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SCI AmeriCorps Member - Youth Leadership Coordinator

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

January 7, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Application Window

November 30, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Locations

  • Massachusetts, US
  • Boston, MA
  • Lynn, MA
  • Milford, MA
  • Woburn, MA

Contact Information

Amelia Walters
americorps@socialcapitalinc.org

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Description

900 Hour - Half-Year Member - January to June 2019

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.

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.

900 Hour - Half-Year Member - January to June 2019

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.

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.
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Living Allowance

$1194 - $1194 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Benefits 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.

Education Requirements

Some College

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)
Must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

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.

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 100

Service Details

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

42

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Local Government Agency, Middle School, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, School District, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Amelia Walters
americorps@socialcapitalinc.org

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