Job Opportunities

Community Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will strengthen important ties with community members that Americana serves and partner organizations through outreach. The VISTA member will conduct regular meetings with community leaders to assess program effectiveness, community needs, and education opportunities. This information will be used to guide the direction of future programming. The VISTA member will also work to strengthen Americana’s volunteer and mentoring programs through outreach, training, and create a social media campaign focused on community awareness.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Housing,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible
 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 Required Qualifications:  College Graduate, Experience Working with Diverse Populations, Demonstrated Commitment to Volunteering/Service
Preferred Skills:  General Skills,  Team Work,  Community Organization,  Recruitment,  Education,  Communications,  Leadership
Accepting applications through 11/30/2017. Apply today through the MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76744&fromSearch=true.
 Questions? Contact Sarah Flarsheim, sarah@americanacc.org or (502)366-7813.

Family and Youth Programs AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps member will work to develop programs focused on the College and Career Readiness initiative for low-income, at-risk, refugee and immigrant teenage youth enrolled in youth programs. The AmeriCorps member will also work to foster community and parental engagement in after-school programming through outreach and trainings, as well as developing a high school to college mentoring program. As a result of these programs, Americana hopes to make education and career readiness a family-centric activity with strong community support.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Housing,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible
 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 Required Qualifications:  College Graduate, Experience Working with Diverse Populations, Experience Working with Youth, Demonstrated Commitment to Volunteering/Service
Preferred Skills:  Leadership,  Non-Profit Management,  Teaching/Tutoring,  Public Speaking,  Team Work,  Communications,  Community Organization,  Youth Development,  Writing/Editing,  Recruitment,  Education,  General Skills
Accepting applications through 11/30/2017. Apply today through the MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76745&fromSearch=true
 Questions? Contact Sarah Flarsheim, sarah@americanacc.org or (502)366-7813.

Children &Youth Programs – Teacher

Job Type: Part-Time

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator

Remunerations: $13.75/hour

Job Summary

Children and Youth Programs staff are responsible for planning daily activities which serve youth K-12th grades during the After School Program  and creating long term objectives and goals for classes, tutoring, homework help, and other enrichment opportunities that serve our primary population of refugee, immigrant and U.S. born youth learning English as a Second language (ESL).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain an environment conducive to learning for students through homework help and tutoring for K-12th grade youth.
    • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for groups of k-12th grade youth.
    • Prepare for and facilitate small groups of youth in collaboration with other youth staff workers.
    • Help resolve conflicts among participants following ACC disciplinary policies.
    • Mentor, support, and encourage the success of our students in school, at home and in the community.
    • Maintains ongoing and appropriate communication between supervisor, team members and general staff to ensure that all information is transparent and accurate.
    • Participate in mandatory staff development trainings to increase professional knowledge of issues affecting populations represented at ACC.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director or Youth Programs Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in an inclusive environment
  • A willingness to persevere through challenging situations
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all socio-economic groups
  • Team-oriented perspective

Minimum Requirements

  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Must be willing to work within program hours 2:30-7:00 pm

Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and/ or bilingual applicants

If interested in position, please email cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer, Programs Director, at emilie@americanacc.org. No phone calls please.

Children &Youth Programs – 3rd  -5th Grade Family Education Teacher

Job Type: Part-Time

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator

Remunerations: $13.75/hour

Job Summary

The Family Education Teacher are responsible for planning daily activities which serve youth 3-5th grade students and their parents during the Family Education Program. The Family Education teacher will also create long term objectives and goals for classes, tutoring, homework help, and other enrichment opportunities that serve our primary population of refugee, immigrant and U.S. born youth and parents learning English as a Second language (ESL).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

      • Develop and maintain an environment conducive to learning for students through homework help and tutoring for 3-5th grade youth.
      • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for groups of 3-5th grade youth.
      • Prepare for and facilitate groups of youth and parents in collaboration with Family Education teachers.
      • Help resolve conflicts among participants following Americana disciplinary policies.
      • Mentor, support, and encourage the success of our students in school, at home and in the community.
      • Maintains ongoing and appropriate communication between supervisor, team members and general staff to ensure that all information is transparent and accurate.
      • Participate in mandatory staff development trainings and meetings to increase professional knowledge of issues affecting populations represented at Americana.
      • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in an inclusive environment
  • A willingness to persevere through challenging situations
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all socio-economic groups 
  • Team-oriented perspective

Minimum Requirements

  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Must be willing to work within program hours 5:30-9:00 pm Monday -Thursday

Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and/ or bilingual applicants 

If interested in position, please email cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer, Programs Director, at emilie@americanacc.org. No phone calls please.