City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps Member: Near-Peer Mentor/Success Coach/Tutor

City Year Tulsa   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 17, 2021

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Near-Peer Mentor/Success Coach/Tutor

We're now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping Tulsa Public School students reconnect with their school community, re-engage in their learning and recover from learning loss as a result of COVID-19. Our exciting news is our stipend and benefits package have been greatly increased and expanded and this full-time position is definitely worth considering, if you want to live in Tulsa, want to pay for or pay down college expenses, all while helping Tulsa kids succeed.

About City Year 

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. City Year Tulsa is currently serving in 11 Tulsa Public Schools with 88 City Year Tulsa Team Members. 

Do you see you? City Year - This video showcases City Year Tulsa (red jackets).

What You’ll Do 

As a City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. As appropriate to the activity and at the direction of the school district, school partner, and/or City Year, service and member development may be delivered in-person or through a virtual platform such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Schoology, Nearpod and Canvas. City Year AmeriCorps member uniforms are required and are provided by City Year.

Primary responsibilities include:

Academic Achievement Support

  • Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs (individual support)
  • Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth (individual support)
  • Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities, encourage assignment completion, and answer student questions (whole class)
  • Support a positive classroom environment by reinforcing the teacher’s classroom routines and expectations, encouraging on-task behaviors, and monitoring chat in virtual classes (whole class)
  • Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math focused class content and events to enrich learning and classroom culture and climate, such as videos, challenges mand games (whole class)

Engagement & positive school climate participation

  • Facilitate programming and coaching sessions for individual or small groups of focus list students on building social-emotional skills and overcoming attendance challenges (individual support)
  • Promote a positive learning environment and school atmosphere by modeling positive peer behaviors, such as respect, timeliness, attendance, and listening, both inside and outside the classroom (whole school)
  • Support and/or conduct extended day and virtual programming through facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning, and leadership development (whole school)
  • Create an engaging classroom space in collaboration with the teacher, such as leading warm-ups and energizers, creating aspirational or instruction content related posters and videos, etc. (whole class)
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in social-emotional development and positive behavior (whole school)
  • Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements (whole school)
  • Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after school programming in the City Year data management system cyschoolhouse and other approved systems used by the site (individual support)

Secondary responsibilities may include

  • Participating in check-ins with Impact Manager, team meetings, site town halls and City Year Headquarters led virtual trainings as applicable
  • Welcoming focus list students at the start of the school day
  • Placing calls to the homes of students to recognize performance, understand attendance issues and assess technology needs, as applicable
  • Providing drop-in or enrollment-based homework assistance to students outside of school hours (before, after, etc.) in the schoolhouse or virtually
  • Engaging students, parents/guardians and/or community members in education or social issues through member led themed events at schools or on virtual platforms
  • Creating team resources such as documenting best practices, creating demonstration videos, creating lesson plans and designing service projects
  • Documenting service experience and activities such as team legacy binders, video testimonials and blog posts
  • Independent or group LACY career development planning
  • Remote service opportunities coordinated by the local AmeriCorps State Commission with approval from the Impact Manager

City Year Tulsa benefits

  • Free Health, Dental, and Eye insurance
  • Curalinc Employee Assistance Program
  • Talkspace Mental Health Therapy Program
  • Benefit Advocate Center
  • Bi-weekly living stipend of $889 (PRETAX) - previously $678
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits program
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Relocation support
  • Localized benefits specific to Tulsa
    • Free Bus Pass
    • Free YMCA membership
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payments
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Income-based repayment plan
  • City Year Alumni Association
  • Segal Education Award of $6,195 - 7 years to use e-grant for educational expenses
  • University partnerships and scholarships for bachelor's or master's degree
    • 100% tuition waiver to TCC/OSU-Tulsa for any bachelor's degree program offered at OSU-Tulsa's campus 
    • 100% tuition waiver to OSU for master's degree program offered at OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa.
    • Full scholarship to OU-Tulsa for master's degree offered at OU-Tulsa for 36 hours with loan for additional hours with loan forgiveness opportunity (each year you live and work in Tulsa; 25% of loan is forgiven for a total of 4 year)
    • Other university partnerships outside of Oklahoma are listed on cityyear.org
  • Career partners
  • Leadership Development
  • Professional Development

Eligibility requirements

City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back, and are ready to change the world.

Applicants must:

  • Be between 18-25 years old on first day of service
  • Have a college degree, or some college experience, GED or high school diploma
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to begin City Year Tulsa full-year position by August 16, 2021 (application deadline is July 29, 2021) - we have 10 positions left to fill.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
    • Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time

How to apply

  • Visit https://www.cityyear.org/apply-now/ and submit your completed application online.
  • For August 16, 2021, start date, please submit application by July 31, 2021 - but you will need to schedule phone interview on August 3rd or 4th.
  • For more information on how to apply, visit: https://www.cityyear.org/apply-now.
  • Contact either Robin FitzGerald, Recruiter at rfit@cityyear.org and Cheyenne Fletcher, Recruiter at cfletcher@cityyear.org for assistance with application process, interview preparation, and questions regarding position or benefits.
  • Schedule one-on-one meeting with either Robin FitzGerald or Cheyenne Fletcher.