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2019-2020 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Title:                                  AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Placement Site:                Orono Schools
Contact:                            Genna Torney, , 952.449.8338 x 6350

Position Type:
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Orono Public Schools mission: Our students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools. Our commitment to fulfilling that is stronger than ever, and we're excited to blaze new trails on the roadmap to the future.  Orono's three goals are scholarship, character, and relationships.
Orono Public Schools Promise Fellow Responsibilities
Promise Fellows will:
  • Work one on one with students and in groups to serve students needs
  • Collaborate with support staff
  • Assist in coordinating high school mentoring program
  • Mentor at the after school program
  • Participate in family service collaborative meetings and community initiatives
  • Support summer Youth Development activities including service learning
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Position Responsibilities:
  • Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students.
  • Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth in grades 6-12 will experience academic gains.
  • Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students.
  • Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in service and leadership activities.
  • Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.
  • Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations.
  • Maintain data entry for program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator
  • Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments.
General AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
  • Not have served more than the allowed number of AmeriCorps terms previous to this term. Eligibility based on AmeriCorps term limitatios.
  • Able to pass a complete National Service Criminal Service History Background check (including National Sex Offender Registry, State of service and State of residence, and FBI checks) - eligibility requirements listed here  * Note: Orono Public Schools will also require an additional background check.
  • If serving in a full time (40 hour/week) capacity, members must be able to maintain a consistent  schedule of 40 hours per week throughout their term of service (e.g. not a full-time student or working elsewhere full-time). Reduced time and part time members cannot also hold a full time position, but can be in school full time.
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Qualifications
  • Interest and experience in youth, service, education, and non-profit work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of tasks, priorities, and people in order to meet goals
  • Ability to work effectively with people of a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team, take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the programyer
Weekly Schedule
  • Monday-Thursday 7:50am-5:00pm, Friday 7:50am-2:30pm
  • 40 hours/week Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full time or have another full time position and serve with the Alliance.
As a full-term, full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve in a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) capacity for a total of 1700 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st (staggered start dates available beyond Sept 1st) and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $649 twice per month, pre-tax); Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance; $6,195 Education Award upon successful comletion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Additional benefits information is available at

TO APPLY: Please visit or contact the site contact listed above

For general questions about serving as an AmeriCorps member through Minnesota Alliance With Youth, please contact our Recruitment Team at

Please note:
  • We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • This position may not displace another employee or position in any way.
  • Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities.
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    Posted By

    Orono Public School District

    685 Old Crystal Bay Road North , Long Lake, MN 55356

    At the following locations

    Orono Community Education

    705 Old Crystal Bay Road North , Orono, MN 55356

    Compare with State

    Amount per Student


    State Average: $13,408

    % ELL Students


    State Average: 8%

    Student Teacher Ratio


    State Average: 15.44

    % IEP Students


    State Average: 15%



    State Average: 200