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    Serve with Seattle Public Schools

    Serve Washington awarded two of our schools with AmeriCorps stipend positions for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year!

    What is AmeriCorps?

    AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, including in public schools. You can find an opportunity that best suits your skills and interests, explore new career paths, and dedicate 10-12 months of your life to strengthening our communities! While most people think AmeriCorps is only for young people, this is not the case! The program is open to high school graduates, individuals with some or complete college degrees, mid-career people, seniors, etc. 

    If education and young people are your passion, consider one of three AmeriCorps opportunities we are currently recruiting for, gain experience working with children and youth, and explore or start your career in education.

    Kinder classroom photo 

    AMERICORPS PROGRAM BENEFITS:

    • Living stipend of approximately $1,945 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps

    • $6,095 Education Award provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours.

    • Health insurance (if member has no other health insurance coverage).

    • Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc if qualified.

    • Eligibility for student loan forbearance and potential interest accrual payment on qualifying loans

    • Potential for subsidized Orca pass for rides on buses, commuter train service, and light rail.

    • Potential eligibility to use EBT food stamps to supplement food expenses.

     QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Inter­est and abil­ity to collaborate with K-12 stu­dents and community members of diverse backgrounds.

    • AA or BA/BS degree preferred.

    • Strong orga­ni­za­tion, problem-solving and writ­ten and oral com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.

    • Experience working with youth.

    • Basic office com­puter skills, includ­ing word pro­cess­ing. Expe­ri­ence with spreadsheets, databases and desk­top pub­lish­ing preferred.

    • Strong ini­tia­tive; self starter.

    • Abil­ity to cre­atively prob­lem solve. Enthu­si­asm, flex­i­bil­ity, self-direction

    Learn more about benefits and requirements of serving with AmeriCorps visit: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

    Ready to apply? Review each role description below and follow application instructions. Contact staff listed under each position directly with questions. First consideration will be given to applications received by end of day July 14. 


    Northgate Elementary School Support and Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member

    The Northgate Elementary is a global community of families, staff and supporters dedicated to creating a positive, nurturing learning environment resulting in systematically meeting small measurable goals to close opportunity gaps that are present for students.

    Term of Service: September 1, 2019- July 15, 2020

    Northgate School Support and Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member will engage family members and community volunteers in supporting student growth and academic achievement.

    About Northgate Elementary:

    Northgate Elementary is a small neighborhood school serving students in Pre-K through 5th Grade. In addition to our general education program, Northgate serves newcomers in the Bilingual Orientation Center, and Special Education students qualifying for Social and Emotional Supports. Northgate serves a diverse community of learners, some may have experienced housing insecurity, poverty, and other adverse childhood experiences. Our AmeriCorps Member will help ensure that our students and families have the information and resources they need. Watch a recent video about our school at http://bit.ly/FriendsOfNorthgate!

    Role Description:

    AmeriCorps Member will have the opportunity to collaborate with building leaders, educators and families in a diverse school community in Seattle, where approximately 250 students speak 20+ languages. Specifically, AmeriCorps Member will:

    • strengthen tutoring supports for students in collaboration with the Math and Reading academic intervention team,

    • support community engagement by creating and disseminating information to Northgate stakeholders: design newsletters, flyers, posters; assist in school website management and electronic communication;

    • increase family engagement by supporting and participating in school activities and campaigns;

    • collaborate with community partners, PTO and building leadership to support school needs;

    • recruit, screen and onboard volunteers, increase volunteer retention.

    As a multi-lingual school community, an ideal candidate would speak a language in addition to English.

    Americorps Member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings.

    Location: 11725 1st Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

    Schedule: 40 hours per week. General schedule will be school hours, Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4pm; evening events will be requested for family and community engagement.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:

    • Support the Academic Intervention Team in tutoring students individually and in small groups in literacy and math, collecting and recording academic progress.
    • Support school to family and community communication designing and distributing newsletters, flyers and posters, assist in electronic communication, attend relevant meetings.
    • Support volunteer recruitment and application processing, partnering with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Parks and Recreation, UW Pipeline program, the Parent Teacher Organization, community and faith-based organizations.
    • Support family engagement team in planning, preparing for and running evening school-wide events, attend meetings.

    TO APPLY:

    If you are interested in the position, please sub­mit a pro­fes­sional resume and names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three pro­fes­sional ref­er­ences by 11:00PM (Pacific) on Sunday July 14th, 2019.


    AmeriCorps Tutor and Program Manager: Van Asselt Elementary

    Term of Service: September 1, 2019- July 15, 2020

    The Tutor and Program Manager will tutor small groups of kindergarten, first and second grade students in math and reading. They will also collaborate with school staff to develop after school programming including Soccer Club, Team Read, Coding Club and after-school tutoring. They will collaborate with school staff to manage after school programming, including recruiting and supporting after-school programming volunteers.

    About Van Asselt Elementary: Van Asselt is a diverse community with 450 students and over 80 staff members. Our staff and students speak over 20 languages, including including Somali, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Spanish. 

    As a multi-lingual school community, an ideal candidate would speak a language in addition to English.

    Americorps Member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings.

    Location: 8311 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118

    Schedule: 40 hours per week. General schedule will be school hours, Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4pm. 

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:

    Spe­cific duties include:

    • Tutor small groups of kindergarten, first and second grade students in math and reading.

    • Collaborate with school staff to develop after school programming including Soccer Club, Team Read, Coding Club and after-school tutoring.

    • Collaborate with school staff to manage after school programming, including recruiting and supporting after-school programming volunteers.

    TO APPLY:


    AmeriCorps Playworks Coach and K-2 Tutor: Van Asselt Elementary

    Term of Service: September 1, 2019- July 15, 2020

    The Playworks Coach and K-2 Tutor coach 4th and 5th grade students to be Junior recess coaches, and run games during recess to engage children of all ages. In the morning and afternoon they will tutor small groups of kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students in math and reading

    About Van Asselt Elementary: Van Asselt is a diverse community with 450 students and over 80 staff members. Our staff and students speak over 20 languages, including including Somali, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Spanish. 

    As a multi-lingual school community, an ideal candidate would speak a language in addition to English.

    Americorps Member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings.

    Location: 8311 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118

    Schedule: 40 hours per week. General schedule will be school hours, Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4pm.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS

    Spe­cific duties include:

    • Coach 4th and 5th grade students to become recess playground Junior Coaches. 
    • Run games during recess to engage children of all ages.
    • In morning and afternoon, tutor small groups of K-2 students in math and reading. Collect and record academic progress.

    TO APPLY: