AmeriCorps Literacy Coach
• MUST BE ENROLLED AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE.
• OPEN TO GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.
• NO WORK STUDY NEEDED.
• Quarter-time Position: 450 hours, approximately 10-12 hours per week.
• MUST be available to serve from August 26, 2012, to June 20, 2013.
• MUST have transportation.
• MUST be 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Applications are available in the Career Center, in the AmeriCorps Program Office, and on the Springfield College AmeriCorps Web site (Offices/Services>AmeriCorps Program)
The Springfield College Student Success Corps recruits 60 AmeriCorps members to support students in the Springfield Public Schools through academic coaching, counseling, literacy instruction, and health and wellness education, and volunteer recruitment.
The AmeriCorps LITERACY COACH will serve in a private or public pre-K program in Springfield, providing early literacy instruction, interventions, and support to children ages 3 to 5. As members of the AmeriCorps Program, Literacy Coaches are also required to:
• attend AmeriCorps orientation.
• attend a monthly member meeting.
• attend the midyear training.
• attend member development events
• maintain good academic standing.
• assist with Humanics in Action Day.
• complete a team service project.
• participate in Opening Day, the annual kick-off of the AmeriCorps service year.
• submit weekly journal entries.
• Living Allowance: Half-time members will receive a living allowance of up to $3,024.
• Education Award: Upon successful completion of 900 hours of service, half-time members will receive a $1,387.50 Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service. This voucher can be applied toward qualified student loans or future tuition and is valid for seven years.
• Worker’s Compensation: In the event of injury during service, members are eligible for Worker’s Compensation.
• Loan Forbearance/Interest Accrual: AmeriCorps members may request forbearance on qualified student loans, postponing their loan payments during the term of service. The National Service Trust will repay a portion of the interest accrued on qualified loans during the term of service.
Please note that this position is contingent on continued funding from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This position is also contingent on clearing an FBI Criminal History Check and a criminal history check in Massachusetts and in your state of residence at the time of application. All applicant names also will be vetted through the National Sex Offender Registry.
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.
The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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