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AmeriCorps Member - Volunteer & Community Partnership Coordinator

Department: Chippewa Fresh Start
Location: Eau Claire

Job Description:

This is a full-time (1700 hours; 36-40 hours/week), position as an AmeriCorps member of Western Dairyland Homeless Services Program & Fresh Start which start September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023.  This position primarily works Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm with occasional nights and weekends.  Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator AmeriCorps Members are responsible for developing and strengthening community partnerships for their AmeriCorps Program including identifying partnerships for potential service projects and service-learning initiatives.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

• Establish and maintain community partnerships to strengthen the Homeless Services/AmeriCorps Program

• Expand existing volunteer program for recruiting and managing volunteers for our Homeless and Housing First Program.

• Assist in developing volunteer program materials such as a policy and procedure manual; volunteer position descriptions; promotional flyers or brochures; and screening, training, and evaluation tools.

• Recruit volunteers. Outreach methods include extensive networking; presentations to faith, business, and/or community groups; staffing information booths at community events; and utilizing the media.

• Along with program staff, screen volunteers as necessary; procedures might include interviews, reference checks, and criminal background checks.

• Develop and facilitate orientation and training for volunteers.

• Supervise non-AmeriCorps volunteers; develop and implement recognition activities for volunteers such as special events, awards, gifts, etc.

• Maintain accurate records of volunteer participation.

• Develop community partnerships to support the volunteer or service-learning program.

• Expand service-learning opportunities and engage in program capacity building.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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, 2022, and ending August 31, 2023, be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the US. Desired education level: College Graduate

BENEFITS

Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator AmeriCorps members receive a stipend, paid bi-weekly, of $750.00. Upon successful completion of service, members receive an education award of $6,345.00. 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.

To apply

Apply online at www.WesternDairyland.org/americorps  and
Send a cover letter and resume to shayne.gerberding@wdeoc.org

This position is open until filled. 

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  This agency is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

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