Colorado Nonprofit Association

Team UP AmeriCorps – Afterschool & Family Engagement Coordinator

Program Overview: Led by the United Way of SWCO (UWSWC), Team UP AmeriCorps places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Southwest Colorado. While these members serve as part of a regional cohort and participate in regional cohort trainings and activities, they spend the majority of their term serving directly at a specific host site organization. Through collaborative service, Team UP AmeriCorps members develop their own professional skills and passions, expand effectiveness of southwest Colorado organizations, and ultimately support people to thrive. Team UP has been utilizing collective impact initiatives since 2015 to collaborate across sectors and promote communication towards common goals within rural Southwest Colorado communities.

The School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC) is a non-profit organization based in Cortez, Colorado that supports youth on their path to healthy adulthood. SCYC’s vision is that all youth are thriving members of our community. SCYC provides youth with opportunities in Montezuma County through our life skills programming, out of school time programs, prevention programs and our gear lending library. SCYC provides youth with both academic and enrichment opportunities in direct collaboration with our local schools. SCYC as an organization has a flexible and supportive work environment that provides opportunities for professional and personal development. SCYC’s AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the non-profit world, serve directly with youth, and engage in the Montezuma County community.

Service Position Summary: The Afterschool & Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting SCYC’s out-of-school time programming at Mancos Schools and SCYC’s family engagement programs at Mancos and Cortez Middle School (CMS). This member will be responsible for creating and developing exciting and engaging after school programming at Mancos Schools. Additionally, they will creatively recruit students to attend out-of-school time activities. For approximately 10 hours per week, the Coordinator will serve directly with the Team UP Safe Spaces Action Team to coordinate and implement new and current projects developed by the team and partner organizations all focused on increasing community inclusivity and safe spaces for all youth. While the primary focus will be on implementing projects directly for the Safe Spaces Action Team, they may support other Team UP Safe Spaces for Youth Action Team initiatives, programs, and projects on behalf of partner organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities: Team UP AmeriCorps members serve directly at their Host Site organization to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities through direct and indirect service. Duties include:

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Desired Qualifications:

Term of Service – Time Commitment: This is a Three-Quarter time national and community service position requiring, at a minimum, a total of 1200 hours during the year (approximately 40 hours/week.) The position begins September 9, 2024 and ends May 31, 2025. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments. Service on the following dates is required:

Training and Support Provided: Team UP AmeriCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable, approved trainings. Members will be supervised and supported by SCYC’s Director Christine Brice-Nelson (, as well as by Team UP AmeriCorps program staff. The PY 24-25 cohort of Team UP AmeriCorps members serving throughout the region will also act as additional resources and support for each other.

Location and Service Conditions: This position is based at 110 W. Main St., Ste. #102 in Cortez, Colorado at the SCYC office, however, this member will serve on a daily basis in Mancos at Mancos Elementary School, 301 Grand Ave, Mancos, CO. Frequent off-site engagement at partner schools and organizations will be required.