AmeriCorps Teaching Assistant - Covenant School of Bridgeport

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ORGANIZATION: Notre Dame Americorps- Connecticut

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ND AmeriCorps Fellows are asked to commit to a two-year fellowship intended to develop their knowledge and skills as educational instructors. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant School of Bridgeport 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 June-July.

AmeriCorps Fellows play an integral part in the life of the school, supports instruction in the classrooms, and receive training and support from the Principal and mentor teachers. I n addition to classroom instruction responsibilities. Fellows participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, enrichment and service programs.

About Covenant School of Bridgeport

Covenant School of Bridgeport (CSB) provides young men, grades 5 through 8, who reside in underserved communities in Bridgeport, 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 the school’s website: www.CovenantSchoolBridgeport.org.

CSB is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. CSB 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction in subjects of the Fellow’s strengths (ELA, math, science, social studies) to a small class size of 5th or 6th grade students (11 boys per grade)
  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students
  • Supervise school-day activities
  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities, e.g. Study Hall, sports and/or enrichment
  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal such as field trips, service projects, showcase events, celebrations, and similar
  • Meet and plan with instructional coaches and mentor teachers.
  • Lead a minimum of one weekend day field trip per month.
  • Collaborate with a co-advisor on leading Advisory curriculum for an assigned class.
  • Participate in faculty meetings and professional development.
  • Participate in special events, e.g. Thanksgiving dinner, Harvest Festival, dances, theater, showcases, etc.
  • Participate in Summer Academy in mid-June to mid-July

Applicant Qualifications:

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

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

140 Edison AvenueFairfield, CT 06825

(41.17451,-73.23484)
 

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
  • Orientation or Training
  • 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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