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Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 2.25.12 PMEvery 26 seconds a student drops out of school in America, leading to over one million students giving up on school every year.

All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country.  You can provide that support.

City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond.  At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development.

Benefits Include:

–  $5,645 educational award for student loans or graduate study

–   Access to graduate school scholarships exclusively for City Year alumni

–   Bi-weekly living stipend

–   Federal loan forbearance

–   Professional Development & Leadership Training

Apply Now

Final Application Deadline: April 30

For more information and to apply, visit www.cityyear.org or connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to see how you can#makebetterhappen.

Contact:

Thuy Le, Senior Regional Recruitment Manager
tle[at]cityyear.org | @ThuyRecruits | 617-927-2386

AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America.  This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors.  Check out these documents for more information!

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Information

AmeriCorps VISTA Job Opening Descriptions

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Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school in America, leading to over one million students giving up on school every year.

All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country.  You can provide that support.

City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond.  At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development. Read the rest of this entry »

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The New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program is an 11-month fellowship program for emerging leaders committed to careers in social impact. RISE fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and serve as part of cohorts of approximately 25 fellows in the Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.

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Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  Read the rest of this entry »

City Year :AmeriCorps Member
  Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Every 26 seconds a student in America drops out of high school, producing one million dropouts annually. As a city Year corps member you can help lead the change in this crisis.

 City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. For information on What You’ll Do, visit www.cityyear.org/virtualopenhouse.

Here are just some things you’ll gain by joining City Year:

o Leadership training and development
o Project management and communication skills

o Eligibility for exclusive scholarships to dozens of colleges and universities
o Networking opportunities with more than 15,000 alumni
o $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award
o Federal student loan forbearance

Please apply both on MOJO and on the City Year website at http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Home_New_2011/Home_A_2011.aspx . Apply early!

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Nutrition and Agriculture Educator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

The Educator will: Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites; Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students; Lead summer program activities for students and community members, and more.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred; Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For more detail about the job description click HERE.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Farm-to-School Coordinator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011

Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to continue to expand GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Network and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture; Excellent public speaking and writing skills; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For a full description of the job position click HERE.
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications received after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE