Multiple Sites "I Have A Dream" Foundation / Notre Dame AmeriCorps Program Site Member (K-12)

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Recruiting Organization: "I Have A Dream" Foundation

"I Have A Dream" - [insert location] / Notre Dame AmeriCorps

Program Site Member (K-12) Service Description

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation ("I Have A Dream") is seeking applicants for a full-time K-12 AmeriCorps position for a August through July service term* at multiple program sites. The AmeriCorps Member will help further our ability to deliver services to the youth in our program ("Dreamer Scholars") and their families. We are seeking self-motivated, compassionate applicants who enjoy working with young people and diverse individuals, including Dreamer Scholars, their families, "I Have A Dream" staff and sponsors, teachers and school administrators, and members of the community. More info on our specific programs is available at [insert website]

Host Sites: The "I Have A Dream"/AmeriCorps partnership is the result of a collaboration between "I Have A Dream," Notre Dame AmeriCorps (NDA), and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). "I Have A Dream'' is an economic empowerment program, whose aim is to promote high-school completion and empower students in under-resourced communities to pursue their post-secondary goals through a long-term, holistic approach to wellness and education.

Service Locations: Atlanta, GA; Milwaukee, WI; Newark, NJ; and Dallas, TX

Service Position Title: AmeriCorps K-12 Program Site Member

Immediate Supervisor: Local Program Director

Service Position Summary:

  • Assist the site’s Program Director in planning, organizing, and delivering a year-round program of appropriate activities to support students' academic, socio-emotional needs, and parent partnerships
  • Mentor students on a regular basis. Focus on developing relationships with students, managing an assigned caseload (approximately 15-25 Dreamers). Act as a positive role model and provide personal guidance.
  • Plan and lead group sessions and classes, as part of in school and/or after-school programs, focusing on students’ needs in academics, socio-emotional support and other enrichment activities.
  • Push into core classes during the school day, assisting teachers and students with needs.
  • Tutor students during academic programming, one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Support volunteer tutors, mentors, and other program volunteers.
  • Maintain contact with school staff and community partners.
  • Plan meaningful and fun incentive field trips.
  • Help the site’s Program Director promote parental involvement in "I Have A Dream" and school activities. Organize parent activities, workshops, and discussion groups as needed.
  • Develop college and career awareness and job training activities for students; helping to create meaningful job and internship opportunities.
  • Maintain records related to Program activities such as students' grades, academic records, school attendance, "I Have A Dream" participation, results of one-on-one intervention, and family involvement. Perform clerical functions in the site’s office in support of the program.

AmeriCorps member will primarily work/collaborate with:

  • Other AmeriCorps members and "I Have A Dream" staff
  • Elementary through high school students
  • Students’ families & caretakers
  • Business community and organizations
  • Other local nonprofits and community partners

Training opportunities:

  • Initial 2-week AmeriCorps Training / Orientation to "I Have A Dream" and NDMVA
  • Bi-Monthly on-site AmeriCorps meetings/workshops
  • Ongoing professional development that could include the following topics:
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Diversity & Cultural Competency
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Suicide prevention, Abuse Reporting
  • Health, Wellness, Nutrition
  • Literacy, Math, Tutoring, and Academic Programming Techniques
  • Serving low-income, and at-risk youth
  • Lesson planning & Classroom Management

Support and Meetings: Each member will receive support from several "I Have A Dream" staff members serving in the organization. This includes:

  • Monthly 1:1 check-ins with Direct Supervisor
  • Weekly Supervisor/Site Team Meetings
  • Bi-annual 1:1 check-ins with AmeriCorps Site Director
  • Bi-monthly AmeriCorps Professional Training days
  • Inclusion in all-staff meetings, including encouraged access to organizational leaders and executives

Commitment and Benefits: Full-time members - responsible for 12 months of service and a minimum of 1,700 hours of service (averages to 40 hours per week) during the year will receive the following:

  • A living allowance of at least $15,100 pre-tax living stipend
  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,895 received after the successful completion of the term of service, can be used for post-secondary education, vocational school, graduate school, or to pay back student loans and is matched by many schools
  • Eligible student loan forbearance during year of service
  • Health insurance as part of the AmeriCorps health plan
  • Child care, if eligible

Requirements: To be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member, one must be:

  • at least 17 years of age*
  • a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien, and
  • have a high school diploma or GED.

*NDMVA prefers that members be at least 21 years of age.

Additional Selection Criteria for IHDF AmeriCorps member positions:

  • A bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in education or human services
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred
  • A clear driving record and a vehicle are required

Service information is available at AmeriCorps applications, resumes and references will be considered as they are received. We will conduct the review and interview process until all positions are filled.

For a direct application link, please contact:

Julie Watson, Manager of Growth and Communications [],

* The actual start date is dependent on annual approval of federal funding, and on the grant funding cycle, which is determined by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. The "I Have A Dream" Foundation operates in accordance with federal and program requirements on non-discrimination.

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Fee Amount: None

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