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1400 - Healthy Choices AmeriCorps

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Who We Are

San Francisco Unified School District Healthy Choices AmeriCorps might just be your springboard to a lifelong career in Education! The mission of San Francisco Unified School District’s School Health Programs Office is to ensure a coordinated system of supports and resources that, in partnership with family and communities, foster safe and caring learning environments where all students flourish. SFUSD Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is a project that builds our capacity to realize our mission. Through this program, we will reach over 1,600 students in 40 public schools.

Position Summary

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks San Francisco community members to provide service to strengthen mentoring programs and to support a positive school climate. This position is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door in San Francisco public schools by coordinating programs and activities in partnership with School Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, and Community Volunteers. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members. The primary goal is to improve student success by increasing attendance and pro-social behaviors on school campuses. Regular training by San Francisco Unified School District will ensure Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members have the knowledge and skills to offer high quality volunteer service to schools at individual, group, and school-wide levels.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support school-based mentoring programs; Mentor students
  • Lead organized recess and lunch-time activities, clubs and team-building activities; and activities during the after school program to support student achievement
  • Organize materials, coordinate daily schedule, and spread the word to students and families about pro-social behavior; participate in school-wide incentives program
  • Help lead school-wide activities such as monthly Health Education events, school assemblies, fairs, and educational events to help students make healthy choices  
  • Support the improvement of volunteer programs and strengthen school/community relationships by helping recruit and retain school volunteers
  • Participate in local and school-based service events; help produce appreciation activities
  • Complete grant required paperwork and data entry in a timely manner
  • Attend regular supervision meetings and work cooperatively with school personnel such as School Social Worker or Counselor, School Nurse and other adults involved with the school and youth
  • Attend weekly professional development trainings & meetings relevant to Healthy Choices AmeriCorps
  • Develop a work plan in collaboration with school site supervisor
  • All services may need to be provided remotely in the event of an emergency that requires remote learning

Qualifications

  • A passion for national and community service
  • Effective communication: writing and editing; comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Excellent organization skills; able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands; reliable; punctual
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and positive attitude to learning
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to youth development; Experience with children 5-17 preferred
  • Experience with and/or desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • BA/BS (Education, Social Work, Health) strongly preferred
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural a plus
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps Service Requirements

  • Not a current SFUSD Employee
  • Commit to a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service; full time during the school year
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete service project activities in the community
  • Attend trainings and events to build skills and knowledge specific to school communities
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract

Position Benefits

  • Monthly living allowance of $1,900
  • Segal Education and California For All Awards upon completion of service
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits for qualifying members with children under the age of 13
  • Opportunity to obtain health insurance
  • Professional training and networking in public education and the mentoring field
  • Extensive experience in public school district programming, communications and program strategies, as well as the opportunity to strengthen writing and communication skills
  • A built-in network of Corps Members and colleagues

How to Apply

Visit www.careers.sfusd.educreate a new account to begin your application, and email your resume to Erin Farrell at farrelle@sfusd.edu TITLE Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Member TERM OF SERVICE September – June  (10 months) LOCATION Various locations within San Francisco Unified School District, School Health Programs Office, 1515 Quintara St. San Francisco, CA 94116 www.healthiersf.org/mentoringforsuccess

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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