AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps Member

Published

09/18/2018

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Portland
ME
United States

Description

Position Overview - What You Will Give:

The LearningWorks AIMS HIGH program is seeking AmeriCorps members who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive. Our dedicated team of volunteers serves in elementary schools in Portland, Biddeford, Windham, and Saco in Southern Maine. Our members support students’ academic, social, and emotional development by:


  • Tutoring and mentoring students one-on-one
  • Instructing small groups of students
  • Supporting teachers in the classroom
  • Engaging families and the community
  • Leading extended learning opportunities, like afterschool clubs and summer day camps


LearningWorks AIMS HIGH has full-time, half-time, and minimum-time opportunities available. (Application deadlines below)


What You Will Gain:

AIMS HIGH members receive training in academic instruction, classroom management, and community building, so prior experience in education is not required. Members should demonstrate a willingness to learn and a desire to help children reach their full potential. In addition, members will gain hands-on, meaningful experience and grow their leadership abilities, all while making a positive impact in their community.


Full- and half-time members receive a living stipend, and all members are eligible for an education award upon successful completion of service as well as loan forbearance during the time of service. In addition, full-time members receive ACA-compliant health insurance and are eligible for an AmeriCorps Child Care Benefit. Please see our website for more details about the position and these benefits.


Qualifications:

  • Be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (current high school students 17 years or older are also eligible)


About LearningWorks:

LearningWorks reimagines learning through innovative programs that help children, adults, and families realize their potential and build thriving communities. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening the communities we serve by providing free community-based education programs for children, adults, and families throughout Southern Maine. Our primary goal is to support academic and personal success for our neighbors who lack resources and/or fall outside traditional educational structures.


LearningWorks and AIMS HIGH are committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting a diverse workforce and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates in order to better reflect and serve our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military service, genetic information, or in any other manner that violates the law.


About Portland, Maine:

With its welcoming salty air, renowned restaurant scene, and accessibility to the best Maine has to offer, it’s easy to fall in love with Portland. The Greater Portland Area is a hub of colliding and collaborative visions. Here, the arts, outdoors, and entrepreneurial worlds come together to make Portland an innovative and close-knit community. New Mainers from all over the U.S. and the world are arriving each day, adding vibrancy to the region, and our spirited schools reflect this diversity and growth.


Application Deadlines:

Applications for all positions are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Preference will be given to earlier applicants.


Join Our Team!

To apply to be an AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps Member, please visit our website to complete an application and submit your resume. Be sure to select the application form for the correct type of position (e.g., Half-Time). Questions can be directed to Hayli Hu Kinney, Program Coordinator, at hhukinney@learningworks.me or (207) 517-3137.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

hhukinney@learningworks.me
https://www.learningworks.me/our-programs/aims-high-americorps/

Please apply through our website at the URL provided and email with any questions at the address provided.


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