Become an Americorps Recovery Ambassador

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Broward County Public Schools Student Support Initiatives & Recovery Division is seeking dynamic emerging school leaders who are committed to educating today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world. BCPS is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation.

At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for targeted tutoring for at least 350 students with the aim to improve behaviors, attendance, and course passing rates in English, language arts and mathematics courses.

Essential performance responsibilities:

  • AmeriCorps members will assist in organizing, recruiting and providing support to school organizations and committees that require parent involvement.
  • Provide personalization period and after-school (non-instructional) tutoring to students as directed by school personnel.
  • Consult and cooperate with the principal/district administrator, assistant principals, school psychologists, guidance counselors, school social workers and classroom teachers in providing support services to student.
  • Members will provide tutoring to students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades, with the goal of improving student academic performance.
  • Present a positive image of the school to parents and the community.
  • Become familiar with public and private agencies (health, welfare, police, etc.) in order to better service families in need.
  • AmeriCorps members are responsible for coordinating and/or participating in community service learning projects for students enrolled in the program.
  • Discourage absenteeism by working in conjunction with the district administrator, guidance counselors and school social workers.
  • Serve as a channel of communication for relaying the concerns, thoughts and attitudes of parents and general public to the school.
  • Members will keep complete up-to-date and accurate records and reports as required.
  • Serve as a member of the school’s committees as determined by the principal/district administrator.
  • Each member will have a focus list of approximately 20 students in need of math and/or English tutoring.
  • Participate, successfully, in the training programs offered to increase the individual’s skill and proficiency related to the assignments.
  • Review current developments, literature and technical sources of information related to job responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum college sophomore student enrolled in a degree seeking program at an accredited college/university.
  • At least 18 years of age to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
  • Must be a citizen, national or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Demonstrated work experience in organization activities and/or participation with community agencies.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keyword: education. Filter by Florida for location.  

Deadline to apply is September 28, 2020.