Program Specialist – AmeriCorps Inspire HOPE SEL Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-768981
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: April 22, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Average Weekly Hours: Seasonal
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing programs/activities in relation to Social Emotional Learning for Club youth ages 4-13.

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. AmeriCorps SEL Coaches develop and implement social emotional curriculum and activities, and act as behavior/celebration coaches for youth.


  • In person and/or virtually provide Club staff and families with engaging SEL activities.
  • Collaborate across programs to ensure SEL skills are embedded throughout Club programming.
  • Assist staff or families in building systems and incentives for celebrating positive behavior of youth.
  • Establish and maintain a rapport with staff and parents.
  • Encourage emotional, social, and educational growth of individual youth.
  • Implement and participate in programs, projects, and special events related to SEL and/or COVID-related alternative service, to be preapproved.
  • Meet all deadlines related to AmeriCorps member requirements.
  • Assist in the development, acquisition and maintenance of program materials.
  • Provides support to the Club sites with outcome goals and objectives based on needs of youth, families, and community.
  • Participate in trainings including Trauma Informed Care, SEL programs, and other opportunities as appropriate.
  • Create reports and supply materials requested by Boys & Girls Clubs of America related to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s social-emotional programming.
  • Generate bi-weekly, quarterly, and/or annual reports as requested.
  • Assist with monitoring of data collection of AmeriCorps Inspire HOPE programming.
  • Provide guidance and direction to youth in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and civic and community engagement.

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 position, 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.Am

Service Environment:

The service environment characteristics described here are representative of those a 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 service environment is usually moderate.

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • Must provide proof of citizenship, as required by AmeriCorps.
  • Must pass all background check requirements, including fingerprint screening.

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience working with youth.
  • Experience with youth programs preferred.


  • Enjoys working with youth ages 4-13 years old.
  • Group management.
  • Ability to take direction and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively remotely.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to ensure quality service in both in-person and remote environments.
  • Self-motivated and able to be creative and flexible in changing circumstances.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse population.

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