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AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow

Posted by
ZUMIX, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 22 days ago

Service Description A Pathways Coordinator will help us build upon the program’s current foundation. The Fellow will work as a team with the Pathways Manager to meet the ever-changing needs of the teens in our programs. They will provide college and career counseling to youth both one-on-one and in groups, support the ZUMIX Teen Council, and co-design and implement work-readiness training for our youth employees. They will build relationships with local schools and other academic institutions to create a network of support that ensures academic success for our young people.

Overview

Our Mission: ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves - transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment.

Since 1991, ZUMIX has offered award winning music & creative media programs for youth in the Greater Boston area ages 7-18. We serve 1,000 young people annually through out-of-school programing, as well as in-school arts expansion initiatives. ZUMIX’s is dedicated to empowering young people through music, and to fostering personal and professional development, artistic growth, and civic engagement, as well as the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. For more information on our work, please visit www.zumix.org.

As ZUMIX celebrates our 31st anniversary, we look back with pride on three decades of great work and look forward with optimism at all that lies ahead.We are investing in our Pathways department; we are increasing our commitment to serving our community, which was hard-hit during the pandemic; we are embarking on a new music partnership with the Boston Public Schools and neighboring districts; and we are evolving with the changing needs of our constituents.

ZUMIX staff members are creative and passionate individuals who hold each other accountable to our mission, vision, core values, and to high standards of excellence. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Complete program evaluation requirements including but not limited to preparing monthly reports, a youth attendance tracker, and time sheets 
  • Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth
  • Make a full-time, 11 month commitment
  • Provide training focused on the high school and college application process including application advising, essay support, and financial aid advice
  • Recruit guest speakers to educate young people about job opportunities
  • Meet with youth in groups and individually to discuss their post-ZUMIX education and career plans
  • Implement skill-based training to make youth marketable in the workforce including resume workshops, interviewing, and networking
  • Develop relationships with local schools to provide a strong network of support for our participants
  • Co-advise the ZUMIX Teen Council and Leaders in Training who meet once a week each
  • Complete required MPF data and evaluation requirements
  • Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth

Qualifications

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain progress on short and long-term goals
  • Experience working with urban youth
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An interest in and commitment to national and community service
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Deep belief in the power and potential of young people to create social change
  • Experience working with youth
  • Passionate about social justice and working with diverse communities
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not Massachusetts), and a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on the results of this screening

Fellow Schedule: Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-8:00pm

Site Location: 260 Sumner St, Boston 02128

Supervisor Name: Wilce Mascary Supervisor Email: Wilce.mascary@zumix.org 

Service Description A Pathways Coordinator will help us build upon the program’s current foundation. The Fellow will work as a team with the Pathways Manager to meet the ever-changing needs of the teens in our programs. They will provide…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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    Contract
  • Start Date
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    August 31, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 30, 2022
  • Experience Level
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    Entry level

Benefits

For an 10.5 month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

A taxable living allowance of up to $20,000/year ♦ Excellent training opportunities ♦ FREE courses at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies & discounted courses upon successfully completing the service year ♦ Loan forbearance and an up to $6,495 educational award ♦ Travel reimbursement 15+ miles for Fellow monthly meetings ♦ Career coaching and support ♦ Healthcare benefits 


For an 10.5 month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

A taxable living allowance of up to $20,000/year ♦ Excellent training opportunities ♦ FREE…

Location

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On-site
260 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128, United States

How to Apply

Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis.

Visit here to complete a general application and upload your letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references ASAP 

Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis.

Visit here to complete a general application and upload your letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references…

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