AmeriCorps Member

Kids On Course

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training / Human Services & Non-Profit
Kids on Course AmeriCorps Member Positions in Cedar Rapids

This is a terrific opportunity for someone to get experience serving children and working for a dynamic non-profit. Being an AmeriCorps means you earn a stipend and an educational award to put toward college! Kids on Course has hired many AmeriCorps Members after their terms are completed because of the incredible learning they do in their positions. Read below for the full description!

Service Position Summary:  Members serve 900 hours (20-30 hours a week) at their respective sites over the course of 9 months. Members at elementary sites will serve at either Van Buren, Grant, or Harrison. Middle school members will serve at one of our middle school partners, including Roosevelt, or Wilson where they will serve students through academic and social emotional learning activities to improve reading and math skills. Members at High School Sites will serve at either Jefferson or Kennedy. AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to lead student enrichment, STEAM, and tutoring activities throughout the school year and summer programming. Host sites may change as the program shifts into summer programming.

  • Perform in-class and 1-on-1 tutoring sessions with struggling learners and document these sessions in Microsoft Excel
  • Lead enrichment programming at their respective site in conjunction with Kids on Course Learning Lab school year program and Kids on Course University summer program
  • Plan and create after school program curriculums
  • Perform Check and Connect sessions with students to assess behaviors, needs, and participation
  • Perform scheduled mentoring activities such as lunch buddies
  • Serve as a member of a site team to organize and implement large scale events promoting education or engagement
  • Manage and recruit volunteers to assist in literacy interventions, read to children, pack and distribute weekend food bags, and provide enrichment activities
  • This program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design, and which help the program meet its goals.  In no circumstance, will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Communicate with teachers and site staff regarding student schedules, interventions and progress
  • Attend initial orientation and training at the Kids on Course office and placement sites
  • Attend monthly Kids on Course AmeriCorps meetings and AmeriCorps required trainings
  • Attend monthly service projects and required Days of Service
  • Attend site-sponsored activities and trainings 
  • Responsible for own transportation to placement site(s), Kids on Course office, and other meetings, events, or outreach scheduled in the community
  • Complete professional development plan
  • Complete mid-term and end of year evaluations
  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and requires a three-part background check.   ** Individuals for whom the criminal registry results are pending may be selected for service but may not have unsupervised access to vulnerable populations until the results are complete.
  • Ability to complete 900 service hours in 40 weeks (Approx. November 4, 2018 – August 9, 2019) 
  • During the school year, half-time members will serve 20-30 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Service will occur between the hours of 7 AM – 6 PM depending on the site. HT members are expected to be available 12 PM – 6 pm Monday-Thursday to support KOC after school programming. Friday hours may vary and could include morning and/or early afternoon to accommodate for school early dismissal. Typically members are done on Fridays when school is out – generally 3 pm at the latest. While members are expected to take a lunch break, they may occasionally lead enrichment or engagement opportunities during the lunch hour. Nights and weekends may apply to accommodate events, enrichment, trainings, and meetings. During the summer, hours may vary, but will occur between the hours of 7 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday, except to accommodate occasional events, enrichment, trainings, and meetings.
  • High school diploma or GED; must be at least 17 years old
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply

  • Modest living allowance ($6866 pre-tax—paid in even bi-weekly distributions over the course of the term)
  • Education award of up to $3047.50 upon successful completion of term
  • Student loan forbearance for qualified student loans

This position will be part of a team of AmeriCorps members based at local schools and providing support and developing resources for children and their families to reduce the achievement gap in the Cedar Rapids community. Kids on Course AmeriCorps members will receive support through ongoing meetings, planning sessions and training. Project members work in conjunction with Kids on Course, the Cedar Rapids Community School District and other local non-profits.
Note: Holiday, sick, and vacation (leave) time does time not count toward the hours needed to complete member terms. Members are responsible for acquiring their hours and must try to plan for any absences.

Contact: Greg White – Kids on Course AmeriCorps Program Director, to apply today! Click the apply now button to send your resume.
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Job ID: 66042

Posted 29 days ago

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