Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 19-May-2017 to 18-Jun-2017
  • - IUPUI
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $12,500 annually
  • VISTA/AmeriCorps

Join a dynamic AmeriCorps Team at IUPUI Office of Community Engagement. Members will tutor and mentor elementary school students in some of the cities neediest schools. Join a great team for a year of meaningful service.

Through our Academic Success Coaches program, we provide substantial in-school and after-school support to elementary-school students in the Near West and Martindale Brightwood neighborhoods in Indianapolis. We are looking for 21 Academic Success Coaches 'college-aged AmeriCorps members'committed to at least a year of community service.

Organization Overview
Family, School and Neighborhood Engagement is a sub-unit of the Office of Community Engagement and an integral part of the IUPUI campus commitment to community and economic development building increased support and connection to targeted communities through strategic relationships within the urban core.

Family, School and Neighborhood Engagement builds community partnerships and the capacity to improve quality of life through research, reflective action, and practical application for change with communities in Central Indiana. Through these relationships driven by research and praxis, Family, School and Neighborhood Engagement forges an agenda for equitable access to a higher quality of life, neighborhood by neighborhood, sector by sector, with Central Indiana communities.

Our Mission
The vitality of diverse neighborhoods is essential for the continued development of Central Indiana. Family, School and Neighborhood Engagement uses a multi-sector approach working with community partners and campus resources within the urban core to support quality of life through capacity development, education, health, and research.

Position Responsibilities
During the school day, the success coaches serve as a much-needed additional adult presence in classrooms, similar to a teacher's aide assisting with academic support as needed, both one-on-one and in small groups. They then transition with students to the after-school program, providing continuity and helping with homework and tutoring.

Working with kids from the time they arrive to school in the morning to the time they leave the after-school program at night helps the success coaches learn their students' academic strengths and weaknesses, gain insight into their emotional well-being, and mediate between their teachers and parents to ensure that they receive the support they need across the board.

The success coaches not only assist with schoolwork, but also support holistic child development, managing a range of fitness and enrichment activities, including, but not limited to chess, horticulture, soccer, and flag football. They also organize fun family activities, such as game nights and karaoke, to engage parents and help them get more involved in the education process.

Lastly, the Academic Success Coaches serve to give kids consistency' through intentional support to help guide them on their academic and life journeys.

Essential Duties
• Manage a caseload of up to students, working with the young people and their tutors to develop individualized strategies and case plans for academic improvement and success. This includes monitoring student's progress, ISTEP test preparation and scores, and school/program attendance.
• Serve as a liaison between The Academic Success Coaches program and the student's school, and community center. Developing professional relationships with the student's school staff and teachers via school visits and phone contact.
• Collect report cards, test scores, and bi-weekly progress reports completed by the student's teacher or any other official school documents needed.
• Establish professional relationships with youth's parents, attending parent meetings, and individual sessions.
• Maintain up-to-date case notes on each student, using academic case management and the program established youth development principles.
• Participate in case management sessions to communicate student status and design strategies with the school, community center, and program staff to address academic and social concerns.
• Assist with overall program needs in an effort to assure the appropriate function of the programs to support the mission.
• Maintain a professional demeanor and serve as a positive role model according to program and AmeriCorps standards.
• Performs other duties assigned.
• Members will need basic computer skills
• The job may require prolonged periods of standing but accommodation can be made

• Full Time Members will work M-Thurs and train on Fri.
• Part Time Members will work an agreed upon schedule between M-Thurs and train on some Fri.

Qualification, Skills, Required Skills/Experience:
•  HS Diploma or GED is required; enrollment in a post-secondary is desired
•  Must have at least one year of experience tutoring/teaching/volunteering.
•  Ability to be patient and well organized as well as dedicated to our students success and focused on the mission of the program and AmeriCorps.
 • Ability to motivate and maintain the interest of the students while setting an example in all areas, including time and attendance.

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