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AmeriCorps - Community Projects Coordinator 2020

  • June 08, 2020

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School - High School ...YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves.

Mission 

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.


Full-time AmeriCorps Community Project Coordinators at YouthBuild Philadelphia will have the opportunity to contribute to YB Philly through fostering civic responsibility among our students, strengthening our community, and increasing student engagement. This position will work on community projects, student events, and service learning.
Plan monthly student events, such as extra-curricular activities, cookouts, dances, trips, and prom. Support and serve with student members on their vocation-service sites:
Communicate value of service through fostering leadership in school experiences and opportunities. Communicate value of service through fostering leadership in vocation training/service experiences. Facilitate a service-learning course focused on social justice issues that affect residents of Philadelphia, and expose students to community organizations working on these issues. Facilitate a service-learning course focused on social justice issues that affect residents of Philadelphia, and expose students to community organizations working on these issues


Job Summary:

  • Construction (Advanced, Green Building, & Carpentry/Building maintenance)
  • Health & Human Services (i.e. Healthcare, Child and Youth Development, etc)
  • Business Administration/Customer Service
  • General Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Support the Restorative Practices, Climate/Culture of school programming
  • Facilitate & participate in full-school community events
  • Coordinate the community-service efforts for the entire student body through service-learning
  • Coordinate after-school and Saturday service opportunities for students by partnering with outside organizations and designing original projects
  • Plan school-wide MLK Day of Service project
  • Support the school’s Saturday-School academic-enhancement program
  • Serve as mentor to five or six students
  • Tutor students through in-classroom support and after school on a rotating basis
  • Support student graduation through communicating value in graduation requirements
  • Support students in career development planning and placements
  • Attend all required training and staff meetings throughout service year


Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Hold a Bachelor's Degree (not required)
  • Ability to serve full 12-month term of service from start date
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Have a strong desire to provide needed educational, technological, or community services to an underserved community
  • Have initiative, flexibility, and motivation
  • Have a good understanding of the myriad of challenges facing inner-city students
  • Common Competencies:
  • Motivated self-starters
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Work well with a team
  • A desire to work with high-need, low-income students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Group facilitation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organization skills
  • Willingness to do occasional physical labor including: lifting, carrying, cleaning, painting, etc

How to Apply:

How to apply: please send your letter of interest and resume to Zuri Stone, Member Hiring Coordinator @ StudentLife@youthbuildphilly.org with the words "Community Projects Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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