Title: AmeriCorps Tutor-Mentor
A team of up to 18 AmeriCorps members will provide focused and strategic intervention in the form of academic tutor and mentor support to at-risk and struggling students in the Port Angeles District, kindergarten through high school levels during school, and after school, and may include a four-week summer session.
During the 2020/21 school year, PASD AmeriCorps Members provided more than 19,920 hours of service throughout our District. Their volunteer efforts included tutoring, serving food at distribution sites, and they were a daily source of support for struggling students.
Days/Hours of Service:
September 5th, 2023 to July 31st, 2024. Each term of service includes a monthly living allowance. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award available on successful completion of service.
Full-time positions are a minimum of 1,700 hours; 36-40 hours per week. Part time or partial year positions may be available. Please contact us for more information.
Service Location Description:
Port Angeles, Washington is located in the upper northwest tip of the United States in the heart of Olympic National Park, bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and across the water from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The program will provide individual member placement in one of eight school locations in Port Angeles, Washington.
The Port Angeles School District is organized into three levels with five elementary schools serving students in kindergarten through grade 6, one middle school serving grades 7-8, a high school serving students in grades 9-12, and an alternative high school serving grades 9-12.
The elementary schools range in size from 250 students to approximately 400 students. They provide a strong basic education, with special programs in a variety of remediation and enrichment areas.
Port Angeles has one middle school, Stevens Middle School, which serves approximately 600 students. The middle school program, while having a strong basic education focus, includes classes in band, orchestra, chorus, computers, home economics, foreign language, and vocational education.
Port Angeles High School is an accredited, comprehensive high school that serves approximately 1,200 students in grades 9-12. The high school meets the unique needs of each student by offering a variety of programs in the areas of special education, vocational education, and advanced placement courses for college-bound students.
Lincoln High School is an alternative high school where students are given the opportunity, understanding, and encouragement they need to receive a quality education in a safe, healthy environment.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction notes in the 2021-22 school year, the percentage of Port Angeles School District students considered “low income” was 55.7%; its elementary school's rate range from 65.3% at Dry Creek to 60.8% at Franklin.
AmeriCorps members’ service will focus on tutor mentor activities for at-risk or struggling students. Members will provide one-on-one and small group academic support during the school day in the classroom or dedicated tutoring area as assigned by the school principal(s). Support focus may be in the areas of reading, writing, math, or science.
Responsibilities and Related Tasks:
- Provide academic and mentor support to students who have been identified as needing support.
- Work with the building principal to create a consistent schedule that allows connection with students.
- Engage with core students to increase their classroom engagement, attendance, and academic skills.
- Provide after-school support to at-risk and struggling students as part of an organized program.
- Communicate weekly with the school principal and/or program coordinator as needed.
- Attend Port Angeles School District AmeriCorps team meetings as scheduled.
- Assist with required program recordkeeping, timesheeting, quarterly reports as needed.
- Participate in Port Angeles School District AmeriCorps team activities, training and service projects.
Required or Desired Qualifications:
- Previous community service experience
- U.S. Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident
- 18 years old at the start of service
- Pass criminal history checks (NSOPR, State criminal history, and FBI fingerprint)
- Valid Driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage
- Experience working with children, teens, preferably at-risk youth
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents, community representatives, and the general public
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Flexibility, enthusiastic, creative, open-minded
- Ability to work independently without adult supervision and as part of a team
- Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and email software
- Strong teamwork capabilities and leadership skills
- Strong, consistent work habits; commitment to being on time, dependable
- All positions will abide by AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as in the Member Service Agreement
- Commitment to the Port Angeles School District AmeriCorps program and its impact on schools and the community
To apply for Port Angeles School District AmeriCorps positions please send an inquiry email to the contact below.
Contact: Michell Gentry, PASD AmeriCorps Coordinator
Read more about AmeriCorps: Corporation for National & Community Service