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The DREAM Program


Summer Enrichment Coordinators are members of DREAM's SummerCorps and are AmeriCorps members. Our SummerCorps combats the "summer developmental slide" (which accounts for over half of the achievement gap for children of families with low-income). The DREAM Program is committed to dismantling systems of oppression that affect our youth and families. This organizational commitment means that members should join this space with an intention of learning, unlearning, and diving into ways that your involvement will support the dismantling of these systems while contributing to the mission of reducing the Opportunity Gap. We seek members who contribute to The DREAM Program's diverse community, as having different perspectives, identities, and skills are what allow us to excel in our service. DREAM seeks members who are ready to engage in and foster an inclusive environment, and who strive to deliver culturally appropriate and relevant programming to the youth we serve. Incoming members and staff should understand that we serve marginalized communities, which means that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are infused into every aspect of our organization. Objectives for Coordinator:*Enroll all DREAM mentees from assigned neighborhood in Summer Enrichment Program.*Develop a sense of team with fellow SummerCorps members.*Plan nine (9) weeks of summer enrichment activities for youth living in low income housing.*Conduct fundraising to support planned activities.*Execute all planned activities. *Communicate with families of youth on daily basis.*Provide a safe environment and experience for youth and staff/members.*Provide youth with magical, memorable, enriching summer experience in and around their local communities.Key Results of Service:*All youth enrolled in the program complete a reading activity each day.*All youth enrolled in the program solve a problem/mystery, conduct an experiment or use their imagination to create each day.*All youth enrolled in the program participate in a movement-based activity and mindfulness activity each day.*All youth enrolled in the program engage in a creative activity each day.*50% of youth enrolled attend Camp DREAM in Fletcher, VT.*All youth enrolled in the program HAVE FUNTerm Type/Length: Minimum Time, minimum of 300 hours Start date: June 3, 2021End Date: August 14, 2021Position type/expected hours of work: The position will average 35-45 hours per week of service, with the possibility of evening and weekend events, for 11 consecutive weeks (June 1-August 14, 2020). This is an AmeriCorps position with a term length designated Minimum Time with a minimum hours requirement of 300 hours. For successful completion of the service term, DREAM expects an average of 35-45 hours per week of service, through the end-of-term date indicated on the member agreement. DREAM expects members to continue serving 35-45 hours a week until the end-of-term date of their service commitment, which may mean exceeding the minimum 300-hour AmeriCorps requirement. However, we encourage a healthy work/life balance and will regularly check in to be sure that you have ample time for rest and recharge throughout your service term. COVID-19 Contingency: It is likely that COVID-19 will still pose a threat at the time that this position begins. Although the mechanics of how the role operates may look different, we will still offer daily activities to the youth. It is expected, due to the nature of the role even when virtual, that you are located in a commutable distance to your service site. DREAM may be able find ways to support you with online capabilities if needed. We will provide safety measures to keep you and our families safe as we navigate the challenges associated with COVID while still engaging our youth and combating the opportunity gap. Supervisory Responsibility: This position requires direct supervision of youth. This position does not have staff/member supervisory responsibilities.Work environment/physical demands: This position operates primarily in an indoor/outdoor environment with active children and students, as well as in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee/member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.This position requires comfort working in outdoor environments, regardless of the weather. This position can be very active and frequently requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee/member is regularly required to communicate with individuals who talk and hear. The employee/member must occasionally lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee/member is regularly required to observe and comprehend using vision abilities that include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Travel: Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected for training.Required qualifications:Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.A. due to AmeriCorps requirements.Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service OR be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service participating in a program Have a high school diploma or its equivalent OR not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant (and must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award) OR obtain a waiver from the Corporation OR be enrolled in an institution of higher education on an ability to benefit basis Members must agree to the following Criminal History Checks to be performed in order to serve as an AmeriCorps Member: NSOPW (Public Sex Offender) Check, Statewide Criminal Repository Checks (for State of Service and State of Residence), and FBI fingerprint-based Criminal History Check. The member is aware that their identity must be verified with a government-issued photo ID. The results of these checks will be kept confidential, but could affect eligibility to serve in AmeriCorps.First aid and CPR certification by the time summer sessions begin.Preferred qualifications/experience:Current driver's license, proof of insurance, and clean driving record.Creativity, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit.A contagious and optimistic energy for DREAM's work.AAP/EEO Statement: The DREAM Program is an equal opportunity employer and an incorporated 501(c)3 charitable organization. The DREAM Program prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.At will employment: The DREAM Program is an at will employer. Employment with The DREAM Program is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or The DREAM Program at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. The policy of employment-at-will may not be modified by any officer or employee.Terms and benefits:Living stipend of $3500.00End of term of service education award of $1311.11 (upon successful completion and exit of term)Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if qualified.Childcare assistance, if eligible.Reimbursements for work-related travel.DREAM/AmeriCorps gear/uniform provided and required.Additionally, the applicant also agrees to the following Criminal History Checks to be performed in order to serve as an AmeriCorps Member: NSOPW Public Sex Offender Check, Statewide Repository Checks (for State of Service and State of Residence), and FBI fingerprint-based check. The applicant should be aware that their identity must be verified with a government issued photo ID. The results of these checks will be kept confidential, but could affect eligibility to serve in AmeriCorps.WHY WE DREAM...Visit our website ( or see us social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)Our BeliefsWe believe that the opportunity gap is unfair and unjust.We believe that childhood is a precious part of the human experience and worthy of great investment.We believe that all children have immense potential to contribute to our society and that lost potential for one is lost potential for all.We believe that change is possible.Our VisionWe seek a world in which all children have the opportunities, resources, and relationships necessary to achieve their dreams.Our MissionOur mission is to close the opportunity gap for children living in low-income housing.Cultural ValuesWe live in the grassroots. We see ourselves as more of a movement than an organization. We value bottom-up development and look to our volunteers for leadership.We are relationship-oriented. When relationships are done well, they can change the world and build bridges across differences. Relationships are at the center of all we do and are our greatest source of impact, influence, and learning.We value transparency. We are an open organization and invite all to participate in decision-making. We see honest communication as the foundation for creating trust and understanding.We like to play. We sing, surprise, act spontaneously, play games, and imagine. We see potential for something magical in every interaction. We think play is the ultimate vehicle or delivering our services.We think the high dive is fun Positive risk-taking plays a crucial role in development. By pushing our comfort zones, we broaden our world views and expand our options.We think anything is possible. Call us nave...wait a minute, don't do that Just join us

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