favorite this post AmeriCorps Position: Adult Education - Pathways to Success (Shelton, WA) hide this posting unhide

133 W. Railroad Ave.

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compensation: Benefits include excellent training, a monthly stipend of $1,307, health coverage, and a post-service education award of $5,920.
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

ABOUT AMERICORPS: AmeriCorps members work to strengthen communities through service projects in areas such as the environment, public safety, health, and education. This is a 10 ½ month, full-time position, sponsored by the Washington Service Corps (WSC). Applicants must be at least 17 years old, a WSC requirement. Benefits include excellent training, a monthly stipend of $1,307, health coverage, and a post-service education award of $5,920. This position is from October 1, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2019 and is located in Shelton, WA.

ABOUT SOUND LEARNING: Join a dynamic community-based organization offering innovative and high quality education programs to adult learners and their families in Mason County, WA. Learn, grow, and contribute!

Sound Learning is a non-profit organization that promotes access to education through community-based small group tutoring and classes in Mason and Thurston Counties. Our programs include Basic Studies (GED Prep and High School 21+), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Civics and employment-related topics are integrated into the curriculum. Sound Learning serves close to 200 adults and families each year, in partnership with 100 trained community volunteers.

Sound Learning staff and volunteers are committed to learner-centered education that begins with students' prior knowledge and experience and addresses participants' priorities and goals. Our programs are founded on the belief that active participation in the family, workplace, and community improves with strong skills, leading to better jobs, healthier families and stronger communities.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The AmeriCorps member will assist in implementing high quality education programs serving adults in the areas of reading, writing, math, basic computers, and English language learning. Primary responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development, recruitment of volunteers & students, volunteer coordination, outreach, and required record keeping. The AmeriCorps member will also develop opportunities for students to connect with the larger community through informational workshops and community projects; participate in collecting and utilizing data to demonstrate community impact; and assist in organizing events, trainings and celebrations.

The AmeriCorps member will work with Mason County residents who are native English speakers and immigrants from other, mainly Spanish-speaking countries. There will be opportunities to explore learner-centered teaching approaches, volunteer recruitment/outreach strategies, and project coordination. The AmeriCorps member will work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and in collaboration with a team of dedicated volunteers and staff. This is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience and make a difference through community-based education.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: We are looking for applicants who have at least a high school diploma/GED, are committed to making a difference in the community and interested in improving lives through education. Other traits include: an interest/experience in literacy and education; strong communication, organizational and computer skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; dedication to professional development and the mission/programs of the organization. Applicants must be able to thrive in a busy environment and demonstrate the ability to work with people of diverse cultural, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. Applicants must be available four evenings a week and able to commute to Shelton, WA. *Spanish language skills are desirable but not required.

TO APPLY: Please submit an application and resume by the application deadline: Thursday, Aug. 16th, 2018.
The application is available on our website: The application materials can be submitted by e-mail, mail, or in person. Position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the position, call the Sound Learning Office at (360) 426-9733 or e-mail us: If emailing, add AmeriCorps in the subject line. Thank you for your interest!
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