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California Volunteers AmeriCorps Programs - Central Coastal Region


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Published 11 days ago

August 28, 2020
July 3, 2020
$21,600 - $21,600Monthly: $1800; Education award $6,195 upon completion of 1700 hours

San Francisco Unified School District Healthy Choices AmeriCorps might just be your springboard to a lifelong career in Education! The mission of San Francisco Unified School District’s School Health Programs Office is to ensure a coordinated system of supports and resources that, in partnership with family and communities, foster safe and caring learning environments where all students flourish. SFUSD Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is a project that builds our capacity to realize our mission.  Through this program we will reach over 1,600 students in 40 public schools.

HEALTHY CHOICES AMERICORPS MEMBER POSITION SUMMARY

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks San Francisco community members to provide service to strengthen mentoring programs and to support a positive school climate. This position is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door in San Francisco public schools by coordinating programs and activities in partnership with School Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, and Community Volunteers. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members. 


The primary goal is to improve student success by increasing attendance and pro-social behaviors on school campuses. Regular training by San Francisco Unified School District will ensure Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members have the knowledge and skills to offer high quality volunteer service to schools at individual, group, and school-wide levels.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Support school-based mentoring programs; Mentor students
  • Lead organized recess and lunch-time activities, clubs and team-building activities; and activities during the after school program to support student achievement
  • Organize materials, coordinate daily schedule, and spread the word to students and families about pro-social behavior; participate in school-wide incentives program 
  • Help lead school-wide activities such as monthly Health Education events, school assemblies, fairs, and educational events to help students make healthy choices
  • Support the improvement of volunteer programs and strengthen school/community relationships by helping recruit and retain school volunteers 
  • Participate in local and school-based service events; help produce appreciation activities
  • Complete grant required paperwork and data entry in a timely manner
  • Attend regular supervision meetings and work cooperatively with school personnel such as School Social Worker or Counselor, School Nurse and other adults involved with the school and youth
  • Attend weekly professional development meetings & meetings relevant to Healthy Choices AmeriCorps
  • Develop a work plan in collaboration with school site supervisor

Gain experience and skills:

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
  • Work within the education field
  • Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
  • Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Acquire concrete workplace skills
  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
  • Promote meaningful community partnerships
  • Become part of a large alumni network


San Francisco Unified School District Healthy Choices AmeriCorps might just be your springboard to a lifelong career in Education! The mission of San Francisco Unified School District’s School Health Programs Office is to ensure a…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

  • Monthly living allowance of $1,800
  • Segal Education Award upon completion of term of service (1700 hours)
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits for qualifying members with children under 13
  • Opportunity to obtain health insurance 
  • Professional training and networking in public education and the mentoring field 
  • Extensive experience in public school district programming, communications and program strategies, as well as the opportunity to strengthen writing and communication skills
  • A built-in network of Corps Members and colleagues


  • Monthly living allowance of $1,800
  • Segal Education Award upon completion of term of service (1700 hours)
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits for qualifying members with children under…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bicultural and bilingual a plus

Bicultural and bilingual a plus

Location

San Francisco, CA

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