AmeriCorps Academic Success Tutor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/30/2018

Address

6920 Roosevelt Way NE #355
Seattle
Washington
98115
United States

Description

About us: Seattle Education Access (SEA) was founded in 2002 to support young adults, under the age of 30, whose educations have been disrupted by poverty, adversity, and trauma. SEA’s goal is to help them finish their GED, prepare for college, and guide them through the college process to ensure they graduate. Most of the youth who have re-engaged with education through SEA’s assistance previously had not completed their high school diploma or ever enrolled in college. Many students want an education but lack the resources or expertise to understand where to start the process. SEA currently partners with over 30 organizations across King County, including young adult shelters and community colleges, who have direct connections with young adults who have disrupted educations. SEA connects with low income youth through these partnerships and provides services at multiple sites throughout King County. Partner organizations inform students about SEA services and program participants are primarily recruited through these intentional referrals. Each student’s educational path is assessed on a case-by-case basis and a personalized plan is then designed to help the student succeed in college. We provide career and academic advising, help with financial aid and enrollment processes, scholarship support, and free tutoring. The AmeriCorps member will provide mentoring and academic tutoring services to students enrolled in SEA programming, primarily in preparation for the GED, High School degree work, college placement tests, and college and career ready mentoring support.


Position: As an AmeriCorps Academic Success Tutor, the member will provide tutoring and mentoring services to students at partner nonprofit sites and community colleges in King County. Students will be referred for tutoring by the SEA staff member (Education Advocate) who is providing them with college navigation services. The tutoring will be one-on-one, primarily for GED, and college entrance exam prep, but also occasionally college courses, high school completion, SAT and ACT prep work as well as some College and Career Readiness trainings and support and curriculum will be provided. Students will meet with the AmeriCorps member 1-3 times per week as needed, and the member will be responsible for creating their own schedule with individual students. Members will also train and support volunteers, lead community engagement strategies, coordinate storytelling, assist with events, and other duties as needed.

Benefits

  1. Living allowance of $1,307.82 per month provided by WSC (before taxes);
  2. Training and experience;
  3. Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc. (if qualified and all parties complete required documents);
  4. Health insurance (member only and only if no other health insurance coverage);
  5. Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans);
  6. $5,920 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1,700 hours of service); 
  7. Work with a fun and passionate team!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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