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United Way AmeriCorps Member
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merr
Boston, MA

Description:

About AmeriCorps and the Lynn AmeriCorps Project: AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Lynn AmeriCorps Program will place 15 AmeriCorps members in schools and non-profit organizations throughout Lynn, MA, to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among immigrant students through tutoring, mentoring and family support services. Members will complete at least one year of service, from September 2014 to August 2015. Collectively, the work of the Corps members will ensure a holistic approach throughout the community to reduce the barriers to academic success among immigrant youth and their families. Corps members will be supervised by both their host organization and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Program Manager.

Organizational Description: United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that strengthen tomorrow. Our work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate able to compete, and are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influence, to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.


Experience Requirements: AmeriCorps Service Requirements: Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year . Satisfactorily complete host site service project. Attend all Corps wide training and learning sessions. Maintain a service Portfolio . Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting. Member Qualifications: Experience with and/or commitment to youth development Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development. Excellent organization and communication skills. Spanish speaking bi-lingual candidates strongly preferred. The ability to work independently and as part of a team. Proven leadership and project management abilities. A passion for national and community service. The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities. Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident. Position Benefits: $495.50/semi-monthly taxable living allowance ($12,635 annual allowance). Paid health and dental insurance. Training and networking opportunities among a core groups of Corps members and other non profit professionals. $5,550 Education Award upon completion of service. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMERICORPS POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT EACH SITE LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SUPPORTUNITEDWAY.ORG/AMERICORPS For more information about the Lynn AmeriCorps Project and general information about the AmeriCorps positions, please contact: Josh Waxman jwaxman@supportunitedway.org 617-624-8131 United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves

Category: Volunteer Center Staff
Date Posted: July 8, 2014
Application Deadline: October 30, 2014

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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merr
51 Sleeper Street Boston MA 02210
Fax: (617) 624-9114
http://www.supportunitedway.org