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Feb 24 / Donna Carroll

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Servant Leader Intern Position Description

College-age young people and recent college graduates play a key role in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program as servant leader interns. CDF Freedom Schools servant leader interns are responsible for the front-line care and nurturing of the children. Using the Integrated Reading Curriculum, they serve as facilitators in the classroom and as leaders of parent workshops and community outreach activities.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for 6–8 weeks during the summer months, according to the standards developed by the Children’s Defense Fund and the local program sponsor.
  • Set up and break down his/her classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
  • Serve as a Harambee! leader each day of program operation.
  • Serve as a leader of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.
  • Participate fully in the National Training in Tennessee.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 19-30 years of age, have completed at least one year of college, and have plans to complete the college degree
  • Maintain or have graduated with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Experience managing large groups of children, college-age young people, and parents
  • Solid commitment to children’s advocacy and enthusiasm for the CDF Freedom Schools program
  • Ability to motivate others and work as part of an intergenerational team
  • Strong appreciation and understanding of individual cultural history and the willingness to be open and respectful of all cultures
  • Willingness to strive for excellence in all areas and ability to think critically and analytically
  • Exhibit positive behavior and attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor; possess excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the ethics of good character, humility, and servant leadership
  • Current voter registration (as eligible by law)
  • Authorization for background check for criminal and child protective findings

To apply, click here:  https://goo.gl/forms/CgrpPROSh6N8mgYk2

For more information about CDF Freedom Schools: http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/freedomschools/