About Grace Academy
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Full Time - Faculty
Grace Academy is seeking applicants for a 2017-18 AmeriCorps VISTA position.
Grace Academy is a tuition-free middle school for low income girls in Hartford. We seek a creative and independently-motivated, service minded individual to build capacity for our admissions and graduate support programs.
The VISTA position includes a number of responsibilities, including (but not limited to):
Enhance recruitment efforts by developing relationships with feeder schools and organizations
Augment placement options for graduates into high schools and colleges by developing relationships with admissions officers at secondary and higher education institutions
Develop a database of college grant opportunities for graduates entering college
Create a database of summer job experiences for college age students
Competitive applicants will:
Have a bachelor's degree
Have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and working with young people; and appreciate a good sense of humor.
Possess excellent oral & communication skills
Be attentive to details
Ability to speak Spanish fluently is a plus but not a must
Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, (Tables, Mail Merge, Design, Formatting, Editing).
COMPENSATION and TERM of SERVICE
VISTA members receive a stipend of $11,000 per year, subsidized housing, health coverage and a $5,815 education grant. Additional benefits include: daily lunch, membership to the YMCA, as well as participation in professional conferences and workshops.
The contract term is from August 2017 to August 2018 with an opportunity to renew for one year.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé and personal statement via e-mail to:
Subject line: Americorps Vista Candidate
Job Type: Full-time
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About Grace Academy
Grace Academy is a tuition-free, private middle school (5th-8th grade) for inner-city girls living in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Hartford, CT. Founded in 2010, Grace Academy is intentionally small, serving 60 students. Grace adheres to the nine mission effective standards of the NativityMiguel model of education and provides an exceptional educational opportunity to girls from families of limited economic means. In a structured learning environment – including a 10-hour school day, individual tutoring and small classes – our students develop the character, skills and discipline needed to become productive citizens. We are committed to the success of our students not only in middle school, but – with guidance, tutoring and financial support – in high school and college.
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