900 Hour - Half-Year Member - January to June 2019
Based in East Boston, MA at Maverick Landing.
Youth Leadership Coordinator (YLC)
Youth Leadership Coordinators serve as leaders to a youth council, increase the capacity of host sites to implement social capital building, youth engagement, and community service-learning as strategies to achieve high educational outcomes.
Implement the SCI Youth Leadership Curriculum through a Youth Council program and/or another youth leadership development program. Some members may initiate new youth programs while others will enhance existing programs.
Increase capacity for adult volunteers to support the success of young people served by the agency.
Recruit and coordinate youth (other than core youth council) and adult volunteers.
Increase participant civic leadership skills and commitment to future civic engagement.
Provide additional direct service to youth at partner agencies that support youth development goals.
Coordinate projects that engage families in school and community life such as resource fairs, family arts, and cultural events, academic enrichment projects and family service days.
Track progress of the teen leaders through the maintenance of individual civic leadership skills checklists and other assessment tools that document the practical skills they develop.
Collaborate with other SCI staff, volunteers and partners on other projects to promote civic engagement, with an emphasis on integrating youth into activities of SCI and community partners. Also, collaborate with other SCI youth programs on joint efforts including occasional activities that bring together youth from various SCI locations.
* Must be proactive and a self-starter.
* Must be able to work alone and with a team.
* This member will be joining another SCI AmeriCorps member that is currently serving there with a 10- month position.
* Familiar with behavior methods for youth.
* Able to create lesson plans and facilitate lesson plans.
* STEM background a plus.
Youth Leadership Coordinator Objectives:
- 1 corps member trains a core of 20+ youth
- Youth Leadership Training, Community Service Learning
- Youth Run Mini-Grant Cycle (funded by SCI)
- Each core youth group engages 100 youth in community service learning (CSL) and 200 youth in other civic activities
- 85% of core participants will express commitment to future civic participation
- 80% of core participants will demonstrate leadership skills
SCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCI welcomes applications from people with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for both interviews and service upon request. Positions contingent upon anticipated renewal of federal funding.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Members receive a modest living allowance during their service
Post-service educational award
Health insurance coverage available
Excellent experience for future professional and educational opportunities.
Additional local benefits may be available.
Pre-service orientation and on-site training provided by SCI; ongoing training opportunities and workshops.
Matching institutions for the ed award:
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Required Skills for Essential Functions:
A commitment to national service and the mission of SCI
The desire to serve with diverse constituencies
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to serve with youth in a group setting; past experience with youth helpful(for YLC)
Ability to conduct community outreach and make presentations to community groups (for VOC)
Excellent written and oral English communication skills
Willingness to take initiative to achieve goals
Strong project management/multi-tasking abilities
A clear plan for living on the AmeriCorps stipend in the Greater Boston area
Availability to attend community meetings and events during evening and weekend hours (frequency varies by position)
Desired Skills for Marginal Functions:
Regular access to a car (strongly recommended for certain sites)
Bilingual communication skills a plus.
Knowledge of the community served a plus.
Ability to serve on a team and independently.
College degree or coursework is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of HTML, PHP and Drupal a plus for the positions that will serve as community portal webmasters.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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