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Saint Martin Volunteer Posted: 04/03/2017

Saint Martin Volunteers 2017-2018 School Year

POSITIONS OPEN:  Apprentice Teacher Volunteers and General Community Volunteers

OUR GOAL

Hire, develop and retain highly-qualified, outcomes-driven, risk-taking, innovative, flexible, collaborative, reflective, faith-filled and generous women and men whose hearts are on fire.

-from Saint Martin Bold Initiatives 2014

OUR ORGANIZATION 

Saint Martin de Porres High School is an urban Catholic college-preparatory high school dedicated to working exclusively with students of modest means.  Our program includes an innovative Work-Study component:  we partner with local corporations who recognize the importance of investing in young people to develop habits of mind and spirit that will lead them to college and career success.  Eighty percent of our students will be the first in their extended families to attend college.  Saint Martin was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. Our mission is to transform urban Cleveland one student at a time; we are committed to the values of work, study, service, leadership and prayer. We are a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools founded in 2001.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Saint Martin Volunteer Corps provides college graduates the opportunity to serve urban youth through an innovative, Catholic educational model.  The program seeks to match the needs of the school with the interests, gifts, and talents of each volunteer.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is seeking energetic and responsible college graduates committed to serving urban youth and motivated by faith to serve the Saint Martin de Porres community.  Saint Martin volunteers have served our community in many different areas including, but not limited to apprentice teachers, college counseling assistants, after school extra-curricular supervisors, school technology liaisons, peer mediators, tutors, campus ministers, and team coaches.

The Saint Martin Volunteer Corps is ideally a two-year program working with urban youth.  The program is designed to provide each member with a rich sense of service, community, faith, and professional growth.

All members will work and live in a community of young and energetic professionals receiving a shared food stipend and all living expenses being paid by the schools.  Community housing is on the school’s campus and the volunteer community ranges in size of 3-5 volunteers each year.

Individually, each Saint Martin Volunteer Corp member will receive a $500 monthly stipend and have access to an AmeriCorps Segal Education Awards (if funding is available).

Members are welcomed into the caring community of Saint Martin de Porres High School as fully engaged employees attending meetings, training programs, faculty/staff retreats, and more!

Qualifications for Saint Martin volunteers:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Skills/Traits:

  • Flexible and open to growth
  • Effective communication, both oral and written
  • Collaborative
  • Well-organized and attentive to details
  • Outcomes-driven
  • Self-initiating
  • Committed to urban education

 

WORK PHILOSOPHY/ATTITUDE:

  • Understands and completely embraces the Saint Martin de Porres High School mission and the Cristo Rey Network’s Ten Standards for Mission Effectiveness
  • Person of faith but not necessarily Catholic
  • Appreciates that the school is driven by its Catholicity which focuses on the highest level of ethical, moral and social behavior of its students, staff and volunteers
  • Able and willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it is not directly related to your job description
  • Strong sense of being a team player

 

For more information regarding Saint Martin de Porres High School and the Cristo Rey Network, please visit www.saintmartincleveland.org and www.cristoreynetwork.org.

Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Kerry Capka, Human Resources Manager at careers@stmdphs.org