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AmeriCorps Participant (Part-time) (several positions available)

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Position Details

Position Details

Job Vacancy Number S399P
Position Title AmeriCorps Participant (Part-time) (several positions available)
Title Code 7001
Department Dept of Professional Programs
Salary $487.34
Per Month
Job Type Part-Time
If part-time, please list hours per week
Duration of Position Temporary
If temporary, enter date position will end. Or, if subject to funding and/or need, check box 06/30/2018
Date Employee Desired
General Purpose/Scope of Position

This position is a term of national & community service with AmeriCorps and TAMIU. AmeriCorps members will provide literacy tutoring to struggling elementary students around Laredo. Members must be US citizens, US nationals, or lawful permanent residents to qualify. (At this time DACA does not qualify.) Members must commit to the full year of service.

Required Qualifications

- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Experience working or volunteering with young children or in a business/office setting.
- Education (6+ college level credit hours in a relevant field) can replace formal experience.
- Strong English language oral and written communication skills as evidenced in application documents and interview.
- United States citizen, a United States national, or a lawful permanent resident alien and at least 17 years of age.
- Willing and able to pass a tuberculosis screening (skin test or x-ray as determined by health care professional), and to provide results to partner schools.
- Consent to, and pass, confidential background checks as required by the program and partner schools.

Preferred Qualifications

- Successful completion of 24+ college hour.
- Previous experience as a tutor with the TAMIU-LBV Literacy Partnership, or successful completion of tutoring in Cuellar Elementary LEC (TAMIU class EDEL 3362).
- Formal leadership experience.
- Some knowledge of Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
- Awareness of effective literacy intervention process.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Other Information

- Annual position for AmeriCorps Literacy Partnership grant. Part time AmeriCorps members for Literacy Partnership with term of service ending June 30, 2018. Members will undergo additional background checks, a tuberculosis test, and must maintain the clearance to serve in partner schools.
– Completed employment application must include resume and a list of 3-5 references.
– Applicants must ALSO create a profile through my.AmeriCorps.gov

Summary of Job Duties

Essential Duty

Provide 1:1 tutoring to elementary students struggling with reading delays. Design and implement lessons, maintain accurate records, foster positive student relationships using positive behavior support. Serve as model tutor to others.

Percentage Of Time 80
Essential Duty

Participate actively in ongoing training, meetings and planning events with program staff and other tutors. Serve as peer leader to other tutors.

Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Duty

Identify and serve in 2 or more additional service opportunities; option to participate in out of town training or conferences; foster and maintain collaborative relationship with all service partners. In the event of a declared disaster, members may be called upon to deploy temporarily to an affected area to participate in recovery/response.

Percentage Of Time 10

Position-Specific Information

Job Open Date 09/06/2016
Job Close Date 06/30/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a high school graduate or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working or volunteering with young children or in a business/office setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have six (6)+ college level credit hours in a relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have strong English language communication skills in both orally and in writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you a United States citizen, a United States national, or a lawful permanent resident alien and at least 17 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you able/willing to obtain a tuberculosis screening (skin test or x-ray as determined by health care professional), and to provide results to partner schools?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References
Optional Documents