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12 Mar 2018

Full-Time Bolder Options AmeriCorps Promise Fellow 2018-19 – Bolder Options Rochester – Rochester, MN

Bolder Options Rochester – Posted by Find a Job in Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description

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Do you have a passion for serving communities by empowering our youth? If you believe every youth has incredible potential and want to help them reach it as well as find new and creative ways to get them involved in service to their community, this is a great place for you to do that work!

Bolder Options Overview Bolder Options Rochester, in partnership with AmeriCorps Promise Fellows hosted by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth, will work to serve more youth and families in the Rochester community in 2018. Bolder Options is a one-to-one mentoring program that works with youth that may be at risk for academic failure, bullying or risky social behaviors. Promise Fellows will be trained in connecting with youth, families and mentors to help youth make positive choices, build confidence and attain skills necessary to ask for achieve their goals. Promise Fellows will work directly with the Rochester branch of Bolder Options and their small but dedicated team to develop curriculum and programming to fit the needs of the youth and families they serve.

Bolder Options Promise Fellow Responsibilities

Promise Fellows will work with Bolder Options staff to serve youth ages 10-14 who may be considered at risk. These youth are professionally referred, are interested in having a mentor, are interested in becoming more physically active and do not have a history of violence. Promise Fellows will help Bolder Option’s meet it’s goals and mission of helping youth succeed in all of life’s races (academics, social/emotional growth, physical and community).Promise Fellows will be trained in best practices involving youth mentoring and apply those skills to develop and maintain a caseload. This involves but is not limited to administering intakes, leading match meetings, creating program events, collecting case data, public speaking engagements, developing community partnerships and mentor recruitment strategies.

AmeriCorps Information

General 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 6-10 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; promise 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
  • Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass background checks before being officially enrolled by Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

General 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 program

Additional Information

Site Specific Qualifications

  • 21 years or older
  • Bachelors degree in Education, Social Work, or Public Health
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • 1 year experience working with youth

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm. Occasional night or weekend events.
  • Promise Fellows must serve in a full time capacity for a minimum of 40 hours per week during their term.
  • Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full time or have another full time position and serve with the Alliance.


As a full-term AmeriCorps member , Promise Fellows serve in a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) capacity for a total of 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st (staggered start dates available beyond Sept 1st) and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $624 twice per month, pre-tax); Health and Dental Insurance; Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $5,920 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Additional benefits information is available at .

Please Note:

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

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract


  • working with youth: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Job Location:

  • Rochester, MN (Preferred)

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