AmeriCorps Member Positions

AC-and-Employers-for-NSChange communities and lives by becoming a Civic Works AmeriCorps member.

What is an AmeriCorps member?

Civic Works AmeriCorps members spend one year or one summer serving Baltimore’s communities. In return, they receive a stipend, training, and an education award that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans.

Our AmeriCorps members tutor students, grow food, create community gardens, repair homes, provide energy education, and more. They represent a diverse range of ages and backgrounds.

Who is eligible to join AmeriCorps?

In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be:
• At least 17 years old;
• A U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien; and
• Able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check

Open Positions

Baltimore Energy Challenge Energy Educator - 900 Hour

Estimated Start and End Date:  

02/2017-08/2017

 

Position Summary:

This is a public service position dedicated to meeting a critical need to educate Baltimore City residents, businesses and students about how to save energy in their homes, businesses and schools. The Energy Educator will serve as an AmeriCorps member, and is expected to finish the entire service term of 900 hours. The member will receive a living stipend biweekly, and a Segal education award after the service term is complete. Teams serve Monday-Friday with some additional evening and Saturday projects.

 

The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) teaches low to no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses and nonprofits through a grassroots effort in neighborhoods and schools. We ask everyone to sign a pledge committing to reduce their energy use through behavior change and for that, we thank them with a kit of energy saving products (LED light bulb, draft stoppers, toilet tank bank, LED nightlight and informational materials). The resources we provide along with consistent energy saving behavior on behalf of the participants have helped communities reduce their energy usage from 4-13%, and Baltimore City achieve its goal of 15% reduction in energy use by 2015.
Beginning late 2013, BEC introduced its Energy Efficiency Program to include installation of energy conservation equipment in the homes of Baltimore residents (i.e., programmable thermostats, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, etc.). The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Foundation. BEC’s current goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Baltimore City 15% by 2020. BEC will achieve this by completing 15,000 home energy upgrades by June 2017 with the help of AmeriCorps members serving in this position.

 

Organization and Program Description:

 

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  Civic Works goals are to Build Brighter Futures through education and job training, grow Healthy Food and Green Communities, and create Safe and Affordable Housing.

 

Member Service Activities:

  • Assess and improve the comfort and safety of Baltimore City spaces while reducing energy usage.
  • Assist BEC staff to complete installation of energy efficiency equipment, including but not limited to energy-efficient lighting, water-saving fixtures, carbon monoxide detector, hot water heater wrap and pipe wraps, power-strips, and timer devices.
  • Conduct assessments of participants’ roofs and apply cool roof coatings.
  • Educate residents about low and no-cost energy saving measures and behavioral changes to achieve additional energy savings at home, school, and work.
  • Recruit, train, and lead Energy Captain volunteers to help spread our message and resources among the community.
    • Conduct high quality lessons and activities focused on energy conservation in a classroom setting.
  • Provide information for additional energy efficiency services and other related citywide resources.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track and analyze program effectiveness.
  • Assist in the development of energy efficiency lesson plans relevant to the BEC mission and school outreach goals.
  • Conduct direct outreach to recruit program partners and participants and educate the community.
  • Plan and conduct community information sessions and/or act as a liaison between BEC and partner programs.

-Assist with social media marketing and newsletter creation.

-Complete office and warehouse duties such as conducting inventory, preparing energy starter and home install kits on a regular basis, managing recycling, ensuring consistent stock of outreach documents distributed in homes and to the community.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Committed to the mission of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and serving community members.
  • Physical ability to stoop, crawl, stand, bend, climb (including work on ladders of varying heights) and lift up to 50 pounds to perform work necessary for proper installation of energy saving equipment.
  • Ability to serve in varying conditions with exposure to any or all of the following: heat, cold, heights, dust, dirt, indoors, and outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to serve in all areas of the city.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with Baltimore city residents.
  • Ability to serve with others using a team model and teamwork principles.
  • Knowledge of energy conservation practices.
  • Experience serving in low income communities.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 900 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $2907.50 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

  • Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Baltimore Energy Challenge. Complete and submit application to listing.
  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@baltimoreenergychallenge.org

Baltimore Energy Challenge Energy Educator - 300 Hour

Estimated Start and End Date:  

02/2017-08/2017

 

Position Summary:

This is a public service position dedicated to meeting a critical need to educate Baltimore City residents, businesses and students about how to save energy in their homes, businesses and schools. The Energy Educator will serve as an AmeriCorps member, and is expected to finish the entire service term of 300 hours. The member will receive a living stipend biweekly, and a Segal education award after the service term is complete. Teams serve Monday-Friday with some additional evening and Saturday projects.

 

The Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) teaches low to no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses and nonprofits through a grassroots effort in neighborhoods and schools. We ask everyone to sign a pledge committing to reduce their energy use through behavior change and for that, we thank them with a kit of energy saving products (LED light bulb, draft stoppers, toilet tank bank, LED nightlight and informational materials). The resources we provide along with consistent energy saving behavior on behalf of the participants have helped communities reduce their energy usage from 4-13%, and Baltimore City achieve its goal of 15% reduction in energy use by 2015.
Beginning late 2013, BEC introduced its Energy Efficiency Program to include installation of energy conservation equipment in the homes of Baltimore residents (i.e., programmable thermostats, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, etc.). The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Foundation. BEC’s current goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Baltimore City 15% by 2020. BEC will achieve this by completing 15,000 home energy upgrades by June 2017 with the help of AmeriCorps members serving in this position.

 

Organization and Program Description:

 

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  Civic Works goals are to Build Brighter Futures through education and job training, grow Healthy Food and Green Communities, and create Safe and Affordable Housing.

 

Member Service Activities:

  • Assess and improve the comfort and safety of Baltimore City spaces while reducing energy usage.
  • Assist BEC staff to complete installation of energy efficiency equipment, including but not limited to energy-efficient lighting, water-saving fixtures, carbon monoxide detector, hot water heater wrap and pipe wraps, power-strips, and timer devices.
  • Conduct assessments of participants’ roofs and apply cool roof coatings.
  • Educate residents about low and no-cost energy saving measures and behavioral changes to achieve additional energy savings at home, school, and work.
  • Recruit, train, and lead Energy Captain volunteers to help spread our message and resources among the community.
    • Conduct high quality lessons and activities focused on energy conservation in a classroom setting.
  • Provide information for additional energy efficiency services and other related citywide resources.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track and analyze program effectiveness.
  • Assist in the development of energy efficiency lesson plans relevant to the BEC mission and school outreach goals.
  • Conduct direct outreach to recruit program partners and participants and educate the community.
  • Plan and conduct community information sessions and/or act as a liaison between BEC and partner programs.

-Assist with social media marketing and newsletter creation.

-Complete office and warehouse duties such as conducting inventory, preparing energy starter and home install kits on a regular basis, managing recycling, ensuring consistent stock of outreach documents distributed in homes and to the community.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

  • Committed to the mission of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and serving community members.
  • Physical ability to stoop, crawl, stand, bend, climb (including work on ladders of varying heights) and lift up to 50 pounds to perform work necessary for proper installation of energy saving equipment.
  • Ability to serve in varying conditions with exposure to any or all of the following: heat, cold, heights, dust, dirt, indoors, and outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to serve in all areas of the city.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with Baltimore city residents.
  • Ability to serve with others using a team model and teamwork principles.
  • Knowledge of energy conservation practices.
  • Experience serving in low income communities.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $1230.69 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

  • Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Baltimore Energy Challenge. Complete and submit application to listing.
  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@baltimoreenergychallenge.org

Cities for All Ages Construction Apprentice

Estimated Start and End Date:  2/6/17-3/31/17

 

Position Summary:
Cities for All Ages Construction Apprentice will assist the construction leader in performing home repair tasks for our elderly clients.  Such tasks as installing grab bars, railings, doorbells, and motion lights, as well as removing trip hazards are normal parts of the day. As part of these responsibilities, the member will learn how to use the appropriate tools and materials to finish these tasks.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.

Cities for All Ages makes homes safer for older adults living in Baltimore City. Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and injuries sustained from falls can prevent older adults from living at home and participating in family and community activities. We provide services to Baltimore senior citizens over the age of 65, including fall prevention information, safety repairs, referrals to supportive services, and occupational therapy.

 

Member Service Activities:

 

The tasks require standing, walking, lifting and carrying, as well as using small hand and power tools.  There are basic tasks needed, such as reading a tape measure and locating the particular materials needed. Members will need to identify specific fasteners needed and use them to mount/install the various items needed by our clients. They will use drills and screw guns to prepare holes for fasteners and drive them securely.  They will clean up sawdust and scraps and vacuum and wipe the areas clean.  They will need to drill into concrete and brick to mount railing posts and brackets.  They will learn to spray paint the rails as needed and maintain a neat work site.

 

Desired Skills and Education:

 

There is no previous training required.  We provide on-site training for the tools and materials used.  We also provide safety training and work to enhance math skills.

 

Terms of Service:

 

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, a biweekly stipend of $680 and an educational award of $ 1,20.69 upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for Cities for All Ages.
  • If you already have an account:

○     login

○     Go to search listings

○     Under program name write Cities for All Ages

○     Select position and click apply

  • New users:

○     select “apply” under login box

○     Follow steps to create a myAmeriCorps account and application

○     Go to search listings

○     Under program name type Cities for All Ages and click apply.

 

  1. Forward your Civic Works AmeriCorps Application, RESUME and COVER LETTER, which explains why you are interested in the position by replying to this posting to gfelser@civicworks.com. Hire date is February 1, 2017.

Community Lot Team Member (300 hrs of service)

Estimated Start and End Date:  

Start Date: May, 2017

End Date: July, 2017 (300 hrs of service)

 

Position Summary:

AmeriCorps Community Lot Team Members will transform vacant lots in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens. Team members will learn how to properly use hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment involved in landscaping. These individuals will serve with community members and help lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain green spaces. Team members will also participate in environmental education lessons, job skills training, and workforce development activities.

 

Organization and Program Description:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service.  The Community Lot Team transforms vacant and abandoned lots in Baltimore City into community gardens and green spaces. AmeriCorps members, community residents, local artists, and volunteer groups serve together to create and maintain thriving community spaces.

Member Service Activities:

 

  • Transform vacant lots in locations throughout Baltimore City into communal green spaces and public gardens.
  • Learn how to properly use power tools and heavy equipment responsibly and safely.

 

    • Learn basic and complex techniques involved in urban landscaping.

 

  • Serve with community members and lead volunteer groups to conceptualize, create, and maintain spaces.

 

    • Interact daily with a diverse team

 

  • Commit to serve as an AmeriCorps member for the entire term.
  • Serve Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (40 hours/week) for the length of the service term. Occasional weekend and evening hours required
  • Daily manual labor outdoors is required, rain or shine

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to serve closely with a partner and a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to serve 40 hours a week (Monday – Friday, and/or weekend service days with volunteer groups).
  • Ability to pass a drug test and agreement to have a criminal background check and National Sex Offender Registry Search completed.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and use your hands.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and serve in difficult weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

 

NOT NEEDED, BUT DESIRED:

  • A driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of basic landscaping and design techniques.
  • Experience serving in low-income communities.

 

Benefits:

  • $680 bi-weekly living stipend.
  • Education Award after completing entire 300 hr slot.
  • Loan Forbearance (Depending on lender, will not have to pay for student loans during duration of project).

Terms of Service:

This position is a 300 hour AmeriCorps service term. The AmeriCorps member will receive training, professional development, a bi-weekly stipend of $680 and an educational award upon successful completion of service that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or “lawful permanent resident alien”; and able to pass a drug test and criminal and sex offender background check.

 

As an AmeriCorps member you may NOT participate in the following activities during service hours:

 

Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

 

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit AmeriCorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

 

Abortion referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

 

Clerical Service: Civic Works AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

 

Fund Raising: Civic Works AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fundraising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

 

The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

 

How to Apply:

 

  1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create an AmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search listings for Community Lot Team. Create and submit an application to appropriate listing.
  2. E-mail resume and letter of interest to hkuttner@civicworks.com, or call Harry Kuttner at 312-504-0129
  3. Fill out an application on our website (https://civicworks.com/get-involved/americorps-member-positions/) or in person at our office located at 2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213.

REACH! Advocate

About Civic Works, Inc:

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, and make homes safer for older adults. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

About REACH! Partnership:

REACH! Partnership is an innovative, college-focused transformation school for Baltimore City middle and high school students operated by Civic Works. The school is unique in its ability to effectively partner with not only educators, but also with businesses, corporations and community groups to create authentic learning opportunities for its student body. In addition to providing an academically rigorous curriculum, REACH! Partnership provides students with opportunities to learn marketable skills in construction and health care professions. Key partners include Johns Hopkins Health Systems, Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Metro Chapter (ABC), Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community (CHM) and Baltimore City Community College.

Civic Works’ AmeriCorps members serve as advocates at REACH! supporting student success and a positive learning experience.

REACH! Advocate Position Description:

AmeriCorps Advocates at REACH! Partnership will commit to a term of 300, 450, or 900 hours for the duration of school year. Positions are part-time, and Advocates will have the opportunity to choose between morning, afternoon, or evening shifts. During the completion of the term, Advocates will support students in the classroom, as well as their extracurricular activities, participate in activities throughout the school, provide support to teachers and administrators in the building, and serve as mentors and role models to students at REACH! Partnership. Civic Works staff will provide opportunities for ongoing training and professional development, as well as other service activities that will allow Advocates to have an overall positive impact on the Baltimore Community.

Responsibilities:

-Support students and teachers in a classroom setting

-Support student success academically

-Serve as a student mediator; execute conflict resolution skills

-Serve as a student mentor

-Support in planning and execution of school-wide events

-Maintain required training certifications, including CPR/First Aid and Conflict Resolution

-Participate in school based and organization wide service projects

Requirements:

-Must be 18 years of age or older

-Must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

-Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check, and able to pass a drug screening

-Ability to follow instructions and work cooperatively with other Team Members, Staff and Administrators

-Completion of at least two semesters of college coursework, and an interest in education, human services, social work, business, or any other similar major, preferred.

-Must be able to use and have access to the internet

-Ability to work independently and with a team

-Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be self-motivated

Benefits:

Biweekly living allowance of $212 to $602.08. Eligibility to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,222, $1,527.78, or 2,887.50 for 300, 450, or 900 hours of service, respectively. The Education Award can be applied to current college tuition or student loan repayment depending on the school or institution. Each member will become certified in CPR/First Aid, receive graduate support services, as well as leadership and team building training opportunities.

Prohibited Activities*

Political Advocacy: Americorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: Americorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit Americorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: Americorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Americorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Americorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund raising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

*The list above is a summary for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/12_0731_americorps_provisions.pdf

To apply, complete following steps:

Civic Works - AVID

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program was developed in order to close the achievement gap and improve the rate of academic success in all students. AVID has developed an in school curriculum which includes a focus on daily writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading, enrollment in rigorous courses, preparation for college and college visits, organization, speaking, and time management skills, Student-Service Learning projects, and participation in tutorials with trained college or AP student tutors.

Civic Works, Inc recruits, hires, and trains AmeriCorps members to serve as college tutors in the AVID classroom for the duration of the school year. AVID tutors undergo 20 hours of training in the areas of AVID methodology, AmeriCorps and Civic Works orientation, professionalism in the work place, serving diverse student populations, and behavior modification classroom management techniques. The AVID tutor commits to a 300, 450, or 675 hour term of AmeriCorps service. Due to the nature of the service performed and the need of the schools served, the position offers flexible scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the AVID program at the assigned school.
  • Implement AVID methodologies as trained.
  • Engage students in tutorials.
  • Participate in AVID school functions.
  • Participate in Civic Works trainings and events, monthly quadrant meetings, and a minimum of two (2) service projects.
  • Participate in AmeriCorps related events and/or programming.
  • Effectively communicate with AVID students, staff, and teachers.
  • Effectively communicate with Civic Works staff and personnel.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service and improving the lives of local students.

Position Requirements:

Candidate must:

  • Comply with AmeriCorps terms, including: being a U.S. Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Possess good communication and problem solving skills
  • Have completed of two (2) semesters of college course work
  • Pass a background check and sex offender screening, as well as be fingerprinted in compliance with BCPS guidelines
  • Have daytime availability
  • Have reliable transportation

Prohibited Activities:

As an AmeriCorps member, the tutor may NOT participate in the following activities while receiving service hours:

 Political Advocacy: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: AmeriCorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion.

Clerical Service: AmeriCorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: AmeriCorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund-raising events, mailing, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants), or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

Abortion Referrals: AmeriCorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

*The list above is a summary, for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

To Apply:

1. Visit my.americorps.gov to login or create a myAmeriCorps account and search listings for AVID.

  • Existing users:
    • login
    • Go to search listings
    • Under program name write Baltimore Energy Challenge
    • Select position and click apply
  • New users:
    • select “apply” under login box
    • Follow steps to create a myAmeriCorps account and application
    • Go to search listings
    • Under program name type Baltimore Energy Challenge and click apply.

2. Call 410-366-8533 or email a resume and cover letter to: education.opportunities@civicworks.com.

Some programs have additional requirements and restrictions.

Prohibited Activities*

Political Advocacy: Americorps members cannot engage in political advocacy. They cannot advocate for legislation or for a political candidate in any way. They cannot conduct voter registration drives or lobby government officials at any level.

Religious Instruction: Americorps members cannot engage in religious instruction. They cannot conduct religious studies, prayer groups, pastoral counseling, or any other activity promoting or providing information about religion. This does not prohibit Americorps members from participating in non-religious activities at religious meetings or services.

Abortion referrals: Americorps members cannot provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.

Clerical Service: Americorps members may engage in clerical activities, such as photocopying, stuffing envelopes or answering phones for their own project. They cannot engage in these activities in assisting another person.

Fund Raising: Americorps members cannot seek in-kind donations and assist with fund raising events, mailings, or other activities, write grants (or portions of grants) or participate in capital fund raising activities or campaigns.

*The list above is a summary for detailed prohibited activities go to the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/acprohibited_activities.pdf

Corpsmember Application

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.nationalservice.gov
For more information about AmeriCorps in Maryland, visit www.gosv.maryland.gov

Civic Works welcomes all corpsmember applicants and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Civic Works complies with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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