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Thread AmeriCorps Member: August 2019-August 2020

            

 

 

Are you invested in creating a more connected and equitable Baltimore City? Are you passionate about the future of Baltimore’s youth? If so, Thread, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is recruiting committed, energized, and motivated AmeriCorps members to work with our fabulous community.

 

Your Role in the Thread Community

You will complete a year of service alongside other AmeriCorps members doing impactful work while gaining invaluable experience with our community. Thread plans to host 24 AmeriCorps members during the 2019-2020 academic year to facilitate our after-school programming where members of our community come together to work on academic assignments, build relationships, and share experiences that promote student growth. Our AmeriCorps members will also support our growing high school student enrollment by developing relationships with teachers to regularly gather academic data about students’ progress.

Our AmeriCorps members serve in a full-time capacity side-by-side with the Thread Community of students, staff, teachers, volunteers, and collaborators to support our youth in successfully graduating from high school, engaging in internships and employment, accessing individualized support services in the community and beyond.

AmeriCorps members will have opportunities for leadership within the Thread Community and also work on independent projects based on their own professional goals. AmeriCorps members will regularly meet as a cohort, participate in ongoing professional development and training opportunities, receive monthly coaching sessions from a Program Manager, and more!

  •      More information about AmeriCorps can be found here.
  •      More information about AmeriCorps in Maryland can be found here.

 

Who should apply?

Requirements:

  • High School or GED Degree
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
  • Availability to work 9 - 4:30 Monday & Friday, 9 - 6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Ability to serve full-time from August 2019 through July 2020


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with High School aged adolescents
  • Experience and/or willingness to work within a multicultural team
  • Experience with office technology (Email, G-Suite, Online Document Sharing, etc)
  • Previous service with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs
  • Previous experience with community-based and/or education programs
  • Ability to communicate professionally in-person and in-writing
  • Adaptable to multiple work styles and work environments
  • Interest in professional growth and meeting measurable goals
  • Ability to problem-solve through challenges and shortcomings
  • Willingness to be coached toward growth throughout your service


*A cover letter that addresses the above qualifications is required to be considered for the position.


General Job Duties
 

  • Facilitate programming by leading team-building, professional development, and academic activities within the ThreadHOURS space and enforcing policies to ensure the active engagement of students and volunteers.
  • Build relationships with Thread Community members and high school staff/administration to encourage community growth
  • Support programming (including but not limited to threadHOURS) by managing logistics, meeting deadlines, and assisting in event planning and implementation
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Thread Community Members, School and Community Staff, and other AmeriCorps members.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Other Requirements

  • AmeriCorps members must serve full-time from August 2019 through July 2020 and commit to a service term of 1,700 hours over an 11-month period.
  • AmeriCorps members will regularly travel to school sites throughout the week and need access to reliable transportation on a daily basis. AmeriCorps members will also make occasional trips to partner program offices and service day events.
  • AmeriCorps Members will participate in Thread AmeriCorps Orientation at the start of the program year. The orientation is an annual intensive program training to take a deeper dive into Thread, foster relationships with staff, and learn the skills necessary to execute the AmeriCorps role.

 

What We Offer / Benefits

AmeriCorps members will be provided with:

  • Annual stipend of $17,430
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members
  • Child care assistance is available through AmeriCorps Programfor those who qualify
  • Student loan forbearance on federal student loans (if eligible)
  • Education award of $5,920 after successfully completing their service term
  • Monthly BaltimoreLink Passes
  • Relocation Assistance

 

At Thread, we offer a dynamic, supportive culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our people as they grow their careers.

We anticipate that additional screenings and interviews for selected applicants will take place February - May 2019. Candidates who move forward in the process will also be asked to complete an online application with AmeriCorps directly.

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