About Heart House
Students are all from the Vickery Meadow neighborhood which is mainly comprised of refugee and immigrants.
About the School-Year Program
You would be working in Heart House’s program called Head, Heart and Hands (H3). Programming will be in person, Monday through Thursday but AmeriCorps members would be expected to be available between the hours of 1pm to 6PM, Monday through Thursday with occasional evenings and weekends.
We work with an organization called CitySquare to have AmeriCorps Program Assistants (or interns) at Heart House. If you are selected to move forward in this process, you will be expected to complete an interview with CitySquare. This position is ~20 hours a week. You are paid a stipend ($6,750 for the whole term paid in bi-monthly installments) and receive an education award ($2,474.27) which can be used towards existing or future education loans. To receive the education award, you must serve from September 6 to May 26 and complete 675 hours at Heart House.
About the Position
Heart House has 3 different sites, separated by grade chunk and each led by a Site Teacher. As an AmeriCorps member, you would act as an “assistant” to the Site Teacher at whichever site you are assigned. Your main job duties would be:
- Help plan and prepare for activities and lessons
- Supervise and lead students during in-person program
- Help facilitate program activities
- Act as a student mentor and build positive relationships with students
- Assist with supervision of students
- Assist with keeping the site clean and organized
- Help with data collection and assessments
Tuesday September 6, 2022
Wednesday September 7 to Friday September 9
AmeriCorps Orientation & Staff Training at Heart House, including Site Prep. AmeriCorps hours are 9 to 5 during this week
Monday, September 12
Program Starts 3-6
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
AmeriCorps members last day
To apply, please submit answers to these questions via email to [email protected] with the “AmeriCorp Internship” in the subject line.
- Tell us a little about yourself and why you would be a good fit for this role.
- Describe yourself in 3 words. Which of those words describes you the most and why?
- Can you tell me about a time you had to solve a challenging problem? What did you do?
- Do you work better in a team or independently? Can you tell me about a time you worked with a team that was particularly challenging? How did you get through it?
- How do you handle conflict? Can you tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a coworker or classmate and how you handled it?
- Do you have experience working with children, and what grade levels do you feel most comfortable with?
- How would you interact with a student having a melt down?
- You saw/hear about bullying in the program, what would you do?
- This is considered a short-term internship. What are your goals for this internship? Is there anything specific that you’d like to learn or accomplish?
- As an AC member, you must complete 300 hours by late July in order to receive an education stipend. If you got sick and had to miss 3 days of program, what would you do?
- Do you have any questions for us?
Heart House is an education nonprofit that serves refugee children with a holistic after- school and summer program utilizing social emotional learning to help them thrive in their new community. Heart House offers a culturally sensitive approach to each child’s needs providing academic and mental health support.
Heart House is seeking an energetic and accomplished senior professional to serve as the Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for leadership, fund development, program results and policy implementation. This position is responsible to lead the current staff of 6 employees and leads the effort to raise and manage a budget of $500,000.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead and direct the day-to-day operations that will foster growth and fulfill the mission.
The Executive Director is responsible to:
- Provide strategic direction in achieving organizational goals and key performance metrics.
- Possess a leadership style that empowers employees, encourages good performance and rewards productivity.
- Ensure a fund development strategy to strengthen and diversify funding sources, build brand strategy, and drive community awareness.
- Support and facilitate the Board’s work in exercising their leadership responsibilities through collaboration, communication, and education.
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence. Grow programs to increase impact.
- Ensure the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image.
Lead all aspects of Financial Management including budget preparation and the timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
The ideal candidate will have at least three+ years of nonprofit experience with proven managerial experience. Experience as an executive director would be a plus. The candidate will also have proven fundraising ability and an understanding of financials. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Great opportunity for an ambitious Director of Development or Chief Development Officer to step into the top leadership role of a small nonprofit organization.
Heart House is an out of school time program located in the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas. We are dedicated to the academic and mental health success of students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Within a very collaborative environment, the Site Teacher is the creative and fun force behind an academically and emotionally supportive out-of-school program for Kinder through 2nd graders. You will be creating lessons that incorporate reading, vocabulary, STEAM, and Project Based Learning interwoven with social emotional learning concepts while fostering a safe environment to boost the children’s academic success. Most importantly, you will be providing a space for a kid be a kid, by having fun! Someone considering this position should have a passion for working with underserved communities, specifically children, and the desire to work with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
Hours are Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with program running 3:15 to 6:00 pm. Friday is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Summer hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm M to TH, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays.
Some of the responsibilities and duties include:
- Lead the Head, Heart, and Hands (H3) program for K to 2nd graders. This includes curriculum development, lesson planning and execution as well as maintaining an inviting, safe, and orderly environment for students.
- Training on the H3 program will be provided upon hire
- Support the organization through:
- Volunteers: Steward site volunteers
- Partner organizations: coordinate with counselors, corporate groups who come in
- Community engagement: liaison to school administration and staff, ensuring Heart House is connected to school district activities and curriculum.
- Fundraising: assist with grant application through providing timely reporting, testing, and surveys
- Recruitment: work with current HH families and apartment complex to recruit new students
- Work with assigned AmeriCorps member(s) and manage/provide daily tasks and assignments, suggestions, demonstrations, and assistance for improvement, as needed
- Administrative duties including but not limited to general supply requests, evaluations, data input into Salesforce, development, fundraising, and volunteer management and stewardship
- Work collaboratively with other teachers to plan cohesive units, joint fieldtrips and activities, and create organization and site goals and action plans.
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. A BA in education, social or human services, child development, or related field preferred
- Ability to work cooperatively/ collaboratively with team members, school district staff, parents, community leaders, and other stake holders
- Experience working with low-income underserved elementary and middle school youth
- Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others as well as respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in an emergency situation
- CPR/First Aid Certified (if hired Heart House will cover training to certify)
- Job entails occasional need to lift boxes up to 25 lbs., standing for long periods of time, food distribution, and cleaning
Health, dental, vision and life insurance, generous annual PTO, 13 paid holidays, and professional development opportunities available
Please send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to [email protected]