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Playworks AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

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Playworks New England
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Lawrence, MA
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Published 28 days ago

How you’ll make an impact as an AmeriCorps Member serving at Playworks 

You will improve the school climate at a local elementary school by ensuring that every kid gets to play every day. You will engage kids and educators every school day, making a positive impact on the playground, in the classroom and in the school community. We will train you and support you on this journey so that you can:

  • Create opportunities for safe and inclusive play, on the playground and throughout the school, by being an effective facilitator and a caring, consistent adult to ensure that every kid has the opportunity to play every day.
  • Implement a youth leadership program by providing student leadership opportunities at recess and implementing curriculum for a cohort of students before or after school.
  • Lead individual classes to build youth leadership skills, promote cooperation, and introduce new games that kids can play on the playground, including the rules and boundaries.
  • Enlist and coach students in interscholastic/developmental sports leagues that might include basketball, volleyball, or soccer.
  • Work with the school to create opportunities to engage families and the wider school community.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers who will assist with your programming to strengthen school climate.
  • Develop a strong school culture by influencing, motivating, and building rapport with faculty, administrators, parents, and volunteers.
  • Participate in national days of service and some weekend service projects in the greater community.

Essential Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Commitment to fulfilling your entire term of service with the ability to serve your scheduled hours consistently
  • An interest in volunteering, learning, and growing while giving back to the community

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with or teaching groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Be an organized self-starter exhibiting good judgment with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and demands
  • Previous commitment to national and community service as demonstrated through volunteerism or other service work
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into an existing school community
  • Ongoing access to reliable transportation to and from your assigned school 

Playworks is a hands-on, creative, playful and fun-loving place to be, all while contributing to the success of our nation’s youth. If you're ready to immerse yourself in the education sector, take on a rewarding set of challenges, and if you've got the skills, experience, passion, and team spirit, apply!

How you’ll make an impact as an AmeriCorps Member serving at Playworks 

You will improve the school climate at a local elementary school by ensuring that every kid gets to play every day. You will engage kids and educators every school day…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 30,200 - USD 30,200This is a bi-monthly stipend.

Benefits

Benefits of being an AmeriCorps member at Playworks New England:

  • Highest living stipend in the country, paid out semi-monthly
  • Medical health insurance at no cost
  • Access to Dental and Vision insurance at a low cost
  • $6,200 Education award that can be used for eligible student loans, tuition, and other education related expenses after successful completion of your service year.
  • 100+ hours of Professional Development sessions that prepare you for a career in education and youth development.

Benefits of being an AmeriCorps member at Playworks New England:

  • Highest living stipend in the country, paid out semi-monthly
  • Medical health insurance at no cost
  • Access to Dental…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
Lawrence, MA, USA

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