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Job Category:

Support Staff


Position Title:

Academic Support Specialist - AmeriCorps Program


Position Description:

Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Are you ready to make an impact in the lives of children in Springfield? Are you ready to Get Things Done? If you answered yes, the Springfield College AmeriCorps Program wants you! AmeriCorps is a national community service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Through its School Turnaround Initiative, the Springfield College AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members in Springfield’s highest need schools in an effort to improve school and student performance. We are looking for an Academic Support Specialist to commit to 11 months of full-time service (40 hours per week) in a Springfield elementary, middle, or high school, where he or she will implement targeted interventions to improve academics, behavior, and attendance. AmeriCorps members receive extensive training, real-world experience, a monthly living allowance, and, upon completion, an Education Award that can be used for future college tuition or to pay back qualified student loans.


Position Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following: high moral and ethical standards, commitment to lifelong learning, commitment to community service, ability to work independently, strong organizational and time management skills, knowledge of or experience working with diverse populations, experience working with youth, especially in an urban school setting, basic computer skills, high level of professionalism, strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills, ability to be flexible. All candidates must have: have a high school diploma or GED, be available to serve from August 12, 2014, to June 21, 2015, have transportation, be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Member Benefits: Living Allowance, Education Award: $5,645, Health Insurance, Child Care Assistance, Worker’s Compensation, Loan Forbearance/Interest Accrual on Qualified Student Loans. For more information and to download an application, visit www.springfieldcollege/americorps. Springfield College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation in college programs and activities for persons with disabilities. Springfield College does not discriminate in admissions or employment policies and practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a veteran. Reasonable accommodations are provided for persons with documented disabilities on the basis of need. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants during the interview process and for members at their service sites. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpfldColAmeriCorps IMPORTANT: Please note that this position is contingent on continued funding from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Any position offered is also contingent on clearing an FBI Criminal History Check and a criminal history check in Massachusetts and in your state of residence. All applicant names also will be vetted through the National Sex Offender Registry. The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the U.S. Department of Education.


Type of position:


Location/Campus:

Springfield, MA


Department:

AmeriCorp


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