Americorps/Goodwill - Make It Happen Site Coordinator for Portland Public Schools

Job Title: Make IT Happen! Site Coordinator
Company: Americorps
Category: Americorps
Description:

The Multilingual Leadership Corps AmeriCorps Program will place AmeriCorps members in Portland, Maine schools serving K-12 English Language Learners.

This program will increase academic engagement among English Language Learners through School Skills Support, Mentoring, Aspirations (high school and college prep), and Community Engagement programs. The Multilingual and Multicultural Center oversees Portland Public Schools' English Language Acquisition Program for students whose home language is not English. To ensure equal access to educational opportunities for these students, the Center provides support services in the areas of classroom instruction, summer academic programs, staff development, curriculum and materials development, assessment, parent and community outreach, and advocacy.

Members will become part of a program called "Make IT Happen". "Make IT Happen!" is an academic support and college readiness program operated by the Multilingual and Multicultural Center at the middle & high school levels to help English Language Learners (ELLs) reach their academic potential. Each school will have an on-site supervisor. The member will become an integral part of each school's unique culture and work closely with staff members as well as students and volunteers. AmeriCorps Members will be placed at one of Portland's public schools.

Member Duties
Our mission is to ensure equal access to education opportunities for ELLs. Our students speak 60 different home languages and represent 25% of Portland's K-12 public school enrollment. You will work directly with motivated ELLs at one of the Academic Centers located at one of the public schools. You be working with other AmeriCorps, teachers, guidance counselors, local volunteers and staff members from the Multilingual and Multicultural Center to implement a variety of supports which assist in language acquisition and academic achievement. This position is ideal for a candidate who is motivated and skilled in developing student academic profiles. Superb interpersonal skills, an ability to engage and motivate students, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to set high academic standards and expectations are central to the position. A comprehensive understanding of the college application process is critical.

Program Benefits:
Health Coverage, Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training.

Terms:
Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas:
Children/Youth, Education.

Skills:
Writing/Editing, Communications, Community Organization, Youth Development, General Skills, Recruitment, Education, Teaching/Tutoring.

Start/End Date: 09/19/2014 - 08/20/2015

Work Schedule: Full Time

Education level: College graduate

Age Requirement: Minimum 21 years

Accepting Applications: From 04/01/2014 To 09/18/2015

Contact:
Tim Cronin
207-318-9775
cronit@portlandschools.org

Or apply online at my.americorps.gov

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