Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting candidates for City Year Providence. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future at the end of this job description.
COMPANY NAME: City Year (Providence)
JOB TITLE: City Year AmeriCorps Member
LOCATION: Providence, RI
City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world. Enjoy great benefits, fulfilling work in your community, and help enable youth in under-resourced schools to receive a high-quality education.
As a City Year AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate.
As appropriate to the activity and at the direction of the school district, school partner, and/or City Year, service and member development may be delivered in-person or through a virtual platform such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Schoology, Nearpod and Canvas. City Year AmeriCorps member uniforms are required and are provided by City Year.
Academic Achievement Support:
- Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs (individual support)
- Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth (individual support)
- Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities, encourage assignment completion, and answer student questions (whole class)
- Support a positive classroom environment by reinforcing the teacher's classroom routines and expectations, encouraging on task behaviors, and monitoring chat in virtual classes (whole class)
- Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math focused class content and events to enrich learning and classroom culture and climate, such as videos, challenges and games (whole class)
- Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy and/or math (whole school)
- Record content focus and time spent with students providing small group and one-to-one tutoring in the City Year data management system cyschoolhouse (individual support)
- Participate in and/or lead facilitated data review and student progress monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule (individual support)
- Participate in leadership development training and coaching programs provided by school or City Year staff that improves their service technique and delivery (service quality professional development)
Engagement & Positive School Climate Participation:
- Facilitate programming and coaching sessions for individual or small groups of focus list students on building social emotional skills and overcoming attendance challenges (individual support)
- Promote a positive learning environment and school atmosphere by modeling positive peer behaviors, such as respect, timeliness, attendance, and listening, both inside and outside the classroom (whole school)
- Support and/or conduct extended day and virtual programming through facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning, and leadership development (whole school)
- Create an engaging classroom space in collaboration with the teacher, such as leading warm-ups and energizers, creating aspirational or instruction content related posters and videos, etc. (whole class)
- Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in social-emotional development and positive behavior (whole school)
- Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements (whole school)
- Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after school programming in the City Year data management system cyschoolhouse and other approved systems used by the site (individual support)
- Health insurance
- Curalinc Employee Assistance Program
- Talkspace Therapy Program
- Benefit Advocate Center
- Bi-weekly living stipend
- AmeriCorps child care benefits program
- Workers’ compensation
- Relocation support
- Localized benefits
- Loan forbearance and interest accrual payments
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Income-based repayment plan
- City Year Alumni Association
- University partnerships and scholarships
- Career partners
Successful candidates will have:
- Be between 18-25 years old
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
- Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
- Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time
- Have a college degree, some college experience, GED or high school diploma
- Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
- Agree to and pass a criminal background check
- Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2021**
City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world.
About City Year:
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community.
A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.
How to Apply:
To submit an application, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at www.skillsforri.com/jobs. Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and City Year Providence will make the final hiring decisions.
Why Apply Through Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (SkillsRI)
Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.