Program Specialist-Summer Slide Prevention Program AmeriCorps

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-609452
    • Job Location: Milwaukee - Multiple Locations, WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: February 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Lead activities with literacy and math concepts embedded, so that participating youth remain intellectually engaged over the summer in a variety of themed enrichment opportunities.

AmeriCorps Summary:

AmeriCorps members agree to complete a term of National Service; as they support Boys & Girls

Clubs of Greater Milwaukee programming and receive a set living allowance. Upon successful

completion of this term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps

Education Award.


Assist in implementing summer learning activities in conjunction with Club staff.

Complete all reports and documentation, as required.

Assist in the development, acquisition and maintenance of literacy materials.

Help create, utilize, and maintain a print-rich literacy environment.

Establishes and maintains a rapport with school staff and parents.

Provides written documentation of program implementation.

Meet all deadlines.

Provide guidance and direction to Summer Slide participants in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and civic and community engagement.

Participate in required trainings by the Club, County, State, and /or funder.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an AmeriCorps member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this service, the member is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel.The member is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.The member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Service Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an AmeriCorps member encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Experience and Skills


Ability to adapt teaching style, and beliefs, to coincide with those of the program.

Enjoys working with youth in 1st-3rd grades.

Demonstrated examples of working with youth.

Ability to take direction.

Highly organized with attention to detail.

Ability to relate effectively with diverse population.

Good communication skills, both oral and written.

Must have a valid WI driver’s license, good driving record, and meets state required automobile insurance minimums.


High School Diploma or equivalency.


Experience in early literacy instruction a plus.

Experience directly related to youth and youth programming.


Proof of Citizenship

Expanded back-ground check, including FBI finger-printing.

Contractual commitment to a set term of service and hours of service during the course of the program year.



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