AmeriCorps Educator at Safe Passages – Safe Passages – Oakland

Desired Qualifications for Both Programs:
Interest in working with children (experience in teaching, tutoring or youth development desirable but not required)
A positive and resilient attitude
Communication skills necessary to work with children, school staff, and volunteers
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a full workload
Flexibility and poise when dealing with stressful situations
Experience working with diverse communities
Demonstrated commitment to community service
Bilingual desirable but not required

Eligibility Requirements for Both Programs:
Commitment to the full term of service (August 2020-July 2021)
All members must pass criminal history check, including FBI, DOJ, and NSOPW searches
Proof of tuberculosis clearance
High school diploma or equivalent (although some college work is preferred)
Proof of citizenship or legal permanent resident status.
ELEV8 Youth Program AmeriCorps Academic Intervention Specialist Position Description
The ELEV8 Youth Program is a special project of Safe Passages focused on helping youth achieve academic success. AmeriCorps Members in this program provide academic intervention services to a cohort of 5-10 underperforming youth, with the goal of raising student achievement by a minimum of one full functional grade level. Members are placed at one of 12 schools in Oakland, CA or Union City, CA for a full academic year.

ELEV8 Service Commitment/Member Benefits
Part-time and full-time positions available, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am– 6:00pm
Full-time, 1700-hour positions eligible for a Living Allowance Stipend and may be eligible for health care, childcare, food stipends, transportation stipends, and a post-service Education Award upon completion of program. Full-time approximate hours served per week: 42.5
Part-time, 900-hour positions eligible for a Living Allowance Stipend and a post-service Education Award upon completion of program. Part-time approximate hours served per week: 20 (note: Part-time members are primarily needed between 12pm and 6pm Monday through Friday)
Training in youth development and ongoing professional development
Gain experience in a school environment, CPR/First Aid, Social-Emotional Support for youth, student management techniques & more!

Specific Duties
Provide academic assessments and interventions for a cohort of 5-10 underperforming students
Facilitate school day and after school programming for cohort students
Complete required reporting activities such as daily timesheet and program activity logs
Provide academic and social/emotional support to assigned student case load
Provide outreach to families by participating in family engagement activities
Organize and facilitate service-learning projects
Participate in data collection and data entry activities
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Super Stars Literacy Group Leader Position Description
Super Stars Literacy is a special project of Safe Passages focused on improving literacy rates of Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students in underserved schools throughout Alameda County, CA. Group Leaders (GLs) are full-time AmeriCorps members who provide during and after school literacy intervention instruction and programming. During the day, GLs work with classroom teachers to provide one-on-one and small group intervention support. After school, GLs run programming with a class of 16 students with support from their Program Manager. Group Leaders serve in a cohort of 25 members, all of whom are interested in education, committed to making a lasting impact in their communities, and are excited about working with elementary-aged students.

Position Duration:
August 2020 through June 2021. Members must serve a minimum of 1700 hours.

Primary Responsibilities
Day Time Intervention
Provide targeted literacy support using small group and 1:1 instruction.
Input and analyze student data trends using digital data management systems.
Build relationships with teachers and school administrators.
Prepare materials and internalize content for during school interventions and after school programming.
After School Program
Implement daily curriculum including literacy content, social-emotional learning opportunities, and enrichment activities for a class of 16 students.
Build and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
Collaborate with manager and cohort to create your own engaging lesson plans.i
Engage families and communities to participate in evening family events and workshops.
Keep accurate records relating to participants’ daily attendance, snack, and family participation, and submit all materials required by Program Manager.
Weekly Professional Development
Explore relevant trends in literacy instruction and effective engagement strategies
Collaborate with grade level cohorts to generate relevant content and activities
Expand our understanding of child development and how to effectively manage a classroom and support students social and emotional growth
Receive 1:1 feedback based on observation
Participate in AmeriCorps Civic Reflection series and career-building workshops

Member Benefits:
All members receive a monthly living allowance of approximately 1,904.00 before taxes and deductions. In addition, members may be eligible for health coverage, supplemental nutrition assistance, childcare reimbursement, and loan forbearance while in service.
Super Star Literacy AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a Full-time 1700-hour service term approved through FY 2020 AmeriCorps State funding will be eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and the California for All Education Award for a total of 10,000.00. Members may use the education award to pay for current educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or to do both.

How to Apply


To apply, please send a copy of your resume to with the subject “AmeriCorps Application.” Please specify which program you are interested in (Elev8 Youth or Super Stars Literacy). We will be in contact with you shortly.