Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (full-time position, serving at El Campito Child Development Center)
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (full-time position, serving at El Campito Child Development Center).
Applications will be accepted until 7/5/2021.
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.
The RCLC places several AmeriCorps members to serve at host-sites. This position will serve as Volunteer Coordinator at El Campito Child Development Center.
The objectives of this position are to:
Increase awareness of El Campito Child Development Center in the local community by creating and promoting opportunities for volunteer engagement.
Support the mission of El Campito Child Development Center through the presence of community volunteers as regular and active participants in activities and events.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Organize, coordinate, and manage the recruitment of volunteers for active service at El Campito Child Development Center that include community members, local businesses, colleges and universities.
Coordinate group volunteer efforts to engage student-athletes, classes and other service groups through on-campus recruiting, participation at Internship Fairs, and other face-to-face opportunities to interface with prospective volunteers.
Collaborate with El Campito Child Development Center's Executive Director and Family and Community Support Specialist to promote volunteer opportunities through web-based, social media, and print mechanisms.
Interview volunteers and formulate standardized inquiry/questions to ensure a thorough, unbiased approach to selection.
Facilitate background screen requirements, as per El Campito Child Development Center's protocol and maintain accurate volunteer records.
Develop and implement Volunteer Orientation and Training Programs in collaboration with El Campito Child Development Center staff.
Implement Volunteer Recognition Programs in collaboration with the Executive Director and Family and Community Support Specialist
Facilitate systematic recording of volunteer data.
Participate in staff meetings and AmeriCorps trainings throughout the year.
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Family and Community Support Specialist to plan, organize, and implement educational programs and activities primarily focused on integrating academic disciplines such as math, science, and language arts for volunteers to carry out.
Research, budget, plan, and implement experiences for El Campito Child Development Center students, with particular focus on content areas of educational support, tutoring, and academically stimulating experiences.
Coordinate with the Executive Director, Family and Community Support Specialist, and staff to coordinate schedules and space use, acquire supplies, and facilitate activities.
AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas, including education, by building capacity of community organizations. AmeriCorps is providing funding for the RCLC to have 12 full-time members during 2021-2022. These are service positions, rather than traditional jobs. Full-time AmeriCorps members are expected to complete a full term of service (1700 hours). Members receive their Living Allowance in equal installments throughout their term of service. On completion of 1700 hours of service, the member will receive an Education Award.
Full Time AmeriCorps members will be compensated as follows:
Monthly Living Allowance: $1,372 Education Award: $6345 (on completion of 1700 service hours) Health Insurance Child Care Assistance (if eligible)
Minimum Qualifications: - High School Diploma required
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 and El Campito staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, Notre Dame and community partners, participants (ranging in age from early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families of youth participants.
Preferred Qualifications: - High school diploma required, some college preferred. -Bilingual (Spanish-English) a plus
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
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.
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