy in the month of July. Applicants should be committed to a challenging and rewarding service position.

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows play an integral part in the life of the school, work as full-time teachers, and receive training and support from the Principal and mentor teachers. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, Fellows participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, and service programs.

Responsibilities

  • Co-teach approximately three student groups
  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students
  • Supervise school-day activities (~2 periods per day, Monday-Friday)
  • Supervise/coach afternoon activities from 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal
  • Obtain necessary endorsement to drive school vans
  • Participate in Summer Academy in July

Qualifications and Attitude

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required).
  • Experience working with youth, middle school grades preferred.
  • A firm commitment to social justice and Covenant Prep’s mission.
  • Generosity of spirit, exceptional work ethic, flexibility, and a willingness to consistently learn.
  • U.S. Citizen and Legal Permanent Resident

Covenant Prep. Provided Benefits

  • Free housing in a school-managed townhouse with other AmeriCorps teaching fellows.
  • Stipend of $600 per month in first year and $800 per month in second year, subject to taxes.
  • $125 meal stipend per month.
  • School-provided health, vision, and dental insurance, if needed.
  • Discounted graduate school tuition at University of St. Joseph’s.

Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law.

1 Shift

  • 07:30 AM to 05:30 PM
    Full-time Monday through Friday
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Notre Dame Americorps- Connecticut

Location:

501 Loch raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239, US

Mission Statement

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers believes that education is the central tool in the struggle for human dignity, self-esteem, and willpower. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work by reaching out across culture and class. We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony.

Description

NDMV teams serve with local partners to expand access to education. NDMV’s primary approach is to offer small-group and 1-on-1 instruction. Members serve in crowded classrooms and community centers. Notre Dame AmeriCorps members serve full-time for 11 months. A local site director oversees and supports members. During the service year, AmeriCorps members receive professional development in the form of biweekly team meetings, a training conference in Maryland, and opportunities for additional training and retreats.

Program Benefits

  • A living allowance of $18,700 pre-tax
  • $6,895 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to repay student loans or for future education
  • Health insurance and childcare, if eligible
  • Forbearance of eligible student loans during the year of service
  • Professional development meetings and local orientations
  • Three-day national conference addressing classroom tools and social justice topics

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

474 Woodland StreetHartford, CT 06112

(41.78353,-72.69521)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • August 16, 2024 - June 30, 2025; Full-Time (35-40 hrs/wk); 1700 hours minimum
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, Be at least 18 years old, Have a Bachelor's degree, Be able to serve full time (1,700 hours) over an eleven month period (40 hours / week)

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