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MA Service Alliance Fellow- Work Based Learning Coordinator

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism. Through hands-on experience, Commonwealth Corps members gain professional skills and valuable knowledge while positively impacting diverse communities in our state. 
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is a private, nonprofit agency that oversees the program and supports host site partners and members to find success throughout the program year. The 2 Commonwealth Corps members with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South will serve 10 months in a full-time capacity. They will join a diverse corps of members across Massachusetts who share a common desire to discover their passion and build their network in service to their communities and the Commonwealth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South (BGCMS) is a youth-serving organization focused on supporting the Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership Development of youth ages 5-18 across Southeastern Massachusetts. The Commonwealth Corps Work-Based Learning and Education Coordinators will serve as essential members of the BGCMS team, contributing to the expanded capacity of our Clubs to serve teens as they develop the skills they need to achieve future success. Through their service, Corps members will provide direct educational support to youth and families in our service area, create and implement processes to increase the sustainability and efficiency of our Work-Based Learning program, develop relationships with key community partners, and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the new program to identify areas of improvement.


What You’ll Do:

Essential Responsibilities:
·       Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 22, 2024.
·       Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
·       Participate in a minimum of 1 hour (full-time members) of MSA-related activities each week. This include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.
·       Recruits and places BGCMS pre-teen and teen members ages 13-17 in the Club’s Work-Based Learning Program designed to inspire early career exploration and connect teens with internships and work-study opportunities within the Club’s network of community partners
·       Facilitates all Work-Based Learning Program participant training modules as prescribed by the BGCA Work-Based Learning Program training curriculum
·       Creates and monitors individual training plans for work-based learning participants
·       Communicates regularly with Work-Based Learning Supervisor about individual work plans and member progress
·       Mentor participants and provide feedback on performance and work plans
Marginal Responsibilities:
·       Participate in all BGCMS Club meetings and events alongside full-time Clubhouse team
§ Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.

Who You Are:

You must be:
·       A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
·       18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
·       Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
·       Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
·       Passionate about connecting with teens
It would also be great if you:
·       Speak a language other than English -- multi-lingual candidates encouraged to
·       Has prior experience working with children ages 13-17
·       Have experience working in Microsoft Excel
·       What You’ll Get:
·       Stipend of $1,100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100 (full-time) minus taxes and withholdings; [ACTUAL AMOUNT TO BE FINALIZED BY MSA UPON AWARD]
·       Health insurance (individual coverage only);
·       Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
·       Completion award of up to $4000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
·       Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
·       Access to apply for Tuition Reimbursement and BGCMS Scholarship Funds
·       Professional development opportunities related to youth development, financial literacy and supervising others
·       Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
·       Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
·       Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home if required by site;
·       Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
·       Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs (full-time)
·       The opportunity for at least 10 (full-time days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement);
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.

Term of Service:

·       Position Start Date: August 21, 2023 [ACTUAL DATE TO BE FINALIZED BY MSA UPON AWARD]
·       Position End Date: June 22, 2024
·       Service commitment 40 (full-time) hours per week during the following days/times
·       Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm with occasional night and/or weekend events, not to exceed two per month