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AmeriCorps Member
Heart of Florida United Way
Orlando, FL

Description:

AmeriCorps Pathways to Success A partnership between The Heart of Florida United Way, Orange County Public Schools and Volunteer Florida, Inc.

Site: Orlando, FL (Evans and Oak Ridge High Schools)

Site Supervisor Name: Heath Wells

Site Supervisor Phone Number: 407-429-2170, Email: heath.wells@hfuw.org

Term of Service: The member’s term of service will be approximately 50 weeks in which 1,700 hours of service must be completed to be eligible for an educational award in the amount of $5,645. A service week generally spans Monday – Friday and a standard service day is 9 hours long. Occasionally, there will be evening or weekend service opportunities. During their year of service, members will receive a $12,100 living stipend (paid bi-weekly), health insurance and childcare benefits (if qualified).

Position Start Date/End Date: Anticipate late August/early September2014 start date and the end date shall not extend beyond July 31, 2015.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter to Heath Wells at heath.wells@hfuw.org.

Program Description An AmeriCorps member is an individual who is serving in an approved national service position and is eligible to receive an educational award from the National Service Trust. Members of the AmeriCorps Pathways to Success Program provide tutoring and post-secondary success mentoring to 10th – 12th grade students with the goal of improving student academic performance and college/career readiness. Each member will have a focus list of 20 students for academic support and 10 students for post-secondary success mentoring. The goal of the project is that by the end of year one, 224 students will have demonstrated academic improvement in math and/or English, and 180 students will have a clearly articulated post-secondary educational action plan.

General Duties • Serve as a tutor and mentor for 10th – 12th grade students in a classroom at Evans or Oak Ridge High Schools located in Orange County, FL. • Responsible for coordinating and/or participating in community service learning projects for students enrolled in the program. • Responsible for collaborating with teachers, school staff, families and students to ensure • Responsible for achieving AmeriCorps Pathways to Success program goals and objectives.

Specific Duties • Provide planned, consistent and systematic one-on-one and/or small group tutoring sessions and activities that build on the academic strengths of students in 10th – 12th grade and target their academic needs. Each member will have a focus list of approximately 20 students in need of math and/or English tutoring. • Provide one-on-one mentoring to 11th – 12th grade students around goal setting for post-secondary educational opportunities which includes helping the student write a post-secondary action plan. Each member will have a focus list of approximately 10 students to mentor. • Complete required pre and in-service tutor training that is research-based and consistent with the instructional program of the local educational agency or with State academic content standards. • Collaborate with teachers and other school personnel in pre-testing and identifying a population of students needing assistance. • Collaborate with teachers and other school personnel in post-testing population of students to assess progress. • Communicate with the classroom teacher about the progress and needs of your assigned students. • Maintain accurate records of student progress under the direction of program staff and school personnel. • Member must follow the high-quality, research-based tutoring curriculum of the local educational agency or with State academic content standards. • Member will tutor under supervision of individuals with expertise in tutoring. • Interact with school faculty and staff in developing a relationship of trust and encouragement for students. • Provide after-school tutoring to students as directed by school personnel. • Complete required number of community-based signature/service projects. • Identify and help mobilize a database of non-AmeriCorps volunteers who will provide mentoring to students and/or who will help with community service projects. • Complete service-learning training in First Aid/CPR training, diversity appreciation, citizenship, disability awareness and sensitivity training, and disaster preparedness and additional required training as required by the program or the local education agency. • Attend monthly team meetings and in-service workshops in appropriate AmeriCorps attire. • Complete and return service logs and reports in a timely fashion as directed by program staff.


Education Requirements: • The member certifies that s/he is a high school graduate or has received his/her diploma or G.E.D.

Experience Requirements: • The member must be a United States citizen, a national or legal permanent resident and at least 17 years of age. • The member must receive a favorable background check through the Orange County School Board, to include a FDLE / FBI check based on fingerprinting. • Members must have reliable transportation. • Strong desire to serve. • A desire to work with youth. • Demonstrate mutual respect for others. • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. • Excellent communication and organization skills. • Creative and able to adapt to various situations. • Flexible.

Category: Initiatives Staff
Date Posted: July 23, 2014
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

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Heart of Florida United Way
Dr. Nelson Ying Center 1940 Traylor Blvd Orlando FL 32804-4714
Fax: (407) 835-1959
http://www.hfuw.org/