Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (quarter-time position)
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (quarter-time position).
Applications will be accepted until 8/31/2019.
The mission of the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) is to welcome community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship building and educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend. The work of the RCLC addresses five goals to accomplish this mission: Hospitality, Education, Partnership, Civic Engagement, and Sustainability. AmeriCorps members will be assigned to one of following Robinson Community Learning Center program areas: - Adult Programs - Youth Development - Performing Arts/Shakespeare - Youth Entrepreneurship/Technology - Take Ten Violence Prevention/Conflict Resolution - Literacy RCLC programs are offered at the RCLC, as well as at partner outreach sites including the ND Center for Arts and Culture. AmeriCorps members will be charged with directly serving program participants, building program capacity, and expanding the outreach of their assigned program area. Specific responsibilities include: - Assist with or lead program activities. These may include: teaching classes, individual tutoring, mentoring, creating enrichment activities or leading field trips. - Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer activities and training. - Develop and implement curricula. - Explore opportunities to engage new community or ND partners in the RCLC mission. - Assist with coordinating outreach efforts. - Assist in conducting program evaluation, including collecting and entering data and creating written reports. - Maintain records and paperwork required by RCLC programs. - Oversee and coordinate special projects as requested. - Participate in AmeriCorps training throughout the year AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas including education by building the capacity of community organizations. AmeriCorps is providing funding for the RCLC to have multiple quarter-time AmeriCorps members during 2019-2020. These are service positions, rather than traditional jobs. Quarter-time AmeriCorps members are expected to complete a full year of service (450 hours). On completion of the term of service, members will receive an education award, which can be used for future education or to pay student loans. Members also receive a modest Living Allowance Stipend each month of service. Quarter-Time AmeriCorps members will be compensated as follows: Living Allowance Stipend: $136.36 per month
Education Award: $1612 (on completion of 450 hours of service)
Minimum Qualifications: - High school diploma required, Bachelors Degree preferred.- US Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.- Reliable transportation.Additional Qualifications include: - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Interest in education, working with at-risk youth and community development. - Public speaking and the ability to teach/train others. - Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. - Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and some on-line systems. - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. - Flexibility to work in a variety of settings. - Sensitivity, compassion and listening skills required to work with a diverse audience including: RCLC staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, Notre Dame and community partners, RCLC participants (ranging in age from early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families of youth participants.
Preferred Qualifications: - Bachelors degree.
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19641. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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