*All AmeriCorps positions are service opportunities. You are required to serve 10 months of service on a modest living allowance for the duration of the program. *
Are you deeply committed to addressing educational inequities? Can you engage children in interactive, educational and enriching activities? Are you patient, creative, flexible, and resilient? Are you a life-long volunteer who’s not afraid to get your hands dirty? Do you love working with youth? Are you an ardent learner who’s always looking to improve? Can you play nice with children, parents, and school and community leaders?
• A 30-year history performing at the forefront of education and the volunteer movement
• A team of fun, top-performing, service-nerds
• An open mind for new ideas and methods
• Programs that are impacting thousands of at-risk youth across Atlanta
• Nationally competitive funding from the Corporation for National Community Service in support of our AmeriCorps program.
Passion and dedication for service and education. You might describe yourself as ambitious, resilient, and a positive force. You are interested in getting your hands dirty in all aspects of our AmeriCorps program, from being a role model to students to being an engaged participant in the AmeriCorps cohort.
Wait, so what is AmeriCorps?
This is an AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps is a national service program, in which individuals dedicate their time to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Hands On Atlanta’s AmeriCorps program is a 10 month commitment, in which members serve in elementary and middle schools and other local nonprofits. Over the 10 month period (August-May), members serve full-time and receive a bi-monthly living stipend and an education award once their service term is complete. AmeriCorps is often called the domestic Peace Corps. Find more information about the Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps positions at www.handsonatlanta.org/americorps.
Major areas of responsibility for the AmeriCorps Full-Time Tutor position include:
• Tutor small groups of students at an elementary or middle school with the goal of growing students’ proficiency in ELA and/or math.
• Track student progress through maintaining detailed and accurate records of tutoring sessions. Submit timely progress reports of student data using Hands On Atlanta’s internal software and assist in collecting broader student data sets as needed.
• Support teachers and school administrators by assisting students, co-planning lessons, leading learning activities, and participating in school events.
• Foster meaningful and productive relationships with students, teachers, school officials, and parents.
• Attend Discovery and engage with community volunteers up to 14 Saturdays over the school year. This includes helping with volunteer recruitment and recognition, sign-in, lesson facilitation, and student support.
• Coordinate and support volunteers during national and local days of service, including MLK Day and Hands On Atlanta Day.
• Create and maintain a “service journal” to capture reflections and stories of impact.
• Participate in AmeriCorps trainings and development days, and complete a Leadership/Legacy project at the end of your service term.
• Be an engaged member of the Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps cohort and a service leader at your host school.
Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:
• Volunteer/community service experience in schools and/or nonprofits, and with children
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Adaptability and perseverance in the face of obstacles
• Strong interpersonal skills
• High level of professionalism
• Ability to maintain positive and respectful rapport with students, parents, and community members
• Able to seek out and work effectively with others who have diverse perspectives, talents, and backgrounds; contribute to a team climate in which differences are valued and supported
• Effective communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
• Highly organized; ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve goals in a face-paced environment
• Ability to create thoughtful and thorough documentation of interactions with children, parents, and volunteers
• Eagerness to learn, contribute, and grow
Full-time members will receive a living stipend of $17,000 and an education award of $6,895 after successfully completing the 1,700 hours of service. AmeriCorps members, if eligible, are encouraged to apply for food benefits (SNAP/EBT) while they are in service. Members may apply for loan forbearance on federal loans that qualify. Note, members must submit their own forbearance applications to their loan holder.
All members receive extensive, ongoing training to support their development, including 1:1 mentorship, community building activities, and robust educational and professional development training.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Hands On Atlanta provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hands On Atlanta complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.