Join Our Team: (High School) Program Development Coordinator – AmeriCorps

In partnership with Serve Louisiana, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC) is currently recruiting one AmeriCorps position to serve in its Youth Programs division for their elementary school site. The corps member will contribute to the elementary afterschool and summer programs by building capacity in the areas of effective academic and enrichment program implementation. Corps members serve full time for 11 months starting September 1st. Benefits include a living allowance of $14,000, an education award of $5,920, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: Visit www.servelouisiana.org to learn more about the program and to download, complete, and submit your application and supplemental materials. Submitting your resume and cover letter only through the Indeed website DOES NOT complete your application.

About UREC:

UREC is a non-profit community development organization that serves the Greater Baton Rouge Area with the purpose of Building Today’s Communities for Tomorrow. UREC realizes this purpose by fulfilling its mission— “Transforming communities by investing in people and restoring neighborhoods.”

About Serve Louisiana: 
As Louisiana’s longest-running AmeriCorps program, Serve Louisiana offers young leaders 11-month opportunities to work with community-based organizations to improve the health and lives of South Louisiana families and children. Through progressive, hands-on training, coaching and mentoring, we prepare people to address the real needs facing communities — poverty, mental health and wellness, education, youth development, environmental preservation — and help to effect true, long-term change.

About the Corps Member Experience: 
Corps members serve 40 hours a week from September 1, 2018-July 31, 2019 with a community-based organization providing capacity-building activities such as volunteer coordination, program development, social media/technology coordination, and community outreach. Through their partner organization site and through Serve Louisiana, corps members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities, workshops, trainings and extensive networking opportunities.

Member Benefits: 
Serve Louisiana members work with a single partner organization from September 1st through July 31st. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A full time workload
  • Major Medical Insurance
  • 10 personal days and 6 federal holidays off
  • In-depth personal and professional development
  • $5,920 education award upon graduation, which may be applied to student loans or additional education
  • $14,000 annual living allowance, paid twice monthly
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Child care reimbursement
  • Valuable networking opportunities

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation of academic and enrichment programming, and where applicable, update programming efforts based on evaluation data from prior years
  • Support student recruitment efforts for the program and the creation of corresponding recruitment materials and collateral
  • Support the cultivation of relationships with potential community partners/volunteers/guest speakers and maintain existing ones
  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Create volunteer position descriptions
  • Create volunteer training curriculum
  • Train volunteers
  • Set-up (design, implement) systems to track and manage volunteers and volunteer hours
  • Supervise and communicate timely with volunteers
  • Organize reward celebrations of volunteers
  • Provide day-to-day program operations for the elementary school programs
  • Ensure safe arrival/dismissal of and overall learning environment for students
  • Ensure materials/supplies/room necessary for program are ready and available
  • Ensure documentation for student and staff sign in/sign out is recorded and submitted
  • Work collaboratively with all site personnel to address day to day situations that come up and inform supervisor of any problems
  • Support the evaluation of the pilot programs’ effectiveness (e.g., surveys, focus groups, advisory board) and identify areas for improvement

Job Type: Full-time

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