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Martha O'Bryan Center

AmeriCorps Explore! Education Assistant

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

AmeriCorps Explore! Education Assistant will support students and operations at Explore! Community School. Explore! Community School, operated by MOBC, seeks to foster the independence, critical thinking, and creativity of a diverse community of learners so they are fully prepared to become confident, conscientious leaders who change the world. You can learn more about Explore! here

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide proactive and responsive support for students 
  • Collaborate to plan and execute opportunities to support experiential learning for students, including project-based learning 
  • Joyful, responsive engagement with students, families, and community members through planning and support of community events 
  • Provide operational and logistical support to the Explore! Community School staff 
  • Welcome guests and potential families at recruitment events and campus tours 
  • Assist in tracking attendance and dismissal schedules, including the use of Infinite Campus and Google Suites 
  • Participate in AmeriCorps professional development and community-building workshops 



  • Over 18 years of age 
  • High School diploma or GED 
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S. (you can see the requirements here
  • Pass background checks to work with vulnerable populations and children 


  • College degree or currently enrolled in a degree program; a degree in Education is a plus; candidates with commensurate life experience are encouraged to apply 
  • Experience with the youth population, teaching, or tutoring children 
  • Leadership experience is a plus 
  • Demonstrated success with participation recruitment and small event planning 

Physical Demands & Accessibility 

  • Must pass a State of Tennessee childcare physical, including: 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs 
  • Agility to move quickly to keep pace with young children 
  • Stamina to remain alert and energetic for 8+ hours 

Additional Information


AmeriCorps members receive… 

  • $19,100 living allowance (paid out twice monthly over the course of 11 months) 
  • $6,895 in education award upon successful completion of hours 
  • $500/month in housing allowance 
  • Potential for housing placement, subject to availability 
  • $160/month in health care reimbursements 
  • $25/month in cell phone reimbursement 
  • Unlimited access to MOBC’s food pantry 
  • Monthly professional development and/or networking opportunities 
  • One year toward MOBC seniority (upon successful completion of service) 
  • Upon successfully completing your AmeriCorps contract, you can apply for a position at MOBC. Since 2011, 27 AmeriCorps members have become full-time staff with this organization

How to Apply

Apply HERE


  • Date Posted: November 20, 2023
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth