Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (half-time position, serving with the Talk With Your Baby Program
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (half-time position, serving with the Talk With Your Baby Program.
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. Talk With Your Baby (TWYB) is a multi-agency parent education initiative, coordinated at the RCLC, which teaches that the first three years of life are the most important for the development of a baby's brain, so it is crucial that parents talk with babies as much as possible. Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for helping to coordinate the ongoing Talk With Your Baby program as well as coordinating short term projects and events. Specific Responsibilities include:
Assist with coordination of TWYB classes offered through local agencies as well as those open to the public. This may include scheduling classes, ordering and distributing materials, arranging facilitator trainings, maintaining a database of agencies and participants and keeping track of inventory.
Assist with development of TWYB outreach. This may include recruiting new agencies and participants, creating/distributing publicity materials and contributing to the TWYB facebook page and web site.
Attend TWYB facilitator training, and assist with implementation of TWYB classes. This may include planning and teaching curriculum, working directly with parents and young children and keeping necessary records.
Assist with TWYB monitoring and evaluation. This may include conducting TWYB class site observations, and collecting/entering survey information from participants into database.
Oversee and coordinate special projects as requested.
Attend AmeriCorps meetings at the RCLC. AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas including education by building the capacity of community organizations. AmeriCorps provides funding for the RCLC to engage full- and part-time AmeriCorps members during 2019-2020. These are considered service positions, rather than traditional jobs. Half-time AmeriCorps members are expected to complete 900 hours of service by July 31, 2020. Members receive a Living Allowance in equal installments throughout the term of service. On completion of the term of service, members will receive an education award which can be used for future education or student loans. Half Time AmeriCorps members will be compensated as follows:
Monthly Living Allowance: $364
Education Award $3,047 (received on completion of 900 service hours)
Minimum Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. - Must be US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident Alien. -Reliable transportationAdditional 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, participants (ranging in age from early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families.
Preferred Qualifications: - High school diploma required, some college preferred.
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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 # S19643. 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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