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AmeriCorps Teacher 2021 -2022

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Our Sisters' School
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New Bedford, MA
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Published 22 days ago

Background Information about Our Sisters’ School: Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, non-sectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters’ School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment. OSS welcomes girls from diverse faiths, races, and cultures to our unique learning environment. We are funded completely by grants and private donations.

Position Summary: AmeriCorps teachers work for social justice, grow as leaders, and serve as role models for OSS students through teaching, supervising, coaching, tutoring, and mentoring, while ensuring excellence in academic and interpersonal achievement for all our students. Successful teachers are determined, collaborative, efficient and believe in the mission of Our Sisters’ School.

Qualifications/Skills: 

• Experience working with children/youth of different socio-economic & cultural backgrounds preferred

• Involvement in athletics, clubs and/or community service activities preferred

• Portuguese or Spanish bilingual preferred

• Excellent interpersonal skills required 

Responsibilities: 

• AmeriCorps teachers are assigned to instructional tasks aligned to their experience; responsibilities grow as skills are demonstrated 

• Effectively manage classroom environments and supervise student activities 

• Thoughtfully assess and record student progress 

• Serve as advisor and advocate for an assigned group of students 

• Help prepare, serve and clean after breakfast and lunch daily 

• Share responsibilities for community spaces and coordination/coverage for school activities 

• Collaborate with colleagues at grade level, subject area, faculty, staff and committee meetings and staff retreats 

• Attend events to conduct recruiting/outreach for students, teachers and volunteers, and to raise support for the school

• Assist with student recruitment as requested

 • Other duties as assigned

Background Information about Our Sisters’ School: Our mission, as an independent, tuition-free, non-sectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters’ School…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 9, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

Compensation: 

• AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of each year of service in the program (minimum 1700 hours per year/up to 3 years). This award can be used to pay back federal student loans or for graduate-school tuition. (Award was $6,195 for FY21. See www.ndmva.org for additional information, restrictions and current award details) 

• Housing & utilities provided by the school OR a $500 rent allowance provided to individuals who already have housing lined up 

• Monthly living stipend ($525 1st year, and $725 2nd year), August through June, provided by the school “A stipend is not like a regular paycheck: this is compensation for volunteer work, and the stipend amount reflects that.

• Monthly $300 additional expense stipend provided by the school 

• Employer offered health insurance and dental coverage 

• YMCA membership (membership provided by the school following application for financial assistance)

• Paid Time Off (PTO) in accordance with OSS personnel policies

Compensation: 

• AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of each year of service in the program (minimum 1700 hours per year/up to 3 years). This award can be used to pay back federal…

Level of Language Proficiency

Portuguese and/or Spanish bilingual preferred

Portuguese and/or Spanish bilingual preferred

Location

On-site
New Bedford, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Herman, Head of School at sherman@oursistersschool.org

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Herman, Head of School at sherman@oursistersschool.org

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