Middle School Success Corps
Friends of the Rafael Hernández School (FOH)

61 School St, Boston, Ma 02119, Usa
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Middle School Success Corps

StatusActively recruiting
Openings1 Full-Time
Service datesAugust 22, 2022 - June 24, 2023

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and support a cohort of 15 Middle School students through advising and 1:1 relationship building during school day and After School hours.
  • Implement the MyCAP academic and career planning process; training provided.
  • Coordinate service-learning opportunity and hours tracking for students throughout the year, including a service-learning capstone.
  • Recruit volunteers and partners to provide workshops and presentations on different career pathways and other areas of interest.
  • Coordinate regular communication with families so that parents understand pathway options for students.
  • Document academic/career planning program for sustainable implementation.
  • Facilitate study or skills groups for needed academic support.
  • Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  •  Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week. This may include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Attend team, all-staff, and relevant professional development meetings.
  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.

Boston, MA

Living allowanceStipend of $1100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
BenefitsWhat You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $1100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Health insurance (individual coverage only);
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
  • Completion award of up to $4000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Transportation stipend of $25/month;
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  •  Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs
  • The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement);
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

You must be:

  • A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable wa
  •  Experienced with and/or interested in working with Middle School age students
  • Flexible and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced school environment
  • Respectful and appreciative of linguistic and cultural diversity
  • Familiar with Google Suite applications (docs, spreadsheets, gmail)

It would also be great if you:

  • Have an interest you’d like to share with students via an After School club or activity
  • Speak Spanish; especially valuable is the ability to read and write in Spanish.
Desired LanguagesSpeak Spanish; especially valuable is the ability to read and write in Spanish.
Other conditions
Weekly HoursService commitment 40 hours per week during the following days/times: 9am to 5pm. Members serve in person unless Boston Public Schools moves to remote instruction.
Our missionThe Rafael Hernandez Two-Way Bilingual School is committed to working with parents and the community within a diverse, nurturing environment in which students use Spanish and English as constructive tools for learning.
Children, Education