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United Way AmeriCorps Fellow (Public School)

United Way of Massachusetts Bay
Job Title: United Way AmeriCorps Fellow (Public School)
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Full-Time United Way AmeriCorps Fellow (Public School)

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Join Our 2022-2023 Team Apply Today! Contact Abby Millard, Program Manager, for more information at Amillard@supportunitedway.org

About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley: Together with thousands of volunteers, supporters, and advocates, we are building stronger neighborhoods by finding solutions, supporting programs, and fighting for the financial stability and educational success of every person in our community. About AmeriCorps and the United Way AmeriCorps Program: AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps Fellows serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. The United Way AmeriCorps Program is an innovative education program focused on providing additional social-emotional learning (SEL) and academic support to multilingual students enrolled in grades K-12 in the communities of Lynn, Salem, and Gloucester MA. United Way Fellows are placed at either a public school or nonprofit host site to serve alongside full-time staff to ensure multilingual learner students experience a sense of belonging and have opportunities to further develop their SEL skills like self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision making, in both one-to-one and small group settings. Full-Time United Way AmeriCorps Fellows complete 1700 hours of service from their start date in September 2022 to the end of their service term in July 2023.

United Way AmeriCorps Public School Fellow Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in-school programming for elementary, middle, or high school multilingual learner students by integrating positive social-emotional learning (SEL) practices in either 1:1 or small group settings
  • Create meaningful relationships with both students and site staff
  • Contribute to a positive school climate that celebrates diversity and cultivates a sense of belonging
  • Collaborate with other site staff on special projects or initiatives as the individual site needs come up

United Way AmeriCorps Public School Placements:

  • Lynn Public Schools (Middle & High School)
  • Salem Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, & High School)
  • Gloucester Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, & High School)

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
  • High School Diploma or GED or higher
  • Between the ages of 17 and 35 as of August 1st, 2022

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in public schools and their development
  • Passion for working at a public school
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Desire to work with diverse people, organizations, and communities
  • Commitment to service
  • Invested in serving in a local North Shore community
  • Positive attitude, solutions-oriented, and adaptability

National Service Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service over the course of one year, as well as the full-term of service (September 2022 - July 2023)
  • Attend all UW AmeriCorps team-wide training and learning sessions
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and reporting

United Way AmeriCorps Full-Time Fellow Benefits:

  • Cost of Living Benefits
  • $27,000 taxable living allowance paid in bi-weekly installments during the term of service (*Amount is adjusted if Fellow has a later start date than 9/6/2022)
  • SNAP Benefit Eligibility
  • Optional Childcare Benefits
  • Education Benefits
  • $6,345 taxable Segal Education Award upon completion of the full-time service term
  • Education Loan Forbearance
  • 25% Discount on Undergraduate and Graduate Classes in Partnership with Northeastern University
  • Professional Development Benefits
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practices (JEDI)
  • Youth Development including Proactive Behavior Management
  • Support the academic needs of Multilingual Learners, including the Sheltered Immersion Observation Protocol (SIOP)
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Mental Health and Counseling Services
  • Optional Cigna Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Free YMCA Membership
  • Additional Benefits
  • Access to the United Way network of nonprofit partners during and after service
  • Microsoft Office 1 Year Subscription
  • United Way Clothing

United Way AmeriCorps Fellow Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: July 1st, 2022
  • Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed by UW Program Staff
  • Program Start and End Dates: September 6th, 2022, to July 21st, 2023
  • Program Orientation Dates: September 6th, 2022, to September 9th, 2022


United Way of Massachusetts Bay is committed to fostering a work environment characterized by dignity and respect. Our workforce is diverse and is reflective of our community. We wish to celebrate our diversity and create an environment in which everyone's skills and talents are best utilized to help us achieve our goals. Discrimination, of any kind, is not consistent with our mission and values, and will not be tolerated. United Way is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities as members and provides reasonable accommodations for the application process, interviews, and service upon request.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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