Communities in Schools of Central Texas: Full-Time AmeriCorps Member

Become an AmeriCorps member and make a difference in your community! Tutor and mentor at-risk elementary and middle school students in Central Texas schools. The Communities In Schools of Central Texas AmeriCorps program is now recruiting full-time members for our 2018 - 2019 program year. Communities In Schools is a non-profit social work agency that works in Central Texas area public schools.  CIS of CT AmeriCorps places members on elementary and middle school campuses in Travis County (Austin, Manor, and Del Valle), Hays County (including Buda, Kyle and Niederwald), and Caldwell County (Dale and Lockhart) where they serve as supportive mentors and tutors to at-risk students.

We are seeking dedicated, responsible applicants with a genuine passion for working with at-risk youth.  Experience with children grades 3-8 preferable but not required.  Bilingual applicants, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide thorough training and ongoing support.

Program Dates:  September 4, 2018 – June 28, 2019.  You must serve for the entire program length. Start and end dates are not flexible.

Living Allowance and Other Benefits:  Full-time members receive a $13,732.00 total living allowance, paid in 10 monthly disbursements.  Upon successful completion of service, members also receive a $5,920.00 education award that can be used for qualified educational expenses for up to 7 years. Additionally, full-time members are eligible to receive a healthcare plan and may qualify for federal child care assistance.

Hours:  Full-time members serve 45 hours per week for 10 months.  Hours are generally served Monday through Friday between 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.


  1. Complete our application for a full-time position. Once you apply online, you will receive an e-mail that details the next steps in the process. This e-mail includes a link to our program specific reference form. Please note that we do not accept resumes and cover letters; you must fill out our online application.
  2. Request your professional references submit a reference on your behalf using this Reference Form.  Applicants must have two reference forms submitted by professional contacts. References can submit the reference form, via e-mail, by clicking on the “Submit” button.
  3. Begin to gather the required documentation: a valid driver’s license; your birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport; and your social security card. Failure to provide these documents at your interview will delay or revoke your acceptance into the program.
  4. We will contact you about setting up an interview after it has been determined that you meet our qualifications.

Contact: Donna Schmidt at or (512) 464-9733.


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