AmeriCorps Member, Full-Time Early Learning Facilitator, August 2021- May 2022

Hands On Atlanta is hiring!

About

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. *

We Have:
• 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.

The Early Learning Facilitator will report to the Field Implementation Coordinator. The Facilitator is responsible for providing professional development coaching support as an implementation team member to the on-site partner (OSP) and teachers. Using best practices for classroom instruction and assessment, teacher training and consultation, the Rollins Center Facilitator, in partnership with school/center staff, will create opportunities that will significantly change the lives of students for the better. The Rollins Center Facilitator will actively interact with center directors/principals, program developers, literacy coaches, teachers and paraprofessionals.

Responsibilities:
Major areas of responsibility for the AmeriCorps Full-Time Early Learning Facilitator position include:
• Engage in a consistent coaching cycle that is purposeful and reflective both in-person and remotely
• Operate from a cycle of reflection and continuous growth
• Assist and collaborate with site ecosystem co-constructures to create/develop an action plan to address all elements of the ecosystem
• Support the development of the sire ecosystem through coaching and other professional learning activities
• Understand, articulate and model Read Right From the Start (RRFTS) strategies
• Collaboratively uses child outcome data and teacher data to assist teachers/OSP’s in prioritizing needs and developing measurable goals
• Assist and support the interpretation of data on child outcomes, and provide progress monitoring coaching at site
• Use positive and culturally relevant “people skills” to develop respectful and responsive relationships
• Uses digital platforms to support on-site partners remotely (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.)
• Provide adults with the skills and tools necessary to self-evaluate and the opportunity to discuss and analyze findings
• Utilizing digital platforms to scale our work beyond partnership sites (Cox Campus PODS/Cox Campus Community, live and virtual PDs, social media, etc.)
• 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 service leader at your host school.

Benefits:
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.

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.

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 bachelor’s degree or are currently pursuing your bachelor’s
• 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.

*Preferred Experience: *
Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, Early Childhood Education, Reading, or other related fields
• Professional and/or community service experience in schools and nonprofits, and with children
• Understanding of social and emotional learning competencies and coaching strategies
• 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, guidance counselors/social workers, 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
• Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to navigate in and around greater Atlanta

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 a final interview with leaders of the Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps team and asked to submit references.

Additional Information

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