Posted: May 3, 2019
Applications due by: July 20, 2019

Seeking future Youth Development Leaders! Communities In Schools of Seattle is currently recruiting for the next team of extraordinary AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 school year. AmeriCorps members serve in Seattle elementary, middle, and high school sites, working directly with Site Coordinators, school partners, students and families. Corps members will gain hands-on youth development experience as well as opportunities to plan events, partner with community organizations, and enhance their knowledge of a wide range of state, county, and local social services.  This is an incredible opportunity to join a community-wide effort to help youth people succeed.


Benefits: Taxable living allowance of $14,150. At the completion of service, members receive a $6,095 education award that can be used toward qualified educational expenses for up to 7 years. Members are eligible for health and child care benefits (child care benefits subject to income guidelines). Orca card with monthly 1 zone pass.  Early applications are encouraged. As with all AmeriCorps Programs placement is contingent upon funding.

Position Status: Full time, total of 1700 Service Hours, 40 hours weekly
Duration:10.5 month service term, August 16, 2019 – June 30, 2020, may vary according to CIS site location.
Location: Various – Federal Way, Lakewood, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Spokane County, Tumwater, Whatcom-Skagit County
Reports to: CIS Affiliate Executive Director
Benefits: Orca card and monthly pass, Health insurance, student loan deferment, subsidized childcare (if qualified)
Stipend:$14,150 annual living allowance.   Upon completion of service: $6095 Education Award.

Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  By bringing community resources into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, Communities In Schools provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.

Position Summary: 
The AmeriCorps Site Coordinator wills serve in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Washington State.  With CIS Site Coordinators, members will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the CIS model of integrated student supports in designated school sites. The member will coordinate with community partners and volunteers to marshal resources necessary to address the social and emotional needs of students who are at risk of dropping out of school.  Through the coordination of individual and group interventions as well as prevention activities the member is a key player in helping students toward graduation.


Program management of the assigned CIS site: Support implementation and monitoring of the annual site operations plan in partnership with CIS staff, school site staff and administration.  Ensure that needs assessment, service delivery, data tracking, and evaluation/reporting takes place.

Participate in interdisciplinary meetings with school staff, and other resource providers involved in collaborative services. Represent CIS at events and meetings, as necessary.  Work collaboratively to maintain a positive CIS image.  Understand and demonstrate the CIS mission, goals and initiatives within the community.

Secure community support and partnerships to meet school-wide and students’ needs as identified in the site operations plan.

Work with public school stakeholders, including school administrators and staff, families, and counselors/social workers to identify students who need CIS services.  Follow procedures for referral processes, assessment of student needs and strengths related to social, emotional and behavioral issues, identification of counseling focus, parent contacts and the use of referrals. Provide direct services to individual students and their families to identify and eliminate barriers to their academic/school success

Coordinate whole school and prevention activities to meet school wide needs as identified in the annual site plan.

May engage volunteers in a variety of ways to support student success, including: recruitment, training, scheduling and coordination of volunteer/student activities

Identify opportunities for new programs or partnerships to be implemented in the school

Coordinate data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students. Document progress and track site and student outcomes.  Monitor and adjust services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.

Required Qualifications: 
Minimum of 18 years old at the start of service
U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
Pass criminal history checks (NSOPR, State criminal history and FBI fingerprint)
Bachelor or Associate’s Degree, preferably in the areas of social service, education, youth development, public administration or a related field.  Prior volunteer or work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and email software.
Access to reliable transportation, a Valid Driver’s license and proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is preferred to support a successful member experience. May be required at some service locations if public transportation is limited and does not support activities of member position description.

Desired Experience/Skills: 
Working with children, youth and families .Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents, community representatives and the general public.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent coordination, organization and time management skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Flexibility and collaborative spirit.
Ability to define problems and identify solutions.
Commitment to helping young people stay in school and prepare for life.

Members may not engage in prohibited activities as outlined in the member service agreement



How to Apply

Applications are accepted online only at:

Hiring and placement is competitive!  Apply early.

Beth Graves
Associate Director