Resource Development Coordinator, YouthBuild Charter School

Posted on May 23, 2011

Resource Development Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA Member)

Posted on: May 13, 2011

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School (YBPCS) serves a young adult population of 18-20 year-old high school dropouts. The school offers participants a unique opportunity to earn a high school diploma and acquire important job skills through a vigorous 12-month program of alternating three 6-week blocks of academics and work experience. The core academic courses consist of Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and General Science. The work experience consists of hands-on training in construction, computer-refurbishment, or nursing assistance. YBPCS has been in operation for 18 years and received its charter in 1997. In the 2010-11 school year, the school is serving 219 students. Regular school hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Our mission is to provide out-of-school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community. We develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so that they will succeed in top-quality colleges, trade schools and the competitive world beyond.

Member Duties & Responsibilities:
The Resource Development Coordinator will work to bring in additional sources of funding and in-kind donations that works to impact YBPCS’s mission. This person will assist with grant writing, including grants to supplement our green initiatives, solicitation of in-kind donations, and participation in fundraising events. For this position, we are seeking a college graduate, with great communication skills and a commitment to community engagement and education.

Our twelve-month position as a Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA Member requires:

o Your ability to serve full-time from August 2011 to August 2012.

o Your citizenship status must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States.

o You must desire to provide needed community services to an under-served community while receiving the following benefits: a living allowance of $949/month, an education award of $5,350 upon successful completion of term of service, loan forbearance w/ interest accrual payment, child care coverage (if applicable), and health benefits.

Interested applicants should send the following via mail, e-mail or fax:

Cover letter
List of 3 Professional References

Attn: Meredith Molloy,
Development Director
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
1231 North Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Telephone: (215) 627-8671, ext. 23
Fax: (215) 763-5774

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