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YELLS programs depend on a staff committed to empowering youth. When new employees join the YELLS staff, they enjoy fun, fulfilling jobs and join an exciting, invigorating community. Working at YELLS means making a difference in the lives of youth.

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Employment Opportunities

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Program Coordinator and Lead Teacher – YELLS Afterschool Program

The role of the Program Coordinator / Lead Teacher is to ensure all YELLS youth receive the support and instruction needed to excel in school and in life.  The Program Coordinator / Lead Teacher is responsible for ensuring our team of staff, volunteers, community partners, and residents collaborate to lead high-quality programming that transforms lives.  Additionally, the Program Coordinator / Lead Teacher will deliver dynamic and engaging leadership, reading, language arts, and math lessons, as well as provide individual and group tutoring to youth.

Hours: Full time: 10:15 am – 7:15 pm Monday through Friday during school year, with some morning/evening/weekend obligations; Summer hours adjusted earlier

Compensation Range: $40,000 – $46,000 based on qualifications

Mentoring Coordinator – YELLS Mentoring Program

The YELLS Mentoring Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the YELLS Mentoring Program, while empowering high school Bigs to take ownership within it.  He or she will match high school “Bigs” one-on-one with elementary school “Littles.”  The Mentoring Coordinator will plan and facilitate workshops to prepare youth to lead and serve, develop partnerships and resources to support the growth of the program and its youth, monitor and support the development of program participants, and coach youth to plan and lead workshops and large-scale community events.

Hours: An average of 20 hours/week (Tuesdays from 2:30 – 6:30, plus on-site planning, coaching, & special events)

Compensation Range: $23/hour

YELLS is also currently searching for 3 passionate and talented team members to serve a year of full-time service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, as well as individuals who want to serve hands-on with our youth or teens through the summer as VISTA Summer Associates:

AmeriCorps VISTA – YELLS Fundraising Specialist

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a unique opportunity to become a part of national service and build a network of movers and shakers committed to fighting poverty at a grassroots level.  The YELLS AmeriCorps VISTA Project will build capacity for the success of all YELLS initiatives, including the YELLS Mentoring Program, YELLS Afterschool Program, YELLS Community Action Café, and YELLS Community Garden.  The YELLS Fundraising Specialist VISTA will accomplish this by developing and growing our donor base and capturing data to best community our impact and success stories.

Hours: 40 hours/week; VISTA members must fulfill a year-long commitment beginning in February, 2017.

Compensation: Living allowance of $11,676 per year plus an education award of $5,800 and health benefit option.  VISTA is much like a year of service, and offers the opportunity for meaningful impact and personal growth.

AmeriCorps VISTA – YELLS Volunteer Engagement Specialist

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a unique opportunity to become a part of national service and build a network of movers and shakers committed to fighting poverty at a grassroots level.  The YELLS AmeriCorps VISTA Project will build capacity for the success of all YELLS initiatives, including the YELLS Mentoring Program, YELLS Afterschool Program, YELLS Community Action Café, and YELLS Community Garden. The YELLS Volunteer Engagement Specialist VISTA will accomplish this through developing a sustainable volunteer and partner recruitment and management system for YELLS programs.

Hours: 40 hours/week; VISTA members must fulfill a year-long commitment beginning in February, 2017.

Compensation: Living allowance of $11,676 per year plus an education award of $5,800 and health benefit option.  VISTA is much like a year of service, and offers the opportunity for meaningful impact and personal growth.

AmeriCorps VISTA Position – YELLS Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a unique opportunity to become a part of national service and build a network of movers and shakers committed to fighting poverty at a grassroots level.  The YELLS AmeriCorps VISTA Project will build capacity for the success of all YELLS initiatives, including the YELLS Mentoring Program, YELLS Afterschool Program, YELLS Community Action Café, and YELLS Community Garden.  The YELLS Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist VISTA will accomplish this by building strong relationships and developing a sustainable marketing and engagement plan to reach and mobilize the entire Franklin Gateway community. Our dense community is home to over 8,000 residents living in 7 apartment complexes along a 2-mile stretch of road. This presents the unique opportunity to wrap your arms around our community and make a deep, sustainable impact.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants preferred.

Hours: 40 hours/week; VISTA members must fulfill a year-long commitment beginning in February, 2017.

Compensation: Living allowance of $11,676 per year plus an education award of $5,800 and health benefit option.  VISTA is much like a year of service, and offers the opportunity for meaningful impact and personal growth.

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate – YELLS Youth Instructor

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a unique opportunity to become a part of national service and build a network of movers and shakers committed to fighting poverty at a grassroots level. VISTA Summer Associates work hands-on within our community to empower youth and prevent summer learning loss while having lots of fun!  The role of the VISTA Summer Associate Youth Instructor is to directly support the implementation of the YELLS Summer of Success Program by working with a team of four VISTAs to plan and facilitate a dynamic summer experience for elementary school-aged youth.  The VISTA Summer Associate Youth Instructor will lead various activities that promote positive personal development, academic success, healthy and safe lifestyles, and community involvement for youth.

Commitment:  Full time, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; June 12 – August 5, 2017, with training the prior week; Some weekend commitments for special events and projects

Compensation: Living allowance of $1,824 plus an education award of $1,222.  VISTA is much like a summer of service, and offers the opportunity for meaningful impact and personal growth.

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate – YELLS Teen Instructor

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a unique opportunity to become a part of national service and build a network of movers and shakers committed to fighting poverty at a grassroots level. VISTA Summer Associates work hands-on within our community to empower teens and prevent summer learning loss while having lots of fun!  The role of the VISTA Summer Associate Teen Instructor is to directly support the implementation of the YELLS Community Action Café’s Summer of Success Program by planning and facilitating a dynamic summer experience for high school teens.  The VISTA Summer Associate Teen Instructor will lead and coordinate various activities that promote positive personal development and academic success while empowering teens to build community

Commitment:  Full time, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; June 12 – August 5, 2017, with training the prior week; Some weekend/evening commitments for special events and projects

Compensation: Living allowance of $1,824 plus an education award of $1,222.  VISTA is much like a summer of service, and offers the opportunity for meaningful impact and personal growth.

Recreation Instructor – YELLS Afterschool Program

The role of the Recreation Instructor is to directly support the implementation of the YELLS Afterschool Program by assisting the Lead Teacher / Program Coordinator in coordinating and facilitating various activities that promote positive personal development, academic success, healthy and safe lifestyles, and community involvement for elementary school-aged youth.  The Recreation Instructor will specifically focus on planning and leading recreation, sports, and enrichment activities that keep youth active and healthy, while building character and teamwork.

Hours:  Part-time, 20 hours each week 3:00 – 7:00 Monday through Friday during school year

Compensation Range: $11-14/hour, based on qualifications

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