August 8, 2014

AmeriCorps Health Curriculum Associate

By Carlson Center

AmeriCorps Health Curriculum Associate Position Description

Purpose:

Promote health and wellness in the curricula, school-wide programs, and related policies by providing
abundant opportunities for students to develop and maintain healthy minds and bodies and to understand
their personal growth through health-related programs, policies, and curricula.

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Help plan and coordinate healthy breakfasts
  • Give mini-presentations at all school morning meetings about health related issues
  • Develop and implement community building activities around targeted team traits
  • Coordinate Advisory and Community teams including outside speakers and recruiting volunteers
  • Meet with experts to craft a best in practice scope and sequence for a health and fitness based PE┬áprogram
  • Collaborate with team members and SNS vendors to create an On-Line Volunteer Portal, which provides an effective on-line scheduling and information resource for the SNS volunteer group
  • Prototypes lessons and gather feedback from volunteers and students.
  • Participate actively in required AmeriCorps training and reporting

Team Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and community partners.
  • Proactively identifies and develops ways to improve school performance as SNS builds out the school.
  • Helps monitor students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, school grounds, hallways, lunchroom, restrooms, field trips, extended day etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Communicates effectively with the administration, colleagues, parents and/or legal guardians.
  • When asked, prepares a variety of written materials for a variety of purposes.
  • Operates standard office equipment including educational software applications.
  • Performs other related duties, including extra-curricular activities, as assigned.
  • Enthusiastically and flexibly fills in as needed, teaming with the small SNS staff.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Ability to work proactively, collaboratively, inclusively, and respectfully with others.
  • Keen understanding of the flexibility and innovation inherent in a startup school.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse students and communities facing economic and social challenges.

Working Environment:

Ability to work under limited supervision; work as a team; track some limited expenditures; and meet physical demands including lifting and carrying. Generally the job requires 15% sitting, 60% walking, and 25% standing.

Education and Experience:

College degree required. Other Requirements: Must be a US citizen. Minimum age of 18 and maximum age of 25; Car recommended

Program Start/End Date: 9/1/2014 to 7/15/2015

Clearances:

Washington State Service Corps required Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearances as well as ongoing Safe-Environment Training with the Seattle Archdiocese. Compensation and benefits: Standard AmeriCorps Member compensation and benefits – health coverage, education award upon successful completion of service, childcare assistance if eligible, training, and stipend.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply through the My AmeriCorps job listing #55857 at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=55857&fromSearch=true
  • Additional information is available from SNS Executive Director, Renee Willette, at rwillette@seattlenativity.org

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