PHENND

AmeriCorps Team Leaders, Next Steps AmeriCorps Program

Posted on April 9, 2019

PHENND seeks three full-time AmeriCorps members to serve as Team Leaders and help support low-income first generation college students who are themselves enrolled as part-time AmeriCorps members. Team Leaders are an integral part of the Next Steps AmeriCorps program. For the 2019-2020 year, there will be three positions available: at Temple University, Cabrini University (Radnor), and Kutztown University (Berks County). [as of 6/20: the Cabrini position is filled; still recruiting for Temple and Kutztown)

The Next Steps AmeriCorps is designed as a college retention initiate for rising sophomores and juniors who are Pell-eligible graduates of high poverty school districts. The Next Steps AmeriCorps program engages college students in community service, mentoring, supportive workshops and leadership development. Participants known as Corps members, complete 300 hours of community service in the course of one year. Corps members are placed with community service placements and also mentor one incoming first-year student as part of their service. Team Leaders will be an integral part of the Next Steps AmeriCorps program and will be placed either at Cabrini University (Wolfington Center), Kutztown University (Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Division), or Temple University (Center for Community Partnerships).

Benefits & Compensation

Next Steps AmeriCorps Team Leaders commit to a full-time year of service (1700 hours) for a minimal living stipend of approximately $15,000 per year. Team Leaders are provided health coverage and loan forbearance for any current federal student loans. Upon completion of the full year, they also receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6095 that can be used to pay for future educational expenses and/or pay off federal student loans. SEPTA Transpass or mileage reimbursement for non-community travel provided. Team Leaders also receive professional development as a cohort, in addition to any site specific training.

Timeline

now-June 15 — Application open.  Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Expect a phone interview if your application passes an initial review.

May 15-August 15 — Top candidates interviewed by one or more campus.  Offers made.

August 15 — Deadline to accept offer

August 20 — Program start date and Mandatory Orientation with PHENND

If you have any questions, please contact Modupe Oke at modupe@phennd.org.

Apply on the AmeriCorps website here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=87495


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