Massachusetts Promise Fellow, 9th Grade

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow
SquashBusters Boston, 7th Grade

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Fellow projects focus on college and career exploration and/or academic enrichment.

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with schools, non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing: a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.

he SquashBusters Massachusetts Promise Fellows will work alongside other staff to help support the incoming 9th grade cohort. The Fellow is responsible for supporting the academic and personal development of approximately 25-35 middle and high school students on the SquashBusters Boston team through a holistic approach that focuses on building strong relationships with them, their families, and school partners.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee daily classroom homework sessions connecting students with volunteers and assisting where needed
  • Closely monitor students’ academic progress and communicate regularly with school staff
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop, implement and evaluate academic enrichment curriculum
  • Help students connect to external opportunities (summer employment opportunities, SAT prep, internships, etc.)
  • Collaborate and communicate with Squash Busters staff, families, and community partners
  • Participate in community service projects and field trips
  • Assist in supporting academic volunteers with potential for involvement in recruitment/orientation
  • A Fellow with a driver’s license to assist in helping drive students to and from matches, team trips, community service projects, summer camps, etc. a plus.
  • Complete program evaluation requirements including but not limited to preparing monthly reports, a youth attendance tracker, and time sheets
  • Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the state

Qualifications

  • Reliable, responsible, and open to receiving and giving feedback
  • A passion for and ability to relate effectively to students and staff from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver’s license is ideal
  • Bachelor’s degree, or Associate’s degree with relevant experience
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Deep belief in the power and potential of young people to create social change
  • Enthusiasm for promoting healthy habits and for varsity sports a plus
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not Massachusetts), and a fingerprint based FBI. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on the results of this screening

Fellow Schedule

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-7 pm, Friday 10am-6pm
  • Occasional Saturday commitments

Fellow Service Location

795 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Site Contact Name

Mikhail Darlington

m.darlington@squashbusters.org

Benefits

For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive: A taxable living allowance of up to $18,000/year+ Excellent training opportunities+ FREE courses at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies & discounted courses upon successfully completing the service year+ Loan forbearance and an up to $6,345 educational award ♦ Travel allowance to MPF Meetings+Career coaching and support+ Healthcare benefits

Apply ASAP!

Applicants are hired on a rolling basis.

Visit MPF Application 2021 to complete a general application as soon as possible.

 More Info

  • Selection decisions will be made on or before July, 2021. All position offers will be provisional until 2021-2022 federal funding has been
  • Program start date is August 16th, 2021
  • More information about SquashBusters Boston and the youth program can be found at www.squashbusters.org
  • Visit masspromisefellows.org for detailed program information

 

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship {MPF) is on equal opportunity employer. At MPF, we do not just accept difference we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, youth, and our community. We require that all our partners make reasonable accommodations for interviews and service for any and all individuals with a permanent or temporary disability. We actively partner with organizations representing minority concerns and interests to build high-performing teams that mirror the communities we serve.