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Thread AmeriCorps Member

Internship Responsibilities

Are you invested in creating a more connected and equitable Baltimore City? Are you passionate about the future of Baltimore’s youth? If so, Thread, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is recruiting committed, energized, and motivated AmeriCorps members to work with our fabulous community.

 

Your Role in the Thread Community

You will complete a year of service alongside other AmeriCorps members doing impactful work while gaining invaluable experience with our community. Thread plans to host 24 AmeriCorps members during 2020 to facilitate our after-school programming where members of our community come together to work on academic assignments, build relationships, and share experiences that promote student growth. Our AmeriCorps members will also support our growing high school student enrollment by developing relationships with teachers to regularly gather academic data about students’ progress.

Our AmeriCorps members serve in a full-time capacity side-by-side with the Thread Community of students, staff, teachers, volunteers, and collaborators to support our youth in successfully graduating from high school, engaging in internships and employment, accessing individualized support services in the community and beyond.

AmeriCorps members will have opportunities for leadership within the Thread Community and also work on independent projects based on their own professional goals. AmeriCorps members will regularly meet as a cohort, participate in ongoing professional development and training opportunities, receive monthly coaching sessions from a Program Manager, and more!

  •      More information about AmeriCorps can be found here.
  •      More information about AmeriCorps in Maryland can be found here.

 


*A cover letter that addresses the above qualifications is required to be considered for the position.


General Job Duties

  • Facilitate programming by leading team-building, professional development, and academic activities within the ThreadHOURS space and enforcing policies to ensure the active engagement of students and volunteers.
  • Build relationships with Thread Community members and high school staff/administration to encourage community growth
  • Support programming (including but not limited to threadHOURS) by managing logistics, meeting deadlines, and assisting in event planning and implementation
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Thread Community Members, School and Community Staff, and other AmeriCorps members.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Other Requirements

  • AmeriCorps members must serve full-time and commit to either a full term of 1,700 hours over an 11-month period or a 3/4 service term of 1,200 hours from January to mid-August. 
  • AmeriCorps members will regularly travel to school sites throughout the week and need access to reliable transportation on a daily basis. AmeriCorps members will also make occasional trips to partner program offices and service day events.
  • AmeriCorps Members will participate in Thread AmeriCorps Orientation at the start of the program year. The orientation is an annual intensive program training to take a deeper dive into Thread, foster relationships with staff, and learn the skills necessary to execute the AmeriCorps role.

 

What We Offer / Benefits

AmeriCorps members will be provided with:

  • Annual stipend of $17,430 for a full term; 3/4 term stipend is $11,397 (Stipends divided/paid on a monthly basis in equal amounts)
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members
  • Child care assistance is available through AmeriCorps Program for those who qualify
  • Student loan forbearance on federal student loans (if eligible)
  • Education award of $6,095 after successfully completing their service term (Award for 3/4 term is $4266.50)
  • Monthly BaltimoreLink Passes
  • Relocation Assistance

At Thread, we offer a dynamic, supportive culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our people as they grow their careers.

We anticipate that additional screenings and interviews for selected applicants will take place.  Candidates who move forward in the process will also be asked to complete an online application with AmeriCorps directly.

Skill Set Required

Who should apply?

Requirements:

  • High School or GED Degree
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
  • Availability to work 9 - 4:30 Monday & Friday, 9 - 6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Ability to serve full-time from January thru mid-August, or for a full 11-month term.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with High School aged adolescents
  • Experience and/or willingness to work within a multicultural team
  • Experience with office technology (Email, G-Suite, Online Document Sharing, etc)
  • Previous service with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs
  • Previous experience with community-based and/or education programs
  • Ability to communicate professionally in-person and in-writing
  • Adaptable to multiple work styles and work environments
  • Interest in professional growth and meeting measurable goals
  • Ability to problem-solve through challenges and shortcomings
  • Willingness to be coached toward growth throughout your service

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: January 2019 - August 2020
Hours per week: 40 hours
Workdays: 9 - 4:30 Monday & Friday, 9 - 6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Pay: Yes, Annual stipend of $17,430 for a full term; 3/4 term stipend is $11,397 (Stipends divided/paid on a monthly basis in equal amounts) stipend
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Please apply directly to Thread at our website:

https://thread.applytojob.com/apply/QaWKZuM1g2/Thread-AmeriCorps-Member-August-2019August-2020

Headquarters

2000 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

About Thread

The Mission

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

Thread weaves a new social fabric by connecting students, university and community-based volunteers, and collaborators. By radically and permanently reconfiguring the social support structure of all involved, Thread breaks the cycle of crime, poor educational and economic outcomes and replaces it with a new cycle of educational attainment, service and social well-being.

Thread is changing the fabric of Baltimore – and the future. Just this year, 527 students and alumni, 1200+ volunteers and 400+ collaborators have spent over 30,000 hours together, building relationships that transcend barriers and enrich the lives of everyone involved. Thread students have performed thousands of hours of community service, primarily in Baltimore City, but also globally, joining our volunteers and collaborators as they become the next generation of agents of change. The relationships that Thread has woven have given our students an even greater opportunity to defy the odds:

 

85%

of students who have been in Thread for 6 years have graduated high school

 

100%

of students remain enrolled in Thread for 10 years, no matter what

 

83%

of student alumni have completed a 4 or 2 year degree or certificate program

 
 
 
 

In addition, by weaving together students, university- and community- based volunteers, and collaborators into a new social fabric – one that transcends barriers and works to end disconnectedness – Thread is working to interrupt the cycle of poverty, crime, and lack of education and improve the odds for all students.