If you like to work with children and need to gain experience for your future, you may want to consider becoming an AmeriCorps member.
A partnership between Hillsborough Education Foundation
, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
and AmeriCorps National Service program
has an opening for a full-time mentor manager/support specialist.
The mentor manager/ support specialist will work together with other BBBS staff members and AmeriCorps members with students at Leto High School in Tampa to support and engage them. The staff members will also serve as mentors to at-risk kids for elementary and middle schools.
The primary functions to the mentor manager position/ support specialist is to provide case management to build a positive relationship between children and volunteers and to ensure kids safety.
Applicants for this position must have a bachelor's degree in education, human services or a related field.
This position also requires the applicant to have good writing, verbal and problem solving skills, be familiar with Microsoft word, have experience with youth development -- preferably with high school students -- and be able to speak both English and Spanish.
The applicant must be able to make a commitment to one year at 40 hours a week and be able to work nights and weekends as needed.
AmeriCorps was established in 1993 as a national service program. AmeriCorps focuses on service work in various fields, such as education, natural disasters, environmental protection, community revitalization and youth development.
The successful applicant for the mentor manager position will receive a small monthly stipend, health insurance, mileage reimbursement and an education award at the end of the service year.
Members cannot be in school or have another job during their service.
As an AmeriCorps member, the position will provide the member with real-world experience and great training.
Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and application to Mike Trepper at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 3.
Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Mike Trepper, Big Brother Big Sisters of Tampa Bay