NEWS

Ameri Corps Commitment Opportunities

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The Des Moines Public Schools AmeriCorps Program is hiring 20 and 30 hour a week positions with a start date of December 1, 2017. An AmeriCorps Member will serve as a literacy tutor in an elementary building. The DMPS AmeriCorps tutoring member will collaborate with school staff to improve and maintain reading proficiency for elementary students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Members will receive training and ongoing technical assistance during their term of service to provide evidence-based tutoring interventions and maintain best practices with students and staff. Members will be expected to use a computer literacy program, Lexia Core 5 and MyLexia dashboard, that helps assess the needs of the students in real time and provide specific materials to use for tutoring sessions.

 

This is a great opportunity not only for those interested in a career in education. This can be a great fit for current college students, recent college graduates, graduate students, retirees, stay at home parents, or anyone interested in having a positive impact on the lives of our students. Several AmeriCorps members have successfully used this experience to help secure various positions (teaching, specialist, and paraprofessional) in the district.

 

Below is a link to the AmeriCorps landing page on the DMPS website.

 

https://www.dmschools.org/jobs-dmps/americorps/

 

The application can be found on this page. I’m also attaching the different terms of service available at this time.