Academic Coordinator (AmeriCorps Volunteer)



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Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Portland Community Squash
66 Noyes Street
United States


The Multilingual Leadership Corps AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members in Maine schools and nonprofit organizations serving K-12 English Language Learners, concentrating on the areas of greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn. This program increases academic engagement among English Language Learners through mentoring and implementation of Social Emotional Learning practices. In addition, AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers to engage in implementing SEL practices and mentoring in school/afterschool School Skills Support, Aspirations support, Enrichment, and Community Engagement programs.  

Host Site Overview: Portland Community Squash has created a facility and community of adult and junior squash players representing diverse socioeconomic groups and backgrounds in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to sustain this diverse community and to provide academic, wellness, and squash instruction to challenge and empower local youth to achieve academic success, physical wellness, constructive citizenship, and a path to higher education and beyond.

Term of Service: 1700 or 900 Hour Position: August 31, 2018 - July 31, 2019


-Self-motivated with a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and independence

-Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

-Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

-High energy and self-starter attitude

-Flexible schedule with some late afternoon/evening hours and occasional weekend commitments

-Prior experience working with youth required; experience with ELL youth is preferred, but not required

-Knowledge of data collection and program evaluation, or willingness to learn

-Bachelor’s degree preferred

Site-Specific Essential Functions:

-Coordinate and teach academic support & enrichment sessions

-Assist with creating and implementing youth wellness curriculum, including character development, leadership development, social-emotional health, and team-building 

-Provide individualized tutoring and academic coaching for youth

-Develop and maintain partnerships with local school personnel and other agencies to recruit and support students 

-Assist with transportation of youth in the afternoons/evenings and occasional weekends

-Coordinate and supervise field trips and other travel and enrichment opportunities for youth participants

-Conduct home visits to engage and establish relationships with parents and families of youth; maintain regular communication with parents

-Create and implement early college and career readiness activities for youth

-Manage volunteer recruitment, scheduling, and orientation for classroom volunteers and mentors

-Organize community-engaged service projects for youth participants

-Assist with program data collection and program evaluation

-Perform all designated AmeriCorps essential functions, including but not limited to the following: track portfolio of ELL students; implement and analyze SEL practices; attend Goodwill AmeriCorps Member training and leadership activities; complete all AmeriCorps reports; comply with the rules and regulation of AmeriCorps, including abiding by the list of AmeriCorps’ prohibited activities. 

AmeriCorps Member Benefits: All AmeriCorps positions have a living allowance of $12,630 (1700 hr) or $6,315 (900 hr) evenly divided over the course of their 11 month term, health insurance coverage from the first day of service to the last day of the last month of their term (if serving 30 hours/week), and a $5,815 (1700 hr) or $2,907.50 (900 hr) education award (upon completion) to apply to previous federal student loans or continuing education costs at a qualifying Title IV institution. Applicable student loans can be put in forbearance and any interest accrued during the term will be paid by AmeriCorps. Members are covered under health insurance and workers compensation. Eligible members can also apply for child care reimbursement. Mileage to AmeriCorps Sponsored Training events will be reimbursed to members. The local host site will reimburse mileage expenses associated with project related travel at the rate which they reimburse their staff. Members also receive significant professional and personal development training.  

Site-Specific Benefits:

-Full access to squash courts, cardio and weight gym, and yoga studio

-Access to a network of over 200 adults and working professionals in the greater Portland area

-Possibility of paid part-time administrative work at Portland Community Squash in the mornings/late evenings, outside of AmeriCorps duties and service hours – available for 900 hour position 

-Significant training and professional development opportunities


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How To Apply

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