Legacy Mission Village
AmeriCorps Member – Adult HiSET and College Coordinator
Legacy Mission Village
The Adult HiSET and College Coordinator (Coordinator) springs into action by helping to launch High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) classes and a college support program for refugee adults through Legacy Mission Village, an organization founded by refugees serving refugees through educational programs.
The Adult HiSET and College Coordinator serves with a 30-member cohort of community-focused individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between Legacy Mission Village and Hands On Nashville, Middle Tennessee’s volunteer resource center.
The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps program is made possible through the support of the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations.
Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.
Legacy Mission Village is looking for a go-getter Adult HiSET and College Coordinator with an interest in helping adult refugees obtain an education in Middle TN by coordinating classes, tutoring, and utilizing volunteer engagement. The Coordinator will develop and manage programming by collaborating with other agencies, higher education entities, and partners of Legacy Mission Village.
Legacy Mission Village seeks an individual who is welcoming and inviting to individuals from all over the world. The candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, and able to work independently to accomplish goals. Over the course of the yearlong term, the Coordinator will help develop HiSET classes and training material for volunteers, a tutoring program for college students, and provide support for individuals in the program, complete a program evaluation, and set strategies for program continuity.
- Research and develop materials for HiSET classes and volunteer training materials.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteer training for new HiSET teachers.
- Create a needs assessment for refugee college students that identifies students who are high risk for dropping out and outline the assistance needed for students to successfully complete their degree.
- Develop a tutoring program for college students based on the needs assessment.
- Recruit and train volunteers to assist with tutoring needs.
- Provide guidance and socio-emotional support to students in the program.
- Work with volunteers to create program documentation for volunteer teachers and program development.
The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for entry-level or experienced professionals interested in a career in nonprofit management. You have amazing skills. We will teach you how to put them to work for the greater good.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Interests
- Social Services
- Multilingual highly preferred , with skills in English and one or more of the following: Burmese, Swahili or Kinyarwanda;
- Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 16, 2021 – July 29, 2022)
- Some college coursework completed
- Valid driver’s license
- Reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)
- U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
- National Service Criminal History Check clearance
Lift and carry up to 15lbs; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.; Office or service environment may include noisy environments.;
- $6,345 education award, upon completion of service contract
- Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
- Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov
- Training and professional development in nonprofit management
How to Apply
Please complete the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Application Form. We will contact you within two weeks to let you know if you have been selected for an interview.
Accepting candidates on a rolling basis through August 1, 2021
- Date Posted: March 26, 2021
- Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
- Job Function: Other
- Service Area: Community Development
- Start Date: 08/16/2021
- Salary Range: $17,500 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
- Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week