AmeriCorps Community Service-Learning Fellow - Philadelphia, PA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
August 30, 2018
The Choice Program
The AmeriCorps Community Service-Learning Fellowship is a one-year service-learning opportunity through UMBC's The Choice Program, The Shriver Center and AmeriCorps. We have a exciting new opportunity for AmeriCorps Members based in the Greater Philadelphia area.
The mission of The Choice Program is to strengthen communities through innovative, family-focused strategies that connect youth to opportunities for positive choices. The mission is accomplished using a community-based approach which:
Identifies and links young people and families with social supports;
Fosters caring relationships;
Develops high expectations; and
Provides meaningful participation.
This commitment offers AmeriCorps Fellows the chance to gain a wealth of experience in the fields of education, case management, youth development, human services, and social justice. During a service year, Fellows establish networks in the nonprofit and public sector and, most importantly, make an impact on the lives of youth. Due to the nature of the workflow and youth needs, Fellows must be flexible with their schedule, which goes beyond a 40-hour work week.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Working within a team model, the Fellow will share case management responsibilities for Pride Youth Services youth who attend group sessions at John Bartram and Murrell Dobbins High Schools. Responsibilities include: client intake and assessment interviews, establishment of goal-oriented education plans, co-facilitation of group sessions, classroom support (behavioral and tutoring), attendance support, as well as informal counseling and mentoring, outreach, and home visits for these youth.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in any field. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work individually and with a team; and the ability to maintain a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends. Requires use of legally registered personal vehicle, valid state driver's license and required auto insurance.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Resume and references required. Cover letter encouraged.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit applications by September 5, 2018. Position is open until filled. Applications are accepted and screened on an ongoing basis. Multiple positions are available.
$24,930/year and Education Award of $5,920 at completion of service term
Additional benefits such as mileage reimbursement, loan forbearance, & health insurance available.
Full-time (Position typically requires 40+ hours per week). Evening and weekend hours required.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 492718
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.