Afterschool and summer programs for at risk children and youth
Summer Learning Links Position

The Summer Position is Eligible for a $2,100 - $3,400 stipend and a $1,200 - $1,500 Segal Education Award

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Corps Members assist in implementing the daily Learning ROCKS! Program after school.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan and implement Learning ROCKS! program themes in coordination with other AmeriCorps Members and Learning Rocks! Program Manager by creating daily lesson plans; 
  • Provide direct support and services to approximately 20 - 40 students each day, including appropriate supervision and assistance during homework completion time and recreational activities; 
  • Communicate with parents/guardians and visitors in a professional and meaningful manner; 
  • Achieve program goals in close collaboration with other AmeriCorps Members, Site Coordinators, Program Manager, and Assistant Director; 
  • Actively contribute to a Community of Practice that identifies and refines best practices in children and youth programming; 
  • Help in daily maintenance of the Aspire program sites; 
  • Complete monthly AmeriCorps Great Stories, and service reflections
  • Participate in required AmeriCorps and/or National Days of Service projects; and 
  • Comply with all applicable rules, regulations, and agreements of the organization. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien; 
  • High school graduate or equivalent, at least 17 years old; 
  • Commitment to local, community-based organizations; 
  • Self-motivation, independence, resourcefulness, and flexibility; 
  • Creativity, dependability, and flexibility; 
  • Excellent time management and communication skills; 
  • Professional communication skills – ability to interact well with children, parents, teachers, volunteers, and program staff; and 
  • A great sense of humor! 

Ideal candidates would also have
  • Bilingual (Spanish/Arabic/Amharic/other and English) skills, including reading, writing, and conversation preferred;  
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of child development and primary education fields; 
  • Experience in positive behavioral modification practices for individuals and groups of children; and 
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations. 

Time Commitment
  • Term of Service: June through August 2016
  • 40 hours per week commitment

Benefits
  • Student-loan forbearance or deferment; 
  • Corps Members receive time off for spring break as well as five personal days off; and 
  • Aspire is committed to strengthening Corps Members’ professional and personal development.  Corps Members will receive training in a variety of topics including: content areas, tutoring skills, child development, behavior management, education theory, leadership skills, and team building.