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2 Sep 2021

Instructional Support Playworks AmeriCorps Coach

Playworks Indiana
 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Job Description

How you’ll make an impact as an AmeriCorps Member serving at Playworks

You will improve the school climate at a local elementary school by ensuring that every kid gets to play every day. You will engage kids and educators every school day, making a positive impact on the playground, in the classroom and in the school community. We will train you and support you on this journey so that you can:

  • Create opportunities for safe and inclusive play, on the playground and throughout the school, by being an effective facilitator and a caring, consistent adult to ensure that every kid has the opportunity to play every day.
  • Implement a youth leadership program by providing student leadership opportunities at recess and implementing curriculum for a cohort of students before or after school.
  • Lead individual classes to build youth leadership skills, promote cooperation, and introduce new games that kids can play on the playground, including the rules and boundaries.
  • Enlist and coach students in interscholastic/developmental sports leagues that might include basketball, volleyball, or soccer.
  • Work with the school to create opportunities to engage families and the wider school community.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers who will assist with your programming  to strengthen school climate.
  • Develop a strong school culture by influencing, motivating, and building rapport with faculty, administrators, parents, and volunteers.
  • Participate in national days of service and some weekend service projects in the greater community.

Playworks Indiana AmeriCorps Members receive a stipend of approximately $27,000 for 10 months of service, medical benefits at no cost, an education award of over $6,000 at the completion of their service and many more benefits.

How to Apply

Essential Qualifications
  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Commitment to fulfilling your entire term of service with the ability to serve your scheduled hours consistently
  • An interest in volunteering, learning, and growing while giving back to the community
Apply here!

Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Temporary. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.