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AmeriCorps Full Time Afterschool Instructor

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Positions21 Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateJuly 31st, 2015 or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages
Description
Full Time AmeriCorps Members serve at-risk youth during afterschool programs by providing hands-on, project based science lessons in five core areas (Animal Science, Youth Gardening, Natural Resources, Engineering, and a wildcard curriculum). Full Time members lead classes 3-4 days a week and may assist another instructor 1 day a week. Members develop semester unit plans for each of their lead classes using a combination of predetermined lessons and lessons they create. Full Time members also serve on a morning assignment team and volunteer in an elementary school 2 mornings a week, and complete an independent project during the spring. Typical Full Time service hours are 9:00am – 6:00pm, Mon – Fri with an additional 40 hours of outreach required. Most programs run Mon-Thurs from 2:30-6:00pm; members should expect to teach at multiple school sites during the week (mileage is reimbursed between work sites). Fridays are used for planning, team meetings, service and program reporting, and training.

Teaching: Lead teach afterschool classes 3-4 days a week
Planning: Develop lessons and unit plans for each lead class (in 2-3 different curriculum areas)
Parateaching: Volunteer in an elementary school classroom 2 mornings a week
Morning Assignments: Serve on a morning assignment team (Animal Science, Youth Gardening, Outreach and Recruitment, Instructional Enrichment, Austin AmeriCorps Awareness Planning Committee)Office duties: Administrative duties such as enter attendance, create mileage reports, meet and plan with other instructors, and attend training and staff meetings

Requirements
Experience working with youth (experience leading groups of youth preferred)
Commit to a term of service August 17, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Serve a total of 1700 hours (40-42.5 hours a week)
Typical hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm
Have a car and driver’s license (or reliable transportation)
Must consent to 4 part criminal background checkA positive attitude and willingness to learn new things

Benefits
Earn a stipend of $12,530 ($598.45 twice a month)
Earn an education award of $5,645 after successful completion your term
Student loans may qualify for forbearance during your term of service
Health insurance and childcare allowance provided
Requirements
Requirements:
- Experience working with youth (experience leading groups of youth preferred)
- Commit to a term of service August 13, 2014 – June 30, 2015
- Serve a total of 1700 hours (40-42.5 hours a week)
- Typical hours are Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm
- Have a car and driver's license (or reliable transportation)
- Must consent to 4 part criminal background check
- A positive attitude and willingness to learn new things
PerksBenefits:
- Earn a stipend of $12,100 ($572.56 twice a month)
- Earn an education award of $5,645 after successful completion your term
- Qualify for student loan forbearance during your term of service
CausesChildren & Youth Community Computers & Technology Education & Literacy Environment
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Location: Austin, TX 78721