AmeriCorps Parent Support/Workforce Development Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: This is an AmeriCorps position.




2110 Washington Blvd
United States



Applications are now being accepted for the role of Parent Support Facilitator. This position will provide assistance to Edu-Futuro’s Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) and Parent Support Specialist (PSS) who serve directly with the parents of youth program participants. This AmeriCorps member helps implement various curricula (e.g. computer literacy and parenting) and contributes to parent engagement initiatives and other aspects of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). ELP I is a multi-workshop program for high school students (primarily low income, minority, immigrants) that helps them develop the academic, professional and leadership skills needed for post-high school life. ELP II is year-long mentorship for high school seniors in which they receive one-on-one guidance throughout the college application, financial aid and scholarship process; it also prepares them for a smooth transition from high school to college.

Core Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Edu-Futuro’s Adult Programs Coordinator and in collaboration with the AmeriCorps cohort, help execute Emerging Leaders Program events with particular attention to parent engagement. Support parent empowerment workshops and provide employment readiness services as follows:

  • Communicate with parents to understand their employment interests and goals, and their own assessment of their job readiness and occupational skills.
  • Identify employment opportunities related to the interests and capabilities of program participants.
  • Assist the WDS in the delivery of workforce development workshops based on the needs of program participants.
  • Assist Parent Support Specialist in planning and preparing for elementary and middle school parenting classes, family strengthening, and family reunification classes.
  • Provide individual client support as needed to parents; i.e. English tutoring, résumé revision and computer skills training.
  • Assist in the search for internships for ELP II students.
  • Serve with the WDS in the implementation of evaluation instruments to assess programmatic outcomes and collect data from individuals served.
  • Serve one-on-one with ELP II high school seniors (ELP I graduates) to coach them through the college and scholarship application process on a weekly basis, during the whole academic year.
  • Maintain and report accurate participant data (attendance, progress, completion), and keep track of program’s expenses for meals and supplies.
  • Support the efforts of other ELP facilitators and the overall functioning of ELP programs
  • Organize with the ELP team youth events, such as community service, field trips, college visits, and graduation ceremonies.
  • Help with the collection of stories, examples, and scenarios that illustrate the success of our service.

Required Skills and Eligibility:

  • Available full-time (1700 hours; approx. 36 hours/week) until August 31, 2019.
  • Must be able to serve 2-4 evenings/week and some Saturdays
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Passionate about teaching/mentoring as well as serving the immigrant community.
  • Excellent English and Spanish skills.
  • Access to a car required. Service activities are conducted throughout Arlington and Fairfax counties.


  • Living allowance per month: $1,144.0
  • Local travel reimbursement for service-related activities.
  • Health insurance.
  • Potential for reduced priced housing in Arlington, VA (pending qualifications).
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which can be used towards student loans and/or to help finance higher education pursuits upon successful completion of service.
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment.
  • Gain skills and valuable experience to prepare you for a career after-service.
  • A great work environment.
  • Make an impact in underserved communities!

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language skills required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Paola Sandoval-Moshenberg, Director of Programs at or apply on our website at

Moving Forward! AmeriCorps Program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and is contingent upon funding approval.

Moving Forward! Shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

Edu-Futuro is a drug-free workplace. The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited and action will be taken against employees violating such prohibition.