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SPORTSMEN’S TENNIS AND ENRICHMENT CENTER
AMERICORPS MASSACHUSETTS PROMISE FELLOW/40 LOVE COORDINATOR
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by
creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Fellow projects
focus on mentoring, social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, academic enrichment, and
community service-learning.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with non-profit
organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing: a
caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
BOSTON-The mission of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center (STEC), located in Boston, MA, is to build
leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social
development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults. STEC is
committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse
community from the Greater Boston area. The Fellow’s major project will be creating and leading 40-Love, an
individualized math support program for youth in our academic after school program. In tennis a score of 40-Love
is a powerful position, showing that the player has surpassed their opponent three points to zero on the verge of
winning. We want our students to know that they can have the power to surpass their peers and succeed in math.
S/he will work with TLC staff to identify specific areas of weakness in students. Based on that information s/he will
find and/or create specific activities designed to build student understanding and skills. The program will constantly
evolve as students master concepts and struggle with new concepts and skills. We envision a fluid structure where
students participate based on their current needs. Based on our experience we expect a core group of
approximately 20 students participating for the entire year with other students moving in and out
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 Create individual and small group math lessons and activities for the after school academic program. The
lessons & activities will be designed to teach problem-solving skills and reinforce specific math concepts
that students find challenging.
 Develop a set of physically active math lessons, based on Massachusetts Math Frameworks and Common
Core Standards, that use tennis based activities to teach/reinforce math skills/concepts to students at all
levels of math understanding
 Develop a schedule of weekly small group sessions based on specific student and grade level needs
 Work with individuals and small groups of students to master specific math concepts administering pre,
mid-year and post assessments to establish specific goals and measure knowledge and skills gained
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115
[email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org
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Develop and maintain a student tracking system to demonstrate student growth and/or areas of needed
improvement as based upon pre, mid-year and post assessments reflecting benchmarks as determined by
the Massachusetts Frameworks and Common Core Standards
Meet with Director of Enrichment Programs and/or Coordinator of After School Programs to review
curricula, lesson plans, discuss student outcomes and achievement and to set goals
Provide quarterly summary re-capping lesson delivery, assessment and student growth to be infused into
Board Reports
Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth
Make a full-time, 12 month commitment
QUALIFICATIONS
 Excellent organizational and communication skills
 Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
 Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain progress on short and long-term goals
 Experience working with youth
 Comfort with math, but need not be a math whiz
 Tennis experience not required
 College degree preferred
 The ability to work independently and as a member of a team
 Bilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean) a plus but not required
 An interest in national and community service
 Driver’s license preferred but not required, car a plus
 The desire to work with diverse constituencies
 Flexibility and a sense of humor
 17 years of age or older
 Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
 Flexibility in schedule to provide Saturday instruction to engage students within grades 6-12 enrolled in
Saturday enrichment classes
 Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the
National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both
in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not Massachusetts), and
a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on the results of this screening
BENEFITS
For a one year full-time commitment and 1700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:
A taxable living allowance of $14,500/year  Excellent training opportunities  FREE courses at Northeastern
University in the College of Professional Studies & discounted courses upon successfully completing the service
year  Loan forbearance and a $5,730 educational award  Monthly travel allowance Career coaching and
support  Healthcare benefits
CONTACT INFORMATION
Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis.
Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mpfgeneralapplication to complete a general application and send a letter
of interest, resume and contact info for three references ASAP and before May 15th, 2015 to
[email protected]
MORE INFO
 Interviews will take place during May and June of 2015
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115
[email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org
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Hiring decisions will be made on or before June 30th, 2015
Program start date is August 4th, 2015
More information about STEC can be found here: www.sportsmenstennislcub.org
Visit www.masspromisefellows.org for detailed program information
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve and partner with
diverse organizations, and are dedicated to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with
whom we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation or expression, or veteran status. We require that all our partners make
reasonable accommodations for any and all individuals with a permanent or temporary disability. We actively
partner with organizations representing minority concerns and interests to build high-performing teams that mirror
the communities we serve.
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115
[email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org
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