AmeriCorps Member Job Description

SUMMARY

Communities In Schools of Georgia AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program provides an opportunity for committed

participants to engage in tutoring activities which target students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The AmeriCorps

Foundations Tutorial Program encourages the spirit of service through engaging committed participants in leadership

trainings, community service projects and recruiting volunteers in programs and/or projects that are not limited to

tutoring. This approach builds on our history of success in communities throughout Georgia. AmeriCorps members will

provide no less than 25 hours a week from September to June. AmeriCorps members will provide literacy and math

support at school sites as well as community service initiatives and participate in member development activities related

to the program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program Member is expected to:

  •  Provide a minimum 900 hours of approved service to the assigned service school site

  •  Serve a minimum 25 hours per week from September 3, 2019 to June 30, 2020

  •  Provide tutoring through one-on-one or small groups in 30 minute sessions 3 times per week

  •  Work with designated school staff to identify students and materials to be used during tutoring sessions

  •  Provide additional support for students in the classroom or after school activities

  •  Keep logs and records of student progress and activities within Communities In Schools Data Management

  •  Participate in meetings, member development trainings and other activities scheduled on the program calendar

  •  Provide quarterly reports and service project reports

  •  Recruit at least 3 community volunteers to tutor and participate in service projects

  •  Attend service activities and trainings sponsored by the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteers and by Communities In Schools of Georgia

  •  Other assignments as requested and allowable as part of the AmeriCorps program

Communities In Schools of Georgia AmeriCorps Members are challenged to fully participate in a cohesive, diverse, task-

oriented team focused on school-based programming, service project implementation and general leadership

development. Members will be committed to community service, supporting the public school system and the individual

student by engaging families, teachers and community members in education. Some ways in which you will do this

include:

  • Tutoring Program Development

  • AmeriCorps members will provide small group and one on one tutoring with their assigned school or educational

program. These responsibilities include establishing a daily routine, working with teachers and staff to identify students

for tutoring, developing and implementing creative and exciting activities for tutoring and programs.

PROGRAM TRAINING

AmeriCorps members will participate fully in leadership development, civic engagement, project development, tutoring

and tutoring training. Members will participate in a 2-day training called Pre-Service Orientation. During pre-service

orientation, members will receive skills training essential to program success. Throughout the program year, members

will be engaged through bi-weekly conference calls/webinars. Topics to include child development, school

environments, parent engagement, diversity, curricula and intervention models, key stakeholder collaboration and

tutoring/instructional techniques.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

AmeriCorps members will assist in the recruitment, retention and recognition of community volunteers who serve at

various Communities In Schools projects. Members will help plan service projects, recruit volunteers to deliver

programming, and support volunteers in completion of assigned tasks during their service time. In addition, members

will assist in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere and positive relationship between volunteers, school staff, students

and Communities In Schools.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECTS

AmeriCorps members will engage in national service events such as MLK day, Volunteer Week and AmeriCorps week to

support community strengthening.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 Meet AmeriCorps age eligibility requirements 1) be at least 17 years of age 2) have at least a high school

diploma or GED

  •  Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  •  Have strong reading and writing skills as well as a desire to work with young children

  •  Be able to effectively communicate with culturally diverse populations

  •  Sensitive to school culture and guidelines

  •  No findings on the National Sex Offender Public Registry and no prohibitive findings on the Federal and State

Criminal Background checks

BENEFITS

  •  A monthly living allowance of $658

  •  Loan forbearance for federal student loans

  •  Segal Education Award of $3,047.50 upon successful completion of service requirements

  •  Certificate in CPR/First Aid

  •  Member Assistance Program, phone and virtual mental health services

PROGRAM START DATE

 AmeriCorps members will begin service in September 2019

 Pre-Service Orientation date, TBD likely 9/26 & 27

 AmeriCorps Swearing In Day, October 22, 2019 in Atlanta

To apply email your resume to Suzanne Chovanec at: schovanec.plc@catoosa.k12.ga.us