AmeriCorps at Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House’s mission to change the life trajectory of low-income people relies on cutting-edge services to the community. It demands excellence from inspired people who are passionate about transforming the conditions of poverty. We provide high-quality programs to diverse communities with a staff of 300 representing a wide range of cultures and over 40 different languages and dialects. Our team of passionate, committed, high-energy AmeriCorps members are critical to helping Neighborhood House achieve its vital mission.
We are accepting applications now for the following position in our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps team:
Love to Tinker? Make? Be Outside? The Neighborhood House High Point Teens Program helps to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of service learning community projects, arts programming and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming at our High Point Center. Members serving with this program develop curriculum, facilitate youth programming, provide outreach to youth, and engage and support community partners and volunteers. This is also an exciting opportunity to be part of a National Science Foundation research grant exploring STEM programming in under-represented communities.
High Point Teen Programs
Members in this position serve at the following location:
High Point, Seattle - 1 position
- Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 years or older strongly preferred.
- College degree strongly preferred.
- Must pass an AmeriCorps state, FBI and National Sex Offender Registry criminal records check.
- Must provide documentation of U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident for AmeriCorps enrollment.
- Must have valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record for clearance to drive Neighborhood House vans.
- Must demonstrate a highly positive and enthusiastic communication style, and be capable of motivating others.
- Must be able to serve as a team member in a multicultural organization and community.
- Must have proficiency in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word).
- Must have some experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and group facilitation.
- Must demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
- Must be willing to comply with the established Neighborhood House performance standards for productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation and professional demeanor.
- Must be a self-starter, dependable, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.
AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits
Term dates: 10/1/2017 through 8/15/2018. All members will serve a minimum of 1700 service hours during this time (averages out to working 40 hours/week). Positions are contingent on funding.
In exchange for service Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:
Application & Interview Process
- $1,202.86/month living stipend (taxed)
- $5,815 post-service Education Award, on successful completion of the term of service (taxed in the year that you use it)
- Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service-related travel
- Regular AmeriCorps team meetings
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities through the service term.
- Members will also participate in several service projects to gain greater understanding of area non-profit agencies.
- Health insurance coverage from the Washington Service Corps if the Members do not already have coverage.
- Forbearance on qualified student loans
- Childcare assistance for eligible Members
- Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements.
1. Be sure to check that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above.
2. To apply for the positions, simply click on the linked position titles to be redirected to the national AmeriCorps portal. Each link will take you to the individual application page. Once there, you can easily apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
3. You will be prompted to create a “My AmeriCorps” account. Once your account has been created, you can continue with the online application process for this listing.
Your may apply for as many of our 2017-18 positions as you are interested in, as long as you meet the minimum requirements. Once your applicaion is received, we will contact you regarding next steps.
Please note: finalists to our program must complete and pass a National Service criminal record check in order to be eligible for AmeriCorps enrollment.
Positions will be open until filled.
For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Paige Bonitz, at (206)461-8430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to hear from our current members? Click the links below to learn about the 2016-2017 team:
Alex Jones, Youth Tutoring - Burndale
Yvonne Alvarez, Youth Tutoring - Seola Gardens
Zev Haggitt, High Point Teens
Where We Serve
What’s it like to be a Neighborhood House AmeriCorps member? Read our stories of service from former members: