PASS Americorps Summer LOFT Youth Programs

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PASS Americorps Summer LOFT Youth Programs

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New Posting: 3/10/2021

PASS AmeriCorps members are responsible for serving youth at their designated host site agency or school site in Madison and surrounding communities. PASS member summer responsibilities include running and co-facilitating host site extended learning programs (ELP) including camps, enrichment activities and service projects. Members assist in teaching social emotional learning skills in ELP and completing student screenings on skill development.

Job Description

Term: June 14 and August 28
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Hourly position: Up to 34 hours per week 
Reports to: Assistant Director of Youth Programs or Girls Inc of Greater Madison Program Manager

 

Overall Duties:  

  • Observe and practice policies and procedures of partner program sites  
  • Support Summer Camp activities planned by GIGM and LOFT Program leaders.   
  • Maintain reporting responsibilities which include attendance tracking, recording meal counts, and conducting youth participants’ COVID-19 health screening.
  • Promote and empower youth voice through building and maintaining mentoring relationships.
  • Assist with setting up and cleaning meals, snacks, and program activities. 
  • Attend weekly team meetings. 
     

Required Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Commitment to GCC’s mission and values. 
  • Experience working with, appreciation and respect, for diverse populations, cultures and economic life experiences. 
  • Ability to communicate and work directly with adults and youth. 
  • Ability to self-start and work well in a team setting. 
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, training, and interpersonal skills. 

AmeriCorps Requirements: AmeriCorps members must meet the following requirements outlined by the State and Federal AmeriCorps rules, including: 

  • Serve 300 hours between June 14 and August 28, 2021
  • Be a citizen of the United States, a United States national, or a legal permanent resident of the United States 
  • Have a high school degree or equivalent (or agrees to obtain a high school diploma or GED) 
  • Be a least 17 years old 
  • Pass a criminal background check including National Sex Offender Registry, State(s) registry and FBI finger print 
  • Follow all PASS policies and AmeriCorps rules and regulations as outlined in the Member Agreement 
  • Complete all enrollment and exiting responsibilities 

 
Physical requirements 

  • Ability to work with students in-person to deliver programming and participate in in-person team and other meetings.
  •  Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time as necessary. 
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. working in schools to develop opportunities, work station at GCC, and remotely as needed). 
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time. 
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 15 pounds occasionally. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with Middle School age youth  
  • Possess general knowledge of youth development and gender specific programing  
  • Access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s licenses, and clean driving record 
  • Willingness to drive a 15 passenger van 
     

Benefits: 

  • Living allowance of $2700 ($450 bi-weekly, pre-tax) 
  • Health insurance (medical, vision, and dental) – premium paid in full (if individual has no other insurance) 
  • Childcare reimbursement (if qualified) 
  •  $1,311.1 Education Award upon successful completion of 300 hours service 
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans while serving and interest accrual payments 
  • Members will have a unique opportunity to build their personal portfolio, develop their skills and serve their community through a term of service. 
  • Access to Goodman Community Center fitness center 
  • Access to three community meals during work hours