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DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services

196 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01060
Website:dialself.org/americorps.html
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEducation/Training
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Applications are due by December 1st
**this is a 6-month full-time service position**

DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Site Coordination Assistant at the
Collaborative for Educational Services
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Are you passionate about education, youth, the arts and social justice? Join the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Team!

DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members create positive youth development opportunities in schools and local agencies throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western MA. AmeriCorps members use a creative, collaborative, student-centered approach to support young people’s autonomy, belonging and personal learning aspirations. Members gain practical experience and build leadership skills that transfer across careers and vocations, particularly those related to education, youth work, arts, social justice, nonprofits and community work.

The DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps program has three core elements:
* On-site youth work at a local school or nonprofit
* Team service project in collaboration with youth and community
* Weekly training and reflection to build youth work skills and increase knowledge

Member Objective:
* To help students develop new skills, talents and new interests.
* To support students in building positive relationships with peers and adults.
* To encourage students to fully immerse in project-based cross-curricular learning opportunities.
* To promote students’ self esteem, self-confidence and a positive self-image.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assist in recruiting and orienting qualified staff, including activity leaders and volunteers.
* Assist in facilitating ongoing communication amongst staff, team building opportunities, and regular staff meetings to reflect on program operation and quality.
* Assist in effective use of the after school on-site observation tool (a research based rubric called the APT) which includes oral and/or written feedback for line staff around program quality.
* Assist in implementing a program which offers students balanced enrichment offerings to engage in (arts, health and nutrition, STEAM, literacy, etc).
* Assist in activating advisory councils that include parents, youth, school personnel, and community representation that set policy and provide advice about future directions.
* Work with students directly as an assistant to the lead teacher.
* Maintain records and files in designated fashion.
* Submit required student data within defined time lines.
* May attend Site coordinator meetings.
* Maintain inventory of materials and equipment, and participate in ordering when necessary.
* Attend all relevant CES after school trainings and planning meetings.
* Other duties as assigned.

Curious about the benefits?? Half-Time DSAP members…
* Earn a compensation package of up to $9,460, including personal/sick days. Package includes a Stipend of up to $6,500 and Education Award of up to $2,960. The Education Award can be used to pay for pre-existing student loans or future education costs.
* Receive free health care and child care as needed.
* Gain practical experience and build leadership skills that transfer across careers and vocations, particularly those related to education, youth work, the arts, social justice, nonprofits, social work, and community building.
* Make connections that lead to future opportunities in this region and beyond.
* Participate in a supportive learning community that challenges members to build on their strengths and put their values into practice.

This 6-month position will begin in early January and continue through June 2018.
APPLY NOW! The application deadline is December 1st.

For more information or to download and complete an application, please visit:
http://www.dialself.org/americorps.html

Members must be at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or lawful Permanent Residents. Youth work experience is recommended, but not required. Some work history is necessary. Because part of the region is rural, it is highly beneficial to have a driver’s license with access to reliable transportation. AmeriCorps celebrates diversity, is intentionally inclusive, and protects against discrimination on the basis of color, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, or disability. Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews and service.

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