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Academic Intervention Mentor Specialist

San Bernardino, CaliforniaPart-time
About the Job
Academic Intervention Mentor Specialist (PT - 1200 Hrs.).

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Job Details:
  • Reports to Member Success Coordinator.
  • Program: Youth Action Project Young Scholars.
  • Stipend:  Approximately $1200 bi-weekly, plus an education award of up to $4,826.50.
  • Term of Service: August 2024 - June 2025.
  • Location: San Bernardino, CA.

Position Description:

An Academic Intervention & Mentoring Specialist (AIMS) facilitates learning, enrichment, and goal setting for K-12 youth through Youth Action Project’s school-based programs. AIMS ensure the effective delivery of tutoring, academic coaching, and mentorship to an assigned caseload of students immersed in day-to-day program operations at their designated school site(s).

Primary Responsibilities:
Member duties do not include any prohibited or unallowable activities per 45 CFR § 2520.65:
  • Support a minimum caseload of 20 students by providing active, hands-on, project-based instruction relevant to student's interests, experiences, and program objectives.
  • Supports students’ improvement in Math and English Language Arts, increasing engagement as a result of their sustained participation in Youth Action Project.
  • Develop and implement an Academic & Career Plan (ACP) catered to the needs of each student.
  • Manage classroom behavior to create a productive learning environment that prioritizes student safety.
  • Facilitate in-person and/or virtual learning that cultivates responsibility, leadership, and service to others.
  • Maintain digital and/or physical student files; collect/enter all required documentation: forms, grade checks, assessments, attendance records, case notes, etc.
  • Collaborate with certificated and/or classified school staff for program needs and effective service delivery.
  • Manage time and priorities to ensure daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines and key milestones are achieved on time and according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all program promotion, student recruitment, and retention efforts.
  • Maintain communication with parents to share/obtain information to serve families better and maintain program quality.
  • Participate in required training (Training hours not exceeding 20% of total hours), National Days of Service, and other compliance elements outlined by AmeriCorps.

  • High school diploma or GED required; minimum 48 college semesters or 60 college quarter units strongly preferred.
  • At least 17 years of age (requires high school completion and parent/guardian consent).
  • Must have reliable transportation to school site(s), YAP office, and meeting sites as required.
  • Must be available and willing to serve occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to lead program activities while ensuring student safety; activity may include prolonged sitting, standing, walking, and outdoor exposure.

Term of Service:

Completion of 1200 service and training hours in the 2024-2025 academic year is required. The service term begins in August 2024 and ends in June 2025. Service is required Monday through Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, with occasional evening and/or weekend hours served when needed. Scheduled hours are subject to change. Required participation in national days of service such as 9/11 National Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day of Service, AmeriCorps State Service Day, and AmeriCorps Week.

As a benefit, Members with qualifying education loans can apply for loan forbearance at the start of service through the My AmeriCorps portal if they qualify. Total living allowance and education award amounts are based on performing the minimum hours of the term of service and successfully completing the program requirements.

Youth Action Project is committed to providing equal opportunity for all. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment or service because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability (including HIV/AIDS), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service or any other improper criterion.

NOTE: This position requires candidates to complete our online application, which applicants can find at: