Join today to enrich the lives of those you serve and leave lasting impacts on these students, families, and Montana communities as well as help to alleviate poverty through attaining higher education. Below are full-time AmeriCorps Leader placement sites for the 2017-18 service year, listed alphabetically by city. MTCC AmeriCorps Leaders serve K-12 youth by normalizing college going, mentoring, and increasing student success and college access. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have some college. Click the appropriate links to apply to an opportunity or to learn more about the service area/site. Positions will begin as soon as September 1, 2017 and will end August 31, 2018.BUTTE
Montana Tech Lead a team of AmeriCorps members to engage underserved K-12 youth with mentoring activities designed to help them with student success and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education. The MTCC AmeriCorps Leader will recruit, support and lead a team of 6 college student AmeriCorps Team Members in collaborating with Butte High, Anaconda High, Ramsay, the Legion Oasis and Kids Coalition to promote and facilitate college positive activities for K-12 youth. The Leader will support the AmeriCorps team in various projects including engaging students in school and after school mentoring at partner schools and organizations, delivering college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, facilitating a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment for recent high school graduates, recruiting and supporting college students as college positive volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, plan for and participate in required National Days of Service, and engage students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. To serve with MT Tech, apply here.HAVRE
Montana State University – Northern Support and expand college access activities at Havre High School, Box Elder High School, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line. Lead a team that will mentor and support at least 30 students in schools establishing one-on-one mentoring opportunities for students. The Leader will create relationships with Havre High and Box Elder High counselors and conduct mentoring/support activities with identified students at these schools. The Leader will recruit a team of 3 college student AmeriCorps members to serve with the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line and support MSUN’s college readiness initiative. The leader will plan and coordinate 5 pre-college activities with high school students focusing on College Application Week and FAFSA completion. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college. To serve with MSU-Northern, apply here.
Flagship Engage at-risk youth in college positive activities and healthy after school programming. The Flagship AmeriCorps Leader will assist in mentoring youth (25-50 students at each school) and in facilitating after-school programming that engages students in learning, career readiness, and leadership activities. After-school programs will provide at-risk youth a safe place to develop new skills, boost their self-esteem, and build meaningful relationships with college positive adults. The Leader will also recruit, support and lead a team of 3 AmeriCorps Team Members who will aid in volunteer recruitment, program documentation, student mentorship, and the facilitation of after-school programming. The AmeriCorps team will facilitate a volunteer outreach plan with a goal of recruiting 700 volunteers to lead and assist in Flagship after-school programs for the following academic year. To serve with Flagship, apply here.
Fort Peck Community College Work to increase college access and student success for students on the Fort Peck Reservation. Poplar is the second largest town on Fort Peck Reservation and is the home to the headquarters for the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. At Poplar High School, only 39% of students graduated in the 2015-2016 school year. The AmeriCorps Leader in Poplar will support their team in utilizing the resources and connections of Fort Peck Community College to support local tribal students. Various activities may include: youth sports programming, mentoring at the juvenile detention center, educational community garden projects, high school to college bridge curriculum implementation, and high school tutoring programs. To serve this year at Fort Peck Community College, apply here.SIDNEY
Richland County Boys & Girls Club Mentor K-12 youth at the Boys & Girls Club and Richland and Dawson County school districts to encourage student success and post-secondary enrollment. The Richland County Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps Leader will recruit, support and lead a team of college student AmeriCorps Members in supporting first generation, low income youth through academic mentoring, civic engagement, and promoting healthy lifestyles at the Boys and Girls Club. The team will engage in variety of projects including supporting a food stability/backpack programs, delivering financial aid and scholarship workshops, assisting with college and job fairs, facilitating community and school based mentoring programs, recruiting and supporting college student volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. The team will partner with school districts in Richland and Dawson Counties to encourage post-secondary education through financial aid workshops, college and job fairs, scholarship preparation workshops, and mentor programs. To serve with Richland County Boys & Girls Club, apply here.