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Iowa Western Community College

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Please send completed employment application and resume to:

Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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AmeriCorps Civic Engagement Coordinator

Qualifications:

2 positions available

Required: 

  1. Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of
  2. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or be in the process of obtaining one;
  3. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
  4. 0 – 2 years work experience.
  5. Understanding of Civic Engagement and Service Learning is essential.
  6. Must have a desire to make a difference in the community and serve individuals in need.

Preferred:

Experience planning and organizing civic engagement activities, community service programming, volunteer management, event planning/coordination, student programming. Familiarity with Council Bluffs non-profit organizations a plus. 

Job Duties:

Position Purpose

This AmeriCorps volunteer position will develop Iowa Western Community College’s civic engagement and service-learning programming. This position requires a self-directed, deadline-oriented individual who has exceptional interpersonal skills and is able to provide specialty skills to their local community. 

Term of Service

This full time position provides at least 1700 hours of service to the community over eleven (11) months beginning Sunday, September 11, 2016 and ending Friday, August 11, 2017. 

Vacation, sick, and holiday time cannot count toward the 1700 minimum hourly requirement. 

Typical Service Conditions

  • Service is routinely performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with internal and external clients is required.
  • Some evening/weekend hours may be required.

AmeriCorps Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify and contact organizations for community needs assessments to connect them to service-learning. New potential partners may include: Children's Square, Hospice with Heart, and The Micah House.
  • Plan and coordinate service projects with the women's soccer team. Volunteers will provide healthy future activities (soccer clinics) to children at Children's Square.
  • Identify new community partners for Weekly Service Site program, a program that recruits IWCC athletic teams to provide direct services (mentorship, healthy futures education) for at least 500 hours each semester.
  • Implement data management systems to regularly collect information on Weekly Service Sites program volunteer involvement.
  • Develop and implement volunteer recruitment plan for annual IWCC service projects and events such as, Preschool Health Fair, Fall Festival. Recruited volunteers will provide education on healthy futures to elementary students and event logistical support.
  • Assess annual IWCC service projects for new campus and community partnerships. 
  • Develops and/or participates in service projects for Days of Service events, and assess for growth and sustainability. 
  • Does not engage in any prohibited AmeriCorps activities

Schedule

8am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday in accordance to Iowa Western Community College’s employee schedule. Some evening/weekend hours may be required.

Training and Orientation

The member is required to participate in the following trainings;

  • Orientation o Program orientation on Friday, September 23, 2016 o Host Site orientation (schedule with supervisor)
  • Trainings on the following topics will be provided by Iowa Campus Compact throughout the member’s term o Communications  o         Civic Engagement  o       Disaster Preparation  o   Life After AmeriCorps  o Volunteer Management

The member is also encouraged to attend additional trainings and networking events host by Iowa Campus Compact.

Benefits

  • A living stipend paid out bi-monthly from Iowa Western Community College totaling $13,300 over 11 calendar months.
  • Full coverage health insurance through Iowa Western Community College
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the Member will receive an education award of $5,775, from the National Service Trust. The Member understands that his/her failure to disclose to the program any history of having been released for cause from another AmeriCorps program will render the Member ineligible to receive the education award.
  • If the Member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the Member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service according to hours served.
  • Child-care benefits are contingent on having a child under 13, meeting an income threshold, needing child-care assistance to complete the AmeriCorps term of service, and having a financial need to pay necessary child-care expenses. More information can be found at http://www.americorpschildcare.com/

Evaluations

The member will receive an evaluation by their site supervisor of their service in January and before their end date. 

Salary Range:

13,300

Application Deadline:

open until filled