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AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Laura Jeffrey Academy

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Title: 2018-19 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Placement Site: Laura Jeffrey Academy Contact: Jacob Bonde, Teacher Leader Team jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org, <mailto:jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org> 651-414-6000 Site Highlight Ten years ago, Laura Jeffrey Academy was founded to help address the systematic decline of interest and skill for middle school girls in the areas of math, science and physical education. We are a public, girl-focused, STEM-focused school that strives to provide an empowering education for all our students. Come join our team of passionate educators! Laura Jeffrey Academy Overview Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA) is one of a few gender focused charter schools in the United States. Our goal is to provide a unique year round educational option for girls at a critical academic and developmental phase in their lives. LJA offers girls in grades five through eight the experiences and skills that produce personal and academic success. Striving to develop girls who are critical thinkers and leaders, LJA&#8217;s educational model enhances learning, life skills and opportunities for girls at this pivotal time in their lives. The Promise Fellows&#8217; year of service focuses on both the civic engagement and achievement gaps experienced by many adolescent urban girls. Laura Jeffrey Academy Promise Fellow Responsibilities Using a multi-tiered system of support approach, each Promise Fellow works with at least 30 youth in grades 6-8 to provide integrated youth support interventions. Based on data, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows work with a Site Supervisor, Data staff, and a school/community team comprised of administrative staff, school social worker, and other school personnel to analyze data, make referrals, identify youth who need support using early warning indicators, known as the ABC&#8217;s, (Attendance, Behavior, or poor Course performance) and provide targeted interventions. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows ensure youth receive a variety of interventions utilizing caring adults, academic support, and service-learning to deliver them in both in school and out of school settings. Interventions focus on creating supports to help youth improve attendance, behavior, and core academic skills. General AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Position Responsibilities Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students. Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth in grades 6-10 will experience academic gains. Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students. Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in service and leadership activities. Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration. Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations. Maintain data entry for program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments. General AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements &#8226; Must be at least 18 years old &#8226; Have a high school diploma or GED &#8226; Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien &#8226; Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass background checks before being officially enrolled by Minnesota Alliance With Youth. General AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Qualifications &#8226; Interest and experience in youth, service, education, and non-profit work &#8226; Strong written and oral communication skills &#8226; Ability to deal effectively with a variety of tasks, priorities, and people in order to meet goals &#8226; Ability to work effectively with people of a variety of backgrounds and cultures &#8226; Self-motivated, able to work in a team, take initiative and work independently &#8226; Ability to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the program Weekly Schedule &#8226; Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:45pm &#8226; Promise Fellows must serve in a full time capacity for a minimum of 40 hours per week during their term. &#8226; Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full time or have another full time position and serve with the Alliance. Benefits As a full-term AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve in a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) capacity for a total of 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st (staggered start dates available beyond Sept 1st) and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $624 twice per month, pre-tax); Health and Dental Insurance; Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $5,920 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Additional benefits information is available athttps:mnyouth.net/.<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmnyouth.net%2Famericorps%2Fpartners%2F&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cdfbd60ddd82e44660f5d08d5bb3ad051%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=0DxmKdOSxJKqe3HsJDlwjBHHELSpwhYNpYb8eZ4xym4%3D&reserved=0> TO APPLY: Please visit https://mnyouth.net/americorps <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmnyouth.net%2Famericorps&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cdfbd60ddd82e44660f5d08d5bb3ad051%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=S73byGEX4nKoC%2FxmeNEvQtaXT89i0Q1iXDBD5YdeHqQ%3D&reserved=0> or contact the site contact Jacob Bonde, jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org, <mailto:jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org> 651-414-6000 For general questions about serving as an AmeriCorps member through Minnesota Alliance With Youth, please contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@mnyouth.net <mailto:recruitment@mnyouth.net> or 651-587-0531. Please note: We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. This position may not displace another employee or position in any way. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities. This document is available in alternative formats.

Title:

2018-19 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow

Placement Site:

Laura Jeffrey Academy

Contact:

Jacob Bonde, Teacher Leader Team

 

jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org, 651-414-6000

 

 

 

 

Site Highlight

 

Ten years ago, Laura Jeffrey Academy was founded to help address the systematic decline of interest and skill for middle school girls in the areas of math, science and physical education. We are a public, girl-focused, STEM-focused school that strives to provide an empowering education for all our students. Come join our team of passionate educators!

 

Laura Jeffrey Academy Overview

 

Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA) is one of a few gender focused charter schools in the United States. Our goal is to provide a unique year round educational option for girls at a critical academic and developmental phase in their lives. LJA offers girls in grades five through eight the experiences and skills that produce personal and academic success. Striving to develop girls who are critical thinkers and leaders, LJA’s educational model enhances learning, life skills and opportunities for girls at this pivotal time in their lives. The Promise Fellows’ year of service focuses on both the civic engagement and achievement gaps experienced by many adolescent urban girls.

 

Laura Jeffrey Academy Promise Fellow Responsibilities

 

Using a multi-tiered system of support approach, each Promise Fellow works with at least 30 youth in grades 6-8 to provide integrated youth support interventions. Based on data, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows work with a Site Supervisor, Data staff, and a school/community team comprised of administrative staff, school social worker, and other school personnel to analyze data, make referrals, identify youth who need support using early warning indicators, known as the ABC’s, (Attendance, Behavior, or poor Course performance) and provide targeted interventions. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows ensure youth receive a variety of interventions utilizing caring adults, academic support, and service-learning to deliver them in both in school and out of school settings. Interventions focus on creating supports to help youth improve attendance, behavior, and core academic skills.

 

General AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Position Responsibilities

 

Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students.

 

Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth in grades 6-10 will experience academic gains.

 

Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students.

 

Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in service and leadership activities.

 

Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.

 

Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations.

 

Maintain data entry for program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator

 

Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments.

 

General AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements

§    Must be at least 18 years old

 

§    Have a high school diploma or GED

 

§    Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien


§    Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass background checks before being officially enrolled by Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

 

General AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Qualifications

§    Interest and experience in youth, service, education, and non-profit work

 

§    Strong written and oral communication skills

 

§    Ability to deal effectively with a variety of tasks, priorities, and people in order to meet goals

 

§    Ability to work effectively with people of a variety of backgrounds and cultures

 

§    Self-motivated, able to work in a team, take initiative and work independently

 

§    Ability to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the program

 

Weekly Schedule

§    Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:45pm

 

§    Promise Fellows must serve in a full time capacity for a minimum of 40 hours per week during their term.

 

§    Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full time or have another full time position and serve with the Alliance.

 

Benefits

 

As a full-term AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve in a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) capacity for a total of 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st (staggered start dates available beyond Sept 1st) and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $624 twice per month, pre-tax); Health and Dental Insurance; Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $5,920 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Additional benefits information is available athttps:mnyouth.net/.

 

TO APPLY: Please visit https://mnyouth.net/americorps or contact the site contact Jacob Bonde, jacobb@laurajeffreyacademy.org, 651-414-6000

 

 

 


 

For general questions about serving as an AmeriCorps member through Minnesota Alliance With Youth, please contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@mnyouth.net or 651-587-0531.

 

Please note:

 

We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

 

This position may not displace another employee or position in any way.

 

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities. This document is available in alternative formats.