AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow

Brief Overview:

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Fellow projects focus on and college and career exploration and academic enrichment. The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with schools, non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing: a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.

Position Description:

The Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope (LEAH) Project is a college access, job readiness, and youth development initiative. We trains and support low-income, Boston Public high school students of color, known as “LEAH Mentors,” to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons and provide homework help to elementary school students. The LEAH Project’s mission is to cultivate the power of youth to transform their lives and communities through science, education, and service. The Massachusetts Promise Fellow will enhance the LEAH Project’s College Readiness Program (CRP) to increase the college-readiness of high school juniors including managing a tutoring program, planning college visits, parent engagement events, and college workshops.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Provide ongoing coaching and support to 15-20 high school juniors
 Work with LEAD Staff to Interact with and support all LEAH Mentors in programming
 Manage a tutoring program, as part of the College Readiness Program curriculum
 Provide assistance with scholarships, leadership/service opportunities, and college applications
 Meet with Mentors one-on-one to develop and monitor academic and personal goals
 Schedule and conduct at least ten local college tours
 Facilitate a LEAH Mentor event to engage families and help prepare youth for college
 Support facilitation of weekly meetings/trainings for LEAH Mentors
 Travel to afterschool sites where Mentors are placed to meet with youth, observe lessons, and provide feedback
 Assist with event planning (kick off celebration, end of year event, STEM Career nights)
 Complete program evaluation requirements including but not limited to preparing monthly reports, a youth attendance tracker, and time sheets
 Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth

Candidate Qualifications:

 Excellent organizational and communication skills
 Experience working with youth
 Flexible schedule to accommodate some evening and weekend events/field trips
 Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
 Be able to plan and facilitate meetings
 Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain progress on short and long-term goals
 Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
 Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
 Background/experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) a plus (but not required)
 People of color are encouraged to apply
 First generation college graduates are encouraged to apply
 Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
 Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through
the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history
registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not
Massachusetts), and a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on
the results of this screening

Fellow Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-6:30pm (Flexible, some weekend and evening events)

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