AmeriCorps Program

AMERICORPS MEMBER POSITION DESCRIPTION

Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans is currently seeking individuals interested in becoming an AmeriCorps Member for the 2014-2015 school year. AmeriCorps Members contribute to the CIS mission by serving full-time within a New Orleans public school for a service term of 10 months.

AMERICORPS MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Daily in-class supplemental academic and behavioral supports
- One-on-one or small group pull-outs to address the specific needs and goals of students that could benefit from additional individualized attention and services
- One-on-one or small group mentoring with a minimum of 3 students for a minimum of one hour/week
- Planning and implementation of asset building programs, including: service-learning projects, field trips, guest speakers, book distributions, etc.
- Tracking and entering data on student progress
- Attendance of required professional development and trainings

REQUIRED SKILLS AND INTERESTS:

- College degree
- Strong interest in education, youth work, social services or related fields
- Ability to work well with diverse types of people
- Eagerness to help disadvantaged young people improve academically and behaviorally
- Commitment to public service
- Strong leadership and communication skills
- Ability to multitask and handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately
- Access to reliable transportation

BENEFITS:

- $13,000 total living stipend
- $5,550 education award upon successful completion of service. The award can be used toward qualified educational expenses
- Health care

PROGRAM DATES:

August 1, 2014 - June 1, 2015

TO APPLY:

Please go to the following link and fill out the CIS Employment Application at the bottom of the page:

http://www.cisneworleans.org/get_involved/career_opportunities.html

You may also apply through the AmeriCorps website at:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54875&fromSearch=true

 

Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
PO Box 792800 | New Orleans, LA 70179
Phone: 504-486-8002
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