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Homework Club Coordinator - PT/AmeriCorps position

Northwest Housing Alternatives, Resident Services Department is looking for a Homework Club Coordinator to engage children in after-school programming at two affordable housing complexes. Organize and innovate in an exciting opportunity for those interested in working with children. Develop projects, help with homework, and create a safe place for children to go after school!

Project duration: Approx. 10 hours/week for 10 months. 450 hours. September 2008 through July 2009

Transportation Information: Northwest Housing Alternatives and Springwater Commons are accessible by public transportation. The applicant will need a car to reach Autumn Park. Reimbursement provided for service related travel.

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

1. Assist children with homework.

2. Organize crafts, quiet games, and other activities for children.

3. Recruit and support volunteers to assist with programming.

4. Keep records of children attending the program.

5. Report to and coordinate with the Resident Services Coordinator and the Resident Services Program Supervisor.

6. Complete and submit all necessary LINKS AmeriCorps Program paperwork and reports in a timely manner.

7. Attend and complete LINKS AmeriCorps Program orientation and enrollment session.

8. Wear an appropriate LINKS identifier and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events.


1. Access to a vehicle.

2. LINKS members must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment in the program.

3. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

4. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.

5. Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.

6. Submit to a criminal history background check and National Sex Offender Registry search.

7. Regular and reliable attendance.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience working with children.

2. Passion for helping people move out of poverty.

3. Applicants with Spanish and/or Russian language skills preferred.

4. Ability to work with a team.


Member Benefits Include:

• A taxable living allowance of approximately $200 per month.

• Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $1,250. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.

• Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).

How to apply:

Email your résumé to [email protected] and to [email protected]

Erika Johnson

Coordinator-LINKS Program

 2500 NE 65th Ave   

Vancouver, WA 98661  

p 360.750.7500 x 114   n   f 360.694.2491 n   www.esd112.org/links

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