BACR AmeriCorps Member Application

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AmeriCorps Requirements

Giving back is vital to healthy development. BACR’s national service program, one of the largest and most effective in California, enables AmeriCorps members to achieve personal benefits through engaging in community service. Communities benefit through the tutoring, mentoring, health education, and other services delivered by AmeriCorps members.

BACR recruits, trains, and places adults each year in jobs at youth-serving agencies around the Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, a federally-funded national and community service program, AmeriCorps members commit to a one-year term of service in a full-time (1,700 hour) position. Our AmeriCorps programs achieve two objectives: first, Corps members gain valuable skills and experience as well as stipends to help with college; second, youth in high-risk communities receive valuable services.

  • Must be a U.S Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must have your GED or intending to complete their GED while in the program
  • Must not have any prior convictions for sexual crimes or crimes against children
  • Must be able to work full-time

BACR AmeriCorps Programs

Please select the AmeriCorps program(s) you'd like to apply to in the order of your interest. to view descriptions of each program, see below

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC)

BAYAC (Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium) is a National Service program of Bay Area Community Resources. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of service at partnering schools and community based organizations, providing youth in the San Francisco Bay Area's most high need communities with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development.Many of the children and youth we work with are deeply impacted by the stressors and obstacles presented by poverty, disadvantaged neighborhoods and under-resourced schools.

This program is ideal for applicants interested in being future educators, youth advocates, teachers, tutors, after-school programmers, youth worker specialist.

Desired Qualifications

  • Direct service experience and/or strong interest in working with youth
  • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply
  • Minimum of 48 college units completed
  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Classroom management and/or Curriculum development experience
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Familiar with bay area communities

Contract Service

1700-hour, full time, 11 month program. The monthly stipend is $1,430.00 and the end of program education award for an 11-month Member is $5,815

The following benefits are available to all AmeriCorps members actively serving:

  • Free health insurance (automatically enrolled)
  • Full/partial child care (based on application)
  • Student loan forbearance (upon request)

Climate Corps AmeriCorps

Climate Corps AmeriCorps (CCAC) is a bridge-to-career Climate Corps partner program under Bay Area Community Resources. CCAC delivers professional development to emerging climate protection leaders who implement projects related to water, energy, and waste reduction for municipalities and nonprofits across California.

This program is specifically targeted towards environmentally and economically disadvantaged communities, and seeks to provide cost-effective and mission driven AmeriCorps Fellows for 10 months full-time.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, planning, or related field
  • Work experience in environmental policy, science, engineering, environmental education, or sustainable management (volunteer and internship experience will be considered)
  • Comprehension of energy systems, climate change science, California environmental policies, water conservation, and waste reduction
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills

Contract Service

1700-hour, full time, 10 month program. The monthly stipend is $1,750 and the end of program education award for a 10-month Fellow is $5,815.

The following benefits are available to all AmeriCorps members actively serving:

  • Free health insurance (automatically enrolled)
  • Full/partial child care (based on application)
  • Student loan forbearance (upon request)

Public Allies

Public Allies is a national movement grounded in the conviction that everyone leads. We believe that everyone can make a difference and can work to inspire more citizens to believe in themselves, step up, and act. Throughout our nation’s history, lasting social change has always resulted from the courageous acts of many, not just the inspiration of the few.

Our mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. We are changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.

Desired Qualifications

Varies based upon positions available

Contract Service

1700-hour, full time, 10 month program, Sept 1st- Jun 30th 2017. The monthly stipend is $1,500 and the end of program education award for an 10-month Member is $5,815

The following benefits are available to all AmeriCorps members actively serving:

  • Free health insurance (automatically enrolled)
  • Full/partial child care (based on application)
  • Student loan forbearance (upon request)

Basic Information









You must be at least 17 years of age?































Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium

Please submit only ONE application per program year. If you would like to amend a previously submitted application, please email bayac@bayac.org.

AmeriCorps Members are full-time (40 hours/week) volunteers who receive a modest monthly living stipend and access to basic health care. Members may qualify for loan forbearance, child care, and food stamps during their service, and Members who complete their contracted service term are eligible to receive an education award as well.


In which region would you prefer to be placed? (select 1st-4th choice in drop down menu)





Rate your experience in working with the following age groups:



Rate your preference for working with the following age groups



Please check your interest and experience in the categories below.




Climate Corps AmeriCorps






Please rank your top three background skills (1 being highest and 3 being lowest)




Please rank your top three additional skills that you have some background and interest in (1 being highest and 3 being lowest)



Please rank your top three project interest- the kinds of climate change projects you most want to work on (1 being highest and 3 being lowest)




The following three questions are part of your application process. Your answers must be a minimum of 100 words for each question. Your application is not complete unless you have answered the following questions.




Public Allies









In which region would you prefer to be placed? (select 1st-4th choice in drop down menu)




Please check your interest and experience in the categories below.






Stipend and Award Information: For 2017-18 program year the stipend is $1,500/month and the education award for the year is $5,815

Resume, Cover Letter, and References


You may attach (or copy & paste in the text box) a cover letter. (If you are attaching a cover letter, you may write “See attached" in the text box.)




You may attach (or copy & paste in the text box) a resume. (If you are attaching a resume, you may write “See attached" in the text box.)






















Personnel Requirements

The following requirements must be met before one can be an AmeriCorps member working with children/youth:

Fingerprinting:

The State of California requires that all individuals working with children/youth be fingerprinted and registered with the California Department of Justice. BACR’s policy is to go above and beyond this requirement by making sure all staff and AmeriCorps members are fingerprinted and registered with both the DOJ and the FBI. BACR staff can assist in the fingerprinting process. The time frame for receiving the results varies (1-4 weeks, typically). During this time you may not work alone with children/youth.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test:

The State of California requires that all individuals working with children/youth must get a tuberculin test on an annual basis. Please provide an original copy of the results of your most recent test if you had one within the last year. If you have not had one, BACR staff will assist you in locating a free or low cost clinic to do so. Please keep in mind that TB test results are available 2-3 days after the test is administered.

Required Documentation:

It is necessary in the State of California for all employees to have appropriate employment eligibility and tax information on hand. Furthermore, AmeriCorps members must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States and have documentation to prove this. This information is forwarded to government agencies for tax and immigration reasons. This information is very important and must be provided to the personnel manager as soon as possible. If this information is not available employment with BACR will be terminated.

Please be prepared to show one of the following in Column A OR one from each of Columns B and C.

A B C
Unexpired U.S. passport Drivers license or ID card issued by a state or outlying posession of the United States, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, sex, height, eye color, and address Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or outlying possessin of the United States bearing an official seal
Certificate of U.S. citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561) U.S. military card U.S. citizen ID card (INS Form I-197)
Certificate of naturalization (INS form N-550 or N-570) School ID card with a photograph ID card for use of resident citizen in the United States (INS From I-179)
Alien registration receipt card with photo (INS Form I-551)
Instructional Aid Exam (BAYAC Only):

You may be required to take an Instructional Aid exam (reading and math) in order to qualify for service within a school district.



Certification

DUE DATE
Applications are accepted until all placements are filled, so applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by due dates in order to receive priority placement consideration.


CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS
Candidates invited to interview may be contacted anytime until the program starts. We will strive to contact candidates selected for interview within 2- 3 weeks from submission, but depending on partner schedules, we may not contact you within that time frame.

To help us review all applications carefully, please do not contact our offices with general inquires about your application status.
UPDATES TO YOUR APPLICATION
If you need to make a change to your application after submitting it (e.g. change of address or contact info), please email bayac@bayac.org
UPDATES TO YOUR APPLICATION
If you need to make a change to your application after submitting it (e.g. change of address or contact info), please email bhall@bacr.org
UPDATES TO YOUR APPLICATION
If you need to make a change to your application after submitting it (e.g. change of address or contact info), please email chrisw@publicallies.org

APPLICATION CONFIDENTIALITY

Applications will be shared only with program administrators and site supervisors.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
People of Color, Multi-Lingual People, LGBTTQQIAAP People, and People with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made for applicants with disabilities.