Job Opportunities

Family/Youth Coach – Family Education Program

Job Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Programs Director

Job Summary

The Family/Youth Coach is full-time, exempt position and will serve as a key member of the Americana Family Education & After School Program. The Family/Youth Coach will assist Family Leaders (e.g. parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, legal guardians, etc.) of children in ACC programs & Youth leaders in assessing their situations, capabilities, and obstacles to achieving stability. The Family coach also works to assist in identifying and accessing services needed to move Family & Youth leaders toward their goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • General knowledge of all services provided by ACC with special attention to knowledge of cultural norms and needs of families served by ACC.
  • Identify engage & enroll eligible family/youth leaders as participants through existing programs & services at ACC. Assist with family education & after school program activities
  • Works with participants to determine their goals and jointly create action plans with family & youth leaders to achieve their goals
  • Works with client to hold them accountable for their commitment to the ACC coaching program.
  • Work with family/youth leaders in identifying services and resources needed to remove barriers for completing goals, and will assist in linking families & youth with appropriate community resources toward the elimination of these barriers.
  • Foster relationships/partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, individuals and volunteers in support of family/youth success & achievement.
  • Serves as advocate for families/youth with other agencies to obtain services to meet their goals.
  • Monitors progress of the family/youth and their action plans by creating &organizing case files
  • Maintain statistical information as required for documentation by the ACC. Prepares reports and correspondence, as needed.
  • Attends and actively participates in trainings, meetings, agency events, and activities as assigned  
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor 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

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field – an equivalent combination of training and/or life experience may be substituted.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred

Special requirements

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule
  • Must have access to reliable transportation    

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

After School Youth Program Teacher – 6-12th Grade

Job Type: Part-Time, Up to 28 Hours (Must be willing to work within program hours Monday-Thursday, 3:00-8:45pm)

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator

Remunerations: $10.00/hr.

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 6-12th grade youth.
  • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for groups of 6-12th grade youth.
  • Prepare for and facilitate small groups of 6-12th grade youth in collaboration with other youth staff workers.
  • Help resolve conflicts among participants following Americana disciplinary policies.
  • Coordinate with staff and outside partners to maintain an active College and Career Readiness program, including guest speakers, college tours, and career exploration.
  • 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 Americana.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director or Youth Programs Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus

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

 

After School Youth Program Teacher – K-5th Grade

Job Type: Weekly Hours: Part-Time, Up to 28 Hours (Must be willing to work within program hours Monday-Thursday, 3:00-8:45pm)

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator

Remunerations: $10.00/hr.

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-5th grade youth.
  • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for groups of K-5th grade youth.
  • Prepare for and facilitate small groups of youth in collaboration with other youth staff workers.
  • Help resolve conflicts among participants following Americana disciplinary policies.
  • Coordinate with staff and outside partners to maintain an active College and Career Readiness program, including guest speakers, college tours, and career exploration.
  • 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 Americana.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director or Youth Programs Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus 

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

 

After School Youth Program Academic Tutor (JCPS Certified Instructor) – 6-12th Grade

Job Type: Part-Time, 4-8 hours Monday-Thursday 4:00-6:30 beginning in September 2018 *This position is a temporary contract and requires 190 hours only. Hours are flexible as long as they are during the After School Program.

Reports to:  Youth Programs Coordinator

Remunerations: $25.00/hr.

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 6-8th grade youth.
  • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for groups of 6-8th grade youth.
  • Prepare for and facilitate small groups of 6-8th grade youth in collaboration with other youth staff workers.
  • Help resolve conflicts among participants following Americana disciplinary policies.
  • Coordinate with staff and outside partners to maintain an active College and Career Readiness program, including guest speakers, college tours, and career exploration.
  • 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 Americana.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director or Youth Programs Coordinator.

 Minimum Requirement:

  • JCPS Certified Instructor
  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Bilingual a plus

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

 

Grants and VISTA Project Coordinator

 Job Type: Part-Time Contract (20-35 hours/week)

Reports To: Executive Director

Remunerations: $14.00/hr.

Job Summary:

 The Grants and VISTA Project Coordinator supports Americana World Community Center’s mission to bridge the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved populations through development efforts and assisting in the coordination of the Americana-sponsored VISTA umbrella project.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 VISTA PROJECT

  • Support the recruitment and training of new full-term and summer VISTA members
  • Liaise with the State Office to manage project activities
  • Lead bi-monthly trainings and as-needed orientations for sub-site supervisors
  • Conduct quarterly site visits to sub-sites
  • Collaborate with the Project Director and VISTA Leader to address project management issues
  • Assist in coordinating the Advisory Council
  • Assist Project Director and VISTA Leader in collecting data and submitting progress reports

GRANTS

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to manage grant calendar
  • Research new grant funding opportunities
  • Assist with applications and reports for local, state, and federal grants
  • Gather data from staff and on-site partners quarterly
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Development to revise and submit grant materials
  • Assist with other development activities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience with grant-writing and fundraising
  • Prior experience with either AmeriCorps or Peace Corps preferred
  • Comfort working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Must be willing to submit to a criminal history check

If interested in position, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Clare Rutz, Director of Development, at clare@americanacc.org. No phone calls please.