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Urban Youth Ministry AmeriCorps Internships

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 06/16/2010
Categories: Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
K-8th Grade After School Program Coordinator
This AmeriCorps position will assist with a K-8th grade after school program based in a church or faith-based organization, serving through mentoring, providing basic technology activities, coordinating volunteers, and providing overall support.
A typical day of work for the After School Program Coordinator involves preparing lessons and activities for the participating youth, assisting them with their homework, leading lessons activities (especially with regard to technology), supervising their snack and outdoor play sessions, supervising volunteers, assisting with behavior management, keeping accurate records on program participants, soliticing and managing in-kind donations, and assisting the Site Director in the day-to-day administration of the program.

Teen Program Coordinator
This AmeriCorps position will assist with a teen program based in a church or faith-based organization, serving through tutoring, mentoring, college prep, assisting with web-based academic enrichment elements, conducting community & parent outreach, assisting with community and school partnerships, planning college visits and workshops as directed, coordinating volunteers, and providing overall support.
The main responsibilities of the teen program coordinator depend heavily on the season. During recruitment season (mainly the early fall, late winter and late spring), much of the coordinator's time is spent visiting high schools and local Community Based Organizations to make presentations to students about our college-prep programs. However, when student recruitment is not the main priority, a typical day might include counseling a student on strategically managing the demands of high school life; responding to email or phone inquiries about financial aid or college application questions/concerns; developing the curriculum; and facilitating a workshop on anything from how to develop a vision for your life to how to fill out the Common Application.TMC)

* At least 18 years old
* Must have a high school degree or equivalent (GED)
* Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
* Specific qualifications vary by position but generally applicants should have good people skills, ability to work with children, and have a desire to learn
* Familiarity with Microsoft Word and the Internet desired
* Applicants with experience working with Black and Latino communities or non-profit/community/faith-based organizations are strongly encouraged to apply
* Accepted applicants must follow all federal and AmeriCorps guidelines with respect to faith during official AmeriCorps hours
* * VISTA postions will have some additional requirements

* A basic living stipend for the year of at least $11,400, which is disbursed bi-weekly
* Health insurance (see the AmeriCorps Benefit Explanation and the Plan 1 Information Summary (both PDFs)
* At end of year, an educational award of $4,725 to pay off past student loans or future educational expenses
* Federal student loan deferment or forbearance
* Childcare, if eligible (for more information, see NACCRRA's website )
* AmeriCorps benefits do not affect eligibility to continue receiving government assistance, such as food stamps
* Possible rental assistance
* Discounted online courses from City Vision College
* * VISTA positions will have slightly different benefits

For more information call 617-282-9798 x121 or to apply : Visit: