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AmeriCorps Member

Young Women’s Christian Association of Kalamazoo (YWCA) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Volunteer and Enrollment Support. We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps member to be a part of our team for 10 months

Kalamazoo

Brief Description

Young Women’s Christian Association of Kalamazoo (YWCA) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Volunteer and Enrollment Support. We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps member to be a part of our team for 10 months. The position will remain open until filled. The exact start and end date of the contract position is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation that will require signature prior to the start of service. This is an AmeriCorps position and the individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of Young Women’s Christian Association of Kalamazoo (YWCA) or LISC.

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Job Responsibilities

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN AMERICORPS MEMBER
This is an AmeriCorps position and as such, the member may not engage in prohibited activities as part of his/her/their service. The member will have an immediate supervisor at Young Women’s Christian Association of Kalamazoo (YWCA) and a LISC point of contact throughout the term of service for coaching, mentoring, and training support in order to undertake activities to achieve a community goal.

The member is expected to undertake the following activities toward goal achievement:

  • Provide material review
  • Support process development for the 24-hour resource center
  • Support curriculum development for YWCA volunteer training
  • Schedule families for tours and enrollment meetings
  • Collect community data and research best practices
  • Provide follow-up communications to families and volunteers
  • Provide volunteer recruitment coordination and management
  • Support families in completing enrollment paperwork and the 24-hour resource center once opened
  • Support development of events honoring volunteers and center families

In performing these activities, Young Women’s Christian Association of Kalamazoo (YWCA)and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):

  • Engage 100 new (episodic) volunteers to provide 3000 volunteer hours to community based projects
  • Engage 20 existing (recurring) volunteers to provide 1100 volunteer hours to community based projects
  • Significantly contribute to a community needs assessment or implement community solutions making the host organization more effective and or efficient in serving residents

In order to meet the goal(s), the successful candidate will be provided with a work-plan at the onset of service and training needed to achieve the goal(s). Progress toward goal attainment will be measured monthly through an on-line system and training will be provided.

 

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

OTHER SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Members are required to track time and submit on-line timesheets twice per month. They are also required to submit a monthly report through the same system (training will be provided). The person selected for this position will perform his/her/their day to day service at the partner site and serve on average 40 hours per week. The AmeriCorps member will join a team that operates a 24-hr resource center. Hours are flexible, but are based on the needs of the resource center. The AmeriCorps member will be scheduled an 8 hour day for 40hrs each week over the course of 10 months, so that their 1700 hour requirement is met. Flexible scheduling is designed to meet the unique needs of the AmeriCorps member with the understanding that there is a possibility for some nights and weekend scheduling.

Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending onboarding sessions coordinated by LISC
  • Attending a national leadership conference in the spring of 2022
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars
  • Actively participating in at least two team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week)
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)

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