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Parent Support/Workforce Development

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2020 - August 30, 2021

Application Window

October 1, 2019 - August 1, 2020

Locations

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Springfield, VA

Contact Information

Natalia Montelongo
(774) 526-3899
emily@edu-futuro.org

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Position Details

AmeriCorps Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator

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Description

Edu-Futuro seeks two full-time Youth and Parent Programs Facilitators to provide support to Emerging Leaders Programs (Youth Programs) and Parent Empowerment Services by: training parents and caregivers of ELP students in résumé writing, online job searches and applications, and other professional skills; offering financial literacy workshops; and developing workshops for ELP I and II parents in the City of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax Counties. The Youth and Parent Programs Facilitators will also mentor ELP II (College Preparation and Civic Engagement) students to prepare immigrant youth for college and develop leadership skills through group and individual mentoring sessions.

The Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator is passionate about serving our mission and is motivated to empower youth and parents to work towards their goals. Edu-Futuro’s Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator executes program projects, initiatives, curricula, and activities for Youth Empowerment and/or Community Outreach. An Edu-Futuro Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator will excel at program facilitation, teamwork, youth engagement, and classroom management, while showing mastery in clerical duties. The work will be a variety of direct service, administration, coordination, as well as logistical services in support of the operations of the programs, and gathering and inputting information for reporting and other purposes. An Edu-Futuro Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator will have outstanding interpersonal skills along with above average organizational and time management skill sets. This is an overall position description; position functions listed below are not all-inclusive.

Primary duties:
Identify employment opportunities related to the interests and capabilities of program participants.
Deliver workshops relating to the Financial Empowerment Network to families.
Assist Parent Support Specialists in planning and preparing for elementary and middle school parenting, family strengthening, and family reunification classes.
Provide individual client support as needed to parents; i.e. English tutoring, résumé revision, and computer skills training.
Serve with the Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) in the implementation of evaluation instruments to assess programmatic outcomes and collect data from individuals served.
Collaborate with the WDS to identify and recruit parent volunteers to provide guidance, and coaching and, when applicable, mentoring to other parents based on their social and employment needs.
Plan and conduct workshops for parents of ELP students; topics include financial aid, scholarships, and college options.
Serve one-on-one with ELP II high school seniors to coach them through the college, financial aid, and scholarship application process on a weekly basis, during the full academic year.
Assist in the search for internships for ELP II students.
Plan and conduct need assessments for parents of ELP II (College Preparation) and ELP III to determine their employment readiness needs.
Support the efforts of other ELP facilitators and the overall functioning of ELP programs.
Assist in organizing youth events, such as community service, field trips, college visits, and graduation ceremonies.
Maintain and report accurate participant and volunteer data (attendance, progress, completion), and keep track of program’s expenses for meals and supplies.

Additional duties:

Participate fully in all team responsibilities, including but not limited to:
enhancing & expanding programming, student services, resources, and capacity
promoting Edu-Futuro and AmeriCorps
planning community service and other events
participating in regular team activities, such as meetings, training, reporting, and evaluation activities.
Foster relationships with school/site administrators, other Edu-Futuro Program Facilitators, and staff.
Participate in weekly organization meetings and other meetings and trainings essential to the execution of position functions. This includes non-direct service time.
Ensure Edu-Futuro’s knowledge of and compliance with all site policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Edu-Futuro seeks two full-time Youth and Parent Programs Facilitators to provide support to Emerging Leaders Programs (Youth Programs) and Parent Empowerment Services by: training parents and caregivers of ELP students in résumé writing, online job searches and applications, and other professional skills; offering financial literacy workshops; and developing workshops for ELP I and II parents in the City of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax Counties. The Youth and Parent Programs Facilitators will also mentor ELP II (College Preparation and Civic Engagement) students to prepare immigrant youth for college and develop leadership skills through group and individual mentoring sessions.

The Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator is passionate about serving our mission and is motivated to empower youth and parents to work towards their goals. Edu-Futuro’s Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator executes program projects, initiatives, curricula, and activities for Youth Empowerment and/or Community Outreach. An Edu-Futuro Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator will excel at program facilitation, teamwork, youth engagement, and classroom management, while showing mastery in clerical duties. The work will be a variety of direct service, administration, coordination, as well as logistical services in support of the operations of the programs, and gathering and inputting information for reporting and other purposes. An Edu-Futuro Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator will have outstanding interpersonal skills along with above average organizational and time management skill sets. This is an overall position description; position functions listed below are not all-inclusive.

Primary duties:
Identify employment opportunities related to the interests and capabilities of program participants.
Deliver workshops relating to the Financial Empowerment Network to families.
Assist Parent Support Specialists in planning and preparing for elementary and middle school parenting, family strengthening, and family reunification classes.
Provide individual client support as needed to parents; i.e. English tutoring, résumé revision, and computer skills training.
Serve with the Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) in the implementation of evaluation instruments to assess programmatic outcomes and collect data from individuals served.
Collaborate with the WDS to identify and recruit parent volunteers to provide guidance, and coaching and, when applicable, mentoring to other parents based on their social and employment needs.
Plan and conduct workshops for parents of ELP students; topics include financial aid, scholarships, and college options.
Serve one-on-one with ELP II high school seniors to coach them through the college, financial aid, and scholarship application process on a weekly basis, during the full academic year.
Assist in the search for internships for ELP II students.
Plan and conduct need assessments for parents of ELP II (College Preparation) and ELP III to determine their employment readiness needs.
Support the efforts of other ELP facilitators and the overall functioning of ELP programs.
Assist in organizing youth events, such as community service, field trips, college visits, and graduation ceremonies.
Maintain and report accurate participant and volunteer data (attendance, progress, completion), and keep track of program’s expenses for meals and supplies.

Additional duties:

Participate fully in all team responsibilities, including but not limited to:
enhancing & expanding programming, student services, resources, and capacity
promoting Edu-Futuro and AmeriCorps
planning community service and other events
participating in regular team activities, such as meetings, training, reporting, and evaluation activities.
Foster relationships with school/site administrators, other Edu-Futuro Program Facilitators, and staff.
Participate in weekly organization meetings and other meetings and trainings essential to the execution of position functions. This includes non-direct service time.
Ensure Edu-Futuro’s knowledge of and compliance with all site policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
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Living Allowance

$1225 - $1225 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

- Living allowance per year: $13,992 - Local travel reimbursement for service-related activities. - Health insurance. - Professional development and networking opportunities. - Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which can be used towards student loans and/or to help finance higher education pursuits upon successful completion of service. - Student loan forbearance or deferment. - Gain skills and valuable experience to prepare you for a career after-service. - A great service environment. - Make an impact in under-served communities! Potential for reduced price housing in Arlington, VA, if applicable.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

36

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, School District

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Natalia Montelongo
(774) 526-3899
emily@edu-futuro.org

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps Youth and Parent Programs Facilitator

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