AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Student Success Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-818364
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Volunteer
    • Date Updated: May 11, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: September 1, 2022
Invite a friend
facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email


Job Description:

Position: Americorps Promise Fellow Student Success Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Service Term: September 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023 (30 hours a week)

Are you someone who is passionate about educational equity, like to have fun, and want to support Minneapolis Public School students reach their full potential? LearningWorks is looking for an Americorps Promise Fellow to help support our amazing middle and high school aged students. This 11 month-long service position is a great opportunity to gain important jobs skills that will help prepare you for your career path while also making an impact on the community.

Interested candidates should apply through Minnesota Alliance with Youth website.

LearningWorks - Launched in 2000 through a unique public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and The Blake School (Blake), LearningWorks’s mission is to provide a challenging, year-round academic enrichment program for motivated and historically excluded students, setting them on a post-secondary path while preparing and inspiring talented college and high school students to become the next generation of educators. Formed to address the barriers to educational equity, LearningWorks has an aspirational vision of what school and learning could be for all students when education is student centered, culturally responsive and equitable.

About the Role
The Americorps Promise Fellow will work as part of a small 4 person leadership team to ensure the success of LearningWorks in all areas, but will be primarily responsible for working with a cohort of LearningWorks students as they navigate their path to academic success.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students.

  • Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth will experience academic gains.

  • Meet regularly with the LearningWorks leadership team to review date and identify youth to serve; track student progress

  • Develop and organize projects that engage youth in LearningWorks programming, including post-secondary preparation efforts.

  • Recruit and/or support volunteers and/or community partners to work with youth participants in areas such as tutoring, mentoring and college and career exploration.

  • Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance.

  • Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and LearningWorks meetings and assignments.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Takes initiative, self-motivated, able to identify problems and develop solutions

  • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments, models fairness and transparency in interactions

  • Able to operate effectively in diverse environments and interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds

  • Self-directed, takes responsibility for own learning

  • Comfort in working independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to make informed decisions

  • Accepts direction and coaching

  • Embraces a growth mindset and committed to continuous improvement

  • Excellent communication and computer skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships

  • Effective at multitasking, able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously

Pluses:

  • Bilingual

  • Experience with Salesforce, social media, and Google Apps

  • Understanding of the Breakthrough Collaborative model

  • Strong data tracking and analysis skills

Interested applicants should apply through Minnesota Alliance with Youth’s website but questions regarding the position can be directed to Tricia Crossman, Executive Director of LearningWorks at tcrossman@blakeschool.org.