AmeriCorps Member - YouthBuild Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator
Department: Chippewa Fresh Start YouthBuild
Location: Eau Claire & Chippewa Falls
PURPOSE AND SCOPE This is a full-time (1700 hours at 36-40 hours/week) position as an AmeriCorps member of our Chippewa Fresh Start YouthBuild program, which provides education, employment skills and career direction for at-risk young adults by involving them in the construction of a new house.
This position runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 and generally works Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm with occasional nights and weekends.
- Role modeling positive life skills and behaviors for at-risk young adults age 17 to 24
- Mentor young adults with independent living skills such as renting apartments, budgeting, obtaining a driver's license, etc.
- Encourage participants to set and work towards achieving personal, employment, and educational goals
- Assist with transportation as needed.
- Recruit and train volunteers and conduct outreach
- Supervise volunteers and maintain accurate records of volunteer participation
- Plan National Youth Service Day events
- Plan our annual 360 Drop-In youth event
Must have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, be able to commit to a full year of AmeriCorps Service beginning September 1, 2019 and ending August 31, 2020, be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the US. Desired education level: College Graduate
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently to be able to develop and implement program volunteer program. Skilled at building interpersonal relationships, to work effectively as part of a team, and to manage volunteers. Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and community groups. Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports. Dependable and able to maintain positive attitude, to fulfill commitment to term of service. Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in the community. Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials and track volunteer hours. Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
BENEFITS Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator AmeriCorps members receive a stipend, paid bi-weekly, of $540.00. Upon successful completion of service, members receive an education award of $5,920.00. Other benefits include student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and the opportunity to make a real difference.
There are two ways to apply
Option 1: Apply online at www.WesternDairyland.org/americorps
Option 2: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is open until filled. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations are available on request.