Blueprint Schools Network

  • AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

    Job Location US-MA-Boston
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    Opportunities Within Blueprint
  • Overview

    POSITION: AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

    Overview

    Blueprint Schools Network is in its sixth year as a CNCS AmeriCorps National Direct grantee for our Math Fellows Program. We are looking for a dynamic and civic-minded team player to join our organization and oversee our AmeriCorps program for more than 35 service members who are providing daily math tutoring at our partner elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

    LOCATION:
    Boston, MA

     

    Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives.

     

    Blueprint’s approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies that emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap. When implemented together, these strategies form a comprehensive and evidence-based framework for transforming the way schools operate either through our Blueprint Math Fellows Program or a customized whole-school improvement strategy.

     

    Our culture and partnerships are defined by talented and mission-driven people who value students’ first, integrity, sustainable results, diversity, collaboration and humility.  

    About the Blueprint Math Fellows Program

    The Blueprint Math Fellows program delivers targeted and intensive small group academic intervention in mathematics during the regular school day. Math Fellows (tutors) work with a maximum of four students per session. This allows for small group and individualized instruction and is designed to purposefully address gaps in foundational mathematics knowledge while building students’ ability to problem solve and think critically. The instruction that students receive in tutorial is supplemental and connected to what students are learning in their primary math class. In middle and high school, these tutorial sessions are built into the master schedule as an “elective” or additional math enrichment block. Thus, Fellows will lead five to six tutorial sessions each day based upon each school’s schedule.

     

    Position Summary


    Blueprint’s AmeriCorps Program Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of our AmeriCorps Program across multiple sites in our network. This position is responsible for providing our Math Fellows with an exemplary member experience by leading year-round support, training, coaching and guidance. The Program Coordinator communicates frequently amongst Math Fellows, Blueprint staff and senior leadership, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

     

    The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator must also ensure post-award compliance with AmeriCorps state and national policies and regulations. She/he provides training and support to regional Blueprint Site Managers on AmeriCorps regulations and requirements, and is responsible for grant reporting, data collection and analysis. 

    Responsibilities

    (A) AmeriCorps Program Responsibilities (75% of job duties)        

     

    Member Management

    • Manage AmeriCorps member enrollment and exit procedures;
    • Maintain regular communication with AmeriCorps members by setting up ongoing check in calls and sending out quarterly newsletters;
    • Monitor member progress towards meeting goals and member service hours;
    • Conduct orientation, train and monitor program and members on AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities;
    • Provide training to regional teams on tracking member time sheets, maintaining records of member service hours to ensure all members are on track to meet AmeriCorps service hour requirements stipulated in their term of service;
    • Train and assist members with navigating program technological platforms (i.e.: MyAmeriCorps and America Learns Reports);
    • Partner with regional teams to support the development and coordination of member-driven service projects at host sites and with community partners; and
    • Oversee service days and projects, CNCS-sponsored volunteer days/weeks, and outside volunteer service opportunities for members.

    Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) - Sponsored Program Compliance

    • In collaboration with National Director of Finance and Operations, manage administration of all grant-related processes including: data collection, data analysis and report writing; administration of the AmeriCorps budget; maintenance of records; preparation of future grant applications; monitoring of financial and reporting requirements;
    • Manage all aspects of the AmeriCorps members relationship with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS);
    • Maintain records for members and host sites;
    • Lead and manage AmeriCorps site visits and audits, as requested by AmeriCorps program officers;
    • Create and review policies and related communication materials; and
    • Other duties, as assigned.

     

    (B) Additional Blueprint Responsibilities (25% of job duties)

    • Provide support with general office assistance, as needed and as schedule allows
    • Requested responsibilities may include:
    • Support Human Capital Manager with assistance with job postings, supporting scheduling of Fellows interviews, reference checks and/or candidate outreach to promote the Fellows program
    • Assistance with communications and developmental tasks
    • Assistance with scheduling, coordinating, and logistics for travel and site visits to our school partners.

    Qualifications

    • Associate’s degree or higher;
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in grants administration;
    • Experience with federal grant award management highly preferred;
    • Experience in facilitating trainings and conducting presentations;
    • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to remain detail-oriented and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal/written) skills; 
    • Proficient with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel)
    • Familiarity with community partners and non-profit organizations within the Greater St. Louis, MO area and/or Oakland, CA highly preferred but not required;
    • Previous experience with AmeriCorps Programs, America Learns Reporting and eGrants System management highly preferred; and,
    • AmeriCorps Alumni encouraged to apply!

    Salary & Benefits

    The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator will receive a market-driven salary based on the competitive external market segment and in recognition of the responsibilities. In addition, Blueprint Schools Network offers a very generous total compensation package including 100% paid medical and dental coverage for employees. 

     

    NOTE: This is a grant-funded position. Initial employment and continuation of employment beyond the end of the current funding cycle is dependent upon funding. 

    To Apply:

     

    To be considered for the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator position, please apply online at www.blueprintschools.org/careers.

     

    Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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