Iroquois Elementary School is looking for members to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year. Ideal candidates will have interest in working with children, serving the country, and making Americans safer, stronger, and healthier. Candidates do not have to have prior education experience or an education degree.
AmeriCorps members are provided with a living allowance and an education award applied directly to student loans upon completion of their term of service.
If you are interested, please contact Veronica Will, Assistant Principal, at 814 899-7643 ext. 2002, or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://keystonesmiles.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=113 to apply directly!
What is AmeriCorps? Like the Military or Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a way to serve your country. AmeriCorpsmembers make Americans safer, stronger, and healthier. They strengthen our communities and above all, get things done.
Who is eligible to serve? Must be 17 years of age or older by start date of service. Candidates selected to serve must submit the following documentation to verify their eligibility: Driver’s license / PA State ID card, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Proof of Education (High School Diploma, College ID, Transcripts). Additionally, all candidates must be able to pass all required State and FBI background checks. AmeriCorps host site placements may have additional qualifications for their AmeriCorps members.
What will I be doing while serving? SCHOOL-BASED Positions: Members provide focused academic assistance, one-on-one/small group instruction, RTI Model, Credit Recovery, Title 1 remediation and support, Standardized Test preparation, STEM activities, and progress monitoring. Services take place in before, during, and after-school programming in a public or private school settings. COMMUNITY-BASED (Non-Profit) Positions: Members provide academic support services, mentoring, STEM activities and service learning in alternative education, early childhood, and/or after-school programs.
What is the commitment and hour requirements? Members selected to serve in School Districts will commit to a full-time schedule averaging 40 hours /wk. for a minimum of 1700 hours. Members selected to serve in Community Based Non-Profit Organizations will commit to a less than full-time capacity in either a half-time (900 hours) or reduced half-time (675 Hours) with a less than full time schedule averaging 20-30hrs/wk.
AmeriCorps Member Position Details
Schedule: Full Time Hours Mon- Fri
Gross Living Allowance: $727.00 paid twice a month to cover basic expenses during your term. Received twice a month. Amount is pretax.
Education Award: $6,345.00 (1700hr) / $4,441.50 (1200hr) – Money for College and Trade School: The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is offered to individuals who complete a term of service and can be used to pay for a range of educational expenses, like repaying qualified student loans or future tuition payments. You can earn up to 2 Full Time Education awards while serving up to 4 service terms.
Health Care: Individual Health Care for those not currently covered received while serving in AmeriCorps. No Cost to Member
Childcare: Provided to those who are income eligible in order to cover the cost of childcare
Loan Deferment & Interest Forbearance: Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps. Generally, the Trust pays all interest for members serving full time who complete their term of service.
Alumni Network: Join a network of like-minded leaders passionate about improving communities. AmeriCorps alumni receive access to special benefits and resources. For example, many colleges and universities match the Education Award and offer additional AmeriCorps scholarships. Free to Join
Additional benefits include:
- Experience providing academic support Full Time in a school setting
- Act 48 Credits (PA Certified teachers)
- Hands-on experience and portfolio development
- A lifetime of service family and friends!
The member will increase the capacity of the school by providing academic assistance and/or service-learning activities to students within grades K-12 who are identified as at risk, economically disadvantaged and/or have special or exceptional needs. Each student will receive one-on one and/or small group instruction in before, during and after-school programs for 3-5 times per week for 30-90 minutes a session. As a result, students will demonstrate improved academic performance in literacy and/or math as measured by pre/post standardized test and/or improved academic engagement as measured by pre/post rubrics.
AmeriCorps members serving in schools could participate in any of the following activities:
- Increase the capacity of the school to provided targeted, one-on-one and small group instruction in math and/or literacy for students who are not grade-level proficient
- Utilize the curriculum-based instruction STEM to educate students in four individual disciplines -science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as integrated projects to be used to support both the academic standards and/or the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards.
- Provide intensive progress monitoring to help inform and refine instruction and intervention for students who fail to meet proficiency benchmarks in curriculum-based assessments or standardized tests.
- Provide and support Credit Recovery opportunities for students who are at risk for retention or drop out to meet promotion or graduation requirements.
- Deliver targeted Standardized Test preparation and remediation to students whose PSSA and Keystone Exam performance indicates a lack of proficiency
- Provide homework help and study skills instruction for students through before and after school programs
- Utilize a combination of interventions provided by the school staff to deliver individualized remediation and support to struggling students identified by Title 1 or Special Education assessments/screenings in Reading and/or Math
- Utilize a combination of interventions provided by the school staff to deliver individualized remediation and support to struggling students identified by Title 1 or Special Education assessments/screenings in Reading and/or Mathematics
Additional activities could be assigned by the host site and will be provided on the member’s service description upon acceptance.
The national service movement that engages thousands of men and women of all ages and backgrounds in service often referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, aimed at meeting the needs in the areas of Education, Public Safety, Environment, and Human Services. AmeriCorps is much more than a service program. It is a movement that unites Americans to improve our neighborhoods and our lives. In communities large and small throughout America, AmeriCorps Members are taking responsibility, learning valuable skills, and helping their friends and neighbors and Getting Things Done! AmeriCorps is part of a tradition of service, and it represents America at its best – making a lasting difference while promoting the values of community, responsibility, and opportunity.
To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits visit the National Recruitment website at https://americorps.gov/serve
This program operates its program subject to the nondiscrimination requirements. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, or military service.. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service.