AmeriCorps Community Project Coordinator Child and Youth Care


Job Title: AmeriCorps Community Project Coordinator (CYC)

Full Time

Reports To: Director of Student Life

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and careers as critically conscious leaders committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.


YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture, and rigorous real-world learning experiences ensure that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self-aware, and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social, and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.


YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The program's three core values - respect, excellence, and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary:

Full-time AmeriCorps Community Project Coordinators at YouthBuild Philadelphia will have the opportunity to foster civic responsibility among our students, strengthen our community, and work closely with our partner organizations.

The duties and responsibilities of the AmeriCorps – Child and Youth Care are as follows:

  • Experience working in a team setting 
  • Ability to work enthusiastically with young people who are learning to be change agents in the community 
  • Assist students with Youth Care specific service projects, coursework, and related skills 
  • Facilitate community change workshops
  • Create community service opportunities with students
  • Support the overall climate and culture of the School, including but not limited to, the utilization of restorative practices for students, support of leadership development, participation in events, and visits to work-sites/internships, as appropriate.

General Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support the Restorative Practices, Climate/Culture of school programming
  • Facilitate & participate in full-school community events
  • Coordinate the community impact efforts for the entire student body through service-learning
  • Coordinate after-school and Saturday service opportunities for students by partnering with outside organizations and designing original projects
  • Plan school-wide MLK Day of Service project
  • Support the school’s Saturday School academic-enhancement program
  • Serve as a mentor
  • Tutor students through in-classroom support and after school on a rotating basis
  • Support student graduation through communicating value in graduation requirements
  • Support students in career development planning and placements
  • Attend all required trainings and staff meetings throughout the service year



  • Preferred Education: high school diploma
  • Ability to serve a full 12-month term of service from the start date
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Have a strong desire to provide needed educational, technological, or community services to an underserved community
  • Have initiative, flexibility, and motivation
  • Have a good understanding of the myriad of challenges facing inner-city students

Common Competencies:

  • Motivated self-starters
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Work well with a team
  • A desire to work with high-need, low-income students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Group facilitation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organization skills
  • Willingness to do occasional physical labor including lifting, carrying, cleaning, painting, etc


  • A living allowance of $20,000 for the one-year term. The living allowance is taxable, and taxes will be deducted directly from the living allowance and distributed biweekly, first by check and than by direct deposit. 
  • Opportunity to be certified as a Child and Youth Care Professional. (YouthBuild will pay for materials and certification fees).  
  • All members are required to have health insurance. Should the member not have health insurance, YouthBuild Philadelphia will provide reimbursement of monthly premiums for individual health insurance.
  • Transportation support
  • Childcare coverage (if applicable)
  • Loan forbearance with interest-accrual payment, and
  • An education award of about $6,095 upon completion of the full term of service

How to apply: Follow the directions at this link. No phone calls, please.

Note: If selected, you will be required to reproduce the following items on the first day of employment. 

  • FBI - Criminal History Report
  • PATCH - Pennsylvania Police Department - Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • TB Test Results
  • Act 24 - Arrest Conviction Form
  • NSOPW - National Sex Offender Clearance