2017 Servant Leader Intern Job Description
St. Paul’s Baptist Church 2017 Freedom School
Servant Leader Intern
Dates: June 27 -August 11, 2017
Nature and Scope
The St. Paul’s Baptist Church Freedom School is an educational and cultural enrichment program. Our program provides summer options for children where there are none, with the aim strengthening parent and community involvement in the year round achievement of children. We serve children completing grades 4-8 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural, and historical awareness.
For over 127 years. The St. Paul’s Baptist Church has stood as a beacon for social and economic justice in Philadelphia. Hosting Freedom School is one way the St. Paul’s Church demonstrates its commitment to the community. The St. Paul’s church is committed to empower children with the tools of history, critical engagement, and advocacy that they might develop thoughts and movements that will impact our community and our world.
Persons of college-age and recent college graduates play a key role in the St. Paul’s Freedom School program as Servant Leader Interns. St. Paul’s Baptist Church Freedom School’s Servant Leader Interns are responsible for the front-line care and nurture of children. Using a history and literacy centered curriculum, they serve as facilitators in the classroom and as leader’s workshops and community outreach activities.
- Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for 6 weeks during the summer months.
- 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, special events, and chaperone field trips.
- Participate fully in the training June 27, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY as well as one day of training on site.
- Must be between 19 – 30 years of age, completed at least one year of college.
- Must have completed or plan to complete degree.
- Maintain or have graduated with at least a 3.0 G.PA.
- Solid commitment to children’s advocacy and enthusiasm for Freedom School programs.
- 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.
- Ability to think critically and analytically.
- Exhibit positive attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor.
- Excellent written and verbal skills, strong interpersonal skills, and commitment an ethic of character, humility, and servant leadership; such as were displayed in the leadership of Ella Baker and Martin Luther King Jr.
- Current voter registration.
- Authorization for Federal and State background checks for criminal and child protective findings.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 16, 2017.