SJLI Program Development and Expansion Associate - VISTA
Reports to: Urban Scholars Houston Managing Director
Status: Entry Level VISTA One year Full-time Service Opportunity, starting August 31, 2020 to August 30, 2021 (with the possibility of a second year renewal)
Overview: SJLI is dedicated to improving the education, health and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization. We privilege the ideas, voice and leadership of our youth and community members. We envision communities where education empowers individuals to use their agency for the purpose of improving each other’s lives. We educate and empower youth and community members to identify and rectify injustice. We build capacity for individuals and communities to advocate for their needs. We train and build leaders, deliver effective programs and provide neighborhoods with resources.
We empower through education, create thriving communities and change systems. Our programs have impact. More than 1,619 high school students have been served through our Urban Scholars Program; we teach 250 Healthy Living lifestyles classes annually; and average a 94% high school graduation rate among our high school seniors. Our 100 Seeds of Change Initiative built 103 community, school, neighborhood and household gardens. We increase food security by distributing thousands of pounds of free fresh produce to families and households in Inglewood. We are also working to end the school to prison pipeline.
The ideal candidate for the position being hired will have a passion for social justice, demonstrated experience in program delivery, working with middle and high school students in an educational setting, and working in a community setting with diverse populations. Some experience with tutoring or academic counseling is desirable..
Position Summary: This position is a service opportunity in association with the AmeriCorps/VISTA program with the Corporation for National and Community Service at the Urban Scholars program in Houston, Texas. This position is responsible for expanding SJLI’s capacity by assisting in the delivery of the Urban Scholars program and directly supporting both on-site school instructors and students in the program. The Program Development and Expansion Associate(s) will work under the supervision of the Houston Managing Director. The Program Development and Expansion Associate(s) will be instrumental in ensuring program continuity, providing ongoing program development, working toward achievement of individual students’ academic outcomes, and maintaining data on program milestones and benchmarks. This position will work both remotely and in person at the Houston Urban Scholars program office and when necessary, Houston Independent School District (HISD) school sites.
Compensation: AmeriCorp/VISTA service members receive an Annual Living Allowance, paid bi-weekly. A healthcare benefit option is available. Service members have the option of a End of Service cash award OR Education Award toward payment of student loans. For complete list of AmeriCorp/VISTA benefits, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
Please apply by using the link on SJLI website at https://sjli.org/get-involved/#join-our-team OR on bamboohr at https://socialjusticelearninginstitute.bamboohr.com/hiring/jobs
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