AmeriCorps Promise Fellow (3555), White Bear Lake, Minnesota (MN)

Created 05/30/2019
Reference 11351750
State Minnesota (MN)
City White Bear Lake
Position Type:
Paraprofessionals/ Instructional Assistant

Date Posted:
4/23/2020

Location:
Secondary Bldg Locations TBD, White Bear Lake, MN

   Benefits
As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1700 hours (minimum) from September 1 st to July 31 st and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $649 twice per month , pre-tax); Health and Dental Insurance; Qualified Student Loan Forbearance; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $6195 Education Award upon successful completion of service; ongoing, extensive support and training.

Organizational Overview
Each year over 10,000 youth in Minnesota drop out of school, and Minnesota's academic achievement gap has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. To address this challenge, Minnesota Alliance With Youth (the Alliance) works to support and invest in schools and communities looking to improve graduation rates. In particular, the Alliance enlists and supports AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at host schools and organizations across the state to promote positive youth outcomes and close the achievement and opportunity gaps, including graduation for all. Promise Fellows serve at their host sites, while working with Alliance Trainers and staff for support and guidance in order to fulfill their service through AmeriCorps.

Host Site Overview Join a team of leaders in innovative education at White Bear Lake Area Schools! Utilize your passion and experience to develop personal relationships and provide one-on-one supports that re-engage and advance youth who are experiencing at-risk situations. We at White Bear Lake Area Schools believe that the unique experiences, talents, and personality that you possess will have a positive and profound impact on our students' success. The White Bear Lake Area Schools enjoy the atmosphere of a close-knit community with the learning opportunities of a major metropolitan center. We build quality lives and strong communities through compassion, integrity, respect, responsibility and service. The district is proud of its reputation for excellence in every part of a student's career as well in its commitment to ensuring that each student is the primary agent in their learning. White Bear Lake Area Schools is committed to providing expanding access to a broad range of opportunities that enhance student success at all levels. Our strong Promise Fellow program plays a critical role in the educational heritage of White Bear Lake.
Position Background Promise Fellows at White Bear Lake Area Schools are active and integral members of the student support team at their school site. Each of our Promise Fellows serve at least 30 youth in grades 6-12. Promise Fellows partner with a site-supervisor, school psychologist, social worker, and counselor, as well as staff educators to create the conditions for each of their focus students to re-engage and experience positive academic and social-emotional outcomes. Promise Fellows develop invaluable student relationships, analyze data, make referrals, identify youth who need support, provide academic support, and connect youth to resources and programs that will improve their engagement in school and learning. Promise Fellows are trained in the AVID Tutorial process and instructional strategies and are an active part of the AVID system, providing bi-weekly tutoring to AVID students. Promise Fellows have access to participate in student after-school and summer enrichment programs if desired.
Position Responsibilities
Essential Functions: Promise Fellows will support and deliver a variety of activities to support students. These activities include: Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students. Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth in grades 6-10 will experience academic gains. Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students. Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in service and leadership activities. Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration. Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations. Maintain program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator. Develop and execute a professional plan for the service year and life after AmeriCorps Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments. Support as an AVID Tutor in an AVID classroom up to 2 days a week or as needed
Marginal Functions: Support teachers and other school and community members to determine the best local dropout prevention strategies, including how community volunteers will help address the needs of the targeted youth. Organize field trips and other special events to make learning and being at school more engaging and relevant to youth who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out.
Requirements Must be at least 18 years old Have a high school diploma or GED Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass background checks before being officially enrolled by Minnesota Alliance With Youth.
Qualifications Interest in youth, service, education, and non-profit work Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to deal effectively with a variety of tasks, priorities, and people in order to meet goals Ability to work effectively with people of a variety of backgrounds and cultures Self-motivated, able to work in a team, take initiative and work independently Able to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the program
Desirable Characteristics Associates Degree or Bachelor of Arts Degree Volunteer experience and desire to develop a strong ethic of service Experience working collaboratively with youth and adults Commitment to positive youth development
Typical Work Environment Able to work at a computer for up to 8 hours per day Able to work in environment that is noisy with many young people and adults demanding attention Able to work independently as well as on teams Work setting may include working in a cubicle and/or sharing office and computer with other members/staff
Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full-time or have another full-time position and serve with the Alliance; Promise Fellows must serve in a full time capacity for a minimum of 40 hours per week during their term of service.

TO APPLY: Please visit https://mnyouth.net/ . Select "White Bear Lake" as your site location to submit your application. Contact Jennifer.Babiash@isd624.org with questions.

Please note: We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. This position may not displace another employee or position in any way. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities. This document is available in alternative formats. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The White Bear Lake Area School District leading. . .
minds to learning,
hearts to compassion,
lives to community service.

Employer White Bear Lake Area Schools, ISD 624

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