AmeriCorps Member Position (Minimum)
DAN RIVER YEAR AMERICORPS PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Dan River Year, a program of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is dedicated to addressing community needs in southern Virginia. We mobilize AmeriCorps members in a communitysupported environment to build capacity in the region, strengthen community involvement, and address pressing needs. In 2018-2019, AmeriCorps members will focus on building the region’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and literacy capacity.
POSITION TITLE Summer
STEM/Literacy Program Coach – 1 position
DATES OF SERVICE May 2019 – August 2019 (10 weeks – 300 hours)
POSITION SUMMARY Our AmeriCorps members will provide direct and indirect service support to Southern Virginia Higher Education Center during summer camps, bridge programs, and family STEM activities. Summer members will be responsible for leading summer camps with STEM projects for student’s grades k-8, assist with supervision of all students enrolled in the program, and ensure safety and well-being of the children is maintained. Members will also be responsible for working with the Summer Team Lead in researching, planning, implementing, and evaluating each program or camp. Summer hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday (40 hours/week)
SITE LOCATION Southern Virginia Higher Education Center 820 Bruce St, South Boston, VA 24592 POSITION
• Coordinate summer learning opportunities for students enhancing their STEM and literacy skills.
• Collaborate with other NCI staff, Summer Team Lead, and coordinators to create evaluation plans for programs.
• Conduct pre- and post-test evaluations with participants.
• Keep records and report to coordinator on a regular basis.
• Collaborate with staff, fellow AmeriCorps members, and partner organizations to develop and support ONE pre-approved service project and support the broad STEM capacity building interests.
• Recruit volunteers to support identified service opportunities.
• Attend all mandatory host site and Dan River Year meetings.
• Attend all planned training sessions for AmeriCorps members.
• Complete and submit accurate and timely documentation of AmeriCorps service hours as required by the Dan River Year.
• Be at least 18 years old on their first day of service
• Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
• Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency
• Not have served more than the allowed number of AmeriCorps terms previous to this term
• Submit to a full background check, including a sex offender registry check, state criminal history registry check, and FBI fingerprint-based check. This position may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and selection is contingent upon satisfactory results of these checks.
• Dress appropriately; i.e., as a professional educator.
• Abide by Computer Technology Acceptable Use & Internet Safety Policy.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent mathematical skills (successful completion of at least Algebra II)
• Associate’s degree or higher
• Silver level National Career Readiness Certificate
• Intermediate computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office products
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
•Experience working with young people, job seekers or adult learners
• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness to learn and serve others
• Living allowance of $3,000 for a service term of 300 hours over 3 months
• Eligibility for Segal Education Award of $1,252.91 at the end of a successful term of service, which can be used to repay student loans or for current or future education.
• Mileage reimbursement for non-host site location travel
• AmeriCorps apparel
• Mentoring and professional development
• Opportunity to earn industry certifications