The Match Corps is a one-year AmeriCorps service position/education fellowship where members serve as full-time tutors and mentors at our middle (grades 6-8) or high school (grades 9-12) campus. Throughout the school day, they function as full-time math tutors to small groups of students, working to close the learning gaps for their students and support their accelerated growth. By working with the same small groups every day, Corps members are able to build strong, genuine relationships with their students and differentiate learning for them in dynamic ways while providing individualized support as mentors. They also build ongoing relationships with students’ families through weekly communication and interactions.
Corps members also play an integral role in the daily functioning of our school. In addition to tutoring, Corps members have the opportunity to serve alongside school leaders, staff and teachers as teaching assistants or administrative assistants to further contribute to the school community and learn more about the inner workings of a school.
Match Corps members come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some of our Corps members are looking to teach in an urban setting long term, but many are not. Many of our tutors join because they are searching for a service year experience – either because they are taking a gap year before graduate or professional school and want to do something meaningful for a year, are interested in exploring a career in non-profits or education policy, or are simply passionate about social justice. No matter their long-term career objectives or previous background, they all have the common goal of making a meaningful impact on today’s youth.
- $20,000 living allowance (representing the pre-tax amount);
- Loan forbearance on qualified loans;
- Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust (valued at $6,495 in 2021-2022), applicable toward eligible post-secondary institution costs and qualified student loans;
- Health insurance and retirement benefits;
- Subsidized housing with other Corps members (optional and offered on a first-come, first-served basis);
- Ongoing professional development and support;
- Experience at a nationally recognized organization.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree (all majors accepted) – degree must be conferred by August 1, 2022.
- U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status (AmeriCorps requirement);
- Dedicated to constantly improving;
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Relentless work ethic;
- Committed to spending a year working with students in an exciting, fast-paced school setting;
- Previous experience working with youth is preferred, but not required;
- No more than 4 AmeriCorps service terms.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range.
This role is based at either Match Middle School (at 215 Forest Hills St.) or Match High School (1001 Commonwealth Ave.) in Boston, MA.