Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
1640b East 2nd Street
Career Development Job Coaches serve as employment readiness instructors with one of the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas’ community partner organizations to help adults become workforce ready. Students can be both native and non-native English speakers, with varying degrees of computer experience. Job coaches offer lessons on marketable skills, resume writing, job search, interviewing and much more. There are opportunities to work with communities throughout Austin and instructors may have the chance to create their own curriculum in order to help serve the community. Class schedules vary based upon the site where you are serving.
Service with AmeriCorps is an enriching and educational experience that is unlike any other employment opportunity. A term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will need to serve 1700 hours working with one of the Literacy Coalition's community partner agencies. It is a great opportunity to work in the Austin nonprofit community and network with many different nonprofit organizations. During your 11 month term, you will be paid a total of just over $13,700, in bi-weekly payments of approximately $600. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development trainings aimed at helping you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, upon successful completion of your 1700 hour term of service, you will receive an education award of over $5,900 that can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling. Workforce members work with clients of local area nonprofits utilizing professional job skill centered curriculum in order to assist students in improving their current employment. Members will have opportunities to plan special events for their clients & community and coordinate with the Workforce Infusion program manager to connect with local employers. They will also work as part of a team in order to demonstrate best practices to other members. It is a good fit for individuals wanting to learn about event planning and community outreach in addition to teaching.
Service Time Line: August 13, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Benefits: Free Health Care, Education Award of over $5,900 available upon successful completion of term, Childcare Benefits, SNAP Benefits, Ongoing Professional Development training, Teaching Mentors, Monthly Stipend, Able to have a second job on the weekend.
Qualifications: Some College, Spanish preferred, but not mandatory, experience teaching or tutoring.
Hours: This is a full time position and members will need to work 40 - 50 hours a week to meet the end goal of 1700 hour served. Our AmeriCorps members serve at partner sites in the community, so actual daily schedules can vary dependent service sites and client needs. Examples of a daily schedule are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $1,240.00 /month
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Please follow the directions below:
Take a look at our Prezi (http://prezi.com/i4lqacrlx_rh/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share).
Head to https://my.americorps.gov
Create an account, and search for Texas Family Literacy to find our program. You can find our program's positions listings here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=78458&fromSearch=true
Fill out and submit an application to the position listing.
Complete the supplemental application found at the end of the Prezi (linked above).
For any questions, please reach out to our Program Manager at ashlee @ willread .org.