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|AmeriCorps Service Description|
The AmeriCorps member serving in the Partnering to Protect Children project for Cass, Mills and Montgomery counties will be primarily responsible for strengthening the service region in three key areas: raising public awareness of each County’s activities; recruiting volunteers for site programming; and growing the membership of local Shared Decision Making Teams and Child Abuse Prevention Councils. In carrying out their activities, the AmeriCorps member must comply with the terms of their Member Agreement.
Under the direction of the Boost4Families Executive Director, the AmeriCorps Member will provide coordination for the following projects related to the three key areas of AmeriCorps service:
Raising community awareness:
1. The member will regularly network with organizations throughout Cass, Mills and Montgomery counties to present information about each Councils’ activities and services, share ideas and complement efforts;.
2. The member will provide a professional and visible presence in the community
3. The member will work collaboratively with existing child abuse prevention councils in Cass, Mills and Montgomery counties by attending monthly meetings and actively assisting with community based prevention efforts;
4. The member will coordinate one outreach event for each county, in partnership with local child abuse prevention councils, utilizing trained facilitators in Darkness2Light© and other prevention curricula and local resources;
5. The member will develop child abuse prevention outreach and marketing plans for the region, to include social media, media relations, thematic press releases, and event promotion
6. The member will provide group presentations to civic and faith based organizations and other community groups and professional organizations regarding the Councils and their mission;
7. The member will coordinate public awareness and educational events
8. The member will develop a regional resource guide for children and families, for publication April 2013;
9. The member will participate in the community activities of allied organizations.
Build the region’s volunteer base:
1. The member will network in the community to draw more volunteers to each county’s work.
2. The member will help identify and recruit new members to each Council and foster other program supports as needed;
3. The member will provide direction to volunteers contributing time to site activities.
Grow the membership of local Councils:
1. The member will recruit community members to join local child abuse prevention leadership groups.
2. The member will serve as a leader and connector within the leadership group to support and guide its activities.
1. The member will be responsible for attending required trainings in both AmeriCorps topics and child abuse prevention topics.
2. The member will be responsible for providing accurate and timely reporting of hours and measurement numbers.
3. The member will be responsible for documenting successes and skill-building during their service.
4. The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application. In no circumstance will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.
For a one year full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service, the member will receive:
A taxable living allowance of $12,800 per YEAR
Health care benefits
Childcare benefits for members who meet state income eligibility criteria
Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans
A $5,500 educational award at the end of the service term
Excellent training opportunities
Leadership experience and skill development
Hands-on experience in a professional setting
Develop a life-long commitment to the value of service to others
Please direct inquiries to:
Michelle Wodtke Franks, Executive Director
PO Box 308
Glenwood, IA 51534
|Skills / Industry Qualifications Required:|| A commitment to serving others in one’s community |
Experience and enjoyment working with kids and families
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team or individually, a self-starter
Experience with various computer programs, Microsoft Office
Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
Must be a US Resident, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have completed high school or a GED program. (Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Marketing or related field preferred)
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
|Education Level Required:||High School|
|Experience Required to qualify for consideration:||1 to 2 Years|
|Preferred method of contact:||E-mail via Apply Online Box (below when logged in)|
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