AmeriCorps Member, Full-Time Programs Coordinator, August 2021- May 2022

Hands On Atlanta is hiring!


We're committed to building a dedicated staff that reflects the diverse Atlanta community. We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced individuals who share in our passion for service and our civic pride.

Some more things you should know:

  • Our work matters and has a direct positive impact on our neighbors
  • We provide a competitive salary with generous health benefits
  • Our office is located West Midtown, one of the cities best neighborhoods for lunch, coffee, drinks, and shopping.
  • We enjoy a casual, but focused office atmosphere (we roll up our sleeves and get to work)
  • We provide a ton of opportunities for professional development through hands on experience and access to our expansive network

Job Description

*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. *

Do you want to support volunteers in educating and mentoring children? Do you want to help operate engaging enrichment programs for elementary students? Do you want to show students that there are people in their community who want them to succeed, despite socioeconomic and academic challenges? If you answer “yes” to these questions then you may be a strong fit for Hands On Atlanta’s full-time, in house AmeriCorps member position. The member will be part of our Education team and specifically support Hands On Atlanta’s Discovery program, which is a weekend and afterschool enrichment program for students at Title 1 elementary schools across Atlanta.

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

• Support Hands On Atlanta’s Discovery program’s planning and operations
• Aid in the recruitment and registration process for students across Atlanta in the 2021/2022 school year
• Assist with new volunteer recruitment and registration
• Support processes to conduct and track background checks for volunteers
• Help plan and coordinate volunteer trainings
• Train and support volunteers on how to best use technology for Discovery sessions
• Develop and deliver communications to volunteers
• Aid in volunteer recognition efforts and events
• Support curriculum development focused on STEAM, literacy, fitness, service-learning, etc.
• Organize and pack supplies, lead distribution of supplies to partners, and track supply inventory for Discovery sessions
• Support program evaluation efforts, including data collection, entry and analysis
• Assist in relationship management with schools and community partners
• Support Hands On Atlanta’s service days and large-scale events

Ideal candidates will be aspiring educators, nonprofit professionals and social workers who are passionate about serving the needs of economically-disadvantaged children. Applicants must be available to serve full-time, including at least two Saturday mornings per month (minimum 1,700 hours total), from August 2021 to May 2022.
• Experience working in schools and/or with children ages 6-12
• Experience working in or volunteering for nonprofit organizations
• Familiarity with program development, coordination and evaluation
• Ability to take initiative
• Ability to work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work in a team and independently
• High-level of time and task management
• Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate data/time records
• Commitment to improving educational outcomes and increasing civic engagement
• Reliable transportation and ability to navigate/travel in/around greater Atlanta
• Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. (e.g. heavy supply bins)

Full-time members will receive a living stipend of $15,100 and an education award of $6,345 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. Members also receive health, dental, and vision insurance at no additional cost and a member assistance program. All members receive extensive, ongoing training to support their development, including 1:1 mentorship, community building activities, and robust educational and professional development training.

Preferred Experience

In order to be eligible to serve as a full-time Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps member, you must meet these eligibility requirements at the start of service.
• Able to commit to completing 1,700 hours of full-time service over 10 months
• Have a High School diploma
• Some college preferred
• Able to clear state and federal background checks
• Able to clear a NSOPW check
• Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Nationals or Lawful Permanent Residents of the U.S.

Recruitment Process

The application process is on a rolling basis February-July 2021. We encourage applicants to apply early. Please visit our website for more details. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a phone screen and a subset of candidates screened over the phone will be invited for a group interview. Special accommodations will be made for out of state candidates. The Corporation for National and Community Service requires a separate online application. A select group of final candidates, who have participated in a networking/group interview, will be invited to complete the CNCS application. After completion of this application Finalists will be invited for an individual interview with leaders of the Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps team and asked to submit references.

This position is an AmeriCorps service position. It is considered "service" and members are considered "service members" rather than "employees." As such, the compensation is a stipend/living allowance rather than salary. Upon termination of service, either at the end of the service term or premature termination, members are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

Only candidates who are able to commit to a [school] year of service (August 2021 - May 2022) should consider/apply for this opportunity.
Due to high volume of interest, please no phone call inquiries regarding this position

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 02 August 2021
  • Location: Atlanta, United States (30318)