IT/Computer Resource Coordinator (AmeriCorps), YouthBuild Philadelphia

Posted by on October 08, 2012

IT/Computer Resource Coordinator (AmeriCorps), YouthBuild Philadelphia

Posted on: September 26, 2012

12-month AmeriCorps Member (October 8, 2012 to October 7, 2013): IT/Computer Resource Coordinator position at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, an alternative 12th-Grade-only, diploma-granting high school for high-school dropouts ages 18 to 21.


Ability to serve full term of service from October 8, 2012 to October 7, 2013
A U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States.
A desire to provide needed educational, technological, or community services to an underserved community
Bachelor’s Degree
Motivation and desire to work with urban students.

Ideal candidates for these positions must be motivated self-starters with the ability to be flexible and work well with a team. A desire to work with high-need, low-income students is crucial. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, facilitation, conflict resolution, and organization skills. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to do occasional physical labor including: lifting, carrying, cleaning, painting, etc.

Candidates of all skill-levels are encouraged to apply. Training will be provided for all successful candidates.


A living allowance of $13,000 for the one-year term
Medical (HMO) and dental insurance coverage
15 personal days, plus week-long Winter and Spring Breaks, as well as School Holidays
Members are requested not to use personals days in August-September and May-June
Child care coverage (if applicable)
Loan forbearance with interest-accrual payment, and
An education award of about $5,550 upon completion of term of service (the exact amount of the award is tied to the amount of Pell Grants, which has yet to be determined).

The IT/Computer Resource Coordinator isrequired to perform the following duties:

Coordinator Responsibilities

Solicit donations of computers for use in our IT & Business Administration vocational-training program

Research businesses, organizations, high education institutions, and schools to determine possible sources of computers and identify contacts
Solicit donations of computers
Manage computer donation process
Follow-up with donors to provide applicable tax forms and acknowledgement of donation

Increase grant funding opportunities

Research donors choose grant opportunities to benefit ITBA program capacity.

Classroom Responsibilities

Provide technology-focused vocational training to high-school students by-

Working with students to refurbish donated computers, which are then redistributed to local organizations
Support the school’s Saturday School academic-enhancement program
Support student-engagement efforts by facilitating extracurricular activities.

Program Involvement

Participate in community-service projects in keeping with the school’s strong service-learning emphasis;
Serve as mentor to four or five students.


The YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is an education and job-training program for young adults who have dropped out of high school. Students in the program alternate five-week sessions between the classroom site, where they attend academic classes and develop leadership and life skills, and a vocational-training site (construction, computer technology or nursing) where they develop career-related, real-world work skills. Originally chartered in 1997, the School enrolls approximately 220 students each year. Regular hours for this position 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. The emphasis is on transitioning them successfully so that they will succeed in top-quality training schools, colleges, union apprenticeship programs, other careers and the competitive world beyond.

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