Now Hiring: PASS AmeriCorps Member

Challenge yourself while building a better community!
Develop a broad skill set while helping teens transform their lives!

Common Wealth’s Youth Programs seeks a motivated and energetic individual to join our team as a full-time AmeriCorps Member. The AmeriCorps Member will help deliver our youth employment and financial education, job placement, and mentoring programs. Member will provide support and instruction to racially diverse youth from underprivileged backgrounds. Member will gain valuable experience teaching classes, mentoring teens, and planning programs. They will work in a team, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to assess and respond to a variety of situations creatively and deliberately. Common Wealth is a non-profit community development corporation in Madison, Wisconsin and a member of the Partners for After School Success (PASS) AmeriCorps Program.

AmeriCorps Members qualify for student loan deferment while earning a $5,815 education award to put toward college or student loan payments, and receive a living stipend of approximately $538 (pre-tax) every two weeks. Additional benefits include health coverage, food stamps (if eligible), and child care subsidy (if eligible). Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school degree or equivalent; be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident; have a valid driver’s license; and be willing and able to provide at least 1,700 hours of service between September 5, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

Common Wealth values diverse life experience in its hiring process and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bilingual, bicultural, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Major Responsibilities
• Teach employment and financial education trainings and workshops with a co-worker
• Recruit youth for the programs and mentor them towards success in school and in the workplace
• Assist with the organization and coordination of trainings, workshops, field trips and special events
• Participate actively in staff meetings to plan programs and troubleshoot issues with youth
• Network with families, school personnel, volunteers, and staff from other community agencies
• Maintain written and computer records, data entry, file program and PASS reports, prepare program materials
• Attend weekly AmeriCorps member meetings and professional development trainings (Fridays 9:00-1:00)

Desired Qualifications
• An eagerness to learn, develop a broad skill set, and challenge oneself in a team environment
• Experience and commitment to working with racially diverse youth from underprivileged backgrounds
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Bilingual in Spanish and/or Hmong
• Basic computer skills

To Apply:

See full position description here.

Fill out this employment application and submit a complete application packet to:

Common Wealth
1501 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

or by email to liz@cwd.org.

Application packets must contain each of the following:
  1. a completed employment application;
  2. a resume

Applications accepted until position filled.

The position will serve 1700 hours of service from September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018. Call Liz Machesney at (608) 256 – 3527, ext. 21 for more information.


Common Wealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse life experience in its hiring process. Bilingual, bicultural, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Submit application and resume by email (liz@cwd.org)