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United Way AmeriCorp Member


Job posted by: United Way of Massachusetts Bay

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Job description

About AmeriCorps and the Lynn AmeriCorps Project:

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Lynn AmeriCorps Program will place 15 AmeriCorps members in schools and non-profit organizations throughout Lynn, MA, to help implement programs designed to reduce the school dropout rate among immigrant students through tutoring, mentoring and family support services. Members will complete at least one year of service, from September 2014 to August 2015. Collectively, the work of the Corps members will ensure a holistic approach throughout the community to reduce the barriers to academic success among immigrant youth and their families. Corps members will be supervised by both their host organization and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Program Manager.

Organizational Description:

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and MerrimackValley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that strengthen tomorrow. Our work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate able to compete, and are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influence, to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Attend all Corps wide training and learning sessions
  • Maintain a service Portfolio
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting

Member Qualifications:

  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Spanish speaking bi-lingual candidates strongly preferred
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • A passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident

Position Benefits:

  • $495.50/semi-monthly taxable living allowance ($12,635 annual allowance)
  • Paid health and dental insurance
  • Training and networking opportunities among a core groups of Corps members and other non profit professionals
  • $5,550 Education Award upon completion of service

Participating 2014-2015 Host Sites in Lynn, Massachusetts:

  • La Vida, Inc
  • Catholic Charities North
  • Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc
  • Girls Inc of Lynn (2 postions)
  • LynnPublic Schools (5 positions)
  • Metro North YMCA (2 positions)
  • New AmericanCenter
  • Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

AmeriCorps Member Hiring Timeline

Reviewed as received with priority deadline of October 30, 2014 Applications submitted and reviewed. Applicants will be notified as applications are reviewed.

October 22, 2014 Full time training and orientation for AmeriCorps members begin

October 28, 2014 AmeriCorps members begin full time service at sites

How to apply


For more information about the Lynn AmeriCorps Project and general information about the AmeriCorps positions, please contact:

Josh Waxman


United Way of Massachusetts Bay and MerrimackValley is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves


51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210, Boston, MA, 02210, US


Start date
August 14, 2014
Application deadline
October 30, 2014
Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Salary details
495.50 semi-monthly stipned
Job function
Owner's areas of focus